The Warwick Wave Mania cross-country festival takes place on Saturday morning at Sanfordville Elementary School, former host to the New York State public-school championships. As usual, a host of Section 9 schools will participate.
The boys’ Varsity I race will go off at 9:51 a.m. and will include Minisink Valley, Monticello, Mount Academy and Warwick.
The girls’ Varsity I race starts at 10:16 a.m. and will include Warwick, James I. O’Neill, Port Jervis, Minisink Valley and nearby Beacon.
The boys’ Varsity II race is set for 10:46 a.m. and will include Cornwall, Eldred, James I. O’Neill, Port Jervis, S.S. Seward and nearby Beacon.
The girls’ Varsity II race is slated for 11:11 a.m. and will include Cornwall, Eldred, Monroe-Woodbury, Monticello and S.S. Seward.
Three junior varsity races will follow the varsity events.
Kingston radio station WKNY (1490-AM) will once again broadcast Kingston High School varsity football games. The nine-game schedule gets underway on Sept. 7 when the Tigers travel to Long Island to take on Holy Cross.
A brief 10-minute pregame show precedes the kickoff.
The games can also be heard on 1490wkny.com and also on the TuneIn.com website.
The schedule, with kickoff times:
Sat. Sept. 7 – at Holy Cross, 4 p.m.
Thur. Sept. 12 – Washingtonville, 7 p.m.
Fri. Sept. 20 – Cornwall, 7 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 28 – at Warwick, 1:30 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 4 – Pine Bush, 7 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 11 – Monroe-Woodbury, 7 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 18 – at Middletown, 7 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 25 – at Newburgh, 7 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 1 – Crossover or playoff, time TBD
The Sept. 28 high school football game pitting Middletown at Newburgh Free Academy will be televised live on Time Warner Cable Sports at 7 p.m.
The remainder of the TWCS high school football schedule:
Aug. 31 — Burnt Hills at Troy, 7 p.m.; Sept. 7 — Colonie at Shaker, 7 p.m.; Sept. 14 — La Salle Institute at Christian Brothers Academy, 7 p.m.; Sept. 21 — Ballston Spa at Shenendehowa, 7 p.m.; Sept. 28 — Middletown at Newburgh Free Academy, 7 p.m.; Oct. 5 — Mechanicville at Stillwater, 7 p.m.; Oct. 12 — regular game TBD, 7 p.m.; Oct. 19 — Section 2 quarterfinal, 7 p.m.; Oct. 26 — Section 2 semifinal, 7 p.m.; Oct. 27 — Section 2 semifinal, TBA; Nov. 2 — Section 2 finals, TBA; Nov. 3 — Section 2 finals, TBA
Though not announced in the press release, Time Warner has been airing the state semifinals (Nov. 16-17) in Kingston and Rochester and state finals (Nov. 23-25) in Syracuse in recent seasons and will likely do so again.
TWCS can be found in the Hudson Valley on Ch. 413 in standard definition and 461 in high definition. There’s a possibility these games could also end up on Time Warner’s sports overflow channels (197-199).
Frank Intervallo, the Hudson Valley regional director for the Empire State Games, said the new organizers of the summer games have reached out to representatives in the region about hosting the state Olympics in 2014.
“I think it’s exciting and it’s great the Games are back,” Intervallo said, “and it’s even better that they are considering coming back to the Hudson Valley. It speaks highly to the experience we had in 2005 and the faith they have in us to bring the Games back to where they should be.”
The Mid-Hudson Valley hosted the 2005 Empire State Games, utilizing Poughkeepsie, New Paltz, Newburgh and the surrounding area. Those Games were considered a critical success by state officials.
The region was set to host the Games in 2009 before the state ran into serious financial troubles and forced local organizers to pull the plug on a scaled-back Games. The Empire State Games returned in 2010 in Buffalo but the state did away with the Games’ organization in 2011.
An early list of accepted entries into the high school events at the Penn Relays reveals a number of local participants.
For the girls, Olivia Jebb of Cornwall will compete in the triple jump; Christina Zelenoy of Monroe-Woodbury will run the 400-meter hurdles; and, Gianna Frontera of Newburgh Free Academy will run the 3,000. Warwick has a distance medley relay. Cornwall and Monroe-Woodbury have 3,200-meter relay entries.
For the boys, Xaivier McAllister of Newburgh will compete in the high jump. Monroe-Woodbury and Warwick have 3,200 relay teams entered.
The lists are not finalized, and do not include the 400 and 1,600 relay entries, which should include a number of local entries.
Emerging Elite division
2-mile: 31. Hunter Proscia (Eldred) 9:46.50; 40. Jim Bernstein (Tri-Valley) 9:52.63.
60 hurdles: 12. Eric Wellmon (Wallkill) 7.74.
3,200 relay: 6. Kingston (Sean Lyons, Pat Cahill, Taariq Jones, Taylor Davis) 8:04.79.
400: 6. Sara Flores (Kingston) 57.64.
3,200 relay: 25. Kingston (Kayley Jansen, Jamie Woych, Kelly Burke, Baylee Corrigan) 9:56.18; 32. Warwick (Jessica Stokkeland, Agnes Eigo, Shannon Bauer, Deirdre Davis) 10:02.18.
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Section 9 voted unanimously to approve membership for Dover. The Dragons will become the 17th member of the Mid-Hudson Athletic League, and likely will be assigned to either Division Three or Four, the two small-school divisions in the MHAL. Dover is considered a Class B enrollment school for most sports and Class C for others.
Dover High School, from the Eastern Dutchess County town of Dover Plains, has been a member of Section 1.
Dover has been a competitive school for most varsity sports. However, the lack of senior athletes for its basketball teams has forced the school to field only junior varsity teams for girls and boys in the coming school year, with plans to return to varsity.
The Warwick girls’ cross country team and both squads from Newburgh Free Academy will be competing in the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Invitational on Saturday. VVS is the host of this year’s state championships, and this will be an opportunity for 121 schools who have entered to get a closer look at the course.
Newburgh Free Academy soccer standout Nick Bramall has decided to attend Marist College. He will play for the Red Foxes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Joining Bramall in the freshman class are Arlington grad Myles Ashong, an all-Section 1 all-star, and goalkeeper Alex Wozniak of California.
Bramall, listed as a defender for the Red Foxes, was a three-year starter for Newburgh, earning all-Section 9 awards as a defender in 2008, a forward in the state-title season of 2009 and as a midfielder in the sectional-title season of 2010. He was a first-team Varsity 845 all-star and top candidate for player of the year. He was named NSCAA All-Region II last season.
“Nick is a tough, hard-nosed soccer player,” said Marist coach Matt Viggiano. “He brings good size, strength and great pedigree to our program.”