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Molly Clayton leads Section 9 volleyball all-stars

Minisink Valley senior defensive specialist Molly Clayton was named the Section 9 player of the year by area coaches. Clayton helped Minisink Valley to its first section championship since 2010. Minisink Valley’s Ellen Lain was named the coach of the year. Wallkill senior Rachael Colombo and Tuxedo’s Kiera Costello were named most valuable players of [...]

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Section 9 volleyball brackets

Minisink Valley (Class AA), Cornwall (Class A), Rondout Valley (Class B), Millbrook (Class C) and S.S. Seward (Class D) earned the top seed in the Section 9 volleyball tournament. Minisink Valley (14-1) seeks its first Section 9 title since 2000 when it won the Class B championship. Cornwall has won 11 straight Class A titles. [...]

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Pine Bush volleyball headed to state final

GLENS FALLS – Pine Bush’s volleyball team is headed where no Pine Bush team has been before. The state championship match. In state Class AA semifinal pool play action on Saturday at the Glens Falls Civic Center, Pine Bush went 3-3. That was good enough for second place – and Pine Bush advanced on a [...]

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Volleyball sectional finals schedule

Section 9′s unfinished semifinals ended Friday night. Here’s the slate for Sunday’s sectional finals at Mount Saint Mary. Class A: No. 1 Cornwall vs. No. 2 Warwick, 10 a.m. Class D: No. 1 Tuxedo vs. No. 1 Pine Plains, noon Class AA: No. 1 Pine Bush vs. No. 2 Valley Central, 2 p.m. Class B: [...]

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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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