This week in local sports (9/29/21)

Kingston High School football

One week after being on the winning side of a shutout, the Kingston High School varsity football team found themselves on the losing end, falling 20-0 to visiting Section 9 opponent Red Hook on Friday, September 24. 

Red Hook’s coaching staff includes head coach Scott Ricketson, a KHS alum who served as quarterback from 1996-98; and offensive coordinator Nick Badalato, who coached the Tigers in 2016. 

The Tigers managed just 71 yards of offense in the loss, which saw them plagued by four turnovers and eight penalties, which lost them 55 yards. It was a dismal outing after a 40-0 win over Saugerties High one week earlier. 


Kingston is 2-2 on the season heading into a Class AA battle at Pine Bush on Friday, October 1. 

Kingston High School girls’ tennis

The Kingston High School girls’ tennis team ended one streak and started another last week as their season-opening three-straight winning streak was lost to a two-match losing streak. 

The Tigers traveled to Middletown on Monday, September 20, ousting their Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association host 4-3. Kingston swept singles play and was swept in doubles action in the battle. 

Lila Freeman beat Cymone Crump, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1; Eliz Madonna ousted Alexis Michael, 6-2, 6-3; Aliyah Faircloth outlasted Adriana Sanon, 7-5, 6-0; and Iris Laves cruised past Kyla Aviles, 6-0, 6-0 for the Tigers in singles play. 

It was all Middletown in doubles play, with Angeuna Cavallaro and Ariana Hinds defeating Cassidy Holsapple and Camryn Fisher, 6-4, 6-4; Hailey Rodriguez and Megan Smith beating Sarah Martin-Callie Adin, 6-1, 6-2; and Amiyah Haener and Sierra Redmond outlasting Ruby Finch-Jade Williams, 7-6 (2), 6-3.

The Tigers hosted OCIAA foe Warwick on Wednesday, September 22, falling 5-2 for their first defeat of the season. Freeman beat Sammy Kelvin 6-1, 6-0; and Laves ousted Bianca Crest, 7-5, 6-2 in singles play for Kingston’s sole victories. 

Kingston hosted OCIAA opponent Pine Bush two days later, falling 4-3 after a decisive loss in second doubles. 

Freeman (6-1, 6-2), Faircloth (6-4, 6-4) and Laves (6-1, 6-3) all won in singles for the Tigers, but with Pine Bush sweeping doubles play the contest was ultimately decided in second singles, where Kingston’s Elizabeth Madonna fell to Tiffany Manikoth 7-5, 6-2. 

Kingston High School/Onteora High School field hockey

The Kingston High School varsity field hockey team’s bid for an undefeated season ended on Saturday with a tough 2-0 loss at Dietz Stadium to non-league Section I juggernaut Lakeland. 

It was a tight battle throughout, but Lakeland goalkeeper Celeste Pagliaroli provided an impenetrable wall with seven saves. Kingston’s Kara Houston also played well in goal, turning away a dozen shots. But Jaden Ray and Emma Numme found a way through to the back of Kingston’s goal to help the visiting side to victory. 

With the loss, the Tigers stand at 5-1 on the season, their win column bolstered by a pair of shutout wins earlier in the week. It started with a trip to Boiceville on Monday, September 20 and a 3-0 win over Mid-Hudson Athletic League host Onteora High.

Niara Franklin led Kingston against the Eagles with a goal and an assist, while Hannah Timbrouck and Grace Terpening also scored. 

The final score was not indicative of the dominance shown by the Tigers, who saw Houston keep a clean sheet without a single save. On the other side of the field, Onteora’s Mercedez Cecelia Storey kept the home side in the game with 23 saves. 

On Thursday, September 23, the Tigers hosted MHAL opponent Pine Plains, winning 5-0 thanks in part to a Timbrouck hat trick and a pair of goals by Franklin. Timbrouck and Abi Kresser each dished an assist in the win. 

Kingston High School girls’ soccer

The Kingston High School varsity girls’ soccer team fell 4-1 to visiting Pine Bush on Wednesday, September 22. Ava Riley’s first varsity goal was the sole score for the home side. 

Taylor Hoehmann scored a brace for Pine Bush, with Ava Boffalo and Camryn Brown each adding a goal. 

Kingston keeper Hannah Tampasis stopped 15 shots before an injury ended her afternoon. Paige Bennett played well as a substitute, stopping a penalty kick for the Tigers. 

Kingston High School boys’ soccer

The Kingston High School varsity boys’ soccer team improved to 2-3 on the season following a dominant 5-0 road win at Middletown on Tuesday, September 21. 

Lorenz Piet scored the first goal for the Tigers in the three-minute mark, with Tyler Longo, Caden Fitzgerald, Imari Harris and Simon Kiluba also scoring. Jason Ramirez recorded an assist in the Kingston win. 


Kingston High School volleyball

The Kingston High School varsity volleyball team went 2-1 last week, opening with a clean sweep of Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association host Middletown on Monday, September 20. 

The Tigers beat the Middies 25-16, 26-24, 25-20. Ryleigh Purvis (22 assists, 5 aces), Maggie Habernig (7 kills) and CiCi Chinea (5 kills, 2 aces) all contributed to the Kingston win. 

Two days later the Tigers traveled to Kyserike for non-league play against Rondout Valley, winning 25-15, 25-23, 20-25, 25-13. Rachel Hoyt (10 digs, 5 kills), Cadence Sickler (13 digs, 9 aces) and Purvis (12 assists, 11 digs) keyed the Kingston win. 

On Friday, September 24, Kingston hosted undefeated OCIAA opponent Pine Bush, falling 25-14, 25-12, 25-12. Sickler (11 digs, 4 aces), Chinea (3 kills) and Barrett Holsapple (4 digs) contributed to the Tigers in defeat. 

Kingston High School cross country

The Kingston High School cross country team swept a dual meet against visiting Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association opponent Middletown at M. Clifford Miller Middle School on Tuesday, September 22. The boys cruised to a 15-48 win, while the girls eked out a 28-29 victory. 

On the boys’ side, Luca Maneri (1st, 15:05), Andrew Lee (2nd, 16:04), Jon Bloom (3rd, 17:00), Jaco Kraft (4th, 17:10), Zach Martinez (5th, 17:14), Mauricio Castellanos (7th, 17:33), Tim Leiching (8th, 18:08), Gavin Blair (9th, 18:10) and Lukas Pauvonic (10th, 18:33) all finished in the top ten. 

Kingston’s top ten girls finishers included Carla Bautista (1st, 20:27), Kat Toolan (2md, 21:10), Marla McCain (5th, 25:29) and Aislinn Hertle (8th, 26:41). 

Kingston High School girls’ swimming

The Kingston High School girls’ swimming and diving team remained undefeated following a pair of Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association road wins last week. 

It began with a trip to Cornwall on Tuesday, September 21, with the Tigers coming away with a 101.5-72.5 victory. Individual wins for the Tigers included Parker Ball (100 free, 1:01.78), Emily McCord (500 free, 5:30.27), Mallory Sullivan (200 IM, 2:27.90) and Caroline Steeves (100 butterfly, 1:06.96). Kingston also won the 200 medley (Steeves, Eleanora Meyer, McCord, Sullivan, 2:01.07) and 200 freestyle (Angelina Vertullo, Gianna Vertullo, Sullivan, McCord, 1:50.99) relays. 

The Tigers stayed hot in a battle of undefeated teams with a 105-76 win at Newburgh Free Academy on Thursday, September 23. 

McCord earned individual wins in the 100 freestyle (56.77) and 200 freestyle (2:03.08), while Sullivan (500 free, 5:46.93), Ball (200 IM, 2:30.89), Kalie Boye (diving, 190.40 – tie with Taylor Chiaramonte of Newburgh), Katherine Steeves (100 butterfly, 1:06.33) and Caroline Steeves (100 backstroke, 1:05.77) also won. 

The Tigers also came away with wins in the 200 medley relay (Steeves, Vertullo, Steeves, Meyer, 2:04.53) and 200 freestyle relay (Vertullo, Ball, Sullivan McCord, 1:49.54). 

Onteora High School boys’ golf

The Onteora High School boys’ golf team stayed perfect on the 2021 season with a pair of easy wins at Woodstock Golf Club last week. 

Webutuck came to town on Tuesday, September 22, with the Eagles cruising to a 164-277 win. Adam Williams carded a 4-over-par 39 to lead Onteora, with Adam Brady (41), Avery Burns (42) and Colvin VanDeBogart (57) also factoring into the scoring. Webutuck’s Carissa Whitehead was tops for the visiting team with a 67. 

Ellenville came to Woodstock on Friday, September 24, with the Eagles winning 178-210. Burns was tops for the Eagles with a 4-over-39, while Grady (42), Williams (47) and Jude Signore (52) rounded out the winning tally. Koltin Pickell turned in a competitive 44 for Ellenville, though their scoring dropped off considerably from there with Tyler Damms (60), Easton Avery (68) and Hayden Budd (68) also contributing. 

Members of the New Paltz High School football team watch from the sidelines. (photos by Samantha Wing-Pan)

New Paltz football fans cheer on their team.

New Paltz High School football

On Friday, September 24, the New Paltz High School varsity football team won its home conference game against Rondout Valley by a score of  9-8.

The New Paltz High School marching band cheers on the football team from the stands.

The New Paltz football team hosted Rondout on September 24.

Saugerties High School boys’ golf

The Saugerties High School boys’ golf team closed out the week with a 4-2 overall record after splitting a pair of matches. 

The Sawyers hosted Red Book at Rip Van Winkle Country Club on Tuesday, September 22, winning 167-180 thanks in part to a par 36 outing by Ben Fox. Rounding out the scoring for Saugerties were Cameron France (41), Aero Feffendino (43) and Harry Bubel (47). Joseph Biernat led Red Hook with a 2-over-28. 

Saugerties visited Apple Greens Golf Course in Highland the following afternoon, where they fell 169-172 to Mid-Hudson Athletic League foe Marlboro. Fox medaled with a 1-over-par 36, while Bubel (44), Ferrendino (44) and France (48) also contributed. Marlboro was led by John Ryder and Cole Morehead, who each carded a 41. 

New Paltz High School boys’ golf

The New Paltz High School boys’ golf team improved to 6-0 overall last week after a 169-180 win over visiting Mid-Hudson Athletic League opponent Marlboro at New Paltz Golf Course on Tuesday, September 22. 

Oliver Watson led the Huguenots with a 3-over-par 36, while Loyal Goodermote (42), Stephen Carr (44) and Manny Markmann (44) also contributed. Jon Ryder led Marlboro with a 41. 

New Paltz High School volleyball

The New Paltz High School varsity volleyball team was swept by visiting Wallkill 25-17, 25-19, 25-16 on Tuesday, September 21. 

Francheska Geminiano (15 kills, 3 blocks, 2 aces), Jena Russo (8 digs, 7 kills), Esve Mullins (22 assists, 12 digs) and Ella McDonough (9 digs) led the Huguenots in defeat. 

Saugerties High School girls’ soccer

The Saugerties High School varsity girls’ soccer team won a 3-2 home game against FDR on Wednesday, September 22 thanks to late heroics by Savannah Scarpa-Meade. 

With just one minute remaining and the teams knotted at 2-2, Scarpa-Meade hit the back of the net from 18 yards out to give the Sawyers their first win of the season. Makenzie Below scored a brace for Saugerties, with assists by Ashlynn DeRonda and Hannah Card. 

Gabby DeSantis stopped seven shots to help the Sawyers to victory. Her FDR counterpart Deleste Gorress made eight saves. Alison Desmond and Marla Volino each scored for the Presidents in a losing effort. 

The Sawyers improved to 1-1-1 in Mid-Hudson Athletic League play and 1-2-2 overall. 

Onteora’s varsity football team takes to the field prior to its Homecoming game against Spackenkill on September 25. (photos by Valerie Havas/Ulster BOCES Community Relations)

Onteora athletes Jakson Spiotta (left) and Kyra Smith were crowned this year’s “Homecoming Royalty.”

Onteora High School football

Onteora High School’s varsity eight-man football team split their last two Section 9 home games, carrying a 1-2 record into this Friday’s visit to Pine Plains/Rhinebeck. 

It began on Saturday, September 18 with a 23-7 win over visiting Fallsburgh. Sophomore Reese Rotella tossed a pair of touchdowns for the Eagles, and Shayne Bresler ran in a score as well. 

Onteora athletes posing for a photo during their school’s Homecoming celebration, which took place on September 25. Pictured, from left to right, are Ilana Kessler, Achaia-Lotus Horwitz Gindele, Molly Whitehead, Isabella McHug and Ella Williams.

Griffin Alterio (10.5 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 0.5 sack), Bresler (9 tackles, forced and recovered fumble) and Joey Christofora (1.5 sacks, forced fumble) helped lead the Onteora defense.

One week later, Spackenkill came to town, with the Eagles on the losing end of a 42-6 result. Bresler returned an interception for a touchdown, the lone score for the home team. Bresler compiled 11 tackles, four assists, and two pass breakups in a losing effort. Altiero (9 tackles, 7 assists) and Christofora (5 tackles, 5 assists) also contributed to the Onteora defense. 

Onteora’s Homecoming Celebration also took place prior to the homecoming football game on Saturday, September 25.

The Onteora varsity volleyball team marching in the Parade of Athletes during their school’s Homecoming celebration, which took place on September 25.

Prior to the crowning of Onteora’s “Homecoming Royalty,” the nominated athletes posed for a group photo. Pictured (from left to right) are Darrah Allison, Jackson Scanlon, Marquies (Mark) Treasure, Sophia Wentland, Adam Williams, Delilah Blue, Shayne Bresler, Achaia-Lotus Horwitz Gindele, Jakson Spiotta and Kyra Smith. The celebration took place on September 25.

New Paltz High School girls’ soccer

The New Paltz High School girls’ varsity soccer team beat visiting foe Wallkill 2-1 on Wednesday, September 22. 

The Huguenots first scored in the 23rd minute off a Nyah Cunniff one-touch rocket from 20 yards out, a play assisted by Addison MacDonald. Ten minutes later, Fiona O’Hara found Kelly Hansen for her first varsity goal. Vivian Kay made eight saves in goal to preserve the clean sheet for New Paltz. Wallkill keeper Madelyn Tachimiak turned away eleven shots in defeat. 

Saugerties High School girls’ tennis

The Saugerties High School girls’ tennis team swept host Red Hook 5-0 on Tuesday, September 21. 

Mehal Mitra (6-1, 6-2), Amy Hoyt (6-1, 6-1) and Alayna Van Nosdall (6-1, 6-1) all won in singles play for the Sawyers. In doubles action, Hannah Hoyt and Marlowe Rothe ousted Jessica Amato and Jillian Hunziker, 6-4, 6-1; while Chloe Turner and Hannah Mills defeated Abigail Mercier and Lotta Grannis-Pflaum, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.

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