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After narrowly missing the cut for the New York State championships in the Section 1 preliminaries, the Sleepy Hollow/Hastings/Edgemont/Irvington girls swim team had one more shot at qualifying for the big meet. They did not throw away their shot.

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The Sleepy Hollow/Hastings/Edgemont/Irvington girls swim team made a statement at the League 1 Championships last weekend. After a 1-8 record in the top division, SHEDI leap-frogged White Plains, Fox Lane and Ursuline to take sixth of 10 teams.

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The final scores speak for themselves: Carmel 38, Scarsdale 0 and Panas 49, Edgemont 6. That’s the way the playoffs ended for the local teams, for Scarsdale in the opening round of the Section 1 Class AA tournament, for Edgemont in the semifinals of the independent league bracket.

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Trailing 1-0 in the Section 1 Class B semifinals was unfamiliar territory for the Edgemont girls soccer team. Not only had the program not been in the semifinals since 2005, but in 16 previous games the team had only allowed 14 goals and had 10 shutouts, not often facing a deficit.

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Playoffs are win or go home. Port Chester took that to the next level in the independent football league quarterfinals at Edgemont when, with 1:25 left in the game and trailing 21-20, the Rams went for a two-point conversion. All of a sudden it was score or go home.

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Everything for the Edgemont cross-country team is about approach, whether it’s to workouts, races, personal growth, community, returning for track and field or going on to another sport. The coaches have brought the new approach and the athletes have bought in.

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With junior Nishka Daga made the Section 1 round of 16, while Brinda Roy and Olivia Jee fought hard in their freshman appearance in the singles tournament. The Edgemont trio made an impressive showing that will bode well in the future.

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Scarsdale girls tennis finished the regular season 13-0 with a 6-1 win over Mamaroneck on Oct. 7. In singles, Natalie Hu won 8-1, Giana Marks 8-0, Katherine Kendall 8-0. In doubles, Maya Cukierman and Emma Ha won 8-1, Kay Cottrell and Campbell Alin 8-0, Natasha Pereira and Emily Hyman 8-5. J…

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One size does not fit all for the Edgemont cross-country team, so the coaching staff approaches each runner to meet them not only where they are, but where they’re going based on factors such as what grade they’re in and if they’re training for other sports or seasons.

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Off to a 6-3 start, Edgemont girls soccer finds itself in a position it hasn’t seen in several years. The Panthers have already matched their combined win total for the last two years — 2-11-4 in 2021, 4-7-1 in 2020 — won six games for the first time since 2018 (6-10-1) and are looking for t…

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At the Fred Gressler Invitational at White Plains High School on Sept. 24, Rachel Rakower led Scarsdale cross-country, finishing second to Eastchester’s Ava Pennachio, 20:06.3-21:12.8. Alexandra Simon crossed just after Rakower. Sophia Garcia was fifth in 21:39.4, Eva Gibney seventh in 21:52…

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Going back to last fall, the Edgemont girls tennis team has lost five times to Byram Hills. Twice they got swept 7-0 in the 2021 regular season, but lost only 3-2 to Byram in the Section 1 Division 2 team finals. Early this season, Edgemont took three matches off Byram Hills in back-to-back …

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Through 20 games, the Scarsdale Raiders have 20 wins between field hockey, football, boys soccer, girls soccer, girls swim and dive, girls tennis, boys volleyball and girls volleyball. In addition, the girls cross-country team won the Somers Invitational, the girls tennis team won the Half H…

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Even after starting the season 0-2-1, the Edgemont field hockey team felt it was making progress and headed in the right direction. After all, the Panthers had an opening day scoreless shutout and put the ball in the cage in each of the next two games, which were losses.

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With Nikki Rosee stepping away from coaching last spring and this fall, Nathalee Young was elevated from assistant coach to head coach for Edgemont girls track and field and girls cross-country. Though it took a while, many are finally catching on that the boys head coach, Camisha McKenzie, …

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The Scarsdale girls volleyball team kicked off the season with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-15, 25-17) win over John Jay-East Fishkill on Aug. 30. Gali Brass (seven kills), Annika Fuehrer (six), Serena Li (five), Ellena Amidor (four), Isabelle Goldban (three) and Karina Cheng (two) led the attack. Cheng…

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Editor’s note: Daniel Bench is a rising senior at Edgemont High School and an intern with The Scarsdale Inquirer. He competed at the New Balance Nationals in the triple jump last weekend at the University of Pennsylvania.

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A thrilling win at home in the playoffs most of the time gives teams a ton of confidence. The Edgemont Panthers, heading into a road playoff game, were definitely riding high with confidence heading into their matchup against the top seed Pearl River. However, Pearl River showed exactly why …

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Shorthanded and overmatched, the nine Edgemont softball freshmen and sophomores didn’t seem fazed as the No. 12 seed heading to play No. 5 Hastings on the road in the opening round of the Section 1 Class B tournament on a rainy Friday, May 20.

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Edgemont girls golf coach Mitch Shapiro could not have scripted the team’s season more perfectly. The Panthers had a winning record and sent a pair of golfers to the Section 1 championships.

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The road to the Section 1 finals wasn’t easy for the Edgemont boys tennis team, and neither was the ride home afterward. After a pair of 3-2 wins in the quarterfinals and semifinals, the Panthers lost 3-2 to Byram Hills, which they had split with 4-3 and 4-3 in sharing the league title this spring.

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When Peter Riverso made sectionals for the Edgemont boys golf team in 2017, little did coach George DiChiara know he wouldn’t have a golfer back to that level for five seasons. Junior Ben Tran finally broke that trend this spring, and fell one stroke shy of becoming the first player since Do…

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Despite limping around the court for two hours in the Section 1 finals, Scarsdale senior Jason Shuler nearly forced a third set against defending and 2022 champion Emil Grantcharov of New Rochelle, falling 6-2, 7-6 (3).

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For the Edgemont Panthers girls lacrosse team, they couldn’t have asked for a better season. Fresh off of winning their first league title in nearly 20 years, which saw sophomore star midfielder Illiana Dimopolous score her 100th career goal, the Panthers were riding high heading into the fi…

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In the fourth quarter with time running out in a playoff game with the score all tied up, it all comes down to who will make the big plays to win the game, and there were a lot of big plays made by a lot of players for Edgemont as the Panthers hosted Nanuet in the first round of the Section …

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It was a very physical game. Sticks were checked, players were shoved down and both teams showed frustration trying to score on offense. But in the end, the Edgemont Panthers came out on top, defeating the Dobbs Ferry Eagles 12-10, in a very hard fought game Tuesday, May 10.