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  • 12-U Pirates in first place in WBA standings, 8-U team in a close second, one game out

    The payroll-bloated New York Yankees haven't won a post-season game in the past four seasons and are struggling to play .500 ball, the once pitching-rich New York Mets keep having arms fall off in their starting rotation and are struggling in the wild card race with little chance of a trade deadline deal coming to the rescue, but the streaking Port Chester Youth Baseball League 8-U and 12-U Pirates keep rolling along like a youthful boy-filled river of fleshed out talent.

  • Football’s summer version of golf's Mulligan has Rams training for a pre-season do over

    In golfing circles they call it a "Mulligan," not an Irish stew but a do over, a chance to make a shot better. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again until you get it right or at least come closer to getting it right.

    That is what newbie Port Chester Rams High School football coach Paul Santavicca has been doing with a summer vacation that hasn't really been a summer vacation for him and his up-and-coming team.

  • The role coaches play in local athletes’ lives

    Nobody asked me, but...

    That was the way the late great New York Post sportswriter Jimmy Cannon used to start some of his columns that were as much think pieces as they were straight reportage.

  • PCYBL 8-U and 12-U Pirates continue winning in the WBA

    Go figure!

    For the past three years, the Port Chester High School varsity baseball Rams have been struggling to play .500 ball, getting close this year by going 9-11 and making a rare playoff appearance after finishing up 1-19 the year before.

  • PCYBL 8- and 12-U Pirates teams impress in slugging starts in WBA, tourney games

    Despite their season-long turnaround where they went from 1-19 last year to 9-11 and a playoff berth this past season, the Port Chester High School baseball Rams were still basically a good-field, no-hit team. They had a definite power outage when it came to hitting the long ball.

  • A team of MVPs
    Congratulations to the Port Chester Soccer Club B05C team on becoming WYSL 11U Champions. As the team manager for the last four years, I have seen this team go through a few rough years winning very few to no games during past seasons
  • Athletic scholarship words to the wise to P.C. student athletes willing to listen

    Luis Rojas could have been great as a runner, almost certainly very good, quite possibly college athletic scholarship material after making the All-League cross-country team as a sophomore. Now he will never know.

  • RB/PC 11/12-U Little League girls make it to district championships
    Sometimes, albeit rarely, the sporting world's Davids beat the seemingly unbeatable Goliaths. In the last week or so Sam Querry of the U.S. beat Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon in one of the biggest upsets in recent tennis history.
  • Looking for a sponsor to help kick off proposed P.C. Athlete of Year award
    It is déjà vu time with action required on this writer's suggestion for an annual award naming the best Port Chester High School student-athlete, that award to be granted by a community organization such as the Kiwanis, Rotary, 40/40 or sports booster clubs at an annual dinner feting the best of the P.C. athletic best.
  • Yankees beat Rays 3-2 in pitcher's battle for Rye Brook Majors Little League title

    Blind Brook High School senior Brandon Hamlet was named to the Westchester-Putnam All-Section baseball team with fellow senior Max Picker earning honorable mention on the All-Star team, an indication of how good the quality of play is in and around Rye Brook. That excellence extends to the way the girls play the game.

  • Unsung P.C. athletic heroes & heroines 'Rexit' with a thanks for memories salute

    It was a farewell to high school: Goodbye to all those senior concerns about teachers, books, SATS, college choices, dates and tests, academic as well as athletic. Graduation has come and gone from Port Chester High School as of last Friday, but the memories of what the scholar-athletes of the Class of 2016 accomplished on the playing fields linger on like the fleshed out notes of an unfinished symphony. 

  • Golden Dozen Lady Ram selections: Best female athletes in Class of 2016

    It is déja vu all over again with another Port Chester High School graduation coming up Friday (June 24), an annual ritual that includes caps and gowns, pomp and circumstance, speakers and more, all leading up to diplomas and an ending to a high school career with a future beckoning after a four-year rite of passage filled with events none of the grads could have anticipated when their journey began.

  • Fundraiser for 12-U Pirates Sunday at Cafe Mirage for off$ite tourney$

    It is a tough act to follow—last year's Port Chester Youth Baseball League Pirates 12-U team went down to Myrtle Beach, S.C., and wound up their Little League careers by winning a prestigious national tournament named after baseball great Cal Ripken Jr. under veteran coach Bobby Thalheimer, a former Rams baseball star. With age 12 the limit to play Little League ball, it was a great way to go out in style.

  • Sweden edges out Team England in U-8 Rye Brook soccer tourney

    On Saturday morning, June 18, the Under-8 Rye Brook Travel Soccer teams who just finished their first season in the Westchester Youth Soccer League participated in an inaugural co-ed soccer tournament at Ridge Street School.

  • PCYBL: Modell’s takes Minor title, CYP wins Majors

    Wednesday night, June 15 was championship night at Lyon Park, with 2015 Minor champions Jimmy’s Jazz facing off against the 2016 regular season winners, Modell’s. If the regular season matchup was any indication, this was going to be a tight game.

  • PCYBL: Modell's to play Jimmy’s Jazz in Minor League finals; CYP and Gioffre will duke it out for Major League title

    It’s that time of year when you drive by the Lyon Park baseball fields and you can hear that extra buzz. It is playoff time for the kids in the Port Chester Youth Baseball League. With the double elimination format for both the Major and Minor leagues, the games began last Thursday, June 9, a day later than scheduled due to rain on Wednesday.

  • PCHS football fundraiser is no mirage: Raises $5Gs for pre-season training camp

    Satellite training camps are an idea whose time has come for high school football players--and that idea has come to Port Chester where the P.C. Football/Cheerleading Boosters have put their money where their collective mouths are with a fundraiser at Café Mirage that raised close to $5,000.

  • PCMS hosts tennis team with help from USTA

    You just never know where the next Andy Roddick or Serena Williams is going to be discovered, and at Port Chester Middle School, students ages 10-13 are learning all about the game of tennis and how to improve their skills.

  • Final Port Chester Youth Baseball League standings for 2016. Playoffs will continue at 6 p.m. each night at Lyon Park through Wednesday, June 15, with games on Saturday at 9 and 11 a.m.

  • Best PCHS athletes from Class of 2016

    Last times. There is only one last time. For the Port Chester High School Class of 2016 it is all over but the shouting because this week and next they are going through their final tests and Regents exams for the last time with summer work almost certainly, college maybe and who knows what else ahead.


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