The boys basketball team finished this season with a record of 6 wins and 13 losses after playing some extremely tough opponents including Mt. Vernon (cur- rently playing for the state championship), Clarkstown South, Byram Hills, and Fox Lane. Despite an early exit in the Sectional Championships, Coach Jon Feld hopes that led by this year’s experienced Juniors, they will advance further next year.
The Girls Basketball team had a record of 10 wins and 9 losses, including a win against perennial power- house Mount Vernon, 65-61. “That was definitely the highlight of our season,” said Head Coach Mike Blanco. Looking forward, Blanco predicted, “although we’re losing a lot of girls after this season, our top scorer is staying on as well as a lot of other strong players. Everybody is just going to have to work hard and pull their weight and I’m confident we’ll have a great team that will be really entertaining to watch.”
The Boys Indoor Track Team came fourth at leagues and the Girls, fifth. But the real highlight of the season was Lillian Foote ’13, who won the League, County, and Sec- tion 1 High Jump, and qualified for the NYSPHSAA State Meet in Ithaca, where she tied for seventh. Patrick Clarke ’13 also had an excellent season as a long jumper. As a whole, the team enjoyed high turnout because of the mild weather. Clark hopes that with such a young team this year and high turnout, the team can win Leagues in the coming years.
This year the boys swim team has a record of 10 wins and 0 losses. The team also won their Division Championship Meet and finished 5th at the Section 1 Champi- onships with 7 new school records. Unfortunately, the end of this season means a large loss for the swim team. “We have 14 graduating seniors and have only 4 ju- niors returning for next year’s team so we will need to work hard to have a winning season” said Head Coach Tim Callahan. However, Callahan pointed out that “our returning swimmers have a lot of talent and dedication so I think we will have some fun and some wins.”
The Cheerleading team, despite losing its Captain, Haley Polkes ‘12, to a season- ending injury, managed to salvage its season and go to Nationals for the tenth straight year. The team won the Section 1 Conference B Small Varsity Champion- ship, placed 4th at the the Weschester County Center Tournament (despite having to compete without one girl), and 7th at Regionals. Looking forward, head coach Stacy Monteiro said, “we have four seniors but only two competed on the mat this season so it is not too much a hit for next year… Most of [next year’s] girls will have been on Varsity anywhere from two to four years with tons of experience so it can only get better from here on in. Our goal is to… make it past the preliminary & semi-final rounds at Nationals.”