Captain Clutch: Evans Buries Game Winner

Tommy Elliot, Andrew Evans and the rest of the Indians are hoping an overtime win over Arlington gives them momentum heading into sectionals.

LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y.— Mahopac has been on the right side of some thrilling wins this season and that trend continued in an 11-10 overtime victory over host Arlington on Thursday, May 11.

Andrew Evans, a senior captain and face-off guru, scored the game winner with just over three minutes left to cue the celebration.

“The defense forced their offense to turn the ball over and we gave the ball to George Weiss to clear the ball over [midfield],  then (coach) Tony (Tanzi) called a timeout,” said Evans, who had two goals, an assist and won 22 out of 25 face-offs. “Shane McDonald dodged down the alley and then rolled back back to me and passed the ball. I caught it, ran down the alley and bounced it in.”

Sign Up for E-News

The win came at an ideal time for the Indians with the Section 1 playoffs on the horizon this week.

“Arlington was a very tough opponent,” Mahopac co-coach Sean Mohammed said. “We always look to play our best in May and the win against Arlington may have been the boost we needed.”

Ryan Dugan led the way with four goals and an assist, while Weiss added two goals and three assists. Michael Argila made 14 saves.

Pleasantville cruised past visiting Mahopac 19-7 on May 9. Mark Carey (1A) and Evans had two goals apiece for the Indians (7-9).

Mahopac closed the regular season with a 12-5 win over visiting Putnam Valley behind four goals from Dugan.

Weiss (1G, 3A), McDonald (2G, 1A) and Carey (2G, 1A) also contributed in the victory.

Despite an up and down regular season, Mahopac feels ready for the Class A playoffs after going up against a top-notch schedule.

“The key to making a run in sectionals is to play smart and take care of the ball,” Evans said. “We need to make every shot count. And move the ball around and run the offense. I know the team can make a run and upset some teams.”

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


The Hatch Act and Immigration Updates

This is for information purposes only. So, when you see headlines like the recent “Kellyanne Conway cited for two violations of the Hatch Act,” you will have a working knowledge of what it means. First off, what is the Hatch Act? This has nothing to do with Orrin Hatch, senator from Utah. Simply put, it states one cannot advocate for or against candidates while serving in an official ...

There Is Always More to the Story

If you are getting your information from CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times or others in the mainstream media, you would think the Russians are no good dirty scoundrels, colluding with Trump to steal the election from the rightful heir, Hillary Clinton.

The leading Democrats in New York are all on board with this scenario, as are Democrats representing states across the country. You have heard ...

The ‘Feminist’ President ... Ha!

Incredibly, it wasn’t until 1987 that Congress finally acknowledged the part women have played in the great movements of American history, declaring March to be National Women’s History Month.

And each year since, as March rolls around, U.S. presidents have stood at the lectern, extolling the virtues of American women. In President Trump’s statement, released last week, he ...

To Harrison, L'Chaim!

At long last, the smile of spring approaches, as an angry winter recedes into good riddance. Our spirit is ready to be re-charged. Damn the power outages, full speed ahead!

For my wife, Elyse, daughter, Elissa, and me, this otherwise exuberant time of year brings a confusion of mixed emotions. In 2003, on the opening day of spring, March 20, which happens to be my birthday, our 15-year-old son ...

Anytown USA's Reality TV Show

Nowhere is the raw power of our Constitution’s First Amendment more earnestly practiced than in thousands of town halls across the land every time a citizen steps up to the podium to say his piece.

That also is where reality television can be seen at its rawest, as town meetings are televised to the local populace. All the familiar production values of reality TV are there in full color: ...

When It's Not OK to Ask If Everything's OK

There is this thing that I do that annoys the heck out of my family. Well, to be honest, there are a lot of things I do that annoy the heck out of my family, but I am thinking of one thing in particular.

Whenever someone is in the bathroom for what I determine to be an abnormally long period of time, I stand outside the bathroom door and yell,


I ...

I'm All Pumped Up

This time last year, I struggled with my New Year’s resolution to go to the gym.

This year, I have made significant progress. I am going to the gym on a semi-regular basis. And by semi-regular, I mean, I go often enough that I actually remember where it’s located between visits.

The bad news, however, is that my workouts are just, how would you say it? Lame. Yes, they’re ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, March 24, 2:00 PM

South Putnam Animal Hospital, Mahopac

PCDOH Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic

Health & Wellness

Sat, March 24, 2:00 PM

South Putnam Animal Hospital, Mahopac

PCDOH Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic

Health & Wellness

Sun, March 25

First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown, Yorktown Heights

Holy Week at First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown

Religions And Spirituality

Safety Is Schools' Top Priority

March 14, 2018

To the editor,

[Editor’s note: The following letter was sent by School Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo to Mahopac families and the school community.]

We are all saddened by the tragic events that took place in Parkland, Fla., several weeks ago, Mahopac’s collective thoughts and prayers for healing and strength are directed toward the families and students of Parkland.

I want ...