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BYU vs. Army game originally scheduled for Sept. 19 postponed due to Cougars’ COVID-19 concerns

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Army and BYU were scheduled to get together for a big-time matchups at Michie Stadium in West Point, New York, on Sept. 19, a game set to air live nationally Saturday afternoon on CBS. That game will have to wait as the schools mutually announced that the game has been postponed due to a small number of positive COVID-19 tests and subsequent contact tracing within the BYU program.

The programs came to a mutual decision to seek an alternate date for their game after consulting state and public health officials.

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COVID-19: New York School Superintendents Call On Cuomo To Call Off Fall Sports

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While Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given the green light for “low-risk” sports to get back in the action as of Monday, Sept. 21, the New York State Council of Superintendents is asking him to reconsider a potential postponement of the fall season.

In a letter to Cuomo sent on Wednesday, Aug. 26, the organization urged Cuomo to reconsider allowing fall sports while acknowledging that “the closing of schools due to the pandemic has led to missed academic and social opportunities for all students.”

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Fishkill CYO Basketball Season Canceled

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Looks like another sport program has fallen victim to COVID-19.

If you live in Dutchess County in the Fishkill/Wappingers area and have children that enjoy playing basketball, odds are that at one time or another you played, or were a part of the St. Marys CYO Basketball program that has been around for many, many years.

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Player From Hudson Valley Makes US Soccer History With Goal

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A soccer player from the Hudson Valley will now be in history books thanks to an incredible performance at the UEFA club competition semifinals.

Tyler Adams from Wappingers Falls has been making a name for himself in the soccer world for several years. After earning his way onto the Red Bulls soccer club, Adams was transferred to RB Leipzig, a professional German soccer team.

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Renegades to host baseball tournament for high-schoolers

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WAPPINGERS FALLS – The Hudson Valley Renegades plan to host an amateur baseball tournament focused on giving graduating high school seniors and their teammates a chance to take the field together one last time.

“With Minor League Baseball announcing last week that we will not be playing a season this summer, we felt the pain that these high school baseball players have been feeling since March,” said Steve Gliner President and General Manager of the Renegades. “We knew that we needed to try something to give these athletes an opportunity to come together as a team, represent their community and have some fun! That is why we will be hosting the Bottom of the 9th Tournament at Dutchess Stadium.”

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New York Says No Fans Allowed At Professional Sporting Events

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As some parts of New York enter Phase 4 of the reopening process, one big question on a lot of peoples’ minds was professional sports. Will it happen? How will they keep everyone safe? The new guidelines were finally issued Wednesday, and you were hoping to attend a game or tailgate, well, you’re out of luck.

Professional sports can resume, but just with no fans. The new guidance went into detail:

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Renegades’ season cancelled due to COVID-19

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WAPPINGERS FALLS – The 2020 Hudson Valley Renegades’ Minor League baseball season has been cancelled, another casualty of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

All Minor League team play has been cancelled this summer.

“These are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history that we’ve had a summer without Minor League Baseball played,” said Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner. “While this is a sad day for many, this announcement removes the uncertainty surrounding the 2020 season and allows our teams to begin planning for an exciting 2021 season of affordable family entertainment.”

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NY-Penn League, HV Renegades put season on hold indefinitely

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The New York-Penn League, Class A Minor League Baseball of Major League Baseball, has delayed the start of their 2020 season indefinitely due to concerns with the Coronavirus Pandemic. The league made the announcement via email to its fans and member clubs on June 12th.

In a statement, League officials said:

“Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the start of the 2020 New York-Penn League season is being delayed indefinitely. The League and its clubs will continue to monitor the situation and work with our Major League Baseball affiliates, while following the recommendations of public health officials and adhering to local reopening guidelines. As always, the health and safety of the New York-Penn League fans, players and staff members are our top priorities. Additionally, the New York-Penn League All-Star Game has been canceled.”

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Rafael Valenzuela of Nogales picked to manage Rays’ Class A team

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Nogales native Rafael Valenzuela was named Monday as the new manager of the Hudson Valley Renegades, the short-season Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays based in Fishkill, N.Y.

The move is another step up for the 32-year-old Valenzuela, who joined the Tampa Bay system five years ago and made his managerial debut in 2019 with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Rays, who finished 25-28.

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