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Sleepy Hollow Travel Baseball Squads Confident in Summer Season

by Tom Pedulla –  They’re back. Shortstop Sean McCarthy, third baseman Alec Bjorkland, righthander Gavin Ryan and catcher Matthew Bischof are back for what may well be their final season together in forming the nucleus of Sleepy Hollow’s veteran travel team. T... More »


Graduating Dobbs Ferry Sharpshooter Targeting College Career

by Tom Pedulla –  One thousand shots per day. That is the goal for Dimaunie Meredith, an aspiring Division 1 basketball player who recently signed with Westchester Community College after leading Dobbs Ferry High School to the Section 1 Class B title. The 6-4,... More »


Dobbs Ferry Senior Dynamic as Captain on Diamond and Hardwood

by Tom Pedulla –  When Dobbs Ferry High School boys’ basketball coach Scott Patrillo approached Zachary Holzman about becoming a team captain last year as a junior, it was the start of something big. Patrillo recognized in Holzman leadership abilities that wou... More »


Veteran Racer Trains Rivertowners for Triathlons

by Barrett Seaman –  Everyone knows that triathlons aren’t for sissies. The Ironman, the Big Enchilada of triathlons, demands a 2.4-mile swim followed by a 112-mile bicycle ride, rounding out with a full marathon run of 26.2 miles. You don’t do that for fun. T... More »


Sleepy Hollow High Softball Program on the Right Track to Success

by Tom Pedulla –  When Sleepy Hollow High School’s varsity recently hosted a well-attended softball clinic and pizza party for girls in grades three through six, it was arguably more significant than any game-winning hit the team will produce this season. Slee... More »


Hackley Softball Ace Enjoys Playing Mind Games with Opponents

by Tom Pedulla –  Mind games. Ace righthander Dana Van Buren loves to play them as she aims to lead Hackley’s softball team back to the Ivy League Championship game and win the title that proved elusive last year. To Van Buren, pitching is more about out-think... More »


McCormack Leaving Longtime Irvington Athletic Director Position

by Tom Pedulla –  Irvington High School began what is expected to be an extensive search for a new athletic director after Artie McCormack, who held the position for the last 19 years, resigned to lead the sports programs at Pearl River High School. “We are de... More »


Indy Talks with Gina Maher, Irvington HS Girls’ Basketball Coach

Our Indy Talks interview with Irvington girls’ basketball coach Gina Maher was conducted a week before the team’s victory in the New York State championships and later its win in the Federation Cup tournament. In it, coach Maher demonstrates why she is able to... More »

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Local High School Softball/Baseball Previews

The Hudson Independent looks at the prospects for local softball and baseball teams as the spring seasons get underway. by Tom Pedulla –  SOFTBALL DOBBS FERRY Coach: Kim Reznicek Top returning players: Third baseman Emma LaBella, first baseman Jeanne Longworth... More »


Irvington Girls “Find a Way” to Win Sixth State Basketball Title

by Tom Pedulla –  Irvington graduated four seniors last year who were such an essential part of the girls’ basketball program that they were known as the Core Four. Its new starting lineup included Mia Mascone, a senior forward who needed to regain her footing... More »