This week in local sports (10/27/21)

Kingston High School boys’ soccer

The Kingston High School varsity boys’ soccer team put up a yeoman’s effort against a very good Warwick side last week, but two early goals by the visitor proved the difference in a 2-0 loss. 

In a game played at Dietz Stadium on Tuesday, October 19, the Tigers allowed a brace by Joe Holder of Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association foe Warwick. And though they outshot the Wildcats 16-9 overall, Kingston could not get past Warwick keeper Aden Razukiewicz, who made nine saves to keep a clean sheet. Lincoln Nieto stopped nine shots in goal for the home team. 

Saugerties High School boys’ soccer

The Saugerties High School varsity boys’ soccer team’s run toward the Section 9, Class A playoffs ended on Saturday with a tough 3-2 loss at FDR. 


The Sawyers led 2-0 before succumbing to three unanswered goals by the home side. Mason Tiano scored Saugerties’ first goal ahead of intermission, while Shaan Sekhon added one of his own in the second half. But midway through the second half, the Presidents equalized courtesy scores by Sean Goodman and Cameron Ottaviani during a rough two-minute span. With five minutes remaining in regulation, Jacob Kosilla connected for the game-winner. 

Jack Quinlan made seven saves in goal to keep the Sawyers in the game. 

New Paltz High School boys’ soccer

The New Paltz High School varsity boys’ soccer team advanced to the Section 9, Class B postseason following a 6-2 play-in victory over James I. O’Neill at home on Friday, October 22. 

No further stats were available as of press time. The Huguenots traveled to second-seeded Spackenkill for semifinal action on Monday, October 25 after Hudson Valley One went to press. 

Kingston High School volleyball

The Kingston High School varsity volleyball team dropped a pair of Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association battles last week, starting with a visit to Pine Bush on Monday, October 18. 

The Tigers were swept by the Lady Bushmen 25-19, 25-17, 25-16. 

Barrett Holsapple (6 kills), CiCi Chinea (5 kills, 3 digs) and Makenna Black (3 blocks) led Kingston in a losing effort. 

Two days later, the Tigers welcomed Warwick to Kate Walton Field House, falling 25-20, 25-18, 25-16. 

Julia Jankowski (12 digs, 5 kills), Cadence Sickler (3 digs, 2 aces) and Maggie Habernig (4 kills) paced Kingston in defeat. 

The Tigers visited Valley Central on Monday, October 25 after Hudson Valley One went to press. 

Kingston High School field hockey

The Kingston High School varsity field hockey team battled to the bitter end in the Mid-Hudson Athletic League championship last week before falling 2-1 in a sudden death shootout at Rondout Valley. 

The game played on Thursday, October 21, was locked in a 1-1 draw through the end of regulation, a pair of ten-minute overtimes and two shootout rounds. Sophia Schoonmaker finally untied the knot, and Ganders keeper Azure Jones turned away the Tigers’ rebuttal. 

Hannah Timbrouck scored the lone goal for Kingston with just over two minutes left in the first frame. Schoonmaker tied the game for Spackenkill with 3:41 left in the third quarter. 

Kingston earned their way into the MHAL final two days earlier with a resounding 8-0 home win against Red Hook. Emily Beichert, Niara Franklin and Timbrouck all scored twice in Kingston’s win, with Angelina Pisano and Jillian Prendergast each scoring once. Norah Prizzi had two assists in the Tiger win, with goalkeeper Kara Houston keeping a clean sheet with no saves. 

Kingston High School cross country

Despite the efforts of perpetual standouts Luca Maneri and Carla Bautista, the Kingston High School cross-country team dropped its final Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association dual meet of the season at Pine Bush on Wednesday, October 20. 

The Tiger boys fell 24-31, while the girls’ side lost 23-28. 

Maneri took first in 15:32, 16-seconds ahead of runner up Colby Zupitz of the Bushmen. Also running well for the Kingston boys were Andrew Lee (3rd,15:58), Tim Leiching (8th, 17:40), Jaco Kraft (9th, 17:42) and Mauricio Castellanos (10th, 17:57). 

Bautista’s first place time of 18:42 was more than two minutes faster than runner up Alyssa Biondi of Pine Bush. Lisa Vargas, who finished 10th with a time of 22:52, was the next Tiger girl to cross the finish line. 

Several Kingston runners competed in the Greenwich Invitational at Saratoga State Park on Friday, October 22, with Maneri (2nd, 16:17) and Bautista (4th, 20:13) leading the Tigers on the 3.07-mile course. Bautista led the girls’ race but missed a turn and had to go back, tacking on several seconds to her total. 

Lee (13th, 17:46), Leiching (39th, 19:13), Kraft (55th, 19:44), Gavin Blair (56th, 19:45), Hunter Fuller (69th, 20:20) and Charlie Molyneaux (89th, 21:22) all raced well for the Kingston boys.

Kat Toolan (16th, 22:25), Lisa Vargas (43rd, 24:10), Marla McCain (57th, 26:27) and Aislinn Hertle (69th, 29:01) rounded out the Tiger girls runners. 

Arkady Rakchev (9th 12:52) led Kingston in the freshman boys’ 1.7-mile race, with Lukas Paunovic (10th, 12:54) and Logan Manor (12th, 13:13) also running well. 

The Tigers next compete in the OCIAA championships at Bear Mountain on Wednesday, October 27. 

Kingston High School football

The Kingston High School varsity football team was thoroughly dominated by host Newburgh Free Academy in a 55-0 rout on Friday, October 22. 

The Goldbacks have shut out the Tigers in their last three battles and lead the decades-long series 59-52-5. 

With the loss, their third straight, Kingston fell to 3-5 overall and 1-3 in Class AA play. They can still keep their postseason hopes alive with a win at Middletown on Friday, October 29. 


Saugerties High School football

The Saugerties High School varsity football team fell to 0-7 on the year and were eliminated from playoff contention with a 42-10 loss at Wallkill on Friday, October 22. 

Mason Hartrum tossed an 80-yard touchdown pass to Daryl Mayr for the Sawyers’ sole touchdown, while Edwin Arias rounded out the team’s scoring with a 35-yard field goal.

New Paltz High School football

The New Paltz High School varsity football team dropped a 41-10 home game against Port Jervis on Friday, October 22. Port Jervis quarterback Brett Fuller surpassed 4,000 career yards and 50 touchdowns for his career following a 13-for-16, 284-yard, 4-touchdown effort. 

The Huguenots entered the game plagued with injuries, but still got solid offensive performances from Brady Saunders (100 rushing yards), Spyros Schrippa (60 rushing yards), Pierce Lutz (24-yard TD) and Tony Drewnoski (41-yard FG). Saunders (9 tackles), Schrippa (9 tackles), Nick DiGiacomo (7 tackles) and Dan Saracino (7 tackles) shored up the New Paltz defense. 

With the loss, the Huguenots fell to 2-4 on the season. 

Kingston High School girls’ swimming and diving

The Kingston High School girls’ swimming and diving team won their first Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association title in 25 years on Saturday after defeating Division I rival Monroe-Woodbury 460-426. It was the Tigers’ first championship since 1996, and the first ever for Head Coach Chris Sammons 20 years after he took the helm. 

The Tigers closed out the season with an 8-0 dual meet record and a 9-1 clip overall. 

Emily McCord won the 100 (56.05) and 200-yard (2:01.33) freestyles, while Mallory Sullivan won the 500 free (5:27.31) and placed second in the 200 (2:07.68). Ellie Meyer took second in the individual medley (2:21.56) and breaststroke (1:13.65). 

Caroline Steeves, Meyer, Sullivan and McCord won the 200-freestyle in 1:43.31, just beating Monroe by 9/100 of a second. Kingston also went 1-2 in the 400 free relay, with Steeves, Parker Ball, Meyer and McCord (3:50.65) finishing first and Erin Navcarra, Angie Vertullo, Gianna Vertullo and Sullivan coming in second (3:59.90).

After Kingston (460) and Monroe-Woodbury (426) came Cornwall (217), Rhinebeck (199), New Paltz (188), Newburgh (184), F.D.R. (126), Marlboro (123), Onteora (119), Beacon (63), Highland (59), Spackenkill (47), and Rondout (30). 

Onteora High School football

Onteora High School’s varsity eight-man football team dropped their Senior Day battle with visiting Pawling 42-16 on Saturday, October 23. 

The Eagles’ future looks bright, as the offense was led by sophomore Griffin Alterio, who chewed up 166 yards on 33 carries, including a touchdown. Alterio also excelled on defense with seven tackles and a sack. Fellow sophomore Noah Roberts also played well on both sides of the ball, rushing for a touchdown and amassing seven tackles and a pair of sacks. 

Juniors Steven Blakely (6 tackles, recovered fumble) and Joey Christofora (3 tackles) and senior Eamon Hill (6 tackles, sack) also helped key Onteora’s defense. 

New Paltz High School girls’ soccer

The New Paltz High School varsity girls’ soccer team won its first-ever Mid-Hudson Athletic League championship last week, upending Mount Academy’s perfect season with a 1-0 road win on Thursday, October 21. 

The game was knotted at nil-nil until midway through the second half when Addison MacDonald dropped in a long, loping goal from 30 yards out. Huguenots’ goalkeeper kept Mount Academy at bay with nine saves in the game, including a crucial diving deflection with just three minutes remaining in regulation. 

With the win New Paltz improved to 11-4 on the season. 

The title victory came three days after the Huguenots took another 1-0 nail-biter, this time over visiting Red Hook in the quarterfinals. New Paltz outshot the Raiders 11-5, but it took until 40 seconds into overtime and a Fiona O’Hara goal off a Leah Schamberg assist to untie the scoreless knot. Kay kept a clean sheet with four saves in the game. 

Saugerties High School girls’ soccer

The Saugerties High School girls’ varsity soccer team steamrolled host Highland on Monday, October 18, winning 8-0 thanks to a hat trick from Makenzie Below, a brace by Renee Baldwin, and scores by Anna Myers and Faith VanRoy.

Saugerties High School volleyball

The Saugerties High School varsity volleyball team was swept by visiting Wallkill on Tuesday, October 19. The Sawyers fell 25-17, 25-11, 25-15 in the loss. 

Dreama Manganiello (2 kills, 2 blocks), Lacey Schatzel (2 kills, block), Ginger DeFino (3 aces) and Paige Moro (2 assists) paced the Sawyers in defeat. 

New Paltz High School volleyball

You win some, you lose some. The New Paltz High School varsity volleyball team split a pair of battles last week, beating FDR at home on Tuesday, October 19, and getting swept at Wallkill two days later. 

The Huguenots overcame a setback in the first game against the Presidents in a 24-26, 25-7, 25-23, 25-23 victory. Francheska Geminiano (15 kills, 7 blocks, 9 aces), Alex Frenza (8 kills, 6 blocks, 2 aces, 2 assists), Esve Mullins (32 assists, 12 digs, 4 kills, 4 aces, block) and Jena Russo (10 digs, 5 kills) paced New Paltz in the win. 

It was a different story at Wallkill, where the home team outlasted New Paltz 25-20, 25-17, 26-24. Mullins (10 assists, 3 digs), Geminiano (8 blocks, 5 digs), Russo (9 digs, 2 kills) and Frenza (5 kills, 3 blocks) led New Paltz in the tough loss. 

MHAL golf tournament

Ben Fox of Saugerties High School carded a 3-over-par 74 at Apple Greens in Highland on Tuesday, October 19, winning the Mid-Hudson Athletic League individual tourney and Section 9 qualifier. 

Onteora’s John Goodermote placed third with a 79, while Oliver Watson (New Paltz, T-5th, 82), Loyal Goodermote (New Paltz, T-5th, 82), Stephen Carr (New Paltz, 12th, 84), Domenico Mazzella (New Paltz, 15th, 88), Adam Grady (Onteora, 16th, 89), Manny Markmann (New Paltz, T-20th, 91) and Aero Ferrendino (Saugerties, T-20th, 91) all qualified for the New York State Tournament to be held in May 2022. 

Local non-qualifiers included Avery Burns (Onteora, 92), Cameron France (Saugerties, 93) and Harry Bubel (Saugerties, 103).