Category Archives: Swimming

VIDEO: Nick Rusek wins second straight OCIAA diving title

Warwick junior Nick Rusek didn’t break his own OCIAA meet record on Friday night, but he still managed to run away with his second straight OCIAA title. Rusek scored 512.25 points to take first place, finishing 142.95 points in front of the next-closest finisher. Newburgh Free Academy diver Nick Fry, who figured to be Rusek’s […]

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VIDEO: Minisink Valley tops New Paltz to clinch OCIAA Div. II title

SLATE HILL — Griffin Deutsch wasn’t afraid to admit it after Wednesday’s big meet. Before the season started, Minisink Valley’s junior captain thought New Paltz would “destroy” the Warriors. Heading into the regular season finale against New Paltz, Deutsch was a bit more confident, but he wasn’t sure how Minisink Valley could pull out a […]

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Previewing the Minisink Valley-New Paltz swim meet

The 2013-14 boys’ swimming and diving regular season wraps up in a big way on Wednesday when undefeated New Paltz heads to undefeated Minisink Valley. The winner claims the OCIAA Division II title and should also get a big boost of confidence heading into the championship meet portion of the season. As I did last […]

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VIDEO: Minisink Valley boys swim captains talk about the 2013-14 season

I caught up with the captains of the Minisink Valley boys’ swimming and diving team this past week to talk about their unblemished start to the dual meet season. The team was 10-0 at the time of the interview. Check out the video above for some highlights for the interview. The story will be posted […]

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A look ahead at the boys swimming and diving championship meets

I caught up with members of the Minisink Valley boys’ swimming and diving team on Wednesday, talking about their remarkable 10-0 start to the dual meet season. The Warriors were thinking this year might be one of the rebuilding variety after losing 11 point-scoring seniors to graduation. Check back on Varsity845.com on Monday for their […]

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Stalnaker takes third in backstroke to lead Section 9 swimmers

Monroe-Woodbury junior Taylor Stalnaker placed third in the 100 yard backstroke in a time of 57.15 seconds at the state girls’ swimming and diving championship finals at Ithaca College. Stalnaker led a strong group of Section 9 swimmers in the backstroke, as foue other local swimmers also placed in the top 15 in the event. […]

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State swimming preliminary results

State swimming and diving championships (at Ithaca College) Preliminaries 200-yard medley relay: 1. Clarence 1:48.12; 11. Kingston (Naima Mackrel, Courtney, McCardle, Erin Leirey, Taylor Roby) 1:51.66; 20. Monroe-Woodbury (Taylor Stalnaker, Caroline Cole, Natalie Scholock, Erica Bachiller) 1:52.60. 200 freestyle: 1. Molly Treble (Massapequa) 1:49.28; 19. Cheyanne Clouse (Pine Bush) 1:56.58; 46. Stalnaker (Monroe-Woodbury) 2:02.47. 200 […]

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VIDEO: Section 9 girls swimming championships

Check out the video above for some highlights and interviews from the Section 9 girls’ swimming championships on Saturday. Here’s the game story that ran in Sunday’s paper. If you’re looking for full results, check out the great Section9Swim.com. — A few takeaways from the meet. Monroe-Woodbury wrapped up another incredible season with its second […]

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Mandracchia wins Section 9 diving title

MONTGOMERY — Therese Mandracchia doesn’t exactly have what one would call a killer instinct on the pool deck. In between dives, she’s laughing and high-fiving the competition, but that’s what works for the Warwick junior. Mandracchia scored 389.55 points to win the Section 9 diving title on Thursday evening at Valley Central. “I just try […]

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Section 9 swimming and diving championships this weekend

The Section 9 swimming and diving championships will be held this weekend at Valley Central High School in Montgomery. Here are some things to look out for. The diving finals begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday. Minisink Valley’s Erin Clifford and Emily Wilson took the top two spots at the OCIAA meet two weeks ago, […]

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