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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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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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