Sports

May 27, 2020

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – The Section 1 spring sports season is usually nearing its midway point right now, but in 2020 there still is plenty of doubt that the athletes will even get to take the field. With the COVID-19 pandemic in full effect, the spring sports season is delayed and “New York on Pause” ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – You’ve heard of distance running before. But about how social distance running? The competition-starved Somers track and field team jumped at the opportunity to “host” Arlington High School in the Tuskers Quarantine Invitational, a hopefully one-time event running from Friday, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – Nick Rossi is a senior on the boys lacrosse team. As a junior attackman, Rossi scored 66 points (38 goals, 28 assists) on his way to earning All-Section and All-League honors. Rossi is committed to play lacrosse next year at Lafayette College (Easton, Pa.). Rossi also played on ...

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PHILADELPHIA – When the University of Pennsylvania’s women’s lacrosse team squared off with Loyola University in the fifth game of the year, Gabby Rosenzweig, a 2016 Somers High School graduate, wasn’t expecting it to be the final game of her senior season. But she did get to share the moment ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – Sixth-grade wrestler Ryan Ball just wrapped up a season that saw him go 40-8 with 25 pins as he secured All-State honors for the fifth consecutive year. Ryan, a student at Somers Middle School, attends Empire Wrestling Academy in Somers, which is owned by John Degl, who is also ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – Thomas Parisi is a senior centerfielder and pitcher for the Somers High School baseball team. Last year as a junior, he earned All-League honors and was also named Somers Defensive Player of the Year. He also ran cross country and winter track this year. How are you getting ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – With the COVID-19 crisis sweeping the nation, the chances of a spring sports season have dwindled. As of April 1, seven states have canceled their spring sports seasons. In New York, schools are closed statewide until at least April 29. Local school districts have yet to make any ...

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SEE ALSO: Athletes at Home: What Shows Are You Binging? Athletes at Home: How Confident Are You About Playing This Season? Athletes at Home: What Is Your Favorite Sports Book? Athletes at Home: How Can Student-Athletes Continue to Train? Juliette Intrieri (Senior, North Salem ...

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ITHACA, N.Y. – After recovering from injuries and getting back to 100 percent, sophomores Matt and Greg Fusco were ready to shine heading into the outdoor track and field season at Cornell. But the talented twins were both extremely disappointed to find out that the NCAA had canceled the entire ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers High School senior Jen Campbell has been on the varsity lacrosse team since she was a freshman. She also played field hockey for three years through her junior season. Outside of Somers, she plays for a club lacrosse team called Gold Coast during the fall and summer ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – Douglas Shirakura is a member of the Somers High School golf team. He has played golf competitively since seventh grade, but learned the sport when he was 6 years old. He earned the Coaches Award in 2017, his freshman year, and earned All-League for his sophomore and junior seasons.

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SEE ALSO: Athletes at Home: What Shows Are You Binging? Athletes at Home: How Confident Are You About Playing This Season? Athletes at Home: What Is Your Favorite Sports Book? Juliette Intrieri (North Salem Track) I’ve been switching between running on the track and dirt roads to ...

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SEE ALSO: Athletes at Home: What Shows Are You Binging? Athletes at Home: How Confident Are You About Playing This Season? Kyle Singer (North Salem Baseball) My favorite sports book is “Eight Men Out.” It is the story of the eight men banned from baseball for throwing the 1919 World ...

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SEE ALSO: Athletes at Home: What Shows Are You Binging? HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - The fate of spring sports seasons are being left in the hands of sections and individual school districts, said Dr. Robert Zayas, executive director of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. The ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - We checked in with athletes and coaches from John Jay, Lakeland, Mahopac, North Salem, Somers and Yorktown to see how they're handing this period of social distancing. Juliette Intriteri (North Salem Track) I’m currently rewatching “Schitt’s Creek.” It’s such a funny ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. – The spring sports season will not start on time. That much is certain. But what happens beyond that is anybody’s guess. “I’m very anxious to get underway,” said Bob Middlestadt, North Salem softball coach. “This virus has really put any short-term projections in a real ...

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – This week was supposed to be the realization of a lifelong dream for Penn State’s Taylor Nussbaum, whose team was expected to earn its first trip to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in nearly a decade. Instead, Nussbaum is home in South Salem while the sports world ...

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Fourth Grade The Somers fourth-grade boys travel basketball team won the Tri-County Championship on Saturday, March 7, defeating Byram Hills, 22-21. Players: Evan Stanczuk Liam Barrett Colin Foley Zane Laubis Christopher D’Ippolito Dylan Forsberg Nick Morales Daniel ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Iona Prep senior Matt Kelly couldn’t have asked for a better way to end his high school wrestling career. Kelly, who attended Somers schools before transferring to Iona as a junior, captured the 195-pound Division 1 title at the New York State championships on Feb. 29 at the Times ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. – With a few exceptions, coaches and student-athletes are carrying on with preparations for the spring sports season despite mounting concerns over COVID-19. The disease, more commonly referred to as the coronavirus, originated in late December in Wuhan, the capital city of ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers Tuskers Booster Club, which funds athletic programs and awards student scholarships, is in need of volunteers following the retirement of its president, John Reilly. “There is a volunteer shortage in the whole town,” Reilly told The Somers Record. “It’s going to be a ...

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RYE, N.Y. – With a five-point lead with just under a minute to play, it appeared Somers was heading for the Westchester County Center for the fourth straight year. But the tables quickly turned, and top-seeded Rye pulled off a 61-59 win at the buzzer over the eighth-seeded Tuskers in the Section ...

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