Varsity Soccer Deflates Scarsdale in New Turf Field Opening

By Matty Wasserman
September 14-- Monday night marked the official opening of Greeley’s brand-new, state of the art turf soccer field under the lights. The new field, which was built this summer, is wider, features a large bleacher area, and is all-in-all more conducive to soccer.

While the Greeley boys Varsity Soccer team had a new field to play on, the opponent was familiar. The Scarsdale Red Raiders, who their first meeting to Greeley in Scarsdale 1-0, were looking for revenge against the Quakers, who came into the game with a 4-0-1 record.

Greeley’s defense started slow, allowing three Scarsdale shots on goal in the first four minutes of game action. Luckily, none of the shots materialized into goals. The sloppy start behind them, the Quakers quickly starting moving the ball on offense and getting quality opportunities. 9’ into the game, Greeley chipped in a goal off a deflection in the box. Both Scarsdale and Greeley had a couple more chances in the first half, but both goalies held strong and kept the game at 1-0 at the half.

The second half was dominated by Greeley from the get-go. Greeley nearly scored in the 44’ minute, except for the last-ditch effort from the Scarsdale goalie. However, the Quakers wasted no more opportunities to blow the match wide-open. A Greeley corner kick led to an easy header in the 48’ minute. While the Quaker lead seemed safe up 2-0, they wouldn’t waste any time adding insurance. A mere :50 seconds later, Aidan Curtis put it through the net off yet another Greeley corner kick to increase the Greeley lead to 3-0. As the rain began to pick up, the Greeley defense still held strong.

“We’ve developed great chemistry as defense,” starting center back Owen Parsons said after the game. “With this being our fourth shutout in a row, we have confidence in each other and we know that we also have a great goalie [Matt Quine] to back us up.”

Varsity Football Loses Tight Battle on Homecoming Night

By Matty Wasserman
September 14-- It was homecoming night for the Horace Greeley Quakers Football team, trying to avenge their 0-2 start to the season with a win against the Walter Panas Panthers. Contest Field was swarming with Quaker fans, with the town of Chappaqua eager to see Greeley earn a victory under the lights.

Greeley got off to a slow start on the defensive end, with Walter Panas speed back David Louis breaking off a monster touchdown run only 3:20 into game action. The Quaker defense, however, bounced back nicely after allowing the early touchdown, and Greeley defensive back Max Brickman came up with a big interception late in the first quarter to get the tides rolling for the Quakers. Despite the momentum created on the defensive end, Greeley’s offensive woes from the previous game against Brewster continued throughout the majority of the first half. After a second Panthers touchdown with 5:00 to go in the second quarter put Walter Panas up fourteen, the crowd started to turn a little tense.

Greeley’s offense, however, would have something to say about that.

The Quakers quickly marched down the field, with two first downs on the ground. Now in enemy territory, Greeley Quarterback Seth Brail fired a 28 yard dagger down the sideline to tailback Jacob Rose. The completion put the Quakers in the red zone, and brought the Greeley crowd to life. Two plays later, Quakers’ star wideout Danny Meringolo caught a 17 yard touchdown on a beautiful back-shoulder ball from Brail, to make it a one-possession game. However, the excitement wouldn’t last for long, due to a last-second 62 yard touchdown from Walter Panas’ monstruos fullback, Sean Laukitis, to make the game 21-7 at the half.

Unfortunately, Greeley would not be able to recover from the Walter Panas touchdown run to end the first half. Meringolo added a second touchdown to his statline in the third quarter, this time on a 10 yard crossing pattern. While this touchdown did inject some life back into the Quakers, it was soon diminished by yet another huge touchdown run by the speedy Panthers running back Louis. This score made the game 28-14 Walter Panas and put it out of reach for Greeley.

Despite the 14 point loss, there were still some positive signs from the Greeley offense on Friday night, with Brail showing nice touch on some long passes, and playcalling that freed up the receivers on a number of occasions. The Quakers now have a three game road trip, which will begin next Saturday afternoon vs. Eastchester.

Greeley Boys Soccer To Host 22:22 Scrimmages and Fundraiser In Remembrance of Casey Taub

On Wednesday, August 22nd, Greeley Boys Varsity Soccer will host a 4 team pre-season scrimmage alongside its fundraiser for the Matthew Larson Foundation for Pediatric Brain Tumors to remember teammate Casey Taub who passed away in July 2017. Greeley will be hosting Byram Hills, Carmel and Port Chester.

The event will start at 4pm at the Horace Greeley Contest Field with a ceremony remembering Casey. Afterward, the teams will play each other in a round robin as follows:

4:30pm Start – 30 minute scrimmage
Greeley / Port Chester
Carmel / Byram Hills

5:15pm Start – 30 minute scrimmage
Greeley / Carmel
Byram Hills / Port Chester

6:00pm Start – 40 minute scrimmage
Greeley / Byram Hills
Port Chester / Carmel

Money raised through merchandise sales and donations will go to the Matthew Larson Foundation for Pediatric Brain Tumors. More information on the organization can be found at

Each of the Byram Hills, Carmel and Port Chester teams will be making a contribution as part of the event.

Modified Fall Sports Registration Open

Modified (7th and 8th Grade) Fall Sports registration is now open.  All prospective athletes must register through FamilyID.

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Greeley Sports Boosters Elects Officers and Board Members

At the June monthly meeting of the Boosters, membership elected the following individuals to Officer and Board Member positions for the 2018-2019 school year:
  • President: Laura Brail
  • Vice President, Strategic Planning: Jennifer Bergin
  • Treasurer: Cindy Greenstein
  • Secretary: Amanda Goodstadt
  • Chief Technology Officer: Jeff Dorst
  • Board Member at-Large: Heather Lafortezza
  • Board Member at-Large: Karen Yarasavage
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Updated Fall Sports Start Dates Available

Several start dates have changed. See the full chart here

Senior Dinner Montages Are Up

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Greeley Sports Boosters Secures $600,000 For New HGHS Fitness Center

Tuesday, May 29th -- Greeley Sports Boosters has been awarded a $600,000 Twin Oaks Recreational Community Grant to fund the Fitness and Athletics Center Project at Horace Greeley High School. The Project will repurpose and update existing Athletics Building spaces to create a comprehensive fitness facility that will amplify athletics and wellness at Greeley. Greeley Sports Boosters will gift the grant money to the Chappaqua Central School District who will oversee and administer the renovations, set to begin in June and be completed late fall.

“This grant will catapult the Fitness and Athletics Center project forward, enabling us to provide state-of-the-art spaces and expanded programming that fosters students’ interest in fitness and wellness, and allows all students the opportunity to improve their overall fitness levels,” said Jason Semo, Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics. “We truly appreciate the support of the Twin Oaks Board and the tremendous work Greeley Sports Boosters did to secure the Grant for this project.”

The Fitness and Athletics Center Project will result in three modernized spaces:
  • The Fitness Center –A 5000-sq. ft. fitness space housing cardio equipment, a turf area for speed and agility training, exercise machines, free weights and audio-visual equipment.
  • The Mind-Body Studio –A 2800-sq. ft. studio for yoga, Pilates and other movement disciplines.
  • The Exhibition Gym – The 11,500-sq. ft. Main Gym will be equipped with a multipurpose high-tech video, score and media board, six modern basketball systems and multiple divider nets.
Studio_Layout Studio_Layout2 Fitness Space Rendering – Bird’s-Eye and Lateral Views

The Project is widely supported within the Chappaqua Central School District community, having been endorsed by the district’s Facilities Committee, Wellness Committee and Board of Education as well as New Castle United for Youth and the Chappaqua School Foundation, who awarded a $50,000 grant to the Athletic Department towards this Project.

The Fitness and Athletics Center Project will enable students to take advantage of fitness and athletics spaces on par with other innovative school features such as the iLab and new STEAM center. “This generous grant will allow us to transform our physical education curriculum at Greeley,” said Superintendent of Schools, Christine Ackerman. “Chappaqua Central School District is profoundly grateful to Twin Oaks and would like to thank Greeley Sports Boosters for securing this opportunity for our District.”

Boys Lacrosse Gets Road QF Win; Face John Jay Next

Greeley Boys Lacrosse went on the road Monday evening to face Tappan Zee in the Sectional Quarterfinal. The Quakers had a strong first half, leading 8-6 on three goals from both Elijah Cohen and Harris Allen.

Going into the fourth the teams were locked at 10. The defense was able to clamp down on TZ's Tadhg O'Riordan (6G) enough to earn a 12-11 win. Elijah Cohen finaihed the game with 5G to lead the way. Other goal scorers were Seth Brail, Danny Meringolo, James Allen and Liam Whitehouse. Jack Rifkin and Eli Rosenblum each dished an assist. Michael Maitland made 12 saves in the cage for the win.

Quakers will be on the road for the Sectional Semifinal at top seeded John Jay. The other semifinal will see Yorktown host Somers who upset Harrison in overtime.

Will Seidman Highlighted As Part of Yale Soccer’s Incoming Recruits

Greeley Senior Will Seidman is one of seven incoming recruits of the class of 2022 for Yale University's men's soccer team. highlights Will as part of a diverse class of athletes.

The full article can be found here

Freshman Baseball Cruises to 2-0 Start Behind Big First Inning

by Matty Wasserman
Friday, April 13-- Coming off a tight opening day victory, the Greeley Quakers Boys Freshman Baseball team looked to win their second game of the season against the Scarsdale Raiders. Greeley got off to a red hot start, putting up five runs in the first inning, in large part due to a plethora of base hits, along with two consecutive RBI bloop singles.

“We wanted to swing at good pitches that were over the plate,” first basemen Ben Lichtenstein said after the game. “We knew that if we made contact the ball would go far.”

Neither side was able to get much offense going after Greeley’s massive first inning. Colin Dunn and Ryan Bingham teamed up to pitch a stellar game for the Quakers, allowing few baserunners and only giving up one run over seven innings. Greeley would only tack on one more run in the game, on a Scarsdale error in the fifth inning, but the damage had already been done. The Quakers glided to an easy 6-1 victory, and an encouraging 2-0 start to the season.

“This strong start really validates the hard work we’ve put in over the offseason,” infielder Gavin MacGreevey said following the win. “I think it shows that we’re going to be really good [this season].”

Greeley will look to build on its hot start on Wednesday, at home against rival Fox Lane.

Greeley Sports Boosters Gifts Support Training Staff, Athlete Health. More Planned with AD Jason Semo

Greeley Sports Boosters has gifted the Horace Greeley Athletic Department with several items used by the training staff to treat athletes from all teams. After the required approval by the Board of Education, the Boosters purchased the first series of items to improve the athletic experience:
  • Portable Training / Taping Table
  • Hydrocollator and Heating Pads
  • Vacuum Splint Set – for stabilizing significant injuries to a leg, arm, wrist or neck
Taping Table Athletic Trainer Rachel Marino taping an ankle on the new table

“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."

Give A Gift Of “Build Your Own” Greeley Bracelets” and Support Adults With Disabilities

Greeley Sports Boosters has partnered with Extraordinary Ventures NY (EVNY) to offer “Build-Your-Own Greeley Bracelets.” Give a gift of Greeley spirit and support EVNY at the same time!

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:
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleader Megaphone
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Tennis
  • ”HG” Letters and Jersey Numbers
To purchase, click here

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