Category Archives: Sports

Snow presents spring problems

By MIKE SMITH With the spring sports season slated to start this week, area coaches are becoming concerned that the winter weather may have conspired to keep teams inside for much of the preseason this year. Westchester has received an abundance of snowfall this year, little of which has melted due to the below freezing […]

Rye bows out in semis

By MIKE SMITH After a solid regular season and an inspired run through the playoffs, Rye’s season came to an end on Feb. 26, when they fell 60-54 to defending Class A champion Peekskill in the sectional semifinals. Despite the loss, the Garnets appear to be in a position to remain atop the Class A […]

Tiger run ends in finals

By MIKE SMITH Tuckahoe’s basketball season came to an end on Feb. 28, when the Tigers fell 56-45 to Haldane in the Class C championship game at the Westchester County Center. Despite the loss, however, the Tigers showed plenty of heart this postseason to advance to the finals where they bowed to the two-time section […]

Titans fall to Pelham

By MIKE SMITH The magic that has propelled the Rye Town/Harrison hockey club for the playoff stretch ran out on March 1, when the Titans ran into a Pelican-shaped buzzsaw at the Suffern Sport-o-Rama, dropping the Division 2 championship game 9-1 to a surging Pelham team.  The Pelicans scored twice in the first period, but […]

Brescia chooses Merrimack

By MIKE SMITH On Feb. 26, Rye Neck senior Dom Brescia signed his national letter of intent and announced his decision to play football for Merrimack College next fall.  Brescia, who has been a standout back for the Panthers since 2010, said he has had the idea of playing collegiate football on his mind for […]

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 […]