WINDHAM — The Hawthorne Valley School cross country team traveled to Windham Path on Tuesday and logged another successful performance in Patroon Conference competition.

HVS varsity girls dominated the class with four top ten finishes including another first place finish for junior Charlotte Kowalski — her third first place finish in as many weeks. Freshmen Indiana Meyer and Cecelia Hamilton finished second and third respectively in the girls class.

Junior Ella Mediodia had her fastest run of the season finishing sixth in class. The girls finished the team portion of the meet as an incomplete because only four runners competed for the Cats with senior captain Sylvie Bergquist away on a school trip — five runners are required to qualify for a complete team finish.

The HVS boys team did complete another first place team finish — defeating Taconic Hills, Cairo-Durham and host Windham Ashland-Jewett. The boys stand undefeated at 9-0 in Patroon Conference competition for the season.

Individually, freshman Oliver Towe led the HVS squad with another second place finish - his third in as many weeks. In his first complete race of the season, sophomore Tor Yacobellis cracked the top five of the class finishing fourth.

Four other HVS runners — freshmen Hugo Crane and Idris Evans, junior Henri Towe and sophomore Tiger Jiminez respectively — enjoyed top ten finishes in the meet.

It was also another impressive meet for HVS in the modified class with seventh grader Thomas Madey notching his third consecutive first place finish and eight grader Theo Bergquist finishing fourth and seventh grader Alex Beck finishing fifth in the largest modified field of the season.

Next up for the team is a Patroon Conference super dual meet at Maple Hill Saturday morning, followed by another regular season meet on Sept. 28 at Chatham.

“We’re off to a very good start in Patroon Conference competition this season,” HVS coach Jim Gibbons said. “There’s still a long way to go with five more meets before the conference and section championships.

“If our runners can keep up their enthusiasm, their focus and their commitment to improvement, they should continue to enjoy success in the weeks to come.”



ICC 3, Ravena 1

VALATIE — Ichabod Crane Defeated Ravena 3-1 by set scores of 25-12, 21-25, 26-24, 25-21 in Wednesday’s Colonial Council girls volleyball action.

In a back and forth match, the Riders were able to come away with the win. Sealing the victory was Maddie Kelley who put away a set from Delaney More on game point.

“We were kinda struggling all match to consistently get the setters connecting with Maddie,” Ichabod Crane coach Adam Vooris said. “It was great timing for her to get her biggest swing of the night.”

Delaney More led the team in kills with 10 to go along with 11 Assists. Emma Scheitinger had 8 Kills and 7 Aces.

With the match tied at 1-1 and Ichabod down 24-21 Ravena missed a serve giving the Riders the serve down by 2. That brought Scheitinger to the line to serve. After a back and forth rally Ichabod Crane brought the score to 23-24. The standout Junior then served three consecutive Aces to get the win and go up 2-1 for the match.

In the fourth set More and Hannah Frances each had 3 Kills with Scheitinger and Clare Knapp getting 2 Aces apiece.

Piper DeKraai had 5 Aces and 9 Digs, Clare Knapp had 18 Assists and 15 Digs and Ashleigh Gerkman had 10 Digs. Maddie Kelley had 5 Kills and 2 Blocks.

The Riders will try to get their third win of the week on Friday as they travel to Voorheesville.


Hudson 3, C-A 0

COXSACKIE — Hudson psoted a 3-0 victory over Coxsackie-Athens in wednesday’s Patroon Conference girls volleyall match.

The Bluehawks won by scores of 25-12, 25-18 and 25-14.

Abby O’Dell had 5 points and 3 assists for C-A. Katie McManus contributed 6 points and 4 kills.



ICC 11, CCHS 0

TROY — Ichabod Crane traveled to Catholic Central on Tuesday evening to take on the Crusaders in a Colonial Council matchup and posted an 11-0 victory.

From the initial whistle, the Riders dominated possession and control of the ball. Minus a few chances for the Crusaders, the Riders never let up and put 35 shots on goals.

The Riders had seven different players score goals and six different players with assists. Joe Desmonie continued his dominance with his 2nd hat trick of the season and also tallied an assist. Cody Cavagnaro and Brian Bravo also had multiple goals, scoring two each. Bravo also had an assist.

Remaining goals came from Angel Loyola, Chase Martino, Ivan Cruz and Jacob MacFarlane who scored on a PK he drew on a one on one with the keeper. Ivan Cru and Chase Martino also had two assists each. Wyatt Dolge and Zach Zeyak also got on the score sheet with an assist each.

Riders goalkeeper Luke Desmonie wasn’t challenged much the entire night and only had to scoop up four saves between the posts.

The Riders improve to 4-2 on the season.

“Our goal tonight was to just keep possession and try and create as many chances as possible,” ICC coach Len Bates said. “The boys did exactly that. Very pleased with our performance.”



Taconic Hills 3, Hudson 0

HUDSON — The Taconic Hills girls varsity soccer team recorded their second Patroon Conference win of the season with a 3-0 decision over Hudson on Tuesday.

After a slow start in the first half (0-0 at halftime), the Titan’s offense came alive when Riley McDonald scored on a beautiful direct kick from 25 yards out at the beginning of the second half.

Emma Rose Merchant tallied the next goal for the Titans assisted by Amya Anderson on a great shot into the side netting.

Isabelle Hamann scored the last goal for Taconic Hills after receiving a beautiful pass from Maddie Dennis.

The Titan back line of Tori Burger, Maura Conway, Samantha Henderson, Tatyana Hoffman, and Jacqui Arre gave a stellar defensive effort.

Mikayla Silvernail had the shutout in net for the Titans.



ICC 7, Schoharie 0

VALATIE — Ichabod Crane remained unbeaten with a 7-0 victory over Schoharie in Wednesday’s Colonial Council girls tennis match.

The Riders improved to 8-0.


Singles: Elise Brennan (Ichabod Crane) defeated Margot Williams (Schoharie) 6-0, 6-1; Gianna Sandagato (Ichabod Crane) defeated Alaina Sholtes (Schoharie) 7-6(7-3), 7-6(9-7); Samantha Lantzy (Ichabod Crane) defeated Misha Cater-Smith (Schoharie) 6-1, 6-0; Maya Brennan (Ichabod Crane) defeated Allison Gallagher (Schoharie) 6-0, 6-2; Zoe Geiger (Ichabod Crane) defeated Camille Robison-Parisi (Schoharie) 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles: Amara Gabriel & Shannon Ingham (Ichabod Crane) defeated Skyler Willard & Mary Palmieri (Schoharie) 5-7, 6-2, 10-3; Reese Slade & Payge Cook (Ichabod Crane) won by forfeit 1-0.



Pine Bush 3, C-A 1

PINE BUSH — Annie Rodriguez scored two goals to spark Pine Bush to a 3-1 victory over Coxsackie-Athens in Wednesday’s Mid-Hudson Athletic League field hockey game.

Alexandra Keith scored a goal and Jenny Sorrentino and Meagan Wishinski each had an assist for Pine Bush.

Maeve Squier scored C-A’s lone goal.



Maple Hill 7, Cairo-Durham 5

SCHODACK — Maple Hill defeated Cairo-Durham 7-5 in Patroon Conference golf action on Wednesday at Pheasant Hollow’s par 35 9-hole course.

Maple Hill improves to 6-4.


Markham Daly (MH) defeated Chris DeCiel (C-D) 2-0; Dean Selmer (MH) defeated Brendan Feeney (C-D) 2-0; Jack Wildermuth (MH) defeated Kevin Feeney (C-D) 1.5-0.5 (Wildermuth won stroke play and match play was halved); Kyan Bujak-Harrington (C-D) defeated Dom Siciliano (MH) 2-0; Andrew Searing-Burke (C-D) defeated Nate Sober (MH) 2-0; Jake Germaine (MH) defeated Chloe Cunningham (C-D) 1.5-0.5 (Germaine won match play and stroke play was halved).

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