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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Class AA superpowers Monroe-Woodbury and NFA ready for latest showdown

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider When asked about Newburgh’s looming showdown with Monroe-Woodbury, running back Giani Hill broke out a sports cliché that would make some coaches proud. “We try to take one game at a time and not get ahead of ourselves,” Hill said. Then Hill conveyed how he and his teammates …
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Cornwall moves to 5-0 after win over M-W in much hyped showdown

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff CORNWALL — The field at Cornwall Central Middle School was filled with mud holes and cleat spikes after Cornwall’s 34-21 victory over Monroe-Woodbury in a showdown of Section 9 powers. Within minutes of the opening kickoff, the football field looked like a battlefield.  And there were two …
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Section 9 super powers Monroe-Woodbury and Cornwall set for showdown

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider The game was built up last season like it was the Super Bowl and Cornwall vs. Newburgh lived up to the hype. Final score: Cornwall 31, Newburgh 28 in a game that had a championship buzz surrounding it. The countdown to Super Bowl II has begun and it …
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Filling in for his older brother, sophomore QB Anthony Campione throws six TD’s in M-W win

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Campione lit it up again Friday night in Monroe-Woodbury’s 70-0 Section 9 Class AA win over Kingston. However, it wasn’t Steven making plays for the Crusaders. His brother, Anthony, a sophomore, started in place of his injured older brother, throwing for 240 yards and six touchdowns. Anthony Campione, …
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