Football, volleyball, and competitive cheerleading have been ruled out for this fall. The New York State Public High School Athletic Associati…
Coaches of the three high-risk sports — football, volleyball, and competitive cheerleading — can now prepare for the spring when, they hope, their teams will be able to compete in the newly dubbed fall 2 season.
While another week passed without most school districts determining whether or not there will be fall high school sports, both Section I and the New York State Public High School Athletic Association did make important announcements.
As the New York State Public High School Association (NYSPHSAA) continued discussions on the immediate future of high school sports during the pandemic, slow but clear progress was evident.
Most fall high school sports should be a “go,” but a few remain a “no” for now.
Drew Wendol’s second stint as Hastings’ athletic director was announced during the Hastings School Board meeting on Aug. 21. He succeeds Jesse Merchant, who announced his departure earlier this month.
The Hastings 14U baseball season ended on Thursday, Aug. 20, with an effort that left the Yellow Jackets one run short, 11-10, in their Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League semifinal against White Plains’ Hit-n-Run at the Burke Estate. The Yellow Jackets finished their season with a 15-3 ov…
In a month, high school sports teams are scheduled to practice in preparation for a fall season. Whether the teams will be granted permission to compete remains questionable.
By Ken Kostik
With fall starts tentatively set for Sept. 21, Hastings head football coach and guidance counselor Joe Grosso, 38, resigned last week. He is headed for Fort Mill, S.C., with his wife, Kelli, and their two children — Kaylee, 6, and Christopher, 4 — to work as a guidance counselor at Fort Mill…
Jesse Merchant has accepted the new position of assistant director of interscholastic athletics for Section I, departing the Hastings School District where he has served as athletic director since 2017, and from 2007 to 2012.
The Ardsley Country Club continued its “virtual” Westchester Swim Conference season on July 31 with its third meet, this one with the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, while the Ardsley Swim Club dove into the pool for their initial meet of the summer that same day against the Davenport Club of Ne…
By taking two of three games this past week, the 14U Hastings Yellow Jackets improved their record to 13-2 and clinched the regular-season title and secured the top seed in the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League (GHVBL) playoffs that start this Tuesday, Aug. 18.
Irvington’s Nick Brennen took the long way home, but hopes it will pay off in the end.
The 14U Hastings Yellow Jackets ran their winning streak to six games and their overall record to 11-1 this past week with four victories.
The Ardsley Country Club continued its “virtual” Westchester Swim Conference season on July 24 with its second meet of the season, this one with the Winged Foot Club of Mamaroneck.
The Hastings 14U Yellow Jackets improved their overall record to 7-1 in the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League with a pair of wins this past week, downing the Westchester Bulldogs, 3-1, on July 22 and notching a 4-1 victory three days later against the Putnam Valley Wild.
Though unlike what anyone is accustomed to, the Westchester Swim Conference is having a season.
The Hastings 14U Yellow Jackets stretched their season-opening winning streak to five games this past week before succumbing to White Plains’ Hit-N-Run Academy, 4-1, on July 21 at White Plains High School.
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced last week that it pushed the start date for high school scholastic sports to Sept. 21. Practices were scheduled to commence on Aug. 24.
There seems to be a pipeline forming between Ardsley and Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.
There will be youth sports this summer after all.
Irvington rising senior center Grace Thybulle has paved the way for a promising academic year and final season on the hardwood by committing to play collegiately at Yale University.
The Irvington High School Athletic Department brought down the curtain on the 2019-20 school year by handing out awards during the high school’s graduation event on June 20.
The 2019-20 sports season at Ardsley High School ended with a virtual awards ceremony hosted by athletic director Mike Ramponi on June 10.
For the past year, Ardsley’s Jalen Osbourne was prepping for his shot at the 100- and 200-meter dash state championships.
There are now two players from the Dobbs Ferry girls’ basketball program who committed to colleges prior to the end of their junior year.
The Ardsley boys’ lacrosse program was the most affected by the cancellation of the spring sports season.
This year’s senior class of girls’ lacrosse players in the Rivertowns may not have been large in numbers, but it was definitely high in talent and character.
There will be no third-straight trip to the girls’ state golf championships for DOBBS FERRY’s Taylor Miano this spring. No chance for her to wrap up her career with a run to a possible state crown.
Spring football practices for high school teams, while not mandatory for the players, has become an important part of building a winning program and culture.
With the cancellation of the spring high school sports season, The Rivertowns Enterprise is running a series of salutes to the seniors who did not get the chance to wrap up their careers on the field. This week will recognize the softball players.
With the cancellation of the spring high school sports season, The Rivertowns Enterprise is running a series of salutes to the seniors who did not get the chance to wrap up their careers on the playing field. This week we honor the baseball players.
Dobbs Ferry junior Julia Schwabe didn’t realize how important her decision to commit to play lacrosse at the University of Michigan was this past fall.
What seemed inevitable came to fruition on May 1 when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that schools throughout New York State would remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, thus ending any hopes for a spring scholastic sports season.
Even though the prospect of a spring high school sports season dwindles with each passing day, coaches and players continue to prepare on the off chance they are allowed to hit the playing fields in May.
After being named the Enterprise softball player of the year twice, and leading the Ardsley Panthers to a state title in her final season, Lauren Rende was looking forward to playing at the Division-1 level at Manhattan College.
The fate of the spring high school sports season will remain uncertain until April 29, at the earliest.
In the Rivertowns, in a typical year, one student-athlete might commit to play basketball at a Division 1 college. So far this year, however, one senior and two juniors have signed with D-1 schools.
Hastings High School’s gridiron GOAT (Greatest of All Time) will be among a handful of players responsible for guarding the GOAT among NFL quarterbacks, starting this fall.
Hastings junior Aidan Gemme won the Class C crown in the 1600-meter run on Feb. 10, then the Section I title in the 3200-meter run on Feb. 23, securing a spot in the state field in the event.
In her final season, Irvington senior Sarah Garcia won a sectional title in the 1,500-meter race walk, placed second at the state qualifier, and finished seventh at the state championship.
Irvington senior Adrien Pierce completed his high school swimming career by participating in four events at the state championships on March 6-7 at the Nassau County Aquatic Center.
Whether he was scoring, passing, or blocking a shot, senior Lester McCarthy seemed to be at the epicenter of nearly every game-changing sequence this season for Dobbs Ferry. The defending sectional Class B champions finished with a record of 17-6 and returned to the sectional Final Four.
“Although I didn’t end the high school season how I wanted, I’m glad that there is something that I can be proud of,” Dobbs Ferry sophomore Olivia Deakins said about her second straight trip to the state ski championships.
The Rivertowns Legends finished 16-3-0 in 2017-18, then 5-13-0 in 2018-19. In 2019-20, the curve went up once more as the team won 16 of 23 games. Throughout that roller-coaster ride, Ben Birkhahn’s play was consistent.
Irvington senior Abby Conklin has a distinguishable stature and, according to her teammates, an unequaled energy.