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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.

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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 &…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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Gus Thompson had two goals heading to Mexico City for the 14th Pan American Maccabi Games: 1) To experience a new culture and 2) to win gold. The recent Scarsdale High School graduate returned to Scarsdale earlier this week having achieved both.

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For the Greenburgh Swim Team, morning practices are a peaceful time at the Anthony F. Veteran Park pool complex just before campers arrive and before the public gets to use the pool. New this year are afternoon practices in two lanes that have given coach Jackie Cordero’s team a little boost…

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Aging out of the Scarsdale summer swim and dive program can be an emotional thing, especially for those who were born to be there.

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Bridget Horwood (Scarsdale ’15) started 11 games for Colby women’s lacrosse in her final season since walking onto the team as a freshman. Horwood scored 12 goals and had 13 assists and 12 groundballs for 9-7 Colby.

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Summer swim meets go by stroke and by age group, from freestyle youngest to oldest to backstroke to breaststroke to butterfly with diving and relays sandwiched around those individual swimming events.

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From a Scarsdale perspective, the lacrosse coaching sidelines at John Jay High School have a familiar look to them. Scarsdale teachers and former coaches Stacey Wierl, Jeremy Guski and Sean O’Rourke helped lead the John Jay girls and boys to the New York State finals this spring.

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On Saturday, June 15, the Scarsdale baseball community gathered at the Crossway fields to celebrate Super Saturday, a fun-filled day of activities centered around Scarsdale Little League. The day featured championship games in three divisions: The Raptors won the Atlantic Division (mostly fi…

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In the town of Delmar, New York, a suburb of Albany, the Scarsdale Hellfish competed in the 2019 New York High School Ultimate Championship. Ultimate is a fast-paced sport in which a disc is thrown down a field until it is caught in an opponent’s end zone.

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Though they didn’t get the Section 1 title they had hoped for over the winter, three Scarsdale ice hockey players got the next best thing. Seniors Ben Schwartz, Jack Brosgol and David Umansky helped the South Westchester Blackhawks under-18 team win the Tier 3 New York State Amateur Hockey A…

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For the second straight year, the Golf Performance Center of Ridgefield, Connecticut, and a former local head golf club pro who is now exclusively a putting instructor, played a pivotal role in putting the two-man team together that would win the 48th Wilson Cup tournament at Scarsdale Golf Club.

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With a decisive victory at Crossway Field two Sundays ago, the Scarsdale Youth Soccer Club PSG 12-and-under boys advanced to the New York State Cup finals for the second year in a row. With strong community support from the sidelines, coach Cole Penny, executive director of SYSC, had the boy…

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The honors keep on pouring in for Middlebury field hockey sophomore Erin Nicholas, a 2016 Scarsdale graduate.

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Dan DiFalco learned something every step of the way from youth football to high school football to college football to volunteering coaching football to coaching modified to coaching junior varsity to assisting on varsity and coaching varsity. The 2003 Scarsdale High School graduate used eve…

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Senior Michelle Li (Scarsdale ’15) finished a remarkable setting career for Wellesley women’s volleyball with 3,539 assists over 111 matches, 410 sets and four seasons. Her mark for setting is one of the best in school history. She also had 257 kills, 90 aces, 744 digs and 121 blocks.

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The way we watch TV is changing. More people are cutting cords and finding new ways to consume the vast amount of media available today. One arena seemingly pushing back against the tide is the world of sports — in part because big games are best when watched on big screens with other fans.

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Lake Isle running away with the championship and Wykagyl taking second were not major surprises at the 93rd Westchester County Championships at Playland last week. That honor went to third-place Scarsdale out of Division 2 and sixth-place Greenburgh with its teeny, tiny roster.

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Playing ice hockey goalie in college was pretty much a foregone conclusion for Caroline McGee.

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Tim Tyler grew up playing sports and being around adults who were in the health care field. Becoming a physical therapist and athletic trainer was a natural path.

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When Cole Penny started working with the Scarsdale Real (2006) boys from the Scarsdale Youth Soccer Club in the fall of 2016, he knew the team had a lot of growing up to do on and off the soccer field. Four seasons later the team, now under-12, won both the Westchester Youth Soccer League Di…

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When Quaker Ridge Golf Club needs someone to run a prestigious international USGA event, the club calls on Beth Post. A member as both a child growing up in White Plains and an adult in Greenwich, Connecticut, Post has co-chaired both the Walker Cup committee in 1997 and the Curtis Cup this month.

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Duke diver Evan Moretti (Scarsdale ’15) will finish competing at the NCAA Division I Championships this weekend. This is Moretti’s third trip to the national championships and he will compete on all three boards.

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For four years, Tyler Baker-Carr called play-by-play for the Raiders on Scarsdale High School’s cable station. While he had a lot of great memories from 2006-10, one stands out from his senior year and involves classmate David Bougard.

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Jack Hartog’s life could be described as a gymnastics odyssey. That’s why the name of his gym in Mahopac is so appropriately named.

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Say what you want about Barbie, she holds about a billion jobs and has inspired many a child to become astronauts, fashion designers, firefighters and pilots.