Kingston football to air on WKNY

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 and also on the 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

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Middletown-NFA football game on cable TV

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).

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Empire State Games to Valley in 2014 a distinct possibility

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.

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Local entries in upcoming Penn Relays track carnival

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.

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Early Friday results from Indoor Nationals track meet

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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My entry into the Twitter universe

With the encouragement of my colleagues, I have decided to join Twitter. You can follow me at #KenMcMillanTHR. I will Tweet about news and notes from my high school beats, college sports coverage and the sports media world, and include random tweets on the sports world. Let’s get the conversation going.

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Dover to become 17th team in Mid-Hudson Athletic League, effective 2012-13

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.

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Warwick girls, NFA boys and girls headed to pre-state meet

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.

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Nick Bramall goes from Goldback to Red Fox

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.”

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Local track athletes plentiful at this weekend’s Outdoor Nationals in N.C.

Girls championship
2-mile (Friday 7:30 p.m.): Aisling Cuffe (Cornwall)
400 hurdles (Saturday 1:35 p.m.): Christina Zelenoy (Monroe-Woodbury)
2,000 steeplechase: Christina Clarkin (Monroe-Woodbury); Amber Goodspeed (Middletown); Jacqueline Kasal (Warwick)
4-mile relay (Saturday 8 a.m.): Monroe-Woodbury (Sabrina Brooks, Kelsey Esselman, Dana O’Donnell, Meaghan Ventarola, Christina Clarkin); Warwick (Victoria Dearing, Katie FitzGerald, Darby Ginley, Samantha Richards, Charlotte Brunjes)
3,200 relay (Friday 9:30 p.m.): Warwick (Darby Ginley, Katie FitzGerald, Samantha Richards, Jacqueline Kasal, Jessica Stokkeland)
800 sprint medley (Saturday 11:10 a.m.): Warwick (Meagan Brady, Ashely Stokkeland, Dylan Lolya, Jessica Stokkeland, Jessica Armand)
1,600 sprint medley (Friday 5:10 p.m.): Monroe-Woodbury (Sabrina Brooks, Christina Zelenoy, Dayzondra Gonzalez, Sharise Walker, Randi Gomez)
Distance medley (Saturday 9:30 a.m.): Cornwall (Rachel Miller, Olivia Jebb, Jillian Decker, Aisling Cuffe, Brittany Bryant)
Triple jump (Friday 2:30 p.m.): Olivia Jebb (Cornwall)
Hammer (Saturday 10 a.m.): Danielle Borriello (Ellenville); Heidi Furman (Tri-Valley); Jaclyn Galdun (Minisink Valley)

Girls emerging elite
400 relay (Friday 9 a.m.): Monroe-Woodbury (Dayzondra Gonzalez, Sharise Walker, Heather Eriksson, Christina Zelenoy, Jennifer Boyle)
1,600 relay (Saturday 2:35 p.m.): Monroe-Woodbury (Jennifer Boyle, Sabrina Brooks, Randi Gomez, Dayzondra Gonzalez, Sharise Walker)
High jump (Friday 7 p.m.): Jessica Armand (Warwick); Tiyi Boone (Newburgh Free Academy)
Long jump (Saturday 12 p.m.): Brittany Bryant (Cornwall); Olivia Jebb (Cornwall)
Triple jump (Friday 9:30 a.m.): Tiyi Boone (Newburgh Free Academy)

Freshman Girls
1-mile (Friday 1:40 p.m.): Darby Ginley (Warwick)

Boys championship
400 (Saturday 3:28 p.m.): Mel Mosely (Middletown)
800 (Saturday 3:12 p.m.): Ryan Brennan (Monroe-Woodbury)
110 hurdles (Friday 4:20 p.m.): Adam Abdur-Rahman (Middletown); Selwyn Maxwell (Don Bosco Prep, N.J.; lives in Monroe)
400 hurdles (Saturday 1:55 p.m.): Adam Abdur-Rahman (Middletown); Manny Mosely (Middletown)
440 shuttle hurdles relay (Saturday 10:40 a.m.): Don Bosco Prep, N.J. (Selwyn Maxwell of Monroe)
2,000 steeplechase (Saturday 12:20 p.m.): Paddy Grandinali (Warwick)
400 relay (Friday 8:30 p.m.): Don Bosco Prep, N.J. (Selwyn Maxwell of Monroe)
1,600 relay (Saturday 4:43 p.m.): Middletown (Manny Mosely, Webb Pierre, Shakoy Burton, Mel Mosely, Adam Abdur-Rahman); Newburgh Free Academy (Antione Davis, Terrel Moore, Shaquille Wimberly, Isaiah Valentine, Bryan Baldwin)
3,200 relay (Friday 9:50 p.m.): Warwick (Ray Farinella, Dan Paez, Tim Luthin, Aaron Peterson, Grant Parrelli); Monroe-Woodbury (Ryan Brennan, Sean Egan, Tom Papazicos, Patrick Rooney, David Hadaller)
800 sprint medley (Saturday 11:35 a.m.): Middletown (Darin Brown, Webb Pierre, Mel Mosely, Manny Mosely, Adam Abdur-Rahman); Newburgh Free Academy (Roberto Joseph, Antione Davis, Darious Reynolds, Makeithin Reynolds, Ralph Ballamour)
Distance medley (Saturday 9:50 a.m.): Warwick (Dan Paez, Kevin Grosso, Ray Farinella, Tim Luthin, Adrian Stelmach)
High jump (Saturday 2 p.m.): Xavier Mc Allister (Newburgh Free Academy); Mel Mosely (Middletown)
Hammer (Friday 12:15 p.m.): T.J. Servino (Monroe-Woodbury)
Javelin (Friday 11:30 a.m.): Tyler Yee (Don Bosco Prep, N.J.; lives in Florida, N.Y.)

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