Category Archives: Volleyball

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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Top 5 rankings

Here we go, the first volleyball rankings of the 2013 season. Check them out: 1. Pine Bush: Until someones beats PB, which may or may not happen this season, the Bushmen have – and deserve – the top spot. 2. Cornwall: The other dynasty in Section 9 (Class A)appears to be in great shape for [...]

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Section 9 volleyball tournament brackets

Section 9 volleyball tournament brackets Class AA First round Tuesday No. 5 Roosevelt at No. 4 Monroe-Woodbury, 6 p.m. No. 6 Valley Central at No. 3 Warwick, 6 p.m. Semifinals Nov. 2 Roosevelt-Monroe-Woodbury winner at No. 1 Pine Bush, 6 p.m. Valley Central-Warwick winner at No. 2 Minisink Valley, 6 p.m. Championship Nov. 4 Semifinal [...]

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Wallkill volleyball off to hot start

Once again, Pine Bush and Cornwall are off to hot starts. But the two Section 9 powers, who face off on Wednesday, aren’t the only two teams streaking. Wallkill, the toast of the MHAL, entered Monday 8-0 under coach Julie McLaud. The Panthers, who lost to Cornwall in last year’s Class A final, have developed [...]

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Burke Catholic set for breast cancer fundraiser

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Burke Catholic’s volleyball team is raising money next month to help fight the disease. Two players in this video, Annie Walker and Dominique Nutt, have been affected by breast cancer. Walker lost her grandmother to the disease when she was just three and Nutt’s uncle’s girlfriend is [...]

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