Kingston field hockey
In their first season under coach David Beams, the Kingston High School girls’ varsity field hockey team won the Section 9, Class A title, blanking Pine Bush 7-0 at Meehan/Million Field at Rondout High School on Sunday, April 18.
Hannah Timbrouck led the Tigers in their title win with three goals. Sophia Georges, Norah Prizzi, Niara Franklin and Kaitlyn Albright also scored for Kingston.
The Tigers had a busy and prosperous week to close out the Fall 2 season, beginning on Tuesday, April 13 when they crushed visiting Pine Bush 10-0 at Dietz Stadium. Timbrouck was electric against Pine Bush, scoring a hat trick and assisting on another goal. Albright (3 goals), Franklin (2 goals), Keeley Savona (goal), Emily Schatzel (goal) and Abigail Kresser (assist) also contributed to the lopsided win. The Tigers’ offense kept Pine Bush’s Anna Jages busy in goal; despite taking a heavy loss, Jages still turned away 18 shots.
Kingston keeper Kara Houston kept a clean sheet without actually having to make any saves.
The following day, the Tigers played a relative nail-biter to close out the regular season with a 2-1 win at Mid-0Hudson Athletic League opponent Red Hook. Timbrouck hit the back of the net just four minutes in, but Maddie Anderson converted a Danielle Walsh assist at the ten-minute mark. Franklin scored the eventual game winner off a Timbrouck assist before halftime.
Houston recorded four saves to preserve Kingston’s victory.
Kingston/New Paltz girls’ swimming and diving
The Kingston High School girls’ swimming and diving team cruised to victory in its final virtual meet of the Fall 2 season before placing fourth overall with 229.5 points in the Section 9 championships on Saturday, April 17.
Emily McCord won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:23.17 for Kingston’s lone victory in the virtual championships. McCord joined Ali Mitchell, Jeanine Ohene Agyei and Ellie Meyer to place second in the 200 medley relay and third in the 200 freestyle relay.
Meyer (1:03.08) took third in the butterfly and Mitchell (1:03.70) fourth in the backstroke.
New Paltz came in seventh overall with a score of 136. Lydia Brutvan was tops for the Huguenots, finishing second in both the individual medley (2:15.43) and backstroke (1:00.92). Quinn Ratysnki took third in the breaststroke for New Paltz.
Pine Bush took first in the 17-team championships with a score of 426.5.
The Tigers closed out its regular season with a 131-41 win over Wallkill. McCord took first in the 200 individual medley (2:26.27) and 500 freestyle (5:29.83). Meyer placed first in the 200 freestyle (2:11.75) and 100 butterfly (1:05.81), and Ohene Agyei won the 100 breaststroke (1:17.18). Kalie Boye took first in diving with a score of 157.28. The Tigers also swept the medleys in the win.
The Kingston High School varsity football team saw its two-game win streak and Fall 2 season end at Dietz Stadium on Friday, April 16 with an overwhelming 46-0 loss to longtime foe Newburgh Free Academy. The Goldbacks have won eight in a row against Kingston in a rivalry that stretches back to 1915. Newburgh leads the matchup 57-52, with five ties between them.
The Tiger offense was held to 80 yards in the game, with five turnovers to boot. The defense kept Kingston in the game in the first half, but Newburgh exploded for 37 points after intermission. The Goldbacks tattooed the Tigers for 445 yards, 314 on the ground.
It was a difficult way to end a Covid-19-shortened Fall 2 season for a Tiger team that shook off cancellations and an opening loss to win two straight. They finish their campaign 2-2 overall.
Kingston girls’ tennis
The Kingston High School girls’ tennis team wrapped its Fall 2 season with a 7-2-1 overall record after recording a 4-3 win over Pine Bush in the finale on Wednesday, April 14 and a 3-3 tie against Washingtonville the previous day after it was called due to encroaching darkness.
Lila Freeman (6-2, 6-1), Elizabeth Madonna (6-2, 6-1) and Aliyah Faircloth (6-0, 6-0) won decisive victories in single play against Pine Bush. Keira Holsapple and Camryn Fisher earned the decisive first doubles win over Hannahn Filipauski and Rebecca Magnetico 6-4, 6-2, 10-6.
In the Washingtonville match, Madonna led 6-4, 4-2 serving 15-15 against Ella Doeck in third singles when the day was called. The 3-3 score was deemed a tie the following day.
Freeman (6-3, 6-4) and Faircloth (6-2, 6-4) won their singles matchups against Washingtonville, while Holsapple and Fisher combined to oust Ava Graziano and Leah Allegro 6-2, 7-6 (5).
Saugerties/Onteora girls’ soccer
The Saugerties High School girls’ varsity soccer team rolled over Onteora 7-2 in a league match on Tuesday, April 13. Mackenzie Below had a hat trick for the Sawyers, with Madeline Marricco (goal, assist), Renee Baldwin (goal), Natalie Tucker (goal) and Ashlynn DeRonda (goal) also contributing.
Nicole Lane hit the back of the net twice for the Eagles.
Gabriella DeSantis recorded five saves in goal to preserve the Sawyer win; Onteora’s Ava Lamb had seven saves.
Saugerties cross country
The Saugerties High School boys’ cross country team beat Millbrook 23-34 and narrowly lost 27-28 to Rhinebeck in a triangular held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, April 13. There were no team scores recorded on the girls’ side, but the Sawyers took first and second place in that race.
Marcy Candlin (22:35) and Casey Druskin (25:55) finished the girls’ race first and second respectively for Saugerties, with Gillian Mills placing seventh (35:44).
The Sawyer boys also fared well, with Evan Sullivan (1st, 19:15), Alex Carter (2nd, 20:36), Nino Tuccillo (9th, 22:05) and Liam Boek (10th, 22:21) finishing in the top ten.
Onteora field hockey
It came down to the final moments of a scoreless battle between the Onteora and Taconic Hills field hockey teams for the Eagles to earn the 1-0 win. Luci Leonard punched in the game winner with just 11 seconds left on the clock. It was a big win for a team that struggled through the Fall 2 season, closing with a 2-5-1 record.
Onteora was outshot 11-3, but goalkeeper Alana Wood stopped seven shots to keep the clean sheet. Taconic’s Sydney Kiernan had three saves in a losing effort for host Taconic on Tuesday, April 13.
The Onteora High School varsity football team closed out its Section 9 eight-man football season with a decisive 35-22 win at Dover on Sunday, April 11.
Quarterback Owen Allison had a stellar game for the Eagles, throwing for 240 yards and five touchdowns. Allison went 6-for-10, connecting with Anthony Umhey three times for 168 yards and three touchdowns. Zach Fulford caught three passes for 72 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Allison led Onteora on the ground with 58 yards on seven carries, including a two-point conversion; he also excelled on defense with nine tackles, two assists and a sack. Griffin Alterio (7 tackles, 4 assists), Ngo’e Crossan (6 tackles, 2 assists, sack), Sam Buono (6 tackles, 2 assists), Fulford (5 tackles) and Umhey (interception) also contributed to the defensive effort.
New Paltz volleyball
The New Paltz varsity volleyball team earned a 3-2 road victory over Marlboro on Monday, April 12. After dropping the opening set 14-25, the Huguenots went 25-21, 25-16, 26-28, 25-15 over the rest of the match.
Francheska Geminiano (19 kills, 5 blocks, 5 digs, 3 aces) was tops for the Huguenots, with Esve Mullins (50 assists, 5 aces, 2 digs) and Taylor Hill (9 kills, 7 aces, 11 digs) also pitching in.
New Paltz girls’ soccer
The New Paltz varsity girls’ soccer team closed out its Fall 2 campaign with a 2-0 loss at Mid-Hudson Athletic League opponent Red Hook on Tuesday, April 13. The Raiders finished its season undefeated.
Grace Hennig scored both goals for Red Hook, the first off an assist from Ani Safaryan and the second off a Tessa Husted corner kick.
Vivian Kay had an exemplary game in goal against a very good team for the Huguenots, earning 12 saves to keep the game close.
Paltz girls’ tennis
The New Paltz girls’ tennis team closed out a terrific Fall 2 season with a pair of back-to-back Mid-Hudson Athletic League wins last week. The Huguenots outlasted Saugerties 3-2 in a hard-fought home match that was suspended on Monday, April 12 before concluding the following day. On Wednesday, April 14, New Paltz defeated host Red Hook 4-1.
Against Saugerties, Aidan Hoover beat Mehal Mitra 9-7 in first singles, before Amy Hoyt (8-2) and Alayna VanNosdall (8-5) picked up a pair of singles wins for the Sawyers. The Huguenots pulled away in doubles action as Talia Feinsod and Maggie Lynn beat Hannah Hoyt and Chloe Turner 8-4, and Sophia Schor and Sami Wong-Pan won by forfeit.
Hoover also earned a first singles win against Red Hook, beating Wini Lindham 8-5. Eliza Berke (8-3) and Ruthie Crosby-Lizarde (8-2) also won at singles for New Paltz.
In first doubles, Feinsod and Lynn fell 8-2 to Annabelle Dousharm and Emma Scibelli before Wong-Pan and Flavia Drazek beat Sofia Tecchio and Lily Gorczynski 8-5.