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Goldbacks fall in Class AA semifinal

The Newburgh Free Academy football team got off to a good start. The Goldbacks struck first but the Section 1 champion Carmel Rams struck most often scoring four touchdowns in the second quarter …

NFA boys return to their home pool

The Newburgh Free Academy boys’ swimming and diving team is homeless no longer. Even though the Goldbacks had more of a season than some of their other counterparts last winter, their …

Bowlers looking ahead to a normal season

It’s been a long time since the Newburgh Free Academy boys’ bowling team won the Section 9 championship in early 2020 but had its trip to Syracuse for the New York State Public High …

Basketball set to resume at NFA

The last time an interscholastic sport took place at Newburgh Free Academy, the boys’ basketball team suffered a state regional semifinal to Section 1’s Horace Greeley. That was March …

Goldbacks win overtime thriller

It was going to be the last play of the game. Either the Arlington Admirals were going to score a game-winning two-point conversion or the Newburgh Free Academy Goldbacks were going to make a …

Jake Lanzer to join the Red Storm

More than a year after making his verbal commitment, Newburgh Free Academy senior Jake Lanzer made it official. The Goldbacks’ left-handed starting pitcher on Wednesday, signed his National …

Goldbacks overcome obstacles to win Section 9 crown

Everything seemed to be going against the Newburgh Free Academy football team. The top-seeded Goldbacks already annoyed that the “neutral site” for the Section 9 Class AA championship …

NFA junior commits to Albany

Marissa Scarano has dreamed of playing Division I softball since she was in seventh grade. That dream is one step closer to reality as Scarano, a junior on the Newburgh Free Academy softball team, …

Goldbacks advance to Section 9 championship

Earlier in the year, the Newburgh Free Academy Goldbacks found themselves on the outside looking in at the Section 9 Class AA playoffs due to a technicality in the COVID-19 rules. There were no …

NFA girls 8th, boys 9th at Bear Mountain

Devin Batelic finished 18th leading the Newburgh Free Academy boys’ cross-country team to a ninth-place finish at the Section 9 Class A championship race on Thursday at Bear Mountain State …

NFA girls 8th at Section 9 swimming

Megan Cameron finished fifth in the 200-yard individual medley, helping the Newburgh Free Academy girls’ swimming and diving team to an eighth-place finish at the Section 9 championships on …

Goldbacks blanked in Class AA championship

The Newburgh Free Academy boys’ soccer team saw its season end by the one team that it couldn’t get around in three tries. The third-seeded Goldbacks advanced to the Section 9 Class …