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November 14, 2021

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s Allison Torres had a decorated volleyball career, which included tallying 613 career kills. She was a four-year varsity player, who was a senior captain this season, along with Lauren Strauss, of a team that shared the league championship with John Jay-Cross ...

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ACCORD, N.Y. – They say all good things must come to an end. In Lakeland field hockey’s case, it was the historic streak of the Hornets playing in 11 consecutive Class B state title games starting in 2009, winning 10 of them, including nine in a row. The only team to defeat the Hornets in a ...

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Football SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - It would be hard to find someone who bleeds Lakeland green and gold more than Mike Meadows. Meadows is a 2005 Lakeland graduate, who was inducted into the Lakeland Hall of Fame in 2011. He was a running back and defensive end for the Hornets, before going on to play ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Huskers ended their 2021 campaign with a resounding 31-7 victory against visiting Eastchester on Nov. 5. “I think it was huge for our program, for our players, to bounce back the way they did all season,” said Yorktown coach Pantelis Ypsilantis. “Finishing with ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland 2010 graduate Justin McCarthy is the Hornets’ new head coach and, for him, it’s a dream come true. “I have wanted to be the head baseball coach at Lakeland for a long time,” said McCarthy, who is a physical education teacher in the Hendrick Hudson School District.

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland finished its season with a 28-8 senior-day victory against visiting Nyack on Nov. 6. The win allowed its seniors to end their high-school careers on a winning note. The Hornets’ senior roster was: Stevie Dedvukaj (captain), Joseph Malaspina (captain), Ryan Gallagher ...

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WEST NYACK, N.Y. – Lakeland/Panas’ Delaney Leonard placed first and won the Section 1 girls swimming title with a season-best time of 23.8 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle on Nov. 4 at Felix Festa Middle School. Her victory qualified her for the state championships at Ithaca College on Nov. 19 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s Allison Torres (17 kills, 8 digs, 2 aces) and Lauren Strauss (10 digs, 5 aces) led No. 7 Yorktown to a 3-0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-17) triumph against visiting No. 10 Clarkstown North in the opening round of the Section 1 Class A Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 30. It would ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland goalie Chris Ciraco recently completed his third year playing varsity soccer for the Hornets. That included making 7 saves and shutting out visiting No. 20 Pelham, 3-0, in the out-bracket round of the Section 1 Class A Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Ciraco spent ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A battle between two teams like Yorktown and Somers is the way a berth to a championship game should be decided. The two crosstown rivals entered their Section 1 Class A semifinal contest on Oct. 27 as two of the best in New York, with Somers coming into the game ranked No. 4 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown went into last week’s game against visiting Sleepy Hollow on Oct. 29 with the mantra of, “Never take anything for granted,” according to Husker senior quarterback Vito DeBellis. “We started out flat, including myself, but we soon realized that we needed to step up,” ...

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YONKERS, N.Y. – The Mark Twain Pool in Yonkers, the venue for New York’s Section 1 Conference Championship, was filled with loud cheers and tears of joy from the 22-member Yorktown-Somers combined varsity swim team as the officials announced them as the league champions (League 3) on Saturday, Oct.

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The No. 1 Lakeland Hornets overcame a tremendous challenge, defeating visiting No. 3 John Jay-Cross River, 2-1, in the Section 1 Class B championship game on Sunday, Oct. 31, for their 21st sectional title. “I talked to the kids today and told them, look at today as an ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – No. 4 Lakeland worked hard to create great scoring chances but fell to visiting No. 13 Harrison 2-0 in the opening round of the Section 1 Class A Tournament on Oct. 22. “I thought the effort was fantastic,” said Lakeland coach Shawn Sullivan. “We battled. The seeds are ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – It’s hard to believe a sandbox could play a pivotal role in a highly contested Section 1 Class A quarterfinal on Saturday, Oct. 23, between two elite teams in Yorktown and Byram Hills, but it did just that. Scoreless after regulation and two overtime periods, No. 3 Yorktown won ...

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Lakeland Football (1-6) Somers 38, Lakeland 0 Friday, Oct. 22 (Lakeland High School) Somers showed why they entered the game with a 6-0 record and as the No.  11 Class A team in the state with a 38-0 victory against Lakeland. The Hornets will play again when they host Tappan Zee at 6:30 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown senior captain Marco McKnight (20 carries, 220 yards, 3 rushing TD) starred in a 35-24 victory against Our Lady of Lourdes on Friday, Oct. 22, at Yorktown High School. “Every time I had the ball, I felt like an unstoppable force,” McKnight said. “I am just so grateful ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Scoring two golden goals in one week is quite a feat. Husker senior captain George Popovic did just that last week, sending Somers and Horace Greeley home with his sudden-death scores. His second golden goal came, which came on a free kick with 50 seconds left in the second ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown senior captain Allison Torres clinched the Huskers 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-23) triumph against visiting Lakeland on Tuesday, Oct. 12, with her 500th career kill on the final play of the match. The play set off a celebration with Torres (29 kills, 9 digs, 3 aces, 1 ...

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Lakeland Girls Soccer (12-3-1) Lourdes 6, Lakeland 1 Wednesday, Oct. 13 (Our Lady of Lourdes High School) Emlyn Doell (4 saves) and Nadia Parisi (1G) produced for the Hornets in their 6-1 loss to Our Lady of Lourdes. Lakeland 3, Panas 1 Friday, Oct. 15 (Lakeland High School) Lakeland ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown senior Sydney Leitner has been running cross country for the Huskers for the past two years, including this season, when she was named the Con Ed Scholar-Athlete of the Week in September. She won the Division 1 race and had the best time (19:06.50) across all divisions ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s Julianna Vano doesn’t need much motivation when she sees Somers on the schedule. “I definitely really do look forward to these games a little more every year than I do some other ones because it’s the Yorktown-Somers rivalry,” Vano said. “It’s a little bittersweet ...

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Lakeland Boys Soccer (8-5) Lakeland 4, Lourdes 3 (OT) Thursday, Oct. 7 (Lakeland High School) Trailing 3-0 with 25 minutes left in game, Lakeland rallied to beat Our Lady of Lourdes on a Michael Rodriguez goal in overtime, his fourth game-winner of the season, 4-3. Rodriguez also had an ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - Lakeland's Sophia Sommovigo has played on the Hornets' varsity volleyball squad for three years. A middle hitter, Sommovigo is one of Lakeland's three senior captains, along with Lucy Kemp and Gabby Zadrima. How old were you when you started playing volleyball and what got ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Led by a solid running game, defense, and the kicking of Vicente Lyon (3 for 3 FG, 1 for 1 PAT), Yorktown defeated host Lakeland, 16-6, in the Hornets' Pink Game, which is held every year in support of breast-cancer awareness. “It was huge for us to get a victory against a very ...

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Yorktown Boys Soccer (9-1-1) Yorktown 4, Brewster 0 Tuesday, Sept. 28 (Yorktown High School) Derek Belloff-Davis (penalty kick), David Beitler (1G), Mason Murphy (1G), Chris Coppola (1G), Peter Tinaj (1A), Gabriel Hughes (1A), and Matt Pozo (1A) produced in Yorktown's 4-0 senior-night ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Atmosphere wise, Yorktown's contest against visiting Somers on Friday, Oct. 1, was as good as it gets, as fans from both schools were there long before kick-off to pack Charlie Murphy Field. That included Yorktown's student body, “the Crop,” all wearing pink in support of breast ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The thunderstorms that battered the east coast following Hurricane Ida’s landfall led to a unique opportunity for Yorktown’s Parks and Recreation Department, one that Parks Superintendent Jim Martorano has been working toward since he first joined the town’s government. The ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland senior Linda Daly has been playing and starting on the Hornets’ girls varsity soccer squad since her freshman year. A center back, Daly was named All-Section in both her sophomore and junior campaigns. How old were you when you started playing soccer and what got ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – It was a great start for Lakeland when they traveled to Mahopac on Friday, Sept. 24, with an opening drive that resulted in a touchdown. “Starting off the game like that is amazing,” Lakeland quarterback Stevie Dedvukaj said. “Getting the ball first at an away game and scoring is ...

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