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Minisink Valley Athletics

Over the years, Minisink Valley has developed an outstanding tradition of athletic participation and excellence due to our wonderful students, the strong support we receive from the community, and the extremely committed and dedicated staff of teachers, coaches, support personnel, administrators and board of education members in the district.

Our teams have captured numerous Orange County League and Section IX titles.  We have been fortunate to garner several state championships and frequent state rankings as well.   Additionally, we are very proud of our many "team sportsmanship awards" and "scholar-athlete" teams.

We encourage all of the students to take part in our athletic programs to enrich their experience here at Minisink Valley!

Go Warriors!

NOTE - Elite Middle School students participating with High School teams - Athletic Placement Process (APP) - Information - Click Here

Additional useful APP documentation can be found under Athletic Forms at the bottom of this page.

ATHLETICS DIRECTOR

Timothy Bult
355-5172
tbult@minisink.com

MINISINK BOYS VARSITY LACROSSE: SEASON WRAP UP AND SENIOR RECOGNITIONS

Posted May 17 at 10:34am

By Coach Chad Lakeman

The Minisink Boys Varsity Lacrosse team wrapped up the 2017 regular season on Tue., May 16, with a 16-0 win over Washingtonville. 

The team celebrated Senior Day by honoring nine graduating athletes at halftime. Each received a custom lithograph to remember his time playing for Minisink Valley.

The Warriors will get a bye in the first round and advance to the Class B Sectional Finals on Wed., May 24, at 4:30 p.m., at Faller Field, Middletown High School.

CONGRATULATIONS to All!  (Additional Photos)

BOYS LACROSSE: SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Posted May 3 at 10:28am

By Coach Chad Lakeman

Minisink’s boys lacrosse team is off to a great start in spite of a challenging schedule. The team stands at 8-3 as it prepares to face its divisional opponents.

We opened the 2017 season with three consecutive losses, including two against top ten teams in New Jersey and Ohio. Once back in Orange County, the team rattled off eight consecutive wins and is looking to make some noise in the sectional playoffs.

Carlos Forde is on his way to become the third leading scorer in Minisink Valley history. He needs only five more goals to reach the 170 career make that would place him third, behind former All-Americans Joe Sessa and Luke Hanson.

Upcoming contests:

  • Fri., May 5, 4:30 p.m., vs. Washingtonville
  • Thu., May 12, 4:30 p.m., vs. Cornwall

WARRIORS FOOTBALL TEAM HELPS PRESERVE LOCAL HERITAGE

Posted May 2 at 10:48am

As part of their year-round give-back activities, Minisink Valley’s varsity football players took part in a cleanup day at the Town of Minisink Museum on April 30.

While they cleaned and moved displays and equipment, and helped set up a working blacksmith forge, our student athletes learned about local history from museum volunteers and members of the heritage commission.  

Once again, players in all grades, and even one eighth grader, answered the call for help from a community organization—and enjoyed lunch and cake with friends and neighbors. 

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VARSITY TENNIS UPDATES

Posted May 1 at 2:03pm

By Coach Jeffrey Malara

The varsity tennis team currently sits at 3-5 overall, with a conference record of 1-3. Coming up, we have 8 matches in 10 school days to complete our season.

 

Chris Balogh playing #1 singles has a record of 3-5; #2 doubles Jordon Spordone and Kevin Lewis have a record of 4-4.

 

We hope to improve our team record with some tough matches in the days ahead.  

TRACK & FIELD PROGRAM: SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Posted May 1 at 1:37pm

By Coach Joseph D'Antono

 

Minisink Valley’s boys and girls track and field teams are off to an impressive start through their first two OCIAA dual meets, and first invitational held at Suffern High School. The team and coaches are confident of continued improvement as the invitational season now resumes, and championship meets kick off at the end of the May.

 

 

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STRONG START FOR GIRLS VARSITY SOFTBALL TEAM

Posted May 1 at 12:49pm

By Coach Bruce Guyette

The challengers of a wet spring did not dampen the resolve of Minisink’s girls varsity softball team. They are off to a strong star, winning their first five games of the young 2017 season.

Junior pitcher Alayna Savaglio has been sensational on the mound, and at the plate. Alayna has a 5-0 pitching record, a sparkling 1.17 ERA, and she boasts 49 strikeouts in 30 innings pitched. She is also leading the team offensively with 2 home runs, 4 extra-base hits, 9 runs batted in, and a batting average of .500. 

Other women Warriors enjoying a fast start are sophomore Arianna Guarracino with a batting average of .571 and 5 RBIs, and sophomore Kourtney Ketcham with a batting average of .467 and 5 RBIs. The rest of the team is demonstrating great balance with four other players with 5 RBIs, and three players with batting averages over .300. 

TWO MVHS SENIOR SCHOLAR ATHLETES RECOGNIZED AT COUNTYWIDE CEREMONY

Posted May 1 at 12:24pm

Minisink Valley High School seniors Erin Clifford and Jack Wilson Golden were recognized at the Senior Scholar Athlete Breakfast of the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association on April 20, at Kuhl’s Highland House in Middletown.

 

Erin Clifford – A swimming, diving and golf athlete, and a high-achieving student, Erin’s activities and accomplishments include the National Honor Society, Class Vice President, Class Treasurer, Varsity Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Team Captain, NYSPHSAA Diving Champion, Times Herald Record Swimmer/Diver of the Year, and Diving All-American. Erin’s grade point average (GPA) stands at 100.13. Her community service includes the food pantry at Holy Cross Catholic Church, and math tutoring. In the fall of 2017, Erin will attend the University of Connecticut on an athletic academic scholarship as a pre-med biology major.

 

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2017 VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM HAS WILL TO WIN

Posted May 1 at 10:59am

By Coach David Benedetto

Our varsity baseball team is off to a good start with a 6-1 overall record, and 3-0 in our division. We are coming off of a 3-games sweep over Washingtonville, and we have key division games coming up against rivals Valley Central and Warwick.

The team is led by senior tri-captains Richie Cummings, Ross Bartziokas, and Brian Carey, along with seniors Tyler DeGeorge, Garrett Doherty, Luke Dombal, Keegan Flanagan, Ben Golden, Jack Golden, and Bruce Miller.

Rounding out the roster are juniors Colby Butts, Tim Curtis, Luke Duffy, Lanny Ferdinandsen, and Dylan Knapp. We have a great group of players and good team chemistry. With our leadership, skill, and heart, we are capable of making a good run this season. This team has the will to win, and plays every day with school pride. They are true Warriors.

BOYS GOLF NEWS: GROWING NUMBER OF FEMALE PLAYERS COULD MEAN GIRLS TEAM IN 2018

Posted May 1 at 10:50am

By Coach Luke McDonald

This is an exciting year for golf in Minisink Valley. We started strong in our matches, led by returners Brandon Bell, Joe Tarr, and eighth grader Andrew Tanous.  We also have some new male and female players influence our matches: Erin Clifford, Sydney Buck, Ryan Pietraszka, Thomas Cunningham, Andrea Andalis, Mike McKeon, and Sherman Schaller. This group is playing a great game and hitting them straight.

Although we are listed as a boys golf program, we have 11 girls on our team. In response to this increased interest, we are working toward fielding a girls golf team in the spring of 2018.

We are very proud of all our players and hope they will continue to learn and improve, as we move forward.  

SIX MINISINK ATHLETES SIGN NCAA LETTERS OF INTENT

Posted April 25 at 3:14pm

Minisink Valley High School is proud to announce and recognize six additional seniors in the athletics program who are slated to pursue their sport at college level in the fall.

 

Joined by their coaches and family members, Garrett Doherty (swimming), Nicholas Abruzzese (ice hockey), Zachary Knowlton (lacrosse), Arthur Scrima (cross country), Olivia Leger (swimming) and Thomas Reiser (track & field) signed their Letters of Intent with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in a ceremony held in the high school gymnasium on Wednesday, April 19.

 

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