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Mahopac Athlete Spotlight: Rob Garcia

December 16, 2017

Mahopac senior Rob Garcia is a guard and team captain on Mahopac’s varsity basketball team.

How old were you when you started playing basketball and how did you get started?

I started playing [Mahopac Sports Association] in-house basketball in third grade. I started because I would watch my older brother play and from constantly being in the gym with him and my dad I grew to really ...

Mahopac Girls Exhibit 'Spurts of Brilliance' on Boards in Panas Tourney

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-This year’s Mahopac girls basketball squad has lots of new faces and the challenge that comes with playing at the next level.

So it wasn’t a huge letdown when the Indians dropped their season opener in the opening round of the Walter Panas tournament against host Panas, 44-36, on Thursday, Dec. 7, after stingily keeping the margin manageable.

“We had spurts ...

Mahopac Boys Hold Off Lakeland on the Boards

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Just a few games into the season, you can already tell Mahopac’s boys basketball team has something cooking after it scooted past Lakeland, 58-50, in the opening game of the Walter Panas tournament.

Some of that has to do with new starting point guard Justin Parker, who penetrated the basket for 22 points and sank eight of nine free throws on Dec. 8.

“I try to do ...

Mahopac Junior Performs Magic on Ice Against Rivertown

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-T.J. McKee was quick to deflect any praise and immediately credited his teammates, but the Mahopac junior produced pure magic on the ice with five goals and three assists in an 8-6 win over the Rivertown Legends.

“The whole team was moving the puck really well and they found me in good scoring spots and I was able to execute,” a humble McKee said.

The Indians ...

Mahopac Athlete Spotlight: Jack McDonald

Mahopac senior Jack McDonald is a captain on the varsity wrestling team. He also runs cross-country and plays defense on the varsity lacrosse team.

How old were you when you started wrestling and how did you get started?

I was in fourth grade and my dad asked me if I wanted to wrestle, I loved wrestling with my brothers so I of course said yes.

Have you set any goals for yourself to ...

Mahopac Grapplers Perform Well at Columbia Duals

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-It was a positive effort for Mahopac’s wrestling team when it finished 4-3 at the Columbia Duals near Albany on Dec. 2.

Tom Mahoney (170 pounds) and Frankie Scauzillo (113) both went undefeated on the day with the duo going 7-0 and 6-0, respectively.

Mike Rivera (220 pounds) and Joe Harney (285) each finished 6-1. Andi Berisha (126), Frank Casagrande (152), Larry ...

John Jay-CR Tops Mahopac on Ice

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-The final score wasn’t indicative of how close the game was but in the end it was still a setback for Mahopac’s hockey team as it fell 4-1 to John Jay-Cross River.

“I think 4-1 didn’t show how good of a hockey game it really was,” Mahopac assistant coach Shaun McGee said. “People probably see the score and think that we were well overmatched.

Mahopac Girls Basketball Team to Outsize the Competition

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Although the Indians lost only four players from last season’s team, it was quite the special senior class to replace.

Making way without their four-year point guard Amanda Geyer among others, new leaders have emerged in captains Claire Felix, Siobhan Hynes and Zina McInerney.

“Those three girls are key to the whole atmosphere of the team,” Mahopac coach ...

Strong Offense on Ice Leads Mahopac to Winning Record

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-A section semifinalist last season, Mahopac’s ice hockey team roared into this year with a 3-0 shutout Nov. 24 over Clarkstown in the first match of the White Plains Guy Mathews tournament.

“We have big expectations coming off a trip to the semifinals last year,” Mahopac assistant coach Shaun McGee said. “We’re looking to build on the success and we ...

Mahopac Mat Men Have Bright Future

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Mahopac’s wrestling team graduated some key talent, including Mike Muldoon and Garrett Semenetz, who both made states last season.

The youthful Indians have some key grapplers returning and are optimistic heading into the 2017-18 season. Veteran coach Dennis DiSanto’s main goal for the team members is to gain experience but he knows that they are capable of achieving ...

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