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Class A playoff scenarios and tie-breakers explained

I’ve gotten plenty of questions about what might happen with the Section 9 Class A playoff seeding after this upcoming weekend’s results. As a primer: three teams from each of Class A’s two divisions make the playoffs, with the division winners getting the No. 1 / No. 2 seeds and a bye, the second-place teams [...]

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Men’s basketball: SUNY Orange roster

The preseason for SUNY Orange is about to get into full swing, with Joe Detz still at the helm of the Colts. Here is a look at the roster for the 2018-19 season: Sophomores (5) – No. 4 Dominique Bowens, G (Monticello); No. 12 Sean Campbell, G (Burke Catholic); No. 14 Keith Karen, G (Monroe-Woodbury); [...]

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Local schedule for Friday, May 25

High schools Girls lacrosse Section 9-B semifinal: No. 3 Valley Central at No. 2 Warwick, 2 p.m. Section 9-C semifinal: No. 4 Highland/Marlboro at No. 1 Goshen, at McNally Field, 4 p.m. Section 9-C semifinal: No. 3 Saugerties at No. 1 Red Hook, 4 p.m. Section 9-D semifinal: No. 3 John S. Burke Catholic at [...]

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2018 Section 9 boys tennis draws

OCIAA champions Gabriel Castillo of Washingtonville and Cornwall’s Emil Vyskocil and Will Webber earned the top seeds at the Section 9 tennis championships Wednesday and Thursday at Match Point Tennis in Goshen. MHAL champions Dan Feigelson of Millbrook and New Paltz’s Noah Kalus and Issac Cheriuyot are the second seeds. Defending singles champion Lucas Arora, [...]

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Former Army associate hoops coach Colleen Mullen takes over at Albany

(From the University of Athletics sports communications office) UAlbany announces hiring of Colleen Mullen as women’s basketball head coach ALBANY, N.Y. — The University at Albany has announced Monday, May 14, the hiring of Colleen Mullen as the 12th women’s basketball coach in program history. Mullen joins the Great Danes from Army West Point, where [...]

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Marist football to bring in 29 freshmen for 2018

(release from Marist Athletics) POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – The Marist football program has announced the addition of 29 newcomers for the 2018 season. The class includes student-athletes from nine different states plus the District of Columbia: New Jersey (nine), New York (five), Georgia (three), Florida (three), Connecticut (two), Maryland (2), Pennsylvania (2), Massachusetts (1), Virginia [...]

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Quick thoughts: New Paltz-Saugerties Class A final instant classic

The chants of MVP resonated as New Paltz’s Mike Holohan finished his postgame interviews. Holohan cemented his name in Section 9 history with one of the most clutch performances in recent tournament history in the best high school game I have ever witness. Three overtimes were needed to decide the Class A championship. And, Holohan [...]

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Dior Johnson’s next chapter? Montverde Academy

Saugerties eighth grader sensation Dior Johnson announced on social media Tuesday that he will be attending Montverde (Fla.) Academy and continuing his prep basketball career. Told later Tuesday afternoon that Johnson’s decision is not final. Johnson’s potential final game at Saugerties was one of the best Section 9 finals in recent memory. Johnson poured in [...]

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Basketball: Marist fires men’s coach Mike Maker

It’s time to start over once again at Marist. Men’s basketball coach Mike Maker was fired on Monday after four disappointing seasons when the team failed to win more than eight games. “I have the utmost respect for Mike in the way he led our men’s basketball program,” Marist Director of Athletics Tim Murray said [...]

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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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