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April 1, 2022

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Last year, Lakeland/Panas enjoyed another successful campaign, finishing 9-4 and reaching the Section 1 Class B semifinals, where they lost as the No. 3 seed at crosstown rival No. 2 Yorktown, 11-8. If the Rebels are to have another successful campaign, they will have to do it ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland softball star and Dartmouth College-bound Stella Bale has been on the Hornet varsity squad for five seasons, after getting pulled up in seventh grade for the sectionals. Last year, Bale, who was named Class A first-team All-State, had one of the best pitching campaigns ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – It’s a new era for Yorktown, as the coach Tim Schurr era begins at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at Mahopac. “Excited is an understatement,” said Yorktown senior All-American attackman Harry Griff. “We are thrilled to finally be getting back on the field against our rival team. I ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. –When Lakeland/Panas opened its season against visiting Carmel on Friday, March 25, it was back to normal with no Covid restrictions, and their coach, Chrissy Gutenberger Hart, couldn’t be happier about it. “My favorite part is the no masks,” Hart said. “It was such an adjustment ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown senior softball pitcher Maya Servedio is coming off a spectacular season where she was named second-team Class A All-State. In 92 innings, Servedio went 10-3, struck out 180 batters, and allowed just 5 earned runs, registering a 0.38 ERA and a .105 opponents’ batting ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – After the highly successful Bill Casey era, which included two sectional titles and an appearance in the state finals, 2010 Lakeland graduate Justin McCarthy is now the Hornets’ head coach. “I am definitely excited to start my first year as the head coach at Lakeland High ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland/Panas will open their season against Carmel at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 25, at Lakeland High School, and will bring plenty of talent to the field when they do so. Returning for Lakeland/Panas is senior draw specialist Gwen Laukaitis (SUNY-Cortland), who was named ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – First-year coach Heather Raniolo, a 2012 Yorktown graduate, is excited to be coaching at her alma mater. “It has been an honor and a dream of mine to come back home, as the head coach at Yorktown,” Raniolo said. “Yorktown is full of legacies and traditions that I take pride in.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Colgate University-bound senior captain Maya Servedio, second-team Class A All-State and League Player of the Year in 2021, led Yorktown in batting with a .458 average in addition to her pitching prowess. Senior first baseman/pitcher, All-League Olivia Salveggi, is also a ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Last year, host No. 1 Lakeland and No. 2 Yorktown staged an epic Section 1 Class A1 title game, with Lakeland hurler Stella Bale and Yorktown pitcher Maya Servedio striking out 20 batters each in a 1-0 Hornet victory in 12 innings. The Hornets went on to beat A2 champion Tappan ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland senior Chris Closi, a two-year varsity bowler for Lakeland, was named All-League for a Hornet squad that finished in second in the Northern Interscholastic Bowling League. The Hornets finished just one point behind first-place, sister school Walter Panas and ahead of ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland senior captains Jaden Ray (midfield, Sacred Heart University), Mia Smith (center-midfield, UMass-Amherst), and Meaghan Casey (defense, SUNY Cortland) were named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) High School Impact Senior Team. “The fact that ...

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Maryland preseason All-American and Yorktown graduate Brett Makar said every time he sees former Husker teammate Jose Boyer in a Notre Dame uniform, it’s always a little surreal. “I think to myself right before the first face-off when I see him on the wing, ‘Damn, that’s ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown enjoyed a great season, finishing 14-8 after a 2-4 start and, as the No. 8 seed, defeated visiting No. 25 Horace Greeley 61-38 in the out-bracket round of the Section 1 Class A Tournament. That led to coach Brian Mundy being named League II-C Coach of the Year. “It’s ...

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BREWSTER, N.Y. – Lakeland/Panas played White Plains for the league title on Feb. 12 at the Brewster Ice Arena, with the Tigers coming out on top 6-3. “It definitely wasn’t the outcome we had hoped for, but I’m so proud of this team and the way we played,” said Lakeland/Panas’ Jack ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Annual high school powderpuff games give junior and senior high school girls a chance to show off their football skills, often for charity, in a flag or touch football game. While the game is a long-running tradition, it has historically been the only chance for high school girls ...

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – It was a historic season for Yorktown's cheerleading squad, which for the first time participated in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships on Saturday, March 5, at the Rochester Institute of Technology-Gordon Field House. The Huskers couldn't ...

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CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. – It was a hard-fought, Section 1 Division 1 quarterfinal game between the No. 7 BYSNS and host No. 2 Clarkstown, with the BYSNS putting everything they had into their playoff contest in Rockland County on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Unfortunately, a third-period goal by the host gave ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Playing a highly talented team like Mahopac on the road is a tough enough task fully healthy. It’s much tougher without your star player. That was the situation when No. 5 Lakeland traveled to No. 4 Mahopac on Feb. 26 in the quarterfinals of the Section 1 Class A ...

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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – No. 13 Lakeland made a wild rally in the Section 1 Class A Tournament quarterfinal on Feb. 26. Trailing host No. 5 Our Lady of Lourdes by 17 early in the third quarter, the Hornets had a chance to win with a three-pointer with five seconds remaining. Unfortunately, down ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. - Yorktown sophomore Joe Tornambe (102 pounds) placed seventh and earned All-State honors at the MVP Arena in Albany on Feb. 25 and Feb. 26. “First of all, I would like to thank all of my coaches, but especially my mom and dad, for all of their support throughout this year,” ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown senior Sava Makarenko is a captain for the BYSNS ice hockey squad. The other captains are Callahan Duff, Jonathan Graham, and Jaden Rothschild. Makarenko, a forward, scored twice in the No. 7 BYSNS’ 8-1 victory against visiting No. 10 New Rochelle on Feb. 18 at the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Yorktown won the Section 1 Large School Large Team Cheerleading Championships at Mahopac on Saturday, Feb. 19. It is the Huskers’ second consecutive Section 1 title. Last year, because of Covid-19, the sectional title the Huskers won was limited to competition in Dutchess, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – No. 5 Lakeland (18-3) held off No. 12 Byram Hills, 69-62, in the opening round of the Section 1 Class A Tournament, led by Ava Lugo (19 points), Nichole Ljuljic (17 points), and Hannah Devane (17 points). “It’s our last home game and we all played our hardest,” Devane said ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – No. 8 Yorktown (14-8) jumped out to a 23-11 halftime lead, with Husker sophomore Kaitlyn Judge scoring 19 of her game and career-high 25 points in the third quarter, as Yorktown never trailed in a 61-38 victory in the out-bracket round of the Section 1 Class A Tournament ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland senior point guard David Mula has been on the Hornets’ varsity boys basketball squad since the end of his sophomore season. How old were you when you started playing basketball and what got you started? I was about 3 years old when I first started playing ...

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Track and Field State Qualifiers Sunday, Feb. 20 (Armory, New York City) Lakeland senior Grace Adeyeye, running for Lakeland/Panas, won the 55-meter hurdles in a personal record time of 8.69 seconds while her Rebel teammate Brooke Sayre placed third in the 600-meter run in 1:39.23 at the ...

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WEST NYACK, N.Y. – Yorktown Coach Dr. Jimmy Kaishian said previously that the Husker program has something special to it. Appropriately, on Super Bowl Sunday, the Huskers proved just how special their program is, as Joe Tornambe (102 pounds) and Dillon Carter (160) each won their respective ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown-Somers swimming and diving program had a postseason for the books.   Jay Wilkinson started off the three-day meet, taking place Feb. 7-9, with a bang. In the 1-meter dive, he placed second with a personal best 462.55, qualifying him for the NYSPHSAA Championships.

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WEST NYACK, N.Y. – Lakeland/Panas Coach Dave Bergen said his team had a nice weekend at the Section 1 Division 1 championships, held at Arlington on Feb. 12 and Clarkstown South on Feb. 13. That may be a bit of an understatement as one of his wrestlers, Connor McGannon, earned All-Section honors ...

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