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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Irvington players raised their helmets to salute victims of 9/11 and first responders. (photo by Jim Waters)
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Irvington Pounds Peekskill, 34-14, in Season Opener

By Tom Pedulla— Minutes before Irvington’s Tommy Flanagan led the charge onto Meszaros Field bearing an American flag, minutes before a moment of silence to salute 9-11 victims, new coach Jeff Michael left his football players with one last thought. “To turn t... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Confident in Being a Top Contender

By Tom Pedulla– Dobbs Ferry looks to be primed for a big season. As in Jose Regalado big. Regalado, at 5-11, 280 pounds, is one imposing young man. He is a force on the offensive and defensive line and a primary reason why the Eagles have every reason to belie... More »

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Sleepy Hollow Players Optimistic Starting Season

By Tom Pedulla– Another rebuilding year? That is the last thing Sleepy Hollow wants to hear, even if it is reeling from a series of losing seasons, must adjust to new coach Jerry Flora and is widely viewed as one of the worst teams in Section 1. “I know there ... More »

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Bulldogs Plan More Balanced Approach on Gridiron 

By Tom Pedulla— Irvington’s varsity football players may not have expected a crash course before the start of the school year. That is what they are getting. New coach Jeff Michael was hired a fairly short time ago, giving him relatively little time to install... More »

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Wins and Losses Not Top Priority for New Irvington Football Coach

By Tom Pedulla— Jeff Michael, Irvington’s new varsity football coach, wants the success of his program to be measured far beyond wins and losses. Since Michael launched his career as a volunteer coach at Fordham Prep in 1997, he has viewed football as a means ... More »

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New Coach Brings Winning Attitude to Sleepy Hollow Football Program

By Tom Pedulla– Sleepy Hollow’s varsity football players are hailing the arrival of new coach Jerry Flora while laying some blame on the previous coaching regime for its role in a series of dismal seasons.    Flora, 50, who has extensive college coaching exper... More »

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Soccer Standout Giving National Championship Dream One Last Shot 

By Tom Pedulla— One last shot. Although Sleepy Hollow’s Samantha Coffey was drafted 12th overall last January by the Portland Thorns F.C. of the National Women’s Soccer League, she is delaying her professional career in a last-ditch attempt to help Penn State ... More »

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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 »

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