Kingston High School boys’ soccer
The Kingston High School boys’ varsity soccer team dropped its first two games under new coach Dan Hoffay last week by a combined margin of 9-0. Hoffay is the technical director of semi-pro team Kingston Stockade FC.
The Tigers hosted Beacon on Wednesday, September 8, falling 4-0 at Dietz Stadium. Cody Baker had seven saves in goal on a busy afternoon.
Baker was also kept active during a visit to Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association rival Newburgh Free Academy on Friday, September 10, saving four shots on goal in a 5-0 loss. Javier Rodriguez earned a hat trick for the host team against Kingston, while Anthony Rodriguez and Steven Hernandez also converted.
The Tigers were not without their offensive opportunities against the Goldbacks, who they outshot 14-9. But they were unable to unlock the scoring that’s eluded the team thus far early in the season.
“Difficult loss on the road,” Hoffay said in a press statement. “It’s hard to take positives from a defeat, but we were able to possess the ball and create some chances. Ultimately, we weren’t’t able to find the net and NFA made us pay.”
The Tigers are 0-2 in 2021 and will look to right the ship when they host league opponent Monroe-Woodbury at Dietz on Monday, September 13.
Kingston High School volleyball
The Kingston High School varsity volleyball team improved to 3-0 under new coach Brooke Harrington last week after sweeping a pair of Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association opponents.
The Tigers hosted Monticello in the home opener at Kate Walton Field House on Wednesday, September 8, winning 25-13, 25-18, 25-22.
Julia Jankowski had nine aces to lead Kingston, with Alannah Rolph (4 kills) and CiCi Chinea 2 kills) also contributing.
The Tigers traveled to Beacon two days later for another clean sweep, defeating their host 25-12, 25-20, 25-13. Jankowski (18 digs, 5 kills), Rolph (10 kills) and Ryleigh Purvis (20 assists, 10 digs) led Kingston in the win.
The Tigers remained on the road on Monday, September 13 with a visit to Newburgh Free Academy, with the results posted after Hudson Valley One went to press.
Kingston High School cross country
The Kingston High cross-country team split its season opener during a visit to Valley Central High in Montgomery on Thursday, September 9. The Tigers won the boys’ race 21-40 and fell in the girls’ race 22-46.
Luca Maneri (18:27) and Andrew Lee (19:09) finished 1-2 for the Tiger boys, who also placed John Bloom (5th, 20:54), Jaco Kraft (6th, 21:45), John Mera (7th, 22:40), Mauricio Castellanos (8th, 22:50) and Gavin Blair (9th, 22:52) in the top ten.
Carla Bautista (23:03) finished second in the girls’ race, while Kat Toolah came in fourth.
The Tigers head to Warwick for a triangular with the host team and Fallsburgh on Friday, September 17.
Kingston High School field hockey
The Kingston High School varsity field hockey team outlasted Mid-Hudson Athletic League opponent Rondout Valley in a 3-1 road win on Friday, September 10.
Emily Beichert factored into all three of Kingston’s goals on the afternoon, scoring two of her own and assisting Abi Kresser. The first of Beichert’s goals came off an assist by Niara Franklin. All three Tiger scores came in the third quarter.
Rondout’s lone goal also came in the third quarter, with Olivia Bonelli converting off a Sophia Schoonmaker assist.
Kara Houston made three saves in goal for the Tigers, with defenders Keeley Savona, Grace Uhl and Donatella DeCicco all helping keep Rondout at bay.
The Tigers hosted MHAL opponent Ellenville at Dietz Stadium on Monday, September 13 after Hudson Valley One went to press.
Kingston High School football
One week after opening their season by decimating Poughkeepsie 34-8, the Kingston High School varsity football team crashed to earth with a 10-0 road loss against non-league opponent Beacon.
The Tigers’ offense sputtered against the Bulldogs after an explosive season opener, and while the defense performed admirably, Beacon quarterback Jason Komisar’s 22-yard rushing touchdown and a 27-yard field goal by Owen Lynch were enough to tip the scales.
The Tigers will host Saugerties in the home opener at Dietz Stadium on Friday, September 17.
New Paltz High School football
The New Paltz High School varsity football team came up shy in its season opener with a 14-7 home loss against Section 9 Highland. It was the first game for the Huguenots under new coach Brandon Egan-Thorpe and a return to the gridiron for the first time since the end of the 2019 season.
The Huguenots struck first in the second quarter with an 11-yard touchdown run by Brady Saunders. The Huskies responded when quarterback Aden Wiser found Osel Adoma on a 76-yard touchdown pass. With five seconds remaining in the half, Wiser closed out the scoring with a sweep from five yards out.
Saunders amassed 177 yards on 18 carries for the Huguenots and also led the defense with ten tackles. Michael O’Dell and Logan Ormond each compiled seven tackles and a sack in a losing effort.
New Paltz hits the road on Friday, September 17 for a league battle at Marlboro.
Saugerties High School football
The Saugerties High School varsity football team fell to 0-2 after a tight 20-14 battle with Section 9, Class A visitor F.D.R. on Saturday, September 11.
The Sawyers quickly trailed 14-0 after the first quarter, but the home team came back to tie over the next two frames before the Presidents put the game away with just 1:08 remaining in the fourth.
Aiden Lydecker, who scored the Sawyers’ first touchdown, earned 59 rushing yards on 16 carries. Marciano Neglia connected with Kaden Krause in the third quarter for Saugerties’ second touchdown. Zane Grant (5 tackles), James Burns (4 tackles), Christian Hocks (interception), Kai Kought (interception) and Angel Lemus (interception) all contributed to the Saugerties defense.
The Sawyers travel to Dietz Stadium on Friday, September 17 to take on the Kingston Tigers.
New Paltz High School/Saugerties High School girls’ soccer
The New Paltz High School girls’ varsity soccer team won a close 1-0 battle at Saugerties High on Friday, September 10.
In the 30th minute, the Huguenots’ Fiona O’Hara scored the lone goal for either team, converting an Addison MacDonald pass.
Viviana Kay had four saves to keep a clean sheet for New Paltz. The Sawyers’ Gabby DeSantis also excelled in goal with six saves.
The Sawyers played to a 4-4 draw at Mount Academy in non-league action two days earlier, with Makenzie Below leading the visiting side with a brace. Natalie Tucker and Lily Leong each scored a goal for Saugerties. Mount Academy was led by Brooke Huelatt’s hat trick.
DeSantis and Anna Myers combined to record a robust 20 saves in goal to preserve the tie for the Sawyers.
New Paltz High School boys’ golf
The New Paltz High School boys’ golf team remained undefeated after back-to-back victories last week.
The Huguenots outpaced Mid-Hudson Athletic League opponent FDR in a 154-166 result at Dinsmore Golf Course in Staatsburg on Wednesday, September 8. Oliver Watson and Loyal Goodermote each carded a 36 to lead New Paltz, with Domenico Mazzella and John Goodermote each adding a 41 in the win. Ike Rothman led the Presidents with a 36 to share in medal honors.
The action moved to New Paltz Golf Course the following afternoon where the Huguenots had an easier time in a 156-215 win against MHAL opponent Highland.
Watson shot a three-under-par 33 to lead New Paltz, with Loyal Goodermote (40), Mazzella (41) and Stephen Carr (42) also factoring into the scoring. Elijah German led Highland with a 48.
The Huguenots hit the road on Monday, September 13 for a visit to MHAL opponent Red Hook after Hudson Valley One went to press. They’re back home on Wednesday, September 15 when they host MHAL foe Wallkill.
Saugerties High School boys’ golf
The Saugerties High School boys’ golf team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 173-190 home win against Mid-Hudson Athletic League opponent Rondout Valley. The matchup took place at Rip Van Winkle Country Club in Palenville on Wednesday, September 8.
Ben Fox shot a two-over-par 38 to lead the Sawyers, with Harry Bubel (44), Aero Ferrendino (45) and Cameron France (46) also pitching in. Rondout’s Dan Harkin led his team with a 44 in a losing effort.
Next up for the Sawyers is a visit to Apple Greens Golf Course on Tuesday, September 14 when they take on MHAL host Highland.
Saugerties High School girls’ tennis
The Saugerties High School girls’ tennis team improved to 2-0 last Thursday with a 5-0 sweep of visiting Mid-Hudson Athletic League opponent Ellenville. The Sawyers dropped just one game in the four played, with the fifth matchup being decided by forfeit.
Mehal Mitra (6-0, 6-1), Amy Hoyt (6-0, 6-0) and Alayna VanNosdall (6-0, 6-0) won their singles battles for the Sawyers, while Hannah Hoyt and Marlo Rothe ousted Sabihah Rahman and Heather Reid 6-0, 6-0 in first doubles. Chloe Turner and Hannah Mills won second doubles by forfeit.