Category Archives: Sports

Hemida wins states

By MIKE SMITH Mamaroneck senior Youssif Hemida became the school’s first-ever state wrestling champion, on Feb. 28, when he sealed his perfect season with a 5-2 win over Walt Whitman’s Vin Feola in the finals of the state tournament in Albany, N.Y.  For Hemida, the road to the 220-pound title was an especially gratifying one, […]

Titans ice Garnets

By MIKE SMITH What should have been a banner win for the Rye Town/Harrison hockey program was marred by a late-game skirmish, as the Titans advanced to the second round of the Division II playoffs with a resounding 5-2 over rival Rye. In the process, the Titans also lost three key players for their upcoming […]

Cruz shines locally

By MIKE SMITH On Feb. 20, Port Chester native Bryant “Pee Wee” Cruz had a homecoming of sorts, when the local pugilist headlined his first ever fight card in Westchester. Throngs of fans turned out to see the undefeated junior lightweight keep his perfect record intact, earning a unanimous decision over Mexico’s Jorge Pazos at […]

Tigers win first round game

By MIKE SMITH It’s not every year that Mamaroneck’s basketball team finds itself headed to the second round of the playoffs. In fact, coming into 2015, it had been 38 years since they had advanced past the first round.  But on Feb. 12, a gritty Tiger team was able to find a way to beat […]

Huskies fall to Dutchmen

By Mike Smith In front of a packed house at Harrison High School on Tuesday, the No. 4 seed Huskies battled valiantly to keep its season alive against No. 5 seed Tappan Zee in the quarterfinals of the Class A playoffs. But a furious Harrison comeback in the third quarter proved moot, as the Dutchmen’s […]

Huskies girls win section

By MIKE SMITH Given the success of Harrison’s girls track team over the last decade or so, it might be surprising to hear that the team has gone 28 years without claiming a sectional title. That all changed last week, as Harrison’s girls bested a deep class—and perennial champs Pearl River to claim their first-ever […]

Huskies fall in quarterfinals

By Mike Smith Harrison’s high seed and home-court advantage wasn’t enough to stop a red-hot Tappan Zee team on Feb. 18, as the surging Dutchmen earned yet another upset victory in the Class A tournament, beating the Huskies 49-40 to advance to the sectional semifinals. Showcasing deadly marksmanship from beyond the arc and a commitment to […]

Hemida repeats at 220

By MIKE SMITH On Feb. 15, Mamaroneck senior Youssif Hemida added another section title to his already crowded trophy case, claiming the 220-pound championship with a 5-2 win against Horace Greeley’s Brock Cvijanovich at Clarkstown South High School. Hemida, who claimed last year’s title after a neck injury cost him most of the regular season, […]

Crowley takes section

By MIKE SMITH On Feb. 15, Eastchester junior Nunzio Crowley brought home a Section I wrestling title, winning the 170-pound bracket at Clarkstown South High School to cap off a terrific run through the rest of the area’s top wrestlers this winter.  Crowley blanked John Jay’s Evan Frank in the finals, beating the Indians’ standout […]

Rye headed to semis

Another year means another trip to the Westchester County Center for the Rye girls basketball team. On Feb. 17, the Garnets bested Pearl River 54-42 to advance to the Class A semifinals for the second straight year. With the win, they have earned the right to take on Peekskill on Feb. 26 for the chance […]