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Monroe-Woodbury wrestler Marco Vespa picks Penn State

Monroe-Woodbury senior Marco Vespa has committed to wrestle at three-time defending national champion Penn State. Vespa placed third in the state at 120 pounds and was voted the most outstanding wrestler at the Section 9 Division I tournament last season. He is a three-time Section 9 champion. Vespa’s 169 career wins are fifth in school [...]

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College bound: Where Class of 2018 will be competing at next level

Here’s a list of the Varsity 845 2018 graduates and where they will be attending college this fall. If we are missing anyone, please send us a direct message on Twitter @Varsity845 Football FCS (Division I-AA) Max Heinrich (Goshen) Marist Pete Matthews (Newburgh Free Academy) Robert Morris Nick Wiley (Goshen, Don Bosco Prep) Colgate, walk-on [...]

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2018 Friends of Section 9 Wrestling banquet award

Friends of Section 9 Wrestling held its annual banquet honoring the 2017-18 season’s wrestlers and achievements Sunday night at Kohl’s Highland House. Onteora’s Dillon Ross was awarded the Troy Bouzakis Senior Wrestler of the Year. Ross, who will wrestle at Division I Buffalo, advanced to the state Division II 170-pound final. Newburgh Free Academy senior [...]

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2018 State Wrestling day two results

Dillon Ross is Onteora’s first state finalist. Ross, a senior 170-pounder, dispatched Lajess Sawyer of Center Moriches 12-0 in a Division II rematch. The Buffalo commit earned a rematch with Phoenix’s Ross McFarland in state final. Ross wrestled McFarland to a 3-2 setback at Eastern States in January. Newburgh Free Academy’s Greg Fischer (106 pounds), [...]

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Live 2018 State Wrestling first day results

Monroe-Woodbury senior 113-pounder Dylan Earl advanced to his first state Division I semifinal, defeating North Rockland’s C.J. Monegal 10-2. Earl will face two-time state champion Greg Diakomihalis of Hilton in the semifinals Saturday morning. Onteora senior 170-pounder Dillon Ross is two wins away from a state title after a 9-0 win over Central Valley Academy’s [...]

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PODCAST: 2018 State Wrestling Preview

Can Section 9 wrestling extend its streak to three years with a state champion this weekend at the Times Union Center in Albany? Varsity 845 sports reporter Sal Interdonato and photographer Josh Conklin breaks down the chances of 32 section wrestlers.

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2018 State Wrestling Preliminary Seeds

Monroe-Woodbury junior 195-pounder Sam Santander earned the second seed, the highest of all Section 9 wrestlers, in preliminary seeding for the state championships Friday at the Times Union Center in Albany. Santander, the section Division I champion, was limited to nine regular-season matches due to a hand injury. Newburgh Free Academy sophomore Maxx DeCapua, a [...]

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2018 Section 9 Division II wrestling results

  Section 9 Division II championship (at SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge) Team standings: 1. Port Jervis 228; 2. Red Hook 176; 3. Onteora 139.5; 4. Highland 122; 5. New Paltz 99; 6. Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West 98; 7. Rondout Valley 67.5; 8. Chester-Tuxedo 38; 9. Ellenville 35; 10. Burke Catholic 18; 11. Marlboro 17. Finals 99 pounds: [...]

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2018 Section 9 Division I wrestling finals results

  Section 9 Division I championship (at Monroe-Woodbury HS, Central Valley) Team standings: 1. Minisink Valley 312.5; 2. Monroe-Woodbury 209.5; 3. Newburgh Free Academy 162; 4. Warwick Valley 127.5; 5. Valley Central 120; 6. Cornwall 111; 7. Pine Bush 107; 8. Middletown 103; 9. Kingston 81; 10. Wallkill 72.5; 11. Saugerties 67; 12. Washingtonville 63; [...]

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2018 Section 9 Division I wrestling consolation final results

  Section 9 Division I championships (at Monroe-Woodbury HS, Central Valley) Third-fourth-place consolations 99 pounds: Andrew Filip (Minisink Valley) d. Evan Hewett (Minisink Valley) 10-9, ultimate tiebreaker 106: Jake Chenier (Kingston) pin Drew Greco (Warwick) 3:46 113: Hunter Brown (Warwick) pin Santos Ocasio (Monroe-Woodbury) :44 120: Jake Minnies (Monroe-Woodbury) d. Travis Phillips (Valley Central) 9-4 126: Noah [...]

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