Rivals Hernandez (M-W) and Smith (NFA) ready to come together at Brockport

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Monroe-Woodbury wide receiver Kenny Hernandez burned several defensive backs last season, but he remembers one challenging match-up: Newburgh’s Vern Smith. “(Smith) played a lot of good defense at corner,” Hernandez said. “It was difficult to go against him.” It was also intense. Monroe-Woodbury and Newburgh are fierce Section …
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Minisink Valley varsity football team

This week, members of the Minisink Valley varsity football team removed the Memorial Day gravesite flags placed at the Orange County’s Veterans Memorial Cemetery by the school’s JROTC last week.

Football right sport for Hartwick-bound DelGuidice

By Sean Lynch Washingtonville – It took a passionate plea and a promise to prioritize his academics, but Rob DelGuidice’s mom Laura let him participate in football for the first time as a sophomore at Washingtonville High. Like most parents, she feared for the injuries that happen in the sport. He had watched football since …
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New coach helps Wilkes University land Burke QB Heath Hoovler

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Jonathan Drach hosted Burke Catholic quarterback Heath Hoovler on two college visits in the span of approximately 10 days. Drach’s title during the first meeting was Hobart offensive coordinator. However, after being named the head coach at Division III Wilkes (Pa.) University in early-February, he made another run …
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Warwick’s Maslanka continues family tradition of wearing prestigious No. 44 jersey

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Robert Maslanka grew up idolizing his brother, John, and followed his every move on the Warwick sideline as a waterboy. Robert looked up to his brother, a linebacker, for a lot of reasons: John Maslanka was a leader, played with passion and as a senior wore No. 44, …
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