A native New Yorker, Mike Olson is a die-hard fan of the Mets and the Jets. He has been a digital journalist for seven years in New York and Arizona. He has bachelor's degree in political science from Siena College, and is a master's graduate from the Walter Cronkite School of Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
The Hudson Valley had three girls lacrosse teams playing in state high school semifinal matchups Friday. None, however, advanced to the championship round.
CLASS A: BALDWINSVILLE 9, SUFFERN 8 The Mounties squandered an 8-6 lead. Baldwinsville's Amari Pollard scored back-to-back goals to tie the game before Sarah Klaben delivered the game winner with 4:28 to play. Dana Gisonno and Jordan Drab...Read more »
John Jay, Arlington two wins away from state baseball titles; Tappan Zee, Marlboro eye softball championships
When John Jay-Cross River started its season with a 3-4 record, the Indians didn't exactly look like a state championship-caliber team.
But John Jay turned things around and now finds itself just two wins away from capturing a state title.
Weather permitting, the Indians (18-8) will play Williamsville South (18-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Class A semifinals in Binghamton. The winner...Read more »
Bronxville boys lacrosse team plays for state title; Suffern, John Jay and Putnam Valley in girls' semis
The bad news for Bronxville High School's Grass brothers: They'll be playing their last game together on the high school level Saturday.
The good news: That game could end with them hoisting a championship trophy.
The Broncos, who are led by standout attackers Jack and Henry Grass, will face Cazenovia in the state's Class C boys lacrosse championship at 1:30 p.m. at St. John Fisher College...Read more »
New Rochelle native Ray Rice stood just feet away from President Barack Obama as he congratulated the Baltimore Ravens on their Super Bowl XLVII championship on the White House's South Lawn on Wednesday. Rice, the team's Pro Bowl running back, tweeted a photo of himself at the event along along with a simple message: "Truly blessed."
At the ceremony, in which Obama was presented...Read more »
Colin Moran, the University of North Carolina star third baseman who played at Iona Prep, is expected to be a top-10 pick – and possibly go first overall – in Major League Baseball's first-year player draft, which begins Thursday. Read more about Moran and the draft here.
Here's what some pundits are saying about the 6-foot-3 lefty.
ESPN's Keith Law wrote: “The buzz within the industry...Read more »
The Army Black Knights baseball team kicked off the NCAA Charlottesville regionals Friday afternoon with a loss to host favorite Virginia.
Senior starting pitcher Chris Rowley was strong, giving up 2 earned runs in 7 innings. Senior Brian Hapeman followed with a scoreless eighth inning.
The only offense of the day for the Black Knights came from number 9 hitter, second baseman Grant...Read more »
One key member of Army’s baseball team won’t be present when the Black Knights face Virginia in the NCAA regionals Friday.
Lt. Col. Dave Borowicz, an assistant coach and a former standout pitcher at Army, was deployed to Afghanistan earlier this month.
The team has used his departure as a rallying point, going 6-0 and winning the Patriot League tournament championship without him.
“There’s...Read more »
Army will head to a familiar destination and face a familiar foe in the NCAA baseball regionals.
For the second consecutive year, the Black Knights were sent to the Charlottesville, Va., regional, where they will play Virginia. Army (29-21) is the four-team regional’s fourth seed; Virginia (47-10) is the No. 1 seed. The Cavaliers are ranked fifth in the Baseball America poll and sixth in the...Read more »
Reid Maxmin, a reserve midfielder on the Duke lacrosse team, didn’t see the field in Monday’s national title game, but he will soon sport a championship ring.
Maxmin, a freshman, is from Katonah and played at John Jay High School. The son of two Duke alumni – his father, Chris, also played lacrosse for the Blue Devils – Maxmin earned a spot on Duke’s team as a walk-on this season.
The...Read more »
It seems as though Mary Cain, the teen track sensation from Bronxville, breaks another record every time she runs. Saturday was no different.
Running against top professional and college runners at the Occidental High Performance meet in Occidental, Calif., Cain, 17, finished in second place in the 1,500-meter run.
Her time of 4 minutes, 4.62 seconds shattered her own previous U.S. high...Read more »