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Local High School Basketball Teams Gear Up for New Season

by Tom Pedulla –  The Hudson Independent examines the prospects of local schools for the varsity girls’ and boys’ basketball season. GIRLS Dobbs Ferry Last year’s record: 17-6 Top returnees: Samantha Arone, Kayla Halverson, Julia Schwabe, Kristin Trezza. Top n... More »

Thomas Palicz

Dobbs Ferry Season Ends With 21-7 Loss to Valhalla

By Tom Pedulla At least for this year, there is a changing of the guard in Section 1 Class C football. Valhalla, which had not advanced this far since 2001, toppled defending champion Dobbs Ferry 21-7 on Saturday at Mahopac High School to advance to the state ... More »


Q&A: Concussions in Youth Sports

by Tom Pedulla –  With youth and high school sports in full swing, Dr. Mark Herceg, a neuropsychologist at Phelps Hospital, participated in a question-and-answer session with The Hudson Independent for the benefit of young athletes and their parents. Before Dr... More »

Thomas Palicz

Senior Captain Palicz Key to Dobbs Ferry Success on Gridiron

by Tom Pedulla –  Dobbs Ferry football coach Joe Cox paid senior captain Thomas Palicz the ultimate compliment when he said of him, “He’s wanted to be great.” Palicz dreamed of playing for the Eagles at a young age. When the opportunity finally arrived, he not... More »


Irvington QB Daly Heralded as a Selfless Team Player

by Tom Pedulla –  In an age when self-aggrandizement and selfies are celebrated, Irvington senior Aidan Daly offers a refreshing alternative. He is a selfless team player, a humble young man. Daly had two quarterbacks ahead of him as a freshman, Liam Toolan an... More »


Hackley’s Senior Running Back Returns Strong from Injuries

by Tom Pedulla –  Few players can change the complexion of a game with one touch of the football. Hackley’s Enzi Teacher is among the few. The 5-10, 196-pound senior running back proved that in the season opener, carrying seven times for 50 yards and two touch... More »


Dobbs Ferry Football Program Reloads with New Coach Cox

by Tom Pedulla –  “We Reload.” The slogan on the backs of the practice jerseys worn by Dobbs Ferry High School football players says everything about the hopes, expectations and pressure that annually surround the program. It also says everything about the sti... More »


Tryouts for TCBL Travel Teams Announced

TNT Basketball presents Tri-County League Basketball (TCBL) for the 2019-20 season. Basketball is a competitive league for more skilled players.  Games are scheduled around the county. TNT Basketball and TCBL Basketball help promote fitness, leadership, team s... More »


Sleepy Hollow Horsemen 2-1 at Midway Point on Gridiron

by Kevin Brown –  The Sleepy Hollow football team had a promising summer and took the field with incredible energy and enthusiasm to begin their season against Clarkstown South. The result was a thumping where the Horsemen were outplayed in every aspect of the... More »


Summer Soccer Horsemen Give Back to Sleepy Hollow

by Barrett Seaman –  This year’s Horseman Summer Soccer Tournament, with 26 teams playing over eight weeks, was notable for several reasons. While the teams are made up largely of boys, girls and men from Sleepy Hollow’s Hispanic communities, organizers were p... More »


Local Football Teams Optimistic for New Gridiron Season

by Tom Pedulla –  The Hudson Independent offers its annual preview of the local high school football season: DOBBS FERRY The Eagles have no choice but to respond well to dramatic change. Joe Cox, who graduated from the school in 2002 and was an assistant to Ji... More »


Sleepy Hollow Football Coach Confident of Reaching Goals in 2019

by Kevin Brown –  The first two topics that come up when you review a football season are so very different nowadays from even just a few years ago. The first question is always, how are the numbers? Varsity Coach Jorge Veintimilla is enthusiastic about Sleepy... More »


Sleepy Hollow Blaze Burn It Up in Soccer Tourney

by Kevin Brown –  While many kids were enjoying August weekends at the beach or pool, the Sleepy Hollow Football Club, Blaze, traveled to Hershey, Pennsylvania to take on all comers in the Hershey Cup, U-13 Girls Soccer Division. Even though Blaze has already ... More »


Interim SH High Athletic Director Looks to Revive Sports Programs

by Tom Pedulla –  Michael Gulino, who became the interim athletic director at Sleepy Hollow High School on July 1, is thinking big while admitting he has relatively little time to revive some of the school’s sagging sports programs. Gulino spoke of his desire ... More »


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 »

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