The 2-minute warning is approaching regarding the question of whether or not there will be a high school basketball and ice hockey season.
As practices for the indoor track and field season began earlier this month, it was assumed there would be a hybrid of indoor and outdoor meets on the schedule.
As the calendar turned to 2021, student-athletes who plan on participating in basketball, ice hockey, competitive cheerleading, and wrestling remain in a holding pattern as they await word on the fate of their seasons.
Irvington was undefeated this season, with a record of 8-0-1, as was the team’s number one singles player, senior Charlotte Calick, who won all nine of her matches, earning the Enterprise’s girls’ tennis player of the year title for the third straight season.
Dobbs Ferry sophomore Fenna Laban captured the Southern Westchester Small Schools title in 19:23.6 — and, with that win, clinched the Enterprise’s girls’ cross-country runner of the year award.
Dobbs Ferry girls’ soccer head coach Graham Smith called senior Abby Ward “the single best 1v1 player I have ever seen in high school soccer… a threat every time she touched the ball.”
Ardsley head coach Eric Petrone referred to junior Pierce Dillon as the team MVP, adding, “We’re lucky to have him back next year.”
For many reasons, the Irvington field hockey program rose from doormat status a few seasons ago to a team that finished 5-6-3 this season and won a regional playoff game. One reason is the leadership supplied by veteran players, including two seniors — goalie Kayla Mizrachi and midfielder Ka…
Hastings senior Aidan Gemme finished this season as one of the top runners in New York State, capturing the Southern Westchester Small Schools championship in 15:49.
As the pandemic started to bring so many activities to a standstill, Matt Arone, a member of Ardsley High School’s 1987 and 1988 state championship baseball teams, began flipping through his scrapbooks.
Basketball success isn’t just about winning games, but about developing the person and pointing them toward success in life after the game.
Coaches of the low- and moderate-risk sports are sitting out this month with a feeling of unease about the start of their season, which was pushed back from Nov. 30 to Jan. 4. The sports affected were bowling, skiing, indoor track and field, and fencing.
Dobbs Ferry’s Erin Hogan fulfilled two dreams in recent months. She signed a national letter of intent to continue her education and soccer career at Division 1 Binghamton University and she played with her high school team.
Ardsley senior Sarah Rende hopes to play her final high school softball season this spring. In the meantime, she can begin planning her college career on the diamond after committing to Division 1 Binghamton University in November. The Bearcats play in the America East Conference.
Second-seeded Bronxville derailed Hastings, 3-0, during the title game for Southern Westchester Small Schools on Nov. 20.
Quarantine shortened the bench down the home stretch of the season for Ardsley. The list of eligible players shrunk even more as the Southern Westchester Large Schools tournament kicked off on Nov. 16.
Irvington reached the end of the road on Nov. 21 when the fifth-seeded Bulldogs fell, 2-0, to top-seeded and host Pleasantville in a Southern Westchester Small Schools tournament semifinal.
Hastings’ Aidan Gemme and Dobbs Ferry’s Fenna Laban won individual regional crowns while the Irvington boys secured the team title at the Southern Westchester Small Schools’ championship meet on Nov. 21 on the Hudson Valley Sports Dome campus in Milton in upstate Ulster County.
The Section I Executive Committee announced on Nov. 20 that low- and moderate-risk sports scheduled for the winter season will commence practice on Jan. 4.
IRVINGTON got the break it needed when 10th-seeded Blind Brook’s fifth penalty kick sailed over the goal during the Southern Westchester Small Schools’ first-round match on Nov. 16.
In Southern Westchester tournament first-round action on Nov. 17, Ardsley advanced to the quarterfinals of the large schools’ bracket, while Dobbs Ferry joined Irvington in the quarters of the small schools’ division. Irvington, the fifth seed, received a first-round bye.
Sarah Weinstein scored the only goal of the game as fourth-seeded HASTINGS upended visiting fifth-seeded Pleasantville in a Southern Westchester Small Schools tournament first-round game on Nov. 16. Kate McDermott assisted on the goal. Keeper Georgia Kennedy made one save to record the shutout.
After playing singles the entire regular season, Charlotte Calick and Clio Salles-Spar of Irvington decided to team up for the Southern Westchester Small Schools bracket.
Eight up and eight down… then a tie.
Due to Covid-related shutdowns, neither Dobbs Ferry nor Hastings could compete against Bronxville and Irvington for the league championship, which the Irvington boys won on Halloween.
Ardsley received two goals apiece from Robert Watson and Pierce Dillon and won for the fifth time in six outings, downing host Sleepy Hollow, 4-0, on Nov. 4. Both of Watson’s goals were in the opening half, while Dillon’s pair were after the intermission.
Dobbs Ferry’s dynamic duo of Erin Hogan and Abby Ward combined for nine goals and four assists in wins over The Leffell School on Nov. 5, Briarcliff on Nov. 7, and Valhalla on Nov. 9.
There will be championships decided in Section I for this abbreviated fall season.
Abby Trotta converted a penalty stroke with just under 4 minutes remaining to lead host Harrison to a 1-0 win over Irvington on Nov. 6. Kayla Mizrachi made nine saves in goal for Irvington.
With Byram Hills postponing all sports because of a positive Covid test in that school district, Ardsley athletic director Mike Ramponi scrambled to find an opponent for his team’s Senior Day on Oct. 28.
Irvington received an early goal from Niki DeNardo and made it stand up for a 1-0 win at Hastings on Oct. 28.
Hastings received two goals from Naomi van Hoogstraten to post a 2-0 road win at Briarcliff on Oct. 26. Katharine Kunze and Kate McDermott had assists for the Yellow Jackets, while Vivian Smith made four saves in goal.
Irvington remained undefeated after six matches this season with a 4-2 win over the visiting Leffell School on Oct. 27.
The Irvington boys claimed the League 2 championship on Oct. 31 in the Ulster County town of Milton. The Bulldogs won 19-44, while the Bronxville girls avenged a loss to the Irvington girls earlier this fall, winning the league title, 26-30.
Irvington improved to 5-0 with a 5-0 win at Woodlands on Oct. 23 and a 7-0 victory at Westlake on Oct. 24.
Riding the scoring of Kaitlyn Krieger, the Irvington Bulldogs, after dropping their first two games of the season, rebounded with three successive wins.
Hannah Tuckett scored with 4 minutes remaining in the game to give host Irvington a 1-0 win over Hastings on Oct. 24.
Camilo Granada-Cossio snapped a 1-1 deadlock with 2 minutes remaining to lift visiting Hastings to a 2-1 win over Dobbs Ferry on Oct. 21.
No one can say when — if ever — the Irvington girls bested Bronxville in a cross-country meet.
Irvington opened the season with a 2-1 win over visiting Putnam Valley on Oct. 14 before playing to a draw with Briarcliff and then losing at North Salem.
Christina Fatato and Daniela Spiniello each scored goals while keeper Emily Reece recorded eight saves as visiting Ardsley played to a 2-2 draw at Edgemont on Oct. 19.