When Alexis Chan was an eighth-grader in her first year on the Edgemont varsity girls basketball team, her coaches decided that since nothing else was working, they’d try something new. For two years, Edgemont ran a variation on Grinnell College’s “The System,” where offense was king and the…
In a season full of more downs than the 5-15 Edgemont boys basketball team would like to recall, the most memorable moment came from the unlikeliest of Panthers.
With a 1-8 record, Edgemont boys basketball needed a spark.
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.
December vacation was always vacation for the Edgemont girls basketball team. There was even a year where February was vacation and the team didn’t enter sectionals. That’s all in the past for the Panthers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many coaches hope their players become “a family” as the season progresses. There are two players in particular Edgemont girls basketball coach Larry Giustiniani does not have to encourage.
The Edgemont boys basketball team sought to start off the second half with a bang. The Panthers did just that.
Whether he’s giving instructions to his players or getting in the head of a deserving rival coach during postseason, Larry Giustiniani is loud and animated on the basketball court. And, this year, he’s in charge.
Craig Moses feels like he hit the lottery when he was hired to teach physical education at Edgemont Junior/Senior High School for the 2016-17 school year. There was also an opening for junior varsity boys basketball coach and the gymrat/basketball junkie jumped at the opportunity.
Mike Tracy was destined for a wonderful life outside of Edgemont. Instead he had a wonderful life in Edgemont.
With 20 days separating games between the Edgemont and Blind Brook boys basketball teams, the athletic directors from both schools had plenty of time to figure out what to do for the rematch after an altercation between parents in the stands cut the first game short.
A handful of people in the PantherDome for Saturday’s Kintzing Classic actually knew Dave Kintzing. Two of them, however, had a remarkable connection to the event’s namesake, who was a teacher, coach and athletic director at Edgemont over a span of three decades.