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Back-to-Back: Mahopac Claims Section Crown

February 23, 2017

CARMEL, N.Y.— Mahopac’s varsity gymnastics team has had plenty of success this season and the Section 1 Championship on Feb. 14 at Carmel High School was no different.

A top-shelf Indian team took home the Section 1 team title for the second-straight season by scoring a total of 167.375 points to beat out both Lakeland/Panas (166.85) and Wappingers.

“At this point in the ...

Semenetz Receives Wild Card Berth

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— After placing third at sectionals in the 99-pound division, Garrett Semenetz had to leave it up to the Section 1 committee to decide whether his wrestling career was over.

It turns out the senior will get to compete in one last tournament as he was selected as a wild card for the Section 1 team and will compete at the New York State championships, which take place Feb.

Mahopac Routs Lakeland/Panas in Playoffs

BREWSTER, N.Y.— After speeding into the postseason on a three-game winning streak, the pieces continued to click for the Mahopac Indians in their 8-0 shutout of No. 11-seeded Lakeland/Panas in the first round of the Division 1 sectionals on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Brewster Ice Arena.

Sixth-seeded Mahopac sat in the driver’s seat from start to finish, as junior forward Gianfranco Pulice ...

Ashnault Qualifies to Compete in State Ski Championships

HUNTER, N.Y.— Two Mahopac skiers were among the 50 girls who qualified to compete in the Section 1 ski championships at Hunter Mountain and Carleigh Ashnault made the most of the opportunity as she qualified to move on and compete in the New York State championships.

Ashnault and Abigail Edwards both competed for Mahopac at the Section 1 championships. Ashnault finished eighth in the ...

Mahopac Quelled by Lourdes in First Round

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.— The No. 13-seeded Mahopac girls basketball team has been hot and cold all season long. Unfortunately, the Indians hit a low note in a 58-20 defeat at fourth-seeded Lourdes in the Section 1 Class AA opening round on Feb. 18.

“The girls played hard from the first minute to the last,” Mahopac coach Chuck Scozzafava said. “Even though they were getting ...

Mahopac Senior Captain the Toughest Player on the Ice

Mahopac senior Joe Geary is a captain and defenseman on the varsity ice hockey team.

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

I was 5 years old when I got into hockey. I got into it because of my dad growing up playing and watching NHL since I was a little kid. 

Looking back on the regular season how would you describe it? Were there any ...

Caitlin Buckley Excels in Both Hockey and Political Arenas at Williams College

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Caitlin Buckley is a triple threat. The Mahopac resident is a distinguished college athlete, an efficacious college politician and, if that weren’t enough, possessed enough academic prowess to get into one of the nation’s top colleges.

Buckley, who is the daughter of Bob Buckley, chair of the town’s Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee, attends ...

Man on a Mission: Mahopac's Muldoon Captures Section Title

LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y.— Ever since he started wrestling in third grade, Mahopac’s Mike Muldoon had a dream of winning a section title.

In his final chance as a senior, that dream became a reality.

Muldoon pinned Lakeland/Panas’ Brandon DiDomenico in just 32 seconds to claim the 113-pound Section 1 Division 1 title on Feb. 11 at Arlington High School.

“It means the ...

Mahopac Catches Fire with Three Straight Wins

BREWSTER, N.Y.— An already successful campaign for Mahopac’s varsity ice hockey team ended the regular season with three convincing wins heading into sectionals.

The Indians scored three goals in about three minutes during the first period to soar past Rye Town/Harrison, 4-1, on senior night on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Brewster Ice Arena.

“When the team plays team hockey, ...

Califano Cruises to Third at Sectionals

NEW YORK, N.Y.— Mahopac senior Anthony Califano broke his own school record in the 300-meter dash with a time of 35.93 seconds to place third at the Class A sectional meet on Feb. 8 at the Armory in Manhattan.

“It was great to see how Califano has progressed throughout the years,” Mahopac coach Joe Montalto said. “His work ethic is remarkable and he truly deserves all ...

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