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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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Ferro to miss Eastern States Classic

Warwick senior Ryan Ferro, the state’s top 160-pound wrestler, will not compete at the Eastern States Classic this weekend due to an injury. Warwick coach Phil Szumlaski said Ferro, a returning state champion, was injured at the Shoreline tournament last weekend. “He tweaked something at the Shoreline,” Szumlaski said. “It’s no big deal. He could [...]

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Catskill weather claims five high school events tonight

The early arrival of snows in the Catskills has resulted in five postponements of varsity athletic action this evening. The rest of the slate is on, but drivers should be mindful of road conditions later as snow arrives and the temperatures drop. Boys basketball Newburgh at Saugerties, 5:30 p.m. Liberty at Rondout Valley, 5:45 p.m. [...]

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Patrignelli disappointed but not crushed by Trials setback

Monroe-Woodbury graduate Megan Patrignelli wrote to her Facebook followers on Tuesday following her 26th-place finish in the women’s steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Trials. She was disappointed but heartened by the support she has received. “Yesterday was a tough one. I was prepared for it to be hard, but not expecting to be on the [...]

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Seventh annual Sweitzer Cup information

For any Section 9 soccer alumni who may be interested in participating in this year’s Sweitzer Cup…   The seventh annual Sweitzer Cup will be played at the Capelli Outdoor Sports Complex at DeBucks Sod Farm in Pine Island beginning at 9 a.m. on July 30. Players interested in participating must be at least 18 [...]

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Marlboro to host parade for state champs

This via Marlboro Youth Baseball & Softball Facebook: The town will host a parade for its high school baseball and softball champions starting at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22 at Marlboro Elementary. The parade will wind its way through town, ending up at the high school. Awards will be presented to the players on [...]

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