Sports

Late touchdown sinks Goldbacks

The Newburgh Free Academy football team was less than two minutes away from getting away with it. Despite a myriad of mistakes that included interceptions, fumbles, bad snaps, a poorly executed …

Goldback girls split pair of games

The Newburgh Free Academy girls’ soccer team split a pair of Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association crossover games last week. The Goldbacks opened the week with a week with a …

Goldbacks drop Minisink in opener

Semaj Branch could have just fallen on the football and the Newburgh Free Academy Goldbacks would have taken a loss on the play. The Goldbacks were already leading, but Branch, playing offensive …

Goldbacks get first win of the season

The Kingston Tigers may have had more opportunities, but the Newburgh Free Academy Goldbacks made the most of the ones they had. Javier Rodriguez scored four goals, leading the Goldbacks to their …

Goldback girls blank Kingston in opener

Marina Parodo got the Newburgh Free Academy girls’ soccer team out of the gate fast. Her goal just two minutes into the Goldbacks’ match against the division-rival Kingston Tigers got …

Youth football season kicks off in Newburgh

The town of Newburgh Division 2 Goldbacks suffered a 13-0 loss to the Washingtonville Wizards on Sunday afternoon at Academy Field. The game was the middle of three Orange County Youth Football …

NFA boys drop soccer opener to Cornwall

The Newburgh Free Academy boys’ soccer team lost 10 seniors from last year’s Section 9 Class AA semifinalist team. Recovering from that is a tough task for any team. Add little …

Goldback girls make big splash in new pool

It’s been nearly three years since the Newburgh Free Academy girls’ swim team has hosted a meet. But the Goldbacks inaugurated their new pool in a big way last Thursday with a 97-76 …

Last season’s bad taste leaves Goldbacks hungry

Things are starting to feel a little bit more normal on the gridiron at Newburgh Free Academy’s Academy Field. At the end of the first week of August preseason, the Goldbacks capped off …

Strong finish gives Newburgh girls reason for optimism

The last season was a strange one. Even though not considered a higher-risk sport by the New York State Dept. of Health, Section 9 opted to move the sport to the Fall 2 season that was played in …

Fall season to begin on schedule

All Fall sports are a go. Official word came four days after the official start of Fall practice. The Section 9 Athletic Council announced on Friday it will conduct the Fall 2001 season in all …

Fall practice begins amid uncertainty

All Fall sports are on. So far. All area fall athletes took the field, or court, or swimming pool on Monday for the start of the Fall 2021 athletic season. That start happened without official …