Sports

December 15, 2018

SOMERS, N.Y. - After Archbishop Stepinac High School’s football team got off to a lackluster start this season, four players from Somers played pivotal roles in picking up the defending state champions and guiding them to a second consecutive title. “When we were struggling, I knew that we were ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers girls basketball team raced out to a huge lead and cruised past visiting Yonkers Montessori Academy, 73-13, on Friday, Dec. 7. Dani DiCintio made four threes and scored 16 of her game-high 22 points in the first quarter. The Tuskers built a 28-5 lead after one. DiCintio ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - You only had to watch the Somers boys soccer team for a few minutes to see the hustle, passion and fire that Lucas Fecci plays with on the field. It’s a mindset for the whole team. But Fecci set the tone for the rest of his teammates. His incredible senior season, which ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The pace that the Somers boys basketball team plays with can be dizzying. Up and down the floor they go. The Tuskers press the opposition into submission, creating countless turnovers leading to easy buckets. There’s no hesitation on 3-pointers. That tenacity has led to a 2-0 ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Ali Kalayjian and Katrina Kurtz grew up on the same street in Somers and began playing soccer together when they were 5 years old. Over the years, they’ve gone on to different teams, Katrina to the New York City Football Club and Ali to FC Fury in Bay Shore, Long Island, but their ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem athletic director Henry Sassone and Somers athletic director Roman Catalino told members of the Somers/North Salem ice hockey team earlier this month that their merged squad will not be hitting the ice this season due to a low number of players. The team had only ...

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It was a windy first half to say the least when Somers took on Cornwall in a Class A boys soccer regional final on Nov. 3 at Middletown High School. The Tuskers, with the wind at their back, built a 1-0 first-half lead. The wind slowed down in the second half but the Tuskers sure turned on the ...

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In a season when John Jay quarterback Bryce Ford has posted video-game numbers on the offensive side of the ball, his two biggest plays in the semifinals might have come on defense.  Ford made two crucial interceptions to help propel second-seeded John Jay to a 29-7 win over sixth-seeded ...

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SOMERS, NY — The Somers High football team had fans on the edge of their seats for pretty much all of Friday night’s (Oct. 19) quarterfinal sectional showdown between two of the section’s top Class A teams—No. 6 Somers and No. 3 Lourdes—and two of its most veteran and beloved coaches, in Tony ...

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Somers senior Chloe Pittman is an outside hitter and team captain on the Tuskers varsity volleyball team. How old were you when you started playing volleyball and how did you get started? I was in sixth grade and I instantly fell in love with it. My dad played volleyball in college and always ...

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After an amazing season, FC Somers Arsenal Boys U14 team made it to the semi-finals of the US Club Soccer National Championships in Denver, Colorado. “This was an unbelievable experience and achievement for the boys and the team,” said coach and manager Mark Hopper, “and an experience they will ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Olympic athletes aren’t spotted every day, nor are they interactive with the public on a consistent basis.  American pentathlete Eli Bremer will be giving the Somers community the opportunity to gain valuable insight on how to live a healthy lifestyle and about his breathtaking ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.— Somers’ 11-and-under team, the Red Storm, won the TYA Memorial Day baseball tournament. The Red Storm routed the New Castle Quakers, 12-0, in the championship game. Leading the team to victory were Andrew Kapica (complete game shutout), Brady Leitner (two homers including a grand ...

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Somers senior Numan Maloney is a member of the Tuskers' track and field team. How old were you when you started competing in track and field and how did you get started? I first started track through the middle school modified program as a seventh-grader. Both of my sisters did track and I ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.— When asked what the feeling is heading into their final state meet, Matt Fusco, Greg Fusco and Numan Maloney all had the same response: “It’s bittersweet.” The senior trio qualified to compete at states, which take place June 8-9 at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. “This might ...

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SUFFERN, N.Y.— Mike Sokolofsky wanted more out of his team but Somers’ boys track and field coach understands that the Tuskers are forced to compete against schools that are nearly three times their size in terms of enrollment. Somers ended up tied for sixth place at the Class A sectional meet ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.— Somers tennis star Nicolas Sitaras is used to winning matches fairly easily, and that trend continued in the conference championships held the week of May 13. Sitaras, a senior, didn't even lose a set the whole way in competition at John Jay-Cross River High School. After receiving ...

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Somers senior Cameron Pepe was a member of the varsity boys lacrosse team. He was also on the varsity football squad. How old were you when you started playing lacrosse and how did you get started? I was in third grade. My dad played lacrosse in college so he pushed me to try it. The first ...

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HARRISON, N.Y.—  It was another standout performance for Matt and Greg Fusco, along with Numan Maloney for Somers’ boys track and field team at the Westchester County Championships on Sunday, May 20, at Harrison High School. Matt was a double winner, taking first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.— Somers’ softball team took a step in the right direction this season, earning a No. 7 seed in the Class A tournament and a home playoff game. But the Tuskers picked a bad time to play possibly their worst game of the season, suffering a 13-3 loss at the hands of No. 10 Walter Panas ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. — Kennedy Catholic’s boys lacrosse team won its second New York State Catholic High School Athletic Association state title in the last four years last Thursday, and did it in dramatic fashion, upending two-time defending state champ Holy Trinity, 7-6, in a double overtime ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.— It was a six-goal deficit before seventh-seeded Somers could blink. The Tuskers were never able to get in a groove in a 15-5 loss to second-seeded John Jay-Cross River in the Section 1 Class B quarterfinals on the road on Saturday, May 19. Less than five minutes into the game, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.— The seconds were ticking away on Somers’ season but Cameron Pepe and the Tuskers were determined to not let it end. Pepe scored the game-tying goal and the game winner in overtime to propel sixth-seeded Somers to a thrilling 10-9 comeback win over No. 3 Harrison in the Section 1 ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.— You’re not going to win too many baseball games when your defense makes four errors, especially in big spots. That was the case for sixth-seeded Somers in an 8-3 loss to No. 11 Nanuet in the opening round of the Section 1 Class A playoffs on Monday, May 21. Trailing just 4-3 in ...

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Somers senior Victoria Coviello is the starting goalie on the girls lacrosse team. How old were you when you started playing lacrosse and how did you get started? I was in fourth grade. I started because my older cousins always played and talked about it so I decided to give it a try.  As ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.— The 51st annual Glenn D. Loucks Games featured hundreds of talented athletes from 20 different states and Somers’ track and field team was right in the thick of the competition. Somers’ girls 4x400-meter relay team finished fifth in a clocking of 4:07.66. Kellie Kottmann (62.0), ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. — It all came down to the final possession on senior day and senior Sheridan DeVito was ready. DeVito took two charges in the final 30 seconds and Somers ran out the clock to hold off visiting Albertus Magnus, 14-13, on Saturday, May 12. “With charges, they force through and we ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. — You always want to be playing your best baseball heading into the playoffs and Somers appears to be doing just that. The Tuskers finished up the regular season by winning four straight. They swept rival Lakeland in league play and defeated both Mahopac and Walter Panas. On ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. — Somers’ girls lacrosse team suffered a two-goal loss to Lakeland/Panas back on April 18. Just eight days later, the Tuskers were ready for the rematch. Behind five goals from Emma Kittredge, host Somers got its revenge with an 11-5 league win over the Rebels. “After losing ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. — Little by little, Somers’ softball program continues to turn corners, and a 16-1 home victory in five innings over Kennedy Catholic on Thursday sealed it’s fourth win this year. “The girls are now used to what our system is,” second-year head coach Dave Scagnelli said. “We had a ...

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