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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 […]

Harrison field hockey team tops Pelham; Huskies edged by Byram Hills

Harrison field hockey team tops Pelham; Huskies edged by Byram Hills

The Harrison High field hockey team came up on the short end of a tough, 2-1, loss Saturday at home against Byram Hills. But the Huskies picked up a much-needed win last week, beating Pelham, 2-1, the prior Tuesday. The split left the Huskies at 2-5-1 overall, and 1-3 in league play. Saturday against Byram […]

Second-Half Eruption Lifts Pleasantville to a Win Over the Tigers

Second-Half Eruption Lifts Pleasantville to a Win Over the Tigers

With its offense sputtering through a sixth straight scoreless quarter, the Pleasantville football team sure needed a spark from somewhere just before halftime of Friday night’s game against Putnam Valley. It arrived with a stirring goal-line stand in the final seconds of the second quarter, enabling the Panthers to walk off the field at intermission […]

Phillips Intercepts Three Passes to Lead the Quakers Past Ossining

Phillips Intercepts Three Passes to Lead the Quakers Past Ossining

The Ossining football team learned the hard way that Horace Greeley’s Bo Phillips seems to have a nose for the football. Phillips, a senior defensive back, intercepted three passes Saturday night, returning two of them for touchdowns, in the Quakers’ 27-13 come-from-behind victory on the road over the upset-minded, but still winless, Pride. “He’s a […]

Somers vs. John Jay was Everything and Then Some; Mahopac Losing its Playoff Grip in AA; Put Valley, too, in Class B

Somers vs. John Jay was Everything and Then Some; Mahopac Losing its Playoff Grip in AA; Put Valley, too, in Class B

John Jay CR vs. Somers was everything we billed it to be, perhaps Section 1’s finest Class A regular season game of the 2014 campaign; complete with a 26-21 come-from-behind win by the host Tuskers before a capacity crowd on a sun-drenched Saturday that had both sidelines wishing for more. Somers FB Tim Fazzinga led […]

Harrison Boys Soccer Team Comes Up Short vs. Byram Hills, Eastchester

Harrison Boys Soccer Team Comes Up Short vs. Byram Hills, Eastchester

By Skip Pearlman The Harrison High boys soccer team has been struggling to find an identity so far this fall, and the Huskies continued to search in a pair of losses last week, falling to Byram Hills, 5-1, last Thursday on the road, and dropping a 2-1 decision at Eastchester Saturday. Last Thursday at Byram […]

Falcons’ Offense, Defense Click on All Cylinders in 41-12 Domination of Haldane

Falcons’ Offense, Defense Click on All Cylinders in 41-12 Domination of Haldane

By Skip Pearlman After their first game of the season was turned into a scrimmage, and after getting drubbed by Rye Neck 34-0 a week earlier, the Falcons of Woodlands High needed a game like this – a breakout game. And Saturday at home, the Falcons got it, as an overmatched Haldane squad was pounded […]

Mets Slugger Offers Advice to Young Players at Local Camp

Mets Slugger Offers Advice to Young Players at Local Camp

New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda carries a big stick and is among the leaders in home runs and RBI in the National League, so when the 6’4” slugger walked on to the field at Summer Trails Day Camp in Somers last Thursday he was greeted with chants of “Let’s Go Mets!” and enthusiastic […]

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 […]