Sports

July 29, 2021

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Katonah’s Blue Storm 14U softball team battled with host Mahopac last on Thursday, July 15, in a game played at the Crane Road fields, grabbing an early lead before dropping a 16-15 decision in a back-and-forth game that eventually went Mahopac’s way, in Tri-County Softball League ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Three members of John Jay High School’s varsity football team were honored as Golden Dozen Scholar Athletes on Wednesday, July 14. The recently graduated seniors—Nick Giardina, Grady Halaifonua, and Matt Ferrer—received the awards at the 48th annual award banquet for the ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – On Wednesday, June 16, nearly two dozen student-athletes from John Jay High School officially announced where they will continue their athletic careers next year. Jon Connolly – Football – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Thomas Dachik – Track and Field – St. Bonaventure ...

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SARASOTA, Fla. – If you’re not familiar with crew, the muscle strain that seems most apparent is on the upper body. But the majority of gyration actually takes place at sea level, and a lactic acid build-up in the legs puts pain in the driver’s seat of any victory, according to Brooke Legenzowski ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Like everything else, COVID-19 hugely affected sports at John Jay. But track may have been impacted the most. There was no winter season, and the Wolves only ran three dual meets on the season. The team made the best of the situation nonetheless, according to Coach Tyler ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Sports should always come with a healthy dose of social interaction, and golf is no exception. To that end, Coach Artie Blank said he loves being on the links with the great bunch of kids on his team. But he also has high praise for the team’s dedication to their ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – After yet another come-from-behind victory in the first round of the sectionals versus Lakeland, John Jay found themselves in a very unfamiliar place against first-seeded Yorktown. The Wolves took a 4-0 second-inning lead. But this time, the comeback was on the other foot, and ...

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RYE, N.Y. – John Jay earned themselves a mild upset by defeating eighth-seeded Brewster last week. On the other hand, a trip to Rye to face the top seed put the label of underdog on a whole other level. In the end, the separation was too much for the Wolves to overcome in an 11-4 loss to the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Facing second-seeded Yorktown in the semifinals, John Jay’s season came to an abrupt end in a 20-0 loss on Thursday, June 10. But there was still plenty to celebrate, and that goes beyond a 14-7 record, a league championship, and winning two postseason rounds. The sixth-seeded ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - At the outset, John Jay had a pretty good idea where their season would end. “We figured it would be us vs. Somers,” said Sam Spieler, and a regular season 10-9 loss at Contest Field implied another dogfight for the championship. And on Saturday, June 12, the heavyweight ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – On May 26 and 27, John Jay participated in a league meet at Somers and at Contest Field. In the four-team competition, John Jay finished last behind Somers, Harrison, and Rye.  Nonetheless, the Wolves still put up some good individual performances and now await the next round of ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay has had an up and down season, finishing at 8-10 and earning the eighth seed in the Section 1 Class A playoffs. But in the first round of the sectionals versus ninth-seeded Lakeland on Saturday, June 5, the boys rose up again. Falling behind 3-0 at home, the Wolves ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay finished their season with a 7-2 home victory over Byram Hills on Wednesday, June 2, and the 11-6 record resulted in a Section 1 Conference I & II Central League A championship. The Wolves also earned the No. 6 seed in the Section 1 tournament, and a home game ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – On the strength of a 10-3 season, John Jay secured the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the Section 1 Class B playoffs. They were slated to play the winner of the No. 7 Clarkstown North vs. No. 10 Harrison matchup on Tuesday, June 8. But the final week of the regular ...

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BREWSTER, N.Y. – In a difficult year, John Jay lost a number of close games and finished with a 5-10 regular-season record. Still, the Wolves secured a No. 9 seed in the sectionals and earned a trip to Brewster on Friday, June 4. The boys made the most of the opportunity, and a 9-2 victory shined ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Olivia Blank started the season in JV and was ready to answer when she got the call from Coach Stephen DelMoro to join the varsity. “I was so excited,” she said. “I was ready to see different opponents and get up to the big leagues.” The sophomore immediately made her coach ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – The Wolves have mostly had an easy time of opponents this year.  So, wins over Mahopac and Scarsdale in the previous week, the locomotive was still running express. However, John Jay did run into an equalizer in Somers on Friday, May 20. The teams battled to the final gun, and ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – With three one-run games in a week, John Jay may have had their fill. But winning two out of three definitely didn’t give the Wolves an empty feeling. Monday’s 5-4 loss to Greeley probably left a void, but the boys didn’t let it linger. They came back home on Tuesday, and ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – On Saturday, May 22, Contest Field hosted the John Jay Invitational, and the 42-team competition held at several locations had the Wolves come home with a modest number of ribbons. Thomas Dachik in the 2,000-meter steeplechase for one, and he expressed a pride that most John Jay ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – The Wolves entered the week at 4-4, and the girls had to be hoping they could do better than 50-50. As it turned out, three out of four wins was definitely a step in the right direction, and so is the 7-5 season record. The week opened on Tuesday, May 18, with a 16-1 home ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay opened their week by falling behind 3-0 to Ossining on Tuesday, May 18. But familiar ground for the Wolves, the home crowd was not let down and were sent home with a thrilling 7-6 victory. After giving up three in the first, the boys got down to work immediately.

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay traveled to Mahopac to open their week on Monday, May 17, and quickly found themselves trailing 1-0 after 23 seconds. But the Wolves didn’t wait long to regroup in a 16-11 win. Mia DiChiara winning the draw got very familiar, and so did the ensuing teamwork that ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - After three tough losses last week, John Jay was looking to get back in the win column. So, at home against Tappan Zee on Monday, May 17, Craig Galea and Ryan Brennan lined up perfectly to give John Jay an early 1-0 lead. A good sign, for sure, the Wolves still had to huff out a ...

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – On May 7 and 8, John Jay took part in the Loucks Games in White Plains.  The Wolves had no winners, but they did return with a number of placements. Seventh place finishes went to Kelsey Crawford in the 3200M (11:55.39) and Andrew Lucassen in the long jump (19-0.75). Down ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay opened the week on Monday, May 10, with an 8-3 victory versus Westlake. However, on Wednesday, the Wolves went to Lakeland, where they easily defeated, 17-0. So, when the Wolves went quietly in the top of the first and fell behind 2-0 to Walter Panas, a lingering ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – The John Jay golf team has retaken the golf course like COVID-19 never sent them away. At 4-0 in the league and 6-2 overall, their coach’s praise is on par with the way his team goes about business on the course. “The best thing is the kids are playing steady,” said Artie ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – After winning two of three last week, the Wolves gathered their pack and confidently travelled to Horace Greeley on Monday, May 10. However, John Jay quickly fell behind, 1-0, when Molly Byrne found the net at 24:22, and in response, the visitors misfired three times on the ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay began their week with a 6-1 victory over Somers. But the boys faced some pretty stiff competition against Harrison on Tuesday and at Byram Hills on Wednesday, May 12, and both times came away with a very empty feeling. Swept 7-0 on each occasion, Coach Mark Passman ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – The Wolves have come a long way since their 15-3 opening-day loss to Bronxville, and the second week’s 2-1 record speaks to that progress. So, it wasn’t surprising that John Jay came out firing on Monday, May 10, versus Pleasantville and grabbed a 2-0 first-period lead at home.

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay opened their week on Monday, May 10, with one glaring statistic: the Wolves committed seven errors in their 10-6 loss to Mahopac. They did slightly better at Lakeland on Wednesday with four miscues, and the shaky defense has not gotten past Coach Geoff Curtis. “We are ...

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