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Athlete Spotlight - Cole Willman

May 16, 2021

Cole Willman is no stranger to speed. 

When not competing with the Tuskers track team, he enjoys skating and skiing, among other outdoor activities. Cole moved to town from Wisconsin eight years ago, and although Somers will always have a place in his heart, he is also excited to attend the University of Wisconsin in the fall.

The Somers Record caught up with Cole as he sprints towards ...

Tuskers Storm Past Brewster

SOMERS, N.Y. - Following a one-goal loss to Mahopac and lopsided setback against Lakeland/Panas to start the season, Somers’ boys lacrosse squad was in search of its first win last week.

Behind five goals and an assist from Albany-bound senior T.J. Deagan, the Tuskers found that win in the form of a 15-6 rout of visiting Brewster on Thursday, May 6.

“Winning our first game ...

Kittredge Nets 100th Point, Tuskers Drop Two

Baseball (1-4)

Byram Hills 12, Somers 2 (6 innings)
Tuesday, May 4

It was a close game early but Byram Hills erupted with home runs in the fourth and fifth innings to break the game open and hand the Tuskers a 12-2 defeat in six innings at Reis Park.
Jett Colella drove in Daniel Turner with an RBI single for an early Tusker run.

John Jay-CR 5, Somers 3
Thursday, May 6

Jack Kaiser ...

Harvey Ruggers Impress in First Match

Katonah's Jayden Kass scored a second half try to save the day for the Harvey rugby team as the Cavaliers came away with a 25-25 tie Wednesday, May 12, in a match against New Rochelle. Under picture-perfect conditions, the Harvey boys, limited to only practice sessions up to this point in their training, played host to the Huguenots who had competed in a few matches this season.

New ...

Harvey's Ogg Throws Second No-Hitter

Harvey’s ace softball pitcher did it again. In a 14-0 win on the road Wednesday, May 12,  in West Simsbury, Connecticut, senior Kathryn Ogg no-hit The Master's School, two weeks to the day when the fireballing righthander blanked the same team for her first no-hit gem.

Ogg, a Bedford Corners resident, was masterful in striking out seven and walking one in the game called ...

Tuskers Storm Past Brewster

SOMERS, N.Y. - Following a one-goal loss to Mahopac and lopsided setback against Lakeland/Panas to start the season, Somers’ boys lacrosse squad was in search of its first win last week.

Behind five goals and an assist from Albany-bound senior T.J. Deagan, the Tuskers found that win in the form of a 15-6 rout of visiting Brewster on Thursday, May 6.

“Winning our first game ...

Tuskers Shine at Loucks Games

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - It was an all-around successful few days at the 53rd annual Glenn D. Loucks Games for Somers’ boys and girls track and field squads. The Loucks Games were held at White Plains High School from May 6-8.

Somers junior Brian Luciano heaved the shot put 44-09 to place third. He was also fifth in the discus (113-03).

“Brian getting third was awesome,” ...

Athlete Spotlight - Peter Claro

Peter Claro is a lifelong Somers resident whose talents on the lacrosse field led him to be recruited by Trinity-Pawling prep school.

Now in his fourth year at TP, Peter has found success both on an off the field. He is currently the school’s Head Prefect, and a captain for the varsity lacrosse team. In his free time, he enjoys cooking Italian food, listening to music, and playing ...

Coach DeMatteo Retires After 52 Seasons

SOMERS, N.Y. - When he was in the eighth grade, Tony DeMatteo was busy at home diagramming plays to get the upper hand in touch football during physical education class. 

“It really always intrigued me even as a kid,” DeMatteo said. “I just kind of followed that path.”
That path took him through five decades of coaching and a list of accolades a mile ...

Tuskers Drop Two in Boys Lax

Boys Lacrosse (0-2)
Mahopac 9, Somers 8
Thursday, April 29

In its season opener, Somers cut the deficit to a goal with under two minutes to play but was unable to cap off the comeback in a 9-8 loss to host Mahopac.

Zach Nyikos, Nick Newman and Lorenzo Sessa (1A) each tallied two goals for Somers. Henry Ellison’s goal made it a one-score game with 1:30 to play. Ellison also had an ...

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Remote Possibilities Not So Remote

What would the hit TV series “The Office” look like if it was premiering today? (Odds are there will be a series, whether a revival of that series or a copycat, capturing the new zeitgeist of the post-pandemic workplace.)

COVID-19 has left a lasting impact on all facets of our lives that is unprecedented in modern times. Because of the shift to remote work, a significantly higher ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.

 

Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Is now the time to gift your commercial real-estate holdings?

As has been well documented, the current federal estate and gift tax exemption of $11.7 million per person is scheduled to sunset (expire) on Dec. 31, 2025.

Unless the current exemption is made permanent on or before Dec. 31, 2025 (which is highly unlikely because of the present political environment in Washington), on Jan. 1, 2026, the new federal estate and gift tax exemption will be ...