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.
Following a slow start, Ardsley dropped their season opener, 3-2, to Horace Greeley on Oct. 14.
The Irvington boys and the Dobbs Ferry girls won a tri-school meet at Irvington on Oct. 17.
It may have come later than usual, but the girls’ tennis team from Irvington finally got into action on Oct. 15 and celebrated Senior Day with a 6-1 thrashing of visiting Tuckahoe at the Dows Lane tennis courts.
From a distance, the game looked the same. Up close and personal, it was a bit different.
Anyone planning to attend a high school athletic event this fall needs to match their fandom with a willingness to abide by the safety guidelines and protocols established by Section I.
Coming off a 15-3 season in 2018, the BOYS’ SOCCER team has its sights set on a sectional Class B crown this fall.
Last November, the Dobbs Ferry girls’ cross-country team ended Bronxville’s 32-year stranglehold on sectional titles, a feat credited to a trio of finishers in the top five.
Last fall, the boys’ and girls’ CROSS COUNTRY teams each placed third in the sectional Class C race. This season, head coach Chris Barry hopes each will be in the running for Section I crowns.
Last fall felt like 2016 for the BOYS’ SOCCER team — that was the year the Yellow Jackets won the Class B state championship.
Though running cross country fits in with the social distancing guidelines, the thought of more than 50 students lined up shoulder-to-shoulder for the start of a sectional race or invitational raises questions about whether such events will happen. At present, New York State does not allow o…
With practices set to begin on Sept. 29 for boys’ and girls’ soccer, girls’ tennis, girls’ swimming, cross country, and field hockey, school districts throughout Section I appear set to give the green light.
Football, volleyball, and competitive cheerleading have been ruled out for this fall. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced on Sept. 9 that the seasons for those sports — deemed high-risk for spreading Covid-19 — would be postponed until March 1.
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.