Sports

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The 2020 Section 1 varsity football schedules were released last week, bringing some much-needed excitement to an otherwise desolate sports landscape. Whether those games will actually be played is anybody’s guess. But if the virus subsides, schools reopen, and the sports ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Mahopac senior Zach Esteves is a captain of the boys lacrosse team. Also a football player, Esteves earned All-Conference honors in the fall. The senior captain also earned team awards for Most Outstanding Receiver and team MVP. As a junior, he earned the Justin Wagner Award ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – In the month-plus time since schools and businesses closed, and our world was changed, high school senior student-athletes have held on to hope. Hope that they might get to play a game, walk for graduation, or even say goodbye to their teammates. That hope fades with each ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Most senior members of the Mahopac High School lacrosse team have been playing their sport since somewhere around kindergarten or first grade, and every one of them is devastated about the possibility of missing their entire senior spring school season—sports and all. But they’re ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced that the Putnam County Golf Course will close Saturday, April 11, until further notice to comply with Gov. Cuomo’s executive order on non-essential businesses. Until now, the county golf course in Mahopac, like public courses in ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Matt Luongo has had an impressive high school athletic career, playing four sports during his time at Mahopac. The senior has run cross country for four years, played high school baseball since eighth grade, ran winter track for three years, and bowled for one year. He was a senior ...

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In upcoming weeks, Mahopac News will talk to Mahopac High School senior student-athletes about the possibility of missing their final spring school and sports seasons, their hopes and disappointments for what would have been the last time playing sports for many. MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Mahopac girls ...

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SEE ALSO: Athletes at Home: What Shows Are You Binging? Athletes at Home: How Confident Are You About Playing This Season? Athletes at Home: What Is Your Favorite Sports Book? Athletes at Home: How Can Student-Athletes Continue to Train? Juliette Intrieri (Senior, North Salem ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – In upcoming weeks, Mahopac News will spotlight Mahopac High School senior student-athletes, getting their thoughts on the possibility of missing their spring seasons, their hopes and disappointments, and how they’re handling the situation. They all know it’s not looking good.

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Mahopac’s fifth-grade boys and girls travel teams both recently won their respective championships. In the title game, the boys beat Pelham, 34-27, giving them their first championship in six years. For the girls, who beat New Rochelle, 26-16, it is their second championship ...

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SEE ALSO: Athletes at Home: What Shows Are You Binging? Athletes at Home: How Confident Are You About Playing This Season? Athletes at Home: What Is Your Favorite Sports Book? Juliette Intrieri (North Salem Track) I’ve been switching between running on the track and dirt roads to ...

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SEE ALSO: Athletes at Home: What Shows Are You Binging? Athletes at Home: How Confident Are You About Playing This Season? Kyle Singer (North Salem Baseball) My favorite sports book is “Eight Men Out.” It is the story of the eight men banned from baseball for throwing the 1919 World ...

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SEE ALSO: Athletes at Home: What Shows Are You Binging? HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - The fate of spring sports seasons are being left in the hands of sections and individual school districts, said Dr. Robert Zayas, executive director of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. The ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - We checked in with athletes and coaches from John Jay, Lakeland, Mahopac, North Salem, Somers and Yorktown to see how they're handing this period of social distancing. Juliette Intriteri (North Salem Track) I’m currently rewatching “Schitt’s Creek.” It’s such a funny ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Three members of the Mahopac High School girls basketball team earned post-season honors, capping a winter that saw the Indians go 15–7 and reach the playoff quarterfinals. Mahopac, the No. 5 seed in the Class AA playoff tournament, beat Roy C. Ketcham in the first round before ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. – The spring sports season will not start on time. That much is certain. But what happens beyond that is anybody’s guess. “I’m very anxious to get underway,” said Bob Middlestadt, North Salem softball coach. “This virus has really put any short-term projections in a real ...

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – This week was supposed to be the realization of a lifelong dream for Penn State’s Taylor Nussbaum, whose team was expected to earn its first trip to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in nearly a decade. Instead, Nussbaum is home in South Salem while the sports world ...

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COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. - Mahopac High School’s Nicole Giannetta, Chloe Lee and Lia Graap competed at the New York State gymnastics championships, held Saturday, Feb. 29, at Cold Spring Harbor High School. Graap (22nd on balance beam, 12th on uneven parallel bars), Lee (38th on uneven parallel ...

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LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. – “Pac! Pac! Attack!” rang through the Arlington High School gymnasium as the Mahopac High School varsity cheerleaders took to the mat in the Section 1 Cheerleading Championships on Saturday, Feb. 29. The team invigorated the crowd and scored big to earn runner-up in the coed ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Of course the Mahopac High boys basketball team was hoping to make more of its season, but a young squad and a challenging schedule made for plenty of ups and downs. Still the Indians managed to close it all out at 10-10 and earn an invitation to the post-season dance, drawing the ...

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