Concussion Seminar, March 24th at CPAC – What You Need To Know
The program will include a showing of the movie Concussion starring Will Smith. Immediately following the movie a panel of expert clinicians from Northern Westchester Hospital will lead a discussion and a Q&A session. Event will be at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua.
Track & Field has Historic Night, Will Send Record Seven Athletes to States
Wednesday, February 28-- Wednesday was a night full of shattering records for the Greeley Quakers Indoor Track and Field team. Kara Linder furthered both her personal and Greeley record with a suburb 46ft, 1.25in weight throw. That throw landed her both a third place finish, and a ticket to the State Championships on Saturday. Next up was Jessica Cristino, who faced the daunting task of needing to both break a personal record, and finish in the top three to advance to States in the 55m sprint. Cristino would follow through with both tasks, running a 7.43 second qualifying heat, and a 7.38 second sprint in the finals to punch her ticket to States. Sophomore Joseph O’Brien came up just short in the 1600m, finishing in 5th place, while needing at least a third place finish to advance. O'Brien will travel with the team to States as an alternate, and his future is still very bright at Greeley. Running last for the Quakers was Matt Park, Jeremiah LaDuca, Max Notarnicola, and Wesley Ford in the 4x800m. To continue on to States, Greeley needed a time of at least 8:03.54, 1.4 seconds better than their previous best. The Quakers exceeded that with an outstanding time of 8:04.29, good enough for second place and a spot in the State Championships.
Overall, it was a historic day for Greeley, who will be sending seven athlets to states. This easily surpasses as the most athletes Greeley has ever sent to the Indoor Track and Field State Championships, and the last time the Quakers even brought two athletes was 2005. Greeley’s athletes will be highly seeded in multiple events for the State Championships, and they will look to take home the second medal in Greeley Indoor Track and Field history on Saturday.
Boys Basketball Falls in Sectional Semifinal to Mount Vernon
by Matty Wasserman ‘21
Wednesday, February 28– The Greeley Quakers Boys Varsity Basketball team was ready for the biggest basketball game the school had played in 14 years. They were ready to face the Mount Vernon Knights, the defending state champions, who were heavy favorites to win this year’s Class AA title. And they were ready to try and take down Mount Vernon’s experienced and battle-tested team, with a 20-2 record, who would not be fazed when the lights came on and the pressure ramped up. Despite winning their league with a 16-5 record, and cruising through the first two postseason games with a 63-45 win over Arlington and a 55-41 win vs. Suffern, Greeley still walked into the Westchester County Center as the heavy underdog.
A huge turnout by Greeley gave the feel of Quaker home game, and the atmosphere was electric from the students throughout the game, and especially early when Greeley got off to a hot start. However, after the early Quaker lead, Mount Vernon notched a 7-0 scoring run. Greeley’s senior sharpshooter Greg Karr ended the run when he connected on a long 3-pointer, his first of four in the first half. Mount Vernon also had an abysmal eight turnovers in the first quarter, and Greeley capitalized on it with three consecutive made 3-pointers. The first quarter ended in a 21-13 Quaker lead, which was unexpected by most.
Greeley had all of the momentum in the game after scoring first in the second quarter, but Mount Vernon responded with a rapid nine points in under two minutes to take the lead for the first time in the game. However, the trio of Brandon Gecaj, Jeremy Block, and Chris Melis kept Greeley in the game throughout the second quarter with their excellent inside scoring, and the score was deadlocked at 41-41 at the end of the first half.
Greeley got off to a hot start in the second half, with back to back and-one layups from Gecaj and Block. However, Mount Vernon begun to take over the game with their dominant offensive rebounding, and a successful full court press that Greeley had trouble breaking. Just when things seemed to be getting out of hand for the Quakers, Greg Karr re-entered the game, and so did his unconcious shooting. He connected on two more triples, to make him 7/9 from behind the arc. After the high scoring and streaky third quarter, Greeley only trailed 70-63.
The Quakers appeared to still have some hope left with seven minutes remaining in the game, but that quickly vanished when the Knights scored eight consecutive points in less than a minute. From that point on the game was not in question, and Mount Vernon came out on top by a final score of 91-80.
It has been an extremely successful inaugural season for head coach Felix Nicodemo, and it has been an excellent season of Greeley basketball. Although the Quakers will lose four senior starters, there will still be a solid core in place for next season’s team, who will look to sustain and build on the successes of the 2017-18 season.
Greeley Hockey Takes Shot At Sectional Title Today Versus John Jay
Pelham and Greeley were deadlocked at 1 through four overtimes. Tyler Kay scored the lone Greeley goal in regulation with an assist from Ryan Renzulli. A shootout was needed to determine a winner. Liam Whitehouse and Dylan Mutkoski were the skaters that found net while freshman netminder Arye Wolberg stoned the Pelham shooters to send the Quakers home with "the W".
Greeley will face John Jay (Cross River) for the Sectional title. John Jay handled Byram Hills yesterday with an 8-3 victory. The puck will drop today at 12:15.
The winner of this game will face Section 2's Queensbury next Saturday, March 3rd at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Go Greeley!
Girls Hoops Win Playoff Game At Yorktown, Face Albertus Magnus Saturday
The Greeley Girls Varsity Basketball team overcame early foul trouble, put together a solid second half and defeated host Yorktown last night 44-38. The game was intense and close throughout with Yorktown taking a 21-19 lead into the half.
Junior forward Brianna Gadaleta led a balanced scoring attack with 13 points. She received strong support from sophomore Jessie Harris (9), senior Rachel Janis (8) and junior Safia Gejac (8). Junior Michaela Santelia and sophomores Helen Matthews and Kat Genda each contributed a bucket.
The team advances to play at #3 seeded Albertus Magnus, Saturday at 3:00pm. Come out and support the Quakers. Albertus Magnus HS is located at 798 Route 304 in Bardonia, NY (Rockland County) Go Greeley Hoops!
Stella Schwartz Signs UMass Letter Of Intent
Surrounded by many family members and friends, Stella Schwartz proudly signed her National Letter of Intent to compete at the Division 1 collegiate level next year. Stella will continue her education and play soccer at the University of Massachusetts.
She expressed her sincere gratitude for the support she have received from her family, coaches, teammates and the Greeley community over the years. Stella spoke specifically to the level grit she has developed through sports and education at Greeley that she will take with her to UMass.
Congratulations again to Stella, the Schwartz family and coaches on this tremendous accomplishment.
Girls Basketball Comes Up Short Against Fox Lane
Tuesday, January 9th- The Greeley Quakers Girls varsity basketball team hosted the Fox Lane Foxes, as the front end of a rivalry-night doubleheader. Fox Lane got off to a hot start from the field, led by the senior six-footer Maria Violante. Two 3-pointers midway through the second quarter from Quakers captain Alexis Klein sparked some energy into the Greeley offense and put them back into the game. Multiple layups by Greeley, coupled with a 3:20 minute scoring drought for the Foxes to end the half resulted in a slim 21-18 Fox Lane lead at halftime.
The Foxes reversed their late-half scoring woes by starting off the second half with two quick baseline jumpers. From there, Fox Lane broke the game open with a 14-2 run that included numerous steals and breakaway finishes at the rim. However, Greeley’s sophomore guard Jesse Harris was able to limit the damage by hitting a pair of shots, and then captain Brianna Gadaleta put the Quakers back in striking distance with a 3-pointer. Unfortunately, Fox Lane fought off Greeley’s comeback, and ultimately took the game in stride by a final score of 47-33. The Quakers will look to bounce back in the second game of a three game homestand vs. Yorktown on Thursday.
Boy’s JV Basketball Following Varsity’s Footsteps; Generates 19 Point Win vs. Yorktown
January 31st, 2018-- The Horace Greeley JV boys basketball team played against Yorktown in their second meeting this season. The Quakers were coming into the game with a 3 game win streak and were looking to stay hot. When the game started, both teams came out aggressive on offense. With the help of Greeley's sophomore captain Sean Dunleavy's 7 points the first quarter ended at a close 20-18 Greeley lead. Greeley's defense came to life in the second quarter, only letting Yorktown score 8 more points. As halftime arrived, Greeley held a dominant 35-26 lead.
In the 3rd quarter began, Greeley's offense impressed with the help of sophomore, Jack Fitzgerald, who put up 6 points. Greeley's defense continued to be dominant holding the Cornhuskers to 9 points in the third quarter where Greeley upped their lead to 51-37. The Quakers superior play continued in the fourth quarter. With Greeley's impressive offense and defensive rebounds, they walked away with a 66-47 win.
The Quakers will look to continue their 4 game win streak on February 5th at Scarsdale HS. Tip off is scheduled for 4:30 PM.
Greeley Sports Boosters Gifts Support Training Staff, Athlete Health. More Planned with AD Jason Semo
- Portable Training / Taping Table
- Hydrocollator and Heating Pads
- Vacuum Splint Set – for stabilizing significant injuries to a leg, arm, wrist or neck
“The convenience of having the portable table has helped me more effectively treat injured athletes without leaving the sidelines of the basketball game. I’m looking forward to being able to evaluate student athletes on the sidelines on the fields. In the past, the training staff has to address injuries on the ground or on a metal bench. It was not an optimal way to treat our student athletes.”
Heating pads in the controlled Hydrocollator heat bath
“We now can treat athletes with heat therapy according to protocol. Before receiving the hydrocollator from the Boosters, we had no effective way of taking care of athletes needing warm therapy.”
Athletic Director Jason Semo added, "The Greeley Sports Boosters organization is a tremendous asset to our athletic department. Aside from financial assistance that supports various projects that enhance the overall pride throughout the district, the Boosters serves a great source of support between department and community through constant conversations and a full collaboration of ideas."
Freshman Boys Basketball Falls in White Plains Rematch
January 22, 2018 - The Horace Greeley freshman boys basketball team hosted White Plans in their second meeting this season. Both teams showed some great defense early on, and it lead to a slow first quarter. The first quarter ended tied at a mere 9-9. Dylan Andersen, a big help in the first quarter, put up 5 of the Quakers 9 points. During the second quarter, both teams still dominated defensively and like the first, it was a low scoring quarter. As the teams headed into the locker room, Greeley was down 16-13.
The Quakers came out strong in the third quarter and tied the game early with a deep 3 by Zach Eichenberg. The Quakers offense continued to impress, however, White Plains was able to answer each Greeley score. This resulted in Greeley being down 27-25 heading into the fourth quarter. Needless to say, the fourth quarter was quite intense as both teams had a chance at victory. Greeley was able to force the Tigers into missed shots and snag many defensive rebounds to take a 32-31 lead early in final quarter. Both teams continued to put up points but with 2 minutes left, Greeley was down 41-36. Unfortunately Greeley was not able to make a comeback and the final score was White Plains 48, Greeley 38.
The Quakers will look to bounce back from this tough loss on Wednesday the 24th at New Rochelle HS.
Greeley To Send 10 Wrestlers To Sectionals On Sunday
Preliminary seeds were announced Monday. Juniors Matthew Schreiber and Aaron Wolk are both seeded #1 in their weight classes. Bucknell-bound Senior Jacob Ferreira earned the #2 seed and will most likely wrestle #1 seed Jake Logan for the 3rd time this year. This is the most anticipated final in the tournament.
Come support the Greeley Grapplers, 2pm, Sunday, February 11th at Clarkstown High School in New City, NY (Rockland County).
2018 College Sports Commitments
Mahopac Edges Boys JV Basketball in Close Game
by Matty Wasserman ‘21
Saturday, January 20 — The Greeley Quakers boys JV basketball team looked to rebound from a tough 53-45 loss at the hands of Ossining when they took on the Mahopac Indians, in the two teams only meeting of the season. Greeley, who came into the game with a 7-3 record, got off to a red hot start from the field, putting up 22 points in the first quarter. Greeley’s large margin on the offensive glass, led by freshman Matthew Crowe, kept the Quakers out in front throughout the first half. Although Greeley was playing shorthanded due to injury, the Quakers still managed to lead the game by 9 points at the half.
Both teams hit some shots in the early portion of the third quarter, but then three consecutive baskets by Mahopac put the Indians within one score of Greeley. However, Quakers guard Ben Troob responded with a corner 3-pointer to put Greeley back up by 5. Mahopac appeared to have all the momentum after tying the game up at 47, but Carter Salore promptly knocked down his fourth 3-pointer of the game to put Greeley back in the lead. However, Mahopac’s offensive outburst along with Greeley’s sloppy turnovers in the closing minutes put the Indians up 5 points with just one minute to play. From there, Mahopac iced the game by converting on 7-of-8 late free throws, and they ultimately came away with the 64-58 win.
After playing back to back games, Greeley will have a six day layoff before looking to avenge their two game skid at home vs. Fox Lane.
Give A Gift Of “Build Your Own” Greeley Bracelets” and Support Adults With Disabilities
EVNY was established in 2015 for the purpose of creating employment opportunities for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Create your own EVNY Greeley Bracelet. Choose from a variety of charms to make a bracelet uniquely your own, including:
- Cheerleader Megaphone
- Field Hockey
- ”HG” Letters and Jersey Numbers
Greeley Wrestling has strong showing at Eastern States
Saturday, January 14- Three Greeley wrestlers, Jacob Ferreira, Aaron Wolk, and Matthew Schreiber competed at the Eastern States Wrestling Classic at Sullivan County Community College.
Schreiber won four matches in the 99 pound weight class, including one pin, and three decisions. Schreiber ultimately fell in the semifinals to the #2 seeded player, and eventual champion. Aaron Wolk dominated his first two matches with a pin after only 1:13 of play, and a technical fall. However, the #3 seeded wrestler in the wieght class got the best of Wolk in the quarterfinals, on a close 5-3 decision. Jacob Ferreira crused through his first three matches on a majority decision, pin, and decision, before losing in the finals on a heartbreaking 5-4 decision.
Overall, it was a good day for Greeley wrestling, who finished in a new school-record 7th place out of 160 teams in the tournament.
Boys Varsity Basketball Wins 3rd Straight Over Scarsdale
Monday, December 18th -- The Greeley Quakers Varsity basketball team aimed for their third straight win at home against the Scarsdale Raiders, who came into the game ranked 4th in the Lower Hudson Valley by Lohud.com. Greeley’s 11-2 first quarter run resembled the previous two games, in which they dominated Carmel and R.C. Ketcham. However, the hot shooting for the Quakers did not last long and Scarsdale answered back with a 9-0 run of their own early in the second quarter. The streaky opening of the game evened out in the latter part of the half, and Scarsdale took a 27-25 lead into intermission.
Greeley again got off to a fast start in the third quarter with a 9-0 run propelled by 3-pointers from Brandon Gecaj and Noah Shar. Neither team was able to break open the game, but the Quakers were able to establish a five point lead with just under 4:00 to play. The game intensified as Scarsdale tied the score up at 39 all with 1:15 to play. With 38 seconds to go, Brandon Gecaj came through with a crucial “and-one” breakaway layup, off the assist from Jeremy Block. After a huge defensive stand, Greg Karr hit two clutch free throws to seal the game for Greeley, who would come away with a 44-39 victory.
The Quakers will look to build on their three game win streak on the road on Wednesday, vs. John Jay – East Fishkill
Boys JV Basketball Suffers First Setback of the Season
Monday, December 18 --The Horace Greeley Quakers JV boys basketball team took on Scarsdale in the HGHS Main Gym for the first time this season. The Quakers started off a bit slow, only scoring a total of 9 points in the first quarter compared to Scarsdale’s 17 points. Greeley came out fighting in the second quarter reducing the lead to 4, as sophomore, Ben Troob scored a quick 4 points. However, Scarsdale’s tough and strong defense held Greeley off from closing the gap too much. At halftime Greeley was down 26-18.
When the 3rd quarter began the Quakers started to mount a comeback, with the help of team captain Christoph Sauerborn who put up 7 points in the quarter. As the 3rd quarter came to a close, Greeley was only down 36-33, and it looked as if Greeley would have momentum going into the 4th. The 4th quarter looked promising at first as freshman Matthew Crowe put up 8 points, but unfortunately the offense from Scarsdale made it a fight to the finish. The Quakers would not come up with a win this time. The final score: Scarsdale 55, Greeley 48.
The Quakers will look for their next win on Wednesday the 20th at John Jay High School - East Fishkill . Tipoff is scheduled for 4:30PM.
Ketcham Edges Greeley Girls Basketball in Non-Conference Matchup
Thursday, December 14 - The Greeley Quakers girls’ varsity basketball team played host to the Roy C. Ketcham Indians in the teams’ only meeting of the season. The closely contested first quarter resulted in a 6-5 Greeley deficit, and the second quarter opened with a 5:34 scoring drought by both teams. The first half ended with an 11-10 Greeley lead, despite a buzzer beater off-balance layup from Ketcham.
Greeley got off to a hot start at the opening of the second half, including two 3-pointers from the Quakers’ junior captain Brianna Gadaleta. Greeley appeared to be gaining momentum after taking a 21-17 lead with four minutes to go in the third quarter, but Ketcham promptly responded with a convincing 8-0 run. Early into the fourth quarter, sophomore forward Kat Genda injected some life back into the Quakers with a game-tying 3-pointer. Although a late comeback effort was put together by Greeley, Ketcham’s star guard, Katie Wall, put up 11 points in the fourth quarter to cap off a huge night. It was a tough 41-33 loss for Greeley, who will now look to bounce back Saturday, on the road at North Salem.
Boys Swimming: Sakharuk and Paruvangada Recognized
Sakharuk was named as one of lohud.com's "Elite 8." Paruvangada was part of the "Second 8" group. Congrats to both swimmers in the young season.
The lohud.com can be found here.
Boys Varsity Basketball Falls In Home Opener
by Matty Wasserman ‘21
December 6th – The Greeley Quakers boys varsity basketball team came out to take on the Arlington Admirals in their season home opener. The Quakers got off to a fast start thanks to the red hot shooting of Gregory Karr, who hit three 3-pointers within the first four minutes of the game. Karr would finish the game with 25 points, including five 3-pointers and a perfect 8/8 on free throws. Arlington was gaining momentum towards the end of the second quarter; however, captain Jeremy Block attacked the rim and made multiple key layups to keep the score close. The Quakers held a 37-36 lead at the half.
Neither offense was able to get much going at the opening of the second half. However, as the third quarter wore on, the Admirals appeared to be pulling away yet again. A three pointer from Ryan Sullivan put life back in the Quakers, and Greeley only trailed by three points entering the fourth quarter.
Greeley fought hard to stay in the game in the fourth quarter, led by Christopher Melis’ eight point fourth quarter effort. Nonetheless, Arlington’s persistent three-point shooting proved to be the difference late in the game. With under two minutes to play, the Admirals hit a three-point bank shot as the shot clock expired, deflating the Quakers comeback, and Greeley ultimately fell short 72-68.
On the bright side, the JV squad prevailed 64-54 led by Christoph Sauerborn (20 points) and Sean Dunleavy (11).
The Quakers are back on the road Friday to face North Rockland at 6:15pm. The JV game will start at 4:30pm.
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