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Staten Island Yankees ‘shocked’ big-league team dumped them

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The Yankees’ decision to reorganize their minor league system was met with anger from another former affiliate on Monday.

After Trenton Thunder owner Joseph Plumeri said the Yankees “betrayed” the organization by ending their relationship with the Double-A franchise over the weekend, Will Smith, owner of the Staten Island Yankees, said the Yankees severing ties with the team that had been a Single-A affiliate was “unacceptable” in a statement released Monday.

“After careful consideration of locations in New York City, our ballpark was approved by the New York Yankees and built in St. George, Staten Island by the City of New York,” Smith said in a statement. “It was planned and agreed-to in 1999 for the express purpose of hosting New York Yankees professional Minor League Baseball. We are shocked at the developments from this past weekend, and we believe what has happened to our organization is unacceptable.”

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Yankees move minor league teams from Trenton, Staten Island

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees will move minor league affiliates out of Staten Island and Trenton, New Jersey, in 2021 as part of a reorganization that is affecting teams across the majors.

The Yankees’ Double-A Trenton team will shift to Somerset County, New Jersey, where the Somerset Patriots have competed in the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball since 1998.

The Class A club that had been in Staten Island since 1999 will move upstate to Hudson Valley, previously an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. The Renegades debuted in Fishkill in 1994 and played two seasons as the Texas Rangers’ New York-Penn League affiliate before connecting with Tampa Bay for the 1996 season.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, which was the Yankees’ alternate training site during the pandemic-shortened season, will remain as New York’s top affiliate.

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2 African Americans pave the way for Black runners in the sport

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NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — They were born decades apart yet when it comes to race, Joseph Gray and the late Ted Corbitt are towering giants in the sport of running.

Corbitt was active during the Jim Crow era. His son Gary Corbitt talked about one particular incident in the mid-’60s.

“He went up the night before a race from Poughkeepsie to Yonkers and he couldn’t find lodging, so he had to come home,” Corbitt said.

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Sweet & sour: John Jay teams embracing the delights and drawbacks of fall sports

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WICCOPEE – The sweet and sour chicken certainly was a silver lining. As is her school day ending before noon, thanks to remote learning.

The coronavirus-caused lockdown and an extended offseason weren’t all bad for Ashley Tricarico, as the John Jay-East Fishkill senior spent much of her free time hiking and developing new skills. She picked up baking and cooking, specializing in Chinese cuisine.

She even offered a tutorial on preparing chicken before field hockey practice Tuesday evening.

But the undeniable camaraderie and all that laughter among teammates when the session began indicated that sports are a worthwhile interruption of that new routine.

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SUNY Ulster tabs Fishkill native McKinney as new men’s hoops coach

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After several assistant coaching stints across New York, helping guide Division II and Division III programs, Marques McKinney has landed at SUNY Ulster.

The Fishkill native was tabbed as the Senators’ new head men’s basketball coach on Monday, the school’s athletic department announced, following Justin Maxwell’s departure in April.

“Marques is the right fit, at the right time for us here at SUNY Ulster,” athletic director Matt Brennie said in a statement. “He brings a wealth of experience at the college level, and has proven himself as a tireless recruiter during his time as an assistant coach. I am excited to see what he can bring to our basketball program, and the students at SUNY Ulster.”

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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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