Josh Thigpen

Hastings’ Josh Thigpen scored a career-high 47 points against Alexander Hamilton on Jan. 3.

Hastings senior Josh Thigpen scored a career-high 47 points to lead the Yellow Jackets’ boys’ basketball team to a 72-70 overtime win over host Alexander Hamilton on Monday, Jan. 3.

Robert Kennedy, a junior guard, drove baseline and finished on a reverse layup for the game-winning basket with 5 seconds remaining. Hamilton was able to take one last desperation heave from just inside half court, but it was no good and Hastings held on.

The Jackets held a 63-61 lead with less than a minute to play in regulation, but the Red Raiders made two free throws to tie the game. Neither team could net the game-winning bucket in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter. They went into overtime tied at 63-63.

Thigpen was on fire from beyond the arc, netting seven 3-pointers overall. Kennedy added 18 points in the victory.

Ardsley fell to host Pelham 53-35 in a league game on Tuesday, Jan. 4.

Team records as of Jan. 4: Ardsley 3-4; Dobbs Ferry 2-4; Hastings 5-4; Irvington 3-4


Girls’ basketball

Behind three players in double figures in scoring, undefeated Hastings cruised past visiting Pleasantville 61-45 on Wednesday, Dec. 22. Katie Drozd (17 points), Paige Martin (15 points), and Violet Bowen-Rink (14 points) paced the Yellow Jackets. Jillian Pena added seven points while Luisa Scioscia chipped in with four points.

Ardsley welcomed Pelham and routed the visiting Pelicans 51-31 on Wednesday, Dec. 22. Nicole Sanfilippo and Claire Tierney led the Panthers with 13 and 12 points, respectively. Kacey Bortstein finished with nine points, knocking down three 3-pointers. The Panthers held a 13-8 lead after one quarter and took a 28-11 advantage into halftime.

Team records as of Jan. 4: Ardsley 3-1; Dobbs Ferry 2-5; Hastings 6-0; Irvington 4-2


Track and field

Irvington competed at the Section 1 Dendy Invitational at Rockland County Community College on Tuesday, Jan. 4.

For the girls’ team, Luciana Forte won the 600 meters in a clocking of 1:46.19. Ciara Lyons took third in the 55-meter hurdles in 11.41. Lila Juenger placed fourth in the 1,500-meter race walk (10:08.42) while teammate Isabella Moyer was fourth in the pole vault (6-0).

The girls’ 4x200-meter relay team was second in 2:01.18.

The Bulldogs’ boys’ squad performed well in the field events. Ryan Carron placed first in the pole vault with a 9-0. Teammate Isaac Turano was second in the pole vault (8-0). Miles Demarest was second in the triple jump (35-2 1/4) while Lucas Turano leaped to second in the high jump (5-4).

Liam Lyons ran to third in the 1,600 meters in 5:01.10, with Lucas Turano a half second behind him in fourth (5:01.60). Mitchell Milun placed third in the 3,200 meters (11:30.50), with Anish Joshi right behind him in fourth (11;32.21). Max Shevrin took sixth in the 1,000 meters (2:54.76).

The boys’ 4x400-meter relay team placed second (3:53.16) and the 4x800 relay team was third (9:48.62).



Ardsley’s girls’ bowling team improved to 6-1, defeating Irvington 1,743-1,660 on Tuesday, Jan. 4. Mia Ward rolled the high game for the Panthers with a 150. Francesca Monaco had the second-best game (131).

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