Sports

September 18, 2019

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay’s field hockey squad battled to a 1-1 tie with host Nanuet on Sept. 12. The Indians’ lone goal was from Faye Tobin while goaltender Samantha Spieler stopped three shots. “The conditions did not work in our favor today,” John Jay coach Debbi Walsh said. “We are not ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Early on in last Friday’s match-up between 1-0 teams, visiting Hen Hud wasted no time in moving the chains on John Jay, picking up a first down on just the third play of the game. But the Sailors’ offense was soon lost at sea. When they finally resurfaced in the third ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay senior Taylor Hoffman is a team captain and setter on the varsity volleyball team. How old were you when you started playing volleyball and how did you get started? I started doing the town clinics with Hen Hud coach Diane Swertfager in fourth grade. But I never ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - John Jay improved to 2-0 with a 34-7 win over Hen Hud on Friday night. The Indians led 34-0 at halftime. They will travel to Brewster next Friday (9/20). For more scores and stats, follow us on Twitter (@Halston_Sports).

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Don’t see your team’s results or statistics listed? Coaches, parents or players can send them to sports@halstonmedia.com. Cross County Read Rob DiAntonio's write-up on the Big Red Invitational. Field Hockey (0-0-1) John Jay 3 @ Pearl River 3 Friday, Sept. 6 John Jay fell behind ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – Clodagh McGroary had never won a race before with John Jay’s cross-country team. What better place to start than the first race of the 2019 season? McGroary, a senior, took top honors with junior teammate Kelsey Crawford finishing second in the Division 2 race at the Big Red ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - Bryce Ford, John Jay’s former quarterback, put together one of the most memorable seasons in Section 1 history last season and led the Indians to a Section 1 Class A championship when they defeated Rye. For the season, he recorded 3,760 total yards of offense, a Section 1 ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – It was a dream season for John Jay’s field hockey team in 2018. The Indians featured a talented, experienced team and reached the Section 1 Class B championship game, where they fell to defending state champion Lakeland. With just one starter returning, the Indians have ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay senior Kaitlyn Weis is a midfielder on the girls varsity soccer team, which won the Section 1 Class A title last season. How old were you when you started playing soccer and how did you get started? I started playing soccer when I was about 5 years old. My dad has ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – When you walk into the gym at John Jay during a volleyball game, the first thing you will probably notice is how hard Lily Preis hits the ball. The pure velocity of the ball as it crashes down to the court is staggering. Preis, a junior, is an outside hitter and one of the ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Annie Conway, a 2019 John Jay graduate, was a team captain and played defense on the varsity girls lacrosse team. The Indians won two straight section titles and advanced to the state finals for the first time in team history this season. How old were you when you started ...

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As a freshman in high school, it’s hard to even make a varsity squad, never mind lead to an HVAL title while dominating offensively.  Ellie Kalman, who attends the The Harvey School, has defied all odds, scoring almost eight goals per game this year on the girls lacrosse team.  “It’s really ...

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SECAUCUS, N.J. – Joe LaSorsa, a Lewisboro native, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 18th round of the MLB draft on June 5. “It meant the world to me and my family,” said LaSorsa, a left-handed pitcher. “Ever since I started baseball, I told my family I wanted to play Major League Baseball ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. - Stacey Wierl knew that Rye coach Dennis Hurley would come in with a top-notch game plan and that a 12-goal win over the Garnets back in April didn’t have much bearing on the finals rematch. Her forecast was correct. Top-seeded John Jay and second-seeded Rye battled until the ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - John Jay senior Joe Biancone is a third baseman and pitcher on the varsity baseball team. He is committed to George Washington University. How old were you when you started playing baseball and how did you get started? I started playing baseball at 3 after attending my first ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – The Lewisboro Baseball Association celebrated its opening day on Saturday, April 27, at Lewisboro Town Park. The youth players opened the season with a parade of teams, a ceremonial first pitch, and a Lions Club barbecue. All photos were taken by Deena Bell for The ...

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BRADENTON, FLA. - It wasn’t just about winning games when John Jay’s girls lacrosse team headed down to Florida last week. The Indians were hoping to also build team chemistry and camaraderie. They were able to accomplish all of the above. John Jay started the trip by defeating Bronxville, the ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y.- John Jay senior Cara O’Reilly is a midfielder on the varsity girls lacrosse team, which won the Section 1 Class B title last season and advanced all the way to the state semifinals. She was named an All-American last season and is committed to play lacrosse at Colgate. O’Reilly ...

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John Jay senior Kendall Degenhardt was a team captain and forward on the girls varsity basketball team. The Indians won the league title this past season and gained the No. 4 seed in the Class A sectionals. They fell to Pearl River in the quarterfinals and finished the season 15-7. How old were ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - A young John Jay team arrived ahead of schedule this season after graduating a talented senior class last year. The Indians’ chemistry increased as the season got into the later stages. That cohesion resulted in a second straight sectional championship along with another ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - When games are tight down the stretch, teams usually rely on their veteran leadership to help get them through some pressure-packed moments. John Jay’s boys basketball team has plenty of that. The Indians were in another nail-biter when they traveled to rival Yorktown on Feb.

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - John Jay senior Charlie Murphy is a team captain and point guard on the varsity boys basketball team. He scored a career-high 31 points in a big road win over rival Somers on Feb. 1. How old were you when you started playing basketball and how did you get started? I started ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - The Katonah-Lewisboro Times looks back at the top eight sports stories of the year for John Jay’s varsity teams. Note: the stories are not in any order of importance. Hockey team skates to section title John Jay’s ice hockey squad defeated Horace Greeley 5-3 to claim the ...

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BREWSTER, N.Y. - With the game tied, John Jay was looking for a big goal in the third period and Charlie Oestreicher obliged. The junior assistant captain netted the game winner with 6:22 to play to propel the Indians’ hockey team to a 3-2 win over St. Paul’s (Md.) on Thursday, Dec. 20, at ...

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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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