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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 »

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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 »