Kingston High School Letters of Intent
In a National College Signing Day event held outside Kate Walton Field House last week, five seniors at Kingston High School last week signed letters of intent to play sports at the collegiate level. The five members of the Class of 2021 were recognized for both their athletic and academic achievements during the event held on Tuesday, May 4.
“Sports is the driving force for these students,” said Kingston High School Athletics Director Rich Silverstein. “Almost all of our student athletes graduate on time because it also makes them better academically.”
Among the students signing letters of intent were Gavin Richter, who will wrestle at Alfred State College in the NCAA’s Division III; Juliona Montalto, who will play lacrosse at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in the NCAA’s Division II; Savannah Mazzone, who will row crew in the NCAA’s Division III at Cabrini University in Radnor, Pennsylvania; Kailyn Oreglio who will join the cross country and indoor/outdoor track teams in the NCAA’s Division III at the State University of New York at Delhi; and Ava Guralnick, who will play softball in the NCAA’s Division III at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
Kingston High School baseball
The Kingston High School varsity baseball team improved to 5-0 on the season with a pair of wins last week, the latter of which marked their home debut. That game, a 5-0 win over Pine Bush at Gruner Field on Thursday, May 6, saw three pitchers combine to earn the shutout.
Jimmy McCardle went five innings in his first varsity start, fanning three, walking one and giving up just one second-inning single. Evan Dieter and Steven Freer each pitched a hitless inning to close out the game.
The Tigers first struck in the second inning when Dylan Barnhart plated on an Austin Napoli single. Barnhart picked up an RBI of his own in the fourth with a two-out single that scored Jake Bonesteel. It was in the bottom of the sixth inning where Kingston slammed the door shut, with a Bonesteel sacrifice fly followed by a wild pitch that scored Freer and McCardle.
The Tigers’ relatively easy path to victory was a balm after a much tougher outing three days earlier; Kingston’s 13-7 win over Warwick in Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association. The Tigers led 8-1 in the game before the Wildcats came roaring back, getting to within 9-7 before the visitors put it away. Jake Crantz (2 doubles, 4 RBI) and Gavin Groppuso (triple, double, 2 RBI) led Kingston in the win in a game called after six innings due to darkness.
The Tigers traveled to Washingtonville for crossover action on Monday May 10 (too late for this edition of Hudson Valley One). They’re back home on Wednesday, May 12 to host crossover opponent Valley Central at Gruner Field.
Saugerties and Kingston High School softball
It was a wild week for the Saugerties High School varsity softball team, starting with a blowout win followed by a split in a pair of nail-biters.
On Monday, May 3, the Sawyers hosted Mid-Hudson Athletic League opponent Wallkill, winning 19-1 on the back of an all-star performance by Devin Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick had a four home run, nine RBI day at the plate, also earning the win on the mound by allowing just one run on four hits over three innings of work. Christie Collins (home run, single), Amber Banas (home run, single), Mya Barth (double, single, 2 RBI) and Lacey Schatzel (2 hits, 3 RBI) also contributed on a 17-hit offensive outing for the home team.
On Friday, May 7, the Sawyers traveled to Hyde Park, losing 4-3 to MHAL opponent FDR after taking an early 3-1 lead. Fitzpatrick took the loss on the mound, but also tried to help her own cause with a pair of hits. Sammie Graham also had two hits in the Saugerties loss.
It looked to be two losses in a row the following day when the Sawyers hosted Kingston High at Cantine Field. Saugerties entered the home half of the seventh inning in a 4-3 hole before Maddy Dodig’s solo home run sent the game into extra innings. In the bottom of the eight Amber Banas connected on a solo blast of her own, giving the Sawyers a walk-off win.
Fitzpatrick struck out four and gave up three earned runs in the win, helping her team at bat with a double and single. In addition to the game-winning homer, Banas also had a single and a pair of RBI.
Paige Bell took the loss for the Tigers, spoiling an otherwise excellent outing. She struck out eleven and walked just one before the two late Saugerties homers brought her hit count up to six. Cadence Sickler (2 hits), Ava Guralnick (home run) and McKenna Fairley (triple, double, 2 RBI) also pitched in defeat.
Kingston High School girls’ lacrosse
The Kingston High School varsity girls’ lacrosse team went 3-1 last week, outscoring opponents by a combined 46-16.
On Monday, May 3 the Tigers hosted Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association foe Warwick, riding Norah Prizzi’s four-goal outing to an 8-3 victory. Also scoring for Kingston was Arianna Burns (2 goals, assist), Juliona Montalto (goal) and Kailey Cook (goal). Juliana Louie and Kara Houston each played in goal for a half for the Tigers, combining for 10 saves.
Two days later, the Tigers traveled south to crush OCIAA opponent Newburgh 22-1. Thirteen different Kingston players hit the back of the net in the lopsided win, led by Cook and Donatella DeCicco, who each had a hat trick. Emily Schatzel (2 goals, assist), Burns (2 goals), Hannah Timbrouck (2 goals), Sophia Georges (2 goals), Gemma D’Aragona (2 goals), Prizzi (goal, assist), Montalto (goal), Abigail Kresser (goal), Sophia Fromson (goal), Alex Coffey (goal) and starting goalkeeper Louie (goal) all scored for the Tigers. Louie and Houston combined to make four saves in goal.
On Friday, May 7, Kingston returned home to host Cornwall at Dietz Stadium, winning 10-6. Montalto, Burns and Cook each scored twice, with Prizzi (goal, 2 assists), DeCicco (goal, assist), Schatzel (goal, assist) and Kresser (goal) also pitching in.
Kingston’s run came to an end the next day as they hit the road for non-league action at North Rockland, losing 7-6. Prizzi led the Tigers with four goals and an assist, with DeCicco and Burns also scoring. Louie and Houston combined for five saves in goal.
After a busy week the Tigers don’t return to play until Friday, May 14 when they host OCIAA opponent Pine Bush at Dietz Stadium.
Kingston High School boys’ lacrosse
Tied 6-6 at the half, it call came down to post-intermission action last week when the Kingston High School boys’ varsity lacrosse team fell to Minisink Valley in a 9-7 result. The loss dropped Kingston to 2-3 on the season.
Chad Keyser led the way for the Tigers with four goals, while Hunter Meijas (goal, assist), Owen Niles (goal, assist), Aidan McKinley (goal), Mason Delisio (assist), Brian Kotter (assist) and Trevor Loughlin (assist) also contributed offensively. Kingston keeper Griffin Klan had 11 saves in goal.
Kingston High School and Onteora High School girls’ golf
The Onteora High School girls’ golf team hosted Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association opponent Kingston High on Thursday, May 6, winning 176-201 on their home turf at Woodstock Golf Course. Both teams were 1-2 on the young season after the match.
It was a battle of the Williams as Onteora freshman’s medal-winning round of 53 contributed to a loss for her father, Brian Williams, Kingston’s coach. Maxine Sprague (61) and Cambria D’Aprile (62) also contributed to the Eagles’ win.
Christina Lettere led the Tigers with a 62, with Lynea Giebelhaus (69) and Katherine Sevilla (70) also factoring into the team result.
Onteora High School boys’ golf
The Onteora High School boys’ golf team put together a trio of decisive home wins at Woodstock Golf Club last week, with everyone from upperclassmen to middle schoolers pitching in. The Eagles improved to 4-0 on the season with the victories.
On Tuesday, May 4, the Eagles hosted Rhinebeck, winning 162-196 on the strength of 3-over 36 outings from senior Avery Burns and seventh grader Adam Grady. Also contributing were Adam Williams (41) and Ori Grady (45). Colin Reichelt’s 40 was tops for Rhinebeck.
Spackenkill came to town on Thursday, May 6, with Onteora turning in a 160-202 masterpiece. Adam Grady took medalist honors with a 1-under 34, while Ori Grady (40), Burns (42) and Williams (44) pitched in. Luke Whalen had a 4-over 39 in a losing effort for Spackenkill.
On Friday, May 7, the Eagles cruised over Wallkill in a 155-191 win, with Burns (2-over 37) and Adam Grady (38) again leading the charge. Onteora’s team score was rounded out by Williams and Anthony Umhey, who each carded a 40. Carl Piperato Foti led winless Wallkill with a 42.
Saugerties High School boys’ golf
The Saugerties High School boys’ golf team split a pair of matches last week, dispatching Wallkill on Tuesday, May 4 and dropping a road battle against FDR three days later.
The Sawyers hosted winless Wallkill in the first match, cruising to a 173-211 win at Rip Van Winkle Country Club. Ben Fox earned medalist honors with a 3-over 39 for the Sawyers, while Oliver Memon and Aero Ferrendino each carded a 42 and Cameron France added a 50. Carl Piperato Foti turned in a 48 to lead the Panthers.
At Dinsmore Golf Course in Staatsburg, the Sawyers fell 161-191 to the Presidents, with Fox still turning in the top performance of the match with a 2-over 36. Mike Salmi (48), Ferrendino (50) and Paul Croce (57) rounded out the Sawyers’ showing. Connor Hart and Michael Bucholsky each carded a 38 to lead F.D.R.
Saugerties High School and New Paltz High School boys’ tennis
The Saugerties High School boys’ tennis team outlasted visiting Mid-Hudson Athletic Association opponent New Paltz on Tuesday, May 4, winning 3-2, in part due to a Huguenots forfeit in second doubles.
Ryan Hovey of New Paltz defeated Mrinank Mitra 6-1, 6-2 to open singles play, with Nectarios Rodrigues giving the visitors a 2-0 lead with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Sebastian Silipo of the Sawyers. But that was the end of the road for the Huguenots, who saw Mitchell Hart oust Mason Roepe 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-2 in third singles.
Saugerties swept doubles play, with Nikolas Rappoport and Jack Quinlan ousting John Lynn and Jonah Graubard, 6-3, 6-4; and Sahil Sekhorn and Jack Stegmayer winning by forfeit.
Saugerties High School baseball
The Saugerties High School varsity baseball team blasted visiting Mid-Hudson Athletic League opponent Wallkill 16-6 on Monday, May 3 in their first home game at Cantine Field of the season.
The Sawyers outscored the Panthers 5-3 in each of the first two innings, with the score remaining static until the home team added six more in the bottom of the sixth to end the game on the 10-run mercy rule.
Ethan Conrad homered in the first inning for the Sawyers; Wallkill chose to intentionally walk Conrad in the second inning, only to be rewarded by a three-run dinger by the next batter, Dylan Norton.
Norton’s afternoon included two hits and five RBI. Matt Belfrance (2 doubles, 3RBI) also contributed to the offense, and despite early struggles, Matt Murtaugh found his rhythm in the third to earn the win on the mound. Bryce DeGroat (2 hits), Kyle DeGroat (2 RBI) and Jack Rauschenbach (RBI) led the Panthers in defeat.
New Paltz High School baseball
The New Paltz High School varsity baseball team picked up its first win of the season in splendid fashion last week, beating Mid-Hudson Athletic League opponent Highland 13-8 on Thursday, May 6.
Michael Lynn and Pierce Lutz appeared perfectly comfortable on the road for the Huguenots, earning three hits and a pair of RBI apiece. Marley Guinen (2 hits, 2 RBI) and Logan Pece (2 hits, 2 RBI) also contributed to the hit parade.
Ethan Thompson did the most damage for Highland, driving in four runs on a pair of singles.
New Paltz High School girls’ golf
The New Paltz High School girls’ golf team lost a 169-175 road squeaker to Highland at Apple Greens on Monday, May 3.
Aracely Watson’s 45 was good enough for medalist honors, but the other Huguenots didn’t follow suit. Alyssa Luleo (64) and Tessa LaPolt (66) also factored into the scoring. The Huskies were led by Kylie Van Zandt’s 53.
New Paltz High School boys’ golf
The New Paltz High School boys’ golf team improved to 4-0 on the season last week following a 170-183 home win at New Paltz Golf Course against Mid-Hudson Athletic League visitor FDR.
The trio of Josh Clinton, Oliver Watson and Loyal Goodermote all shot 6-over 42s for the Huguenots, with Manny Markmann’s 44 also solid. Ike Rothman’s 42 matched the best on New Paltz’s side, but his teammates didn’t keep the pace.
Onteora High School boys’ tennis
Onteora High School’s boys’ tennis team improved to 3-0 on the season following a pair of wins last week.
On Tuesday, May 4 the Eagles hosted Mid-Hudson Athletic League Highland, earning a clean sweep in straight sets.
In singles action, James Lynch beat John Shebey (6-1, 6-2), Takemi Sono-Knowles ousted Graydon Jayson (6-0, 6-2) and Noah Stern stopped Chris Lee (6-2, 6-4).
The first doubles tandem of James Stala and Julian Stala beat Liam Van Valkenburgh and Ryan Coleman (6-2, 6-0), while Hudson Turbo and Simon Rands thoroughly dominated Chris Haight and Nick Violaris (6-0, 6-0).
The setting may have been different in the Eagles’ match on Friday, May 7, but the result was the same. Onteora swept host Rhinebeck 5-0 in straight sets.
Lynch (6-0, 6-3), Sono-Knowles (6-3, 6-2) and Noah Stern (6-3, 6-3) all won handily in singles play, while the tandems of Simon Rands and Julian Stala (6-0, 6-1) and James Stala and Ben Zeh (6-4, 6-4) also played well in victory.