Morning Round-up: Wildcats Win Fieldston Tournament

The Rye Country Day boys’ basketball team opened their season in promising fashion. They defeated St. Ann’s and Fieldston on consecutive days to win the Fieldston tournament. In Saturday’s championship tilt, the Wildcats edged the tournament hosts 58-54. Lowes Moore scored 12 points and was awarded MVP honors. Darren Douglas chipped in 15 for RCDS. The Wildcats overpowerd St. Ann’s on Friday, 57-34. Moore scored 13 in the victory.

Lowes Moore

On the girls’ side, Rye Country Day faltered in the Fieldston finals after thrashing NYC’s Convent of the Sacred Heart in the opening round. Alexandra Osborn-Jones recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Carolyn Binder scored 13, but Staten Island Academy eked out a 48-45 win in the championship. The Wildcats 52-19 defeat of CSH one day earlier came thanks to another double-double from OJ. She paced RCDS with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Binder added 15 points and dished six assists.

Lillian McCabe got things going for the Rye girls’ basketball team in their season opener, scoring 20 points in a 49-35 victory at Pelham Friday. Fellow junior Catharine Greer chipped in 19 points as well.

The Rye Neck boys’ basketball team picked up their first win of the season in the consolation game of the Irvington Tournament Saturday. The Panthers were led by Brendon Crowley’s 12 points in the 47-45 win over Ardsley. The girls’ team lost to Bronxville Friday, 34-29.

The Rye Country Day boys’ squash team continued their winning ways in a 5-2 win on the road at St. Luke’s. Both Dan Judd and Michael Walsh swept their opponents.

At home Friday, the RCDS girls’ hockey team lost to Morristown-Beard 11-1. Kayti Faustini scored for the Wildcats.

The 2009-10 fencing season began Friday at Nyack for both the Rye Country Day girls’ and boys‘ teams. The girls’ varsity foil team, under the leadership of Deelan Ayhan, fenced beautifully winning 11-5. Maria de Lera, in her return to the varsity squad, was fast and accurate. Two newcomers to the varsity team, Katherine Dean and Bonnie Ishiguro, also did outstanding jobs.

The boys’ varsity foil team, under the leadership of Matt Rose and Eugene Vinitsky, won 11-5 as well.  T.J. Sarda, Robert Kim and Chris Geslin rounded off the squad which fought hard with great spirit.

The junior varsity team fenced excellently in achieving a 14-2 result. The young and enthusiastic unit consists of the following fencers: Adam Albert , Ruben Conn, Riley Kaminer, Robert Klein, Andrew Mollerus, Andy Razman, Charlie Russell and Alex Zavaluk.

Finally the Epee team was very strong under the leadership of Will Gleysteen, finishing with a result of 13-3. The participants were Ryan Chernin, Jon Madorsky, Hannah Vinitsky, Scott Wieman, David Yelsey and new-to-the-school fencer Ven Sorkin, who brings many years of experience in competitions, both national and international.

The RCDS coaches, Patrick Early, Leif Halverson, Kyle Mitschele and Joe Rue were truly proud of the fencers and happy to see all the hours of practice and training pay off.

“One recurring theme for all the teams was a camaraderie and spirit which united them throughout the competition,” said Rue. “Both Nyack and RCDS fencers fenced with style and excellent sportsmanship which made for an enjoyable competition for all who participated.”


Rye High School
No Games Scheduled

Rye Neck High School
No Games Scheduled

Rye Country Day School
Boys’ Squash vs. King, 4:30

School of the Holy Child
Swimming vs. Dalton School, 4:15


Rye High School
Boys’ Basketball (0-0)
Girls’ Basketball (1-0)
Hockey (0-0)
Wrestling (0-0)
Boys’ Swimming and Diving (1-0)
Girls’ Indoor Track (0-0)
Boys’ Indoor Track (0-0)

Rye Neck High School
Boys’ Basketball (1-1)
Girls’ Basketball (0-2)
Wrestling (0-0)
Skiing (0-0)
Bowling (1-0)
Girls’ Indoor Track (0-0)
Boys’ Indoor Track (0-0)

Rye Country Day School
Boys’ Basketball (2-0)
Girls’ Basketball (2-1)
Boys’ Hockey (1-0)
Girls’ Hockey (0-2)
Wrestling (0-0)
Boys’ Squash (2-0)
Girls’ Squash (1-0)
Boys’ Fencing (1-0)
Girls’ Fencing (1-0)

School of the Holy Child
Basketball (1-0)
Swimming (0-0)
Indoor Track (0-0)
Squash (0-0)

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