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Playlist: Varsity Athletes Pick Workout Songs

June 4, 2020

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Are you struggling to motivate yourself and go that extra mile? 

Student-athletes in Halston Media’s coverage area—John Jay, Lakeland, Mahopac, North Salem, Somers and Yorktown—have created a playlist of songs to pump you up.

We reached out to dozens of student-athletes, who each shared a song that gives them extra inspiration either during a ...

Athlete Spotlight: Christopher Lorusso, Kennedy Lacrosse/Football

SOMERS, N.Y. – Christopher Lorusso is no stranger to adversity.

As a sophomore, during his first game as a football player at Kennedy Catholic High School, he broke his femur.

He wouldn’t step foot on the gridiron again until his senior year, when he played strong safety and linebacker, and helped lead Kennedy to the New York Catholic High School Football League Class A ...

Football: Somers Linemen Make College Pcks

SOMERS, N.Y. – Two linemen from the Somers High School football team have announced where they will continue their athletic and academic careers.

Charlie Grindrod will play at St. John Fisher College and Joe Griffith will play at Utica College. Their paths are likely to cross going forward, as both upstate Division III schools compete in the Empire 8 conference. The two teams are ...

Track and Field: Somers 'Hosts' Arlington in Second Virtual Meet

SOMERS, N.Y. – The Tuskers track and field team is taking the cancellation of the spring season in stride.

Dozens of varsity athletes from Somers and Arlington competed last week in the second “Tuskers Quarantine Invitational,” a virtual meet featuring more than a dozen running, strength and throwing events.

Runners completed the events on their own and submitted the ...

Softball: Mazzotta Named ‘Rookie of the Year’ at Manhattan College

BRONX, N.Y. – Gabby Mazzotta, a freshman softball catcher at Manhattan College, made the most of her brief college debut, hitting .368 in a 13-game, coronavirus-shortened season.

In addition to her 14 hits, the 2019 Somers High School graduate had 12 runs scored, 6 RBI, 3 doubles, a triple, 5 walks, 2 stolen bases, .455 on-base percentage, and .500 slugging percentage.

Mazzotta made ...

Track and Field: Somers Alum Polvere Honored for Academics, Character

ONEONTA, N.Y. – Andrea Polvere, of Somers, was inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society on Thursday, April 16. Polvere, who is majoring in dietetics, is a member of the track and field team at SUNY Oneonta.

Polvere was one of 33 scholar-athletes inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma as part of NCAA Division III Week. To qualify for induction into Chi Alpha Sigma, ...

Athlete Spotlight: Somers' Peter MacNeil Is an All-League Runner

SOMERS, N.Y. – Senior runner Peter MacNeil was twice a captain of the cross-country team and was also named captain of both winter and spring track teams this year. He has received All-League honors in all three seasons.

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

I am keeping up my running schedule to remain in shape for college and ...

Somers Football: Opening Night Matchup Pits DeMatteo vs. DeMatteo

SOMERS, N.Y. - The 2020 Section 1 varsity football schedules were released last month, 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 world begins turning again, Somers will open the 2020 season under the lights at Mahopac High ...

Somers Players, Coaches React to Canceled Spring Season

SOMERS, 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: Somers Hosts 'Quarantine Invitational'

SOMERS, N.Y. – Dozens of track and field athletes from Somers and Arlington high schools took to their backyards, neighborhood streets, treadmills or wherever they could to compete in the first-ever Tuskers Quarantine Invitational.

The virtual meet, held across three days (April 24-26), saw the Tuskers and Admirals compete in seven events: 200-meter, 400-meter, 800-meter and mile runs; a ...

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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 ...