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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.”


Morning Round-up: Panthers Advance to Regional Finals

November 11, 2009

The Rye Neck boys’ soccer team is now three wins away from a New York State championship. They defeated Section 9’s O’Neill 2-0 Tuesday at Arlington High School, which is outside of Poughkeepsie. Their Regional quarterfinal victory advances them to the Regional finals, where Section 11’s Center Moriches (15-3-1) awaits. Center Moriches defeated Cold Spring Harbor in their Regional semifinal 1-0 to win the battle of Long Island. The two winners will meet Saturday at Arlington for a spot in the State semifinals.

After nearly 74 minutes of frustration, Rye Neck forward Adam Gutierrez finally cashed in with 6:20 remaining on an assist from sophomore Ivan Martinez. Martinez delivered a near perfect pass despite some serious congestion around him. Gutierrez banged it in, and the relief washed over.

“It was extremely frustrating,” said the striker, whose scoring opportunities were victimized by the crossbar, O’Neill’s goalie, and his own misfires throughout the contest. “But we ended up getting the win and we feel really good right now.”

Gutierrez added an insurance goal in the 78th minute after Phillipe Adam jammed an O’Neill player at midfield and blasted a pass down the pitch.

“I told the boys persistence and hard work pays off,” said co-head coach Frank Gizzo. “The didn’t give up and kept plugging away — that’s all you can ask for. I’m very proud of all the boys. We continue to gel more and more with each game.”


Morning Round-up: Rye Neck Enters Regional Play

November 10, 2009

Now that they’ve wrapped up Rye Neck’s first boys’ soccer Section championship since 1999, the Panthers enter the State fray beginning today in the Regional semifinals. Rye Neck will face Section 9’s O’Neill at 3:30 p.m. at Arlington High School. They are four wins away from a Class B State title.

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Rye Neck goalkeeper Dalton Mendes


Morning Round-up: Swim team finishes second at Section championships

November 5, 2009

The Rye girls’ swimming and diving team finished second to Ursuline at the Section 1 championships at Felix Festa Middle School in Nyack. The Garnets ended up with 194.50 points, 91.5 back of first place. Rye swimmers placed in the top three of three different races. Freshman sensation Melissa Fulenwider was amazing in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.29, which was just .18 back of the Section champ’s time. Fulenwider also tied for third in the 50-yard freestyle event. Courtney Ciardiello took third place in the 200-yard freestyle race. Check back here later — as well as in the November 20 edition of The Rye Record — for complete coverage of Rye’s stellar performance at the Section championships.


Friday Playoff Tripleheader at Nugent Stadium

October 30, 2009

Halloween may still be a day away, but Rye sports enthusiasts are being served quite the treat today. Nugent Stadium will host three Section playoff duels inside its hallowed confines, beginning with the fourth-seeded boys’ soccer team’s contest with No. 13 Yonkers at 1:15. The second-seeded field hockey team takes to the turf at 3:45 for a Class B battle with No. 10 Walter Panas. In the nightcap the football Garnets, No. 1S, take on formidable No. 2N Poughkeepsie at 7:15.

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Brendan Nagle cashes in against Nyack

Also in Garnet action is the ninth-seeded volleyball team, who goes toe-to-toe on the road with No. 8 Edgemont at 4:30.


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: Rye X-C teams excel at League Championship meet

October 14, 2009

Both of Rye’s cross-country teams — the girls and boys — performed superbly in the League Championship Meet Tuesday at wind-whipped Byram Hills.

Rye Cross-Country

Rye Cross-Country

The girls — scoring a 27 — completed a perfect season and won the league outright by defeating Harrison (49), Byram Hills (56), and Port Chester (99) at the championship. Six Garnets finished among the top nine competitors to seal the deal. Those six — Ellen Friedman (3), Nagomi Ogura (4), Alison Mackay (5), Caitlin Hartnett (7), Kahea Mueller (8), and Zoe Davitt (9) — earned All-League status for finishing in the top 10.


Morning Round-up: Wildcats hold on for victory

October 12, 2009

Rye Country Day’s football team staved off a furious Hackley rally Sunday at home, and came out 33-27 winners. The Hornets trailed 33-13 in the fourth quarter, but two quick touchdowns put them right back in the game. Rye Country Day never gave the ball back however, and was able to kill the remaining time left on the clock. Senior captain Brian Glazewski had a huge day for the Wildcats, rushing 17 times for 208 yards and three touchdowns, including one on an exhilirating 78-yard dash for paydirt.

John Calandros leads his Wildcats

John Calandros leads his Wildcats


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.