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December 23, 2021

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown boys basketball center Eddie Brucaj is one of the Huskers’ two senior captains, along with Jack Prybylski. This is Brucaj’s third year on the varsity, as he comes off a junior campaign where he was named All-Section, averaging 13 points and 8 rebounds a game. Brucaj ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - Lakeland senior Delaney Leonard, who qualified for the state championships in her sophomore, junior, and senior campaigns, completed her fifth season for the Lakeland/Panas girls swim team this fall. She was named All-League every season since her eighth-grade year, All-Section ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – It can be tough to win on the road, especially when you get off to a slow start, but led by 22 points from Chris Whyte-Luciano, Lakeland was up to the task and rallied for a 53-48 triumph at Somers on Dec. 15. Somers got off to a fast start, leading 12-4 at the end of the first ...

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Lakeland/Panas Wrestling (5-6) Lakeland/Panas 42, Somers 27 Thursday, Dec. 16 (Walter Panas High School) Lakeland/Panas won their home opener 42-27, against Somers. “It's good to win the first one at home,” said Lakeland/Panas coach Dave Bergen. Alex Russo (126, pin), Spencer Maja ...

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STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Forward Alyssa Francese, a 2017 Yorktown graduate, ended her legendary career at Stony Brook University with a bang, by being named to the America East All-Conference second team and All-Academic team while ending her Stony Brook women’s soccer career as its second-leading ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For some, softball is a way to stay active and continue to play the game they grew up with. For one team in the Yorkville Sports Association’s fall softball league, the sport meant much more. Hunter’s Warriors is a team dedicated to Hunter Cordero, a 2-year-old who was diagnosed ...

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BYSNS Ice Hockey (5-0-1) BYSNS 3, Rye 3 Wednesday, Dec. 8 (Playland Ice Casino, Rye) Led by Jonathan Graham (2G, 1A), Thomas Eberhardt (1G), Sava Makarenko (1A), Dylan Filmer (1A), and Ty Wingfield (14 saves), the BYSNS tied Rye, 3-3. BYSNS 12, Mahopac 3 Friday, Dec. 10 (Brewster Ice ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Vocal Lakeland students came dressed in their Santa Claus gear with Yorktown’s loud student body, “The Crop,” in blackout mode in Yorktown’s newly renovated gymnasium, making for an electric holiday atmosphere on Dec. 9. Equally electric was the play of Yorktown senior center ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Lakeland/Panas won its pool and placed second overall at the Yorktown Dual Meet tournament on Saturday, Dec. 11. The Rebels (4-6) beat Somers 46-27, lost to Mahopac 34-33, and defeated John Jay-East Fishkill 45-18, before falling to Pleasantville in the finals 54-21. Kevin ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown senior Luca Stanford went 4-0, including three pins, winning two matches each in the 160- and 174-pound weight classes, earning him the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award for the higher weight classes at the Yorktown Dual Meet tournament on Saturday, Dec. 11. For Stanford, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown senior goalkeeper Erisa Krasniqi was named All-League this fall for a Husker girls soccer squad that finished 9-5-3. She made an eye-popping 20 saves for No. 10 Yorktown in a loss to host No. 7 Horace Greeley in the opening round of the Section 1 Class A tournament. The ...

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CORTLAND, N.Y. – It was an incredible freshman season at SUNY Cortland for 2021 Lakeland graduate Keirra Ettere, who was named State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Rookie of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year. “It honestly means the world to me and I’m so humbled to ...

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Lakeland/Panas started its season at the Guy Matthews Thanksgiving Invitational Hockey Tournament at the Ebersole Ice Rink in White Plains, defeating rival Mahopac, 13-2, on Wednesday, Nov. 24. The Rebels, who outshot the Indians, 30-9, in their season opener, were ignited ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown center midfielder/striker George Popovic has decided to take his talents back to his roots in the Bronx, committing to Fordham University. “I was blessed to have a couple of places to choose from, but I chose Fordham because it perfectly balances the three most ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland hosted John Jay-Cross River on senior night, and star senior guard Tyler Hormazabal appropriately put on a show for the Hornet faithful. She dazzled the crowd at Lakeland High School by registering 22 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals, and 4 assists in leading the Hornets ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown held its senior-signing day ceremony on Nov. 16, making Husker Athletic Director Rob Barrett beam with pride. “It is wonderful to have so many students sign letters of intent each year,” Barrett said. “The thing I am most proud of is that we have a variety of athletes ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Just when you think Yorktown senior Sydney Leitner can’t do any more than she already has in a season for the ages, she proves you wrong. Competing in the state federation championship meet at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls on Saturday, Nov. 20, Leitner took home a medal with ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The Rebels finished 1-3 last year in an abbreviated season due to Covid-19, so, needless to say, the Rebels are glad to have a full season again. “It feels great,” said Lakeland/Panas’ 22nd-year coach, Bart Mucci. “Last year was not much of a season. We are excited to get ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – This is Joey Bonitatibus’ third year as co-coach of the combined BYSNS teams (Brewster/Yorktown/Somers/North Salem), pronounced Bisons, and he’s expecting big things. “We have a lot of depth on the team and really skilled players,” Bonitatibus said. “Winning section is an ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland comes into this season on a championship high after making an amazing turnaround the previous campaign. That’s because last year the Hornets finished 9-6 and as the No. 5 seed, won at No. 2 Briarcliff, 52-44, in the Putnam-Northern Westchester Small School Tournament ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown is coming off a winning season, as it finished 8-5 last year, and as the No. 3 seed lost to visiting No. 6 Somers 87-64 in the opening round of the Section 1 Putnam-Northern Westchester Large School Tournament. Yorktown, coached by Mark Pavella, who is in his fourth ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown first-year coach and former Husker grappler Jimmy Kaishian is looking very much forward to his first season coaching at his alma mater. “My enthusiasm for coaching has only grown in the past week,” said Kaishian, a 2013 Yorktown graduate. “We have a strong core group. I ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland/Panas coach Dave Bergen enters his fifth year as Rebel coach and seventh overall, with his first two years as the modified coach. The Rebels are coming off a championship season, winning the League Westchester 2 title last year. “Without divisionals or sectionals, ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland, which starts its campaign hosting John Jay-Cross River at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, on senior night, is enjoying being able to start practice in November. “It feels great,” said eighth-year Lakeland coach Miranda Mangan. “There’s a lot of excitement, and fresh energy.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Brian Mundy enters his fourth year as Yorktown coach and has plenty of reason to be excited, coming off a competitive 6-7 season, where, as the No. 4 seed, they lost 63-50 to Ossining in the opening round of the Section 1 Putnam-Northern Westchester Tournament. Leading the ...

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A Pickleball Committee has been formed by the Friends of Yorktown Parks and Recreation. The committee will be co-chaired by Lynne Withers and Elaine Stahl. Its mission is to enhance and support the sport of Pickleball in the town of Yorktown. The Granite Knolls Complex recently completed by the ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland senior Jaden Ray has been playing varsity field hockey since her sophomore year. This fall, Ray was a Hornet captain, along with two other seniors, Mia Smith and Meaghan Casey, and junior Celeste Pagliaroli. Ray’s 58 points (20G, 18A) led the team, with her 20 goals ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown senior Sydney Leitner continued her incredible two-year run by earning a 15th-place finish in a time of 18:33.7, out of 108 participants, at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Cross Country Championships at Chenango Valley State Park in ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s varsity girls tennis team enjoyed a championship season this fall, one made even more rewarding considering how young they were. The Huskers tallied an overall record of 12-3, which included a 6-0 league mark, giving Yorktown the league championship. A key reason ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – It was a tough decision but once Yorktown junior Alex Scialdone stepped on the Clemson University campus, she knew that’s where she wanted to be and thus decided to commit to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) school. “Everyone there is so nice and the weather is basically ...

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