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Grid Notebook: Yorktown, Somers A Win Away from Collision Course; Huskers to Face Sleepy Hollow on Halloween; Tuskers Get Rye Saturday with Title Berths on Line

Grid Notebook: Yorktown, Somers A Win Away from Collision Course; Huskers to Face Sleepy Hollow on Halloween; Tuskers Get Rye Saturday with Title Berths on Line

By Ray Gallagher Examiner Sports Editor CLASS A And now, after seven weeks of regular-season action, and a fairly predictable quarterfinal round of playoff rehearsal this past weekend, Week 9 finds us just two wins away from perhaps the single greatest championship showdown in Northern Westchester history. Two Class A semifinal wins – one from […]

Woodlands shocks No. 1 Bronxville, 25-22; Falcons to face Rye Neck in Class C final

Woodlands shocks No. 1 Bronxville, 25-22; Falcons to face Rye Neck in Class C final

By Skip Pearlman The Woodlands High Falcons proved they are part escape artist and part prizefighter in Saturday’s Class C semifinal showdown against Bronxville. The Falcons, somehow, took every punch the Broncos threw at them – and there were plenty. And Woodlands managed to escape jam after jam throughout the contest. Every time it looked […]

Harrison volleyball team tops Somers in first round; set to face Panas

Harrison volleyball team tops Somers in first round; set to face Panas

By Skip Pearlman The No. 6 seed Harrison High volleyball team took care of business in the first round of the playoffs last Friday, beating 11th seed Somers in four sets in a match played at Harrison High School. The Huskies (13-5), were set to take on No. 3 seed Walter Panas today (Tuesday) at […]

Harrison football team has its way with Pearl River in 46-14 romp

Harrison football team has its way with Pearl River in 46-14 romp

  By Skip Pearlman After going three-and-out on their first possession of Saturday’s game, the Huskies of Harrison High put it in high gear and never looked back in a 46-14 whipping of Pearl River in a non-playoff game at Pearl River. Harrison (3-5) got contributions from several sources. Senior quarterback Joe Nannariello had a […]

Panthers’ Reign as Sectional Champs Comes to a Bitter End

Panthers’ Reign as Sectional Champs Comes to a Bitter End

By Andy Jacobs John Tucci stood with his Pleasantville teammates near the line of scrimmage on Saturday afternoon, dejectedly awaiting one of the finals snaps of the Section 1, Class B semifinal playoff game at Nanuet High School. The Panthers’ big defensive tackle had an anguished look on his face, a uniform completely covered in […]

Briarcliff Romps to an Easy Win Over Croton in Playoff Opener

Briarcliff Romps to an Easy Win Over Croton in Playoff Opener

By Monica D’Ippolito The Briarcliff girls’ soccer team started its much anticipated playoff run early Saturday and certainly seemed up to the task, overpowering 15th-seeded Croton-Harmon 7-0 to convincingly move on to the next round of the Class B sectionals. “I mean, obviously to get a win under your belt is important,” Bears coach Owen […]

Valhalla Hangs On to Defeat the Panthers in Playoff Opener

Valhalla Hangs On to Defeat the Panthers in Playoff Opener

By Monica D’Ippolito The first round of Class B sectionals pitted ninth-seeded Pleasantville against eighth-seeded Valhalla on Friday evening. An even matchup, it was the Vikings who exploited more scoring chances and ultimately came out with the 2-1 victory. “I told them I was very proud,” Panthers coach Savvas Kyriakidis said afterwards. “We knew it […]

Quakers Fall in the Quarterfinals to Top-Seeded John Jay

Quakers Fall in the Quarterfinals to Top-Seeded John Jay

By Andy Jacobs With two of the most talented quarterbacks in all of Section One taking turns calling signals on Saturday evening, the Class AA quarterfinal playoff game between Horace Greeley and host John Jay figured to produce plenty of fireworks. And it did. By the time the smoke cleared, Ryan Schumacher and the rest […]

Huskies play well in Conference 2 tourney, but can’t crack sectionals

Huskies play well in Conference 2 tourney, but can’t crack sectionals

By Skip Pearlman The Harrison High tennis team had several players in the Conference 2 Tournament last week at Harrison High School, but none of the Huskies made it past the second round, and none advanced to next week’s Section 1 Tournament, also to be held at Harrison HS. In singles action, Huskies seventh-grader Deana […]

Woodlands boys soccer team beats Dobbs Ferry behind Kermue’s four-goal outburst

Woodlands boys soccer team beats Dobbs Ferry behind Kermue’s four-goal outburst

By Skip Pearlman The Woodlands High boys soccer team came up with a 5-2 victory over Dobbs Ferry last Thursday, but followed with a 4-1 home loss to Hasting Saturday in a non-league meeting. Saturday at Woodlands (6-9), the Falcons ran into a solid Yellow jackets squad (11-5) that built a 3-0 lead by intermission. […]

Harrison girls battle Pirates to scoreless tie in Play for a Cure game

Harrison girls battle Pirates to scoreless tie in Play for a Cure game

By Skip Pearlman The Harrison High girls soccer team had their hands full last Thursday at home, trying to keep the visiting Pirates of Pearl River out of their goal. The Huskies’ defense – anchored by standout net minder Cailyn Burgos – did its job, holding the Pirates scoreless throughout regulation and two 10-minute overtime […]

Playoff-Bound Pleasantville Beats the Bears to End a Losing Skid

Playoff-Bound Pleasantville Beats the Bears to End a Losing Skid

By Monica D’Ippolito A game seemingly meaningless on paper was all that mattered Saturday morning as two schools whose campuses are less than two miles apart renewed their friendly rivalry. Pleasantville needed a win a little more than Briarcliff/Hamilton did, as the Panthers playoff hopes were still alive heading into the matchup, despite a two-game […]

Turnovers Prove Costly as Fox Lane Loses to the Admirals

Turnovers Prove Costly as Fox Lane Loses to the Admirals

By Andy Jacobs The Fox Lane football team showed it could move the ball on Friday night against a quality opponent. Unfortunately for the Foxes, they also showed they could turn the ball over. With turnovers putting an end to four lengthy drives, Fox Lane wound up on the losing end to host Arlington, falling […]

Grid Notebook: Yorktown, Somers, Panas Qualify for Class A Playoffs; Mahopac to Face New Ro’ in Class AA Opening Round

Grid Notebook: Yorktown, Somers, Panas Qualify for Class A Playoffs; Mahopac to Face New Ro’ in Class AA Opening Round

By Ray Gallagher Examiner Sports Editor The playoffs are upon us, folks, and there are several local teams with a legit shot at contending for the Class A crown, including both top-seeded Yorktown and No.2 Somers who will host their respective opening-round games this Friday (7:00 p.m.). Panas will hit the road for its playoff […]

Stepinac Beats St. Anthony’s for First Time Since 1983, Stays Undefeated

Stepinac Beats St. Anthony’s for First Time Since 1983, Stays Undefeated

St. Anthony’s High School football program in Melville, New York, is a class operation lead by legendary Head Coach Rich Reichert. It is not just that the Friars have won 11 of the last 13 CHSFL AAA Titles that earns them that respect, Friars sportsmanship is as respected as their winning percentage on the field. […]

Hendrick Hudson Athletics Announces its 2014 Hall of Fame Class

Hendrick Hudson Athletics Announces its 2014 Hall of Fame Class

On Friday, October 17, 2014, the Hendrick Hudson Hall of Fame Committee will induct its Class of 2014 into the Hen Hud Athletic Hall of Fame. In the ninth annual banquet, the inductees will celebrate their enshrinement at the Hollowbrook Country Club at 7:00 pm. Hall of Fame weekend at Hen Hud is always one […]

Harrison girls play well, but still fall to Horace Greeley, 3-2

Harrison girls play well, but still fall to Horace Greeley, 3-2

By Skip Pearlman The Harrison High girls soccer team had a solid game last Thursday at Greeley, but gave up a second-half goal that ended up costing them the game in a 3-2 loss to the Quakers. Harrison tied the game at 2-2 just 10 minutes into the second half, with Maya Simad converting a […]

Harrison football team pounds Hendrick Hudson, 49-13

Harrison football team pounds Hendrick Hudson, 49-13

By Skip Pearlman The Harrison High football team picked up its second win of the season Friday night, rolling to an easy, 49-13, win over Hendrick Hudson in a game played at Harrison High School. The Huskies went up 35-0 by halftime, and sailed home from there. “We forced some turnovers, and their quarterback got […]

Grid Notebook: Mahopac Handles Carmel; Yorktown Seeks No.1 Seed; Surging Somers Peaking When it needs to; Do or Die Time for Panas

Grid Notebook: Mahopac Handles Carmel; Yorktown Seeks No.1 Seed; Surging Somers Peaking When it needs to; Do or Die Time for Panas

By Ray Gallagher Examiner Sports Editor It’s hard to imagine a Mahopac vs. Carmel football game as insignificant as the one we saw last Saturday; the one which Mahopac won by a 27-7 score but meant nothing — squat, nada, zero, zilch – in terms of the Section 1 Class AA playoffs. It’s hard to […]

Harrison volleyball team plays well, but can’t top Byram Hills, 3-2

Harrison volleyball team plays well, but can’t top Byram Hills, 3-2

By Skip Pearlman The Harrison High volleyball team was hoping to avenge an earlier, close loss to Byram Hills when the two teams met again last Thursday in Armonk. But the Bobcats again found a way to prevail, coming up with a 3-2 win over the Huskies in a league meeting at Byram Hills High […]

Third-Quarter TDs Doom the Vikings in a Loss to Haldane

Third-Quarter TDs Doom the Vikings in a Loss to Haldane

By Andy Jacobs Valhalla football coach Stephen Boyer must have liked the way the second half of Friday night’s game started. He had barely finished climbing back up to his eagle’s-eye perch in the school’s brand new press box when a fortuitous roll on a squib kick by his Vikings pinned visiting Haldane all the […]

Foxes’ Early Lead Disappears as Mamaroneck Rolls to a Win

Foxes’ Early Lead Disappears as Mamaroneck Rolls to a Win

By Andy Jacobs Fox Lane’s Lucas Beni gathered in a screen pass from Will Wortmann near midfield late Saturday afternoon and suddenly it was apparent there was no one in front of him as he picked up speed along the left sideline. In an instant, the huge, overflowing Homecoming crowd rose to its feet and […]

Yorktown Wins a Wild Shootout With the Quakers

Yorktown Wins a Wild Shootout With the Quakers

By A.J. Martelli Both the Yorktown Huskers and Horace Greeley Quakers have been among the most entertaining of teams on the gridiron this year. So the eyes of local football fans turned to them when they squared off this past Thursday in Quaker country. The showdown almost became a one-on-one duel between Husker junior running […]

Early Deficit is Too Much for the Bobcats in a Loss to Rye

Early Deficit is Too Much for the Bobcats in a Loss to Rye

After yielding a pair of first-quarter touchdowns Sunday, the Byram Hills football team spent the rest of the afternoon playing a futile game of catch-up. The visiting Rye Garnets managed to make just enough big plays when they needed to and held off a second-half Bobcat comeback bid, winning 28-21 under a cloudless blue sky […]

Grid Notebook Yorktown Rides Santavicca Shuttle to 32-21 Win over Greeley Somers, Lakeland, Panas Remain in Playoff Hunt; Mahopac, Carmel Alive in AA

Grid Notebook Yorktown Rides Santavicca Shuttle to 32-21 Win over Greeley Somers, Lakeland, Panas Remain in Playoff Hunt; Mahopac, Carmel Alive in AA

Had he busted off one more big gainer, YORKTOWN junior Nick Santavicca would have broken John Fennessy’s school record of 364 rushing yards. Instead, the horse that Yorktown rode to its 32-21 victory over host Horace Greeley last Thursday, settled for 328 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 31 carries in a performance Yorktown […]

Championship Yearn Still Burns at Yorktown; Rescigno’s Huskers Hoping to End Section 1 Title Drought

Championship Yearn Still Burns at Yorktown; Rescigno’s Huskers Hoping to End Section 1 Title Drought

When former NYS Football Coach of the Year Ron Santavicca left Yorktown High for a second time in 2004 there were some hurt feelings. Breakups are never easy, so parting ways can get a little messy. Besides some hurt feelings there was lots of turnover within one of the most prideful football programs in all […]

Woodlands boys can’t stay with Croton; Falcons drop 2-1 decision to Hamilton

Woodlands boys can’t stay with Croton; Falcons drop 2-1 decision to Hamilton

The Woodlands High boys soccer team had a pair of tough games last week, and while the Falcons played well in one of those contests, they still came away with a pair of losses for their efforts. Woodlands opened the week last Tuesday at home with a 2-1 loss to Alexander Hamilton, then traveled to […]

Harrison girls shut down Scarsdale, improve record to 9-3

Harrison girls shut down Scarsdale, improve record to 9-3

  The Harrison High girls tennis team maintained its grip on first place in League 2D last week by picking up a 7-0 win over Scarsdale on Monday. The easy win upped Harrison’s season mark to 9-3 overall, and the team remains in first place in League 2D with a 6-1 mark. Not bad for […]

Arcara, Manning second-half goals give Huskies 2-1 win over Pelicans

Arcara, Manning second-half goals give Huskies 2-1 win over Pelicans

  The Harrison High field hockey team came back from a 1-0 halftime deficit and scored twice in the second half to claim a 2-1 victory over host Pelham in a league game played last Wednesday. Nell O’Rourke gave the Pelicans a 1-0 lead with 13:57 remaining in the first half, and the score stood […]

Huskies get much-needed win as team steamrolls over Pelicans, 36-17

Huskies get much-needed win as team steamrolls over Pelicans, 36-17

After losing their first three games of the season – something that doesn’t happen to this proud program very often – it was pretty obvious what the Harrison High football team’s priority was going into Pelham last Friday night. The Huskies got just what the doctor ordered in the form of a 36-17 victory that […]