Archive for the ‘Rye’ Category

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.


Matt Casey Wins Sixth Apawamis Club Championship

September 21, 2010

Matt Casey with his wife Elizabeth, son Graham, and father Don

Matt Casey and Dana Pike delivered an all-time classic finale at the Apawamis Club Men’s Championship September 5, ultimately needing a one-hole playoff to determine a winner. In the end it was Casey who pulled out the victory, scoring par on the 37th and final hole to secure his sixth club championship.

Brothers Tod and Dana Pike

The semifinals were not without drama either, as Pike eked out a 1-up victory over his eight-time champion older brother, Tod, to advance to the championship round.

Who Says Practice Makes Perfect?

September 21, 2010

Lisa Murphy

After letting her clubs collect dust for two years, Lisa “Ace” Murphy decided to lace up the old golf shoes and hit the links at Apawamis Club earlier this month. The rust on her game was noticeable through the first nine (she shot a 58), but Murphy was determined to turn it around. So she kicked off her shoes and finished the course barefoot.

The new strategy paid off and then some, as Murphy bagged her first-ever hole-in-one on the 175-yard par three 16th hole. All in all she improved her score by 15 strokes on the back nine, and everyone at the club celebrated afterwards by having a drink on “Ace”.

Rye Family Reaches Peak of Mount Kilimanjaro

September 9, 2010

It’s safe to say that Rye’s father and son tandem of Ray and Ray Tierney have an altogether new perspective on what a “vacation” can be. The duo ventured to Tanzania in late June, and then made an eight-day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro. They reached the summit of the 19,000-plus-foot African mountain July 7.

“You can always go and visit Florida,” said the elder Tierney. “This was something my son and I will never forget. It was an incredible experience to share with him.”

Father and Son at the Mount Kilimanjaro Summit

Tierney, 50, noted the journey up the world’s tallest freestanding mountain was as much a mental challenge as it was a physical one. The need to stay focused was paramount, as a variety of elements can easily derail the ascent. The group walked 11 hours in one day to reach the top, and then another five to get back down to where they slept the night before.

“It was exhilarating to reach the top,” said the 16-year-old son. “The adrenaline rush was off the charts. And, as my father told me, I can’t complain about any difficulties I face in the future. If I’m in the middle of a hard test, all I’ll have to do is think back to what I accomplished on Kilimanjaro.”

The younger Tierney admitted he had no idea what to expect heading into the trip, but came away astounded.

“Every part of the mountain was so different,” he said. “We were in a rainforest and a desert in the same day, and then – at 17,000 feet – you look down and you’re on an island surrounded by clouds. It was just … phenomenal.”

Rye the Big Winner in World Cup Round-Robin

July 1, 2010

The Boys U-9 Rye Youth Soccer teams ended the spring season on a high note with a World Cup Tournament Saturday, June 19. Sixty youngsters played in round-robin format on teams including USA, Brazil, Ivory Coast, Italy and Germany. In the final game, it was kids vs. parents/coaches.

Special community thanks to U-9 coaches Bill Miller, Rich Savage and Sean Traynor, who organized the tournament. As parent Susanna Cronin said, “It was another Norman Rockwell moment in Rye.”

That Darn Good United

July 1, 2010

In a thrilling come-from-behind performance, June 20, Rye United beat Eastchester Arsenal 4-3 to become Champions of the 1st Division of the Westchester Youth Soccer League YSL U-12.

Pictured, front row: Jack Hudson, Owen Moore, Grant Keith, Sam Gray, Will Hammer, Jon Dipalma and Leighton Galvin; middle row: Fumi Ono, Atsuro Gono, Hyelom Love, Will Colwell, AJ Chabot, David Townley and Ryan Wolitzer; and back row: Coach Marcus Colwell, Yutaka Takeuchi, Coach Matt Reeves, Matt Bradley and Coach Alan Chabot.

Resurrection’s Late Heroics Lead to League Championship

March 17, 2010

The Resurrection Sixth Grade Girls’ CYO team capped off an undefeated (11-0) season with a dramatic win over Ann Seton in the finals of the Westchester Putnam CYO Basketball League at Iona Prep February 28.

Back Row: Coaches Ray Martinelli and Mike Eck with Cristina Johnson, Sarah Cosmedy, Madeline Eck, Mallory Lynch, Sofia Perez-Segnini, Meghan Friedmann and Coach Jim Johnson. Front Row: Leah Kratochvil , Emilie Hassleman, Laura Martinelli, Caroline Franchella

Down one with 10 seconds to go, Resurrection’s Madeline Eck headed to the charity stripe for a one-and-one free throw opportunity. Eck – Resurrection’s offensive leader – sank the first basket to tie the game, but missed the second. The sixth grader snared her own rebound though, and scored on the second chance to give her team a 21-19 victory.

To get to the finals, Resurrection bested Holy Name-Valhalla in the quarterfinals and defeated Ursuline in the semis.

Rye boxer David Telesco ready for Round 2 on comeback trail

October 2, 2009

Rye resident David Telesco will get back in the boxing ring October 21 at the Rye Town Hilton for the second fight of his comeback quest. The 41-year-old Port Chester native is scheduled to box former two-time world champion Byron Mitchell (27-5-1, 20 KOs). Telesco (30-6-1, 25 KOs) pummeled William Gill at the Hilton in July, knocking out the overmatched Newark brawler in little over five minutes. It was Telesco’s first professional fight in more than five years.

David Telesco training at Club @ 1133

David Telesco training at Club @ 1133

“I never underestimate anyone, and my confidence has been there since day one of my career,” said Telesco, who went 12 rounds with Roy Jones Jr. in 2000. “I’m looking forward to this upcoming fight, because Mitchell is the caliber of fighter I’m used to boxing.”


Rye improves to 2-0 without playing second game

September 16, 2009

Saunders High School has forfeited its home game against Rye, which was scheduled for September 17, for lack of players. The game is officially canceled — with no make-up scheduled — and the Garnets are now 2-0 without having to travel to Yonkers tomorrow.

More on this when word comes in from Rye’s Athletic Department.

Certainly an unfortunate happening for Saunders, and especially their players. For Rye however, the “leap” to Class A has not been all it was hyped up to be thus far. First it was a 21-6 throttling of an elite Ossining program, and now the second opponent cannot field a proper team.

Rye’s next contest is Saturday, September 26, on the road at Eastchester.

Monday is Funday for local Field Hockey teams

September 15, 2009

All three Rye field hockey teams in action September 14 came away with victories.

Torie Stearns on the short corner

Torie Stearns on the short corner (photo by Nick Camia)

I was able to attend Rye High School’s game at Pleasantville, and witnessed a gritty performance as the Garnets picked up their first win of the young season by a 2-0 margin. They may not have been as sharp a team as you’ll see in a month, but Emily Fitzgerald’s squad was relentless in their attack of the Panthers’ goal. Rye controlled possession throughout, and eventually broke through with goals from Mallory Little and Torie Stearns. With the win, the Garnets improved to 1-1-1. Up next for the Garnets is Briarcliff today, at 4:30 p.m.

Rye Neck also picked up their first win of the season by squeaking out a 2-1 victory over Somers at home. The Panthers (1-1) were led by junior captain Emily Morningstar, who had one goal and one assist. Their next game is September 17 at Briarcliff.

In their first contest of the year, Holy Child — the reigning NYSAIS State champions — bested Brearley 4-0 at home. Four different Gryphons scored in the win. “Overall it was a good start to our season,” said head coach Barbara Lorys.  “We have a young team and the girls need to be a little more confident. Today’s victory should help us out in that department.”

Holy Child’s next contest is September 17, at home versus archrival Rye Country Day. The two schools have met in the NYSAIS State final for three consecutive years, with the Gryphons winning the first and last meetings. Game time is set for 4:30.