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Section 9 footballers

O’Neill dedicates Class B semifinal win to late assistant coach Christopher Page

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Insider Staff  MIDDLETOWN — The O’Neill football team was playing for much more than a Class B final appearance. They dedicated their season to former junior varsity coach and English teacher Christopher Page, who died in a car crash on New Year’s Day. The Raiders beat Port Jervis (3-6) 49-19 …
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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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