Heading into league play, the Scarsdale boys basketball team must shake its January trend. Despite two wins that brought them to 8-2 overall, the Raiders dominated the first half, but lost the second half against both Carmel and Ossining. That loss of momentum doesn’t often bode well histori…
With head coach Mike Blanco in quarantine, Scarsdale’s girls basketball team picked up a comeback win over Horace Greeley, a blowout victory over Mount Vernon and suffered a road loss to Ossining over the course of six days.
If you ask Scarsdale coach Joe Amelio about senior captain Dylan Manin, he has nothing but positive things to say.
Attending his third high school in 15 months, Carlos Rodriguez made himself right at home at Scarsdale High School last month, on and off the basketball court. The sophomore was named the Most Valuable Player of the Maroon & White Kari Pizzitola Holiday Basketball Tournament, which to hi…
After being held to 19 points by Arlington, the Scarsdale girls basketball team held Edgemont to 15 in going 1-1 in their home Maroon & White Kari Pizzitola Holiday Basketball Tournament. With a 44-31 win that followed against Fox Lane, the Raiders are off to a solid start with four play…
With a couple of minutes remaining in their season, and facing an insurmountable lead against White Plains, the Scarsdale girls basketball players were on their feet in the bleachers cheering on their teammates, who were still giving their best effort in the Section 1 Southern Westchester Gr…
The Scarsdale and Edgemont girls basketball teams met up for the first time in a decade last week. Both programs have changed tremendously since that time.
When Asher Krohn, now a Scarsdale sophomore, used to watch older brother Caleb play basketball for the Raiders, he didn’t quite understand the level and intensity involved in a varsity basketball. This year he learned first-hand.
Graduating a go-to player can leave a team searching for answers. The Scarsdale girls basketball team is finding those answers every day and learning about the power of depth in finding success on the court in the post-Kayla Maroney era.
Quarantining for 10 days was hard enough, but returning to the court to play back-to-back games against Mount Vernon after just two days of practice was a tough task for the Scarsdale boys basketball team, which fell 63-36 and 74-37 on Tuesday and Wednesday.
While masks, distancing and sanitizing are becoming more second nature for athletes, when in the heat of battle emotion can sometimes get in the way of important COVID-19 protocols. Scarsdale girls basketball coach Mike Blanco learned that the hard way on Tuesday.
Two days after playing their first game of the season, 12 Scarsdale High School varsity boys basketball players were notified by school officials they were required to quarantine through Saturday, Feb. 27, after a player from the opposing team later tested positive for COVID-19. The six othe…
Two days after playing their first game of the season, 12 Scarsdale High School varsity boys basketball players were notified by school officials they are required to quarantine through Saturday, Feb. 27, after a player from the opposing team later tested positive for COVID-19. The six other…
Hunter Miller’s head kicks back a little bit.
Jayshen Saigal will be flexing his muscles in a Lehigh University basketball uniform next winter. And it will be just as apropos as when he did it in a Scarsdale High School jersey.
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…
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.
Kayla Maroney picked the perfect time to have a career day.
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.
On an easy day to make excuses, the Scarsdale boys basketball team chose not to. They just went out and played ball.
The Scarsdale basketball team is 4-2 in its last six games. Following a 0-7 start, it’s a major turnaround.
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.
Walking off the court last Saturday, the Scarsdale girls basketball players knew they would have to wait until 2020 to pick up the first win of the season.
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…
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.
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.
Trickle-down has finally found a vehicle in which to be successful. For the Scarsdale girls basketball team, it all starts with the captains and works its way down.
Last Thursday was a new experience — for everyone.
All some athletes need is a chance to prove themselves. Senior Cole Kattan and junior Jayshen Saigal are proof that patience and hard work pay off.
Midway through the second quarter in the opening round of the Section 1 Class AA tournament, first-year coach Joe Amelio turned to junior Matt Lipsay and said, “Sub in.”
Five times in the first eight games of the season, junior Kayla Maroney led the Scarsdale girls basketball team in scoring as the Raiders got off to a 5-3 start, a far cry from last year’s 4-11 beginning.
Cole Kattan and Jayshen Saigal were patient, Kattan the last two years, Saigal last winter. With large groups of talented players having graduated from the Scarsdale basketball program the last two winters, the more experienced returners have taken over the team.
Gus Thompson is comfortable on the court, whether it’s tennis or basketball.
Joe Amelio, a lifelong Bronx resident, made two life-changing moves over the summer, the first giving him a new home off the basketball court, the second giving him a new home on the court.
Whether he was draining a deep 3-pointer or making an incredible no-look pass to a teammate, there was no doubt that the Nash Goldman show was in full effect last winter for the Scarsdale boys basketball team.
Boys basketball parent Mitch Katz felt vindicated on Feb. 6 when three Scarsdale High School administrators met with parents and players and told them recently fired coach Billy Murphy had been under investigation for a large part of his nearly three years as basketball coach.
The Scarsdale boys basketball team followed the most tumultuous weekend of their careers off the court, with their best week on the court.
Billy Murphy put himself on trial Monday night.
Right now, the only one talking is Billy Murphy.