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Brown reclaims SWAC 60 Gold
While many of the conferences around the NCAA are holding their indoor championships this weekend, Winners Only was able to cover the SWAC Championships last weekend, Feb. 17-18, in Birmingham, Alabama.
Somers Heads into Big Week with two Blowouts
After going to Brewster on Wednesday January 3 and putting on a 63-22 hurt on the Bears, the Tuskers hosted Saunders on Saturday morning and could have been thrown by the early morning rise. But Somers came out with their trunks swinging and didn’t miss a beat.
Kayla Harrison is finally joining the UFC
Apologies for not writing in a while and even being very late in this reaction. Life behind the keyboard has been interesting to say the least. But Kayla making her way to the UFC is too important of a topic for me NOT to talk about before it's too late. Kayla Harrison is now officially in the UFC and will make her debut at UFC 300 in April against Holly Holm. This is MONSTEROUS news for the WMMA world and WMMA fans. I truly never expected this day to happen. I always thought Kayla would be another MMA "What-If", but nope she's now in the UFC.
Avalanche Game 58 Recap: The Renewal
I was 10 when the Quebec Nordiques moved to Denver and became the Colorado Avalanche, and it didn't take the team long to have a big time foe in the Western Conference: the Detroit Red Wings. It came to a head in that Western Conference Final in 1996, which saw the Avs actually win in six games over a Wings team that won 62 games (an NHL record until last season). From that point on, Avalanche/Red Wings became the top rivalry in the NHL in the final nine seasons before the lockout.
Mahopac Tournament Sends Six Wolf-Pac Wrestlers to the Podium
Please see tip, pledge and subscribe button below On Saturday January 27, the High School hosted their annual wrestling tournament, and the Wolf-Pac put six kids on the podium. But for one Mahopac winner, the stars were really aligned.
Ski Team Beats the Rain
On Wednesday January 24, the John Jay/North Salem/Somers Ski team took to the slopes at Thunder Ridge and the landscape wasn’t quite a winter wonderland. “It was definitely annoying because of how wet you could get,” said Emma Klares. “It soaks through your suit, which is really uncomfortable.” But stating a rainy day fact doesn’t mean the skier could think of a better way to spend the evening.
John Jay Can’t Match up With Byram Bigs
Please see Tip, Pledge and Subscribe Button Below After being manhandled by Zachery Efobi of Byram Hills a few weeks ago, John Jay hoped to neutralize the force of the big center at home on January 31, and halfway through the first, it was 6-6 game. But Efobi on the inside wasn’t the only big man that caused a problem.
Is There Still Some Hope for the Pittsburgh Penguins?
When the Pittsburgh Penguins lost Game Seven of their opening round series against the New York Rangers in 2022, I wrote in my recap that the ousting could mark the end of an era in the Steel City. The emphasis was on "could." I didn't say it would be. I didn't think it would be. I still don't, but when the following year happened, and the Penguins actually missed the playoffs, I was stunned. I mean, nothing lasts forever, but still, I didn't think that streak would end so soon. I thought they had about one more appearance left in them.
Avalanche Game 57 Recap: Best in the West
After a disastrous road trip, the Colorado Avalanche returned home for the first time in the second half, and the end result was a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. For this home game, the opponent's just a bit tougher. It's only the Vancouver Canucks. They only have the NHL's best record. No big deal. You know, every time I watch the Avs and Nucks go at it, I always think back to the old days when these teams were division rivals; first in the old Pacific Division before being placed in the old Northwest Division. The teams have been in separate divisions since 2013, but the games are still quite good.
Somers Takes League Title versus Yorktown
Please see pledge, subscribe and tip option below On Monday January 29, Somers faced Yorktown at the high school and at least a share of the league title was at stake for the Tuskers. A match that began with a hard fought 12-11 decision, which unfortunately didn’t go in favor of Loghan Dwyer. But the loss did not deter his teammates, and the 40 ensuing points really gave their coach something to hang his hat on.
John Jay Can't Complete Comeback versus Yorktown By Rich Monetti
Please see Tip, Pledge and Subscribe option below After defeating Yorktown a few weeks ago, John Jay took the Huskers on at home on Friday, January 2 and quickly fell behind. The first seven points to the visitors, Yorktown took a 16-3 first quarter lead and largely built a 21 point third quarter lead on the play of Kaitlin Judge. John Jay did fight back, though, and cut the lead to ten on a put back by Jane Brennan. So Judge restored order.
On Senior Give Back Night, the Avalanche Sends a Message
Please see tip, subscribe and pledge options below On Friday January 26 the Avalanche Girls varsity hockey team faced Ridgefield at the Brewster Ice Arena, and good skating playing out once again, the growing popularity of the sport always makes the setting joyous. But the evening also came with a serious undertone.