Ousted Coach in Somers Denies Inappropriate Behavior

October 20, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y.--While school officials will not say more than “we cannot comment on personnel issues,” first-year varsity field hockey coach Marq Mellor confirmed he was let go on Oct. 11, one day after returning from a two-week suspension.

“They told me they’ve decided to go in another direction effective immediately,” Mellor said. “They didn’t give me ...

Finishing the Job: Somers Topples Indians

SOMERS, N.Y.— One month ago, the Somers volleyball team was on the verge of the program’s biggest win in years. The Tuskers held a 2-0 lead against John Jay-Cross River and were only a few points from victory in the third game.

Everything unraveled for the Tuskers, however, and they eventually lost a five-set heartbreaker.

Last week they were out for revenge and they found it by ...

League Champs: Somers Claims First Title Since 2000

SOMERS, N.Y.— If pulling off a 4-1 comeback victory over Brewster on senior night to stretch a four-game winning streak was not exciting enough, Somers’ boys soccer team rewarded the program its first league title since 2000.

“It’s definitely an awesome group,” said Somers coach Brian Lanzetta, whose team claimed the League 1-B title. “The seniors all got in ...

Farina’s Goal Gives Somers a Big Win

SOMERS, N.Y.— The Somers field hockey team has dealt with some conflict this season with much of it taking place off the field. Marq Mellor is no longer Somers’ coach after he was relieved of his duties on Oct. 11. Leigh Fiorito took over as coach.

The Somers Tuskers didn’t let the drama deter them as they have held their own this season. They prevailed with a big 1-0 senior ...

Clutch Connection: Somers Tops John Jay in OT

SOMERS, N.Y.— Somers’ girls soccer team knew it was just 20 minutes away from a scoreless tie with John Jay-Cross River, which would result in it falling short of the league championship.

The Tuskers weren’t about to let that happen.

Junior Alex Pittman scored just 1:06 into overtime and the Tuskers held the Indians at bay the rest of the way to pull out a 1-0 win on ...

Somers Runs at Manhattan Invitational

NEW YORK, N.Y.— Anjali Kapur (fourth place, 16:00.70) and Elisabeth Van Tassell (ninth, 16:18.70) led Somers’ girls cross country team at the Manhattan Invitational on Oct. 14.

Lucy Cliff (43rd, 17:26.40), Ariel Markowski (94th), Riley Comparetto (100th) and Mercedesz Stumpf (101st) rounded out the field for the Tuskers, who competed in the varsity D race.

“Lucy Cliff, our ...

Somers Pulls Away from Sailors

SOMERS, N.Y.— Last season, Somers’ football team called sectionals a “revenge tour” as it faced three teams it had recently suffered losses to in Our Lady of Lourdes, Brewster and Yorktown.

The 2017 playoffs offer a similar path.

Sixth-seeded Somers defeated visiting No. 11 Hendrick Hudson 37-15 in the Class A qualifying round on Friday, Oct. 13.

The win advances ...

Somers' Swim Team Falls at Home Meet

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.— The Croton-Harmon/Hendrick Hudson/Somers girls swim team battled valiantly but fell 50-42 to Sleepy Hollow/Hastings/Edgemont/Irvington on Oct. 12 at Mildred E. Strang Middle School in Yorktown.

Jennifer Gougelman was a double winner for Croton/Hen Hud/Somers. She was victorious in the 200 freestyle in 2:01.06 and also won the 500 freestyle in 5:25.72.

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Somers Field General’s Confidence Soars in Senior Campaign

Somers senior Kevin Olifiers is a team captain and the starting quarterback on the varsity football team. He’s also on the boys basketball squad.

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

I started playing football at the age of 4 when my dad and I would throw the football around. Eventually I wanted to take it serious and my dad taught me how to ...

Somers Claims Three Straight Wins

SOMERS, N.Y.— After a slow start, Somers’ field hockey squad has rallied together to win three games in a row.

The Tuskers (4-3) knocked off visiting Harrison on Sept. 27 and host Brewster two days earlier, notching two victories since their head coach Marq Mellor was suspended until further notice.

Interim head coach Leigh Fiorito was asked to step right in and guide the girls ...

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