2018 footballers

New Paltz pulls off another upset with Class A semifinal win over Goshen

By Doug Johnston Special to Section 9 Football Insider Kingston — Quarterback Ethan Smith’s 16-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter gave sixth-seeded New Paltz, seeking another upset, a four-point lead over Goshen. Of course, Smith was amped. However, he still knew that the Huguenots had work to do. That would come in the …
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Cornwall rolls into Class A championship with blowout win

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Insider Staff MIDDLETOWN — The pressure didn’t get to Aidan Semo in his first career playoff game. The freshman quarterback made it look easy, making plays all game in leading top-seeded Cornwall to a 41-0 win over Minisink Valley, the fifth seed, in a Section 9 Class A semifinal playoff …
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Close friends Meland and Campione ready to battle in Class AA semifinals

By Sean Lynch  Section 9 Insider Staff Monroe-Woodbury quarterback Steven Campione and his counterpart at Pine Bush, Haakon Meland,first met at a baseball tournament in Cooperstown six years ago. They played on the same team and combined for 14 home runs in the week-long tournament. The teams stayed in bunkers, where Campione and Meland really …
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J-Rod’s Week 9 Section 9 Football picks

Wednesday Middletown at Wallkill, 7 p.m.: Middletown has been in every game this year except for Newburgh loss. The pick: Middletown Thursday Saugerties at Kingston, 3:30 p.m.: Saugerties WR Sean Costello looks to add to his Section 9 record for receiving yards in a season. The pick: Saugerties Red Hook at Roosevelt, 6:30 p.m.: Red …
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Tegeler relishes 100th career win and hopes for more for New Paltz

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider New Paltz coach Tom Tegeler shared with what he thought was his unsuspecting his team that he just picked up career win No. 100 after the Huguenots upset third-seeded Warwick in the Class A playoff quarterfinals last Friday. However, Tegeler’s team was way ahead of him. Before the …
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