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Local Football Squads Optimistic at Start of Season

by Tom Pedulla –  Local high school football teams are gearing up for the upcoming season. The following is a preview of the area squads on the gridiron. Dobbs Ferry The Eagles, after finishing 7-3 and reaching the Section 1 Class C finals last year, will look... More »

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Irvington Soccer Standout Excited About Starting Career at Brown

by Tom Pedulla –  Zoe Maxwell serves as a prime example of the profound impact sports can have on the development of a girl or boy. She described herself as shy and a bit unsure in her early years before her father, Max, encouraged her to play soccer when she ... More »

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Sleepy Hollow Football Club Captures Five Division Titles

by Michael Weitzen, SHFC Vice President –  Building on close to 40 years of an AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) recreational soccer tradition in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, a new era in local youth soccer began with the formation of the Sleepy Hollow... More »

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Summer League Helps Irvington Hoops Players Hone Their Skills

by Tom Pedulla – As the sun sets over the glistening Hudson River, enthusiastic young players develop their skills before appreciative fans without the pressure of winning. A better setting than the O’Hara Summer Basketball League at Scenic Hudson Park in Irvi... More »

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Switch-Hitting SH Shortstop Selected for Top Tier Americans Squad

by Tom Pedulla –  Julian Guzman of Sleepy Hollow is 10 years old. He stands 4-foot-9 and weighs 85 pounds. He is not afraid to dream big. When Guzman speaks of his desire to play in the major leagues someday, the thought does not seem far-fetched. Already he i... More »

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Irvington Pitcher Overcoming Setback to Pursue His Dream

by Tom Pedulla – Right-hander Jake Weintraub of Irvington seemed to have everything going for him in his pursuit of a college baseball scholarship. With a mid-80’s fastball, he had the arm strength to accompany his imposing 6-foot-7, 195-pound presence on the ... More »

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Running Takes Sleepy Hollow Junior to Record Heights

by Tom Pedulla – Max Cover began competing in track at Sleepy Hollow High School to improve his endurance as a soccer midfielder. He never imagined that running would take him to record heights. Cover broke two school records this year as a junior, demolishing... More »

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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 »