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Sleepy Hollow High Girls’ Lacrosse Squad Makes School History

By Tom Pedulla– The success of the Sleepy Hollow High School girls’ lacrosse program, which closed the regular season with a 13-1 record that is the best in its history, has been years in the making. According to 11th-year head coach Blair Moynahan, the initia... More »


Kelly, Nelson Lead SH Lacrosse to Undefeated Season

By Tom Pedulla— Will Kelly and Dylan Nelson provide shining examples of the level of student-athletes Sleepy Hollow High School wants to develop in abundance in the future. Kelly, the first four-year captain in the history of the lacrosse program, joined Nelso... More »

The Good Family and Sleepy Hollow Football

A Very Good Homecoming at Sleepy Hollow High

By Kevin Brown– Homecoming at Sleepy Hollow High School is usually associated with rowdy fans, a fierce football game, regaled Kings and Queens of Homecoming and the announcement of which class won Spirit Week.  The King and Queen and Spirit Week will have to ... More »


Ready for Some Spring Football in the Rivertowns

By Tom Pedulla— The Hudson Independent offers its annual preview of the local high school football season, which was postponed due to the pandemic but salvaged in a spring format: DOBBS FERRY Hopes are always high for the Eagles. The uncertainty about whether ... More »

Ice Hockey Johanna Reimer - Sleepy Hollow sports

Sleepy Hollow Senior Breaks New Ground on Ice

By Tom Pedulla— Perhaps one of the most important lessons Johanna Reimer learned during her four years at Sleepy Hollow High School is that breaking new ground is never easy, but it is extraordinarily rewarding. Reimer’s determination to play hockey led her to... More »

Sleepy Hollow team captains (L-R:) Kevin Sullivan, Zach Rudder and Ben Good.

High School Basketball Teams Ready to Hit the Hard Court

By Tom Pedulla— The Hudson Independent examines the prospects of local schools for the varsity basketball season. Due to the pandemic, Hackley School in Tarrytown and The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry will not field basketball teams this winter. GIRLS DOBBS FE... More »

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Return of High-Risk High School Sports Applauded

By Tom Pedulla— Local athletic administrators, coaches and student-athletes reacted with surprise but also delight when the path was cleared for high-risk high school sports to be played despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Andrew Cuomo, facing mounting pre... More »


Irvington High School Seniors Commit to Playing Sports in College

By Rick Pezzullo— Six Irvington High School seniors recently announced their commitment to play sports at colleges across the country in the fall. Max Forte has committed to track and field at Duke University in Division I, which is the highest level of interc... More »


Irvington High School Basketball Standout Commits to Yale

By Rick Pezzullo– Grace Thybulle, an Irvington High School rising senior and standout basketball player, has committed to continue her academic and athletic career at Yale University in the fall of 2021. “Making my decision was extremely difficult because I ha... More »


Defending Champion Dobbs Ferry Boys Hoops Team Proud of Season

by Tom Pedulla –  Members of the Dobbs Ferry boys’ basketball team left the Westchester County Center with heads held high. No, they had not successfully defended their first Section 1 Class B title in 52 years, bowing to Valhalla 65-54 in the semifinal round.... More »


Irvington Girls End Season with Class B Final Loss to Putnam Valley

By Tom Pedulla Members of the girls’ basketball team in Irvington, accustomed to shedding tears of joy in the postseason, blinked back tears of sadness after bowing to Putnam Valley, 52-49, in the Section 1 Class B final on March 7. The Bulldogs were coming of... More »

Paul N. Barger

Irvington Attorney Represents Ossining Gymnast in Civil Rights Case

by Tom Pedulla –  Paul Barger of the Irvington-based firm Barger & Gaines has built an extensive background in education cases since he graduated from George Washington University Law School in 1999. He represented public school districts in New Jersey from 20... More »

Abby Conklin scored the 1,000th point in her career in a game on January 29. —Photo by the Irvington School District

Irvington Point Guard Relishes Sharing the Spotlight

by Tom Pedulla –  Abby Conklin, a senior point guard at Irvington, possesses a deeper understanding of the essence of her sport than the National Basketball Association’s shot-crazed stars. “The best thing is making a good pass,” she said. “It’s team ball and ... More »


SH Boys Hoops Team Make Memories on NBA Court

by Tom Pedulla – The pizza was great, the lights were bright at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, and rarely have fans of the Sleepy Hollow boys’ basketball team felt better about the Horsemen than they did on January 15. No, Sleepy Hollow did not win, staging a d... More »

Taha Dinana grew up playing squash in Cairo.

Masters School Squash Stars Commit to Top College Programs

by Kira Ratan –  They’ve held the number one spot on their respective girls and boys squash team at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry since they arrived from Egypt several years ago.  Each has won national squash titles while in the U.S., so it’s no surprise t... More »


Eagles Seek Consistency on Hardwood in Defense of Crown

by Tom Pedulla –  Defending a championship at any level represents one of the greatest challenges in sports. Just ask the Dobbs Ferry boys basketball team. After graduating seven seniors, including four starters, from a memorable team that produced the school’... More »


Sleepy Hollow Boys Hoops Team Make Memories on NBA Court

by Tom Pedulla The pizza was great, the lights were bright at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, and rarely have fans of the Sleepy Hollow boys’ basketball team felt better about the Horsemen than they did Wednesday, January 15. No, Sleepy Hollow did not win, stagi... More »

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