Kingston High School baseball
The Kingston High School varsity baseball team saw its season come to an end in a 4-3 nine-inning loss at rival Newburgh Free Academy in the Section 9, Class AA semifinals on Wednesday, June 9.
The Tigers led late before the Goldbacks knotted the game at 2-2 to send it into extra innings. Kingston added a run in the top of the ninth off an RBI single by Evan Dieter but left the bases loaded after three outs. Newburgh reciprocated by loading the bases and tying the game at 3-3 in the home half of the inning after a fielding error and three consecutive walks, and Tom Martin won the game for them with an RBI single.
Steven Freer pitched well for Kingston, allowing just three hits over seven innings, but he was let down by the Tiger defense, which had throwing errors on potential double plays in the fifth and sixth innings, with the Goldbacks capitalizing with an unearned run on each.
Kingston closed out the season with a 10-6 record.
Saugerties High School baseball
The Saugerties High School varsity baseball team’s season drew to a close on Monday, June 7, in a 9-3 loss to Wallkill in the Section 9, Class A semifinals. The loss came as a surprise against a team that was 7-10 going into the postseason.
The Sawyers managed just five hits off Wallkill hurlers Tyler Mack and Anthony Scarano, two off the bat of Kaden Krauss, who also drove in a pair of runs. Marciano Neglia (double) and Ethan Conrad (two runs) also contributed to the Sawyer offense.
Saugerties finished the season 12-6.
Kingston High School boys’ lacrosse
The Tigers earned their way into the Section 9, Class A game by crushing Pine Bush 18-6 in the semifinals held on Thursday, June 10 at Dietz Stadium. Tyler Longo led Kingston with four goals and four assists, while Owen Niles (3 goals, 2 assists), Chad Keyser (2 goals, 2 assists), Mason DeLisio (2 goals, 2 assists), Trevor Loughlin (2 goals, assist), Cody Baker (goal) and Brian Cotter (2 assists) also contributed to the offense.
Jake Keller won 10 of 11 draws to help the Tigers, while goalkeeper Griffin Klan made six saves in goal to preserve the lopsided win.
No details about Saturday’s title game against Monroe-Woodbury were available as of press time.
Kingston High School girls’ lacrosse
The Kingston High School varsity girls’ lacrosse team won its first Section 9, Class A championship since 2018 on Thursday, perhaps opening a new streak after their 12-season reign was upended in 2019 by Monroe-Woodbury in a 9-8 result. The Tigers pummeled Pine Bush 15-3 to retake the crown.
Norah Prizzi paced Kingston with five goals and three assists, while Arianna Burns (3 goals, 2 assists), Kailey Cook (3 goals), Juliona Montalto (goal, assist), Donatella DeCicco (goal), Sophia Georges (goal) and Emily Schatzel (assist) all pitched in.
Juliona Montalto had a goal and one assist, Donatella DeCicco and Sophia Georges also scored, and Emily Schatzel had an assist for Kingston.
Julianna Louie and Kara Houston combined for four saves in goal for Kingston.
Saugerties High School girls’ lacrosse
Lia MacDougall helped lead the Saugerties High School girls’ varsity lacrosse team to the Section 9, Class C championship on Thursday, June 10, scoring five goals, including the game-winner in overtime, in the Sawyers’ 7-6 win over visiting Goshen.
The Sawyers led 6-4 late in regulation before Goshen tacked on a pair of goals to send the game into overtime. MacDougall won the opening draw in overtime and swiftly punched in the winning goal. Dreama Manganiello and Jill Murphy also scored for Saugerties, while Mady Buddi dished a pair of assists. Brynn Fisher earned 11 saves in goal for the winning side.
Saugerties High School softball
The Saugerties High School varsity softball team’s 2021 campaign came to an end one game shy of the title bout on Wednesday, June 9 as they fell 4-1 to FDR in Hyde Park.
The ordinarily explosive Sawyers managed just four hits off Roosevelt starter Kayla Baez, with their best opportunity coming in the fifth inning when Marena Graham smacked an RBI triple to bring them to within 2-1 with one out. But Baez coerced a double-play out of the next batter, and the Presidents tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the home half of the sixth.
The Sawyers were dominant in a home quarterfinal win two days earlier when they obliterated Red Hook 13-0, with starting pitched Devin Fitzpatrick fanning nine, walking none and giving up just three singles in a five-inning affair called by the mercy rule.
The Sawyers led 6-0 by the end of the third before exploding with seven runs in the fifth to close it out. Maddy Dodig (double, single, RBI), Sammie Graham (2 singles, RBI), McKenna Alberts (2 singles), Christie Collins (double, 2 runs), Amber Banas (2 runs) and Natalie Tucker (2 runs) all contributed to the hit parade.
New Paltz High School boys’ lacrosse
The New Paltz High School varsity boys’ lacrosse team’s season ended on Tuesday, June 8 with a tough 8-7 overtime loss at Highland in a Section 9, Class C semifinal game. The Huskies scored the game winner as time expired in overtime.
The Huguenots trailed 0-3 early, but stormed back to knot the game at 4-4 at halftime. New Paltz led 7-6 late in regulation before the Huskies tied it and forced overtime.
Bas Keeser led the Huguenots with a hat trick, while Jake Hyland (2 goals, assist), Jay Brown (goal, assist) and Cole Scupper (goal) also contributed. Cain Osanecuk made six saves for New Paltz.
New Paltz High School track and field
New Paltz High School’s boys (76.5 points) and girls (54 points) track and field teams finished third and fourth respectively in the Section 9, Class B championships held on Monday, June 7. The merged event saw ten schools compete in three locations.
Riley Brutvan was a double winner for the Huguenots, taking first in the 3200-meter run (9:35.27) and the 3000 steeplechase (9:47.18). Also faring well for the New Paltz boys were Noah Brown (1st, 110 hurdles, 15.28; 2nd, pole vault, 14-0), Clay Gulick (3rd, 800, 2:00.42) and Nikolas Knobloch (3rd, 400 hurdles, 59.35). The Huguenots also finished first in the 1600 relay (3:34.09) and second in the 3200 relay (8:37.52).
The New Paltz girls’ team saw strong finishes by Hannah Ettinger (2nd, 2000 steeplechase, 8:26.23) and Aidan Hoover (3rd, 100, 13.54). Siri Walsh and Lora Johnson tied for second in the pole vault with a height of 8-0.
New Paltz High School / Onteora High School golf
New Paltz High School’s Aracely Watson took third in the Section 9 girls’ golf championship held at Apple Greens Golf Course in Highland on Monday, June 7. Watson, a senior, closed out her high school career with a 43-44—87, eight strokes off the pace of Warwick’s Gina Milazzo.
Onteora High School freshman Rachel Williams placed fifth, carding a 46-48—94.
Onteora High School track and field
The Onteora High School’s girls’ track and field team won the Section 9, Class C championship on Thursday. June 10, with Kate Davis winning four events and Jasmine Rider two. The merged results were culled from events held at Marlboro, Liberty and Monroe-Woodbury high schools. Onteora’s girls team finished with 155 points, 11 ahead of runner up Ellenville. The Onteora boys finished in sixth place with 20 points.
Davis took gold in the 100 (13.33), 200 (27.25), long jump (15-7) and triple jump (31-11.5), while Rider placed first in the shot put (29-10) and discus (74-3). Hailey Peck (1st, 2000 steeplechase, 9:25.30), Lucci Robertson (1st, high jump, 5-2; 2nd, long jump, 14-6; 2nd, triple jump, 29-10), Giovanna Wall (2nd, 100HH, 18.71; 3rd, 400IH, 1:24.77) and Roselle Davis (3rd, 2000 steeplechase, 11:10.80) all had top three finishes for the Eagles. Onteora also placed third in the 3200 relay (13:05.25).
Shayne Bresler was the sole medalist for the Onteora boys, placing third in the triple jump (37-6.5).