Minisink Valley is once again making the trip to the SRC Arena & Events Center in Syracuse with one goal in mind – the NYSPHSAA D1 Dual Meet Championship! The Warriors punched their ticket to the state dual meet championships by dominating the competition at the Section 9 Dual Meet Championships on January 11th and 12th. After receiving an opening round bye, Minisink defeated Warwick 72-0 in the quarterfinals advancing them to Day 2 of the tournament. In the semifinals, the Warriors rolled over NFA by a score of 58-6 setting up a final’s showdown with long-time rival Monroe Woodbury. The Crusaders battled to the end, but Minisink Valley just had too much horsepower and defeated Monroe Woodbury by a score of 57-6.
With their win at the Section 9 Duals, the Warriors have earned the right to represent Section 9 at the NYSPHSAA Dual Meet Championships in Syracuse on January 29th. Minisink won the state championships in 2020. There was no tournament in 2021 due to COVID-19. The pools have been released for this year’s tournament, and to nobody’s surprise, Minisink Valley is the top seed in the Division 1 tournament! Best of luck to Coaches Gallagher, Hendershot, Potter, Byrne, and Raccioppi and the entire Minisink Valley wrestling program in their quest for NYS team supremacy!