Sports

December 6, 2018

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - When senior Dean Ford tore his ACL early in the football season, it dealt John Jay’s boys basketball team a blow. With Ford out for the basketball season and twin brother Bryce nursing a shoulder injury after leading John Jay’s football team to a Section 1 title in November, the ...

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John Jay senior Daisy O’Neill was a middle hitter and team captain on the varsity volleyball team. The Indians went 15-3 and advanced to the Section 1 Class A semifinals, where they fell to Nyack. O’Neill also is a member of the girls basketball team, which made the semifinals for the first time in ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - The 2017-18 ice hockey season was one that John Jay-Cross River fans won’t soon forget. John Jay won a Section 1 Division 2 championship, a regional title and went all the way to the state semifinals. Eleven seniors have graduated for the Indians and several players are ...

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KATONAH-LEWISBORO, N.Y. - Victoria Piacentino is a senior at John Jay High School. She has swum on the varsity swim and dive team for three years. She was one of seven members of the team who went to the state competition at Ithaca College Nov. 16.  How old were you when you started swimming and ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - Disaster struck just 93 seconds into John Jay’s Class A girls basketball section semifinal game with Harrison last season. In what was the Indians’ first appearance in the semifinals in 18 years, the team’s starting center, Elizabeth Jahn, went down with a left-knee ...

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John Jay senior Lauren Pollak was a member of the Indians’ varsity girls cross-country team. The team won its fourth straight Section 1 team title this season and also finished second as a team at states. Pollak regularly finished in the top 2-3 spots for the squad. How old were you when you ...

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The fifth time was the charm. John Jay High football coach Jimmy Clark had brought the Indians to the sectional championship game four times, and each time went home without a win. But behind an all-world performance from one of the best quarterbacks Section 1 has ever seen—and the player ...

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CROSS RIVER, NY — On a John Jay-Cross River team loaded with talent, Ana Dorta, with 20 goals, has been the Indians’ leading scorer this season while Erin Walsh’s 16 make her a close second. Both girls have been on fire this year, Coach David Nuttall said. Second-seeded John Jay was able to ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Allison Oestreicher has been a standout goalkeeper at John Jay High School. After a shoulder injury in eighth grade, she came back in a big way, making the varsity team as a freshman and committing to play soccer at the University of Vermont before her junior year. As she enters ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Most parents figure out that it is nearly impossible to dictate a passion for their child to follow. It has to come from within and if it does, nothing can stop it. Max Goodman, a 15-year old soon-to-be John Jay High School freshman from South Salem, discovered his love for ...

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LEWISBORO, N.Y. – At the 22nd annual USRowing Youth National Championships in California, Lewisboro siblings William and Carly Legenzowski brought home big victories. As coxswain (the person in charge of steering and directing the other rowers in the boat), Carly helped her team capture the ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Eighth-grade athletes can now try out for all varsity teams at John Jay High School, following the Board of Education’s unanimous vote on July 12 to revise its athletic placement policy. Previously, per a resolution adopted in 2015, eighth-grade students could only try out ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay graduate Isaiah Rust was a defenseman on the varsity boys lacrosse team. How old were you when you playing lacrosse and how did you get started? I was 12 years old and in the sixth grade when I started playing lacrosse. My father was a crease midfielder and played ...

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y.— It was a Memorial Day that Harvey’s rugby program will not soon forget as the boys, battling on the pitch on a day of high humidity in Binghamton, May 28, won the 2018 New York State Division 1 Tier 2 Rugby Championship, holding off New York City’s Play Rugby USA (PRUSA) ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y.— Stacey Wierl wasn’t happy with her team’s play late in the first half and she let them know about it at halftime. But when the final buzzer sounded, John Jay-Cross River’s head coach had a big smile on her face. Wierl was able celebrate her birthday in style as the Indians ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y.— John Jay’s boys track and field squad had a record breaking day at the Section 1 Class B championships on May 25 as Bryan Ivey broke his own school record in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 54.45 seconds to place first. “I wanted to defend my title and more importantly ...

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LAKELAND, N.Y.— Led by Michael Minard (3G, 2A), John Jay’s boys lacrosse squad defeated Section 2 champion Ballston Spa 15-4 on June 2 at Lakeland High School in a Class B regional championship game to earn a trip to the state final four. The Indians were slated to play in the state semifinal at ...

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KATONAH, N.Y.— Harvey’s girls varsity lacrosse team won its second Housatonic Valley Athletic League championship in program history when the Cavaliers defeated the Wooster Generals 17-6 on May 18 to complete a perfect season against league opponents. The Cavaliers finish the season with 12-0 ...

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NYACK, N.Y.—  Thirteenth-seeded John Jay’s baseball squad gave it everything it had in its Section 1 Class A opening-round contest at No. 4 Nyack on May 21, leading 2-1 going into the bottom of the eighth inning. Joe Biancone gave John Jay that lead in its half of the eighth, when he got on ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y.— The top-seeded John Jay boys lacrosse team rolled to an 18-4 victory over No. 5 Greeley in a Section 1 Class B semifinal on May 23, setting up the game everyone has been waiting for. The win put the Indians in Tuesday’s Class B championship game, where they faced perennial ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y.— During a torrential storm in a game at Somers back in early May, a lightbulb went off for John Jay-Cross River’s girls lacrosse team. “Our level of play increased where most people would let down,” first-year head coach Stacey Wierl said. “That was a pivotal moment. It was ...

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John Jay Senior Bryan Ivey is a team captain on the varsity track and field team. How old were you when you started track and field and how did you get started? I started track in seventh grade with our modified track team. I’ve known that I was always fast so I decided just to give it a try.

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HARRISON, N.Y.— Bryan Ivey won the 400-meter hurdles for John Jay-Cross River’s boys track and field team at the Westchester County Championships on May 20 at Harrison High School. He clocked a time of 55.42, edging out Michael Nardelli (55.81). It was the second-straight year he won the hurdle ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y.— Third-seeded Lakeland hosted No. 14 John Jay in a Class A first round softball contest on May 18, coming out on top 6-1. Amber Lopez propelled the Hornets’ offense, as she went 2 for 3 with a double and two runs scored, along with a two-run home run in a three-run third ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y.— To find evidence of the progress of John Jay-Cross River’s girls lacrosse team, all you have to do is look at its three games with Somers this season. The Indians beat the Tuskers by just a goal on April 24. A week later they defeated Somers 13-8 in their second regular season ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y.— John Jay-Cross River’s baseball team took a No. 13 seed into its Section 1 Class A outbracket round game against visiting No. 20 Yonkers on May 17. The Indians made sure that they would get off to a hot start as they scored the first four runs of the game in the opening ...

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John Jay senior Pam Buscema was the starting catcher on the Indians’ varsity softball team. How old were you when you started playing softball and how did you get started? I was 7 years old and played through the town rec league, Katonah Bedford Girls Softball. As a senior on the team, how ...

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John Jay-Cross River’s girls lacrosse squad clinched a share of its league title with Brewster by winning 19-11 at Lakeland/Panas on May 10. “It means a lot to be co-league champs with Brewster,” John Jay sophomore midfielder Charlotte Wilmoth said. “They are a very talented team who deserves it ...

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Siena College senior first baseman and 2014 John Jay-Cross River graduate Joe Drpich has enjoyed a stellar Division 1 baseball career. One of his accomplishments this season was reaching the career 200-hit plateau, making him only the 15th player in Siena history to reach that ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y.—  Geoff Curtis was talking to assistant coach Joe Gaudio the morning of John Jay-Cross River’s game with Brewster on Friday, May 11. They knew the league title was on the line but they found out there was even more that could be attained. Curtis and Gaudio crunched the numbers ...

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