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,…
After not having a season last summer due to COVID-19, the Scarsdale Recreation Department was proud to offer residents a full 12-game regular season and a postseason that eventually saw Claire D. Leone Real Estate win another championship.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
With the exception of not having the Westchester County Championships due to the changes in the pool facility at Playland, the summer swim and dive season is almost back to normal this year.
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.
Twists and turns are nothing new for Evan Moretti, an elite diver who graduated from Scarsdale High School in 2015 and Duke University in 2019, but when it came to the plot of his story, he was certainly thrown for a loop last year.
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…
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…
While his four older siblings have a trophy room to be envious of between high school championships, NCAA championships, Player of the Year honors and more in a multitude of sports, Scarsdale High School rising junior Brian Nicholas is paving his own path to greatness.
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.