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Pine Bush’s Smith dedicates 2018 season in memory of brother, Roland

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider The rough mornings have become a little easier for Pine Bush junior Chauncey Smith. However, he often still finds himself lying in bed with tears welling up in his eyes. The loss of his older brother, Roland, is still painful. It is still fresh. The Pine Bush community …
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RB Gumbs steps into spotlight and helps Pine Bush to Class AA semifinal win over Warwick

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Middletown — Tyrese Gumbs is part of Pine Bush’s deep and dangerous group of running backs. However, his role in the Wing-T offense became more prominent when another standout Pine Bush running back, Anthony Potts, was ruled ineligible to play this week. After Saturday night, it’s safe to …
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Wise’s safety difference in Pine Bush’s win over Minisink Valley in Class AA quarters

PB-Minisink Valley By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Slate Hill — Linebacker Frank Wise is usually easy to spot on the Pine Bush sideline. He’s the undersized guy, checking in at 5-foot-5, 170 pounds, who is always full of energy. Wearing his No. 1 jersey, Wise constantly encourages and motivates his teammates when he …
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Seven Section 9 teams ranked in NYSSWA’s first poll of the season

Cornwall checks in the highest at No. 8 in Class A The New York State Sportswriters Association (NYSSWA) released its first rankings of the season on Wednesday. Cornwall was ranked the highest out of any Section 9 teams, checking in at No. 8 in Class A. The Green Dragons are the six-time defending Section 9 …
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Waller turns already dangerous Pine Bush backfield into a “three-headed monster”

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Valley Central rigorously game planned and prepared for Pine Bush running backs Anthony Potts and Xavier Martinez last Friday, pouring over film and scouting reports leading into the showdown. Meanwhile, senior Tyler Waller didn’t gain as much of Valley Central’s attention, and rightfully so. Waller sat out last …
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