Varsity Boys Basketball Rounds Off Best Season Since 1974

Photo courtesy of LoHud: Ethan Renner ‘19 is a co-captain of the Varsity Basketball Team. 

With a record of 15-4, the Mamaroneck Varsity Basketball team has had one of their best seasons ever this winter. Taking down teams like White Plains, Scarsdale, and New Rochelle, the Tigers are expected to make a run in the postseason. Because of their high seed, they may even have the potential to make it to the County Center (the host of the semifinals) en route to winning the section.

Coming off a 9-12 season last year, the Tigers lost Guard Will Tuck ‘17 and Forward Christian Pincon ‘17, two key players. Fortunately, seniors Jared Bader and Isiah Thomas along with junior Will Sarkozi have stepped up to fill the gap left by the graduating class. With the best regular season record since 1974, the excitement about this team is palpable. Captain Ethan Renner ‘19 says “We feel like we have a legitimate shot to make the Section Finals and win a gold ball in the championship game.” Under the leadership of Coach Carver, who has coached the Tigers basketball team for 13 years, and Captains James Manetta and Ethan Renner, the Tigers have a great combination of experience and potential. The hopes for the Tigers are high, and with the postseason beginning soon, Varsity Basketball is a team to keep an eye on.

By Matthew Albert


Saban and Belichick: The Gold Standard of Coaching Success

After watching Nick Saban lead the Alabama Crimson Tide to their fifth national championship in nine years, one begins to think  about the dominant coaches in sports and the opportunity all of us have to witness their greatness. When one thinks of dominant coaches, two names immediately come to mind: Nick Saban and Bill Belichick. In fact, no one else can even be considered in the same context. One thing that these two extremely talented coaches have in common is that they both have built systems that have made them extremely successful. They have created a culture of winning through preparation. Continue reading “Saban and Belichick: The Gold Standard of Coaching Success”

Champions League to Return in Europe

The iconic ring of the Champions League theme song is soon to return, with the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, aka the knockout stage, soon to begin. The League is a Europe-wide tournament, in which the best soccer teams from each European nation compete for the Champions League title. This is considered to be the greatest accomplishment in club soccer, and it is widely coveted by all who compete. Continue reading “Champions League to Return in Europe”

2018 Squash Club Provides Unique Opportunity for MHS Students

Between the many clubs and athletic teams at Mamaroneck High School, all students have the option to participate in many different activities in their free time. Although there are options for everyone, students may be less likely to step out of their comfort zone and try something new.  One of these clubs is the Mamaroneck Squash Club, which was formed during the 2014-15 school year by Luc Gowda, who recruited a few friends to start the club with him, and is gaining popularity.  Squash is an indoor racquet sport played on a court enclosed by four walls in which players must hit the ball onto a playable surface (one of the walls).  The club is currently led by four MHS seniors, Henry Brody, Marc Gowda, Max Vicinelli and Noelle Wheeler, and meets twice a week at Westchester Squash, a local squash facility.  During their meetings, club members play matches against each other in order to move up the ladder, and they also play a version of king of the court, known as three quarter court, in which everyone can participate.  The club is open to any student who wants to join, regardless of their skill level, and can be as competitive as people want it to be. Continue reading “2018 Squash Club Provides Unique Opportunity for MHS Students”

Varsity Ski Team on an Upward Slope

The ski season approaches, which means another year of Mamaroneck Tigers Skiing. After a third place finish last season, the Mamaroneck girls’ ski team is trying to make up for the loss of Ellie Lundberg (‘18). So far, they have been doing that well. Going into this ski season, the Mamaroneck Ski Team had high hopes, and are succeeding in their endeavours. Both the girl’s and boy’s ski teams are 4-0, and having a wonderful 2017-18 campaign. Continue reading “Varsity Ski Team on an Upward Slope”

Carmen and Emma Cowles Win World Sailing Championship

On December 13th 2017, Mamaroneck’s very own Cowles sisters dominated the I-420 division of the World Sailing Youth Championships held in China. The competition hosted 380 sailors from 62 different countries all divided into nine different events. Emma and Carmen Cowles (‘19) was the only female team that represented the United States in the I-420 division. The competition, one of the most important event of the year, is considered by many, to be the youth olympics of sailing. Not only did the twins get the gold, but they beat the second place team from France by an astonishing 26 points. From the beginning of the week-long regatta, Emma and Carmen crushed all other competition. Continue reading “Carmen and Emma Cowles Win World Sailing Championship”

Featured Athletes: Harrison Fried and Ali James

As the winter sports season starts at Mamaroneck High School, the Boys’ Hockey and Girls’ Basketball seasons start. It is an exciting time for both of these teams. They both have big expectations for this upcoming season and they think that they can meet and exceed them. We talked to two players that are important for these teams: Harrison Fried and Ali James. They both have great talent and hope to lead their teams to great things this season.
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NBA Offseason Moves Lead to Anticipated Season

As the new NBA season starts to get going, it is impossible to forget how the league dominated the sports pages during the summer.  Coming off an extremely predictable NBA playoffs, no one would have imagined that the NBA offseason would become one the most exciting in recent years.  After the draft in June, the Chicago Bulls kicked things off by trading all-star Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves.  Butler would be teaming up with up-and-coming star, Karl Anthony Towns.  All NBA fans thought this was going to be the blockbuster trade of the summer and nothing else major was going to happen, until suddenly news broke from LA.   Continue reading “NBA Offseason Moves Lead to Anticipated Season”

Changing the NHL Playoff Format

Recently, the Southern Professional Hockey League announced that they would be changing their playoff format to a “pick your opponent” style. In the eight team playoff, the top three seeds will now get to pick who they play in the first round, no matter the seed.  This change adds importance to the regular season.  In the NHL’s current playoff format, three teams make it from each division, along with two wild cards per conference, so a team may rather finish one position lower in the standings.  A higher seeded team may have suffered an injury to a key player late in the season, or they may rather finish in a wild card spot rather than in a division spot because they would rather play a team outside of their division.  However, in a pick your opponent format, every team has the incentive to finish in first, because they would get to play the team that they feel they match up with the best. Continue reading “Changing the NHL Playoff Format”

2018 College Football Playoffs

It’s that time of the year again: when friends become enemies and games become war. College Football has started, and people are now anxiously awaiting to see if their team will rise above the rest or fall under the pressure of the new season. College Football fans, the most dedicated and spirited fans on earth, are hoping that their teams will make it to the final four. Here are my predictions and a preview for the 2017-2018 College Football season. Let the debate begin! Continue reading “2018 College Football Playoffs”

Celtics Trade For Kyrie Irving

In recent NBA news, the ball handling superstar Kyrie Irving has been traded to the Boston Celtics in what some might call, a one sided trade. Since he was the first pick in the 2011 NBA draft, he has been a face for the Cavaliers franchise for many years. On July 11th of 2014, Kyrie was thrown out of the spotlight due to Lebron James’ announcement to leave the Miami Heat. This decision stunned the league but would give Kyrie and the Cavs the opportunity of a lifetime, what LeBron promised from the beginning was to win an NBA Finals. Continue reading “Celtics Trade For Kyrie Irving”

MLB Hunts for October Glory

With the MLB playoffs right around the corner, some teams have ran away with their respective divisions, while others are still in tight races to secure a spot in the postseason. The Dodgers have had the best record in baseball for most of the season and the Indians are getting hot at the right time, so these two teams look to be strong World Series contenders. However, there are multiple other teams that could contend for a title. Here’s an overview of the top World Series contenders (in no particular order): Continue reading “MLB Hunts for October Glory”

MHS Featured Athlete

The Mamaroneck Soccer team over the past few years has carried a reputation

for excellence. Balancing a menacing attack with a solid defense, the Tigers once

again look like a serious threat to win Section 1. After last season’s heartbreaking

defeat in the Section 1 Quarterfinals to eventual state champions, the Tigers have

bounced back strongly, especially after losing many seniors of last year. Continue reading “MHS Featured Athlete”

Fall Sports Preview

Cross Country:

The Cross Country team looks to piggyback off a successful 2016 season. Led by captains Eliana Safer, Jane and Emily Hollander, Ryan Kovacs and Jeremy Mercado, the team looks forward to their competitions. Eliana Safer hopes to return to and dominate at the State tournament, which she competed at last year. Although Cross Country is an individual sport, every member looks to push each other to make the team successful in every facet of what they do. It should be an exciting year for the group.

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Rowing: An Inside Look at an Outsider Sport

Crew is a sport that has increased in popularity in recent years. In fact, there are more rowers committed to competing in college from MHS than any other sport. From the outside, it looks graceful, but from an inside perspective, there is a lot more effort and dedication than what meets the eye. To achieve success on a national, or even regional scale, some of the best athletes are dedicating more than 15 hours a week to the sport, sometimes with practices before and after school. Many athletes pause their social lives for months on end, as there is no “off” season for a rower that wants to be competitive. We interviewed seniors Lindsey DeVore, Andrew Selius, Davis Owen, and Alexa Cestaro about their experience with the sport. Continue reading “Rowing: An Inside Look at an Outsider Sport”

Senior Athlete Profiles

Molly Nodiff

Molly Nodiff has left a lasting impact on Mamaroneck sports. Her defensive presence on both the soccer and lacrosse fields will be missed next year. Nodiff has been a defender on the varsity lacrosse team since she was a freshman and was captain this year. Leading her team to the semifinals in lacrosse for the first time in a decade. In the fall, Nodiff was equally as successful on the soccer field. This was her third year on varsity soccer, it was her first year as a captain. While thinking back on her past experiences on Mamaroneck sports teams, Nodiff says, “Mamaroneck has shaped what type of athlete I am today. I will make sure that I carry all the traits and leadership skills that I have learned from both coaches and teammates into my college athletic career. The type of people I have played with and been coached by have influenced me in ways I could only imagine, both on and off the field.”  In the fall, Molly will be attending Ithaca College where she will continue her athletic career playing lacrosse. Continue reading “Senior Athlete Profiles”

Varsity Softball Eyes Section Title

Photo courtesy of Mamaroneck Softball: The varsity softball team is having a remarkable season.

Building upon a successful end to last season, with the team making the section semifinals before losing, Mamaroneck Varsity Softball has sprung to a hot start to their season. With their new coach, Susan Hannon, the Tigers were going into this season unaware of what to expect. Continue reading “Varsity Softball Eyes Section Title”

Boys Track Sets New Record in Relay

Photo courtesy of Mamaroneck Schools: Mamaroneck track celebrates their victory

Records, as the common proverb says, are meant to be shattered. This past week, one of the fastest records at Mamaroneck High School was shattered. Sam Morton, Papa Diop, Jack Spiridellis, and Will Young (all ’17) set a brand new school record for the 4x800m relay. Continue reading “Boys Track Sets New Record in Relay”