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Improvement and promise define the Scarsdale wrestling team’s performance this past weekend at the annual Scarsdale Invitational Tournament. The Raiders took seventh place out of 15 teams, competing against top tier teams from Long Island, as well as teams from Rockland and Westchester counties.

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Swim and dive coaches love newcomers, whether they will be molded into the future of the team or come in and make an immediate impact. The Ardsley/Hastings/Edgemont/Dobbs Ferry/Irvington and Scarsdale boys have seen that come to fruition over the years, especially this season.

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Larry Giustiniani felt his 2-5 Edgemont girls basketball team should be winning more games, so before sending his team off for a week of vacation following the Pelham Tournament just before the new year, he had a talk with his seniors, Ava Pizzurro, Alexis Chan, Betsy Clarke and Sharika Kaul.

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When the numbers finally dwindled to a point where there were two middle schoolers who competed in one event each in the final meet of the 2015-16 season, Edgemont High School did what many other schools had done in the 1990s and early 2000s — it cut out its varsity gymnastics program the fo…

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With a growing list of Section 1 winners, All-State wrestlers and New York State champions, the Edgemont wrestling program has a host of Panthers to put up on a pedestal. The latest Panther the coaches can use as a positive example hasn’t achieved any of that. And whether he does or doesn’t …

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Twice within a three-day span, Soren Benaissa had the fate of the Scarsdale wrestling team in his hands. In order for the Raiders to win, the junior had to avoid being pinned. Both times, in a dual match against East Ramapo and at the Nanuet Tournament against Putnam Valley/Haldane, Benaissa…

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From the very first meet of the indoor track and field season, a significant number of Edgemont’s athletes were already improving and hitting personal records, leading the coaches to predict a continued upward trend for the rest of the season.

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Seven games into the season, senior Chris Saenger and junior Ryan Seibold, a pair of varsity rookies, made their first starts of the season on Dec. 21. What made the moment even more spectacular for both players was that Scarsdale was facing off with Mount St. Michael in a Slam Dunk Challeng…

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The Scarsdale bowling teams continued their match play this week, squaring off against Port Chester and Yonkers. The boys grabbed their first win of the season against Port Chester, following up with a loss against Yonkers. The girls got off to a rough start with a loss against Port Chester,…

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The Scarsdale wrestling team’s results at the Garden City Duals this past weekend are certainly not representative of their intense work ethic and grit. The Raiders went 1-3 overall with a solid 49-36 win against Sayville, while the team suffered losses to competitive opponents in Deer Park,…

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While many Section 1 teams are shrinking, the Scarsdale gymnastics team is growing and improving. It’s a stellar achievement for a program that has lost its practice space at the school and seen huge peaks and valleys in interest over the last decade.

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In back-to-back games, sophomore Mike Ferrante scored 19 and 12 points against EF Academy and Westlake, respectively. He’s been below 10 points in Edgemont’s five other games, with the lone game he didn’t put the ball in the basket being his first varsity game on opening day.

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Distance runners don’t often get to run true distance relays, so when senior Victoria Capobianco, junior Alexa Doyle and sophomores Natalyn Kapner and Lizzie Hurshman had the opportunity to run the 4x1,500-meter relay at the Jim Mitchell Invitational at the Armory, the foursome seized the op…

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It’s the same old story for the Eastchester/Tuckahoe/Bronxville/Edgemont ice hockey team: when ETBE has a full roster it can be competitive, but when missing players for various reasons, the team will struggle.

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Jacob Smith saw the basketball court sparingly during Scarsdale’s 22 games last winter as a sophomore. As frustrating as it was to sit and watch — and know his friends were seeing plenty of action on junior varsity — Smith understood he was there as part of the bigger picture.

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Winning her third straight NCAA field hockey championship for Middlebury — to go with the lacrosse title she won last spring — junior Erin Nicholas (Scarsdale ’17) added another individual honor to her résumé. For the second year, Nicholas was named All-American.

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Scarsdale wrestling coach Jeremy Szerlip chose a pair of Long Island tournaments for the first two weekends of the year to challenge his team. At the first tournament at North Babylon last Saturday, the Raiders were indeed challenged and four wrestlers walked away with third- or fourth-place…

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Three meets in the first week of the season will test any swim and dive team. With a blowout loss to open, a narrow win in the middle and a comfortable win in the finale, the Scarsdale boys are getting a sense of where they stand within Conference 1 early in the season.

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The Scarsdale girls bowling team got their season rolling with a statement victory on Monday against White Plains, dominating with a win in each of the three games for an overall score of 1,535-1,300, and a 7-0 sweep.

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The surprise Section 1 runner-up team from last winter is certainly going to feel the loss of elite graduated swimmer Jon Ma, but the Ardsley/Hastings/Edgemont/Dobbs Ferry/Irvington boys came back with more depth and faster times overall. This was on display in the first two blowout meets of…

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After losing its first game of the season against Briarcliff at home, the Edgemont girls basketball team headed over to Briarcliff last Thursday and Saturday for its first tournament of the season. Edgemont split the two games against Hastings and Poughkeepsie.

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After spending last winter with program-best scores in the 140s, the Scarsdale gymnastics team finally broke the 150-point barrier at the divisional championship meet with a whopping 153.49, besting the previous high of 149.45. Instead of taking any steps back this winter, it was full speed …

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Within 12 hours of moving from Germany to Edgemont in June 2018, Miles Tomlinson tore his ACL. Playing basketball in America, the one thing Tomlinson was looking forward to since his plane landed, would have to wait.

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Coming off back-to-back league titles, the Edgemont girls basketball team wants to win a third straight, but the Panthers know they have their work cut out for them in replacing graduates Bianca Ferrante, Sophie Bortstein, Heather Schneps and Rachel Weisglass.

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Scarsdale and the Nicholas family were well represented in the NCAA Division III field hockey finals this fall. Junior Erin Nicholas (Scarsdale ’17) was a starting midfielder for champion Middlebury, while senior sister Michaela Nicholas (Scarsdale ’16) was a reserve for Franklin & Marshall.

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The New York State finals couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start for the Sleepy Hollow/Hastings/Edgemont/Irvington girls swim team with a disqualification in the very first event, the 200 medley relay. The rest of the meet, however, couldn’t have gone much better.

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David Gilberg won the Section 1 boys golf title as a junior in 2005. Josh Goldenberg took the Federation title in 2014, also as a junior. The next year, as a senior, James Nicholas won the New York State championship.

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Sophie Carroll may have played softball all her life, but ever since she joined the modified field hockey team in eighth grade, Carroll has made that her focus. While she was one of Scarsdale’s better players last year as an All-League junior, this fall as a senior she finally made everyone …

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Coming off their best performance of the year at the VolleyHall Classic or Tournament of Champions, the Scarsdale girls volleyball team had high hopes for the final match of the regular season against Ursuline, with a chance to share the league title, improve its seed and head into the posts…

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Nikki Rosee is all about the long haul, whether it comes to running distances or the future. The new Edgemont cross-country coach approached the season that way and saw improved results across the board.