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Gryphons Prepared to Soar this Fall

September 9, 2010

Holy Child boasts several autumn teams that could contend for Fairchester Athletic Association supremacy, including a field hockey squad on the way back up.

Field Hockey

After a three-year streak of NYSAIS championship appearances that included title grabs in 2006 and 2008, it was shocking to see Holy Child ousted from the first round of the annual tournament last November. Nevertheless, the Gryphons’ 9-7-3 finish can’t be considered anything but a success because of the squad’s inexperience.

Bridget Cooney

“Our team last year was very young,” said head coach Barbara Lorys. “Now that these girls have had a year of varsity experience, we are counting on them to be more productive, competitive, and successful.”


Giordano Launches Two Home Runs as Gryphons Remain Unbeaten

April 22, 2010

Ask the Holy Child softball team what they want to accomplish this season and the response is immediate: win the Fairchester Athletic Association league title and the NYSAIS State championship. The Gryphons made serious headway toward the first of those goals at home April 16, when they defeated perennial FAA contenders Greenwich Academy 6-2.

“The win was huge for our team,” said junior shortstop Chloe Giordano. “Last year we lost to them in the seventh inning, so we knew they would be tough competition. It’s a great feeling to win against such a great team and this win is a big confidence booster for us.”

Chloe Giordano and Emily Corelli

Giordano broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third inning by ripping a two-out home run to deep left centerfield. Sophomore Emily Corelli made it 2-0 in the fourth when she dropped a single into center.


Morning Round-up: Garnets Edge RCDS on the Mat

January 13, 2010

Despite opening the match with three straight victories, the Rye Country Day wrestling team lost to Rye High School Tuesday at home, 40-36. Mike Pollinger (RCDS) opened the action in a 189-lb. duel with a pin victory at 3:10 against Steve Valencia. In the 215-lb. weight class, Brandon Kim (RCDS) pinned Zach Papadapolis in 3:13.  Obinna Nwakeze (RCDS) won by forfeit in the 285-lb. weight class, but Connor McWilton (R) turned the Garnets’ fortunes by pinning Brian Aronson in 4:21 in the 112-lb. weight class. The pins kept coming in the 119-lb. class, as Ben Lust (RCDS) edged Fritz Zahringer. Will Florio (R, 125-lb.) then bested Matt Lee in 2:36. Rye’s Peter Kennedy won a forfeit at 130 lbs., and then Nick Bronson (RCDS, 135-lb. class) pinned Russel Hanson in 3:45. Jake Stone was another forfeit winner at 140 lbs. for the Garnets, and Jesse Trumm kept the victories coming for Rye with a pin in 2:25 against Andrew Miller (145 lbs.). Two of Rye’s three captains then picked up victores. Graham Zahringer wa sa 13-3 victor in a 152-lb. battle with Mike Rosenfeld, and Donovan McSorley pinned Chibueze Nwakeze (160 lbs.) in 3:45. In the finale, Zach Tax (RCDS, 171 lbs.) pinned Joe Simalacaj in 3:58.

The Rye boys’ basketball team picked up their fourth win of the season at home in a 77-64 defeat of John Jay-Cross River. Brendan Nagle led the way with 27 points, as the Garnets won for the second time in three games. Brian Pickup chipped in 19.

Brendan Nagle

At Valhalla, the Rye Neck boys’ basketball team fell 65-42. Brendan Crowley and Harry Kerr each had 12 for the Panthers.


Tuesday Round-up: Regular season winds down

October 28, 2009

Ahh, it’s that time of the year again. When Halloween looms, it can only mean one thing at Rye High School: the Section playoffs are about to kick into high gear. What we know already is that Rye’s fall teams will be participating, and that most — if not all — are contenders for Section crowns. The football team will play at home Friday at 7 against Poughkeepsie, and the swimming and diving squad jumps in Monday, but the rest of the teams are still waiting for official word. It does look however like we might be privy to a triple header on Friday with the boys’ soccer and field hockey teams joining the football Garnets on the slate. Gonna be a doozy of a day if that’s the case! I don’t know yet what day the volleyball or girls’ soccer team will be playing.

As soon as I find out the official playoff schedule for Rye’s teams (as well as Rye Neck, Holy Child and Rye Country Day), I’ll post the information here.

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Rye Country Day’s field hockey team headlined a light day of action Tuesday. They defeated Hackley 2-0 on the road. Jess Hanway and Hannah Lowentheil scored, while Sammy Stavis and Allie Farber assisted. Kate Moelis made six saves in goal for the Wildcats.

Holy Child’s soccer team also picked up a road victory; they beat St. Luke’s 2-0. The Gryphons erased a 1-0 halftime defecit with goals from Mary Kate Mcerlean and Andrea Arnone. Molly Schauber and Arnone recorded assists, and Schauber also recorded six saves in goal.

In their regular season finale, Rye’s volleyball team lost 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-20) at Ardsley. Rebecca Choron led the Garnets with 15 kills.


Rye High School
No Games Scheduled

Rye Neck High School
No Games Scheduled

Rye Country Day School
Cross-Country @ Hopkins, 4
Boys’ Soccer vs. Millbrook, 4

School of the Holy Child
No Games Scheduled



Morning Round-up: Another strong win for Rye

October 23, 2009

Rye’s field hockey team made it 11 wins in 12 games Thursday, when they defeated visiting Horace Greeley 4-1. Torie Stearns and Mallory Little each scored two goals for the Garnets, and Emma Brinkman, Olivia Nabhan, and G.G. Fitzgerald all had an assist. Rye has now outscored opponents 43-2 in their victories.

Torie Stearns

Torie Stearns


Morning Round-up: Garnets top Huskies again

October 19, 2009

Rye’s football team stormed Feeley Field Saturday, and defeated Harrison 21-7 in the 79th installment of The Game. The win was the Garnets’ seventh consecutive against the arch rival Huskies, and earned them a berth in the Class A Section playoffs. They’ll play Nyack at home Friday, October 23, at 7 p.m.

Senior Cole McCormack rushed for over 150 yards and scored all three touchdowns for Rye. Instead of taking credit, the humble captain showered his offensive lineman with high praise. Check back here — and in the October 23 edition of The Rye Record — later for the full story on Saturday’s big win.


Morning Round-up: Panthers close to League title

October 8, 2009

Although they were unable to finish the match due to lack of light, the Rye Neck girls’ tennis team gave Briarcliff all they could handle Wednesday at home. The match was stopped with the score knotted 3-3 and only the fourth doubles duel undetermined. When the action stopped, the Panthers’ Janell Smith and Cassie Swinghammer were tied 5-5 in the first set. The match will continue Thursday, October 15, at Rye Neck.

The Panthers took two of the three singles matches, with No. 2 Caroline Lambillote besting Olivia Lacy Thompson 7-5, 6-2. The match was a scintillating affair, with hard-fought — and hard-hitting — points. Kalypso Buitoni was also a winner in the No. 3 spot. She won, 6-1, 7-5. Rye Neck’s first singles star, Midori Takasaki, lost her first match of the year 7-6 (2), 6-2.

Midori Takasaki

Midori Takasaki

Takasaki battled, but the extremely windy conditions admittedly took an edge off of her precision game. Nevertheless, the affable senior captain could not be happier with the year her team has had.


Morning Round-up: Panthers prepared for showdown

October 6, 2009

The Rye Neck girls’ tennis team defeated Pleasantville 6-2 at home yesterday, and improved to 9-2 overall and 8-1 in the league. They play Briarcliff, 8-0 in the league, tomorrow at home in a big-time battle for division supremacy. Caroline Lambillotte, Kalyspo Buitoni, and Kyra Babakian led the way over Pleasantville by sweeping the singles portion of the match. The teams of Sage Reisner and Melissa Martini, Cassie Swinghammer and Janell Smith, and Alexandra Tartaglia and Rita Orazi won in doubles.


Morning Round-up: Four straight shutouts for Rye

October 1, 2009

Rye’s field hockey team continued to roll Wednesday in a 4-0 win against visiting Fox Lane. The victory was the fourth consecutive for the Garnets, as well as their fourth straight shutout. They are now 4-1-1, and have outscored opponents 11-0 during the streak.

Kaitlin Campbell

Kaitlin Campbell

Senior captain Torie Stearns led the way with two goals, and fellow senior captain Olivia Nabhan recorded two assists. G.G. Fitzgerald and Annie VanWagenen each had a goal. The defense was stellar, highlighted by the fact that goalkeeper Kaitlin Campbell didn’t have to make a single save.


Morning Round-up: Rye Neck revs up

September 30, 2009

The Rye Neck boys’ soccer team rebounded from a tough overtime loss to Keio with a 1-0 victory over Dobbs Ferry at home. Dalton Mendez stopped five shots for the shutout, and Philippe Adam’s goal midway through the second half was enough for the win. Adam Gourchane got the assist on the free kick.

Adam Guitterez

Adam Guitterez

At Rye, the Garnets’ tennis team breezed past Harrison 6-1. Jessica Jahnke dropped her first singles match 6-3, 6-2, but her teammates picked her up by sweeping the rest of the Huskie competition. In second singles, Claire Pfister won 6-2, 6-0, and Olivia Singer was victorious — 6-0, 6-2 — at third singles. In first doubles, Allie Sims and Catie McLaughlin won 6-3, 6-3, and Molly Jordan and Casey Berger topped their opponents 6-2, 6-1 at second doubles. Amanda McLaughlin and Devin Weil were the winners in third singles by a 6-3, 6-4 score, and the Paola Pereza and Katie Geoghegan tandem rounded out the team victory with a hard-fought 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) win.

In the pool at White Plains, the Garnets improved to 3-0 with a 102-75 victory over John Jay-Cross River. Once again, Rye got it going with a win in the 200 medley relay; the team of Kelly O’Neill, Melissa Fulenwider, JJ Cates, and Lena Krikorian clocked in at 2:02.22. Courtney Ciardiello won the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:03.66, and Katie Konopka and Amanda Owens finished first and second in the 50 freestyle.

Swim captains Amanda Owens and Allison Fulenwider

Swim captains Amanda Owens and Allison Fulenwider