Month: October 2016

New Rochelle goalkeeper Danny Ayala pounces on Felipe Tobon on Oct. 24 at Mamaroneck High School. Tobon’s penalty kick sealed the Huguenots’ win over the top-seeded Tigers in the Class AA quarterfinals.

Tobon’s goal sinks Tigers

Just after his penalty kick beat Mamaroneck keeper Dante Rhodes to give his Huguenots a playoff win over the top-ranked soccer team in New York state, New Rochelle’s Felipe Tobon sank down to the pitch, and put his hands on his head with tears welling in his eyes. As a […]

Luis Galeano battles against a Croton Harmon defender on Oct. 24. The Panthers beat the Tigers 1-0 to advance to the Class B semifinals. Photo/Mike Smith

Panthers blank Croton

On Oct. 24, Rye Neck’s soccer team took its first step toward the Class B section crown with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Croton Harmon. Although the Panthers’ performance might not have resulted in the decisive victory many would have predicted, the No. 1-seeded Rye Neck club is still one […]

An objective lens
Opinion Sports

An objective lens

It’s an age-old adage in the world of sports journalism: There’s no cheering in the press box. But although it may be embarrassing to admit, I—and other sportswriters—often fall short in that regard. Sometimes, when you’re a beat writer for a particular team, you can develop personal connections with players […]

The riddle of the shrinks

The riddle of the shrinks

“In 20 years, they can tell it to their therapist.” That’s a line parents hear—and say—a lot. (Especially in New York.) Most of us somewhat jokingly/somewhat earnestly believe that our kids are keeping track of all the little things we’ve said and done wrong, and will someday divulge these while […]

The Louis M. Klein Middle School in Harrison will undergo $25 million in infrastructural improvements and minor expansions, funded by a $46.5 million bond referendum that passed by public vote on Oct. 18. File photo

Harrison voters approve $46.5M school bond

In an Oct. 18 public referendum, residents of the Harrison school district overwhelmingly passed a $46.5 million bond aimed at addressing infrastructural and overcrowding concerns in each of the district’s six schools. Eighty percent, or 1,693 residents, voted in support of the bond, which is to be repaid over a […]