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Softball: Mahopac's Shannon Becker Named Gatorade Player of the Year

May 28, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Even in a canceled season, Shannon Becker’s dominance is hard to ignore.

The junior softball superstar, committed to the University of Notre Dame, has been named New York State’s Softball Player of the Year by Gatorade. The prominent award, first given 35 years ago, recognizes the best high-school athletes in the country. 

She shares the award ...

Athlete Spotlight: Mahopac's Sophia DeFrancesco to Play Lax in College

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Mahopac High School senior Sophia DeFrancesco ran cross country and played lacrosse all four years of her high-school career. She was the captain of both teams her senior year. She was twice named All-League and All-Section Honorable Mention in lacrosse.

How are you getting through this period of social distancing? What are you doing to keep busy?

During the ...

Mahopac's Frank Miele Looks Back on Highlight-Filled Career

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – He’s done more jobs at Mahopac than most people can remember, and he’s one of a select few who people look at and immediately think: Mahopac High School.

Frank Miele, a 1967 MHS grad, was hired at Mahopac in 1972, took over as manager of the baseball team in 1980, and went on a 22-year run that saw Miele-led teams go 375-140, and included five Section 1 ...

Athlete Spotlight: Mahopac's Emma Ranaghan Holds School Records

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Senior captain Emma Ranaghan is a sprinter on the Mahopac track and field team. In spring 2019, her sprint medley relay team broke the school record for the 100-100-200-400-meter race. In the 2019-2020 winter season, Ranaghan and her 4x200-meter relay team made it to the Class A meet, receiving some medals from placing in meets along the way. Throughout her career, she has ...

Frank Miele to Retire After 40th Year; Mahopac Hires New AD

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Athletic Director Frank Miele retired from Mahopac about a decade ago, and immediately got to work.

Miele, who’s often said he bleeds “blue and gold,” graduated from Mahopac High School in 1967 and then worked 39 years for the district in various roles: physical education teacher, assistant principal, football coach, baseball coach, and athletic ...

Boys Tennis: Mahopac Seniors Disappointed to Lose Spring Season

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Last week’s announcement that New York State public schools would be closed for the rest of the school year only confirmed what many were expecting—no school, no sports, no activities for the spring.

For high-school seniors, no ending to a story they started long ago.

Seniors on the Mahopac High boys tennis team were looking forward to seeing their games ...

Athlete Spotlight: Carolyn Galizia, Mahopac Softball

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Senior captain Carolyn Galizia is in her third year on the Mahopac softball team. She earned All-League last season.

Galizia also used to play basketball and soccer.

How are you getting through this period of social distancing? What are you doing to keep busy?

I have been trying to stay active, whether it’s going on bike rides or doing some at home workouts. I ...

Four Mahopac Gymnasts Named All-Americans

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Mahopac gymnasts are used to balancing, so it should come as no surprise that the teenagers were able to excel both academically and athletically this winter.

As a result of their hard work in the classroom, the Mahopac gymnastics team was named a Scholar-Athlete team by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. That means that the grade-point averages ...

Mahopac Players, Coaches React to Canceled Spring Season

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Athletes are taught to play until they hear a whistle.

Faced with insurmountable odds, many senior high-school students have remained optimistic about their chances of getting on the field at least one more time.

But Gov. Andrew Cuomo finally blew the whistle on Friday afternoon, announcing that schools statewide are closing for the remainder of the year, erasing any ...

Track and Field: Seniors Prioritize Health, Miss Teammates

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Little by little, the spring school and sports season is being taken down, one piece at a time.

On Monday, the NYSPHSAA announced that all spring state tournaments have been canceled. Each section will determine its own fate as far as a spring season, with sections 8 and 11 having already shut down all spring events.

The idea of reaching the state tournament was ...

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Virtual Presentation: Planning For Pandemics and Beyond at Somers Library

May 27, 2020

Join us for an informative webinar for top lessons learned around proactive strategies to take, and key documents to have in place for life's expected - and unexpected events.

Speakers:
Lauren Enea, Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney, Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP
Judi McAnaw, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

June 2, 2020 12:30 – 2:00 PM The Somers Library To register ...