Category Archives: Volleyball

Seward loses state tournament opener to defending champ

Facing a heavily favored opponent, S.S. Seward volleyball coach Natalie Griffin-Pellew’s marching orders for her players on Tuesday were simple: Fight hard. The score might not relect it, Seward lost to powerhouse Haldane 25-9, 25-9, 25-12 in the opening-round of the Class D state tournament, but Griffin-Pellew said her team fought valiantly in defeat. Haldane, [...]

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Section 9 volleyball pairings

Here are the pairings for the upcoming Section 9 volleyball tournament. Class AA Quarterfinal Tues., Oct. 28 No. 5 Warwick at No. 4 Valley Central, 6 p.m. Semifinals Thurs., Oct. 30 Warwick/Valley Central winner at No. 1 Pine Bush, 6 p.m. No. 3 Kingston at No. 2 Monroe-Woodbury, 6 p.m. Final Sun., Nov. 2 Semifinal [...]

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Hot Kingston takes over No. 1 spot in V845 rankings

Kingston’s back-to-back wins over Monroe-Woodbury and Pine Bush serve as, perhaps, the biggest statement in Section 9 volleyball this year. We knew Kingston was good, but this puts the Tigers right in the middle of the conversation when you talk about Section 9 Class AA contenders. How big are Kingston’s wins on Wednesday and Thursday? [...]

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V845 top 5 rankings: Sept. 17

1. Monroe-Woodbury (4-0): Coming off a Section 9 Class AA title, the Crusaders are loaded with players and confidence. 2. Cornwall (5-0): See Monroe-Woodbury. Cornwall has reloaded once again and looks good early. 3. Pine Bush (4-0): Gets a shot at Monroe-Woodbury on Monday. Should be a great game. 4. Wallkill (4-1): A perennial Section [...]

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American Heart Association to honor Onteora coaches for life-saving actions

On Tuesday, June 17, the American Heart Association will honor Onteora girls’ volleyball coaches Brittany Alexander and Nicole Saunders for their actions in saving the life of an Onteora volleyball player who suffered sudden cardiac arrest during a match last fall. A presentation will be made at the Onteora Board of Education meeting on Tuesday [...]

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Video highlights and interviews: Cornwall wins in first round of Class A state tournament

NEW PALTZ – You have to check out the final point of Cornwall’s win over Horseheads in the first round of the Class A state volleyball tournament at New Paltz High on Wednesday. That was some point, huh? However, the match was dominated by Cornwall, the nine-time defending Section 9 champions. The Green Dragons put [...]

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Section 9 volleyball tournament brackets

Class AA First round Monday No. 5 Valley Central at No. 4 Kingston, 6 p.m. Semifinals Wednesday No. 3 Pine Bush at No. 2 Warwick, 6 p.m. Valley Central-Kingston winner at No. 1 Monroe-Woodbury, 6 p.m. Championship Nov. 3 Semifinal winners at SUNY New Paltz, 10 a.m. Class A First round Monday No. 5 Wallkill [...]

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Burke volleyball fundraising for cancer awareness again

John S. Burke Catholic coach Nikomi Thompson is happy to report that the Eagles are closing in on an impressive milestone and it has nothing to do with wins. Thompson expects to surpass $10,000 over four years for breast cancer awareness. The Eagles’ fundraiser this season launches on Tuesday. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness [...]

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Warwick defeats Pine Bush in rematch of Class AA title game

Last November, Warwick lost a heartbreaker to Pine Bush in the Section 9 Class AA championship, falling 25-17, 25-23, 16-25, 21-25, 25-16. So this match was a long time coming. Warwick avenged last year’s defeat with a 25-14, 25-23, 22-25, 25-16 OCIAA Division II win on Wednesday. But this win was much bigger than that. [...]

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In a showdown of heavy hitters, Cornwall sweeps Pine Bush

So what if it’s a non-league game. This match always carries some weight. Of course, we’re talking about Pine Bush vs. Cornwall, two of Section 9’s super powers. This time, it was all Cornwall. The host Green Dragons put away Pine Bush (1-1) 25-17, 25-15, 25-19 on Monday. For Cornwall, it served as a bit [...]

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