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Mahopac Gets on Track Against John Jay-CR

January 11, 2017

CARMEL, N.Y.— With its last win in its season opener against rival Carmel, Mahopac was in desperate need of getting back on track when it took on John Jay-Cross River at the Putnam Challenge.

The Indians found what they were searching for in the form of a 49-39 win over John Jay on Jan. 8 at Carmel High School.

“We needed this one,” senior guard Andrew Ryan said. “We ...

Senior Captain Thinks Mahopac Can Make a Run

Mahopac senior Chris Bednar is a center and team captain on the varsity ice hockey team.

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

I personally started playing ice hockey when I was 13 years old. I’ve played roller hockey my whole life and grew up watching my dad and his friends play on the lake in my backyard all the time and this inspired me ...

Mahopac Smothers Rival Carmel

CARMEL, N.Y.— Inching back to a 4-6 record after gaining back three key seniors from injury, Mahopac rode its rock solid man-to-man defense to a 41-26 victory at Carmel on Wednesday, Jan. 4.

The Indians led by just five at halftime, but turned on the jets to score 25 second-half points. Their defense never slacked in the huge road win over the Rams.

“The one thing we did well is ...

Mahopac Floors the Competition at Invitational

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— It was a banner day for the Indians as they hosted the 31st annual Mahopac Invitational on Jan. 5 at Lakeview Elementary School.

The Indians split their squad up into Mahopac Blue and Mahopac Gold. Mahopac Blue placed first as a team with 69.65 points.

“It was a great team effort — everyone contributed,” Mahopac coach Vin Collins said. “Some ...

Mahopac Ices Carmel, Edges White Plains

BREWSTER, N.Y.— The hockey game between Mahopac and Carmel pitted two rival teams in a battle on the ice Friday night at the Brewster Ice Arena, but they were both playing this game for a cause.

Mahopac was hosting its annual “Pac Hockey Fights Cancer” game, with proceeds going to Community Cares and Cure Pancreatic cancer—The Lustgarten Foundation. The Mahopac hockey ...

Muldoon, Harney Finish at Top of the Pack

SCARSDALE, N.Y.— It is never easy to bounce back from a blowout loss, but that’s just what Mahopac’s wrestling team did quite handily.

Its squad claimed first place in the Scarsdale tournament with 158 team points on Jan. 7, following a 62-12 drubbing to powerhouse Arlington at home on Jan. 4. The Indians topped 14 other schools and edged second-place Pawling by five ...

Semenetz Secures 100th Win

WESTPORT, C.T.— Mahopac senior Garrett Semenetz attained his 100th career win at the Staples Duals on Dec. 29.

“To get my 100th win it meant for me that I joined a special group of Mahopac wrestlers,” Semenetz said. “Historically, Mahopac has had one of the greatest wrestling teams in Section 1, so to be part of the 100 wins club I feel like I’m part of the group ...

Senior Prides Himself on Being Hardest Worker on Court

Mahopac senior Mike Cazzari is a guard for the varsity basketball team. He also played split end for the varsity football team.

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

I started playing basketball when I was 9 years old with the St. John’s CYO basketball team. I met some of my future varsity teammates with St. John’s. Most of our current ...

Grapplers Go the Distance for Mahopac in 2016

It was yet another memorable athletic season on the fields, courts, mats and diamonds for Mahopac in 2016. Two Indians secured section titles in wrestling and a senior football player earned an impressive award. Mahopac News looks back on the top five sports moments of the year.

1. DiNardo, Semenetz secure section titles

Injuries plagued Mike DiNardo throughout his wrestling career but the ...

Mahopac Battles But Falls to Fox Lane on Hardwood

BEDFORD, N.Y. — Matt Simone took away a number of positives when his team matched up against the defending Section 1 Class AA champion and competed with them for four quarters.

Fox Lane pulled away from visiting Mahopac in the final quarter to hand the Indians a 48-38 defeat on Dec. 22.

“The team played extremely well,” Simone said. “Fox Lane has a very athletic, ...

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