Every Batman needs a Robin.
One more race at Bowdoin Park and one more mission accomplished for the Irvington boys’cross-country team.
Dobbs Ferry junior Lucy Walker capped off an incredible season by placing second in both the 100- and 200-yard freestyle at the New York State swim meet on Nov. 19-20 at Ithaca College.
Walking through the Dobbs Ferry community, senior captain Jose-Luis Regalado had heard about past Eagles football teams that had gone on to win section championships.
One look at the wall above the court and you could tell that the Dobbs Ferry volleyball team was in for a tough challenge in the state regional final.
The Irvington boys’ cross-country program has a history of success dating back to when Peter Oley was the coach across five decades. Chris Barry took over as head coach in 2006 and the team continued to experience positive results. But with all the accolades, the team had never attained a st…
As the final whistle sounded in the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) championship game on Nov. 7, Kyle Benson, a Masters School senior, was overcome with emotion.
It all started in late June when the Irvington boys’ cross-country team was busy running 25 to 30 miles per week, building up to about 50 miles per week as the summer neared its end.
It was a celebration four years in the making for the senior captains of the Dobbs Ferry volleyball team, and they earned the right to enjoy the moment as they raised high their Section 1 Class C championship plaque on Nov. 5
Jhonatan Almaras was a sophomore kicker when Dobbs Ferry reached the Section 1 Class C championship game in 2019. The Eagles lost that contest to Valhalla, and then was denied a normal season during the pandemic-restricted 2020-2021 school year as Section 1 pushed the shortened season to the…
Lucy Walker wanted to get it out of the way early.
The pressure was relentless as Irvington tried desperately to score a goal in the final minutes of the Section 1 Class B boys’ soccer championship game.
Trailing Bronxville 14-0 after a difficult first half, Ardsley’s season was in jeopardy in the Section 1 Class B quarterfinals on Oct. 30.
In what was the final home match of the storied careers of three Ardsley seniors — Megan Bruno, Jillian Anderson, and Nikki Macri — fourth-seeded Ardsley handily defeated No. 5 Pleasantville in straight sets (25-12, 25-19, 25-20) in the Section 1 Class B quarterfinals on Monday, Nov. 1.
Coach Patrick DiBenedetto and his Irvington girls’ soccer team of course were unhappy after falling 1-0 to host Briarcliff in the Section 1 Class B semifinals on Oct. 28. But when DiBenedetto and the Bulldogs reflected on their season that ended with that loss, they knew there was plenty to …
When the dust had settled and the fact that the season was over hit home, Irvington field hockey coach Beth Staropoli had nothing but praise for her varsity team. Fourth-seeded Irvington battled back and forth, through regulation and two overtime periods, in a 1-1 tie before falling to fifth…
It was a competitive and back-and-forth match with both teams hitting the floor and slamming balls down for more than 2 hours, and in the end it was the same result for the Eagles varsity volleyball team.
The old saying of it not being easy to defeat a team three times held true when third-seeded Irvington welcomed sixth-seeded Hastings for a Section 1 Class B quarterfinal on Monday, Oct. 25.
Isaiah Boyles makes the tough goals look easy sometimes. The Irvington senior captain and leading scorer tallied a hat trick as the top-seeded Bulldogs pulled away in the second half for a 4-1 win over visiting number 8 Edgemont in the Section 1 Class B quarterfinals on Saturday, Oct. 23.
It was a soggy, wet day at Somers High School but that did not deter Irvington’s boys’ cross-country team as the Bulldogs finished in third place out of 35 squads at the Westchester County Championship meet on Saturday, Oct. 23. Fox Lane won the meet, with Mamaroneck taking second place.
In a game featuring two squads who could meet again in the Section 1 Class C playoffs, Dobbs Ferry ran away from host Valhalla in a 34-7 blowout win on Friday, Oct. 22, as the Eagles improved to 7-0.
Dobbs Ferry’s Lucy Walker, a member of the Ardsley/Dobbs Ferry girls’ swim team, qualified for the New York State meet with a first-place time of 53.93 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle at the League 3 Conference Championships on Saturday, Oct. 23.
It was a perfect scenario for the Hastings varsity field hockey team heading into the final week of the regular season. The Yellow Jackets were set to play back-to-back home games against Edgemont and Harrison, and they knew what was at stake. Take care of business and the league title would…
Right off the bat, it had the feel of a game that would go down to the wire when unbeaten Pleasantville went on the road to take on Ardsley, which had just one loss coming into the Week 6 contest.
It was a slow start to the season for Ardsley’s volleyball team, but the Panthers have picked up the pace as the sectional tournament creeps closer.
Irvington’s boys’ cross-country team cruised to the League 3B title with 27 points on Wednesday, Oct. 13. Host Hastings finished second with a distant 69 points while Dobbs Ferry was right behind the Yellow Jackets in third with 70 points.
Behind two goals apiece from Carleigh Taylor and Gabby D’Alessio, Irvington’s field hockey team cruised to a 5-1 win over host Valhalla on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
Trailing by a point at halftime, Dobbs Ferry knew it would need to dial up the intensity if it was going to come away with a big road win over Tuckahoe in a battle of unbeaten teams.
Irvington earned a statement-making win, stunning previously unbeaten and perennial Class B powerhouse Bronxville 1-0 on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
The name alone was intimidating. Anyone checking your tennis tournament draw and seeing that you had to play the second seed would know that you are in for a tough match. And when you realize the name of your opponent is McEnroe, it must make you a bit concerned.
After dropping the first two sets 20-25, 21-25, Dobbs Ferry’s undefeated season was in jeopardy against visiting Irvington on Oct. 6.
The score was a lot closer than when the two teams met earlier in the season, but the final result was another victory for Irvington as the Bulldogs drove down the road to Hastings and prevailed, 3-1.
State-ranked Ardsley went on the road to square off with Hendrick Hudson on Friday, Oct. 1, and suffered its first loss of the season — a stunning 12-7 defeat.
It was a tale of two halves as the Irvington boys’ varsity soccer team hosted Ardsley on Friday, Oct. 1.
Three more games, three more wins for Dobbs Ferry’s unbeaten volleyball team.
Coming off a loss to annual powerhouse Bronxville, Irvington rebounded in a big way with commanding wins over local rivals Hastings and Dobbs Ferry.
It was another first-place finish for Irvington senior Liam Lyons at The Bobcat Run, but the boys’ cross-country team was just edged out by Suffern for first place as the Mounties scored 57 points to the Bulldogs’ 58 at Byram Hills on Saturday, Oct. 2.
The combined swim program of SHEDI (Sleepy Hollow, Hastings, Edgemont, and Irvington) has put up some impressive seasons in recent years, winning a Section 1 team title and always competing with the best, but graduation has taken its toll as the team is off to an 0-3 start in dual meets this year.
The Irvington girls’ varsity soccer team rolled on with three shutout victories as the Bulldogs improved to 7-1 overall on the season.
Dobbs Ferry’s announcer called last Friday, Sept. 24, “the night the lights went out.” With 56 seconds remaining in the first quarter and the host Eagles leading 6-0 over rival Hastings, the game was suspended due to multiple portable lights failing at Gould Park.
Ardsley trailed 1-0 at halftime but erupted for five second-half goals in a 5-1 league win over host Sleepy Hollow on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
After starting the season 0-2, Irvington’s field hockey team has been on a roll with five straight wins.
The Irvington and Hastings cross-country teams each competed in the Fred Gressler Memorial Run at White Plains on Sept. 25, with the Bulldogs’ boys team and Yellow Jackets’ girls squad running to first place.
Dobbs Ferry volleyball coach Patty Duane recorded her 200th career victory in a 25-13, 25-22, 25-19, sweep of host Blind Brook on Monday, Sept. 27.
After opening the season with a pair of victories at home, Ardsley hit the road for their first away game of the season at John Jay-Cross River on Sept. 21. The Panthers never seemed to hit their stride as the Wolves cruised to a 25-18, 25-14, 25-22 victory.
Irvington senior Isaiah Boyles scored a hat trick and added an assist in the Bulldogs’ 6-0 win over visiting Dobbs Ferry on Friday, Sept. 17.
Irvington coach Beth Staropoli said a switch flipped on for her Bulldogs during a win over Briarcliff/Byram Hills last weekend.
Dobbs Ferry’s football team doesn’t have too many down seasons. The Eagles are almost always in the hunt for a Class C title and the 2021 season appears to be no exception as they outscored opponents 85-6 through two games.
Behind three goals and an assist from Micaela Ross, Hastings earned a 5-3 victory over visiting Valhalla on Saturday, Sept. 18. Tess Humphreys added two goals for the Yellow Jackets while Sola Kitazato and Jillian Pena distributed an assist apiece. Sharyn Belsky made five saves in the net.