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Head coach Zack Williams is seen here standing with Edward Domanico, Josh Bryant, Matthew Johnson and Aleksey Makarov of Newburgh Free Academy’s 200 medley relay team. The team is headed to the state championships on March 4 and March 5 on the Erie Community College campus in Buffalo after a third-place time of 1:39.61 at the Section IX swimming championships. (photos by Darren Bryant)

See the Feb. 26 print editions of The Sentinel and Orange County Post for local basketball, cheerleading and track coverage. 

Gardnertown Observes Black History Month

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In the school lobby, Assistant Principal Beverley Johnson displayed black history books and artifacts.

Gardnertown Fundamental Magnet School observed February as Black History Month throughout the building through various educational activities, projects and historical lessons.


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The five seniors on the Washingtonville Wizards varsity basketball team recently honored at Senior Night were (from left to right): No. 11 Brian Picone, No. 21 Phil Kingly, No. 14 Nick Arthur, No. 32 Brian McDonough and No. 20 Noah Fuentes. (photo provided)

See the Feb. 19 print editions of The Sentinel and Orange County Post for local wrestling, swimming, basketball and gymnastics coverage. 

Washingtonville Wins Against Warwick

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Ryan Johnson just escapes the outstretched hands of Warwick’s Gene Decker for the layup. (photo by Cathie Deoul)

Washingtonville 63, Warwick 53

On senior night in Washingtonville, the Wizards (9-7) prevailed over the Warwick Wildcats (4-11), as they won 63-53. The leading scorers for the Wizards were Brian Picone with 20 points, and Nick Arthur with another double-double having 14 points and 10 rebounds. Billy Aussenheimer was 4-for-5 beyond the arc for 12 points. Washingtonville is now (10-8, 4-2 OCIAA).

Wizards’ game summary by Washingtonville student Sean Lynch.

Dancers Rock Halftime Show

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(photo by Frank DeSantis)

At halftime of the Newburgh versus Pine Bush boys’ basketball game, the Newburgh crowd was treated to a spectacular performance by the Newburgh Performing Arts Academy dancers. Girls from every age group entertained a packed house at Newburgh Free Academy.

In 2011, the Boys and Girls Club of Newburgh merged with the NPAA, a school for the arts offering children opportunities to study high quality instruction in dance, music, theater and art to children and youth ages 3-18 along with adults. Their mission statement is to educate and enrich the quality of life of individuals in underserved communities through instruction in and access to the various creative art forms.

For more photos and coverage see the Friday, Feb. 12 edition of The Sentinel. 

Washingtonville Wrestles Against Warwick

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Giovanni Perez looks to shoot against Paul Ginley of Warwick. (photos by Cathie Deoul)

By Katie Dillon

The Washingtonville Wizards faces a tough Warwick Wildcats team on Friday, Jan. 22. The final score being 42-36. A huge match that got the Washingtonville crowd going wild as sophomore Max Kissack who won in overtime making his record 21-7. Wrestler Brandon Bobe, 145 pounds, had a great match also pinning his opponent in the second period upping his record to 24-3. Overall, the Wizards are having a great season.

Katie Dillon is a Washingtonville student writer.


Cornwall’s Vizethann Earns 100th Victory

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Cornwall 138-pound wrestler Ryan Vizethann is all smiles as he admires his 100th victory banner at the Mid-Hudson Tournament. (photo by Sabrina Allison Toto)

Cornwall’s Ryan Vizethann has been a wrestler since the eighth grade, now he is the captain of the Green Dragons wrestling team. On Dec. 27 Ryan earned his 100th Section IX wrestling victory. Vizethann is the 16th wrestler from Cornwall High School with 100 or more wins. As a senior he’s headed to a successful career in Section IX wrestling.

For more photos and coverage see the print editions of The Sentinel and Orange County Post.