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.
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.
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…
Aging out of the Scarsdale summer swim and dive program can be an emotional thing, especially for those who were born to be there.
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.
Opening the summer swim and dive season at Lake Isle was the calm before the storm for Greenburgh coach Jackie Cordero.
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.
If there are three things Una O’Donnell proved this spring it’s that she can pitch, hit and run.
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.
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…
Brandon Wu will always remember the 18th green at Pebble Beach.
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.
From the moment he accepted the position as head coach of the Maccabi USA youth men’s basketball team for the 14th Pan American Maccabi Games, Josh Javer knew he wanted Gus Thompson on his team.
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…
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.
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…
Senior Evan Moretti (Scarsdale ’15) will compete on all three boards for the Duke men’s diving team at the NCAA Division I Championships March 27-30.