Congratulations to Sleepy Hollow junior Eddie Barrizonte! Eddie has boxed his way to the finals of the New York Golden Gloves. He will be boxing for the championship of the 112 lb class during the Golden Glove finals on April 19th and 20th in Madison Square Garden. Good luck to Eddie – we are very proud of his outstanding accomplishments. (posted 3/29/07)
FOR ALL MODIFIED SPORTS ....
PLEASE REPORT TO THE NURSE'S OFFICE FOR CLEARANCE OR PRE-PHYSICALS DURING YOUR LUNCH PERIOD BEFORE MARCH 26th.
THE SCHOOL DOCTOR WILL BE IN FOR PHYSICALS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 29TH. BLUE FORMS MUST BE SIGNED BY PARENT BEFORE PHYSICAL!!
Legends Hockey Team Steak Dinner
Congratulations to the following Fall 2006 Scholar Athlete Teams:
Boys' Cross Country
Girls' Cross Country
Holiday Basketball Tournament A Big Success!!!
The 15th annual Sleepy Hollow holiday basketball tournament was a big success with the boys winning the championship and the girls finishing second. All the Sleepy Hollow fans were proud of the way our student-athletes performed. They showed a great deal of heart and spirit throughout the entire tournament and we would like to congratulate them on a great effort. They made Sleepy Hollow pride shine.
Coach DeMarco’s championship squad played a total team game in winning the championship. John Foreman was named All Tournament, Spencer White was named Defensive Player of the tournament and Trent Bronner was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Congratulations guys.
On the girls’ side we would like to congratulate coach Nick Romeo on his first varsity win against Hamilton and we would like to congratulate the girls for their tremendous effort all tournament long. They certainly played with the heart of a champion and they should be so proud of their performance. Congratulations to Jackie Mottola and Turess Campbell for being selected to the All Tournament team.
On behalf of all the student-athletes we would like to thank our fans who showed outstanding spirit and support for both our teams. The excitement that they brought into the gym certainly helped motivate our teams to greater heights. Your support and sportsmanship was a big part of our teams’ success and helped to make the 2006 Holiday Basketball Tournament a big success.
We would be remiss if we did not mention two very special people who wholeheartedly support Sleepy Hollow athletics. Due to their generosity this tournament has been a big success for 15 years. With their financial support we have been able to host this tournament without spending one cent of Sleepy Hollow athletic money, with all proceeds going directly to the athletic boosters to support student athlete activities.
Sleepy Hollow Pride is on the Rise! (posted 12/4/06)
COME ONE, COME ALL!
OUR WINTER ATHLETIC SEASON IS ABOUT TO BEGIN WITH OUR FIRST EVENT --
THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Thursday, November 30th - Girls’ First Round
Friday, December 1st - Boys’ First Round
Saturday, December 2nd - Consolation & Championships
ADMISSION $3.00/ADULTS, $1.00/STUDENTS
PLEASE COME OUT AND WATCH THE HORSEMEN COMPETE.
Weekend Sports Schedule with Contingency Plan
Football vs. Ardsley – Saturday, 10/28 at home
If weather prohibits, game will be Monday, 10/30 at 2pm
Girls’ Field Hockey vs. Pelham – game changed to Monday, 10/30 at 5:30pm at Pelham – Glover Field (across the street from the high school)
Boys’ Soccer vs. Tappan Zee – Saturday, 10/28 at 2pm at WI
If weather prohibits, game will be Sunday, 10/29 at 1pm, if the field is playable.
If not, the game will be played on Monday 10/30 at 2pm.
Field Hockey: Sleepy Hollow runs unbeaten streak to eight
SLEEPY HOLLOW — Pearl River coach Melissa Heyde has a distinct memory of playing Sleepy Hollow during her high school career at Somers.
"We were playing Sleepy Hollow and we beat them 15-0 for Liz Gnida's 200th win," Heyde said.
How times have changed. Teams can no longer assume that playing Sleepy Hollow will yield a victory. Instead, Sleepy Hollow has been collecting its share of wins and, in the process, resuscitated the field hockey program.
Senior Maggie Schnog recorded a hat trick yesterday as Sleepy Hollow closed the regular season with a 6-0 victory over Pearl River.
Sleepy Hollow concluded the regular season with a 9-3-4 mark and earned its second consecutive sectional berth. Sleepy Hollow went 5-0-3 in its last eight games, including a 3-0 win over Mahopac and a 1-1 tie with Putnam Valley.
"This has been a crazy four years," Schnog said. "Our goal our freshman year was just to score a goal. Now this is amazing.
"Today was bittersweet in that we're happy we're moving on, but we all love to play field hockey."
Before the game, Sleepy Hollow athletic director Chuck Scarpulla honored the seniors with a special ceremony. It was appropriate considering what has been accomplished by the 11 seniors: Anna Oliva, Lindsay Zekus, Angela Martello, Roza Moshi, Christine Angevine, Chelsea Schoen, Emma Venturini, Ashley DelMonaco, Aileen McGee, Melissa Smutek and Schnog. They started together as freshmen and won just one game.
"It was really nice," Moshi said about the pregame ceremony. "We're like a family and worked hard to get here."
Sleepy Hollow rebounded from what it felt was a sub-par performance in a 0-0 draw with Panas with two quick Schnog goals.
Sleepy Hollow earned the game's first penalty corner, and Schnog responded. She picked up the rebound of an Angela Martello shot and opened the scoring at the 2:30 mark. Jackie Mottola, who scored a second-half goal, fed Schnog for her second goal 59 seconds later.
"The last game we didn't play that well so the first goal got us excited and fired up," Schnog said.
Sleepy Hollow coach Kelly Cronin saluted her seniors late in the game, putting them on the field together for the final five minutes.
"We all really appreciate what coach (Cronin) did and has done for us," Moshi said. "We all think highly of her."
Heyde had high praise for Cronin, with whom she coaches in the Futures Program. Heyde planned on pointing out to her players what Sleepy Hollow has achieved.
"Kelly has such enthusiasm and knowledge of the game," Heyde said. "This is something we just talked about. She told me this is where she was three years ago. Seeing that keeps us going and hopefully we can do the same here at Pearl River.
"My girls worked hard this season, stayed positive and never gave up. From Aug. 28 to now, they are better players." (posted 10/25/06)
SLEEPY HOLLOW MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS
Ice Hockey begins Monday, November 6th
All other varsity sports begin Monday, November 13th
Modified begins Monday, November 27th
ALL ATHLETES MUST BE MEDICALLY CLEARED TO PARTICIPATE IN WINTER SPORTS.
1. Pre-physical even if you are planning a private (out of school) physical.
2. Blue form signed by your parent/guardian and the nurse. Only completed forms are to be turned in to the Athletic Office before you can be medically cleared.
School physicals will be given on Wednesday, November 1st and Wednesday, November 8th. Student/athletes must have a pre-physical by the nurse and a blue form signed by your parent/guardian before you will be given a school physical. The nurse will send all completed blue forms to the Athletic Office for proof of medical clearance. Without a blue form, the student/athlete will not be cleared to participate.
If you played a Fall sport you must again have a blue form completed by your parent/guardian and a pre-physical given by the nurse.
Athletes can pick up blue forms in the nurse’s office when you receive your pre-physical or in the Athletic Office.
Student/athletes, grades 7 thru 12, can begin going to the nurse on Thursday, October 19th for their pre-physicals. (posted 10/19/06)
On Friday October 13th, the Sleepy Hollow Varsity Football Team will be walking for a cause. They will spend the night before their homecoming game with some true heroes. The team will walk in a 5K course in effort to help find a cure for cancer. Please see the article written by By RICK CARPINIELLO of the Journal News.
Journal News October 13, 2006
WHITE PLAINS — On the eve of one of its biggest games of the season, the Sleepy Hollow High School football team will march in a 5-kilometer Light The Night Walk tonight, starting and ending at Burke Rehabilitation in White Plains, in support of the 8-year-old daughter of assistant coach Ed Smercak. The Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's nationwide series of evening walks to build awareness of blood cancers and raise funds for cures. There has already been one such walk at Bear Mountain Sept. 30, and there will be another at Nyack Memorial Park tomorrow. Several members of the team, its coaching staff and the school administration have had family members with recent cancer histories, and so head coach Steve Borys decided his undefeated Headless Horsemen would bus to White Plains and participate in their red-and-white uniforms a night before playing Walter Panas in a game that could be crucial to Section 1 playoff seedings. Coincidentally, walkers carry illuminated balloons — white for survivors, red for supporters — during the Light The Night programs. Tonight's walk begins at 7 p.m. and concludes with fireworks. According to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Web site, leukemia claims more lives than any other cancer among children under the age of 20. Every five minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer, and every 10 minutes someone loses that fight.
More information is available at www.lightthenight.org. (posted 10/13/06)
TO ALL HORSEMAN FANS - SENIOR RECOGNITION CEREMONY:
On Saturday, October 14th before our homecoming football game vs. Walter Panas we will be having our annual senior recognition ceremony. At this pre-game ceremony we will be honoring our graduating seniors and their parents for being a large part of the Sleepy Hollow athletic family. It is going to be a great ceremony so please join us.
“As recent high-profile cases have shown,
the abuse of performance-enhancing drugs by athletes of all skill
levels, and in a variety of different sports, is still a major problem,”
Spano said. “Addressing this issue with both student athletes and
coaches is an excellent way to prevent future generations from using
these substances. I’m committed to doing what we can to keep
Westchester’s teens healthy by countering the negative influences of
professional athletes involved in performance-enhancing drug abuse
Last October, the county’s Summit on
Steroids drew about 400 people who heard four medical experts and one
former steroid-using bodybuilder speak on how to detect, prevent, and
find alternatives for performance-enhancing drugs. Athletes and
administrators alike found the speakers informative and interesting and
school athletic directors asked that the information presented be made
available for all their coaches and athletes each season.
To meet this request and make the information available to a much wider audience, the Westchester County Office of Communications has produced a video/DVD featuring highlights from this summit. The video, which will be given to each high school along with a resource packet, can be shown by coaches to athletes across the county at the start of each sports season. There is no cost for the packet.
In September, the video will also be available at westchestergov.com/steroids. (Posted 9/1/2006)
here to view PDF calendar of August practice schedule
dates for the 2006 Fall athletic season:
Fall athletic physicals will be conducted one day during the summer as follows:
MONDAY -- AUGUST 21ST AT 9 AM
STUDENTS MUST HAVE SIGNED AND COMPLETED BLUE PERMISSION SLIPS OR THEY WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO RECEIVE A SCHOOL PHYSICAL.
If a student receives an out of school physical during the summer months from a private physician, the student must present the blue form plus a physical form from the doctor in order to receive medical clearance.
BLUE PERMISSION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE ATHLETIC OFFICE. (Posted 6/19/2006)