Ryan Chatelain is a digital news manager for Newsday Westchester who has covered sports and news for more than a decade. A native of New Orleans, Ryan has interviewed dozens of high-profile athletes -- Shaquille O’Neal, Peyton Manning, etc. -- who have made him feel even shorter than he already is.
The 2013 baseball season is well under way, and Hudson Valley Home Stand is looking back at the great players who have played baseball in New York. We are asking die-hard baseball fans in the Hudson Valley to decide who their favorite all-time Met is. The Mets have not had the same storied history of the crosstown rival Yankees, but the Mets' two championships in 1969 and 1986 are among the biggest...Read more »
It’s no wonder Marist couldn’t pass on Jeff Bower as the Red Foxes’ new basketball coach. On paper, he seems to almost have it all.
First of all, Bower, a former New Orleans Hornets coach and general manager, brings an NBA pedigree, which will count for something in the eyes of recruits. He can assure prospective players that he knows what NBA scouts are looking for and that he can groom athletes...Read more »
1,000 career points? Check.
All-America team? Check.
National championship? Give that a check now, too.
Stefanie Dolson's career at Connecticut has gone about as well as she could have reasonably expected, especially after her Huskies blew out Louisville 93-60 on Tuesday night in New Orleans to win the women's NCAA Tournament.
A 6-foot-5 junior center who played at Minisink...Read more »
Joe Nathan, the Texas Rangers’ closer and a Pine Bush High School graduate, joined an exclusive club Monday night, earning his 300th major league save -- but the milestone came with some controversy.
Nathan struck out Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist looking to seal a 5-4 victory in Arlington, Texas. But the final strike appeared to be low and outside, sending Rays manager Joe Maddon storming out of...Read more »
Count a few pro athletes from the Hudson Valley among those who believe Tim Pernetti, who resigned as Rutgers athletic director Friday amid a growing abuse scandal, got a raw deal.
New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty, a Nanuet native and former Rutgers standout, took to Twitter on Friday afternoon, writing, “So RU made Pernetti resign but they are going to keep this clown as...Read more »
Connecticut's junior center Stefanie Dolson is hoping to wrap up her third season with the Huskies a little differently than the first two.
The Port Jervis native is among the elites of women's college basketball with All-American Team honors from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Associated Press All-America Third Team honors.
Dolson has earned a heap of individual accolades...Read more »
Could Iona basketball coach Tim Cluess split for another job?
His name has been tossed around in the media as a logical candidate for the Hofstra opening, and now Cluess is generating some buzz as a possible successor to Mike Rice at Rutgers.
Cluess, 54, has built a strong reputation in the college ranks after leading Iona to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. His run-and-gun...Read more »
As the 2013 baseball season begins, Hudson Valley Home Stand is getting nostalgic. We are asking the rabid baseball fans of the Hudson Valley to decide who their favorite all-time Yankee is. The decision will be tough given that the Yankees' greatest players are among the greatest players ever to step on the baseball diamond. As part of our effort to represent each era of Yankees history, yet also...Read more »
Cleanthony Early has played a key role in Wichita State’s Cinderella run, but the Middletown native’s life hasn’t always been a fairy tale.
In July 2010, Early’s older brother, Jamel Glover, drowned while swimming in Schoharie Creek in upstate Charleston. At the time, Early, who starred at Pine Bush High School, was being recruited by junior colleges after he spent a year at a North Carolina...Read more »
Syracuse’s Matt Lyde-Cajuste is one of two Hudson Valley-bred athletes playing in the Final Four.
OK, maybe “playing” is too strong of a word.
Lyde-Cajuste, a senior walk-on who attended Iona Prep, has played just 22 minutes this season. He saw action in only one of the Orange’s NCAA Tournament games so far – their opener, in which they crushed Montana 81-34. So unless Syracuse finds...Read more »