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First-Year Coach Has Masters School Boys Basketball Team Thinking Big

By Tom Pedulla— Junior guard Adam Bello does not mince words when asked about the recent history of boys’ basketball at The Masters School. “We were the joke of our conference,” he said. No Fairchester Athletic Association opponent is laughing now. The Panther... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Senior Honored as Region’s Premier Swimmer

By Tom Pedulla— Passion and talent allowed Lucy Walker to emerge as state champion in the 200-yard freestyle and to be honored as the region’s premier swimmer. The Dobbs Ferry senior is part of a combined team with Ardsley High School in addition to competing ... More »

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Irvington Girls Soccer Team Honored

The Irvington High School girls’ varsity soccer team was recognized this week by the Greenburgh Town Board for its historic season—winning the school’s first Class B Championship with an impressive 19-4-1 record. More »

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Lady High School Basketballers Ready to Roll on Hardwood

By Tom Pedulla— DOBBS FERRY Top returnees: Sophomore guard-forward Abigail Dann, senior center Grace Healy, senior guard Jacqueline O’Connor. Top newcomers: Freshman point guard Mya Ustares, sophomore point guard Alexa Vicchio. Keys to success: Ustares and Vic... More »

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Local Boys Basketball Teams Optimistic for Success

By Tom Pedulla– DOBBS FERRY Top returnees: Junior forward Luke Arone, senior center Timmy Lacey, junior point guard Drexel Lewis, senior forward Sean Miller, junior guard Jerel Outlaw. Top newcomers: Freshman guard Anthony Ficarrotta, senior guard Brandon Holm... More »

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Irvington Girls Take State Class B Soccer Title

By Tom Pedulla— Since the fourth game of what turned into a magical season, Irvington girls’ soccer coach Patrick DiBenedetto created a “spirit ball.” He wrote motivational sayings on the ball, which became a constant presence on the sideline. The first entry,... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Thumped in Class C Football Title Game

By Tom Pedulla— Hopes were high that Dobbs Ferry would successfully defend its Section 1 Class C football championship. And with good reason. The Eagles had already defeated Westlake, 15-13, at home on Sept. 30. They had suffered only one loss through nine gam... More »

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Dann, Holman Delivering a One-Two Punch for Dobbs Ferry

By Tom Pedulla— Brian Dann brings the thunder for Dobbs Ferry as he repeatedly attacks the interior of defensive lines with punishing runs. Lightning crackles whenever breakaway threat Brandon Holman touches the ball and races to the outside. The combination h... More »

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Irvington Superintendent Rips Football Team 9/11 Tribute

By Rick Pezzullo— Irvington Superintendent of Schools Kristopher Harrison took issue last week with the varsity football team’s tribute to September 11, 2021 first responders during their first game last month. Prior to kicking off the season on Sept. 10 vs Ha... More »

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New Coach Whips Horsemen Soccer Into Winning Shape

By Tom Pedulla– Hope has arrived for a Sleepy Hollow boys’ varsity soccer program that has struggled mightily in recent seasons. His name is David Martinez. The Horsemen have immediately improved under their new coach. Players are crediting him with bringing m... More »

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Irvington Bulldogs Feel They’re Headed in the Right Direction

By Tom Pedulla– Second year coach Jeff Michael appears to have Irvington football headed in the right direction. Enthusiasm for the program is running high, with 41 players on the roster compared to 24 last year. And there are players with game-changing abilit... More »

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Hackley Alumnus Excited to Lead Football Program This Season

by Tom Pedulla– First year coach Joseph McDermott looks to bring stability to a Hackley football program that has endured a series of unsettling changes. The youthful McDermott, quick to point out that he turns 27 next month, is a former Hornets quarterback wh... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Has Championship Aspirations on Gridiron

By Tom Pedulla Hopes are high for another sectional championship at Dobbs Ferry, and with good reason. The Eagles feature a running back in Brian Dann who is extraordinarily difficult to stop. It typically takes more than one defender to bring him down. Even t... More »

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Beefed Up Offensive Line Gives Sleepy Hollow High Hopes

By Tom Pedulla— A renewed emphasis on strength and conditioning, combined with the emergence of a precocious freshman with game-changing moves, provides hope that Sleepy Hollow football is finally headed in the right direction. As part of his commitment to tur... More »

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Patriots FC: In It to Win It at the National Level

By Tom Pedulla– Irvington’s Michael Friedlander began nurturing a dream 11 years ago. He would start a girls’ youth soccer program at the grassroots level and gradually build it into a national contender. When he shared that vision with others who possessed mo... More »

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On a Course to Greatness

By Tom Pedulla— If determination matters – and it certainly does – look for Dobbs Ferry’s Jonathan Oakes to excel some day in professional golf. Oakes, 16, is already asserting himself in the junior ranks. He recently won a major sectional tournament in Mamaro... More »

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Sleepy Hollow Student-Athletes Look to the Future

By Tom Pedulla– To attend Sleepy Hollow’s recent college signing ceremony was to peer into the future. A bright future. No one could feel otherwise after hearing accomplished student-athletes Alexa Charles (Hunter College), Sabrina Conrad (Holy Cross), Juliana... More »

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Senior Duo Setting the Pace for Irvington Track Team

By Tom Pedulla— When Lucas Turano completed his interview, he took off on the run. When Liam Lyons was done, he did the same. These are two seniors in a hurry to achieve success, which explains why they played lead roles in leaving an indelible mark at Irvingt... More »

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