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Hammer coach McGrath proud of his Olympic student

Local hammer throwing coach Paddy McGrath said he can’t believe it’s been 16 years since he competed at the 2000 Sydney Olympics for Ireland, and yet it still feels like it was yesterday, he said. “I know what it’s like. I know the pressure,’’ said McGrath, who lives in Ossining and coaches track and field [...]

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Women’s soccer: Heatley on favored FDU squad

Warwick graduate Tara Heatley is a junior midfielder for the Fairleigh Dickinson women’s soccer team. The Knights were voted as the preseason favorite to repeat as champion in the Northeast Conference. Heatley has played 17 matches the past two seasons for the Knights. Minisink Valley grad Jenn Peters is a red-shirt junior for LIU Brooklyn, [...]

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Army men’s basketball: Schedule opens at Oregon

By Ken McMillan Times Herald-Record WEST POINT – Jimmy Allen will make his debut as Army’s men’s basketball coach against one of the toughest foes the Black Knights have ever faced. Allen and his revamped lineup will open the 2016-17 season on Nov. 11 at the University of Oregon, the defending Pac-12 Conference champion and [...]

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College softball action heating up

College softball is headed into second week of playoff action, with three local programs still playing. Mount Saint Mary follows up its win in the Skyline Conference tourney with its second appearance in the NCAA Division III championships. The Knights are headed to Ithaca for a four-team, double-elimination regional. The Mount opens with host Ithaca [...]

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Army’s Minato excited for tonight’s ESPN 3-point contest

By Ken McMillan Times Herald-Record Army’s Kelsey Minato didn’t travel all the way to Texas just to participate in a college 3-point shooting contest. She wants to win. “I am really competitive,’’ Minato said Wednesday night. “There are a lot of good shooters there for the girls. It will be tough but I think if [...]

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Spiker sad to leave Army, excited for opportunity at Drexel

By Ken McMillan Times Herald-Record WEST POINT – As a young, up-and-coming head basketball coach, Zach Spiker has been lured in the past with offers to leave his job at Army but nothing compares to his next assignment. On Friday morning Spiker will be announced as the new coach at Drexel University, which plays in [...]

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Men’s basketball: College Insider Tournament schedule

The College Insider Tournament was announced late Sunday night, and it appears to be missing three matchups (maybe still to come) out of the 16 first-round contests. Army will face New Jersey Tech on Wednesday in its first postseason appearance since 1978. The CIT follows the old NIT system by doing away with a bracket [...]

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Men’s basketball: Army to play at NJ Tech Wednesday

Army’s first foray into the national postseason since 1978 will take the Black Knights to Newark, N.J. on Wednesday, March 16, to face New Jersey Institute of Technology in a first-round game of the Tournament. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, go to New Jersey Tech (17-4), of the Atlantic [...]

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Army women’s basketball semifinal preview vs. Lehigh

What: Patriot League semifinals Who: No. 4 Lehigh Mountain Hawkws (18-12, 10-8 PL) vs. No. 1 Army Black Knights (27-2, 17-1 PL) When: 5 p.m. today Where: Christl Arena, West Point (5,043, plenty of good seats available) Internet: Radio: WBNR (1260-AM), WLNA (1420-AM); Sirius 119, XM 203 How to follow: On Twitter, use hashtag [...]

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Breaking news: Army men’s basketball to play in postseason

By Ken McMillan Times Herald-Record WEST POINT – Zach Spiker could hardly contain his excitement, listening to the words that people associated with Army men’s basketball have longed to hear. “On behalf of the College Insiders Tournament, we would love to invite Army basketball into this year’s CIT and bring postseason basketball back to West [...]

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    Sports editor Ken McMillan has been covering sports since he got his first writing job in 1979. He has covered Section 9 athletics for the past 35 years. He reports on local college and high school. He also writes on TV/radio sports news, having ... Read Full
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