“High-risk” sports at Fox Lane and John Jay are up and running after a slight delay caused by guidelines sent out to school districts on Feb. …
On his first full day in office, Jan. 21, President Joseph Biden caused a stir in the high school sports’ community with his signing of a federal order that would allow transgender women to participate in female sports.
Finally, a light at the end of the tunnel.
Waiting for a final say on whether there will be a girls’ basketball season this winter has been hard on coaches, players and administrators alike.
Last Feb. 10, it was all John Jay/North Salem atop the leader boards at the Section I girls’ skiing championships at Hunter Mountain.
As the calendar turned to 2021, student-athletes who planned on participating in basketball, ice hockey, competitive cheerleading and wrestling remain in a holding pattern as they await word on the fate of their seasons.
When the novel COVID-19 virus made its way from China to our shores early in 2020, it turned our everyday lives upside down.
John Jay’s Ashley Schafer knew from the moment she stepped on the Brown University campus in Providence, Rhode Island, that it was where she wanted to continue her education and lacrosse career. Everything felt right.
A chance visit to the University of Miami campus — the “U” as it is called in sports’ circles — helped Fox Lane senior swimmer Emily Grasso decide to attend the Florida school and continue her career as a member of the Hurricanes.
In cross-country, competing in Milton in Ulster County, Fox Lane’s boys put together a dominant performance in winning the Block 1 boys’ team title Nov. 7.
John Jay picked up goals from Sophia DiFalco and Zoe Eliades and downed host Rye, 2-1, on an unseasonably warm Nov. 7 afternoon.
It probably felt like an eternity since the John Jay girls celebrated a goal.
There will be championships decided in Section I for this abbreviated fall season.
Winning the league in cross-country is becoming a bit of a tradition around the Fox Lane boys’ cross-country team, and that habit has become one that is hard to break.
In what turned out to be a light week on the field, John Jay won their only outing, blanking visiting Walter Panas, 6-0, Oct. 21, in Cross River.
The Bedford Hills/Katonah Hawks won the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League Varsity B Division Championship by defeating Heat Baseball, 9-2, Oct. 25, at Bedford Hills Memorial Park.
John Jay showed it is a contender for a sectional crown this shortened season after the Wolves battled to a 1-1 draw against host Byram Hills in Armonk Oct. 22.
Fox Lane picked up their first win of the season, downing visiting Scarsdale B, 6-0, on Senior Day Oct. 24 in Bedford.
John Jay opened the season by flexing their muscles in a pair of routs, defeating host Hendrick Hudson, 8-0, on Oct. 13 in Montrose and then blanking visiting Yorktown, 6-0, two days later in Cross River.
Cole Fergusson had two goals for the Wolves, while Aiden Oates and Jonah Peris tallied one apiece as visiting John Jay opened their season with a 4-0 win at Edgemont Oct. 14.
There will be no football, volleyball and competitive cheerleading this fall.
As the New York State Public High School Association continues to meet on the immediate future of high school sports during the pandemic, there is evidence of slow but clear progress on solidifying plans.
Most fall high school sports should be a “go,” but a few will remain a “no” for now.
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced this past week that it has pushed the start date for high school scholastic sports to Sept. 21. Practices for fall sports were originally scheduled to commence Aug. 24.
There will be youth sports this summer after all.
What seemed inevitable came to fruition May 1 when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that schools throughout New York state would remain closed through the end of the 2019-20 academic year, thus ending any hopes for a spring scholastic sports’ season.
Coaching a Division 3 men’s lacrosse program is challenging enough. Now, add in the obstacles from the pandemic sweeping over the country this spring.
As players and coaches wait for a decision on whether or not there will be a spring high school sports season, neither is sitting by idly as the days are scratched off the calendar.
We will not learn if there will be spring high school sports until April 29 at the earliest.
Fox Lane boys’ lacrosse coach Craig Henley and baseball head coach Matt Hillis live for the spring and they remain upbeat that there will be a season this year.
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced the cancellation of the remaining winter state championship events. The impacted championship events include the boys’ and girls’ basketball regionals and state championships, as well as the ice hockey and bowling championships.
Harvey’s varsity ice hockey team, denied twice in the past two seasons by Rye Country Day, wrestled the league title away from the reigning champion Wildcats in a thrilling 3-2 victory at Evarts Rink in the 2020 Fairchester Athletic Association championship game.
Heading into the 2018-19 season, Fox Lane head coach Kris Matts knew that he would be in rebuilding mode.
The John Jay/North Salem girls’ ski team was steady over two days at the state championship competition and finished third in the overall team standings.
Quincy Downes (170) placed second and Jake Hoffman (120) finished fifth as Fox Lane brought home a pair of All-State honors from the state wrestling championships in Albany.
This weekend hundreds of platform tennis players from across the country are storming Westchester and Connecticut for the 85th annual American Platform Tennis Association’s National Championships.