Archive for June, 2010

Max Robinson Runs Away with Lions Club Athlete of the Year Honor

June 11, 2010

Max Robinson, Rye High’s track and cross country star, was announced as the Lions Club Athlete of the Year June 7 at the organization’s 12th Annual Scholar Athlete Award Dinner. Robinson, pictured with fellow Athlete of the Month winners at the Osborn, was elected to the prestigious honor by his peers in a schoolwide vote.

“It was a great feeling when I first found out I was an Athlete of the Month,” said Robinson. “It was nice to know what I do was being recognized. Receiving this today was totally unexpected. It’s amazing, and I appreciated the Lions Club and all they do.”

Rye Neck’s Exhilarating Ride Ends in Championship Game

June 11, 2010

It was difficult to envision the Rye Neck girls’ softball team as contenders for the Section crown after they began the season 1-5, but there they were June 4 at aptly named Heroes Field in Nanuet, set to go toe-to-toe with top-seeded Dobbs Ferry for the Class B championship.

The 2010 Panthers

The two schools battled for an inning in Rockland before a thunderstorm forced a postponement. They continued the tilt June 6 at White Plains, with Dobbs Ferry eventually emerging as champions with a 3-0 win over the heroic second-seeded Panthers. While Rye Neck’s story ended Monday, it will be long before it’s forgotten. This was a team that captured lightning of their own, winning 16 of 17 contests before succumbing to the 21-2 Eagles.

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Wildcats Conquer Scorching Sun and Hackley to Win First NYSAIS State Title

June 11, 2010

The Rye Country Day boys’ lacrosse team overcame both an early deficit and oppressive heat to win the State championship May 26 at Randall’s Island. With the temperature dialed up close to 100 degrees – nearly toppling a 130-year-old NYC record – the Wildcats defeated Hackley 10-7 in the sport’s inaugural NYSAIS tournament.

The 2010 NYSAIS State champions

“It feels great to finish my final season with these guys and coaches,” said Jack Mandy, a captain and one of 12 seniors. “It’s awesome to accomplish something together at the end of the year. I couldn’t wish for better people to share this moment with.”

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Rye Rallies in Postseason

June 11, 2010

Over the past several years, Rye High School Boys Tennis has been on a roll, winning conference and sectional titles and advancing in the New York State High School Championships. This year, with a new generation of players, the momentum has continued as Keishi Goto and Grant DeBease paired up for doubles in the postseason.

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Wildcats Win League Championship; Freshman Takes Individual Crown

June 11, 2010

There was no stopping the Rye Country Day girls’ golf team on the greens this year, as the Wildcats roared to a second consecutive Fairchester Athletic Association league championship. The team finished 8-2 thanks to a roster so deep it was almost unfair. Alexa Greene, Catie Cole, Larke Nimocks, Lauren Schumaker, Madison Friedman, Nina Stoupnitzky, Samantha Coughlin, Skye McCaine, Taryn Clary and Taylor Katzovitz all had a say in propelling Rye Country Day to a 21-2 record over a two-year span.

The 2010 FAA champions

“Winning the FAA two years in a row is very much like winning a NYSAIS State title two straight years,” said head coach Bob TeCarr. “It can be attributed to an outstanding group of talented athletes.”

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Indian Village Triumphs Over Loudon Woods in Memorial Day Classic

June 11, 2010

A record turnout of over 40 families came to celebrate Memorial Day and the fourth annual softball clash between neighborhood rivals Loudon Woods and Indian Village May 31 at Rye Recreation Field.

The 2010 champion Indian Village team

James Petersen announced the game, and David Meister and Pat Ford were the umpires. Following the Tribe’s 12-5 win over the Lumberjacks, everyone got together for a picnic lunch.

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Athlete in the News

June 11, 2010

Claire Byrne, a 2007 graduate of Rye High School, was recently honored with the Dorothy Leavitt Award at the Dartmouth field hockey team’s annual banquet. The award is given to the team member who makes a significant contribution through hard work, determination, team spirit and a sense of what it takes to be good. Byrne, a junior for the Big Green, was a model of consistency. She started in all 14 games and recorded two assists and a goal from the midfield position.

Claire Byrne

The junior was also named co-captain for the coming 2010 fall season, and will look to lead the Big Green to big things, as she did for her hometown Garnets.

Six Errors Spell Rye’s End in Sectional Game at Harrison

June 11, 2010

A 7th-inning rally wasn’t enough to save Rye’s baseball team in the first round of the Class A Sectionals May 26 at Harrison, as the No. 9 Garnets fell to the eighth-seeded Huskies 9-7.

Chris Fumasoli

The rivals had faced each other twice in three days just two weeks earlier, splitting the contests and setting the stage for a “loser goes home” rubber match. Unfortunately for Rye, fielding woes once again reared their ugly head. The Garnets, who had all but overcome such problems in the final month of the season, committed six errors that helped put them in a 9-2 hole entering the seventh and final inning.

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Garnets Fall in Sectional Outbracket Game

June 11, 2010

The conclusion of the Rye softball team’s season in the outbracket round of the Class A Section playoffs May 27 also spelled the end of an era for the Garnets. Rye will graduate six of the program’s stalwarts later this month – Samantha Lee, Karly FitzGerald, Amy Shanks, Killian Harris, Lizzy Neeves and Christa Tripodi.

Killian Harris

“I would like to thank them for all of their efforts over the past few years,” said head coach Alex Tejera of the players who have been building blocks for his program. “I wish them lots of luck in the future. They will all be missed.”

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Rye High Spring Teams Excel Both On and Off the Field

June 8, 2010

Rye Athletic Director Rob Castagna recently announced that seven spring sports programs earned the Scholar Athlete team designation, including softball, boys’ golf, girls’ golf, girls’ lacrosse, boys’ tennis and both track and field teams. According to Castagna, to receive this recognition from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, a team must have a combined grade point average of 90 percent or above.