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Valley Central honored 11 student-athletes who have committed to play collegiate sports.

Valley Central athletes make college plans

Emily Librandi started swimming when she was about 7 or 8 years old. She would become a varsity swimmer at Valley Central and swim on …
Dylan Jowell looks for space to clear the ball.

Panthers top Newburgh in lacrosse

Newburgh Free Academy’s boys’ lacrosse led Wallkill 2-1, Monday, April 8, after Alex Lewis gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead …
The Vikings raced back in the second half to tie it and push the game into overtime.

Viking girls top Highland in overtime

When Valley Central’s girls’ lacrosse team played Highland at home Wednesday, April 10, the Vikings trailed 6-4 at the …
Lainey Bell led the field with a 43 against Monroe-Woodbury.

Bell sisters lead VC golfers to victory

Valley Central’s girls’ golf team won its division in 2018, and Lainey Bell, then a freshman, was the team’s best …
Gianna Allessendro, a minor leaguer, pulls in the season’s ceremonial first pitch.

National pasttime

The ground was wet, following the white coating that graced the region the day before, but the sun was making its way through the cool …
Zachary Smith is congratulated after his first-inning home run.

Bushmen power not enough to outlast FDR

On a windy day, Wednesday, April 3, when afternoon power outages were sporadic in some areas, Pine Bush’s baseball team tried to …
Valley Central’s A.J. Williams survived this check standing up.

Vikings prevail in opener

Valley Central’s boys’ lacrosse team opened the season Wednesday, March 27, against Red Hook at Mount Saint Mary …

‘The Voice of the Vikings’ is remembered

The man behind the voice that called every Valley Central touchdown for nearly three decades is being lovingly remembered, following …
Marc Gagliardi defends this Highland player for Wallkill.

Panthers fall to Highland for first loss

The boys’ lacrosse teams from Highland and Wallkill entered their game Thursday in Marlboro both undefeated at 2-0, but Highland …
T.J. Crowley moves the ball for Wallkill.

Panthers win opener 12-7

When Wallkill’s boys’ lacrosse team opened the season Wednesday, March 20, there was not the chill that usually accompanies this …
Amanda Paulus returns to play second base this season.

Valley Central girls have matured since last season’s 3-13

After finishing 3-13 last season, Valley Central’s softball team comes back with many players this spring, and they are a little …

Valley Central’s Cummings inducted into wrestling Hall of Fame

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame of the Upstate New York State Chapter announced their new inductees into the National Wrestling …
More than 550 runners and walkers competed in Montgomery’s 5K race.

Ben Jones braves elements to win 5K

It may have been the first Saturday of spring, but winter’s grip still held the morning in the Village of Montgomery for the Run for …
After losing 10 seniors, Pine Bush returns after a sectional semifinal loss last year and moves to Division 2 in Class AA.

Bushmen lose 10 from last year’s team

Pine Bush’s baseball team finished last season 16-3 with a loss to Warwick in the Section 9, Class AA semis. The Bushmen …
Greg Osterhout will pitch and play first for the Vikings this spring.

Vikings look to rebound from last year’s lost season

Valley Central’s varsity baseball team returns following a 2018 season in which the team slumped to 4-16 after reaching the …
Runners took off on winter’s final Sunday with a strong head wind during Wallkill’s annual 5K race to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Race ends in a photo finish

They took off with a headwind in the hamlet of Wallkill Sunday morning during the annual Shamrock Scramble 5K, and Pine Bush’s …

Vikings slide down to Class B

After finishing 6-10 in 2018 and losing in the Section 9, Class A semis to Monroe-Woodbury, Valley Central’s boys’ lacrosse team …

VC’s Crisfield headed for St. John Fisher

In the gym at Valley Central last week, Mark Crisfield was honored as a graduating senior who will play collegiate athletics next year. Crisfield will play football next year at Saint John Fisher …
Lauren Bell enters first varisty season for Valley Central golf Lauren Bell is a Valley Central seventh grader, and she is playing her first varsity golf season this spring with her sister, Lainey, a freshman, who joined the team two years ago. Last week …
Randy Rosario enters 3rd varsity season Randy Rosario started playing lacrosse six years ago, and now the sophomore is playing his third varsity season for Valley Central. And he opened the season this spring with four goals when the …
Amanda Paulus anchors VC’s infield Soon after Valley Central’s Amanda Paulus started playing T-ball, she was in a dugout, clamoring to always take her turn at the plate. “Always grabbed my bats,” said Paulus, …
Seth Logan returns to pitch for the Vikings Seth Logan led Valley Central’s baseball team in hitting last season as a sophomore. Now the junior returns this spring to pitch for the Vikings and play in the outfield. “Right now …