Turf and Track & Field Update

Updated: Sunday, July 16

The grass is gone, the field has been leveled, the gravel is in and the light poles are up. We're getting closer to completion.

The Boosters will continue to update progress on the field throughout the summer.

Wei and Glickman Named Co-POYs; Togo and Lowitz 1st Team All-Section

The state champion doubles team of James Wei and Dylan Glickman earned addition accolades when they were named Westchester/Putnam Co-Players of the Year by the Journal News.

Their teammates and state doubles Finalists, Kenta Togo and Spencer Lowitz joined them on the first team All-Section.

Congrats to all four outstanding student athletes!. The article can be found here

Letter from Christy Hill, Our Outgoing Leader

Dear Greeley Sports Community,

After 16 student years of Greeley athletics, 30 seasons on the sidelines and 5 years shepherding the Greeley Sports Boosters, I am graduating!

I want to express what a great deal of satisfaction and fulfillment I got from being involved with the Boosters for all these years. It has been truly rewarding to have been able to contribute to our wonderful athletic community, watch our fantastic athletes and see the athletic spirit at Greeley flourish. I look forward to seeing my successor, Laura Brail, take the torch and run with it.

I also want to thank Brian Jabloner, whom without his encouragement and help, Greeley Sports Boosters would not be what it is today.

Go Greeley!!!!

Sincerely, Christy Hill

Senior Dinner Montage and Photos Online

The video montage and award photos from the June 4th Senior Dinner can be found here

If you have additional photos from the event you would like to us to post, please email them to us

Boosters Elect Officers for 2017-2018 School Year

At the June monthly meeting, Greeley Sports Boosters elected the following Officers for the 2017-2018 school year. Positions are effective July 1st.

President: Laura Brail
Vice President, Development: Karen Graham
Vice President, Communications & Operations: Julia Burton
Vice President, Recognition & Special Events: Karen Yarasavage
Treasurer: Cindy Greenstein
Secretary: Michelle Katz
Webmaster/Technology: Jeff Dorst

The incoming board wishes to express its gratitude to Christy Hill. Without Christy's dedication over the past five years, the Boosters would not have become what it is today.

Greeley Track and Field Shows Well at State Championships

On Friday and Saturday June 9th & 10th, the State Track and Field Championships were held at Endicott-Union High School.

Senior Claire Hotchkin finished 4th in her heat and 12th overall in the 400 meter dash with a time of 58.19.

Fellow Senior Ryan Jendzejec ran in a loaded preliminary heat with the 5 fastest in the field, finishing a respectable 15th in the 800 meter run with a 2 heat total of 1:57.698

Kira Lindner was the only Freshman who qualified for the Discus and threw 91' and 99'6". Kira will likely have 3 more shots at improving on a great first season.

Congrats to Claire, Ryan, Kira and the coaching staff!

Boys Tennis Dominate States With Both State Champion and Runner Up Finishes!

June 3rd - Greeley Boys Tennis dominated the NY State Championship with Champion and Runner Up finishes in an all Greeley Final.

Earlier today at the USTA National Tennis Center, James Wei and Dylan Glickman edged teammates Kenta Togo and Spencer Lowitz 6-4 6-4 to claim the State Title. This match was the most competitive one for either team as prior to today: Neither had dropped a set and only once did an opponent win 4 games in a set - what an amazing accomplishment!

Wei and Glickman knocked off Long Island's Half Hollow Hills (Section 11) in the Quarterfinal and Syosset (Section 8) in the Semifinal yielding only 7 games in total.

Togo and Lowitz had comparable success eliminating Jamesvile-Dewitt (Section 3, Syracuse area) in the Quarters and Roslyn (Section 8) in the Semis.

(l-r) Kenta Togo, Spencer Lowitz, Coach Bennett Ronmey, James Wei, Dylan Glickman

Baretz Sets New Pole Vault Record

Senior Alex Baretz took hold of the Greeley pole vault record May 27th when he cleared 12'6" at a meet held at Clarkstown South HS. Earlier in the day Baretz had established his personal best at 12'.

College Sports Commitments

We are compiling a list of the student athletes that have committed to continuing their competitive sports experience in college. Check out the list here

Boys State Championship Swimming Recap: Hill Takes Home Two Titles, Koster Wins Scholar Athlete of the Year

At the Eisenhower Park Aquatic Center on Long Island, Tyler Hill became a Champion and repeated as Champion to cap a stellar senior season.

Hill improved upon his 3rd place finish last year and won the 100 Meter Freestyle with a time 44.53. Shortly thereafter, he repeated his state title in the 100 Backstroke with a time of 49.01.

John Koster was awarded the Section One Scholar Athlete of the Year for his abilities both in and out of the pool.

In other events the 400 Meter Free Relay Team of Sakharuk, Zheng, Koster and Hill finished 5th. The 200 Meter Free Relay Team of Schmitt, Sullivan, Sakharuk and Zheng finished 26th. Andrew Schmitt finished 23rd in the 100 Meter Breast. Congrats to the entire team for another strong season.

Boys Share New York State Skiing Title! Samantha Burton turns in strong individual performance for the Girls; Kyle Burton and Simon Ludl to race in Eastern Championships

McElheny, Ludl and Burton with the Championship Banner

Bristol Mountain, Canandaigua, NY Feb. 27 & 28 - The Boys Ski Team are New York State Co-Champions! The team of Simon Ludl, Grant McElheny and Kyle Burton raced their way in Slalom and Giant Slalom generating 104 team points, matching that with Section 2's Shenendahowa (Albany area) and 9 points clear of third place Pittsford (Section 5 - Rochester area).

In the Slalom, Burton finished 5th and McElheny 7th. Although Ludl was DQ'ed for straddling a slalom gate the first day, he turned in a 3rd place finish in the GS and Burton was 1.4 seconds behind him taking 9th place.

Simon and Kyle qualified for Eastern High School Championships. That competition will be held at Attitash Mountain March 10-12.

Not to be overlooked, freshman sensation Samantha Burton finished 9th in Giant Slalom and 11th in Slalom in her first statewide competition.

Congrats to all and Skiing Coaches Jacob and Marasco!

Indoor T&F: Claire Hotchkin qualifies for States

Greeley Senior Claire Hotchkin qualified and will run in the 300m Intersectional Relay at the NY State Championships.

The State Championships will take place Saturday, March 4th at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Facility on Staten Island. Congrats Claire!

Boys Swimming Win Section 1 Title

For the second year in a row, the Boys Swimming & Diving team captured the Section 1 Title on February 8th. Individual Champions were Tyler Hill in the 100 Free and 100 Back events and John Koster in the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Butterfly. The 200 IM Relay (Paruvangada, Schmitt, Koster and Hill) and 400 Free Relay (Danield Sakharuk, John Koster, Raymond Zheng and Hill) teams also won their events. Andrew Schmitt finish 2nd in the 100 Breast.

More pictures from the event are on the team page.

Boys Swimming & Diving Win Conference 1 Championship (again)

With huge efforts by all Greeley swimmers and divers, Greeley beat out top rivals Fox Lane, New Rochelle/Bronxville and Scarsdale to take home the championship for a 9th straight time.

Podium finishes for Greeley were:
  • 1st place 200 Medley relay team: Bopaiah Paruvangada, Andrew Schmitt, John Koster and Raymond Zheng
  • 1st place 200 free: Tyler Hill
  • 1st place 200IM: John Koster
  • 1st place 100 free: Tyler Hill
  • 2nd place 200 free relay: Schmitt, Jack Sullivan, Koster and Hill
  • 2nd place 100 breast: Schmitt
  • 2nd place 100 butterfly: Koster
  • 2nd place 400 free relay: Daniel Sakaruk, Sullivan, Raymond Zheng and Hill.
Several swimmers made state meet cuts as well: 200 free relay, 400 free relay and Tyler Hill 100 free.
For complete results click here to be directed to Section 1’s Swimming Site

Boys Winter Track Wins First Title Since 1978! Girls Team Produces 2 Champions

The Boys Winter Track team accomplished something that had not been done since peanut farmer Jimmy Carter was President of the United States: a League Title.

Students that won their event include: Ryan Jendzejec in the 600m and high jump; Alexander Stasko in the shot put and weight throw; Bob Ye in the triple jump; and Devin Kidde and Will Darlington tied for first in the pole vault.

Although the girls team didn't pull out a team victory, the team produced two League Champions: Claire Hotchkin in the 600m and Kira Lindner in the weight throw.

Congrats to coach Matthew Ketterer and Winter Track squads! Boys_Track_Champs

Athletes Raise $25,000 to Help Young Adults with Cancer and Brain Tumors


Horace Greeley student athletes raised attention and funds to support two wonderful local charities, The Making Headway Foundation and The Gardner Marks Foundation. These two non-profit organizations provide assistance to families impacted by childhood/young adult cancer and brain tumors. Now, in its 3rd year, The Horace Greeley Athlete Walkathon turned 2016 into something special. A Student Athlete Committee lead this year’s effort, reaching out into the community and spreading an important message, “One Team – One Dream”.

The team included Carly Levitz, Katie Graham, Willa Kuhn, Aaron Wolk, Seth Goldstein, Tyler Hill, and Marc Stern. This grassroots effort attracted more donations than ever before, raising over $25,000. The power of young people to impact society has never been greater. This event is a wonderful example of students who found a cause they were passionate about, put in the work, and raised a tremendous amount of money. This holiday season, there is so much to be thankful for. The Horace Greeley Athletes Walkathon reminds us to be thankful for our health, our children, and the inspirational energy of youth.

A special thanks to the Greeley Sports Boosters, who were our sponsor, as well as donations from local merchants Villarina, Cathy Hair Studio, Old Stone Pizzeria, New Castle Mobil, Elders Car Detail, Langes Deli, Quaker Tavern, and Breathe Yoga.

Indoor Track & Field: Records Broken

Freshman Kira Lindner ('20) set two new school records in the first meet of the indoor season held at the Armory in Manhattan.

Kira finished 2nd in the meet tossing the shot put 29' 5.5" (8.98 meters), eclipsing the previous best by Sam Cunningham in 2005 by nearly a full foot. In the weight throw, Kira established a mark of 35' 1" (10.69 meters) which was good for third place.

Girls Swimming 9th at State Championships

L to R: Kasia Malendowicz, Gaige Elms, Cate Sawkins, Amanda McHugh

The Greeley Girls Swimming Team finished in 9th place out of 89 teams at the NYSPHSAA Swim Championships.

6 swimmers traveled to Ithaca College this past week to compete as part of the Section 1 team. Cate Sawkins and Kasia Malendowicz each made finals in both of their individual events.

Sawkins, who was elected Captain by her Section 1 teammates, finished in 9th place in the 100 back and 26th place in the 100 fly. Malendowicz finished 5th in the 500 free and 13th in the 200 free. Freshman Ava Franks took 19th in the 100 breaststroke.

The 400 Free Relay of Sawkins, Amanda McHugh, Gaige Elms and Malendowicz took 9th and the 200 Medley Relay team of Sawkins, Franks, McHugh and Margaux Weiner took 10th.

Rochester's Pittsford-Sutherland (Section 5) took home the team title.

Big thank you to Christine Hagan for all the score reporting from the weekend.

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