Grant and Potter In LoHud Field Hockey’s Elite 11; Graham in Second 11
Seniors Fiona Grant (Def.) and Nikki Potter (Mid.) were selected as members of the Journal News Field Hockey Elite 11 for 2017. Only perennial power Lakeland placed more players (3) on this honor roll.
Fellow senior Katie Graham was also honored as part of the publication’s “Second 11.” Congrats to all!
The full article can be found here
Girls Soccer Blanks Ossining 5-0
by Matty Wasserman ’21
Tuesday, September 19,— The Greeley Girls Varsity Soccer Team took on Ossining at Contest Field. Greeley got off to a strong start in the rain on Sammi Forster’s goal following a nice assist by Stella Schwartz. Despite looking dominant all half, the Quakers only took a 1-0 lead into halftime.
Greeley’s offense came to life in the second half, starting off with a goal by Rebecca Putnam. Emma Ardizzone added to the lead with a nice goal to make it 3-0 Greeley. As the rain wore on, Ellie Shepardson provided more insurance for the Quakers, scoring a breakaway goal to make the game 4-0, and then Shepardson would come back 4 minutes later to make the game 5-0. The Greeley defense notched a shutout today, giving Ossining few chances to score. It was a good win for the team, who looks ahead to going on the road to face Tappan Zee High School on Saturday, September 23.
Carly Levitz Featured as One of LoHud’s Tennis Stellar 6
Senior Carly Levitz was recognized by the Journal News as one of the premier girls tennis players in the Lower Hudson Valley. After a sectional quarterfinal finish last year, there are loftier goals to achieve this year as Greeley’s first singles player.
Read Mike Zacchio’s entire article here
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#TaubStrong Goal at 22:22 Highlights Greeley’s 3-2 Win Over Ossining
Dylan Glickman put one home in the 78th minute as Greeley bested previously unbeaten Ossining yesterday in a 3-2 epic thriller.
In a game honoring #22 Casey Taub (more below), the scoring opened in incredible fashion. With the crowd clapping during the 22nd minute, Matt Lafortezza launched one from range over the keeper. When the referee paused the clock. It improbably read 22:22.
Ossining equalized and then went ahead on 2 goals from the spot by Matteo Marra. But Greeley stayed tough. Jake Cronin went low corner in the 64th minute to even it again at 2-2. Ossining almost went ahead again in the 78th when they beat the keeper, but Harris Allen, pulled the ball off the goal line to keep the game level before Glickman netted the winner 4 minutes later.
All cameras were panning the stands, but Sue and Jon Resnick were savvy enough to capture Lafortezza’s goal during the special moment.
Other teams in Section One honored Casey as well either before or during games. These schools included Yorktown, Walter Panas, Pelham, Byram Hills, Tuckahoe, Lakeland and Brewster (list likely incomplete).
As many of you may know, Casey bravely fought brain cancer over the past two years but succumbed to it this past summer. Living a loving and robust life, with deep passions for friends and soccer, Casey had a profound impact on all who hold him in their hearts.
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Football Comes Up Short In First Ever Friday Night Lights Game
by Matty Wasserman ’21
A large crowd was in attendance on Friday, September 8 as the Greeley Quakers took on the Carmel Rams under the lights at the brand-new Contest field. Before the game, Greeley hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opening up the turf field. Additionally, former athletic director Pete Kuczma, who held the position for 19 years, was honored at the game.
After an early touchdown by Carmel, Greeley RB Matthew Nagler ran for a 73 yard touchdown to put the Quakers on the board, to cut the Carmel lead to 7-6. The highlights would continue for Nagler, who intercepted a pass at the end of the first quarter. After a 37 yard completion from Ryan Flanagan to Jacob Rose, it appeared Greeley was mounting a comeback. However, the Rams defense proved to be tough, as did Carmel’s star running back Nicholas Heis. The Quakers fought hard to the end, but Carmel was the stronger team on Friday, taking the game 40-6.
Football will be back in action Saturday, September 16th at Port Chester HS. Kickoff is set for 1:30pm.
Boys JV-A Opens Season In 3-3 Draw
by Matty Wasserman ’21
On Thursday, September 7, the Greeley JV-A soccer team hosted their regular season opener against Arlington High School. The Greeley offense came out of the gate strong in the first half, dominating the game, but were only able to score once on a penalty kick by Daniel Cronin.
Arlington responded quickly in the second half, striking two goals in the first 10 minutes of the half to take a 2-1 lead. Just as the momentum shifted towards Arlington, Evan Tabor turned the game around for the Quakers, scoring two goals in less than two minutes, both on assists from Ryan Pohly. The high-scoring second half continued when Arlington tied up the game at 3-3 with a long goal. Neither team was able to finish the game off in OT despite numerous scoring chances, and the game ended in a 3-3 tie.
Contest Field and Track Celebration September 8th
Girls Soccer: Schwartz Named Player to Watch
Stella Schwartz was named as one of 50 players to watch in the Hudson Valley. The Senior enters her final soccer campaign having already committed to play for the University of Massachusetts. The full article can be found here
Wei and Glickman Named Co-POYs; Togo and Lowitz 1st Team All-Section
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
Senior Dinner Montage and Photos Online
Boosters Elect Officers for 2017-2018 School Year
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
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!
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
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Boys State Championship Swimming Recap: Hill Takes Home Two Titles, Koster Wins Scholar Athlete of the Year
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
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
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)
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.
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
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!
Indoor Track & Field: Records Broken
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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