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John Jay Beats Greeley and Builds Legacy to end Season
On Friday November 2 John Jay suited up for Horace Greeley, and for seniors like Luca Duva, the finality was inescapable. “The last night of playing football, I left my heart on the field,” said the running back, and together, the Wolves didn’t let all the emotion go untapped.
Somers Makes Easy Work of Pelicans in First Round Of Playoffs
On Friday October 27, Somers began their postseason defense of their New York State football title. Pelham on the slate, the number one standing seemed to hang over the medium sized crowd and put fans in a somewhat subdued mood. Like they had seen this movie many, many times before, the diehards had a pretty good idea how this night would end, and the outcome proved the home crowd exactly right.
John Jay Volleyball Heads to Semifinals
John Jay rode their successful regular season to a fourth seed and opened the Sectionals at John Jay versus Edgemont. The Wolves didn’t wait to get started by jumping out to a 7-3 lead, and the tone set early, the match went as expected
Somers Goes About Business as Usual in 31-13 Victory Over Brewster
Fans can certainly look at a schedule and know who are the stronger opponents and who are the weaker. So the game against Brewster on Friday October 6 probably had the home crowd feeling pretty comfortable. But while the notion may trickle down to the players, the mindset never changes at Somers, according to Matt Klee. “Every practice no matter who we are playing, we always give 110 percent,” said the lineman, and the diligence again translated to business as usual at the high school.
Somers Takes the Heat in 42-13 Victory over Clarkstown South
On Friday September 8, Somers began their home schedule and trailed Clarkstown South 6-0 with six minutes left in the half. An unexpected place for the state champs, events conspired to merit the slow start. “We had a tough practice week with the heat. We were out of our routine,” said Coach Anthony DeMatteo. “We’re a very structured program and we do things to the minute. So we were a little out of sorts - especially coming off a tough game last week.” But with a bang, the trunks got into the swing, and sanity ultimately came back to the Somers universe.
Somers Soccer Wins Section One Title
After beating Harrison 7-2 on Thursday October 26, Somers earned a berth in the Class AA finals versus Horace Greeley on Saturday. At Nyack High School, the undefeated, number one seed crossed the bridge and faced the possibility that they could lose some of the intensity to the traffic. The same went for a previous game that went into double overtime. No way, the girls had put in too much work to be distracted and simply stayed present, according to Julia Arbelaez.
John Jay Sweep Finishes Off Brewster to Open Volleyball Season
On Friday September 1, John Jay opened the season at home by jumping out to a 2-0 lead versus Brewster. A possible bad sign since the Wolves blew three such leads last year, and the collapses have still been a topic of conversation. “We talked a lot about cracking under pressure,” said Megan Flynn. So finishing was the outcome in mind, and taking the second ball for her team, Zoe Dollar praised her hitters for completing a storyline that always takes place at the net.
Retirees from Somers School District Celebrate Community and Reminisce about the Good Times
Four times a year, former Somers teachers, support staff and administration get together at Il Forno to enjoy each other’s company and reminisce about the good times. But the relaxed affair isn’t just about patting themselves on the back for a job well done, according to Somers Intermediate School Teacher Kay Staplin.
At the Harvey School, Baseball is a Family Affair for the Ortega's
Growing up, Kira Ortega got as many backyard pitches from her father as her twin brother Kirk. They also played baseball on the same teams until the sister opted for softball at age 11. The twins continued their divergence on the diamond at the Harvey School, but when a lack of interest had the school disband the softball team, Kira was left outside the lines. So the senior, three sport athlete did what she has always done. She stepped up to the plate.
Despite Great Performances, TÁR Fails to Hit the High Notes
If you attend the symphony, the ultimate uplift ends in a crescendo that builds alongside the many waves of the conductor’s baton. In the case of TÁR, Cate Blanchett is holding the stick and director Todd Field is gesturing the flow in a fictional story that follows one of the greats. All the standard downfalls of power, arrogance and fame, the film definitely sees the house come down. But the lead up Field tries to orchestrate doesn’t sync up and becomes a long two hour and 38 minute wait for the end.
Reservoir Road Brings Community and Music at the Yellow Studio
The Yellow Studio in the Yellow Monkey Village aims to be a place where women can nurture their creative side and showcase the work they produce, according to founder/owner Tina Villaveces. An art gallery, residency and performing space, Reservoir Road got the call on Wednesday August 23, and lead singer Robin Reitzes was on chord with the studio’s mission