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Bid by Kennedy Catholic in Somers to Field Games Under Lights Advances

August 21, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y.--LED lights for Kennedy Catholic’s football field got an informal green light last week from the Somers Planning Board.

After a few tweaks to the final plans, expected by next month, the board will likely approve the lights officially at the Sept. 13 meeting, perhaps in time to play some of this season’s home games in the evening. 

Along with the four light ...

Somers Football Hosts Block and Tackle Camp

LINCOLNDALE, N.Y. — Somers varsity football coach Tony DeMatteo has been hosting preseason camps for years, but this season’s summer training at the high school was different.

Neighboring Mahopac’s varsity team as well as powerhouse New Rochelle were invited to practice on Monday through Thursday afternoon last week.

“With the concussion issue and all the problems ...

Somers Finishes Fourth in Summer League

Positive changes have been made to Somers’ varsity field hockey team and they were evident during the Hudson Valley Summer Field Hockey League.

Despite a 6-0 loss to Rondout Valley in the third-place game on Aug. 3, the Tuskers finished at 6-3 and displayed plenty of improvement under new coach Marq Mellor.

Somers fell behind 2-0 at halftime and Rondout Valley added four goals to put ...

Rising Senior Looks to Make a Big Impact

Somers rising senior Claire Mensi is the starting center back on the varsity girls soccer team.

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

I first started playing soccer when I was 3 years old. I was coached by my dad, and I fell in love with the game ever since.

What did you learn the most about last season's loss in the section finals?

Sitting ...

Somers Rallies Past Bedford in Baseball Thriller

DANBURY, C.T. — The pressure was on when Evan Carway strolled up to the plate with the Somers Red Storm trailing by a run with two outs in the final inning.

With ice in his veins, Carway came through when he crushed a two-strike pitch down the left-field line for a two-run home run. Second-seeded Somers held top-seeded Bedford Hills/Katonah at bay in the bottom half to secure a 10-9 win ...

A Memoir About The Mick Born in a Somers Cafe

SOMERS, N.Y.--After visits with his mom at her then-home in Heritage Hills, Thomas Molito would sit down at the former Tazza Café in the nearby shopping center with a yellow pad and pencil and start writing, putting on paper the memories he had growing up a Yankees fan and about his friend Mickey Mantle. The culmination of that exercise over several months is the new book, “Mickey ...

Somers Softball Community Throws Fundraiser to Enhance Program

SOMERS, N.Y.--It’s the middle of the summer, but that’s not stopping Somers’ head varsity softball coach Dave Scagnelli and board members of its youth program from engaging in some extracurricular activity to strengthen it. 

Hundreds of softball players from age 6 and up gathered at the Somers Pub on Tuesday, July 25, which was donating half of the night’s proceeds ...

Somers' Boys Athletic Program Named No. 1 in NYS

SOMERS, N.Y. — Roman Catalino’s phone has been ringing off the hook.

Somers’ athletic director hasn’t had many free moments after the year the Tuskers had in sports. Countless parents have been calling him about signing up for the athletic teams for the upcoming school year.

“Our kids want to be involved,” Catalino said. “I think [the success] does ...

Baseball Trio Earns All-State Recognition

YORKTOWN, N.Y. — Recent high-school graduates, Lakeland pitcher Matt Mikulski (second team) and shortstop James Houlahan (eighth team) in Class A and Yorktown right fielder/third baseman/pitcher Joe Veca (ninth team) in Class AA, were named all-state for their senior campaigns.

“It’s a great honor to be second-team all state,” Mikulski said. “You know there is a ...

Somers Boys Soccer Caps off Summer League with Title

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. — Brian Lanzetta has boldly stated that he believes Somers’ boys soccer team could be better than last year’s squad, which won a New York State title.

Nobody is doubting him so far.

The top-seeded Tuskers defeated No. 2 Lakeland 2-0 in the 10th annual Lakeland Boys Soccer Summer League championship game on Sunday, July 23, at Walter Panas High ...

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