This one seemed improbable. After losing their all-star backcourt of Axel Rodriguez and Casey Burke from their two-straight Section 9 Class A title basketball teams, the New Paltz boys weren’t given much of a chance to do what they did on Saturday, March 7…win their third straight. But that’s what they did, beating number two seed Monticello 69-67 in overtime on a Jackson Soper three-pointer from deep in the corner with just 0:29 left on the clock. With the win, the Huguenots are the first Class A team to ever win back-to-back-to-back titles.
Kingston High School senior Lauren Townsend is closing out her indoor track and field career on a high, earning a spot in this weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association meet thanks to a second place showing in last week’s Section IX qualifier.
The Saugerties High School girls varsity basketball team’s season came to an end on Monday night with a 60-48 loss at FDR in the opening round of the Section IX, Class A playoffs. The #7 seeded Sawyers battled to the end against last year’s sectional champ, weathering an early deficit to take the lead in the second half. Head coach Heather Fanelli felt that Saugerties played one of their best games of the season.
And it took 20 years, but the Huguenots finally won their second MHAL title — this after being in their third straight Final Four and losing in the Final two years in a row — beating Millbrook 64-43 on February 28, with Patrick Murphy — seemingly fully recovered from ankle issues that held him to just eight games played this season — leading the way with 17 points and 12 rebounds, with Justin DeMaria with 15 and Jackson Soper 14.
Kingston High School senior Cameron Fairley earned his way into the New York State Public High School Athletic Association swimming and diving tournament by virtue of his performance in last week’s Section IX qualifying meet at Valley Central.
Section 9 boys’ swimming, wrestling, gymnastics and round ball roundup.
New Paltz’s Ethan Palanca became the first Section 9 wrestler to win titles in both Division 2 and Division 1
The Saugerties High School varsity girls basketball team finished their regular season last week at 13-5, closing out the final week with three crucial wins over tough opponents. With two weeks between their last regular season game and the beginning of the playoffs, the Sawyers are maintaining their momentum with practices, scrimmages, and crossover competition.
It had been a long time since New Paltz won a Division title on the mat. And this one came down to Evan Jansen, the Huguenots 285-pound bruiser wrestling Wallkill’s Jackson Faider in the meet’s final match with New Paltz up a point at 39-38.
The Kingston High School boys basketball team locked up its playoff berth ages ago, and now it’s just a question