Kingston High School boys’ soccer
A difficult season for the Kingston High School boys’ varsity soccer team continued last week with a pair of home losses in Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association competition.
On Thursday, October 14 the Tigers hosted Pine Bush in a senior night matchup at Dietz Stadium, falling 1-0 in spite of outplaying their opponent at nearly every turn. Kingston outshot Pine Bush 13-8.
The game remained scoreless through the 66th minute before Roberto Lopez scored off an assist by Sergio Gonzalez to give the Bushmen the lead.
Kingston keeper Rodrigo Martinez had six saves in goal in the loss.
Two days later the Tigers welcomed rival Newburgh Free Academy to town, falling 4-0. The Goldbacks scored twice in the first half and tacked on a pair of insurance goals after intermission. Javier Rodriguez scored a brace to lead Newburgh.
Caden Hubbell scooped up four saves in goal for the Tigers, who welcome Warwick to Dietz Stadium on Tuesday, October 19.
Kingston High School field hockey
The Kingston High School varsity field hockey team stayed red hot last week with a trio of shutout wins, the latter two coming on the road. The Tigers improved to 9-1 on the season.
The Tigers opened with a slim 1-0 win over visiting Red Hook at Dietz Stadium on Monday, October 11. Angelina Pisano hit the back of the net for an unassisted goal in the fourth quarter to give Kingston the win. Kara Houston recorded one save in goal to preserve the clean sheet for the Tigers.
Two days later, Kingston traveled to Red Hook for another 1-0 win, this one coming on a third-quarter goal by Abigail Kresser, who deftly turned a Hannah Timbrouck assist for the decider. Houston had no saves in the win.
Though the score was close, the game looked quite different, with the Tigers outshooting the Raiders 16-0; they carried the same 16-0 advantage in penalty corners.
On Thursday, October 14, the Tigers went to Craryville for a 4-0 victory over host Taconic Hills.
Timbrouck scored a pair of goals, the first coming in the second quarter off a Pisano assist. Norah Prizzi also scored for Kingston, who again dominated enough that Houston earned a shutout without having to make a single save.
Kingston outshot Taconic 25-1 in the win.
Onteora High School field hockey
The Onteora High School varsity field hockey team was on the losing end of a pair of road games last week, falling by a combined score of 5-0.
It began on Monday, October 11 with a trip to Pine Plains, where Ashlee Conlee tipped in the game-winner with just three minutes left in regulation. Eagles’ goalkeeper Delilah Blue had five saves in goal.
Two days later, Onteora traveled to Pine Bush, where they fell 4-0. Four different Lady Bushmen scored in the win, with Blue making two saves in goal.
Kingston High School cross country
Despite first place finishes in both races, the Kingston High School cross country team lost an Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association battle with visiting Newburgh Free Academy on Thursday, October 14. The Goldbacks just edged the Tigers 27-28 in the boys’ race, while the girls’ race ended with a 23-36 result.
It was the home finale for the Tigers and their 2.75-mile course, and both Lica Maneri and Carla Bautista made the most of it with first place finishes in their respective races.
For the Kingston boys, Maneria finished in 14:25, over a minute ahead of teammate Andrew Lee’s second place finish in 15:45. Other solid outings for the Tiger boys included Jaco Kraft (7th, 17:00), Zach Martinez (8th, 17:05), Jon Bloom (10th, 17:23), Tim Leiching (12th, 17:32), and Mauricio Castellanos (14th, 17:38).
Bautista also finished well ahead of the pack in her race, earning gold with a time of 17:56; Newburgh’s Donna Cheatham placed second in 19:34. Other top Tiger performances on the girls’ side came from Kat Toolan (4th, 20:31), Lisa Vargas (8th, 21:47), Marla McCain (11th, 24:25), Aislin Hertle (12th, 24:44) and Kate Aberle (13th, 29:12).
Kingston High School volleyball
The Kingston High School varsity volleyball team squandered a solid start in a 3-1 loss to visiting Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association opponent Middletown on Wednesday, October 13. The Tigers opened with a 25-10 advantage before dropping the next three 18-25, 18-25, 20-25.
Alanna Rolphj (13 kills), Ryleigh Purvis (22 assists, 7 kills, 14 digs) and Julia Jankowski (5 kills, 19 digs) led the Tigers in the loss.
Kingston High School swimming & diving
It took almost an entire regular season for someone to beat the Kingston High School girls’ swimming and diving team, and it finally happened in the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association season finale. The Tigers traveled to fellow powerhouse Washingtonville on Thursday, October 14, falling 110-75 and dropping to 9-1 in 2021.
Emily McCord led Kingston with individual wins in the 100 (56.05) and 200 (2:01.33) freestyle races. McCord also anchored the Tigers’ winning 2 — medley relay team along with Caroline Steeves, Gianna Vertullo and Ellie Meyer (2:00.45).
Kingston’s only other win came from Steeves, who placed first in the 100 backstroke (1:04.87).
The Tigers return to Washingtonville on Saturday, October 23 for the OCIAA Division I Championships.
Kingston High School football
The Kingston High School varsity football team lost their Homecoming Game and a chance to clinch a playoff berth on Friday, October 15 with a 35-21 loss to visiting Class AA opponent Warwick.
Myles Gordon led Kingston with 120 yards on 27 carries and a pair of touchdowns. Isaiah Thomas picked up a further 49 rushing yards for Kingston; C’yncere Venable caught three passes for 84 yards, 73 of which came on a pair of option passes by Gordon; and quarterback Dylan Noble ran in a 3-yard touchdown to keep the Tigers in the game.
Unfortunately, Kingston turned the ball over on a pair of fumbles and failed to recover any of their four onside kick attempts.
The Tigers are 3-4 overall and still in the playoff mix. They head to Newburgh Free Academy on Friday, October 22 to battle the division’s second best team. With the loss to Warwick they are 1-2 in AA competition and tied for third place behind Monroe-Woodbury and Newburgh. The top four teams in the division make the sectionals, and a win at Newburgh would help the Tigers’ chances. In fifth and sixth place respectively are Middletown and Pine Bush.
Onteora High School boys’ golf
The Onteora High School boys’ golf team lost to Rhinebeck High 175-208 in the Mid-Hudson Athletic League Division III in a tiebreaker playoff on Wednesday, October 13 at Wiltwyck Golf Club.
Colin Reichelt earned medal honors for Rhinebeck with a 2-over-par 38. Avery Burns led the Eagles with a 47, while Adam Grady (48), Max Scanlon (56) and Tyler Bard (57) also pitched in.
The loss dropped Onteora to 8-2 on the season.
Onteora High School girls’ soccer
The Onteora High School varsity girls’ soccer team trounced host Webutuck 4-1 on Tuesday, October 12, with all four of their goals coming from different players.
Darrah Allison and Brooke Burgher each scored in the first half during the Eagles’ balanced attack and Kate Davis and Riley Fitzgerald connected in the second half. Alexia Melendez recorded six saves to help the Eagles to victory.
Saugerties High School girls’ soccer
The Saugerties High School girls’ varsity soccer team had a stellar 3-0 week, outscoring opponents by a combined 10-5.
The Sawyers opened with a huge 1-0 Mid-Hudson Athletic League home win over previously undefeated Red Hook on Tuesday, October 12. Madeline Marricco scored the Sawyers’ lone goal off a Makenzie Below corner kick with ten minutes remaining in regulation. Gabby DeSantis saved seven shots to keep a clean sheet for Saugerties in the win.
Wallkill came to town the next day, with the Sawyers winning 5-3. Below scored a hat trick for the home side and added an assist. Kylie Rifenburgh and Marricco each scored for Saugerties, with Renee Baldwin and Savannah Scarpa-Meade each dishing assists. DeSantis had eleven saves in goal to preserve the win. Lainey Flanagan was the sole Panther to break through with a hat trick.
On Friday, October 15, the Sawyers traveled to Hyde Park, winning 4-2 against host FDR in overtime. Below again had a hat trick, her last goal the go-ahead score in overtime. Marricco (goal, assist), Scarpa-Meade (assist), Lena Goode (assist) and Baldwin (assist) also contributed. DeSantis had seven saves in the Sawyer victory.
Saugerties improved to 7-3-2 overall following the trio of wins.
New Paltz High School girls’ soccer
You win some, you lose some. While the New Paltz High School varsity girls’ soccer team win (9) more than they lose (4), they split a pair of games last week on their march toward the postseason.
On Wednesday, October 13, the Huguenots hosted FDR, winning 5-2 on the strength of the fourth hat trick by Fiona O’Hara in five matches. O’Hara also recorded an assist in the win, while Addison MacDonald also scored and assisted twice for New Paltz. Vivian Key picked up four saves in goal to help preserve the win.
Two days later the Huguenots traveled to Wallkill, falling 1-0 after an uncharacteristically subdued offensive effort. The sole score came in the 52nd minute when the Panthers’ Amy Crowley connected off a Lainey Flanagan pass.
Kay had five saves in goal for New Paltz.
New Paltz High School boys’ soccer
The New Paltz High School varsity boys’ soccer team came up just shy in their home bid to unseat undefeated FDR, falling 3-2 on Tuesday, October 12.
Each team got all its scoring from a single player, with Cameron Ottaviani punching in a hat trick for the Presidents and Yasha Tamarchenko scoring a brace for the Huguenots. Bruce Oremus had an assist for New Paltz.
New Paltz High School volleyball
The New Paltz High School varsity volleyball team made relatively easy work of Rondout Valley on Tuesday, October 12, sweeping their host in a 25-12, 25-11, 25-11 result.
Alex Frenza (7 kills, 5 blocks, 2 digs), Esve Mullins (14 assists, 11 aces, 6 kills, 3 digs, block), and Jena Russo (7 digs, 5 aces, 2 kills) led the Huguenots.
New Paltz High School football
The New Paltz High School varsity football team fell to 2-4 on the season following a 30-7 road loss at Chester on Friday, October 15. The Hambletonians overcame a 7-6 deficit with 24 unanswered second half points in the game.
The Huguenots’ defense was led by Mike O’Dell (9 tackles), Nick DeGiacomo (8 tackles, forced fumble), Spyros Schrippa (eight tackles) and Dan Saracino (6 tackles).
Saugerties High School boys’ soccer
The Saugerties High School varsity boys’ soccer team fell to 6-5-1 overall following a loss and a draw last week.
The week opened with a tough 3-2 road loss at FDR against a team that has yet to drop a game all season.
In a 2-0 hole following a pair of Angel Ojeda goals, the Sawyers fought back with scores by Bryan Castillo in the 60th minute and Bryan Lemus with just five minutes left in regulation. Ojeda hit the hat trick in overtime to give the Presidents the win.
Jack Quinlan had five saves in goal for Saugerties.
On Saturday, October 16, Saugerties traveled to Ellenville, with both sides settling for a scoreless draw. An Ellenville Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held before the match, leading to play unfolding on the stadium field rather than the soccer field; a football game had been played on the stadium field the previous night and the conditions were rough by the time the two soccer teams got underway on Saturday.
Quinlan had six saves to preserve a clean sheet for the Sawyers.
Saugerties High School tennis
The Saugerties High School doubles tandem of Mehal Mitra and Amy Hoyt took gold as a wildcard team in last week’s Mid-Hudson Athletic League tennis championships.
Mitra and Hoyt swept both Wallkill’s Lillie Jaffee and Kaleigh Flanagan and Marlboro’s Lindsay Stelling and Gianna Barbero 6-0, 6-0 in early rounds on Tuesday, October 12. The following day the duo dispatched top-seeded Mackenzie Mason and Rebecca Ness of Highland (6-1, 6-2) in the semifinals, then outlasted Marlboro’s Sydney Sladicks and Ava Del Salto (6-3, 7-5) in the title match.