Archive for the ‘RHS Boys' Tennis’ Category

Garnet Netters Conquer Huskies for First Victory

May 9, 2011

To their great relief, the Rye boys’ tennis team won their first match of the season against Harrison at home April 29. Six straight losses, many by 3-4 scores, meant there was a lot of pressure on them to win Friday, and the 5-2 win came none too soon.

Keishi Goto

To make matters worse, the Garnets had lost 3-4 to this same Harrison team two days earlier when a rain-suspended match from April 5 came down to a third-set tiebreaker. The second doubles team dropped it, 5-7.


Injuries, Rain Stymie Garnet Netters in Early Season

April 25, 2011

The boys’ tennis team has been plagued by bad weather and injuries. Rain washed out several matches, and Keishi Goto’s longstanding bicep problem at No. 1 singles undid the Garnets twice against Blind Brook.

In the second match of a home-and-home series April 15, Goto was forced to default to Eric Halpern while leading 6-1, 0-3, due to excruciating pain. Meanwhile, at No. 3 singles, Grant DeBease, managed to finish his match, despite suffering from lower back pain. He lost 4-6, 3-6 in a match filled with epic points.

Buck Reynolds

No. 2 singles player, Buck Reynolds, easily defeated his opponent, 6-3, 6-0. Reynolds said it took him a little while to get into the match, but once he discovered his opponent’s weaknesses, he felt pretty confident.


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.


Rye Rallies in Postseason

June 11, 2010

Over the past several years, Rye High School Boys Tennis has been on a roll, winning conference and sectional titles and advancing in the New York State High School Championships. This year, with a new generation of players, the momentum has continued as Keishi Goto and Grant DeBease paired up for doubles in the postseason.


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.