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Sal Interdonato

Award-winning writer Sal Interdonato has been on the Army football beat since 2007. He’ll take you inside the huddle and into the lives of the Black Knights.

Division III championships: Da’mani Burns. A.J. Aeberli advance to national quarterfinals

Newburgh Free Academy graduate and Johnson & Wales junior Da’mani Burns picked up two wins during the Friday morning session and advanced to the Division III 149-pound national quarterfinals at Ferrum (Va.) College. Burns (32-4), the top seed, pinned Kevin Kelly of Loras in 27 seconds in the preliminary round and won by fall over [...]

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College football notebook: Garcia off to fast start at Hartwick

Hartwick senior wide receiver Brad Garcia, a Warwick graduate, is tied for second in Division III in touchdown receptions. Garcia caught his eighth touchdown of the season, a 20-yard pass, in Hartwick’s 31-30 loss to Cortland Saturday. He had 18 catches for 383 yards in Hartwick’s first three games. Garcia’s career numbers are impressive – [...]

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Source: Army offer baseball opening to Boston College assistant

Boston College assistant coach Jim Foster has been offered Army’s vacant head baseball coaching position, according to a source. Foster, an associate head coach at Boston College since 2014, was the head coach at Rhode Island from 2006 to 2013. Army fired Matt Reid on May 16 after three seasons. Reid took over for Joe [...]

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Short, Sacred Heart open NCAA regional play

Zack Short’s second season at Sacred Heart began with a sophomore slump. Short, 2013 Kingston graduate, had just five hits in 35 at-bats over his first 10 games. The shortstop started finding his freshman all-American form in April with back-to-back, three-hit games against Richmond. Short heated up in May with a 6-for-6 game against Wagner [...]

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Five Questions: Zach Rufer

Lafayette junior guard Zach Rufer isn’t 100 percent, coach Fran O’Hanlon says. Rufer said the discomfort in his left foot has gotten better since he suffered a Lisfranc injury (torn ligament) on Feb. 9. “I played in pain for about two or three weeks,” said Rufer, a 2012 John S. Burke Catholic graduate.” Rufer was [...]

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Butler two wins away from Div. II national title

Lindenwood junior 285-pounder Steven Butler, a 2009 Port Jervis graduate, recorded two win by pin on the first day of the NCAA Division II championships Friday in Cleveland. Butler (20-1) dropped UNC-Pembroke’s Chris Giddens in 54 seconds in the first round. He defeated Ashland’s Tyler Houska by fall in 5:41 in a quarterfinal. He will [...]

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Clemons, Michigan State win Rose Bowl

Brandon Clemons, a 2011 Delaware Valley (Pa.) graduate, is a Rose Bowl champion. Clemons, a redshirt sophomore nose tackle, made two tackles in the second half for Michigan State in a 24-20 victory over Stanford on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Calif. Clemons, who entered the game without a tackle in his career, combined with [...]

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Preseason honor for Early

Wichita State senior forward Cleanthony Early, a Middletown resident, was named the Missouri Valley Conference preseason player of the year Wednesday (Oct. 30). Early helped lead the Shockers to a 30-win season and a Final Four berth as a No. 9 seed in his first season at Wichita State last season. He was also selected [...]

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SUNY Sullivan wrestling update

SUNY Sullivan’s first wrestling team is starting to take shape. Coach Jared Kahmar said 15 wrestlers are in the process of enrolling into the junior college in Loch Sheldrake. In a few short weeks, Kahmar has recruited a solid class including two-time Section 9 champion Richard Dennison, a 2011 Minisink Valley graduate. Kingston’s Deon Edmond, [...]

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Kahmar SUNY Sullivan first wrestling coach

Jared Kahmar, who coached four state finalists in two seasons (2008-09) at Port Jervis, was officially named SUNY Sullivan’s first  wrestling coach Tuesday. Kahmar’s job is build a program from scratch. SUNY Sullivan fields its first team in the 2013-14 season. Sullivan is the fourth junior college in the state to offer wrestling. Nassau, Jamestown [...]

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