The Ardsley boys’ varsity basketball team was on fire for two easy victories last week as the Panthers piled up the points and moved above the .500 mark on the season.
The night belonged to the seniors as the Irvington girls’ varsity basketball team hosted the Barak Obama School for Social Justice on Jan. 20.
A fast start led to a happy ending for the Irvington boys’ varsity basketball team when the Bulldogs headed down Broadway to take on the Dobbs Ferry Eagles for a Saturday afternoon game on Jan. 14.
One big run made all the difference.
Imagine waking up in the dark and driving to practice an hour away before a full day of school.
It was a crowded day at Scarsdale High School with two gyms filled with wrestling mats to accommodate teams from across southern New York State gathered to compete in the Scarsdale Tournament on Jan. 14.
For a team playing its first game back in action after the holiday break, the Hastings boys’ varsity basketball team certainly didn’t seem to have any problem finding the energy to run up and down the court.
It was getting too close for comfort: The first game back from the winter break for both teams on Jan. 4, and suddenly host Irvington saw their lead shrinking as Hastings closed to within three points in the third quarter.
After a two-and-a-half-year hiatus induced by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Hastings Recreation Basketball Program roared back to life on Saturday, Jan. 7. Sixteen teams across grades 3 through 6 played a highly charged slate of games, dominated by that rare blend of competition and camaraderie…
Hastings wrestling coach Sammy O’Hare knew what to expect as his young Yellow Jackets squad traveled up the river on Tuesday, Jan. 3, to take on a more experienced Croton-Harmon team.
With his team railing by one at the half, Hastings girls’ varsity coach Patrick Theodule knew his Yellow Jackets would need to step up and play strong defense if they were going to pull out a win on the road last Friday, Dec. 16, at Pleasantville.
This was a two-day test for a team trying to gain some experience against some tough teams.
This might have been the turning point that Dobbs Ferry boys’ varsity basketball coach Scott Petrillo has been waiting for. Trailing late in the second quarter on Dec. 15, the Eagles started to put it together. Dobbs Ferry went on a 10-3 run to take a 33-27 lead into halftime, and the moment…
Irvington hosted the fourth annual Michael Tarulli dual-meet wrestling tournament on Saturday, Dec. 10, and the Bulldogs invited some stiff competition among the eight-team field.
Behind a buzzer-beating Casey Maiorino three from the left corner, Hastings started off the season in style by winning the Briarcliff Booster Club Tournament, edging the host Bears 59-56 on Saturday, Dec. 10.
One day after a disappointing loss at home, the Dobbs Ferry girls’ varsity basketball team had a chance to bounce back and certainly made the most of the opportunity.
This early in the competition, some swimmers have reason to start thinking about the postseason. Even in December, Irvington’s Finn Franks has already earned a trip to the New York State championships after making the qualifying cut in two events at a home meet on Dec. 12 at the Ardsley Midd…
Last year it was another successful season on the basketball court for the Hastings boys’ varsity program as the Yellow Jackets finished at 14-6 overall and advanced to the Section 1 Class B semifinals.
If any coach is familiar with the effects of how long it takes to complete a state championships season it’s Irvington’s Gina Maher. With six state basketball titles to her credit, she knows that it means several weeks of extra practicing and playing and then celebrating, running over into t…
It was supposed to be a fun night for the Pelham ice hockey program. The Pelicans were playing on home ice at the Ice Hutch on Nov. 29, hosting a celebration to unveil their New York State championship banner from last season.
Dobbs Ferry senior Lucy Walker had been here before, just about a year ago, so she knew what to expect and what was at stake as she took her place on the starting block for the 200-yard freestyle race at the New York State championships on Nov. 19 at the Webster Aquatic Center in upstate New York.
This was not just any race. It was the New York State Federation championships, with the best runners from all around the state gathered together for one big girls’ and boys’ cross-country event.
As the sky grew darker and the snowflakes grew larger, it looked like the Irvington girls’ varsity soccer team was playing inside a snow globe during the state championship game under the lights at upstate Cortland High School on Nov. 13.
For Dobbs Ferry senior Lucy Walker it was one more chance to add to her list of accomplishments during her high school swimming career, and she knew what to expect. She had been here before as she prepared to swim in her final Section 1 championship meet at Felix Festa Middle School in West …
It was a promising start to the Section 1 Class C championship game on Nov. 12 at Mahopac High School. Dobbs Ferry marched down the field on a lengthy 18-play drive that chewed up almost 9 minutes and culminated in a 9-yard touchdown run from senior Brian Dann.
It was a long bus trip, but the Irvington girls’ varsity soccer team made sure it would be a fun ride home.
It was a hot and sunny day as runners lined up for the Section 1 cross-country championships on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls.
For young boys growing up in Dobbs Ferry it is a rite of passage to kick up some dirt out on the football field at Gould Park, and senior captain Brian Dann has kicked up his share.
All year long they have been saying the same thing: the goal was nothing short of a Section 1 championship. Ask any of the girls on the Irvington varsity soccer team and they would tell you how last year left a bitter taste, and with just about everybody back they were determined to rewrite …
It was a perfect day for a cross-country race as teams lined up for the start of the Westchester County Championships on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Somers.
For most of the first quarter Hastings was on the attack, moving the ball up the field, controlling possession and applying the pressure on the Putnam Valley goal.
After handily defeating Pearl River during the regular season, fourth-seeded Ardsley found itself in a five-point hole at halftime to the Pirates in the Section 1 Class B quarterfinals on Oct. 29. But the Panthers pulled it together in the second half to earn a 22-19 win over No. 5 Pearl River.
Girls’ swimmers from all around Section 1 started their postseason on Oct. 29, when all the teams competed in four different Conference Championship tournaments around the section trying to earn a spot as a qualifier for the upcoming Section 1 championships.
The seniors knew what was at stake. It was their final match on their home court at Dobbs Ferry and it was the playoffs, with the winner moving on to play again and the loser ending their season.
It was a game that had no meaning in terms of playoff position, with both teams pretty much locked into their postseason fate.
Veteran players know what it takes come playoff time, and the Irvington girls’ varsity soccer team has a roster full of seniors and younger athletes who have been here before.
One thing you can count on when watching a Dobbs Ferry volleyball match is seeing senior captain Gaia Rillosi diving on the floor. She is relentless in her pursuit to get to the ball, and as a defensive specialist in the back row, that means trying to dig up spike after spike.
Coming into a Class C quarterfinal meeting with fourth-seeded Bronxville, No. 5 Irvington knew it was evenly matched with the Broncos after splitting their regular-season matchups.
With several players out of the starting lineup and losing its home field advantage, Irvington might have had reason for concern going into the first round of the Section 1 Class B tournament as the No. 3 seed Bulldogs hosted No.14-seed Albertus Magnus.
Any away game that requires a long bus ride leaves a coach wondering if their team will arrive ready to play or will get off to a slow start.
Now, it’s time to get serious.
It couldn’t get much closer, a thrilling finish down to the wire as Irvington’s Indy Minkoff battled stride for stride with Bronxville’s Ellis Goodson at the League 3B cross-country championships Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Woodlands High School.
As they walked off the field with big smiles on their faces, the Hastings Yellow Jackets knew they had already accomplished so much during the 2022 season. The Jackets defeated rival Irvington for the second time this season and, on top of that, Hastings earned the Conference 3 League A Cham…
Don’t let the record fool you. While the Ardsley varsity volleyball team has had its share of losses this year, notching an 8-6 overall record, everyone knows the Panthers have faced a tough schedule given that coach Dave Ponterio likes to play the toughest competition to prepare for the playoffs.
Many teams will attest to how exciting it is to play under the lights, with a big crowd on hand creating a fun atmosphere, and that was certainly true as the Panthers hosted Edgemont on Saturday, Oct. 8.
The final score is all that matters, and was why Ardsley coach Dan DiFalco did not look happy at the end of the game the Panthers hosted Byram Hills under the lights on Oct. 7.
This was not the start Hastings was hoping for, and the seniors knew they had to turn it around fast.