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While Scarsdale boys volleyball’s starting lineup may not be as dominant as last year’s, the Raiders have more depth at every position and plenty of room to improve on some weaker areas before postseason. They believe they could be even better than last year’s Section 1 championship team — a…

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With starting setter Jimena Caballero a late scratch for Edgemont volleyball Monday evening, coach Kelli Kinlen and the Panthers had to adjust quickly against Pleasantville. Going from a 6-2 to a 5-1, relying on setter Emily Ferraro to set all the way around and moving Madison Frain from out…

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Milan Gialleonardo was so excited and overcome by the moment that he couldn’t even remember who Edgemont would be playing in its next game. After all, the Panthers had just delivered new head coach James Pape his first win in a 51-7 Week 2 thrashing of visiting Irvington on Sept. 18 under th…

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Scarsdale’s field hockey team is off to an impressive unbeaten start and the Raiders made a statement with a 3-0 shutout win over an annually strong Horace Greeley squad Monday, Sept. 20.

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The Scarsdale cross-country team had its first race of the season at Warwick Valley on Sept. 11. Coming off of a strange yet successful season last year, resulting in both the boys and girls varsity teams placing first at regionals, the team was ready to finally race at a familiar course again.

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Scarsdale girls volleyball coach Ann Marie Nee remembers losing to North Rockland in sectionals as a player. The 1994 grad also lost to North Rockland nine times as varsity coach, a position she’s held since 2008, from 2011-2019, including four times in sectionals, twice on Halloween, and in…

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Three familiar faces were chosen to take over the football, girls soccer and volleyball programs at Edgemont this fall. With two of the openings coming late in the summer, athletic director Anthony DeRosa acted quickly to fill the vacancies with assistant coaches.

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Vinny Modafferi wasn’t even born when Rich Clark started coaching at Scarsdale High School in the early 1980s, but Clark’s six-year assistant track and field coach was hired to lead the cross-country program into the future starting this fall as Clark retired from teaching and coaching this …

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After nearly a year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic throwing the end of her sophomore year and much of her junior year at Scarsdale High School in a tizzy, Lizzie Hurshman decided that an adventure was just what she needed to break the cycle. Twenty-six hundred cross-country miles later,…

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Putting on a USA ice hockey jersey to represent his country in the 2021 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Switzerland was yet another career highlight for rising Scarsdale High School junior Brian Nicholas. Going 3-0 and winning the tournament was a bonus.

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A little leftover rain from Tropical Storm Henri certainly didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits on the opening day of preseason for New York State Monday, Aug. 23. For the first time in over a year, athletics throughout the state went off as originally intended, with the major real pre-COVID-19 di…

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Eliot Hamill didn’t have grand illusions of what his early career with the Duke men’s soccer team would be like. He went from a small high school and a little-known travel program — and not being an Academy player —knowing he’d be a backup goalie to a veteran with international experience, a…

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Tony Abbatine may have made a name for himself as a behind-the-scenes approach coach for professional baseball players since the late 1990s, but the seeds for his visual and emotional habits for players were planted at Scarsdale High School’s Dean Field in the mid-to-late ’80s.

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Going 4-1 in Division 1 and taking fourth of 30 scoring teams in the Westchester County Swim Conference championship meet was all just “the cherry on top,” according to Scarsdale Town Pool swim and dive team coach Inga DeNunzio.

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Emma Coleman was never judged by the numbers she posted in an athletic setting. For the 2017 Scarsdale High School graduate it was always the grit, passion and intensity with which she played the game as an award-winning defensive specialist — and senior year captain — in field hockey, baske…

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Scarsdale and Edgemont athletes playing in college had a mixed bag when it came to COVID-19 and its impact on sports in the spring of 2020 and for the 2020-21 academic year. Some spring 2020 teams started their season before being sent home and many athletes lost out on fall and winter sport…

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When he heard his name called as 1 of the 20 ice hockey players chosen for the United States under-17 men’s select team that will play in Switzerland at the Five Nations tournament Aug. 17-21, Scarsdale High School rising junior Brian Nicholas was both relieved and honored.

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After running modified cross-country and spring track as an eighth grader, Jake Coleman thought he was a sprinter. By the end of freshman year that would change and his distance running would take him places he never thought imaginable at times he thought he could only dream of.

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When Edgemont resident Carol Weitzman first brought pickleball clinics to Greenburgh in 2014, USA Pickleball Association district ambassador Jim Geary echoed a statement he’d once heard about the sport — played on a small 20x44-foot court with a lightweight racket and an airy plastic ball wi…

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For local teams RowAmerica Rye and Pelham Community Rowing Association (PCRA), Scarsdale rowers made their mark at nationals last month. For RowAmerica Rye, senior Arden Costello won gold in the youth four (straight four), seniors Emma Hochberg and Clara Weller silver in the youth eight-plus…

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County Tennis Club of Westchester in Scarsdale closed out its Semi-Rough Division season in the Westchester County Tennis League on Saturday, June 19, with a 4-1 loss to the Coveleigh Club A team. County finished the season at 1-6, tied for sixth place in the eight-team league, pending the p…

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Jay Allen was one season shy of capping one of the best golf careers Scarsdale High School has ever seen when he was robbed of his senior season by the COVID-19 pandemic. Steven Lee was on a similar path of greatness when he lost his junior season last spring. And then there was Charlie Schu…

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With a small team, especially on the girls side, the Edgemont track and field coaching staff constantly encourages the athletes to diversify their events in order to score points for the team and show them how much they are capable of with some hard work and dedication.

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As the lone varsity team not permitted to compete during the 2020-21 school year, the Scarsdale cheerleaders are concerned that 2021-22 will be more of the same, so they, along with their parents and coach, have decided to get ahead of the curve and plead their case.

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The curtains have closed on the Scarsdale baseball team’s season following a first round playoff exit to No. 2 seed Ketcham on Saturday, marking not only the end of the careers for the seniors but the start of a new era for the returning players.

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All told, it wasn’t a bad season for Scarsdale softball with a 5-13 record and there is an incredibly bright future for coach Kevin Carrigan’s program. With 14 of 16 players returning next spring — 11 rising sophomores — Carrigan will have plenty of time to develop the players at the varsity level.

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From the atmosphere to the effort, Edgemont softball coach Larry Giustiniani left Edgemont’s postseason game — a 21-6 loss to Tappan Zee — with a sense of accomplishment. He credited the Tappan Zee administration, coaches and team, along with his own team, for making that possible.