Archive for April, 2011

Stand-Up Job by Y Gymnasts at Connecticut Championships

April 25, 2011

The Rye YMCA gymnastics team returned from the 2011 Connecticut State Championships in Glastonbury, March 27, with a number of trophies and medals. Congratulations to Chloe Schettino and Remi White, who placed first in the vault championships. They, along with Debbie Musselman, Jackie Reith, and Jessica Graham, were All Around Champions, third and fourth place.

The gymnasts are working hard preparing for the upcoming Northeast Regional Championships.

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Vipers Show Fangs in State Title Run

April 25, 2011

Zack Coppola, Cal Hynson, and Ian Bass


Rye was represented well on the Bantam 96AA Westchester Vipers hockey team, which recently won the New York State Tier 2 U14 championship. The Garnets’ Cal Hynson, Rye Country Day’s Zack Coppola, Rye Resurrection’s Nicky Fiorentino, and Rye Town’s Ian Bass were all members, and helped qualify the team for the National Tournament in Buffalo.

Vipers: Zack Coppola, Cal Hynson, and Ian Bass

Promising Pitching Points Rye to Port Chester Tourney Championship

April 15, 2011

Port Chester is beginning to feel a lot like home for the Rye baseball team. The Garnets won their neighbor’s tournament April 9 for the second consecutive year, defeating Rye Neck 3-0 in the opener and then dispatching the host Rams in the championship 6-1.

Starting pitcher Willis Robbins was named tourney MVP after tossing seven brilliant innings of one-hit ball against the Panthers. The junior struck out 12 batters, and is now 2-0 on the year.

Willis Robbins

“It’s easy to throw strikes with a great defense behind me,” said Robbins. “This momentum will give us the upper hand as we progress.”

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Speed Demon Addie Schlingmann

April 14, 2011

Addie Schlingmann, a fifth grader at Osborn School, finished first in the 14-and-under bracket of The Stride 5K at Iona College April 10. She clocked in at 31 minutes and 9 seconds. The Stride benefits the Jacee Lynn Cappelli Diabetes Center and Sound Shore Medical Center.

The 10-year-old has been running for a few years, and was the youngest finisher of the 5-mile Rye Turkey Run in 2008. Her love for running helps to keep her speedy for her travel soccer team, as well as her softball and Rye Rec basketball team. She mostly runs, however, to keep up with her dad, Rob, who has completed a marathon and is currently training for a triathlon. The duo runs and trains together through the streets of Rye. Addie’s next goal is to complete a 10K, and then a half marathon!

Former Garnet Experiences the Madness of March

April 14, 2011

Caroline Feeley, a 2008 graduate of Rye High School, was part of Marist College’s second-straight run to the 2011 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Basketball Tournament last month. Marist, a No. 10 seed, upset No. 7 Iowa State 74-64 in the first round, but fell to No. 2 Duke in the round of 32. The Red Foxes entered March Madness on a 26-game winning streak, and captured their sixth consecutive Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference championship along the way.

Caroline Feeley on the defensive

Feeley, a junior psychology major, originally made the team as a walk-on during her sophomore year. She was named to the MAAC All-Academic Team this season, and said the tourney experience was “awesome, unreal, and lots of fun.” Although the point guard’s playing time was limited, she was proud of her team’s performance throughout the year. They played teams like Louisville, Villanova, and Nebraska, and traveled to states including Nevada, North Carolina, and Kansas. At one point the Red Foxes were ranked No. 17 nationally.

Some of the current Garnets showed their appreciation for Rye’s former All-Section star by cheering Feeley on when Iona hosted the Red Foxes in February.

— Lauren Dempsey

Vipers Show Fangs in State Title Run

April 14, 2011

Zack Coppola, Cal Hynson, and Ian Bass

Rye was represented well on the Bantam 96AA Westchester Vipers hockey team, which recently won the New York State Tier 2 U14 championship. The Garnets’ Cal Hynson, Rye Country Day’s Zack Coppola, Rye Resurrection’s Nicky Fiorentino, and Rye Town’s Ian Bass were all members, and helped qualify the team for the National Tournament in Buffalo.

Garnets Fall to John Jay-Cross River, 10-6

April 11, 2011

 

The 2011 Rye boys’ lacrosse squad played defending Class B champion John Jay almost even for 42 minutes April 5. Unfortunately, high school games are 48 minutes long, and the Indians scored three goals within the first six minutes, a disadvantage the Garnets were never able to overcome.

Briggs Barton scores the first of his four goals.

The home team was able to draw even, however, ending the first half on two spectacular scores by senior Briggs Barton. The first came on a bad-angle shot from the goalie’s left with 53 seconds in the half to make the score 5-4. The second goal, a mere 10 seconds from the clock, was produced by a powerful shot that came from the goalkeeper’s right, pulling the Garnets into a 5-5 draw at halftime.

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Rye Neck Drops 3-1 Heartbreaker to Huskies in Extra Innings

April 11, 2011

The defending Class B finalist Lady Panthers lost a tough 3-1 game at home to Harrison April 5 despite All-State pitcher Jessica Calvini’s 16 strikeouts.

Jessica Calvini

Alijah Webb had two hits and two ribbies for the visitors, including the go-ahead single off Calvini’s hand that drove in Jenna Webb in the top of the ninth.

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Lady Garnets Drop See-Saw Opener in the Rain

April 11, 2011

Two ball teams played their 2011 openers on the same late March afternoon: the New York Yankees and the Lady Garnets. The Yankees enjoyed theirs.

Taking on Ossining March 31 in wet, frigid conditions, Rye was down 9-0 after the first two innings. Fortunately, the home team was able to right the ship before it sank completely.

Jillian Chittenden looks to throw a runner out.

Erica Becker, Rye’s hurler, threw a clean third inning. In the bottom of the frame, the Garnets scored their first run on an RBI single by Darianne Cardino. Ossining, though, responded with two of their own in the top of the fourth.

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High Hopes and Reigning Champions Abound at Rye Country Day

April 11, 2011

The season is already underway, which means the Wildcats are well on their way in attempting to repeat the success of recent spring campaigns.

Boys’ Golf

On the heels of a fifth consecutive NYSAIS State title and Rye Country Day’s second FAA boys’ golf championship in school history, the Wildcats return in 2011 with their murderer’s row of Brian Starker, Colin McDade, James Kennedy, and Harrison Baker  intact.

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