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White Plains Tigers Baseball - Repetti Keeps Repeating Wins

White Plains Tigers Baseball – Repetti Keeps Repeating Wins

Tigers’ right-hand pitcher Lukas Repetti is 3-0, after beating the Huguenots 5-1 in New Rochelle, on Thursday, April 18. Repetti pitched six innings, while giving up only three hits and four walks, without relinquishing a run. Repetti was relieved by Kevin Nicholson in the top of the seventh inning, who gave up one run before […]

Sports News: Dereck Whittenburg, a Player, Coach and Now Filmmaker

Sports News: Dereck Whittenburg, a Player, Coach and Now Filmmaker

Dereck Whittenburg first and foremost is a friend. We have been acquainted since his coaching days at Fordham University (2001-2009), when as Head Coach of the Fordham Men’s Basketball team, he led the Rams to their first18-win season since 1991-’92. In fact, Whittenburg’s 18 wins in 2006-07, is the first and only winning season that […]

Boys Hoops Notebook: Mahopac’s Hynes Chosen as Player of Year, Somers’ Decker MVP

Boys Hoops Notebook: Mahopac’s Hynes Chosen as Player of Year, Somers’ Decker MVP

Without question, the 2012-13 Section 1 boys’ hoops campaign was epic on many levels, and the locals from the Putnam/Northern Westchester Examiner-area were right in the thick of the title chase, particularly those in Putnam where they placed three local boys’ programs into the Westchester County Center Final 4 for the first time in history. […]

Ossining Wins First NYS Class AA Girls Hoops Title

Ossining Wins First NYS Class AA Girls Hoops Title

If you go to blue-collar Ossining High School and look around, there are four glossy gold balls from Section 1 Class AA championships, and a slew of NYS regional title plaques. But the one thing that has always eluded the Pride’s girls’ basketball team was a state title. Not anymore; not since last Saturday’s epic […]

Direct Rays: Former Mullet-Wearers Saddened by BIG EAST’s Last Stand as We Know It

Direct Rays: Former Mullet-Wearers Saddened by BIG EAST’s Last Stand as We Know It

Heck, there’s not much I remember about 1985. I know I was rocking the world’s best mullet at SUNY Oneonta, and set the non-fraternal record for most kegs at a house party on 16 Myrtle Avenue (legend has it still standing at 35); though I don’t remember much about that particular day, other than the […]

Direct Rays: Just or Unjust, PV Boys Hoops Coach Ouster Wreaks of Bad Timing

Direct Rays: Just or Unjust, PV Boys Hoops Coach Ouster Wreaks of Bad Timing

There is probably nobody on this planet that has butted heads more with former Putnam Valley boys’ basketball Coach Ed Wallach than me: I reckon we’re just a pair of strong-willed alpha males who truly believe they are rarely wrong in their views. Love him, or not; the cat is set in his ways, but […]

Direct Rays: Ossining Competes Like The Big Leagues, Headley Men Guide Peekskill Girls with Class, Dignity

Direct Rays: Ossining Competes Like The Big Leagues, Headley Men Guide Peekskill Girls with Class, Dignity

It would be sexist of me to suggest that the Ossining High girls’ basketball team play the game like a bunch of crazed girls, so I’ll just go ahead and say they play basketball like boys; ridiculously tough, determined boys, who dive for every 50-50 ball and spend every ounce of energy within them for […]

Stepinac Defeats St. Raymond’s 68-51 in Quarterfinals of Intersectional Championships

Stepinac Defeats St. Raymond’s 68-51 in Quarterfinals of Intersectional Championships

What a difference two weeks makes. Two Sundays ago the Stepinac Crusaders were upset in the first round of the C.H.S.A.A. Playoffs – New York Sectional Quarterfinals to St. Peter’s and this past Sunday they defeated St. Raymond’s 68-51 in the quarterfinals of CHSAA Intersectional Playoffs played at Fordham University. The Crusaders got off to […]

Alexander Hamilton Girls Basketball Capture Section 1 Class C Championship

Alexander Hamilton Girls Basketball Capture Section 1 Class C Championship

Saturday was a very sweet day for the members of the Alexander Hamilton Red Raiders Girls Basketball Team. For the second straight season they captured “The Golden Ball,” for winning the Section 1 Class C Girls Basketball Championship 50-40 over Haldane. The Red Raiders victory on Saturday had so much meaning with so many different […]

Manhattan and Fordham Basketball Led by Stepinac Alumni

Manhattan and Fordham Basketball Led by Stepinac Alumni

Manhattan College Head Coach Steve Masiello is credited with bringing respect and a winning attitude back to the Jaspers Basketball Program. Furthermore, Masiello earned that recognition by establishing the biggest turnaround in the nation for a college basketball program last year. In his first year as a Head Coach, Masiello took Manhattan from a 6-25 […]

Put Valley Tigers Swallowed Whole by 25-0 Warrior Run, Lose to Lourdes in Final 4

Put Valley Tigers Swallowed Whole by 25-0 Warrior Run, Lose to Lourdes in Final 4

There is no way for second-seeded Putnam Valley (18-3) to sugarcoat its scoreless second quarter and the 25-0 run, spanning three quarters  by No.3 Our lady of Lourdes  in last Wednesday’s 56-41 Section 1 Class B semifinal loss at the Westchester County Center. From the 1:19 mark of the first quarter to early in the […]

Kennedy Falls to Blind Book in Class B Semifinals, 39-33

Kennedy Falls to Blind Book in Class B Semifinals, 39-33

No. 3 seed in Class B Kennedy (18-3), after an impressive quarterfinal win over Ardsley, fell just short of reaching the finals; losing 39-33 at the hands of No. 2 Blind Brook at the Westchester County Center in the semifinal round last Tuesday. The Gaels had won 16 in a row going into the semis, Coach […]

Peekskill Stuns Section With Win Over Magnus, Claims Class A Title

Peekskill Stuns Section With Win Over Magnus, Claims Class A Title

The Peekskill High girls’ basketball team walked into the Westchester County Center on Sunday wearing shirts that read, “We started from the bottom, now we’re here!” The print on their shirts couldn’t have been more accurate, with the No. 11 Red Devils starting the season 1-7. Coach Rodney Headley’s hope was to merely win one […]

29 Turnovers, Foul Trouble Costly in Mahopac Final 4 Loss No.5 Indians Eliminated by No.9 New Rochelle, 47-42

29 Turnovers, Foul Trouble Costly in Mahopac Final 4 Loss No.5 Indians Eliminated by No.9 New Rochelle, 47-42

When you commit a ghastly 29 turnovers and your best player is battling foul trouble all game before fouling out with less than two minutes remaining in a Section 1 Class AA Final 4, you probably don’t deserve to win, much less have a chance to do so. Yet somehow, No. 5 Mahopac (17-4) was […]

Mayfield Ends 20th Season with a Loss to Mt. Vernon in the First Round of Playoffs

Mayfield Ends 20th Season with a Loss to Mt. Vernon in the First Round of Playoffs

While not taking anything away from other area high schools’ basketball coaching staffs, one must admit that the City of White Plains has some great leaders in their basketball coaching ranks. Yes, Mamaroneck High School has 2011-12 Conference 2 Coach of the Year Tyrone Carver, who is also an ordained Minister. Furthermore, the Irvington High […]

Greeley's Season Ends With an Outbracket Loss to JFK

Greeley’s Season Ends With an Outbracket Loss to JFK

In the far corner of the Kennedy Catholic gymnasium last Wednesday afternoon, Horace Greeley seniors Harrison Brown, Matt Xie and Teddy Graves stood together one last time, posing for posterity as pictures were taken. Moments earlier, their time as Quaker basketball players had come to a disappointing end with a 64-44 loss to the host […]

Vikings Pull Away to Beat Westlake in the Opening Round

Vikings Pull Away to Beat Westlake in the Opening Round

For most of Friday afternoon’s Class B girls’ playoff game, eighth-seeded Valhalla and ninth-seeded Westlake were neck and neck, neither able to take command on the scoreboard. But early in the fourth quarter, the Vikings finally put their foot down and gained control. They went on a 12-0 run and the Wildcats never recovered. Host […]

Quakers Are Set for the Playoffs After Beating the Tigers

Quakers Are Set for the Playoffs After Beating the Tigers

After starting the season without a loss through its first 14 games, the Horace Greeley hockey team has recently been brought back down to earth. When they took the ice at Brewster Arena on Thursday night to host Pawling, the Quakers were looking for their first victory in nearly three weeks and had dropped three […]

A Sportswriter’s Notebook: White Plains Hockey Wins First Playoff Game

A Sportswriter’s Notebook: White Plains Hockey Wins First Playoff Game

HOCKEY   White Plains   According to www.section1hockey.com the Tigers advanced to the second round of the playoffs after they defeated Eastchester/ Tuckahoe/ Bronxville (ETB) 4-0 and will play New Rochelle on Tuesday in the next round.   “Matt Conroy had two goals, Phil Variano and Brendan McDonough had one. The defense played very well […]

Stepinac Drops to St. Peter’s in Overtime 74-73 in NY AA Sectional Quarterfinals

Stepinac Drops to St. Peter’s in Overtime 74-73 in NY AA Sectional Quarterfinals

Come the postseason in sports you can take two approaches depending upon how your team’s regular season progressed. If your team had a strong and successful regular season a coach would want to stress to his or her players just keep on doing what they’ve been doing. If the regular season has been a struggle […]

Class A Hoops Notebook: No.8 Somers Takes Bark out of Wolves in Opening Round Win; Tuskers Hoping to Knock off No.1 Byram, Advance to Class A Quarters; Peekskill Advances, Panas Does Not

Class A Hoops Notebook: No.8 Somers Takes Bark out of Wolves in Opening Round Win; Tuskers Hoping to Knock off No.1 Byram, Advance to Class A Quarters; Peekskill Advances, Panas Does Not

Someone was going to have to step up for No.8 seed Somers High if visiting No.9 Gorton, or anyone else in the Section 1 Class A basketball tournament, was going in with the attitude “anyone but Decker is going to beat me”. And it became glaringly evident throughout the host Tuskers’ 62-46 opening-round victory last […]

Class AA Boys Hoops Notebook: Hynes Spectacular as No.5 Mahopac Moves on to Class AA Quarters;Indians Poised for Showdown with No.4 Arlington; Winners Dance at County Center

Class AA Boys Hoops Notebook: Hynes Spectacular as No.5 Mahopac Moves on to Class AA Quarters;Indians Poised for Showdown with No.4 Arlington; Winners Dance at County Center

Vengeance, said the fictional Klingons, is a dish best served cold, and things should be pretty frosty this Wednesday on account of the fact that No.5 Mahopac’s 61-31 Section 1 Class AA opening-round win over visiting No.12 Mamaroneck last Friday night set up a quarterfinal showdown with No.4 host Arlington this Wednesday. It is a […]

Skelly's Miraculous Shot Saves the Season for the Bobcats

Skelly’s Miraculous Shot Saves the Season for the Bobcats

This wasn’t the way it was supposed to end for the highly regarded Byram Hills basketball team — 10 miles away from the Westchester County Center on the very first day of the sectional tournament, against a 17th-seeded opponent that had finished the regular season  four games under .500, in front of several hundred suddenly […]

Setters Fall to New Haven as Losing Skid Reaches Four Games

Setters Fall to New Haven as Losing Skid Reaches Four Games

There have been bumps in the road all season for the Pace University men’s basketball team. But now they’re appearing with alarming frequency. “Yeah, we’re having a hard time getting over the hump,” conceded Setters coach Jim Harter late Sunday evening after his team had fallen to visiting New Haven 62-52 in an NE-10 game […]

Fox Lane Pulls Away in the Second Half to Beat Greeley

Fox Lane Pulls Away in the Second Half to Beat Greeley

For one half anyway, last Tuesday evening’s game between Fox Lane and Horace Greeley didn’t seem like a matchup between two teams heading in opposite directions. The score was tied on six different occasions and the lead changed hands half a dozen times too. Eventually, though, the Foxes began to take command after intermission. They […]

Clutch Free Throws Lift the Quakers to a Victory at Rye

Clutch Free Throws Lift the Quakers to a Victory at Rye

Horace Greeley senior Jackie Brett had only made six of her 10 earlier free throws last Thursday evening when she stepped to the line again with just 4.2 seconds remaining and the Quakers’ contest at Rye hanging in the balance. Still, there wasn’t anyone else the Quakers would rather have had standing there to take […]

Girls Hoops Notebook: No.11 Peekskill Upsets No.4 Beacon; No.3 Lakeland Stunned by Rye; Hen Hud, Kennedy, Ossining Advance to Quarterfinals

Girls Hoops Notebook: No.11 Peekskill Upsets No.4 Beacon; No.3 Lakeland Stunned by Rye; Hen Hud, Kennedy, Ossining Advance to Quarterfinals

If there is one thing Peekskill High proved this season, it’s that a slow start can be made up for with a strong finish. The Red Devils began the season on a four-game losing streak, but ended winning six of their last eight. Then, after topping Nyack 53-37 in the outbracket game last Wednesday, No. […]

Boys’ Hoops Notebook-Putnam County Lining Up 3 Potential County Center Suitors; PV’s Basso Establishes School Record for Points in Game (31)

Boys’ Hoops Notebook-Putnam County Lining Up 3 Potential County Center Suitors; PV’s Basso Establishes School Record for Points in Game (31)

There is a remote possibility that for the first time in history three teams hailing from Putnam County could find themselves at the Westchester County Center in late February-early March, but it could just as easily be none. As one of just six Class C teams in the mix, it’s entirely possible that Haldane High, […]

Strong Second Half Effort Helps Alexander Hamilton to Beat Horace Greeley 69-62

Strong Second Half Effort Helps Alexander Hamilton to Beat Horace Greeley 69-62

It was all about the second half on Friday night. The Alexander Hamilton Red Raiders Girls Basketball team made a strong statement in a home game versus Horace Greeley. This team though it is a member of Class C isn’t afraid to take on a bigger school such as Horace Greeley. The first half belonged […]

Sports Wrap Up: Stepinac Plays Best Game of the Season Defeating St. Raymond’s 83-68

Sports Wrap Up: Stepinac Plays Best Game of the Season Defeating St. Raymond’s 83-68

BOYS BASKETBALL Stepinac There are times when a basketball team comes together and gets everything right and plays a game that leaves their fans filled with excitement. On Sunday the Stepinac Crusaders despite missing one of their best players Walter King, who injured his ankle in a game on Saturday in their victory over Mt. […]