Inside Rondout Valley baseball’s rally in state opener

Rondout Valley senior Andrew Huffman had a message for his teammates Ryan Sheehan and Kyle Altadonna before the top of the seventh inning started.

“We are not going down like this,” Huffman said. “Just take a breath and go after it up there.”

Huffman was dealing, throwing a n0-hitter through six innings but Rondout Valley trailed 2-0 to Albertus Magnus and pitcher Mike Dunne. Dunne had limited Rondout Valley to a single by Dallas Romaguera in the second inning and leadoff single by Jeremy Pugliese in the sixth inning.

Sheehan reached on an error by Albertus Magnus shortstop Frank Margiotta to start the seventh inning. Huffman hit a blast to right field for a double. Altadonna got Rondout Valley on the board with a sacrifice fly, scoring Sheehan and Romaguera delivered an RBI single to score Jared Countryman, running for Huffman. After Sam Culbach struck out, Jeremy Pugliese drew a four-pitch walk to bring sophomore Austin Wells to the plate for his first at-bat. Wells, who replaced injured Gavin Costello in the field in the bottom of the sixth, delivered the game-winning hit with a sharp single up the middle.

Huffman nearly threw one of the most improbable high school no-hitter. He walked seven, including five straight in the second inning. He started the seventh inning with 112 pitches and was one out away from a no-hitter when Joe Ottaviano took him to the fence and left-center field. Huffman credited center fielder A.J. Parete for getting to the ball quickly and preventing a tying inside-the-park home run. He got Shane Brosnan to bounce to Sheehan at first base on the next pitch to send Rondout Valley to the state quarterfinals.

“They never gave up from the second inning to the seventh inning,” Rondout Valley coach Paul Bogart said. “Even the innings where we went 1-2-3, we were hitting the ball. I just kept telling them, ‘we are going to put something together, keep swinging the bat and hit the fastball. Hit the fastball, don’t hit the junk.’ That’s what we did there, they finally put something together.”

Huffman said he looked up at the scoreboard in the fifth inning and realized he was throwing a no-hitter and losing.

‘I said, ‘What’s going on here?” said Huffman, who struck out seven. “I’m glad I settled in and we were able to hold them off from there on.”

Rondout Valley fans traveled well to Pace University in Pleasantville. The Ganders will play much closer to home Saturday at Cantine Field in Saugerties, where they won the Section 9 title last Saturday. Mattituck, the Section 11 champion and Rondout Valley’s next opponent, has a three-hour ride up to Saugerties.

VIDEO: Hitting hero Austin Wells

VIDEO: Rondout Valley ace Andrew Huffman

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2017 state boys tennis first-round draw

Section 9 champion Lucas Arora will face fourth-seeded Ryan Fishback in the opening round of the state singles championship at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Thursday morning.

Arora, a Cornwall junior, takes a 21-0 record into the match.

Newburgh Free Academy’s David Salazar and Troy Steiner, the Section 9 doubles champions, meet Olean’s Logan Cross and Ryan Brown in the first round.

First round (Round of  32): Dan Leach (Cornwall) vs. Conners O’Brien (Albany Academy); Lucas Arora (Cornwall) vs. Ryan Fishback (Geneva); Gavan O’Brien (Washingtonville) vs. Michael Zhao (Ithaca).

First round (Round of 32): David Salazar-Troy Steiner (Newburgh Free Academy) vs. Logan Cross-Ryan Brown (Olean); Pearse Algiere-Dean Redmond (Warwick) vs. Alan Tu-Jacob Glazer (Pittsford Sutherland); Zach Price-Colin Gordon (Monroe-Woodbury) vs. Aidan Campbell-Felix Shi (Ithaca)

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Valiant effort by Lady Gladiators in state lacrosse debut

Goshen’s girls lacrosse team certainly wasn’t showing any nerves at the start of its first-ever state tournament game.

The Gladiators scored the state Class C first-round game’s first three goals against Section 2 champion Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Senior Reilly Miller opened the scoring with two goals and sophomore Maggie Calzaretta added a third score.

Goshen would trail 6-4 at halftime and 10-5 with 14:12 remaining in the game. Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa would not score again. Through a 50-minute thunder delay, Goshen nearly finished off a comeback, falling 10-9.

“Every time in the sections and this game, it could have been our last game,” Goshen senior midfielder Hannah Welshoff said. “For us, seniors we had to play hard and give it our all because it could be our last time on the field and I feel like we all did that today.”

Coach Christina Maliwacki said her team had some opportunities to tie the game and had another chance taken away when one of her players was called for a phantom charge call in an attacking position.

“It wasn’t fair,” Maliwacki said. “With their home-field advantage, it wasn’t right with one of the calls the referee made. I’m disappointed in the system. We had the ball in front of the goal and the ref called a charge (on Goshen) when the girl didn’t move. It was just a bad call. We had the opportunity to tie it but the ref made a bad call.”

Welshoff, Kelly Fellenzer, Mackenzie Kurek and Reilly Miller all scored in the game and finished their careers with more than 100  goals. Abigail Lewis, Goshen’s other senior, cut Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s lead to 10-6 with a goal in the second half.

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Postseason: Section 9 lacrosse state-opening round schedule

State tournament opening-round schedule
Boys lacrosse
Wednesday, May 31
Class A: Monroe-Woodbury vs. Lakeland-Panas (Section 1), 4 p.m. at Middletown
Class B: Minisink Valley vs. Yorktown (Section 1), 6:30 p.m. at Middletown
Class C: Highland vs. Pleasantville (Section 1), 4 p.m. at Dietz Stadium, Kingston
Class D: James I. O’Neill (14-2) vs. Westlake (Section 1), 6:30 p.m. at Dietz Stadium, Kingston

Girls lacrosse
Tuesday, May 30
Class C: Goshen vs. Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa (Section 2), 5 p.m. at Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa HS
Class D: Millbrook vs. Schuylerville (Section 2), 7 p.m. at Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa HS
Wednesday, May 31
Class A: Kingston vs. Guilderland (Section 2), 7 p.m. at Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa HS
Class B: Warwick vs. Niskayuna (Section 2), 5 p.m. at Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa HS

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VIDEO WRAP: Section 9 lacrosse championships

Grace Gavis and Kingston extended the school’s incredible run in Class A, winning the Tigers’ 11th straight Section 9 Class A title with an 11-5 win over Monroe-Woodbury.

Maggee Sheridan and Warwick won its first Section 9 title, defeating Cornwall 11-10 in the Class B championship.

Hannah Welshoff and Goshen claimed their first section title in the program’s fourth season with a 7-5 win over Red Hook.

Highland boys lacrosse won its third straight Section 9 title and first in Class C with a 10-1 win over Red Hook. Senior goalie Giorgio D’Angelo made 13 saves and gave coach Tom Schlappich a Gatorade bath following the victory.

Drew Wright and James I. O’Neill won the school’s first Section 9 title since 2007 with a 15-6 win over Millbrook in the Class D final

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Kingston girls lacrosse: America’s Team

Move over Dallas Cowboys. Kingston girls lacrosse says they are, “America’s Team.”

Every player wore red, white and blue to school Wednesday before Kingston’s Section 9 Class A final against Monroe-Woodbury later that evening.

Players chanted “USA, USA, USA” when Kingston celebrated its 11 straight section title with a 11-5 win. A few players took a victory lap across the field with an American flag.

Junior Grace Gavis said the American theme was a move to bring the team closer together.

Kingston’s incredible run goes beyond its current 11-year streak. The Tigers have won 15 of 16 section title since becoming a varsity team in 2002. The one loss – “By one goal to Pine Bush,” said coach Deb Eaton, who started the program and is retiring at the end of the season.

Kingston (15-3) and Eaton still have at least one more game to play. The Tigers play the Section 2 winner – either Shenendehowa or Guilderland – in a first-round state matchup Wednesday at Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa High School. Kingston is seeking its first state win in its 15th game.

VIDEO: Grace Gavis and Kingston’s section victory and continuing winning tradition

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Section 9 girls track and field leaders

State rankings in parenthesis
(through May 23, 2017)
100-meters: (7) Greer Liguori (Warwick, Sr.) 12.23; (33) Kayla Meade (Cornwall, Jr.) 12.55; De’ja Bowen (Middletown, Soph.) 12.67; Maimuna Jammeh (Newburgh, Sr.) 12.67; Aniyah Fisher (Washingtonville, Sr.) 12.70; Sam Rodriguez (Wallkill, Fr.) 12.84; Mikaylin Williams (Saugerties, Soph.) 12.86; Marielle Apronti (Newburgh, Sr.) 12.87; Samara Herzog (Kingston, Soph.) 12.88; Jody Smith (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph.) 12.94
200: (11) Greer Liguori (Warwick, Sr.) 25.10; (36) Juantasia Cumberbatch (Newburgh, Sr.) 25.67; (38) Ahnrea McCaskill (Newburgh, Sr.) 25.72; (42) Brianna Lawless (Washingtonville, Sr.) 25.78; Kayla Meade (Cornwall, Jr.) 25.94; Kristin Lubeskie (Monroe-Woodbury, Jr.) 26.01; Kate Laskoski (Goshen, Sr.) 26.24; Medina Walters (Rondout Valley, Soph.) 26.27; Rachel Gutierrez (Monroe-Woodbury, Jr.) 26.40; Maimuna Jammeh (Newburgh, Sr.) 26.45
400: (3) Greer Liguori (Warwick, Sr.) 55.38; (9) Bria Oatman (Middletown, Soph.) 56.96; (13) Kristin Lubeskie (Monroe-Woodbury, Jr.) 57.26; (14) Kate Laskoski (Goshen, Sr.) 57.27; (32) Marielle Apronti (Newburgh, Sr.) 58.24; (39) Asya Jeune (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph.) 58.53; (48) Stephanie Cassens (Rhinebeck, Jr.) 58.98; Juantasia Cumberbatch (Newburgh, Sr.) 59.83; Katie Conter (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph.) 60.08; Carly Craft (Ellenville, Sr.) 60.84
800: (26) Kaylah Quarshie (Port Jervis, Sr.) 2:16.28; (30) Zarah Harris (Valley Central, Sr.) 2:16.96; (44) Giuliana Sadler (Minisink Valley, Soph.) 2:18.00; Tallula Gann (Sullivan West, Soph.) 2:18.90; Jessica Pidgeon (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph.) 2:20.77; Kristin Thompson (Warwick, 8 th) 2:20.95; Sarah Trainor (Roosevelt, Fr.) 2:20.99; Allyson Lyle (O’Neill, Sr.) 2:22.09; Daniella Napoli (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph.) 2:22.95; Orla Clasby (New Paltz, Fr.) 2:23.11
1,500: (18) Allyson Lyle (O’Neill, Sr.) 4:41.07; (25) Dana Lynch (Middletown, Soph.) 4:42.45; (46) Annie Kurdziel (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr.) 4:47.12; Jessica Pidgeon (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph.) 4:49.90; Jennie Prial (Warwick, Sr.) 4:50.50; Morgan Serkes (Goshen, Sr.) 4:51.39; Danielle Bartlotta (Warwick, Sr.) 4:53.71; Kristin Thompson (Warwick, 8 th) 4:54.30; Daniella Napoli (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph.) 4:56.00; Sydney Decker (Cornwall, Jr.) 4:58.00
3,000: (26) Sarah Trainor (Roosevelt, Fr.) 10:15.90; (41) Meredith Hickman (Cornwall, Soph.) 10:26.03; (47) Jessica Pidgeon (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph.) 10:28.50; Jennie Prial (Warwick, Sr.) 10:29.97; Kristin Thompson (Warwick, 8 th) 10:38.13; Giuliana Sadler (Minisink Valley, Soph.) 10:45.47; Julia Hoyt (Monroe-Woodbury, Jr.) 10:52.66; Annie Kurdziel (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr.) 10:54.65; Sarah Kern (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph.) 10:54.71; Dana Lynch (Middletown, Soph.) 10:54.83
100 hurdles: (3) Penny Greibesland (Warwick, Sr.) 14.65; (6) Anycia Cole (Goshen, Sr.) 14.67; (23) Lisa Jacobsen (Monroe-Woodbury, Jr.) 15.34; (49) Tianda Geen-Wilby (Middletown, Jr.) 15.91; Kyla Browne (Poughkeepsie, Soph.) 15.99; Ahnrea McCaskill (Newburgh, Sr.) 16.23; Martine Louis (Cornwall, Soph.) 16.35; Lindsay Ward (Cornwall, 8 th) 16.38; Alicia Porter (Cornwall, Soph.) 16.39; Demi Herasme (Warwick, Sr.) 16.53
400 hurdles: (6) Anycia Cole (Goshen, Sr.) 64.06; (9) Penny Greibesland (Warwick, Sr.) 64.28; (23) Justine Brooks (Newburgh, Sr.) 65.57; (45) Brianna Lawless (Washingtonville, Sr.) 67.26; (45) Ahnrea McCaskill (Newburgh, Sr.) 67.26; (47) Gabrielle Nebiker (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph.) 67.27; Morgane Kuyl (New Paltz, Sr.) 68.10; Anna Northrup (O’Neill, Sr.) 69.02; Sydney Hunt (Cornwall, Soph.) 69.39; Tianda Geen-Wilby (Middletown, Jr.) 69.42
2,000 steeplechase: (5) Sarah Trainor (Roosevelt, Fr.) 6:58.61; (10) Annie Kurdziel (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr.) 7:07.07; (13) Rachel Hirschkind (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph.) 7:10.34; (16) Jennie Prial (Warwick, Sr.) 7:13.74; (37) Kristin Thompson (Warwick, 8 th) 7:30.80; (38) Danielle Bartolotta (Warwick, Sr.) 7:31.00; Rachel Hirschkind (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph.) 7:38.30; Taylor Edmundson (Webutuck, Jr.) 7:39.45; Jackie Corbett (Pine Bush, Sr.) 7:44.05; Zoe Scileppi (Cornwall, Jr.) 7:47.12
400 relay: (3) Newburgh 47.95; (12) Warwick 49.58; (13) Monroe-Woodbury 49.62; (23) Washingtonville 50.07; (25) Middletown 50.11; Kingston 50.87; Cornwall 51.07; Roosevelt 51.70; Sullivan West 51.90; Rondout Valley 51.94
1,600 relay: (2) Newburgh 3:54.48; (14) Monroe-Woodbury 3:59.85; (25) Goshen 4:04.80; (38) Warwick 4:06.50; (48) Kingston 4:07.90; Rhinebeck 4:08.49; Cornwall 4:13.31; New Paltz 4:15.33; Valley Central 4:15.40; Washingtonville 4:17.00
3,200 relay: (19) Goshen 9:35.93; (31) Monroe-Woodbury 9:45.07; (40) Warwick 9:54.45; (42) Cornwall 9:55.41; (48) Minisink Valley 9:58.85; Kingston 10:06.83; Washingtonville 10:12.73; O’Neill 10:17.02; Newburgh 10:23.01; Roosevelt 10:26.37
High jump: (17) Jaid Harrell (Kingston, Jr.) 5-3; Lisa Jacobsen (Monroe-Woodbury, Jr.) 5-1; Taylor panel (Pine Bush, Fr.) 5-1; Emily Welling (Warwick, Jr.) 5-0; Acinel Bruce (Ellenville, Jr.) 5-0; Tonyiel Ridge (Kingston, Sr.) 5-0; Nicole Van Pelt (Valley Central, Jr.) 5-0; seven tied for ninth place at 4-10
Long jump: (47) Anycia Cole (Goshen, Sr.) 17-0.25; Jenna Maggiolo (Pine Bush, Jr.) 16-9.5; Asya Jeune (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph.) 16-6.5; Euphenie Andre (Dover, Soph.) 16-6; Seraya Freidman (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr.) 16-5.5; Emily Gerdin (Washingtonville, Soph.) 16-5.25; Cecila Maillet (Onteora, Soph.) 16-4.25; Riley Wood (Wallkill, Sr.) 16-3.75; Stephanie Mills (Wallkill, Soph.) 16-3.5; Acinel Bruce (Ellenville, Jr.) 16-2
Triple jump: (24) Halle King (Onteora, Jr.) 36-1.75; (33) Riley Wood (Wallkill, Sr.) 35-9.5; (41) Grace Longendyke (Kingston, Jr.) 35-6.75; Taylor Pannell (Pine Bush, Fr.) 35-1; Asya Jeune (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph.) 35-0.5; Brianna DeGennaro (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr.) 34-7; Emily Gerdin (Washingtonville, Soph.) 34-5.25; Jenna Maggiolo (Pine Bush, Jr.) 34-4.5; Martine Louis (Cornwall, Soph.) 33-9; Alicia Porter (Cornwall, Soph.) 33-7.5
Shot put: (28) Isabella Fabrizio (Cornwall, Fr.) 36-8; (34) Samantha Marino (Wallkill, Fr.) 36-4.5; (37) Qyneice Hylton-Jackson (Kingston, Soph.) 36-0.75; (42) Kaela Bazemore (Valley Central, Sr.) 35-6; Monica Reyes (Kingston, Soph.) 33-6.5; Jamie Waldron (Monroe-Woodbury, Fr.) 33-2; Kaela Santos (New Paltz, Sr.) 33-0; Eliza Pineda (Roosevelt, Jr.) 32-7.75; Quavia Simmons (Cornwall, Sr.) 32-5.5; Amira Mazzawy (Onteora, Soph.) 31-11.75
Discus: (10) Liz Manderson (Cornwall, Soph.) 119-3; (34) Kaela Santos (New Paltz, Sr.) 110-3; Rebecca Mele (New Paltz, Sr.) 106-0; Tamera Dorcinville (Cornwall, Jr.) 104-8; Ashleigh Convery (Minisink Valley, Jr.) 102-5; Katie Casazza (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr.) 99-5; Monica Reyes (Kingston, Soph.) 99-5; Abigail Santos (New Paltz, Soph.) 99-0; Kaitlin Conte (Marlboro, Soph.) 97-5; Kaela Bazemore (Valley Central, Sr.) 97-4
Pole vault: (5) Kaeli Thompson (Warwick, Soph.) 11-6; (11) Kristin Lubeskie (Monroe-Woodbury, Jr.) 11-0; (31) Gabrielle Nebiker (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph.) 10-0; (31) Colleen Leahy (Burke, Sr.) 10-0; Lindsey Julian (Washingtonville, Jr.) 9-6; Meghan Romaguera (Rondout Valley, Sr.) 9-0; Sam Becker (Sullivan West, Soph.) 9-0; Julia Pena (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph.) 9-0; four tied for ninth at 8-6


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Championship night for Goshen lacrosse

Goshen girls lacrosse’s senior class started the program four years ago and they will finish their high school career with the school’s first Section 9 lacrosse title.

Seniors Mackenzie Kurek (4) and Hannah Welshoff (2) combined for six goals in Goshen’s 7-5 over Red Hook in the Class C final Tuesday night.

Kurek, Welshoff and classmates Kelly Fellenzer and Reilly Miller have all scored more than 100 goals. But, their careers wouldn’t have been complete without a section title. Goshen fell short in double overtime and overtime to Minisink Valley in the Class B final the previous two seasons.

Kurek said Goshen wasn’t going to be denied this time. The Gladiators fell behind 2-0 in a low-scoring first half. Kurek scored Goshen’s only two goals of the first 25 minutes and recorded a hat trick 15 seconds after intermission. After Red Hook’s Bailey Jordan tied the game at 3-3 with 19:02 left, Welshoff gave Goshen the lead for good with a goal two minutes later. Welshoff would score again followed by Miller and Kurek as the Gladiators built a 7-3 edge.

“In the first half, we were very frantic,” Welshoff said. “We were passing fast and not thinking straight. We always play better in the second half and we had to get our mind reset, calm down and that’s what really helped out.”

Goshen goalie Hayley Winship played a solid game in net, making seven saves.

For my game story, click here.

Click here for a photo gallery of the game

Goshen goals: Mackenzie Kurek 4; Hannah Welshoff 2; Reilly Miller.
Goshen assists: Welshoff 2.
Red Hook goals: Syr Esposito 3; Natalie Ryan; Bailey Jordan.

VIDEO: Hannah Welshoff on Goshen’s historic win

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Section 9 boys track and field leaders through May 22

(State and USA rankings in parenthesis)
100-meters: (10) Kabongo Barry (Spackenkill, Sr.) 10.82; (24) Markese Shelby (Roosevelt, Sr.) 10.98; (27) Khadeem Richards (Monticello, Jr.) 10.99; Brendon Harrison (Newburgh, Jr.) 11.28; Xzayviea Stephens (Port Jervis, Soph.) 11.31; Henry Bowers (Port Jervis, Jr.) 11.32; Phillip Cash (Fallsburg, Jr.) 11.42; Ethan Penner (O’Neill, Sr.) 11.42; Brandon Pierre (Goshen, Sr.) 11.48; Davon Davis (Pine Bush, Sr.) 11.49.
200: (5) Khadeem Richards (Monticello, Jr.) 21.78; (10) Robert Walker (Newburgh, Sr.) 21.97; (10) Jaheim Jones (Lourdes, Newburgh resident) 21.97; (16) Mathew Morales (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr.) 22.04; (40) Kabongo Barry (Spackenkill, Sr.) 22.38; Brendon Hanson (Newburgh, Jr.) 22.58; Davon Davis (Pine Bush, Sr.) 22.65; Markese Shelby (Roosevelt, Sr.) 22.67; Stephon Scott (Newburgh, Sr.) 22.67; Dwayne Smith (Pougheepsie, Sr.) 22.77; Brian Ramirez (Middletown, Sr.) 22.84
400: (2) Mathew Morales (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr.) 47.90; (10) Stephon Scott (Newburgh, Sr.) 48.80; (33) Seth Goitia (Cornwall, Jr.) 49.83; (39) Robert Walker (Newburgh, Sr.) 49.93; (41) Richard Samuels (Wallkill, Sr.) 50.08; (43) Devon Legrair (Middletown, Jr.) 50.17; Jordan Lawrence (Newburgh, Sr.) 50.57; Jermalley James (Roosevelt, Jr.) 50.79; Witcliffe Cunningham (Kingston, Sr.) 51.28; Andriy Prokopiv (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr.) 51.66
800: (9) Jordan Lawrence (Newburgh, Sr.) 1:55.52; (10) Ayden Gann (Sullivan West, Sr.) 1:55.63; (15) Richard Samuels (Wallkill, Sr.) 1:56.18; (22) Tom Gardiner (Warwick, Jr.) 1:56.49; (26) Paul Catalano (Washingtonville, Sr.) 1:56.68; Connor St. Germain (Cornwall, Sr.) 1:58.05; Mathew Morales (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr.) 1:58.76; Paul Sandford (Roosevelt, Soph.) 1:59.68; Sean Quinn (Warwick, Sr.) 1:59.70; Patrick Gunn (Burke, Jr.) 1:59.77
1,600: (1) Tom Quinn (Washingtonville, WSr.) 4:16.20; (12) Tom Gardiner (Warwick, Jr.) 4:19.70; (20) Sean Quinn (Warwick, Sr.) 4:21.56; (24) Robert Becker (Kingston, Jr.) 4:21.82; (35) Jamie Granata (Minisink Valley, Jr.) 4:23.22; (46) Ayden Gann (Sullivan West, Sr.) 4:24.19; (47) Sean Quinn (Warwick, Soph.) 4:24.32; (49) Behailu Bekele-Arcuri (Warwick, Fr.) 4:24.40; Liam Higgins (Goshen, Jr.) 4:24.60; Seth Bywater (Cornwall, Soph.) 4:25.84
3,200: (17) Jamie Granata (Minisink Valley, Jr.) 9:20.87; (29) Jayson Hines (Kingston, Sr.) 9:29.60; (31) Tom Gardiner (Warwick, Jr.) 9:30.92; (41) Louis Greco (Goshen, Jr.) 9:36.54; (49) Scott Wortmann (Minisink Valley, Jr., 9:38.21; Liam Higgins (Goshen, Jr.) 9:42.37; Seth Bywater (Cornwall, Soph.) 9:43.05; Jose Cruz (Ellenville, Sr.) 9:44.75; Behailu Bekele-Arcuri (Warwick, Fr.) 9:47.26; Wyatt Matyas (Roosevelt, Jr.) 9:48.90
110 hurdles: (3, No. 48 USA) My-kell Farrar (Monticello, Sr.) 14.22; (4) Michael Mullally (Sullivan West, Jr.) 14.30; (16) Dennis VanDunk (Warwick, Sr.) 14.81; (23) Maximo Olavarria (Cornwall, Jr.) 14.92; (37) Sam Prentiss (Roosevelt, Sr.) 15.09; (46) Adam Bush (Pine Bush, Sr.) 15.23; Kumar Singh (New Paltz, Sr.) 15.30; Ryler Gould (Newburgh, Fr.) 15.42; Max LaFalce (Roosevelt, Sr.) 15.55; Andriy Prokopiv (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr.) 15.57
400 hurdles: (2, No. 4 USA) Robert Walker (Newburgh, Sr.) 52.95; (3, NO. 10 USA) Michael Mullally (Sullivan West, Jr.) 53.54; (5, No. 12 USA) My-kell Farrar (Monticello, Sr.) 53.73; (9, No. 48 USA) Andriy Prokopiv (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr.) 55.14; (10) Ryler Gould (Newburgh, Fr.) 55.29; (34) Ellyson Grant (Newburgh, Jr.) 57.27; (38) Blake Olsen (New Paltz, Sr.) 57.44; (43) Richmond Boateng (Monroe-Woodbury, Soph.) 57.66; Dennis VanDunk (Warwick, Sr.) 58.46; Noah Mason (Minisink Valley, Sr.) 59.11
3,000 steeplechase: (4) Jayson Hines (Kingston, Sr.) 9:27.60; (6) Louis Greco (Goshen, Jr.) 9:33.53; (8) Liam Higgins (Goshen, Jr.) 9:37.05; (12) Mike Hannon (Monroe-Woodbury, Jr.) 9:49.85; (18) Wesley Cruz (Ellenville, Sr.) 9:52.70; (23) Wyatt Matyas (Roosevelt, Jr.) 9:59.07; (25) John Farrell (Roosevelt, Sr.) 10:01.05; (44) Rory Grady (Warwick, Sr.) 10:12.07; Jack Hobson (Red Hook, Jr.) 10:14.83; Dan Lindstrom (Warwick, Sr.) 10:18.14
400 relay: (16) Newburgh 43.44; (17) Monroe-Woodbury 43.45; (23) Warwick 43.61; (30) Roosevelt 43.79; Port Jervis 44.08; Washingtonville 44.44; Middletown 44.48; Monticello 44.70; Kingston 44.89; Valley Central 45.05
1,600 relay: (1, No. 37 USA) Newburgh 3:15.75; (17) Monroe-Woodbury 3:25.26; (21) Middletown 3:25.49; (24) Kingston 3:25.71; (46) Monticello 3:27.89; Roosevelt 3:28.20; Cornwall 3:29.38; Wallkill 3:29.54; Washingtonville 3:31.78; Goshen 3:32.54
3,200 relay: (9) Kingston 7:59.74; (14) Warwick 8:02.35; (23) Washingtonville 8:06.06; Burke 8:20.13; Monroe-Woodbury 8:22.99; Roosevelt 8:25.84; Goshen 8:26.63; Sullivan West 8:28.00; Minisink Valley 8:30.89; Cornwall 8:33.36
High jump: (20) Kesigh Deloatch (Warwick, Sr.) 6-3; (20) Brandon Adams (Monroe-Woodbury, Jr.) 6-3; (25) Anthony Nelson (Wallkill, Fr.) 6-2; (46) Dylan Lawless (Pine Plains, Sr.) 6-1-5; (46) Ryan Rosa (Middletown, Soph.) 6-1; (46) Dennis VanDunk (Warwick, Sr.) 6-1; (46) Kennyasha Joseph (Dover, Sr.) 6-1; Sean Campbell (Burke, Sr.) 6-0.75; Hashem Gambari (Sullivan West, Jr.) 6-0; Kalic Perry (Tri-Valley, Jr.) 6-0; Vernon Taylor (Middletown, Sr.) 6-0
Long jump: (51) Sam Prentiss (Roosevelt, Sr.) 21-3; Kesigh Deloatch (Warwick, Sr.) 21-2.5; Ben Osborn (Kingston, Soph.) 20-10.75; Stephon Scott (Newburgh, Sr.) 20-10.5; Angus Edmundson (Webutuck, Sr.) 20-8.5; Michael Gottstine (New Paltz, Sr.) 20-8; Dylan Lawless (Pine Plains, Sr.) 20-7.75; Matt Quimby (Middletown, Jr.) 20-6; Dennis VanDunk (Warwick, Sr.) 20-4.5; Erik Manfredi (Millbrook, Jr.) 20-3.5
Triple jump: (16) Kesigh Deloatch (Warwick, Sr.) 44-5.75; (26) Robert Martinez (Warwick, Sr.) 43-7; (40) Michael Gottstine (New Paltz, Sr.) 43-2; (48) Larry Dunn (O’Neill, Jr.) 42-11.25; Dennis VanDunk (Warwick, Sr.) 42-4.5; Ben Osborn (Kingston, Soph.) 41-10; Kumar Singh (New Paltz, Sr.) 41-6.5; Terrell Harris (Middletown, Jr.) 41-4.75; Markese Shelby (Roosevelt, Sr.) 41-4; Sean Masterson (Valley Central, Sr.) 41-1.25
Shot put: (21) Mark Przybocki (Burke, Jr.) 49-10; Mathius Martin (Dover, Sr.) 47-2.5; Matthew Marvin (Goshen, Sr.) 47-1.25; Tom Reiser (Minisink Valley, Sr.) 45-10.5; Neil Tompkins (Roosevelt, Sr.) 45-7.5; Joseph Benedetto (Burke, Jr.) 44-7.75; Joshua Yovella (Kingston, Sr.) 44-6; Jack McDonough (Kingston, Soph.) 43-11.5; Parker Tidd (Port Jervis, Soph.) 43-5.25; Mason Davis (Valley Central, Soph.) 42-10
Discus: (37) Neil Tompkins (Roosevelt, Sr.) 141-5; Joshua Yovella (Kingston, Sr.) 128-3; Mark Przybocki (Burke, Jr.) 127-2; Alex Unser (Sullivan West, Jr.) 125-10; Justin Steward (Port Jervis, Sr.) 125-5; Mathius Martin (Dover, Sr.) 124-6; Kyiev Bennermon (Spackenkill, Jr.) 123-7; Joe Ike (Middletown, Sr.) 123-4; Parker Tidd (Port Jervis, Soph.) 121-6; Conner Latimer (Millbrook, Sr.) 120-0.
Pole vault: (6) Dagi Tadesse (New Paltz, Sr.) 14-7; (10) Isaac Heatley (Warwick, Sr.) 14-1; (13) Vinnie DePaolo (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr.) 13-9; (21) Dylan Scribani (New Paltz, Sr.) 13-6; (21) Josiah Spain (O’Neill, Jr.) 13-6; (33) Dane Sorensen (Warwick, Jr.) 13-1; (35) Joshua Jeong (Monroe-Woodbury, Jr.) 13-0; (35) Brendan McShane (Warwick, Sr.) 13-0; (35) Nicholas Villanueva (Monroe-Woodbury, Fr.) 12-1.


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2017 Section 9 boys tennis round of 16, quarterfinal results

Cornwall junior Lucas Arora, the top seed, rolled to the semifinals without losing a game in two matches on the first day of the Section 9 championships.

Arora defeated Roosevelt’s Cory Gallinger 6-0, 6-0 in the round of 16 and topped Millbrook eighth-grader Sophia Feigelson 6-0, 6-0. Feigelson beat James I. O’Neill’s Ted Northup 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the round of 16.

Washingtonville’s Gavan O’Brien, the fourth seed, outlasted Spackenkill’s Ryan Ackert 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the semifinals. O’Brien, who battled a back injury throughout the quarterfinal, plays Arora in Wednesday’s semifinals.

Goshen senior Lucas Irace, the third seed, advanced to the semifinals with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Roosevelt’s Naveen Chowdhury 6-1, 6-0.

Warwick’s Pearse Algiere and Dean Redmond, the OCIAA champions, moved into the semifinals with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Cornwall’s Sean Jessup and Will Webber.

Section 9 championships
(at Match Point Tennis, Goshen)

Lucas Arora (Cornwall) d. Sophia Feigelson (Millbrook) 6-0, 6-0; Gavan O’Brien (Washingtonville) d. Ryan Ackert (Spackenkill) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; Lucas Irace (Goshen) d. Naveen Chowdhury (Roosevelt) 6-1, 6-0; Dan Leach (Cornwall) d. Tomas Pesko-West (Onteora) 6-1, 6-2.

Round of 16
No. 1 seed Lucas Arora (Cornwall) d. Cory Gallinger (Roosevelt) 6-0, 6-0; Sophia Feigelson (Millbrook) d. Ted Northup (James I. O’Neill) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Ryan Ackert (Spackenkill) d. Owusu Agyemon (Middletown) 6-0, 7-5; No. 4 Gavan O’Brien (Washingtonville) d. Zach Bonitz (Ellenville) 6-3, 6-1; No. 3 Lucas Irace (Goshen) d. Caleb McMenemy (Onteora) 6-3, 6-4; Naveen Chowdhury (Roosevelt) d. Justin Starke (James I. O’Neill) 6-2, 6-1; Dan Leach (Cornwall) d. Bradley Hack (Kingston) 6-1, 6-2; Tomas Pesko-West (Onteora) d. Anthony Gray (Warwick) 5-7, 6-0, 7-5.
Outbracket: Dan Leach (Cornwall) d. Claude Stephens (Marlbor0) 6-0, 6-0.

Pearse Algiere-Dean Redmond (Warwick) d. Sean Jessup-Will Webber (Cornwall) 6-1, 6-2; Matt Reinhold-Jack Clayton (Newburgh Free Academy) d. Alec Gautier-Mitch Hutchins (Rhinebeck); David Salazar-Troy Steiner (Newburgh Free Academy) vs. Emil Vyskocil-Reilly Chin (Cornwall); Zach Price-Colin Gordon (Monroe-Woodbury) vs. Noah Kalus-Issac Cheruiyot (New Paltz).

Round of 16
Pearse Algiere-Dean Redmond (Warwick) d. John McCormick-Chris Backus (Saugerties) 6-3, 6-1; Sean Jessup-Will Webber (Cornwall) d. Ethan Husted-Colin Sullivan (Red Hook) 6-0, 6-3; Matt Reinhold-Jack Clayton (Newburgh Free Academy) d. Jamie Derbyshire-Jed Hammond (Rhinebeck) 6-0, 6-0; Alec Gauthier-Mitch Hutchins (Rhinebeck) d. Marc Romero-Nick Villegas (Warwick) 6-3, 6-3; David Salazar (Newburgh Free Academy) d. Alex Ristic-John Conti (Spackenkill) 6-1, 6-0; Emil Vyskocil-Reilly Chin (Cornwall) d. Charles Benfer-Yazeed Haidaoui (Marlboro) 6-0, 6-3; Zach Price-Colin Gordon (Monroe-Woodbury) d. Colin Smith-Eric Choi (Spackenkill) 6-1, 6-1; Noah Kalus-Issac Cheruiyot (New Paltz) d. Paul-Hudson Erwin-Nick Lee (Cornwall) 7-6 (7-0), 6-2

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