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2018 Section 9 Division I wrestling semifinal results

Minisink Valley advanced 11 wrestlers into Saturday night’s final including junior 145-pounder Nick Albornoz, who defeated top-seeded Steve Gazzillo of Cornwall 6-2 in the semifinal. Albornoz will wrestle teammate Vinny Vetrano, a 2017 132-pound section champion, in the final. Minisink Valley senior Tim Ganuncio advanced to his second straight section final with a 5-3 win [...]

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PODCAST: 2018 Eastern States Classic preview

Which Section 9 wrestlers has the best shot at making the finals at the Eastern States Classic, starting Friday at SUNY Sullivan? What are the toughest weight classes? What’s the impact of Hilton’s Greg Diakomihalis, a defending Eastern States and state championship, having to withdraw due to injury? Which Section 9 wrestlers are capable of [...]

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2018 Eastern States Classic: Section 9 entrants

Minisink Valley senior 132-pounder Connor Greiner is the lone Section 9 Eastern States Classic medalist entering the tournament’s 16th year Friday and Saturday at SUNY Sullivan in Loch Sheldrake. Greiner, who placed sixth at 113 in 2016, returns to the tournament after missing last season with an ankle injury. Minisink Valley has entered a Section [...]

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Brandon Powell joins 1,000-point club

Brandon Powell became the second boys basketball player in Pine Bush history to reach 1,000 points Tuesday in a 61-51 win over Clarkstown South in the first-round of Slam Dunk tournament in White Plains. Powell scored his 1,000th point on the first of two free throws in the second quarter and now has 1,012 points. [...]

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Local schedule for Wednesday, Dec. 13

High schools Boys basketball John A. Coleman Catholic at Webutuck, 4:45 p.m. NYMA at Upper Room Christian, 5 p.m. Chapel Field at Chester, 5:30 p.m. James I. O’Neill at Fallsburg, 6:30 p.m. Warwick at Port Jervis, 6:30 p.m. Goshen at Kingston, 7 p.m. Monticello at Monroe-Woodbury, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Ellenville at Millbrook, ppd. Wrestling [...]

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High school football playoff scenarios as of Oct. 9

By Ken McMillan Times Herald-Record There are 34 varsity football teams in Section 9 and 28 make the playoffs. Ridiculous? Yes, but don’t tell that to the kids who still dream of making the state tournament. Twenty spots have been clinched. Headed into the final weekend of the regular season, there are eight teams battling [...]

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2017 Section 9 girls lacrosse coaches all-stars

Section 9 released its girls lacrosse all-stars in four classes as picked by the coaches. Warwick’s Denis O’Connor was named coach of the year in Section 9 after leading his team to its first section title in school history. Class A Attack: Grace Gavis, Kingston, Jr. Midfield: Colleen Gaffney, Monroe-Woodbury, Sr.; Lara Keenan, Valley Central, [...]

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2017 Friends of Section 9 Wrestling banquet wrap

Friends of Section 9 Wrestling was host to a record 288 wrestlers, coaches, referees, parents and fans Sunday night at Kuhl’s Highland House in Middletown. The banquet highlighted the accomplishments of Section 9 wrestlers during the 2016-17 season and was a send-off to one of the more accomplished senior classes. Seniors Ryan Ferro, Kendall Elfstrum, [...]

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2017 State Consolation Finals Results

Monroe-Woodbury senior Evan Barczak finished his state high school wrestling career with a third-place finish Saturday in Albany. Barczak defeated North Babylon’s David Miele-Estrella 5-4 in the consolation final for his third state medal and 219th career victory. Goshen senior Ryan Ellefsen ran off five straight wins, the first four by pin, in the consolation [...]

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Section 9 track and field qualifier seeds

The Section 9 track and field state qualifier meet will be held Friday at Gillis Fieldhouse at West Point. The following are the top-5 seeds in each event, with top-100 state rankings added. The top two finishers in each individual final, plus third-place finishers who have met a state-meet standard, will advance to the state [...]

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