Leicht, Relay Team Lead Way for North Salem

Ben Leicht placed first in the 3,200 meters at the Class C sectionals.

North Salem’s winter track and field teams competed at the Class C sectionals at the Armory in Manhattan on Feb. 4.

Ben Leicht was the standout for the Tiger boys, crossing the finish line in first place in the 3,200 meters in a time of 10:17.18.

The 4x800-meter relay team also took home top honors in a clocking of 8:47.92.

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Nick Kowgios was second in the 600 meters (1:29.27), while teammate Evgeniy Batuyev also recorded a second-place finish, with a 2:43.28 in the 1,000 meters.

Mike Selzer (fifth, 1600 meters, 4:39.47), Sean Vincent (seventh, 1,600 meters, 4:42.73) and Lucas Colletes (ninth, 300 meters, 40.21) also had top 10 finishes.

The girls 4x800-meter relay finished second in 10:49.58.

Stella Ard had the top individual performer for the girls, taking third in the 1,500 meters in 5:09.92. Juliette Intrieri was seventh (5:16.82) and Lamorna Coyle (5:18.81) took eighth in the same event.

Violet Coyle placed eighth in the 600 meters (1:49.12).

Sabers edge Mamaroneck B in OT, fall to Brewster/Yorktown

Somers/North Salem’s ice hockey team split the week with a one-goal win over Mamaroneck B and a one goal loss to a tough Brewster/Yorktown squad, which was coming off a win over North Rockland.

The Sabers edged Mamaroneck B 5-4 in overtime on Feb. 2 at Brewster Ice Arena.

Michael Dutt (2G) netted the game winner on feeds from Cross Santaniello (2A) and Hailey Dineen (2A) with 3:24 to play.

After one period, Somers/North Salem found itself down 1-0, but the Sabers’ big second period gave them a 3-2 lead heading into the final period.

Mamaroneck went up 4-3 with 10 minutes left in the third period, but the Sabers netted the equalizer on a goal from Megan Dineen with 3:49 left. Nick Caleri notched the assist.

Brandon LaSpina (1G), Anthony Morea (1G), Michael Garrity (1A), Carley Bauckham (1A) and Ben Winter (22 saves) also contributed for the Sabers (9-8-1).

The Sabers fell to Brewster/Yorktown 3-2 on Feb. 4.

LaSpina gave the Sabers a 1-0 lead on an unassisted goal but Brewster/Yorktown answered late in the first period.

The sophomore’s second goal on a feed from Dutt gave Somers/North Salem a 2-1 lead early in the second period.

But Brewster/Yorktown answered with two second-period goals with Connor Sullivan netting the game winner with 34 seconds remaining.

Christopher Graham kept the Sabers in it with 28 saves.

Somers/North Salem faces New Rochelle at 7:20 p.m. on Feb. 11 and then takes on Horace Greeley at 7:40 p.m. the next day. Both games are at Brewster Ice Arena.

Girls hoops drops two games

North Salem’s girls basketball lost two league games last week, falling to host Putnam Valley, 50-21, on Feb. 2, and dropping another contest to host Haldane, 58-28, the next night.

The Tigers (9-8) look to bounce back this week as they host Horace Greeley at 6:15 p.m. on Feb. 9 and then face visiting Croton-Harmon at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 13.

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