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Finochio already making an impact as Washingtonville’s coach

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff Surrounded by the Section 9 Class AA and A champions from last year, the Washingtonville football team looked like a small fish in a big pond. The Wizards, who finished 3-6 last season, fielded only 21 players on the first day of Cornwall’s camp at New York …
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Cornwall stud RB Woods having a monster offseason in the weight room

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff NEW WINDSOR — Junior running back Amin Woods stomps both feet as he approaches a 315 pound bar in the Cornwall weight room. He squeezes the bar with his hands covered in a chalk-like substance and holds it parallel to his knees. He takes two steps back …
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Army veteran Lavallie excited about opportunity as Valley Central coach

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider New Valley Central football coach Andrew Lavallie’s resume includes only two bullet points of coaching experience. Lavallie once coached an ROTC women’s basketball team from Ohio State at a tournament at Notre Dame and he served as a volunteer assistant for Valley Central’s jayvee boys’ basketball team last …
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Minisink WR Mack eager to get back on the field and make plays

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff SLATE HILL — John Mack is back — and stronger than ever. The 6-foot-4 Minisink Valley wide receiver had 10 touchdowns and 483 receiving yards through five games last season, and helped the Warriors to its second 4-0 start in school history.  His breakout season abruptly ended …
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Sciarra excited to be a head coach again and to be at M-W

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff CENTRAL VALLEY — After a seven year head-coaching hiatus, James Sciarra is returning to the Section 9 head coaching scene as Monroe-Woodbury’s new head coach. Sciarra replaces Ryan Baldock, who left Monroe-Woodbury last month to become the head coach of defending Class A state champion Cornwall.  He …
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