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Boys Lax Notebook: Emergent Young Players Taking Lax Green by Storm

Boys Lax Notebook: Emergent Young Players Taking Lax Green by Storm

Yorktown Chalks up Two W’s; L/P Trips up Jay on Late Cortese Tally Young studs were emerging on Day 1 & 2 along the Section 1 lax circuit, but none seemed more likely to open the eyes of the coaching tribunal than Yorktown sophomore LSM Jose Boyer, a stout 5’10” 180-pounder, who can essentially do […]

Direct Rays: Tough Love Works

Direct Rays: Tough Love Works

There are some varsity coaches who transcend local sports; Lakeland field hockey/lax Coach Sharon Sarsen and Somers’ football legend Tony DeMatteo, to name a couple. Ossining girls basketball coach Dan Ricci can be safely added to that list after winning the Pride’s third consecutive NYS Class AA girls’ basketball championship last Saturday at Hudson Valley […]

Boys Lax Notebook: Lax Begins, Ends at Yorktown, Home of 37-Time Section Champs

Boys Lax Notebook: Lax Begins, Ends at Yorktown, Home of 37-Time Section Champs

Lakeland/Panas, Mahopac Hope to Contend in Wide Open Class A; Put Valley Starts Anew in C Where it all starts, is where it all ends in the Section 1 lacrosse world. It starts with Yorktown High, among the premier programs in the nation, and for 43 of the last 47 years it has ended there; […]

Greeley Hockey Team Had Its Ups and Downs This Year

Greeley Hockey Team Had Its Ups and Downs This Year

By Cutler Klein – The second part of our local hockey season recap looks at the Horace Greeley Quakers, who finished the 2014-15 campaign with nine wins in 20 games and ended up as the 10th seed in the postseason. Greeley’s season finished in a rather disappointing fashion, with a triple-overtime loss to the Mount Pleasant […]

Westchester Ends Losing Skid Behind Lamb’s Scoring Barrage

Westchester Ends Losing Skid Behind Lamb’s Scoring Barrage

By Monica D’Ippolito – Led by Doron Lamb’s franchise-record 40 points, the D-League’s Westchester Knicks snapped their 10-game losing streak Thursday night by defeating the Iowa Energy 104-101 at the Westchester County Center. “It feels good to have a win, more importantly it feels good to get a win doing it the right way,” Westchester coach […]

Setters Defeat Saint Anselm College in Home Opener

Setters Defeat Saint Anselm College in Home Opener

By Monica D’Ippolito – The Pace men’s lacrosse team held off Northeast-10 rival Saint Anselm at Pleasantville High School Saturday, earning a home-opening win and its first Northeast-10 Conference victory of the season. “That’s the thing, in the NE-10 we’re 1-1,” said Setters coach Tom Mariano after his team’s 14-11 win. “To get that first NE-10 […]

Woodlands Advances to State Final Four for Second Straight Year

Woodlands Advances to State Final Four for Second Straight Year

The Woodlands Boys Basketball Team has advanced to the Class B New York State Final Four for the second consecutive season. On Saturday, March 14, the Falcons shut down Section 11 Champ Southampton High School, 68-58, to capture the Class B Regional Title. This is the second straight year the Falcons have won the Class […]

Pace Women’s Lacrosse Team Impresses in Its Inaugural Game

Pace Women’s Lacrosse Team Impresses in Its Inaugural Game

By Monica D’Ippolito – Not even first-year Pace head coach Michael Spinner thought his women’s lacrosse team could produce such a dominant performance in its first game as a program. But after the first 30 minutes of action on Saturday afternoon, it was clear the brand new squad was here to stay. “It was a 60-minute […]

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 […]