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Furio to URI and Morrison Already Has Two D-1 College Offers

Furio to URI and Morrison Already Has Two D-1 College Offers

Stepinac senior wide receiver Giancarlo Furio has committed to attend the University of Rhode Island next season. Furio was selected to the All-CHSFL Team last season and is an Honor Student at Stepinac Furio will join teammate Dwayne Scott, the 2014 Catholic High School Lineman of the Year, on the Division 1 Rams, who participate […]

Woodlands Boys Basketball Wins Second Straight Gold Ball

Woodlands Boys Basketball Wins Second Straight Gold Ball

The Woodlands High School Boys Basketball Team captured their second Gold Ball in as many years, by repeating as the Section 1 Class B Boys Basketball Champions. Woodlands (19-3), the number one seed in the tournament defeated the number two-seeded Briarcliff High School, 56-50, on Saturday, at the Westchester County Center to win the Title. […]

Westchester’s Mr. Basketball Eric Paschall Making Good at Fordham

Westchester’s Mr. Basketball Eric Paschall Making Good at Fordham

If there were any Westchester County high school basketball player that graduated to the college ranks and deserves notoriety, it would be Dobbs Ferry resident Eric Paschall who attends Fordham University. Paschall attended Dobbs Ferry High School for three years and departed after leading the Eagles to the Section 1 Class B Championship game in […]

IceCats Defeat Greeley in Overtime Playoff Thriller

IceCats Defeat Greeley in Overtime Playoff Thriller

By Cutler Klein – In what was the most exciting matchup of the first round of the Division 2 hockey sectionals, the Mount Pleasant IceCats defeated the Horace Greeley Quakers in triple overtime last Monday afternoon. Ryan Smedley scored the game-winner in the third overtime period. He cut through the Quaker defense and tucked the puck […]

Westlake’s Playoff Run Ends With a Loss at the County Center

Westlake’s Playoff Run Ends With a Loss at the County Center

There wasn’t much mystery about what the Westlake girls’ basketball team needed to do last Tuesday afternoon to have any chance of beating second-seeded Ardsley in the Section 1, Class B playoffs – keep the Panthers’ star guard, Casey Foley, contained for as long as possible. That lasted for the game’s first four minutes. Unfortunately […]

Byram Hills Defeats the Tuskers to Reach the Sectional Final

Byram Hills Defeats the Tuskers to Reach the Sectional Final

There’s no telling how last Wednesday evening’s Section 1, Class A semifinal playoff game at the Westchester County Center might have ended for the Byram Hills boys’ basketball team had it not been for the timely contributions from an unexpected source. Seldom-used senior guard Liam Nowlin came off the Bobcats’ bench to provide a pair […]

Briarcliff’s Title Quest Comes to an End Against the Falcons

Briarcliff’s Title Quest Comes to an End Against the Falcons

By Monica D’Ippolito- Three months ago, the Briarcliff boys’ basketball team kicked off its 2014-15 season by losing to defending Section 1, Class B champion Woodlands by 11 points. Bears coach Cody Moffett told his players they would see Woodlands again in the playoffs and get a chance to settle the score. “The next day at […]

Class A Hoops Notebook: Somers Ventures to County Center for 1st Time Since 1992

Class A Hoops Notebook: Somers Ventures to County Center for 1st Time Since 1992

No. 2 Tuskers Bounce No.10 Pelham, Face No. 3 Byram Hills; Yorktown, Hen Hud Ousted The last time a kid from Somers touched the Westchester County Center hardwood in a Section 1 Final 4 was 1992 when former Tuskers Derek Hyra and Willie Dietrich were doing so under then first-year Coach Dennis Gallagher. There were […]

Class B Hoops Notebook: Putnam Valley Reaches Final 4 for 3rd-Straight Year

Class B Hoops Notebook: Putnam Valley Reaches Final 4 for 3rd-Straight Year

No. 5 Tigers to Face No.1 Woodlands; No.7 Croton Ousted by No. 2 Briarcliff Try as he may, Putnam Valley All-Section G Ryan Basso simply cannot do it alone as he faces box-and-one defenses time and time again, and that was becoming glaringly evident last Wednesday night as his Tigers tested brinksmanship in fifth-seeded Putnam […]

Boys Hoops Notebook: Hen Hud Rocks 1st Playoff Win Since ’99, Beats Lourdes in OT

Boys Hoops Notebook: Hen Hud Rocks 1st Playoff Win Since ’99, Beats Lourdes in OT

Basso Grand in Put Valley Win; Somers Fends off Panas; Yorktown Moves On We witnessed a marvelous first round of Section 1 tournament action last Thursday; complete with riveting comebacks, overtimes and raucous, jam-packed houses. There were terrific storylines, including Class B Putnam Valley’s Ryan Basso scoring his 1,000th point off an and-1 late in […]

White Plains Hockey Senior Night, Rubenstein Wins 250th

White Plains Hockey Senior Night, Rubenstein Wins 250th

The White Plains High School Hockey Team celebrated “Senior Night” with a 4-0 win over Pelham High School, on Thursday, Feb. 12, at Ebersole Ice Rink. The Tigers victory over the Pelicans had a special significance for Head Coach Howard Rubenstein, as he won his 250th career-game. Rubenstein has been leading the Tigers Hockey Program […]

Greeley and Fox Lane Looking Forward to Hockey Rematch

Greeley and Fox Lane Looking Forward to Hockey Rematch

By Cutler Klein – In a highly anticipated rematch of neighboring rivals, the Horace Greeley hockey team will take on Fox Lane this Friday at 9 pm at Brewster Ice Arena. The first meeting between the two teams was an epic battle back on December 21. Fox Lane took a 3-2 lead into the third period, […]

Hackett and Oskam Lead the Setters Past Georgian Court

Hackett and Oskam Lead the Setters Past Georgian Court

It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster ride for the Pace University women’s basketball team this season, so head coach Carrie Seymour has to be hoping last Wednesday night’s nonconference victory over Georgian Court was a hint that her Setters were about to start rising again. “We’ve been so up and down,” she admitted after […]

Wildcats Cap a Memorable Regular Season by Beating Briarcliff

Wildcats Cap a Memorable Regular Season by Beating Briarcliff

Coach Sean Mayer admits his Westlake girls’ basketball team is heading into uncharted territory with the sectional playoffs about to begin. The Wildcats ended a nearly three-decade drought for the school by earning a share of their league championship last season and just recently clinched a second straight title with a victory over Croton on […]

Fox Lane Withstands a Second-Half Comeback by the Falcons

Fox Lane Withstands a Second-Half Comeback by the Falcons

By Monica D’Ippolito – Late in the fourth quarter on Thursday afternoon, with his team’s earlier 26-point lead suddenly down to just two, Fox Lane girls’ basketball coach Kris Matts called a timeout. Just before his players headed back on the floor, he had them chant, “heart.” Over the last three minute of the game against […]

Haldane Stands Tall in I-C League-Clinching Win over Put Valley

Haldane Stands Tall in I-C League-Clinching Win over Put Valley

Panas Seals League I-B Crown, 3rd Title in Row; Somers Fails in Bid for I-D Crown Besides clinching the League I-C title outright in its 49-43 road win against second-place Putnam Valley last Friday night, Haldane High was busy serving Shoofly Pie to the Tigers as the Blue Devils swatted 16 would-be shots, including six […]

Sean Kilpatrick Comes Home with the 87ers to Play the Westchester Knicks

Sean Kilpatrick Comes Home with the 87ers to Play the Westchester Knicks

When Sean Kilpatrick walks onto the basketball court in Gardella Park, on Ferris Avenue, in White Plains, he is considered the King of the Court. At White Plains High School he is a basketball legend and at the University of Cincinnati, he graduated as an NCAA Division 1 Basketball First Team All-American. Kilpatrick was born […]

White Plains High School Boys and Girls Basketball Celebrate Senior Day

White Plains High School Boys and Girls Basketball Celebrate Senior Day

Stepinac NLI Signing Day

Stepinac NLI Signing Day

On Wednesday, Feb. 4 Stepinac High School celebrated eight student/athletes, who signed National Letters of Intent to attend college after graduation this spring. Stepinac quarterback Brandon Coleman signed to play football for the historical US Naval Academy of the Division 1 Patriot League. There is no doubt that Stony Brook University of the Division 1 […]

Westchester Knicks Struggle, as Lang-sanity Hits MSG

Westchester Knicks Struggle, as Lang-sanity Hits MSG

It is obvious that the Westchester Knicks are struggling to win games during the inaugural season in the NBA Developmental League. The Westchester Knicks record was 8-20, after losing back-to-back games to the Sioux Falls Skyforce, 109-99 and 105-80, on January 30 and January 31, respectively, at the Westchester County Center. With the two recent […]

Tigers Girl’s Playoff Bound, Despite Loss to Ursuline

Tigers Girl’s Playoff Bound, Despite Loss to Ursuline

The White Plains High School Girls Basketball Team has made the Section 1 AA Playoffs this year. It is the first time that the Lady Tigers will compete in postseason competition, since the departure of legendary Head Coach Sue Adams, after the 2011-12 season. The Tigers recorded a 9-7 record after their loss to Ursuline […]

Third-Quarter Run Sparks the Panthers to a Win Over Briarcliff

Third-Quarter Run Sparks the Panthers to a Win Over Briarcliff

Whatever it was that Briarcliff girls’ basketball coach Don Hamlin said to his players at halftime of last Thursday evening’s game against archrival Pleasantville seemed to work wonders. The Bears came out of the locker room and promptly scored three straight baskets to quickly whittle an eight-point deficit down to two. Unfortunately for the host […]

Greeley Hockey Team Endures a Rough Weekend

Greeley Hockey Team Endures a Rough Weekend

By Cutler Klein – Coming off of exam week at Horace Greeley High School, the Quaker hockey team did not make the grade on the ice. The weekend started with a 9-6 loss to Masuk High School from Connecticut on Friday night and ended with a 6-4 defeat at the hands of rival John Jay-Cross River […]

County Center D-League Crowd Gets a Look at Some NBA Knicks

County Center D-League Crowd Gets a Look at Some NBA Knicks

By Monica D’Ippolito – New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher, general manager Steve Mills, and players Amar’e Stoudemire, Quincy Acy and Langston Galloway sat courtside as the D-League Westchester Knicks took on the Sioux Falls Skyforce Saturday night at the Westchester County Center. Westchester, playing its second game of a back-to-back series with the Miam […]

Briarcliff Hangs On as the Panthers’ Last-Second Shot Falls Short

Briarcliff Hangs On as the Panthers’ Last-Second Shot Falls Short

By Monica D’Ippolito – Fittingly, the rivalry between Briarcliff and Pleasantville was turned up a notch during Thursday’s outing, as both teams were fighting for bragging rights and the honor of hoisting the 11th annual Lt. Charles Garbarini Memorial trophy. “That was a tough game,” Bears coach Cody Moffett said after his team barely held on […]

Sports Notebook: League Titles Up for Grabs This Week in I-B, I-C, I-D

Sports Notebook: League Titles Up for Grabs This Week in I-B, I-C, I-D

Haldane vs. PV to Decide League Champ; Somers Still Atop I-D Just as we suspected they would, the battle for league titles are coming down to the wire this week. With just one week of the regular season left to play, the title contenders have little to no wiggle room left if they want to […]

Bobcats Pull Away in the Final Quarter to Defeat Westlake

Bobcats Pull Away in the Final Quarter to Defeat Westlake

By Monica D’Ippolito – When Westlake coach Steven Gage walked into the Byram Hills gym Friday night, he couldn’t help noticing a lot of familiar faces, including Bobcats coach Ted Repa, with whom he worked for 12 years. “I love Ted, and he’s one of the best, if not the best, coach in the section,” said […]

Olsen Propels Fox Lane to Another Rout of the Quakers

Olsen Propels Fox Lane to Another Rout of the Quakers

Just when it seemed the Fox Lane boys’ basketball team might be in for quite a battle with Horace Greeley on Friday night, junior forward Alex Olsen decided it was time to step up. Providing a packed house with an impressive glimpse of his future promise, Olsen scored 12 of his game-high 19 points during […]

Tigers Losses to Mt. Vernon and Williamsport Contribute to Lackluster Season

Tigers Losses to Mt. Vernon and Williamsport Contribute to Lackluster Season

White Plains Head Basketball Coach Spencer Mayfield sat in his office, on Wednesday, Jan. 21 contemplating how tough a season it has been for his team. The Tigers had just lost to Mt. Vernon High School, 58-45, in their home gym, in a game that fell apart for them in the third quarter. Mayfield was […]

Playoff-Like Atmospheres at Mahopac, Somers Pay Dividends

Playoff-Like Atmospheres at Mahopac, Somers Pay Dividends

Last Friday was the kind of day local hoops aficionados dream about, hopping from gym to gym seeking thrill and what not. It started at Mahopac where the win-starved Indians were hell-bent on beating their arch rivals from Carmel, complete with the backdrop of racial strife hovering fresh in their minds yet again. Then, it […]