High School Sports

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

High School Sports

Clippers sow top seed for championship tournament

Thanks to a brilliant pitching performance by Anthony Pastrana, who allowed three hits in the first complete-game of his career, Xaverian wrapped up the top seed for the upcoming CHSAA Class AA championship tournament with a 4-0 victory against Monsignor Farrell last Saturday at the College of Staten Island. Comment.
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Sweet six-cess: Underdog Devils keep dynasty alive

The Poly Prep dynasty might not have been dead, but it was certainly on life support. Comment.
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‘Perfect’ second quarter enough for Poly to claim boys lacrosse crown

There is an old adage that you need to play four strong quarters to win a game. For Poly Prep all it took was one spectacular one. Comment.
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‘Perfect ending’: Zapata, sixth-inning rally propel Poly Prep to win crown

Andrew Zapata enjoyed a storybook sophomore season, winning six of his seven starts, throwing five shutouts and tossing a complete-game, one-hitter in May 25’s New York State Association of Independent Schools Athletic Association title game at Manhattanville College in Purchase. His most important contribution, however, in the 8-1 win over Berkeley Carroll had nothing to do with the lightning in his right arm. Comment.
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Hill of an effort: Ace, Madison fall in 10 innings

Kayla Hill had just completed her own personal Houdini act, magically getting out of jam after jam against Tottenville, which boasts the city’s best lineup. She left the bases loaded once and stranded two on twice. She navigated around Division I stud hitters. Comment.
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Underdog and undermanned Lions battle, but fall short

Berkeley Carroll had a freshman on the mound (Ian Miller) and a freshman behind the plate (Yanai Feldman). Its cleanup hitter and second baseman (Anthony Spina) was a sophomore, as was one of its top starters. Its ace, catcher and third-place hitter (Joey Martinez) was laid up in a hospital bed, recovering from surgery on his broken right leg. Comment.

Monday, May 30, 2011

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Poly’s Dahldorf beats buzzer, Riverdale in wild 2OT win

Jessica Dahldorf wasn’t trying to beat the clock, but she was trying to use it to her advantage. Comment.
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Midwood tops Tottenville to send senior-laden team out champions

Blake Koch shed some tears after the last two city championship games and planned on doing exactly that after this one — just for difference reasons. Comment.

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