Archive for the ‘Garnets’ Category

Catharine Greer Takes Home Top Athletic Honor on Senior Night

August 4, 2011

Catharine Greer received her just desserts on Senior Night at Coveleigh Club last month. The Tufts-bound Rye High graduate was awarded Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year by the Athletic Department.


The All-Everything athlete was a four-year starter for both the soccer and basketball teams, and served as captain on each Garnet squad as well. Greer helped lead the soccer team to a second consecutive undefeated season, a No. 1 ranking in the country, a Section championship, and a second trip to the State finals in three years. On the hardcourt, she pushed the Garnets to a League championship and propelled them to a County Center appearance as the second-leading scorer on the team.

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Spring Season Athletes Take a Bow

June 28, 2011

When the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name
He marks not that you won or lost, but how you played the Game.

—   Grantland Rice, 1908

The One Great Scorer will have good things to write about the spring seasons enjoyed by our local varsity teams. Some struggled; others went undefeated. Every team had moments to savor and remember.

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Garnets Tuned Up for Section Playoffs

May 13, 2011

With the Section playoffs just around the bend, the Rye girls’ lacrosse team headed to Ossining May 12 for the penultimate game of the regular season. Prior to the contest, head coach Lisa Zweigenhaft emphasized the importance of playing hard and cohesive, while using the match-up as postseason test drive.

Emma Brinkman fights through traffic.

Rye took Zweigenhaft’s message to heart, and defeated the Indians 15-8.

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Garnet Netters Conquer Huskies for First Victory

May 9, 2011

To their great relief, the Rye boys’ tennis team won their first match of the season against Harrison at home April 29. Six straight losses, many by 3-4 scores, meant there was a lot of pressure on them to win Friday, and the 5-2 win came none too soon.

Keishi Goto

To make matters worse, the Garnets had lost 3-4 to this same Harrison team two days earlier when a rain-suspended match from April 5 came down to a third-set tiebreaker. The second doubles team dropped it, 5-7.

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Pickup and Hughes Honored with Lions Club Award

May 9, 2011

Rye High School seniors Brian Pickup and Kevin Hughes were selected as Lions Club Athletes of the Month for February and March, respectively. It is the second time Hughes has earned the distinction. He won it as a junior in 2010.

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Garnet Golfers Having Seasons to Remember

May 9, 2011

Rye’s golf teams are tearing through the spring schedule. The boys’ and girls’ seasons intersected at Rye Golf Club April 27, and each Garnet squad sent their opponents packing in convincing fashion.

One day after besting Harrison 240-381, the girls defeated Byram Hills 250-283 and improved to 5-0. The contest began with a last-minute shuffle when Kelly McRedmond and Caroline Whelan were forced to withdraw because of a time conflict with that night’s scholar dinner. Head coach Rich Savage and the team took this little crisis in stride and marched on.

Jen Lee

Jen Lee led the way with a 45, while Frida Henningssen and Alexis Hios each shot a 49. Nancy Kelleher (50) and Julia Pasqualini (57) rounded out the top five for Rye. The highlight of the day was Pasqualini’s birdie on the par-5 second hole.

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Garnets Trounce State Champs, Improve to 7-1

May 9, 2011

In their biggest win of the season, the Rye baseball team dismantled defending Class C State champion Valhalla, 11-0 April 26. It took the Garnets a couple of innings to get going, but when they did they put up three crooked numbers, tallying five times in the bottom of the third,twice more in the fourth, and another four runs in the fifth.

Willis Robbins is now 3-0.

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Garnets Push Off With Success in Mind

May 9, 2011

The Rye crew team kicked off the spring racing season April 9 by rowing the Mianus River at the NYPPEX Greenwich Invitational. The conditions were near perfect – a beautiful clear sky above, calm winds blowing through, and flat water to ride. Multiple Rye boats competed, reflecting a healthy roster of athletes, among them many freshmen who joined after crew was designated a varsity sport last fall. The team posted competitive times while working out the kinks of rowing in new boat lineups.

The Women’s Novice 8+ squad

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Garnets Look Good Off the Tee in the Early Going

April 25, 2011

The girls’ golf team is off to a great start and on their way to retaining their League championship crown. Although rain postponed their match against Scarsdale, they thumped two rivals decisively at home in early April.

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Injuries, Rain Stymie Garnet Netters in Early Season

April 25, 2011

The boys’ tennis team has been plagued by bad weather and injuries. Rain washed out several matches, and Keishi Goto’s longstanding bicep problem at No. 1 singles undid the Garnets twice against Blind Brook.

In the second match of a home-and-home series April 15, Goto was forced to default to Eric Halpern while leading 6-1, 0-3, due to excruciating pain. Meanwhile, at No. 3 singles, Grant DeBease, managed to finish his match, despite suffering from lower back pain. He lost 4-6, 3-6 in a match filled with epic points.

Buck Reynolds

No. 2 singles player, Buck Reynolds, easily defeated his opponent, 6-3, 6-0. Reynolds said it took him a little while to get into the match, but once he discovered his opponent’s weaknesses, he felt pretty confident.

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