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1 Column: Should Section 1 simplify the seeding process?

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For those of you who pay attention to the winter sports playoffs — as I’m sure many of you do — you’ve probably heard about some of the hiccups that have occurred with the seedings for the major sports. The seeding meetings for boys basketball, girls basketball and hockey have…

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0 Snapchat: Let’s give this a try…

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If you’re a current high school soccer player (or student, for that matter), I’d be willing to bet that you’re on Snapchat. If you’re a parent, chances are you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. Either way, we’ve discussed having some of our @lohud reporters start to use the…

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0 Lohud Boys Soccer Rankings: FINAL edition of 2014

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It’s time to wrap-up the 2014 season, which means that it’s time for our final set of #lohudsoccer power rankings. It’s also difficult to weigh regular season performance vs. the playoffs, but I tend to lean towards the teams that finished strong, which is why you’ll see teams that performed…

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0 2014 All-Section team

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The 2014 Section 1 award winners were announced at last night’s All-Section dinner, and I have the full list. Be sure to check Nov. 30’s edition of The Journal News for our full all-star teams, as well as your fan-selected teams. I’ll also have new rankings coming in the next…

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States
0 States: No Section 1 champs for fifth time in six years

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The state playoffs came to a close on Sunday at Middletown High, and for the second consecutive year, there were no state champs from Section 1. As is usually the case, Section 11 was the most successful in the state, with champions in two classes — Commack in AA and…

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0 States: Byram’s run comes to an end in OT heartbreaker

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MIDDLETOWN — For a stretch of about five minutes, it looked as if Brandon Drossman’s fairy-tale run of clutch postseason goals might propel Byram Hills to the Class A state title game. But the magic ran out in Saturday’s state semifinal at Faller Field in a 2-1 overtime loss to Greece…

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0 Fan vote: Rockland All-Stars

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The voting for the Westchester/Putnam fan-selected team has been wild already, and I think it’s about time that we get the festivities going in Rockland. I put up a few less nominees since there are fewer teams to select from, but feel free to add any write-in candidates. Same deal…

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8 Fan vote: Westchester/Putnam All-Stars

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With only one local team still playing — Class A regional champion Byram Hills — I’ve started to lay out my choices for our annual all-star teams, and there are tough decisions to be made at every position. I’m going to make my own all-star selections for both Westchester/Putnam and…

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Regionals
0 Regional finals schedule

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Regional finals will take place across New York on Saturday, and we’ll have three Section 1 champions in action hoping to punch their tickets to the state final four. The Poughkeepsie Journal (@PJSports) will have you covered for John Jay-EF’s Class AA game earlier in the day, and then I’ll…

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1 2014 All-Tournament teams

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As I do every year, I reached out to coaches from around Section 1 at the conclusion of this weekend’s sectional championships and asked for their opinions about who the top playoff performers were. These teams are based on votes that I compiled, sprinkled in with my own opinions of…

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0 Regional semis: Section 1 goes 3 for 4; JJEF, Byram, Rye Neck advance

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CLASS AA John Jay-East Fishkill 4, Monroe-Woodbury 0 After scoring the OT winner in Saturday’s 3-2 sectional final win over Mamaroneck, Kevin Turi struck twice in Wednesday’s dominant 4-0 regional semifinal win over Section 9 champ Monroe-Woodbury at Arlington High. Nik Angyal and Tom Dillman also scored. The Patriots (16-4-1; No.…

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0 NYSSWA Rankings: Section 1 champs move up

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Rightfully so, this week’s set of state rankings from the New York Sportswriters Association reflects how each sectional tournament around New York played out. The highest ranked Section 1 teams in each class are the ones that just won championships. Looking ahead to today’s regional semifinals, 11th-ranked John Jay-East Fishkill…

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0 Player of the Week: Byram Hills’ Brandon Drossman

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Following a week filled with clutch playoff performances, the task of selecting one #lohudsoccer Player of the Week was not an easy one. Of course, I had to start by looking at the four recently crowned championship teams. John Jay-East Fishkill certainly had the most difficult road to a title…

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0 Regionals: Wednesday’s semifinals schedule

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With the final Section 9 championships decided on Monday night, we have our matchups set for Wednesday’s regional semifinals. Two games will be played at Arlington HS and two at Middletown, and we’ll have a reporter at each of them. The Poughkeepsie Journal (@PJSports) will be handling John Jay-EF’s Class…

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