Archive for the ‘RCDS Girls' Squash’ Category

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.


Morning Round-up: Mundinger Scores Five Goals in Win

December 18, 2009

The Rye hockey team improved to 2-0 Wednesday evening thanks to a superlative showing from senior Paul Mundinger. The captain scored an incredible five goals in the Garnets’ 6-2 win at home against John Jay-Cross River. Brian Powers recorded three assists and also scored a goal.

Paul Mundinger

At home in the friendly confines of Rye Country Day School, the girls’ squash team continued their tear by throttling Hackley 7-0. Hadley Chu, Katie Yates, Taryn Clary, Nealy Nimocks, Liz Judd, Lindsay Haut and Nina Stopnitzky were all victors.

Holy Child’s squash team dropped a 7-0 decision to Sacred Heart.


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


Morning Round-up: Busy Weekend of B-ball Tournaments On Tap

December 11, 2009

I was able to attend yesterday’s fencing meet at Rye Country Day School, and I have to admit I was blown away by the athletes. Although both the girls’ and boys’ teams lost, the skill they displayed was something to witness. A full report on this will come later and in the hard copy of The Rye Record edition that hits the stands a week from today.

Despite a 25-point outburst from Carla Elias Nava, Edgemont was able to down the Rye Neck girls’ basketball team 54-45 in the first round of the Hastings Tournament.


Morning Round-up: Garnets Cruise To Win Over Harrison

December 9, 2009

The Rye girls’ basketball team improved to 2-0 Tuesday by throttling rival Harrison at home, 68-30. Four Garnets scored in double figures, with Jillian Chittenden leading the way with 15. Lillian McCabe added 14 and dished seven assists, while Karly Fitzgerald and Grace Leishman each netted 10. Rye allowed just 16 points through the first three quarters.

Catharine Greer and Karly Fitzgerald

In the pool, the Rye boys’ swimming and diving team also moved to 2-0 on the season. The Garnets bested Keio Academy 87-73 on the road at Manhattanville. Rye’s swimmers took first place in each and every event.


Morning Round-up: Rye Teams Soaring Early

December 4, 2009

Four of five Rye teams pulled off victories Thursday evening, with the RHS boys’ swim and dive team leading the way with a tight, 89-87 win against local rival Harrison at Hommocks Middle School. Chris Lyons placed first in both the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, and Ben Rubenstein won the 100 breaststroke event.

The Rye Country Day girls’ basketball team cruised to a 44-18 victory at home against Marymount. Senior captain Alexandra Osborn-Jones recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and freshman sharpshooter Carolyn Binder led the Wildcats in scoring with 16. Stephanie Binder had an impressive debut for the team with 10 points and five assists.