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Greeley Sports Boosters Introduces a Training & Development Fund for Horace Greeley Coaches to Draw Upon To Enhance Their Teams
The grants, each of which has a maximum of $4,000, can be used for skills training sessions, work-shops, professional development, leadership training, athletic equipment, and technology. Coaches are encouraged to think strategically about their programs to assess how grants can impact perfor-mance, teamwork, and leadership to provide positive outcomes for athletes.
Successful grants will directly support student participation in athletics and enhance the athlete and team experience. The Fund aligns with GSB's vision to promote a thriving athletic community cen-tered on high-quality athletic programs for students, athletes, coaches, administrators, parents, and community members.
"We have created the Fund in response to feedback from last year's Athletic Department Planning Survey conducted by CCSD. Respondents overwhelmingly asked for high-quality training opportu-nities for athletes," GSB President Jennifer Bergin said. "Investing in our JV athletes to ensure they achieve their athletic potential is a priority in the initial years at HGHS. At the varsity level, re-spondents valued investment in our athletes to compete at high levels in the section and state and do so in a positive environment that fosters teamwork and leadership skills. We created the Fund to help coaches achieve the desired outcomes articulated by our community," Bergin added.
"The Fund is a valuable asset for CCSD," adds Jason Semo, Horace Greeley Athletic Director. "Coaches can access funds that provide training opportunities outside of the district budget. It aligns well with the Athletic Department's goal of creating a high-quality, high-performance athletic experience at HGHS."
The Fund has been seeded with a $10,000 investment by Greeley Sports Boosters, and the goal is to raise $25,000 in the first year.
For details about the Fund, including how to donate, please visit the Training and Development Fund Web Page
Greeley Sports Boosters elects Executive Board for 2020-2021
- President Jennifer Bergin
- Secretary: Amanda Goodstadt
- Treasurer: Cindy Greenstein
- Chief Technology Officer: Jeff Dorst
- Director of Membership: Samantha Potack
- Director of Fundraising: Bonnie Berg
- Director of Modified & Youth Sports: Stacey Reynolds
Greeley Sports Boosters Remembers Don Reynolds ’41
Don Reynolds 1924-2020
With sadness and deep condolences for his family, we report that our all-star columnist, Don Reynolds, passed away earlier this month at the age of 96.
A 1941 Greeley graduate, athlete, and veteran, Don shared many remembrances of his Greeley days over the last 5 years in his "Old School Tie" column in our Boosters eblasts. His columns are not only a window into his times, but also they offer a timeless perspective on a life well-lived, staying positive through challenges, laughing at life's funny moments and enjoying the special years of high school.
We encourage you to read his collected columns here, listen to his memorial service (his son Mark speaks at minute 37; comments about his Old School Tie Column are at minute 52), and read his bio at the link below.
We are grateful for his many contributions and will miss him!
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Boys Basketball Wins First Section 1 Title Since 1980, Defeating Mount Vernon 46-35
Nick Townsend, Christoph Sauerborn and Chris Melis combined for all 46 points and the team clamped down on the Knights star Troy Hupstead to earn the Sectional Championship at the Westchester County Center.
Greeley Basketball became the first team in 10 years to beat Mount Vernon twice in a season, the latter in the Sectional Final to earn the first Gold Ball since 1980. In addition they are the first team to hold Mount Vernon to 10 points in a half since they only scored 8 in 1992 vs Scarsdale.
No rest for the weary, Greeley will be on the road for a Regional contest versus a highly ranked Newburgh Free Academy team that won Section 9 on Saturday beating Pine Bush 66-52.
The game against the Goldbacks will be Tuesday March 10th at SUNY New Paltz. Tip time is set for 4pm.
Boys Basketball in Sectional Semifinal at Westchester County Center – Live Stream Available
The Quakers will seek redemption for an early season 44-36 loss to the Huguegots on December 22nd. Since losing three early season contests, the Quakers have ripped off 16 straight wins and are now ranked #13th in Class AA statewide (#7 amongst public schools).
Tipoff is set for 6:00pm. Please arrive early as the Class AA semifinals (Greeley / New Rochelle and Suffern / Mount Vernon) will assuredly draw a big crowd.
Tickets at the County Center are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and kids 12 and under.As an alternative, fans can watch a live stream of the game via LocalLive. Click here to watch the feed.
Field Hockey Takes Next Step, Wins Regional in 2-1 OT Thriller, Now in State Final Four
The Quakers came out a bit tight, allowing Kingston to have some confidence and possession advantage. Kingston struck early getting the ball behind most of the Greeley D for a two-on-one and converted for the lead about 5 minutes in to the game.
Both teams traded possessions without much fanfare. Greeley held the edge with a few penalty corners but could not convert before the midpoint.
After the half, it was all Quakers. Several penalty corners yielded some great shots but Kingston's goalkeeper stood tall. The Quakers finally broke through at the midway point of the second half. A Caroline Flannery blast was saved, but Grace Arrese at the left post put back a rebound shot. The keeper got part of it, but the referee was on top of the play as the ball edged over the line for a goal to level the game at one.
Greeley had numerous chances late in the game but could not find the winner in regulation. In the reduced player 7-on-7 overtime, the field opened up. After some back and play, Greeley capitalized on a Kingston turnover coming out of their end. Emma Terjesen controlled the ball into the left hand corner, pivoted and centered a pass to Lily Schooonmaker at the near post. Controlling the ball and shielding it with her body, she turned short side and smacked a backhand shot against the keeper who didn't see the release point, sending the Quakers into a frenzied pile and a trip to the State Final Four.
The team will travel to the Buffalo area Friday morning for afternoon practice at Williamsville North HS, the site of the championships. Their semifinal opponent will be Section V's Penfield HS (suburban Rochester), which beat host Williamsville North 3-1 in the State's Far West Regional. The other Class A semifinal will be Section XI/Long Island champion Sachem East against defending state champion Section 4 Maine-Endwell (Binghamton area). Greeley will be amongst "friends" as the Class B and C regionals were won by other Section I schools Bronxville (Class C) and Lakeland (Class B) who will play right before and after the Quakers on Saturday.
Field Hockey Win Section 1 Title. Regional Final Up Next for Spot in State Final Four
The two teams took turns advancing puck (ball) only to be turned away by stout defense. Greeley held a posession advantage through much of the game but could not convert. The best opportunity came three minutes after halftime where the puck popped out of a scramble to the side of the Mamaroneck goal, but the shot went wide.
Shots were few throughout the game. Greeley had the penalty corner advantage 8-3 and finally connected off one from Grace Arrese with 5:20 left. Izzy Klein put it home on the doorstep in a crowd. Greeley withstood a charge by the Tigers in the final minutes and was able to run out the clock for the win.
Greeley will now face Section 9 Kingston in the State Regional at 12:00pm on Saturday, November 9th at Lakeland High School. The game will be the middle of three games hosted by Lakeland. Class C winner Bronxville will face Taconic Hills beforehand and Class B winner Lakeland will host Rondout Valley.
Check out the winning goal on our Quaker_Sports Instagram Account
Field Hockey To Play For Section 1 Title
The title game is set for 5pm Saturday, November 2nd at Nyack HS.
In the regular season match at Greeley, Mamaroneck got out early 1-0. The Quakers leveled it at 1 halfway through but no one could find a winner the rest of the way.
The game's victor will play Section IX winner Kingston next Saturday at Lakeland HS for a spot in the NY State Final Four.
Get To Know State Wrestling Champion Aaron Wolk ’19
Aaron Wolk won the wrestling state championship in the 170 pound weight class. Aaron was the first State championship wrestling winner for Greeley since 1995. I decided to sit down with him and speak to him about his wrestling career.
I know you will be attending D1 Brown University, why did you choose Brown?
They have the open curriculum so it makes it really easy to choose classes. I really like the coach and the team. I visited and talked to the coach multiple times. I’m 40 minutes away from Foxboro and being a Patriots fan, that’s pretty exciting.
What was your high school wrestling record and how many pins did you have?
My record is 157 and 26 and I had 112 pins.
What is your trademark move, what do you do to execute that move, and was that the move you used to pin the guy in the championship match?
My trademark move is the cradle. When I cradle my opponent, I bring his head towards his knee, and lock my hands so that the head and knee stay together. I then pull the guy onto his back. Yes, that was that the move that I used in my championship match.
When did you start to wrestle?
I started in second grade with Coach DeBellis’s youth program.
How did you get into wrestling?
My mom signed me up for Coach DeBellis’s youth program, I kept doing that and the youth tournaments until about 5th grade.
Who do you credit for your success?
Obviously my parents, and my Greeley coaches - Debellis and Tortora. And my club Empire Wrestling Academy in Somers with coaches Degl and Dassan.
What has wrestling taught you?
Time management is a big one. I have a lot of homework both during the season and out of the season too. Perseverance too, especially with injuries. It's hard to come back from an injury but to be the best you have to.
The Greeley Student Boosters thanks Aaron for the interview and we wish him luck at Brown. Congratulations on an amazing Horace Greeley wrestling career!
2019 Senior College Commitments
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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."
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