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Sleepy Hollow Student-Athletes Look to the Future

By Tom Pedulla– To attend Sleepy Hollow’s recent college signing ceremony was to peer into the future. A bright future. No one could feel otherwise after hearing accomplished student-athletes Alexa Charles (Hunter College), Sabrina Conrad (Holy Cross), Juliana... More »


Senior Duo Setting the Pace for Irvington Track Team

By Tom Pedulla— When Lucas Turano completed his interview, he took off on the run. When Liam Lyons was done, he did the same. These are two seniors in a hurry to achieve success, which explains why they played lead roles in leaving an indelible mark at Irvingt... More »


Nisco Slugging Sleepy Hollow to Resurgence on the Diamond

By Tom Pedulla– There is no guessing about what the future holds for Sleepy Hollow senior John Nisco. The Mercy College t-shirt the slugging center fielder wore at practice said it all. As much as Nisco is excited about what lies ahead, he is very much taking ... More »


High School Softball Teams Eager to Take a Swing at Season

By Tom Pedulla– The Hudson Independent is offering a preview of the local softball season. (Please note that The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry will not field a team this spring due to a shortage of numbers). Dobbs Ferry The Eagles have a strong nucleus in juni... More »


Local High School Baseball Teams Ready to Kick Off Season

By Tom Pedulla– Spring has sprung, and so too will the high school baseball season. The Hudson Independent previews the local teams and how they stack up.  Dobbs Ferry With a strong senior class, there is every reason to expect the Eagles to be formidable this... More »

Irvington High School Basketball

Irvington Girls Open Playoffs with Win over Briarcliff

By Tom Pedulla– The opportunity to play girls’ basketball under legendary coach Gina Maher at Irvington can be both a burden and a blessing. Expectations are always high and the pressure to meet them is intense. Every team wants to make the deep postseason run... More »


Sleepy Hollow Wrestling Team Wins Third Straight League Championship

By Tom Pedulla– Kevin Toribio, who captained the Sleepy Hollow wrestling team with fellow seniors Zach Burnett and Nick DelMonaco, described his time with the program as “blood, sweat, tears and glory.” It was the perfect summation – especially the glory part.... More »


Sleepy Hollow Senior Honored with First Alex Adair Leadership Award

By Tom Pedulla– Alex Adair, a football star and the first black hockey player in Westchester when he competed for Sleepy Hollow High School in the early 1980’s, left a legacy too significant to be forgotten. And now it will not be. The Alex Adair Leadership Fo... More »


Irvington Girls Roll Over Dobbs Ferry on Hardwood, 50-31

By Tom Pedulla Two girls’ basketball teams in search of their better selves met when visiting Irvington rolled past Dobbs Ferry 50-31 on Jan. 13. Although perennial power Irvington won for the sixth time in eight games, the pandemic has so far hindered the Bul... More »


Sleepy Hollow Football Banquet Focus Transcends Sports

By Kevin Brown— Just before the summer of 2021, Jerry Flora was hired to take over as head coach of the Sleepy Hollow Varsity football team. His vision was all encompassing. His goal was to not only develop a strong football program but also to develop young a... More »


Alexa Charles Leading Sleepy Hollow to Resurgence on the Hardwood

By Tom Pedulla— Three years ago, Alexa Charles needed a change. Her parents had gone through a divorce. Her first year in high school had not gone as well as she had hoped it would. She felt certain friends were not there for her when she most needed them. Cha... More »


Boys High School Hoops Squads Ready to Get Season Rolling

By Tom Pedulla DOBBS FERRY Top returnees: Senior guard Ryan Brunenavs, senior center Jabari Marsland, senior forward Adam Schwartz. Top newcomers: Junior center Timmy Lacey, sophomore guard Drexel Lewis, junior guard-forward Sean Miller, sophomore guard Jerel ... More »


Local High School Girls’ Basketball Teams Ready to Take the Court

By Tom Pedulla The Hudson Independent examines the prospects of local schools for the varsity girls’ basketball season. DOBBS FERRY Top returnees: Senior point guard Taylor Broccoli, center Grace Healy, guard Jacqueline O’Connor, senior guard Talia Reith. Top ... More »


Dobbs Ferry Falls Short on Gridiron in State Semifinals

By Tom Pedulla— Dobbs Ferry drew close enough to the state championship game that players could envision themselves playing beneath the Carrier Dome’s bright lights. But it was not to be. After storming through an eight-game regular season, after outscoring th... More »


Dobbs Ferry Steam Rolls into Football Semifinals

By Tom Pedulla— On to the Final Four! Undefeated Dobbs Ferry knew it needed to limit its mistakes to defeat explosive James I. O’Neill in the regional round of the state football playoffs on Saturday at Mahopac High School. So, it played flawlessly. With Brian... More »


Top-Ranked Bulldogs Cruise to Cross Country Championship

By Brianna Staudt — The Irvington Boys’ Cross Country team easily won its first Class C state championship Saturday in a rainy, foggy Chenango Valley State Park. The Bulldogs’ score of 50 was 30 points better than the performance of runner-up Southwestern. The... More »

Sleepy Hollow High School footbal

Homecoming Night a Treat for Horsemen Football Fans

By Kevin Brown — Last Friday night (Oct. 8), the world seemed back to normal at Sleepy Hollow High School. In front of a large, enthusiastic crowd, the Horsemen upped their record on the gridiron to 2-3 as they overwhelmed Nyack High School 35-14. The Varsity ... More »

Dobbs Ferry High School football - Jose Regalado

Senior Captain Regalado Big Reason Dobbs Ferry Has High Hopes

By Tom Pedulla— Jose Regalado’s father, Francisco, would not allow him to play football until he reached the sixth grade because he feared for his safety. With all due respect to Francisco, his concern was misplaced. Succeeding years have shown that, whether h... More »


Hackley Football Team Aiming to Harness Talent 

By Tom Pedulla — Vic Quirolo, Hackley’s new football coach, calls it a “crazy scenario” that he inherited. And it is all of that. Although Quirolo comes with excellent credentials as the former head coach at Iona Prep, he has never coached in the Ivy League be... More »

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