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July 5, 2022

SOMERS, N.Y. - This year, Kennedy Catholic student-athletes excelled in the classroom while beating personal goals, and opponents, on the fields and courts. The Gaels dominated the fall and spring seasons, bringing home championships and making their school proud.   In the fall, varsity girls ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - I was in awe my first time arriving at Somers High School to cover a football game last October. My editor told me that the town heavily supported their sports, but I never expected to see a crowd that rivaled those at high school games in Texas. It was at that moment I realized what ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Earlier this month, two Somers girls lacrosse players earned prestigious athletic honors.   Lauren McCartin, a Yale-bound junior, was named a USA Lacrosse All-American along with eight other girls in Section 1. University of Colorado Boulder commit Teagan Ryan, also a junior, was ...

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Track and Field  New Balance Outdoor Nationals  Jun. 16-19  Four Tuskers competed for the final time this season at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Philadelphia.   Representing Somers in distance running, Aiden Meza competed in the Championship 2000m Steeplechase, placing 20th overall ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers 6th grade basketball team recently brought home the championship of the Brewster Spring Super League! The victory came thanks to a total team effort from Dylan Forsberg, Liam Barrett, Luke Balancia, Daniel Hauser, Christopher D’Ippolito, Henry Sposito, Carmelo Gioffre, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers is set to compete in the Lakeland Soccer Summer League, which will kick off its 15th season with six games at Lakeland on June 19. “All the years have been really special, and I feel like it is a testament to the level of soccer being played in Section 1 that we are now ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers High School held their 29th Annual Athletic Awards Program last Thursday to celebrate the school’s senior athletes in front of their families and coaches.   “Thank you to our senior athletes for going the extra mile. Congratulations and good luck moving forward the next ...

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Track and Field  NYSPHSAA State Championships   June 10-11  Last weekend, Brian Luciano traveled to Cicero, NY to compete in the NY State Championship. Missing prom for the event and becoming the first ever Tusker thrower to compete at States, Luciano was rewarded with a fourth-place finish ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Late last month, the Billie Jean King Tennis Center hosted The Franklin NYC Pickleball Open, their first major pickleball tournament for both professionals and amateurs. The venue will host the tournament annually for pickleball players of all ages and skill levels to showcase their ...

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TRACK & FIELD Section 1 State Qualifier 2022  Jun. 2-3  Brian Luciano made history for the Tuskers last weekend at Arlington High School, winning the shot put and discus at the Section 1 State Qualifier.  Luciano threw a 154-08.00 in the discus finals, topping Detton St Paul of North ...

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SAUGERTIES/WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. - Somers baseball traveled to Ulster County for the Section 1 Class A Regional semifinal last Thursday. The low scoring affair favored the Tuskers and freshman Andrew Kapica, who pitched a complete game gem to lead his team to a 2-0 victory over the Cornwall ...

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TRACK & FIELD  Section 1 Class A Championship  Friday, May 27  For the first time since 2010, the Somers boys track and field team won the Section 1 Class A Championship. “This win means so much to the kids and myself,” said Coach Mike Lacko. “We have been chasing this championship ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - “It was a feeling that we will never forget.”  Last Sunday, the Tuskers faced the No. 3 seed Eastchester Eagles for the Section 1 Class A Championship at Purchase College. Having a previous playoff loss, the Eagles kept themselves alive with a 4-1 victory in the first game to ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Tuskers faced off against undefeated Horace Greeley in the Section 1 Class B Semifinal on May 24. The back-and-forth affair had the packed bleachers on the edge of their seats as they watched the two teams leave it all on the line, with the visiting Tuskers pulling out a 12-11 ...

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BASEBALL Somers 8, Nanuet 1 Following their dominant win against Byram Hills in the Section 1 Class A Quarterfinals, Somers put on another masterclass on the road against Nanuet in the semifinals.  The 8-1 win was spearheaded by the pitching from the Kapica brothers. The younger, Andrew, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Coming off a 4-2 upset win against Pearl River in the first round of the Section 1 Class A playoffs, the #12 seeded Somers Tuskers rose their game another level to blitz Byram Hills on their turf in an 11-2 victory.  To the fans, it appears that Somers is in the midst of a ...

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RYE, N.Y. - The thunderclaps, torrential downpours, and formidable competition did not stop the Tuskers girls’ lacrosse team from defeating the Rye Garnets 19-12 in the Section 1 Class B Quarterfinal.   The Tuskers, and specifically Lauren McCartin, used the first half to set the tone for the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Tuskers boys lacrosse team looked to begin a lengthy playoff run on their turf against Mahopac last Thursday in the Section 1 Class B quarterfinals. Unfortunately, a rough first period led to an 11-5 loss for the Tuskers, ending a memorable season.  The Indians gained ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - It was a big week for Somers sports, as teams wrapped up their regular seasons and Tuskers track made a statement at the league championships.  TRACK & FIELD Section 1 League 2B Championships  Tuesday, May 10   The boys and girls track and field teams remain on top ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - As Tusker fans know, the Somers sports programs work tirelessly to compete at a high level. However, despite the time and effort they dedicate to their craft, they always make sure to give back to their community, as demonstrated by the lacrosse and flag football programs’ recent ...

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HARRISON, N.Y. - Multiple Somers tennis players traveled to Harrison High School for the 2022 Tennis Sectional Tournament last Sunday.   In the doubles matches, Steven Amato and Archit Shanker fell to Lucas Martin and Haonon Gong of Briarcliff. Ben DeFeo and Kevin Lewitt also failed to advance ...

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BOYS LACROSSE John Jay 6, Somers 4  Thursday, May 5  The Tuskers were unable to break their losing streak against John Jay last Thursday in a grind-out defensive battle.  Hunter Sullivan and the Somers defense did what they could to keep the Tuskers in the game. He recorded 11 saves.

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Joe Wynne Somers Lions Club Invitational returned to Somers High School after a one-year hiatus. The 44th annual meet, organized by the Somers Lions Club, brought the community together last Friday and Saturday to watch more than 4000 athletes from over 50 schools compete. The ...

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BOYS LACROSSE Byram Hills 8, Somers 7  Saturday, Apr. 30  The Tuskers suffered their second loss of the season after falling short in a hard-fought match against Byram Hills.   Similar to the Yorktown loss earlier this year, Somers ended the third period tied with Byram 5-5. The Bobcats ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - As of April 26, Kennedy Catholic Varsity Baseball is defending a 9-0 league record heading into a tough stretch of league games this week. Last year, the team lost in the City Championship to St. Joe’s by the Sea in a nail-biter matchup. The Gaels have no intention of letting ...

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BYRAM HILLS, N.Y. - The gloomy weather at Byram Hills’ campus became an afterthought once the Tuskers and Bobcats took the diamond for an electric softball battle. In a back-and-forth affair, Somers maintained their composure all the way to the last inning, allowing them to come up big and claim an ...

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BOYS LACROSSE  Somers 12, Greeley 6  Thursday, Apr. 21  Coming off a huge win against Mahopac, the Tuskers carried their winning ways on the road against Horace Greeley.   Mac Sullivan (4 goals, 2 assists), TJ Olifiers (1 goal, 2 assists), Henry Ellison (2 goals), Miguel Iglesias (1 goal, ...

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Mahopac 9, Somers 4  Thursday, Apr. 21  The Tuskers attempted to get their second win in two days against Mahopac but could not pull it out.  After Mahopac jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, the Tuskers battled back to make it a 3-2 game. A four-run third inning for Mahopac put the game out of ...

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Brewster, N.Y. - The below average temperatures on April 19 did nothing to cool the anticipation of the Somers Varsity Girls Flag Football kickoff game on the road against Brewster, commencing the pilot season for the Tuskers. Still getting their feet wet, the Tuskers struggled offensively against ...

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BASEBALL Byram Hills 9, Somers 5  Thursday, Apr. 14  The Tuskers came up short against a talented Byram Hills team on the road.   Leading 3-0 in the third inning, Somers gave up six runs with two outs and nobody on base. Byram Hills controlled the game from that point.  “Byram is a ...

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