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Sleepy Hollow Author Chronicles Amazin’ 1969 Mets in New Book

by Tom Pedulla –  Wayne Coffey was 15 years old and Shea Stadium hot dogs cost a quarter when the Amazin’ Mets went from perennial laughingstock to World Series champions in 1969. Coffey, now a best-selling author who lives in Sleepy Hollow, brings back a floo... More »


Senior Guard Joins Exclusive 1,000-Point Club at Hackley

by Tom Pedulla –  She sings. If there is one reason to explain why senior guard Jordan Wade recently joined the 1,000-point club at Hackley, it might well be that she sings to herself whenever she makes one of her many trips to the foul line. “My team always m... More »


Dobbs Ferry’s McCarthy Relishes Reaching 1,000-Point Mark

by Tom Pedulla –  Camryn McCarthy learned the fundamentals of basketball from a treasured and trusted source – her father. Stephen coached her when she played on a Catholic Youth Organization team in the second grade, emphasizing the basics of dribbling, passi... More »


Annual Autism Classic in Irvington Cherished by Community

by Tom Pedulla –  When the Irvington girls’ basketball team hosts the annual Autism Classic, it attaches a smiling face to the cause. Jeff Dyer, who lacks verbal skills due to autism, is nonetheless as engaged as any fan at the games and is a beloved member of... More »


Irvington Girls Basketball Coach Maher Notches 700th Career Win

by Tom Pedulla –  Gina Maher recently reached an extraordinary milestone when she earned her 700th victory at Irvington, an unprecedented total for a New York State Athletic Association girls basketball coach. Her remarkable resume also includes five state cha... More »


Sleepy Hollow Senior Makes Name for Himself on Hardwood

by Tom Pedulla –  Daniel Williams is genetically blessed as the son of late heavyweight champion Carl “The Truth” Williams – and it shows. Williams, a 6-3, 200-pound senior at Sleepy Hollow High School, has established himself as one of the area’s finest baske... More »


Local High School Basketball Teams Gear Up for Season

by Tom Pedulla –  GIRLS DOBBS FERRY Last year’s record: 12-10 Top returning players: Raquel Addona, Allison Burtt, Kayla Halvorson, Camryn McCarthy, Alexa Reith, Julia Schwabe. Key to success: Dobbs Ferry has plenty of offensive firepower. Hard work on defense... More »


Irvington Senior is Center of Attack for Bulldogs This Season

by Tom Pedulla –  Sidney Thybulle, a center, and Colby Martins, a guard, played basketball together for so many years that they learned to anticipate each other’s moves and developed games that complemented one another. They long dreamt of helping Irvington Hi... More »


High Energy Khan Overcomes Short Stature with Explosive Drive

by Tom Pedulla –  Football, even high school football, tends to be a big man’s game. Do not tell that to Awvise Khan of Dobbs Ferry. Although he hardly strikes an imposing figure as a fullback and defensive nose guard at 5-9, 180 pounds, he found ways to compe... More »


Hackley Junior Quarterback Excels On and Off the Gridiron

by Tom Pedulla –  “Stay ready.” Reserve players in all sports constantly hear that from coaches. Easier said than done. When players lose a competition for a starting position, staying ready becomes as much of a mental challenge as it is physical. Opportunitie... More »


SH Middle School Student Aiming for College Soccer Scholarship

by Tom Pedulla –  The pursuit of excellence in sports can often feel like a solitary journey. Not for 11-year-old soccer player Julissa Casiano. Her ever-cheering grandparents, Mariana and Oscar Segarra, played the sport in Ecuador before they immigrated to th... More »