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North Salem Athlete Spotlight: Ryan Donovan

December 15, 2017

North Salem senior Ryan Donovan is a shooting guard on the boys basketball team.

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

I started playing organized basketball in third grade but I would shoot around in the driveway ever since I could remember.

Coming off winning a section title last season, what are the team’s expectations/goals this year ...

North Salem Boys Season-Opener on Boards a Record Win for Coach

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-North Salem’s boys basketball team opened its season last week by splitting its first two games. But the big news was that the Tigers delivered veteran head coach Henry Sassone’s 400th career victory, 76–68, on the road at Westlake in their season opener on Dec. 5.

Sassone, the North Salem athletic director of 30 years and head basketball coach for 33, gave ...

North Salem Girls Win Keio Basketball Tournament

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Looking into the face of defeat in one close game after another, North Salem’s girls basketball team has pulled wins out of the rough four times to begin its Class B campaign perfectly .

“Last year, we put in a new offense and the girls were starting to trust it toward the end of the season,” North Salem coach Eric Buzzetto said. “This year I ...

Somers/North Salem Edges Mount Pleasant in Seesaw Affair on Ice

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-It was a back-and-forth game from start to finish as Somers/North Salem’s hockey team took the ice Dec. 2 for its opening game against the Mount Pleasant Ice Cats.

The Sabers, however, got the last laugh when junior captain Anthony Morea scored the game-winning goal on a feed from fellow junior Brandon LaSpina. The goal, with just 1:32 to play, propelled the squad to a ...

North Salem Athlete Spotlight: Mikaela Spennicchia

North Salem senior Mikaela Spennicchia was a goalie on the varsity girls soccer team. She’s also on the basketball and softball teams.

Q. How old were you when you started playing soccer and how did you get started?

I started playing soccer in kindergarten and I played in the AYSO program, which my parents signed me up for.

Q. What was the team’s most memorable moment this ...

North Salem Girls Basketball Team Plans to Outrun Class B Competition

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-North Salem hurdled its way to the Class C section semifinals before falling to Alexander Hamilton last year at the Westchester County Center.

With only graduating former captain Maggie Boardman gone, the Tigers are hungry for another shot in the big dance but will have to forge through stiffer foes now playing in Class B.

“(Class) B is tough,” North Salem ...

North Salem Boys Basketball Team Moves Up After Winning C Title

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Looking to build on last season’s miraculous run to the Section 1 Class C title, North Salem hopes to make some noise as it moves up to Class B this year.

Although it graduated wizard-like point guard Miles D’Alessandro and guard John Martabano, the team’s leading scorer returns down in versatile senior Chris Alterio.

The tournament MVP of last ...

North Salem Soccer Seniors Earn All-Section

Seniors Amy Fetterolf and Mikaela Spennicchia earned all-section honors at the Section 1 girls soccer dinner last week.
 

Fetterolf, a sweeper, was named all-section while Spennicchia, a goalie, earned all-section honorable mention.
 

Fetterolf was also named League Player of the Year for Conference 3 League E. Spennicchia was named North Salem’s Most Valuable Player by ...

North Salem Senior Cherishes Unforgettable Bonds with ‘Dream Team’

North Salem senior Natalie Intrieri was a midfielder and team captain on the varsity field hockey team.

The team had a very strong season, won a league title and reached the section semifinals. How did you feel about the season overall?

Overall, the season was very fun, successful and competitive. Winning 14 games in the regular season felt so rewarding and we as a team played well ...

Sports Are Leading Cause of Youth Eye Injuries

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Active children have the advantage of being in good physical shape and keeping their weight in check. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say one in five children are considered overweight or obese, but being engaged in a sport or other activity promotes exercise, which can be a good thing for both physical and mental health. 

Although playing ...

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