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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 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 »


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 »


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 »

Irvington Football Players

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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

Sleepy Hollow High School Girls Lacrosse

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 »

Sleepy Hollow High School Lacrosse Team

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 »

Girls basketball in Irvington, NY

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 »

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