Archive for the ‘RHS Boys' Golf’ Category

Brothers in Clubs: The Gladstone Boys

May 23, 2011

It’s an annual tradition for the Rye boys’ golf team. In the final practice of the season, the top players choose sides to compete in a scramble contest. Co-captain Andrew Gladstone, a junior, could have picked anyone on the talented Garnets’ roster, but ended up selecting a 7th grader – his younger brother, William.

It was the right choice.


Garnet Golfers Having Seasons to Remember

May 9, 2011

Rye’s golf teams are tearing through the spring schedule. The boys’ and girls’ seasons intersected at Rye Golf Club April 27, and each Garnet squad sent their opponents packing in convincing fashion.

One day after besting Harrison 240-381, the girls defeated Byram Hills 250-283 and improved to 5-0. The contest began with a last-minute shuffle when Kelly McRedmond and Caroline Whelan were forced to withdraw because of a time conflict with that night’s scholar dinner. Head coach Rich Savage and the team took this little crisis in stride and marched on.

Jen Lee

Jen Lee led the way with a 45, while Frida Henningssen and Alexis Hios each shot a 49. Nancy Kelleher (50) and Julia Pasqualini (57) rounded out the top five for Rye. The highlight of the day was Pasqualini’s birdie on the par-5 second hole.


Rye Teams Look to Paint Spring Months Garnet and Black

March 25, 2011

Dirt, concrete, water, turf, rubber, and grass. They’re all surfaces that Rye’s spring teams play on, and they should all be settings for even more Garnet greatness this season.


Last year ended painfully as the ninth-seeded Garnets fell to No. 8 Harrison in the Class A Sectionals. The memory of that loss is seared in the minds of Rye’s 11 returning players.

Baseball captains Forrest Henderson and Kevin Turco

The 2011 edition will be a veteran team, comprised of 10 seniors and nine juniors, many of them up from the JV squad. The senior co-captains are Kevin Turco and Forrest Henderson. Head coach Michael Bruno said the team goals for this year are nothing less than a League and Section championship.


Horizons Shine Bright for Both Garnet Golf Teams

May 7, 2010

Last season, in their second year of existence, the fledgling Rye girls’ golf team flipped the 4-8 script of their inaugural campaign and finished 2009 as an 8-4 league runner-up.

Just seven games into the current schedule it’s obvious the Garnets are outdoing themselves again. The team has already notched five victories – including wins against talented Scarsdale and Byram Hills – and their two losses have come against elite private schools Ursuline and Rye Country Day. In fact, they lost to Ursuline by the smallest of golf margins – one stroke.

Jennifer Lee


New Beginnings and One Farewell for Rye’s Spring Sports

March 29, 2010

Spring is a time for new beginnings, but the season began on a somber note for the Garnet family. Maureen O’Shea, the 56-year-old coach of the girls’ lacrosse team, passed away March 13 after a battle with cancer.

Girls’ Lacrosse Team Dedicates Season to Memory of Coach O’Shea

In only three years as head coach of the Garnets, Maureen O’Shea was able to leave a lasting legacy.

“The first person that comes to mind when you think of girls’ lacrosse is coach O’Shea,” said Rob Castagna, Rye’s Director of Athletics. “Maureen was here for a short time, but made a tremendous impact on the program. The kids right away felt her passion for lacrosse, which was strongly matched by her knowledge of the game. She was an ambassador and advocate for it everywhere she went.”

Rye huddles up in what was their last game under the guidance of O'Shea

Castagna continued, “She saw the kids for everything they brought to the table. If one of her student-athletes had a high GPA, she knew about it and would put her up for an academic award. It was good to see her go out of the way to get girls recognized for the accolades they deserved.”

O’Shea – a 1971 Rye graduate – coached her alma mater to two Section finals. Each time the Garnets had the crown within their grasp, but came up impossibly short. In 2007, they fell 13-12 to Nanuet in sudden-death double overtime.