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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Irvington Senior is Center of Attack for Bulldogs This Season

by Tom Pedulla –  Sidney Thybulle, a center, and Colby Martins, a guard, played basketball together for so many years that they learned to anticipate each other’s moves and developed games that complemented one another. They long dreamt of helping Irvington Hi... More »

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High Energy Khan Overcomes Short Stature with Explosive Drive

by Tom Pedulla –  Football, even high school football, tends to be a big man’s game. Do not tell that to Awvise Khan of Dobbs Ferry. Although he hardly strikes an imposing figure as a fullback and defensive nose guard at 5-9, 180 pounds, he found ways to compe... More »

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Hackley Junior Quarterback Excels On and Off the Gridiron

by Tom Pedulla –  “Stay ready.” Reserve players in all sports constantly hear that from coaches. Easier said than done. When players lose a competition for a starting position, staying ready becomes as much of a mental challenge as it is physical. Opportunitie... More »

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SH Middle School Student Aiming for College Soccer Scholarship

by Tom Pedulla –  The pursuit of excellence in sports can often feel like a solitary journey. Not for 11-year-old soccer player Julissa Casiano. Her ever-cheering grandparents, Mariana and Oscar Segarra, played the sport in Ecuador before they immigrated to th... More »

Patrick Straub eludes a tackle.
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Dobbs Ferry Quarterback Embraces School’s Rich Tradition

by Tom Pedulla –  Patrick Straub, in his third year as quarterback at Dobbs Ferry, could not have had a more appropriate word on the back of the blue shirt he wore during a recent practice: Tradition. Straub, aiming to lead the Eagles to the Section 1 Class C ... More »

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TCBL Basketball Tryouts Announced for Fall Travel Basketball

TNT Basketball presents TCBL (Tri-County Basketball League) for boys and girls with more advanced basketball skills.  Based on try-outs and numbers, TCBL could field up to six teams for Boys and Girls in Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8. Fourth graders can try-out for a 5... More »

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Kids’ Club of Tarrytown – And the Winner is….

And the Winner is….Everyone!: Kids’ Club of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow was honored on Saturday, September 8 to receive a generous donation from Tarry Crest Swimming & Tennis Club from funds raised at their Ladies’ Member/Guest tennis tournament. Despite some ... More »

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Local Football Squads Optimistic at Start of Season

by Tom Pedulla –  Local high school football teams are gearing up for the upcoming season. The following is a preview of the area squads on the gridiron. Dobbs Ferry The Eagles, after finishing 7-3 and reaching the Section 1 Class C finals last year, will look... More »

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Irvington Soccer Standout Excited About Starting Career at Brown

by Tom Pedulla –  Zoe Maxwell serves as a prime example of the profound impact sports can have on the development of a girl or boy. She described herself as shy and a bit unsure in her early years before her father, Max, encouraged her to play soccer when she ... More »