Kingston High School football
A strange season of football got a little stranger last week as Kingston High School saw one game canceled due to Covid-19 protocols and another end in the team’s first proper win in nearly a year-and-a-half.
The Tigers intended to host Red Hook at Dietz Stadium on Tuesday, March 30, but a member of the Raiders tested positive for the Coronavirus canceling the game. Kingston then welcomed Section 9 opponent FDR to town on Friday, April 2, winning 13-12 in a Senior Night thriller, the team’s first victory since a season-ending win against Warwick on October 30, 2019; the entire 2020 campaign was canceled due to Covid, and the “Fall II” season is being played this spring.
All the scoring was done in the first half of the game, as Kingston quarterback Dylan Noble connected with ShaCorey Jones on a pair of touchdowns and Tyler Longo split the uprights for a crucial point-after kick.
With the scoring over in the first half, it fell upon the Kingston defense to maintain the slim lead and stop Presidents’ quarterback Jayden Bennett from upending their efforts. Bennett earned 188 yards on 20 rushes and caught a pair of passes, scoring one touchdown on the ground and one through the air in the process. The Tigers stopped a third quarter deep drive by Roosevelt at their own 30 just inches away from a first down.
Noble went 6-of-10 for 93 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown toss to Jones to tie the game 12-12 with just over a minute left in the first half. Longo’s extra point proved to be the game winner. Jones had three catches for 75 yards and picked up 33 ground yards on seven rushes. Isaiah Thomas led the Tigers with 71 rushing yards on eight attempts.
The Tigers have seen two games canceled through no fault of their own, but are still 1-1 on the season. They aren’t scheduled to play again until they host Newburgh Free Academy on Friday, April 16 to wrap the season.
Kingston boys’ soccer
The Kingston High School varsity boys’ soccer team had a dominant 8-1 win over Middletown at Dietz Stadium last Monday in Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association action.
Iyare Harris’ hat trick led the Tigers in the win, with Caden Fitzgerald (2 goals), Lorenz Piet (2 goals) and Gabe Auringer (goal) rounding out the scoring.
Kingston headed to Pine Bush on Monday, April 5 for crossover action, but will return home to Dietz two days later when they host Warwick. On Friday, April 9, rival Newburgh Free Academy will come to Kingston for a league game.
Kingston girls’ tennis
After opening its season with a four-match win streak, the Kingston High School girls’ tennis team dropped its second straight last week, falling 6-1 at home to undefeated Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association opponent Monroe-Woodbury.
Kingston’s sole win came in first singles when Lilia Freeman dispatched Makela Hung 6-1, 6-1. Each of the Tigers’ losses came in straight sets, though Aliyah Faircloth kept it close in a 6-4, 6-3 loss to Aishwaga Ragerdran in fourth singles. Kingston’s best showing in doubles came from Jade Williams and Julie Chen who fell 6-3, 6-4 to Tess Maggi and Angie Torres.
The Tigers visit Middletown in league action on Wednesday, April 7 before returning home two days later to welcome non-league opponent Warwick.
New Paltz girls’ swimming
The New Paltz girls’ swim team dropped a 118-61 meet at Valley Central on Thursday, April 1, with Lydia Brutvan excelling with a pair of individual wins. The Huguenots’ loss was less a reflection of their collective performance than of not having as many swimmers in the competition as their opponent.
Brutvan placed first in the 200 individual medley (2:20.02) and 100 backstroke (1:03.85) for the Huguenots. Quinn Ratynski took first in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.87) and Zofia Trzewik-Quinn placed first in the 100 butterfly (1:04.10) for New Paltz. Brutvan, Rayzynski, Trzewik-Quinn and Katelyn Otis also combined to win the 200 medley relay in 2:03.60, more than four seconds ahead of the second place finish by Valley Central. The same quartet placed second in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 4:13.13.
The Huguenots return to action in a multi-team meet on Saturday, April 10.
New Paltz volleyball
The New Paltz varsity volleyball team traveled to Wallkill on Wednesday, March 31, falling in a hard fought five-set Mid-Hudson Athletic League battle.
The Huguenots won the second and fourth sets in their 25-23, 20-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-16 loss.
Francesca Geminiano (20 kills, 12 blocks) and Esve Mullins (35 assists, 4 digs, 4 aces) led New Paltz, with major contributions from Lauryn Ronk (25 digs), Jenna Russo (14 digs, 4 kills, 3 aces) and Maddy Brooks (14 digs).
The Huguenots host Highland on Thursday, April 8.
New Paltz girls’ tennis
The New Paltz girls’ tennis team fell 4-1 to visiting Mid-Hudson Athletic League opponent Marlboro on Friday, April 2. The Huguenots’ win came in second singles with Sophia Schor and Sami Wong-Pan ousting Heather Stelling and Bella DeSantis 8-6. In the other doubles match, Talia Feinsod and Maggie Lynn put up a fight in an 8-5 loss to Lindsey Stelling and Abigail Schaffer.
The Huguenots were swept in singles play, with Aidan Hoover (8-3), Flavia Drazek (8-0) and Ruthie Crosby-Lizarde (8-4) all suffering losses.
New Paltz hits the road for consecutive MHAL matches this week, heading to Ellenville on Tuesday, April 6 and traveling to Wallkill the following afternoon.
Saugerties and New Paltz cross country
Saugerties and New Paltz high schools competed in a four-team cross country meet in Saugerties on Tuesday, March 30. The Huguenots came away with a team win on the boys’ side by beating FDR (20-41), Saugerties (16-47) and Wallkill (15-0).
Riley Brutvan led New Paltz, winning the race in 15:48. Other top ten finishes included J.P. Trapani (4th, 17:13, New Paltz), Aiden Kirsch (5th, 17:38, New Paltz), Clay Gulick (6th, 18:05, New Paltz), Evan Sullivan (7th, 18:13, Saugerties), Miles Vigna (9th, 18:24, New Paltz) and Ryan Hovey (10th, 18:48, New Paltz).
Roosevelt won the girls’ meet against incomplete teams, though Marcy Candlin took first the race by nine seconds with a time of 21:32. Other top ten finishes included Anna Gamoglia (5th, 24:49, Saugerties) and Casey Druskin (7th, 25:11, Saugerties). Callamari Rodriguez (11th, 30:44), Willamenea Jackson (12th, 31:00), Sarah Cunningham (13th, 31:29) and Veda Keon (14th, 31:39) finishes just outside the top ten for New Paltz, while Saugerties’ Gillian Mills placed 15th with a time of 31:36.
Saugerties girls’ soccer
Despite a stellar performance by goalkeeper Gabriella DeSantis the Saugerties High School varsity girls’ soccer team fell to 2-4 on the season with a 3-1 home loss to Mid-Hudson Athletic League opponent Wallkill.
DeSantis stopped a staggering 13 shots on goal in a losing effort, with Dominique Naparano, Lainey Flanigan and Rosemarie Miller connecting for the Panthers. The Sawyers’ lone goal came from Madeline Marricco, though the home side had its chances: Nora Serrano and Madelyn Jacimiak combined for ten saves to preserve the Wallkill win.
The Sawyers looked to right the ship against visiting New Paltz on Monday, April 5 after (too late for this edition of Hudson Valley One).
The Onteora Eagles fell 28-8 at Pawling in Section 9 eight-man football on Saturday, April 3. Anthony Umhey scored Onteora’s lone touchdown on a 25-yard catch.
Umhey also made a difference on defense with seven tackles. Shane Bresler (8 tackles, including a safety) and Griffin Alterio (7 tackles, 3 assists, 2 forced fumbles, interception) also excelled on the defensive end.
Onteora hosts Dover on Sunday April 11 to close out their “Fall II” season.