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.

Greeley Wrestling has strong showing at Eastern States

by Matty Wasserman ‘21
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.

Girls Basketball Comes Up Short Against Fox Lane

by Matty Wasserman ‘21
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.

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Boys Varsity Basketball Wins 3rd Straight Over Scarsdale

by Matty Wasserman ‘21
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

by Mason Greenstein ‘21
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

by Matty Wasserman '21
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

Greeley swimmers Daniel Sakharuk and Bopaiah Paruvangada were recognized by the Journal News as outstanding swimmers to watch in 2017-2018.

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.

Indoor Track and Field – Season Kick-Off This Weekend

The Greeley Indoor Track and Field team will open their season against 40 other Section 1 teams at the Armory track facility on Sunday, December 10th.

Greeley will field 90 athletes who will compete in almost 150 events.

The meet starts at 9am and runs all day – keep an eye on the Greeley Sports Boosters Facebook page and Twitter feed (@Quaker_Sports) for live updates from the meet!

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.

Alumni Spotlight: Courtney Miller HG ’08

Greeley Grad, standout lacrosse player and Israeli National Team member Courtney Miller (Class of 2008) was recently inducted into Colgate University's Hall of Honor.

Read all about it here

If you have a story about an outstanding Greeley graduate, let us know. Email us the details so we can feature them in a future Alumni Spotlight.

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