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Wildcats Don Fairchester Crown for Fifth Time in Seven Years

November 19, 2010

In the days leading up to the Fairchester Athletic Association title game, the Rye Country Day boys’ soccer team learned their opponents – Stamford’s King – had talked a little trash in a Connecticut newspaper. It might have been easier, or at least more direct, for the Vikings to hand-deliver a few gallons of gasoline for their top-seeded rival’s already raging fire.

Proving that actions speak louder than words, the turbocharged Wildcats ran over King 4-0 at home November 13 to reclaim the FAA championship, their fifth in seven years. Rye Country Day simply would not be denied. They scored three times in the first half while not allowing the second-seeded Vikings a single shot on goal.

“This was my last time,” said senior co-captain Marco Prouve, who played a dominant defensive game. “I could not have asked for a better ending.”


Impressive Wildcats Shut Out Rival King in Season Opener

September 21, 2010

For the Rye Country Day boys’ soccer team, a unit with dreams of a postseason coronation, there was not a more fitting way to begin the season than by defeating King at home September 15. The Wildcats controlled the game from start to finish and shut out their rivals, 2-0.

Taylor Washington shows off his wheels

In a sneak preview of the havoc he’s prepared to unleash on the Fairchester Athletic Association, Taylor Washington scored both goals for Rye Country Day. The senior captain displayed blazing speed and a diverse arsenal of tricks, the combination of which left many a defender dumfounded in his wake. Washington put the Wildcats on the board when he scored on a penalty kick in the 35th minute. He was tackled after getting behind the defense, courtesy a perfect through ball from sophomore forward Billy Ostrau.


Autumn and Optimism Go Hand in Hand for Wildcats

September 9, 2010

Rye Country Day School has been home to an astounding run of success in recent years, and it appears the plot of the story won’t be changing any time soon.

Field Hockey

Whoever said death and taxes are the only certainties in life has clearly never watched the Rye Country Day field hockey team. The perennial contenders won their second NYSAIS championship in three years last November by defeating Riverdale 1-0. It was the Wildcats’ fourth straight appearance in the State finals, and head coach Georgette Summers’ squad is already preparing for a fifth visit.

Wildcats celebrate 2009 NYSAIS State Championship

“We will miss the graduating seniors, their spirit and experience, but the energy and focus on the field has not changed,” said Summers. “The girls came back ready to work. Our seniors will continue the legacy of hard work and commitment, and I believe they can fill the void.”


A Squashing Good Time

December 18, 2009

It seems that squash is the new black.

Both teams at Rye High School continue to grow exponentially, and on the girls’ side the roster has jumped from 20 to 40 in just one year. There are now three girls’ teams – two JV and one varsity – that play at three different local clubs with many matches scheduled in the Fairwest Public School Squash Association (FPSSA). The varsity team includes star players Caroline Whelan, Annie VanWagenen, Katie Bouton, Kathryn Lavelle, Katie Geoghegan, Angie Cho, Laura Nicholas, Rebecca Feldman, Nancy Kelleher, G.G. Fitzgerald, Amanda Feldman, and Lily Wells. Recently, the team defeated local private school Hackley.

The RHS Boys' Squash team


Rye Neck and RCDS Soccer Teams Prepared for Playoff Battles

November 13, 2009

We have a light schedule this weekend with the autumn season coming to a close, but those games on tap are big ones. The Rye Neck boys’ soccer team (12-6) will battle Long Island’s Center Moriches (15-3-1) Saturday at Arlington High School in the Regional Final. The winner of the game, slated for 4 p.m., will advance to the State semifinals. Rye Country Day’s boys’ soccer team will also be featured in a heated playoff battle Saturday. The second-seeded school will face top-seeded St. Luke’s on the road at noon in the finals of the Fairchester Athletic Association. The Wildcats will be going for their fifth FAA title in the last six years.

Rye Country Day’s football team faces Hopkins at home. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

Morning Round-up: Six of seven Rye teams advance

November 2, 2009

Aside from the Rye football team’s gut-wrenching loss (see story in previous post), it was a wildly successful weekend for Rye and Rye Neck in the Section playoffs.

Although the score was tied 0-0 in the first half, the first-seeded Rye girls’ soccer team imposed their will in the second and defeated Sleepy Hollow 4-0 October 31. Carter Talgo and Lia Bellizzi combined for four goals and two assists. The Garnets are unbeaten in 23 games dating back to last season, and will next host No. 8 Tappan Zee in the Section A quarterfinals Tuesday.

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Lia Bellizzi

The fourth-seeded Rye boys’ soccer team also posted a 4-0 victory October 30 in their Class A first round game. They defeated No. 13 Yonkers 4-0 with goals from Chris Livingston, Buck Reynolds, Juan Chang, and Arber Xhema. Rye will face No. 5 Eastchester at home Tuesday in the Class A quarterfinals.


Morning Round-up: Playoff picture comes into focus

October 29, 2009

The postseason Sectional schedules are now official for our local public high schools, Rye and Rye Neck. The FAA and NYSAIS tournaments begin midway through next week for private schools Rye Country Day and Holy Child.



Monday Round-up: Rye claims League title

October 27, 2009

On their first day of practice in the summer, the Rye boys’ soccer team decided they wanted to win the League III-B championship. The Garnets (8-3-4) made that goal a reality Monday, October 26, by defeating fiery Port Chester on the road 3-1.


Tim Lonergan

“This is what we’ve been working on since day one,” said senior captain Tim Lonergan, the cornerstone of the Rye defense. “There couldn’t be a better feeling right now because there isn’t a bigger regular season title than this.”


Morning Round-up: Garnets roll against Somers

October 20, 2009

Rye’s field hockey team picked up their 10th win in 11 games Monday, defeating Somers 6-0 at home on senior night. They’ve outscored opponents 39-1 in their 10 victories.

Olivia Nabhan unleashes a goal-scoring shot

Olivia Nabhan unleashes a goal-scoring shot

Torie Stearns scored two goals and dished three assists, while Olivia Nabhan scored two goals as well. The Garnets led 2-0 at the half, and then unleashed some devastating shots on the Tuskers in the second half. Annie VanWagenen scored off of a short corner, firing a rocket that was the perfect shot in that situation. Nabhan then made a superb play while driving to her right, by letting rip on a shot that found its way into the back left of the goal. Stearns dazzled Somers later in the half, cutting through a red storm of defenders — six in all — by herself to put her team up 5-0.

“We’ve been playing well lately,” said head coach Emily Fitzgerald. “We have some talented players who are great individually and working hard together as a team.”


Morning Round-up: Rye upends State finalist Harrison

October 10, 2009

The Rye boys’ soccer team (5-2-4) put together 80 minutes of skilled and  physical play in a 2-0 win over league rival Harrison. In front of a large and spirited crowd under the lights at Harrison High School, the Garnets took a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute when Adam Larsen delicately chipped a ball over the Husky defense to an opportunistic Buck Reynolds. The sequence actually began 30 seconds earlier when Kenneth Chang stripped a Harrison player at midfield and played a beautiful ball to the right flank. Chris Livingston displayed his usual deft touch, settled the ball, and swung it back to the left side of the field to Larsen. For Reynolds, the goal was his team leading 5th of the season (tied with Juan Chang). For Larsen, the assist was his first to go along with one goal at Valhalla earlier in the season.