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Sleepy Hollow High Softball Team Building for the Future

by Tom Pedulla –  Sleepy Hollow High School hopes its girls softball program rebuilding will eventually take several steps forward after taking one step back. When faced with an extremely young roster comprised of many players still working to master basic ski... More »

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Irvington Baseball Standout to Play on Ireland Junior National Team

  by Tom Pedulla –  Liam Toolan’s passion for baseball will take him far this summer after the Irvington High School standout earned a place on Ireland’s Junior National Team. The team, for players 18 and under who were born in Ireland or whose parents or gran... More »

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Irvington Lady Bulldogs Fall One Game Short of State Title

by Tom Pedulla –  Irvington girls’ basketball coach Gina Maher held an emotional team meeting that had little to do with the game itself immediately after a 55-52 loss to Susquehanna Valley in the Class B state final. Maher wanted her players to see beyond a h... More »

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Decorating “The Rock” at Sleepy Hollow High School

by Julia Ann Friedman –  Every year just before school starts in the fall, it is tradition that the seniors at Sleepy Hollow High School paint “the rock.” This tradition started many years ago and has encouraged more and more school spirit and class pride each... More »

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Sports – Local High School Baseball/Softball Previews

by Tom Pedulla –  The Hudson Independent takes a look at the prospects for our local baseball and softball teams: BASEBALL Dobbs Ferry Coach: Frank Adamo, sixth season Last year’s record: 9-10 Top returning players: Right-hander John Archer, Right-hander Nicky... More »

Irvington Girls Top Seed in Class B Playoffs after 19-1 Season

By Tom Pedulla –  One overriding question surrounded the Irvington girls’ basketball team as it opened this season. How could the Bulldogs possibly replace point guard Lindsay Halpin, a four-year starter consistently ranked among the top 50 players in the stat... More »

Irvington Boys Hoops “All In” Theme Pays Off with 17-3 Record

By Tom Pedulla –  The Irvington boys’ basketball team adopted the theme “All In” for the season. And the coaches and players were, indeed, all in. Dedication that extended to participation in a summer league and regular work in the weight room led to a breakou... More »

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Grappler Andrade Prevails in Section 1 Tourney

by Tom Pedulla –  When was a freshman at Irvington and assistant coach Ben Karol approached him about joining the wrestling team, he was intrigued enough to give it a try. When he reported for his first practice, doubt replaced curiosity. He was barely five fe... More »

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SH Native Overcame Obstacles to Play Professional Women’s Hockey

by Tom Pedulla –  Keira Goin was 10 years old or so when she reached a breaking point. The Sleepy Hollow native was doing everything possible to show that she possessed the skills and grit necessary to belong as the only girl on an all-boys hockey team. When a... More »

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Irvington’s Female Core Four Motivated by Unfinished Business

by Tom Pedulla –  Seniors Mary Brereton, Kelly Degnan, Heather Hall and Olivia Valdes have won so many girls basketball games for Irvington High School that there is only one thing left to accomplish – win it all. Their remarkable on- and off-court chemistry, ... More »