The spring of 2019 was a record-setting season for Scarsdale High School golf — both for the long-dominant boys and the newly crowned girls — …
The closure of schools as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak has brought on more challenges than just adapting to new learning methods for Scarsdale high schoolers. Student-athletes have been forced to rethink their traditional ways of preparing for the spring season.
Coach Rich Clark was almost ready to pull out a second hand to count the number of legitimate potential New York State championships qualifiers from Scarsdale’s indoor track and field team this past winter. But in the end, only one advanced.
Results are important, but when you get to the New York State championships, it’s the experience that matters more, especially for the young swimmers.
The familiar thud of a lacrosse ball bouncing off an outside wall of the gym. The sound of a disc whirling through the air at the turf field. Running shoes pounding the oval track.
Hayden Claussen doesn’t remember the early days of his skiing career — he was on skis so young that it’s just always been part of his life.
With a 40-35 Suffern lead over Scarsdale with 6:08 left in the opening round of the Section 1 Class AA boys basketball tournament, it was anyone’s game as the Raiders chipped their way back from a 39-28 deficit to start the fourth quarter.
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…
For a winter with very little snow locally, the Scarsdale and Edgemont ski teams sure got plenty of practices and competitions in for the regular season. That paid off for the Section 1 championships at Hunter Mountain.
Dean Mancini’s four-year wrestling career was a marathon, not a sprint. That’s the message coach Jeremy Szerlip hopes his young wrestlers take away from what they saw Mancini achieve last weekend.
Scarsdale has the top male and female 600-meter runners in Section 1 Class A. At the Feb. 23 state qualifier, they hope to prove they are the best among all classes in those two events and others.
With five freshmen on the roster for opening day and two more being added late in the season, the Scarsdale ice hockey team’s future has arrived. However, with the playoffs looming this weekend, the Raiders are focusing on the present.
Within a span of about 5.5 minutes, a 10-9 Scarsdale lead turned into a 27-13 Scarsdale lead and the host Raiders never looked back en route to a 67-50 win over John Jay East-Fishkill in a Section 1 Class AA outbracket game.
Scarsdale gymnastics coach Jennifer Roane enjoys having Charlotte Bonanno on her team. Based on her outward appearance, you can’t tell if Bonanno is having her best day (32.85 in the regular) or her worst (29.475 at sectionals).
The Scarsdale bowling season has officially drawn to a close, ending another successful year for the girls, while the boys used this year as a transition period to develop their newly established core of players.
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.
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.
After four years of volleyball and three seasons each of indoor and outdoor track, Jordy Love decided to make a change for the winter of her senior year. While she will return to the track and field team in the spring, Love spent this winter with the Scarsdale gymnastics team.
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…
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…
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.
In postseason swim meets, 40 points are awarded to the winner of each relay, 34 to the runner-up. Had the Ardsley/Hastings/Edgemont/Dobbs Ferry/Irvington boys won any of the three relays, they would have beaten Horace Greeley for the second time this season.
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.
The Scarsdale wrestling team has been struck, yet again, with the plague of injuries.
Any time you have three ski races in the first half of January you’re happy. And to get positive results is even better.
As a coach, Mike Blanco is always prepared with his Xs and Os. Then came the one thing he had no in-season experience with.
After spending nearly the entire 2018-19 season without Matt Lipsay, the Scarsdale boys basketball team had to put everything they had into surviving Tuesday’s game without their point guard, who this time had the flu.
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.
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.
When you’re a sophomore on a line with then-seniors Jack Brosgol and Ben Schwartz, you have a lot of responsibility. Even moreso when you’re their fellow captain.
John Eforo was a senior when this year’s Scarsdale swim and dive team seniors were freshmen. Once a teammate, he’s now their coach.
Some bus rides are quieter than others. Coming home from Rockland County on Dec. 19 following a 93-92 loss to Clarkstown was one of the quietest for the Scarsdale swim and dive team.
Three meets over the two-week vacation offered Scarsdale’s track and field competitors of all skill levels a chance to compete. At each of the three meets, however, the one constant was D.J. Matusz.
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…
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…
Freshman Brian Nicholas has scored 11 goals through seven games this season, leading the Scarsdale ice hockey team. His latest goal, however, was one of the biggest of the season for the Raiders.
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,…
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,…
With his team struggling at 0-4, despite having played competitive basketball — the Raiders have lost by nine, 10, 13 and seven points, respectively this season — Scarsdale girls coach Mike Blanco is going with his silver linings playbook.