In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, I never thought we’d find the comfort and happiness that my child yearned for — for an entire year — in youth tackle football. But now I know that sometimes the most wonderful blessings come from the least expected places.
Nine friends, including four from Scarsdale, competed in the Zion National Park Ultra Marathon in Utah on Saturday and Sunday, April 10-11. The Ultra Marathon featured both a 100-mile run and a 100K (62-mile) run.
For the first time in her life, at age 41, Lindsay Gottlieb was “the other” in the room when she went from a 20-year coaching career in NCAA women’s college basketball to the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers two years ago as 1 of 7 female coaches in the league.
Steve Anastas found his calling in sports media decades ago as a student at Scarsdale High School, but finding a permanent landing spot as a sportscaster has been a challenge as he focused on trying to find that perfect personal/professional life balance.
One day can change your entire life.
Ethan Wachs walks the walk and talks the talk for Scarsdale Schools TV sports broadcasts, but it wasn’t an easy path for him to get there.
Disc golf will come to Westchester County, according to County Executive George Latimer, but it won’t be located in the Saxon Woods area, which features a golf course, trails and a pool complex in Scarsdale and White Plains.
While the COVID-19 pandemic recently passed the one-year mark earlier this month, Paul Lamonaca hit a milestone of his own this past Tuesday. For 31 straight weeks he’s released an episode of his lacrosse podcast, Low to High, on Spotify.
Scarsdale’s Dyakin brothers — freshman Alex and seventh-grader Victor — weren’t always top-notch gymnasts. Their skill, their attitude and their commitment have all come a long way, and so have they.
The pandemic has been tough for young athletes.
As a 9-year-old, Reza Merchant thought it would be cool to play swords with friends every day. As a college freshman, he still thinks it’s cool.
Two spectators per home team student-athlete were permitted for fall high school sports events, but when it was announced that no fans were allowed for high-risk winter sports, school districts that didn’t already have a streaming setup scrambled to get one in place for basketball and ice hockey.
Trustees voted unanimously on Feb. 23 to change the name of the football field at the Crossway Athletic Complex to the Richard “Rippy” Philipps Field at Crossway after more than 100 residents wrote to the board supporting the name be changed in honor of Philipps, a Scarsdale High School grad…
As a follow-up to its guidelines on high-risk interscholastic athletics, the Westchester County Department of Health released documents pertaining to recreation and club sports Thursday, Feb. 11.
If you want to make 1981 Scarsdale High School graduate Rippy Philipps speechless — a rarity even he will admit — mention the fact that friends, neighbors and more are petitioning the village of Scarsdale to name part of the Crossway Field complex after him.
In the spring it was hiking and biking, in the summer it was tennis and this winter it’s platform tennis. Outdoor activities continue to dominate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ten and a half years, three titles and many successful programs later, Dan Walczewski said goodbye Wednesday, Jan. 6, to the Scarsdale Department of Parks and Recreation, the only place he’s ever worked. Next week he will take over as the assistant superintendent of recreation in Yorktown.
While tennis was one of the first sports allowed during New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s phased reopening in the spring, the inability to gather put the kibosh on the Scarsdale Summer Youth Tennis League season. This fall, however, tennis director Bob Harrison made sure to get kids playing…
The lights at Butler Field were glowing Friday evening. Nov. 6, and so were the faces of more than 200 flag football players.
Finally, on Wednesday, Nov. 4, Section 1 released its postseason plan. After rejecting full normal sectional tournaments as it seemed some schools did not want to travel too far from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the section went with “regional playoffs,” not to be confused with the reg…
We are where we expected we’d be — actually better.
Hey, you. Yeah, you. All of you. We haven’t really spoken in a while. At least not in a sports section. Man, a lot’s changed for sure. Late last month I started covering a generation of athletes whose faces I may never recognize unless at some point soon we’re no longer wearing masks everywh…
Being local has it perks. Though it came with a 6:50 a.m. tee time, Scarsdale’s Brandon Wu was chosen to take the first shot off the first tee of the 120th U.S. Open Championship at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, just a few miles from his parents’ house.
They say you can play competitive amateur golf at any age if you have a repetitive swing that works for you and puts birdies, pars and an occasional eagle on the scorecard.
Brandon Wu has earned a trip home, and this homecoming is a special one.
James Nicholas doesn’t believe in personal achievements. Even in the individual sport of golf.
July 6 is the target date for some youth sports to return to the Mid-Hudson Region as part of the New York Forward rollout. While “lower risk” sports as defined by the state like tennis and golf are already permitted, “moderate risk” sports will be permitted now that the region is in phase 3.
The village is getting ready to dive in to open the municipal pool complex in July.
While local parks and trails have been open and golf courses were open, then closed, then open again, the Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department was finally able to open up one of its own facilities Friday, May 22.
At the Ivy League women’s swimming championships, Yale senior Bebe Thompson (Scarsdale ’16) took 15th in the 200 butterfly in 2:01.26, 18th in the 200 individual medley in 2:03.55 and 15th in the 400 individual medley in 4:22.55. Yale was 8-1 and third in the Ivy League.
Andrew Verboys Jr. should have given up on football years ago. After all, he’s been better to the game than the game has been to him.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday, April 9, that golf courses are non-essential and will close.
Like the rest of the world, Evan Moretti is at the mercy of COVID-19.
War and tennis.
Being part of Team USA is a tremendous honor at any level of athletics. For sisters Erin and Taylor Olender, it was an honor they got to share together last month.
Scarsdale isn’t known for having a large ninja population, but that could start trending upward if Quaker Ridge Elementary School fifth-grader Taylor Anfang has anything to say about it. The 10-year-old gymnast-turned-ninja warrior hopes to show her grit when she competes in the National Nin…
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.
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.
When Notre Dame rugby coach Sean O’Leary told Nick Civetta — after Civetta’s first week playing the sport as a freshman — that he could one day be an “Eagle,” Civetta had no idea what that meant. He had to go home and look it up.
When I started at The Scarsdale Inquirer on Oct. 11, 1999 — and got a speeding ticket on Post Road — I was a bachelor’s degree and a few months older than the Scarsdale and Edgemont high school seniors I was about to start covering. Among the top names at the time were Scarsdale senior Clair…
After being diagnosed with juvenile arthritis when he was 6 years old, recent Scarsdale High School graduate Brian Lilly finally took control of his athletic life sophomore year and has been full throttle ever since.
Richard Presser Park on Central Avenue in Hartsdale has become a bastion of hope for the local cricket community. Up until June, when the town of Greenburgh carved out a 22-yard pitch for residents to practice the sport they are passionate about, the only sound these players heard when they …
The Scarsdale Recreation Department crowned the Scarsdale World Series adult softball champions Aug. 10 at Crossway 2. The first-year Launchers won the regular season title with a 9-3 record and took the championship over Leone Real Estate.
James Nicholas emerging as the top golfer in the Ivy League for his senior year at Yale wasn’t much of a surprise after he gave up football prior to his sophomore year at Yale. His younger brother, Stephen Jr., becoming one of the better golfers in the Centennial Conference for Franklin &…
Inga DeNunzio worried the Scarsdale Town Pool team would have a short stay in its return to Division 1 of the Westchester County Swim Conference this summer. Jackie Cordero thought this might be the year that sent the Greenburgh Swim Team down to Division 2.
The Scarsdale Town Pool swim and dive team hosted the first day of the Westchester County Swim Conference championships Monday, Aug. 5. The host team had placed fifth in Westchester County the previous week, while Greenburgh Swim Team was fourth overall. Conferences continue this week at dif…
On a Monday morning during one of the hottest weeks of the year, most people stayed inside to keep cool with the air conditioning. On the tennis courts at Scarsdale High School, however, groups of adults and some children braved the heat for their regularly scheduled tennis lessons. Their in…
Ben Shapiro fell in love with college tennis during the recruiting process while he was at Scarsdale High School, so much so that he realized he could help make the Raiders more of a team on and off the court.
While Mihir Barlinge may not have won a medal at the 2018 USA Taekwondo National Championships, he walked away with something much greater — the determination to come back the following year and win one. Earlier this month, the rising Scarsdale High School freshman achieved his goal by takin…
Inga DeNunzio thought Greenburgh had two wins. Jackie Cordero was under the impression Scarsdale had one win.
Three golds and a silver.