Archive for the ‘RCDS Boys' Fencing’ Category

En Garde! Wildcat Fencers Off to Promising Start

December 17, 2009

Swordplay is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about high school athletics. But at Rye Country Day, the 21-year-old fencing program has long been home to some of the school’s finest athletes, many of whom have gone on to fence for colleges and in national and international events.

“Wildcat fencing is about striving to do one’s best and enjoying what is a wonderful sport,” said head coach Joe Rue. “Our goal is consistent with our team philosophy. We want the students to give 100 percent and feel proud of being members of this program. We expect them to display exemplary sportsmanship on and off the strip.”

Eugene Vinisky

Rue went on to say that no two teams are alike – each has its own personality – and that he and the rest of the coaching staff require the Wildcats to strive to be the best fencers they can be. With two meets already in the books this season, Rye Country Day’s athletes have quickly proven their mettle.

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Morning Round-up: Wildcats Win Fieldston Tournament

December 7, 2009

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.

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