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Making a team believe isn’t an easy thing for a coach to do, especially after a difficult season on and off the court. But when the Scarsdale girls basketball team, the No. 13 seed, went up 18-11 on No. 4 Albertus Magnus in the first round of the Section 1 Class AA tournament, no one believe…

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Following an 8-3 loss to Suffern on Feb. 7, Scarsdale ice hockey coach James Synowiez talked to his team about playing a full 45-minute game. Despite having an 8-7 record following the game, the Raiders had yet to do that against the truly competitive teams.

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After standing tall in tight games in a competitive league, traveling to San Diego for four intense games and playing in a Slam Dunk Challenge showcase game at the Westchester County Center, the 5-15 Scarsdale boys basketball team is ready for anything that comes its way this postseason.

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The Raider bowlers are fast approaching the end of their season, having played a busy schedule with three matches against White Plains, Yonkers and Harrison from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5. The boys could only manage to muster three points out of a possible 21 this past week, falling to a record of 2…

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Though it was a jam-packed season over the last few weeks, the Scarsdale skiers were given eight chances to compete between giant slalom races, slalom and league races. Following the final Southern League A race Monday and the final League B race Tuesday, the Raiders finally had their list o…

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Injuries were the Scarsdale Raiders wrestling team’s worst enemy again this past weekend at the Bernie Miller Dual Tournament hosted by Rye High School. There were many key wrestlers out for the Raiders in their final tournament before postseason as illnesses and injuries added up.

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The Scarsdale bowlers were back in action Monday after a weeklong hiatus. The boys were able to return to the win column with a 7-0 sweep of Port Chester, while the girls struggled to muster anything on the day, with the Port Chester girls sweeping them of seven points.

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The Scarsdale bowlers had the week off from match play, dedicating their extra time toward working on improving their form and approach to the game in order to hopefully turn this season around.

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Improvement and promise define the Scarsdale wrestling team’s performance this past weekend at the annual Scarsdale Invitational Tournament. The Raiders took seventh place out of 15 teams, competing against top tier teams from Long Island, as well as teams from Rockland and Westchester counties.

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Swim and dive coaches love newcomers, whether they will be molded into the future of the team or come in and make an immediate impact. The Ardsley/Hastings/Edgemont/Dobbs Ferry/Irvington and Scarsdale boys have seen that come to fruition over the years, especially this season.

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Twice within a three-day span, Soren Benaissa had the fate of the Scarsdale wrestling team in his hands. In order for the Raiders to win, the junior had to avoid being pinned. Both times, in a dual match against East Ramapo and at the Nanuet Tournament against Putnam Valley/Haldane, Benaissa…

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Seven games into the season, senior Chris Saenger and junior Ryan Seibold, a pair of varsity rookies, made their first starts of the season on Dec. 21. What made the moment even more spectacular for both players was that Scarsdale was facing off with Mount St. Michael in a Slam Dunk Challeng…

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The Scarsdale bowling teams continued their match play this week, squaring off against Port Chester and Yonkers. The boys grabbed their first win of the season against Port Chester, following up with a loss against Yonkers. The girls got off to a rough start with a loss against Port Chester,…

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The Scarsdale wrestling team’s results at the Garden City Duals this past weekend are certainly not representative of their intense work ethic and grit. The Raiders went 1-3 overall with a solid 49-36 win against Sayville, while the team suffered losses to competitive opponents in Deer Park,…

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While many Section 1 teams are shrinking, the Scarsdale gymnastics team is growing and improving. It’s a stellar achievement for a program that has lost its practice space at the school and seen huge peaks and valleys in interest over the last decade.

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Distance runners don’t often get to run true distance relays, so when senior Victoria Capobianco, junior Alexa Doyle and sophomores Natalyn Kapner and Lizzie Hurshman had the opportunity to run the 4x1,500-meter relay at the Jim Mitchell Invitational at the Armory, the foursome seized the op…

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Jacob Smith saw the basketball court sparingly during Scarsdale’s 22 games last winter as a sophomore. As frustrating as it was to sit and watch — and know his friends were seeing plenty of action on junior varsity — Smith understood he was there as part of the bigger picture.