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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: 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: Black Hats top Lincoln Hall

October 5, 2009

Rye Neck football picked up their second win in two weeks by going on the road Saturday and defeating Lincoln Hall 13-8. Quarterback Shane O’Shea put the Black Hats on the board in the second quarter when he kept the ball on 4th and goal at the 1 yard line and ran it in. Frank Pisco had a big game for Rye Neck with 72 yards on the ground and a touchdown.


Morning Round-up: Streaks end as Rye comes up an inch short at Eastchester

September 28, 2009

A valiant comeback effort was snuffed out one inch short of the end zone Saturday in Eastchester, as the Eagles defeated Rye’s football team 13-7. The loss was the Garnets’ first since 2006, and marked the end of their 27-game winning streak and 59 consecutive victories against Section 1 opponents.

Quarterback Connor Eck comes up just shy of paydirt

Quarterback Connor Eck comes up just shy of paydirt

The contest emanated shades of the Albany Academy State semifinal game in 2006, the last time Rye had lost. Like in that match up, the Garnets trailed the entire way and failed to put points on the board until desperation kicked in. Rye cut the lead to 13-7 with 6:17 left in the fourth on a 7-yard jaunt into the end zone by Cole McCormack, and then forced the Eastchester offense to go three and out.

Quarterback Connor Eck  took over from Rye’s 37 with just over three minutes left, and drove the Garnets to the Eastchester 6 in 11 plays. With little over a minute left and Rye set up with a first and goal, it looked like an Eastchester implosion was inevitable. But McCormack runs on first, second, and third down only got Rye to the 2-yard line.

That set up the climactic, fourth and goal finish. With 15 seconds left on the clock, Eck dashed up the middle on a QB keeper and lunged for the end zone. Eastchester’s defenders met him at the precipice however, and stopped the gutsy junior from tying the game.

The outcome of the thrilling game kept Eastchester undefeated at 3-0, and knocked Rye down to 2-1. The Garnets will look to begin a new streak this Friday at Nugent Stadium against Sleepy Hollow.


Morning Round-up: Garnets record third tie

September 18, 2009

Rye’s boys’ soccer team was one of many local teams in action September 17. For the third time this season, the Garnets played to a tie when their game with Somers ended knotted after 20 minutes of overtime at 0-0 Thursday at Rye Rec.

Senior captain Juan Chang (photo by

Senior captain Juan Chang, left and Luis del Pazo (photo by

The game was mostly even through the first 20 minutes. After that, Rye (1-1-3) began to generate the majority of scoring opportunities. Senior captain Juan Chang catalyzed many of those chances, and Buck Reynolds was a legitimate threat from the right flank. Rye’s offensive attack was negated by a couple of possible hand balls by Somers that weren’t called and by keeper Rob Correira, whom Garnets’ head coach Jared Small called, “Hands down, the man of the match.” Correira finished with 15 saves, many of them sensational, including a stop on an upper-90 knuckler from Luis Del Pezo in the first overtime period.

Rye’s defense was solid, with tough play from its back line. Tim Lonergan, Ian Robinson, Stefan Woort-Menker, JP Barrett, Devon DiPalma, and Chris Livingston all played key defensive roles in support of keeper James Rimmer.

“While we would have loved to score the winner on any number of occasions,
and while in many regards we deserved to find the back of the net, we’re
very encouraged by our last two matches,” said head coach Jared Small. “We’ve raised our defensive intensity and begun to play with the drive and motivation that propelled us through the last three seasons. We received valuable contributions from every healthy player on the roster these past two games and feel like we’re gaining some momentum as we head into the meat of a very challenging schedule.”

Rye’s next game is Monday, September 21, at Valhalla. The Vikings are the only remaining Class C team on a Rye schedule that is dotted with Class AA and A powerhouses.

At School of the Holy Child, the Gryphons and Rye Country Day renewed the field hockey rivalry that has culminated in the NYSAIS State championship game in each of the last three seasons. The Wildcats (1-0) got the better of the reigning champs (1-1-0) this time around, scoring four first half goals en route to a 4-0 road victory.

Hannah Lowentheil had two goals and an assist for RCDS, and Jane Ostrau and Clare McClintock also scored goals. Amanda Shulman had two assists, and Allie Farber had one.

“As in years past, Rye Country Day defeated us in the opening season match-up,” said Holy Child head coach Barbara Lorys. “We are not extremely concerned over the loss. When you take a look at our pattern over the past few years … it’s the final match-up the counts.”

The Wildcats’ football players were not as fortunate as their field hockey counterparts — they dropped their season opener 7-6 at home to Moore Catholic. Senior captain Brian Glazewski had a standout game for RCDS (0-1) however, rushing nine times for 111 yards and a score. He also recorded a sack. Up next is a road game at Long Island Lutheran Saturday, September 26.

Rye Neck’s football team also suffered defeat, losing 46-20 on the road at the hands of Albertus Magnus. Senior captain Chris Mantis was a bright spot for the Panthers (0-2). He reeled in a 60-yard touchdown pass from Shane O’Shea and scored another on a 50-yard running play. The Black Hats hope to get on track Saturday, September 26, at home against Tuckahoe.

The Panthers’ girls’ tennis team did find success, besting Pleasantville 7-0 on the road to improve to 3-0. Midori Takasaki won her third match in a row at first singles. Rye Neck plays Irvington at home Monday, September 21, and at Rye on Tuesday, September 22.

At Rye High School, the Garnet and Panther volleyball teams squared off, with Rye coming out on top 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-23). The Garnets are now 3-1 and host Pelham Monday, September 21. Rye Neck dropped to 1-4, and their next match is also September 21, but at Blind Brook.

Rye’s 1-2  girls’ tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to Horace Greeley, and heads to Fox Lane Monday, September 21.

Dalton Mendez made six saves, and Adam Guiterrez scored twice at Hamilton as Rye Neck’s boys’ soccer team won 4-0. The Panthers are now 3-2-0, and host Keio Academy Wednesday, September 23.


School of the Holy Child
Girls’ Soccer @ Convent of the Sacred Heart (NYC), 4:15
Volleyball vs. Convent of the Sacred Heart (NYC), 4:15

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