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Minisink Valley Athletics

Minisink Valley has a long and proud tradition of athletic participation and excellence thanks to our engaged students, strong community support, committed and dedicated teachers, coaches, support personnel, administrators, and our Board of Education. Our teams have captured numerous Orange County League and Section IX titles. We have also achieved several state championships and frequent state rankings. Not least of all, we are very proud of having received numerous team-sportsmanship and scholar-athlete team awards. We encourage all students to take part in our athletic programs to enrich their experience at Minisink Valley! Go Warriors!

NOTE: Information for elite Middle School students participating with High School teams, and for Athletic Placement Process (APP) information click here. Additional APP forms can be found by following the link below.

ATHLETICS DIRECTOR

Timothy Bult
355-5172
tbult@minisink.com

WARRIORS FOOTBALL TEAM FIRST HOME GAME, SEP. 8

Posted September 7 at 12:24pm

By Coach Scott Hendershot

The 2017 Minisink Valley varsity football team opens the season with high expectations, in spite of counting with only two returning starters on both sides of the ball.

The team is led by Andrew Fenner and Jake Fogler on the offensive line. Vinny and Dominic Vetrano (twins) are two returning defensive players who bring a lot of intensity and heart. Ray Razukiewicz QB and Austin Jedziniak WR contribute valuable experience to the offensive. Junior defensive end, Anton Juncaj, has shown tremendous talent thus far.

Our first home game is Fri., Sep. 8, 7PM kickoff, against the defending Section 9 champions, Newburgh Free Academy. Please come out and support us.

2017 GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING TEAM

Posted August 31 at 9:26am

By Coach Megan Donnelly

 

The season is off to an exciting start with the return of many of our swimmers and divers, and the energy of nine new team members.

 

The early preseason was spent doing lots of drills and dry-land exercises to target specific skills and enhance performance throughout the season.

 

We have also been focused on team building activities to strengthen us a unit, in the lead up to competition.

 

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MINISINK'S BOYS VARSITY SOCCER TEAM 2017

Posted August 29 at 8:44am

By Coach Kevin Burns

The Minisink boys varsity soccer team will open their 2017 season on Thu., September 7, against Middletown at 4 p.m., at Middletown's Faller Field complex.  They return home on Sat., September 9, to play against Monroe at 10 a.m., for their first home match of the year.  

This year's team returns 10 players from the 2016 squad that earned the second seed in the Section IX tournament.  

We have a nice mix of younger players combined with our experienced, returning players.  The team has set high goals, and we are looking forward to the challenges we face over the next few months.  

2017 GIRLS TENNIS

Posted August 25 at 9:06am

By Coach Jeffrey Malara

Minisink Valley’s girls tennis teams have been hard at work since August 14.

Top returning players include Ellie Sirico and Tianna Popstein in singles, and Julia Ratynski, Sarah Cerutti and Emma Hogan in doubles. The addition of newcomers Olivia Sirico, an 8th grader, and Celesta Blezy, a 10th grader, will provide some depth to the singles lineup, for years to come.

We are excited for a successful and healthy season, with the returning players leading the way!

THE 2017 GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

Posted August 24 at 4:18pm

By Coach Edward Sucich

Minisink’s girls cross country team started practicing for the upcoming fall season on August 14.

Returning top runners are junior Giuliana Sadler, junior Victoria Bruger, junior Claire Brenner, and sophomore Julia Wallace. Seniors Ebony Oenga and Meghan Putnam, known for their solid work habits, are expected to provide leadership and set a good example. Eight grader Kailey Tvedt is a runner to keep an eye on. Her talent, work ethic and determination are an asset to the team and a promise of future success.

Our first meet is Wed., Sep. 6, when we will be hosting Washingtonville. Good luck girls!

THE 2017 BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

Posted August 24 at 3:59pm

By Coach Joseph D'Antono

 

With 38 boys on the roster at the outset of August practice, Minisink Valley boys cross country team is set to begin the 2017 fall season.

 

Leading the team are seniors Jamie Granata and Scott Wortmann, and junior Aiden Berlinski. Granata and Wortman qualified for the New York State Public High School Class A Championship meet a year ago. Berlinski narrowly missed qualifying for the state meet.

 

The 2017 team returns 5 of 7 runners from last year’s school-best third-place finish at the Section IX Class A Championship meet, and adds 14 freshmen who were part of the varsity track and field team last spring, as 8th graders. The incoming athletes are led by Steve Struk and Alex Krupinski.

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MINISINK GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER TEAM 2017

Posted August 23 at 2:25pm

Minisink’s 2017 girls varsity soccer team is 18 players strong: one 8th grader, three freshmen, four sophomores, two juniors, and eight seniors. Eleven of them are experienced varsity players who finished the 2016 season as Section IX Class AA semifinalists.

“We are thrilled to have a seasoned group of student-athletes who are stepping up and taking developing players under their wings,” said Erin Natalizio, head coach.

COMING UP:

  • Sat., Aug. 26, at 12 PM: First multi-scrimmage, at Marlboro HS
  • Wed., Sep. 6, at 4 PM:  Season’s official kickoff, at Faller Field, Middletown HS
  • Fri., Sep. 8, at 4 PM: First home opener, vs. Monroe-Woodbury HS

GO WARRIORS!

WARRIOR FOOTBALL CHEERLEADING NEWS

Posted August 17 at 11:02am

By Coach Patti Archieri

Cheerleading takes a high level of dedication, athleticism, strength, commitment to your team, hard work and a positive attitude.
Middle and high school students came out this week to demonstrate their ability to perform a number of skills for the JV & Varsity cheerleading squads including stunting, tumbling, motion techniques, flexibility, and jumps. 

Before the start of the season, the teams are participating in a cheerleading camp offered by the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA). UCA specializes in high-quality educational training for college and high school cheerleaders through summer camps and clinics.

Minisink's coaches and athletes are looking forward to cheering on our Warriors this Fall! 

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FALL SPORTS BEGIN AUG. 14

Posted August 8 at 3:17pm
  • FALL SPORTS for all Varsity and Junior Varsity teams begin Monday, August 14
  • MODIFIED SPORTS for all teams begin on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 5

For complete information, including physicals, forms and practice schedules, click on the Fall Information link in the top section of the Athletics page. Click here to download all required registration forms, or follow the Forms link in the same section. 

BOYS LACROSSE CAMP: HIGH PARTICIPATION AND HARD WORK

Posted July 27 at 3:05pm

A hardworking group of forty boys in grades 3-8 participated in this year’s Boys Lacrosse Summer Camp, July 17-21.

The program was co-directed by Chad Lakeman, boys lacrosse coach, and Chad Lakeman Jr., a middle school teacher. Coaching staff involved Minisink Valley varsity and JV lacrosse players.

To learn more about our lacrosse programs, visit Minisink Valley Lacrosse Booster Club and Minisink Valley Youth Lacrosse.