Lakeland/Panas Junior Captain Named Most Outstanding Wrestler at Hen Hud

January 22, 2018

SHRUB OAK, N.Y.-Lakeland/Panas junior captain Ryan Ocasio won the 120-pound championship at the Hendrick Hudson Wrestling Tournament on Jan. 13 and in the process earned the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler Award. 

“Winning today was all mental,” Ocasio said. “If your mind isn’t clear then you can’t perform at your best. Earning Most Outstanding ...

Yorktown Boys Rally to Beat Ossining on Court; Albertus Magnus Nips Lakeland

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Staging a furious comeback, Yorktown’s boys basketball squad overcame a 25-9 halftime deficit and trailed by 17 in the fourth quarter before rallying to defeat host Ossining 56-52 in overtime on Jan. 9.

The Huskers credited their coach, Kevin Downes, with helping them make their comeback. “The 17-point deficit was a hole we dug ourselves into and coach told us ...

Yorktown Girls Top Greeley on Court; Lakeland Loses Heartbreaker to John Jay-CR

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Yorktown’s girls basketball squad enjoyed a great game at Horace Greeley on Jan. 11, coming away with a 48-37 triumph against the Quakers.

“This was a really big win for our team because it put us back on track for winning,” Yorktown senior captain Mackenzie Merson said. “In upcoming games we will use this momentum to motivate us, now knowing we can ...

Lakeland/Panas Relay Squads Qualify for Millrose Games

SHRUB OAK, N.Y.-Both the boys and girls 4x400-metery relay squads at Lakeland/Panas have qualified for the prestigious Millrose Games to be held at the Armory in New York City on Feb. 3. A track and field milestone, it marked the first time any Rebel relay team has qualified for the Games.

“Qualifying for the Millrose Games is pretty amazing,” Lakeland/Panas senior Michael Nardelli ...

Brewster/Yorktown Goes 3-0 on the Ice

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Brewster/Yorktown’s ice hockey squad started an unbeaten week with a 3-1 victory at New Rochelle at the Ice Hutch (Mount Vernon) on Jan. 10.

Kevin Moroney got Brewster/Yorktown off on the right foot when he scored off an assist from Connor Henderson in the first period, giving his team a 1-0 advantage.

Rory McLaughlin doubled that advantage with a goal in the second ...

Yorktown Athlete Spotlight: Chris Foci

Chris Foci is a guard on Lakeland’s varsity basketball team.

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

Kindergarten, Shrub Oak Rec basketball.

What are your strengths as a basketball player?

My speed and taking contact when driving to the hoop, and setting up teammates for open shots.

As a senior on the team this year, how do you see ...

Panas Nips Yorktown Girls Basketball Team in Thriller

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Yorktown’s girls basketball squad hosted Walter Panas in a thriller Jan. 3, with the visitors eking out a 49-48 win over the Huskers.

Junior captain Kat Severino led the Huskers with a team-high 21 points.

Mackenzie Merson  (8 points), Emily Metz (7) and Ashley Zeolla (6) also contributed to the scoring.

“We were all aggressive and were able to pass the ...

Yorktown Heights Soccer Coach Honored for Volunteerism

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.-The failure of the United States to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in three decades has led to a great deal of soul-searching among the soccer community about how the country develops it players.

Perhaps U.S. Soccer should speak to George “Spike” Souls, a Yorktown Heights resident known for bringing out the best in every player.

A volunteer ...

Great Effort on Mats by Lakeland/Panas Tourney at Somers

SHRUB OAK, N.Y.-Jan. 6 was a big day for Lakeland/Panas junior wrestler Ryan Ocasio as he took first place in the 120-pound bracket at the Eric D’Agnese Memorial Tournament at Somers High School.

“What made me win this tournament was having a clear head and not thinking about the outcome,“ Ocasio said. “Just go out and grind.”

Winning the tournament was big for ...

Lakeland/Panas Wins Twice on Ice

SHRUB OAK, N.Y.-Lakeland/Panas’ ice hockey squad finished a 2-0 weekend when it defeated visiting Pearl River 3-1 on Jan. 7 at the Brewster Ice Arena.

Quinten Evangelou got the Rebels on the scoreboard first, when he cashed in Brett Hanson’s assist, putting the host up 1-0 with 3:43 remaining in the first period.

Then, in thrilling fashion, P.J. Kowal tallied a goal with just ...

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