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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 »

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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 »


Rivertown Runners Raise Big Money for Local Causes

by W.B. King Despite being a cold, windy day, roughly 860 runners participated in this year’s Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon, which took place on Saturday March 23. Organized by the Rivertown Runners, the event has grown so much in recent years that it might soon... More »

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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 »