Kingston High School/Saugerties High School football
The Kingston High School varsity football team improved to 2-1 on the season by completely dismantling the visiting Saugerties Sawyers 40-0 in Section 9 action at Dietz Stadium on Friday, September 17. The Tigers improved to 2-1 overall, while Saugerties High fell to 0-3.
It was the first shutout for Kingston in two years and the first on their home turf in almost a decade. The Tiger defense supplied the goose egg by holding the Sawyer offense to just 77 yards in the game. Saugerties also lost battles with Kingston in 2018 and 2019.
The Tigers were led by Myles Gordon’s four touchdowns, including a 30-yard run on his team’s first possession. Kingston’s Isiah Thomas doubled their lead to 12-0 before the first frame was over after recovering a high snap on a punt effort on the Saugerties 2-yard line.
Gordon tacked on two more scores in the second quarter to increase the Kingston lead to 28-0 at the half, including a 9-yard blast and a 61-yard scramble. John Jones and Dylan Noble each added 2-point conversions to Gordon’s touchdowns.
Gordon’s fourth score came on a 38-yard sweep, and reserve quarterback Frank Barnwell added a 1-yard score to the final tally.
The Tigers consumed a robust 251 ground yards on 25 carries in the win. Kingston stays at home against Red Hook on Friday, September 24, while Saugerties travels to Beacon looking to right the ship on the same afternoon.
Kingston High School girls’ tennis
The Kingston High School varsity girls’ tennis team opened its 2021 Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association campaign with a pair of wins last week, including their first road victory at Newburgh Free Academy in over five years.
The Tigers traveled to Newburgh on Monday, September 13, outlasting their hosts in a 4-3 result. Kingston went 3-1 in singles play and overcame a 2-1 deficit in doubles.
Lila Freeman (6-1, 6-0), Aliyah Faircloth (6-2, 6-2) and Iris Laves (6-1, 6-0) all won in singles action for the Tigers. Kingston’s Elizabeth Madonna fell in a tight 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 battle with Jade Garay.
The tandem of Ruby Finch and Lena Gudmundsen fought off the Goldbacks’ Jessica Fendt and Taryn Sileno 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2) in third doubles to earn Kingston the win. Newburgh’s Gaelen Pollick and Olivia Steiner beat Cassidy Holsaple and Camryn Fisher, 6-1, 7-5 in first doubles, while Kingston’s Callie Adin and Jade Williams were dropped 6-0, 6-0 by the home team’s Leah Isaacs and Zara Tranquada.
The Tigers returned to Kingston on Friday, September 17 for their home opener, beating Monroe-Woodbury 4-2, spurred on by a sweep in singles play. Freeman, Madonna, Faircloth and Laves all won in straight sets. Monroe won the first two doubles matches, but the third ended in a tie when darkness stopped play.
Kingston looked to maintain their hot start to the season with a visit to Middletown on Monday September 20 after Hudson Valley One went to press.
Kingston High School field hockey
The Kingston High School varsity field hockey team won a pair of games by a margin of 16-1 last week, continuing their strong start under Coach Kristy Nissen.
The week opened with a 9-0 win over visiting Ellenville at Dietz Stadium on Monday, September 13. Emily Beichelt led the Tigers with a hat trick, while Hannah Timbrouck (2 goals), Norah Prizzi (goal, assist), Grace Terpening (goal), Adelaide Finley (goal), Angelina Pisano (goal) and Niara Franklin (3 assists) all contributed.
The tale of the tape extended to the goalkeepers: While Kingston’s Kara Houston kept a clean sheet with a single stop, Ellenville’s Hailey Bressard stopped a flurry of eleven shots and still allowed nearly as many goals.
The Tigers hosted Red Hook in Mid-Hudson Athletic League action two days later, winning 7-1 after leading 4-0 at the half.
Timbrouck led all scorers with a hat trick, while Franklin (2 goals, assist), Prizzi (goal), Beichert (goal) and Pisano (assist) all pitched in. Houston had one save for the Tigers, with the Raiders’ Madyson Simmons hitting the back of the net in the third period. Abby Scott and Anna Faraldi combined for ten saves in goal for Red Hook.
The Tigers traveled to Onteora on Monday, September 20 after Hudson Valley One went to press.
Kingston High School/New Paltz High School girls’ swimming
The Kingston High School girls’ swim team won a pair of meets to open their 2021 season last week, starting with a 96-90 victory over Monroe-Woodbury on Monday, September 13. It came down to the final 400-yard freestyle relay to untie an 86-86 knot between the two teams. The meet was held in Kingston’s home pool, the first time they battled a team in person since the 2019 season; the Fall II season played this past spring saw the team compete virtually from their own pools.
Kingston’s Ellie Meyer, Mallory Sullivan, Caroline Steeves and Emily McCord book the 400-free with a time of 3:59.35 to put the Tigers over the top. The Kingston quartet of Gianna Vertullo, Angie Vertulle, Sierra Ramirez and Ella Gallo placed third in 4:18.92.
McCord earned a pair of individual wins in the 100 butterfly (1:05.20) and 200 freestyle (2:04.03), and anchored Kingston winning 200-freestyle relay with Steeves, Meyer and Sullivan (1:47.06). Meyer (100 free, 59.24) and Sullivan (500 free, 5:42.11) also turned in individual victories for the Tigers.
Four days later, Kingston welcomed New Paltz High to its pool, winning handily 95-73; the Tigers swam exhibition after opening up a 95-27 lead. Sullivan (200 free, 2:09.75),
McCord won the 200-yard individual medley (2:27.05) and the 100-freestyle (57.42) for the Tigers, while Steeves (50 free, 27.59; 500 free, 5:45.81) was also a double winner. Kalie Boye (diving, 172.90) and Meyer (100 butterfly, 1:07.49) also recorded individual wins for Kingston.
The Tigers won the 200 medley relay (Ball, Vertullo, McCord, Meyer; 2:04.31).
New Paltz’s individual winners included Charlee Domitrovits (100 backstroke, 1:08.94) and Taishan Fontes-Janusz (100 breaststroke, 1:23.23). New Paltz also finished first in the 200 free (Dalya Sheshany, Pankowska, Laurie, Cosgrove, 2:08.45) and 400 free (Suchowiecki, Katelyn Otis, Domitrovits, Becca Lucchesi, 4:18.50) relays.
The Tigers are 2-0 on the season. The Huguenots are 1-2.
Kingston High School girls’ soccer
The Kingston High School girls’ varsity soccer team rolled over Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association host Middletown last Friday, winning 6-1. Six different Tigers hit the back of the net in the victory.
Dakota Quick (goal, assist), Arianna Burns (goal, assist), Avery Banbury (goal), Reilly Michaud (goal), Juliet Bravo (goal), Paige Bennett (goal) and Jocelyn Bravo (assist) keyed the offensive onslaught.
Neida Montoya scored Middletown’s lone goal.
Hannah Tampasis had three saves in goal to preserve the Kingston win, which stopped a three-game losing streak in emphatic fashion. The Tigers hosted non-league opponent Goshen on Monday, September 20. They stay at home for crossover action against Pine Bush on Wednesday, September 22.
Kingston High School boys’ soccer
The Kingston High School boys’ varsity soccer team snapped a season-long three-game losing streak last week, blasting non-league host Red Hook 5-0 on Friday, September 17. It was the first win under new Coach Dan Hoffay.
Simon Kiluba and Lorenz Piet each scored a brace in Kingston’s win, with Max Maouris (goal), Colin Zipp (assist) and Caden Fitzgerald (assist) contributing to the offense. Cody Baker stopped six shots on goal to preserve the clean sheet for the Tigers. Raider keeper Evan Wendover also had six saves in a losing effort.
The Tigers were home on Monday, September 13 in a 2-0 loss. The Tigers committed an own goal eight minutes into the match, with Trevor Lagarde scoring on a Sean Brophy pass with eight minutes remaining in regulation. Baker and Monroe’s Parker Giles each earned three saves in goal.
The Tigers hit the road on Tuesday, September 21 with a visit to Middletown.
Onteora High School boys’ soccer
The Onteora High School boys’ varsity soccer team split a pair of games last week, winning on the road and falling at home.
The Eagles opened the week with a trip to Ellenville, winning 1-0 in Mid-Hudson Athletic League action. Gio Flores made the most of Onteora’s lone shot on goal, deflecting Jackson Spiotta’s effort in the 23rd minute. Goalkeeper Jackson Scanlon had five saves to keep a clean sheet for Onteora, who were outshot 12-7.
The tides abruptly turned for the Eagles four days later with a huge 7-0 home loss to undefeated MHAL opponent Mount Academy. Scanlon had two saves for Onteora but was overwhelmed by the Mount Academy offense. His Mount Academy counterpart Leon Mendel made one save to preserve the shutout.
The Eagles are 1-3 in MHAL action and 1-4 overall.
Onteora High School girls’ soccer
The Onteora High School varsity girls’ soccer team went 2-2 last week, finding themselves on both ends of a 5-3 result before splitting a pair of shutouts.
On Monday, September 13, the Eagles hosted Rondout Valley in non-league action, coming back to tie three times before finally pulling away in a 5-3 win. Onteora trailed 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 in the game before reeling off three straight goals.
Sophia Bruno led the Eagles with a brace and an assist, while Kate Davis (two goals), Natalie Hastie (goal, assist), Isabella McHugh (assist) and Darrah Allison (assist) pitched in offensively. Buono knotted the game one last time at 3-3 with a penalty kick, with Hastie and Davis closing out the scoring to earn the win.
Alexia Melendez and Coco Asada combined to turn away eight shots on goal for the Eagles. Rondout keeper Jill Creegan recorded ten saves in a losing effort.
The Eagles traveled to Ellenville the next day, falling 5-3 despite the offensive efforts of Charlotte Barry (goal, assist), Hastie (goal), Buono (goal), Julia Connor (assist) and Davis (Assist). Ellenville’s Sydney Franza scored four of her team’s goals for the Lady Devils, who won in overtime. Ellenville led 3-2 with six minutes remaining in regulation before Buono netted a 15-yard rocket to send it into overtime. Melendez had eight saves in goal for Onteora in the loss.
Onteora hosted non-league opponent Highland on Friday, September 17, winning 5-0. Buono and Chloe Maloney each scored a brace, with Paige Matteson contributing a goal and an assist. Melendez and Asada combined to record eleven saves to keep a clean sheet. Their counterpart, Highland’s Aaliyah Ghafoor also picked up eleven saves in a losing effort.
The Eagles’ week ended on Saturday with a 6-0 home loss against MHAL visitor Mount Academy. Brooke Huelatt and Lark Gneiting each scored a brace and added an assist for undefeated Mount Academy, with Alanna Mendel and Kelly Dunn also scoring. Melendez and Asada earned 15 saves on a busy afternoon.
Onteora finished the week 3-4 overall.
New Paltz High School girls’ soccer
New Paltz High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team improved to 3-1 on the season with a pair of road wins last week.
It began on Monday, September 13 with a trip to Hyde Park for a 2-0 win over Mid-Hudson Athletic League opponent FDR. The teams were locked in a nil-nil tie until Addison MacDonald converted a Melanie Kniffen pass in the 54th minute. Fiona O’Hara’s penalty kick with three minutes left in regulation slammed the door shut for the Huguenots.
Four days later the Huguenots traveled to Goshen for a non-league matchup with John S. Burke Catholic, a 3-1 win in which the visiting side scored all three of its goals over five second half minutes. MacDonald scored a brace, while O’Hara (goal, assist), Natalie Watts (assist) and Kniffen (assist) also contributed. Vivian Kay earned four stops in goal to help keep Burke at bay.
Kingston High School volleyball
The Kingston High varsity volleyball team dropped a tough battle against visiting Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association rival Monroe-Woodbury on Friday, September 17. The Tigers fell in five games (25-10, 23-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-12) in a seesaw contest.
Alannah Rolph (13 kills, 3 aces), Julia Jankowski (10 kills, 24 digs) and Ryleigh Purvis (24 assists, 10 digs) led the Tigers in defeat.
Onteora High School boys’ golf
The Onteora High School boys’ golf team won a hotly contested battle of unbeaten teams on Friday, September 17 as they outlasted Mid-Hudson Athletic League opponent Rhinebeck 175-178. the match was played at Woodstock Golf Club.
Adam Grady medaled with a 41, while Avery Burns (42), Adam Williams (44) and Tyler Bard (47) all factored into the scoring. Rhinebeck, who fell to 3-1 on the season, was led by Cilin Reichelt, Richie Dentico and Carter Hines, who each carded a 42. Rocco Romeo turned in a 52 to round out Rhinebeck’s scoring.
With the win, the Eagles improved to 2-0 on the season.
Onteora High School field hockey
The Onteora High School varsity field hockey team dropped a 1-0 Mid-Hudson Athletic League nail-biter at Pine Plains on Saturday, with Ryan Milne’s sole second-quarter goal the difference maker. Mercedes Cecelia Storey stopped 12 shots to keep the Eagles in the game.
Onteora fell to 0-2 on the season with the loss.
New Paltz High School boys’ golf
The New Paltz High School boys’ golf team stayed perfect on the season with a 172-222 win over Wallkill at New Paltz Golf Course on Wednesday, September 15. With the win, the Huguenots improved to 5-0.
Loyal Goodermote carded a 2-over-par 38 to lead New Paltz, who also saw Oliver Watson (43), Domenico Mazella (45) and Stephen Carr (46) outperform every one of their opponents. Wallkill was led by George Avila’s 50.
New Paltz High School/Saugerties High School girls’ tennis
The Saugerties High School girls’ varsity tennis team stayed perfect on the season by sweeping visiting Mid-Hudson Athletic League opponent New Paltz High on Tuesday, September 14.
Playing eight-game pro sets, the Sawyers dropped just four games on the afternoon. Mehal Mitra beat the Huguenots’ Flavia Drezek 8-0 in first singles, while the Sawyers also earned singles wins in matchups between Amy Hoyt (8-0) and Maggie Lynn, and Alayna VanNosdall and Samantha Wong-Pong (8-1).
In doubles action, the Sawyers’ Hannah Hoyt and Marlo Rothe beat Sophie Schor and Lyndsey Clinton 8-3, and Chloe Turner and Hannah Mills ousted Ana Kirsch and Juliana Vasquez 8-0.
Saugerties High School boys’ golf
The Saugerties High School boys’ golf team cruised to an easy 167-213 road win over Highland at Apple Greens Golf Course on Tuesday, September 14.
Ben Fox carded a par-35 to lead the Sawyers, with Aero Ferrendino (40), Harry Bubel (45) and Cameron France (47) also contributing. Highland’s Elijah German finished with a 42, but the dropoff for the home side was precipitous after that, with the other three scores coming between 55-58.
The Sawyers improved to 2-2 on the season with the win.