Hudson Valley Home Stand
When discussing spring practices, Army coach Rich Ellerson on Thursday sounded like someone who has spent plenty of time at a military academy.
“We did some things internally to facilitate a more combative internal reaction,” he said during a spring wrap-up media call.
Huh? Translation please?
Ellerson was describing how the team participated in more contact drills than in previous...Read more »
The Irvington High School girls basketball team added to its dynasty Sunday, beating Catholic state champ Cardinal O’Hara 65-48 in the State Federation Tournament of Champions’ Class B title game in Albany.
The Bulldogs (24-2) have won the title three of the past four seasons. On March 16, Irvington captured its fourth consecutive New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship...Read more »
Iona's season might have ended in ugly fashion Friday night, as the 15th-seeded Gaels were routed by No. 2 seed Ohio State, 95-70, in their NCAA Tournament opener. There are plenty of reasons, however, to believe the Gaels could experience March Madness for a third-straight year in 2014.
Iona will lose a colossal piece of its puzzle, with MAAC Player of the Year Lamont “Momo” Jones graduating....Read more »
The Marist Red Foxes baseball team is poised for a run at the MAAC championship this season, led by preseason All-Conference shortstop senior Zach Shank and senior infielder Mike Orefice, a Wappingers Falls native.
The talent-laden Red Foxes are picked to finish fourth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in a poll of the conference's nine managers, slightly behind Rider, Canisius and...Read more »
Hoping to buck low expectations from the preseason pollsters, the Iona Gaels baseball team will begin Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play Saturday. The Gaels are picked to finish dead last in the MAAC, according to a preseason poll of the nine conference coaches.
Iona has had a tough out-of-conference start to the season, going 2-17, in a road swing that took them to Maryland, Virginia,...Read more »
Not only are the Marist Red Foxes no strangers to the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, they also have an impressive track record in the Big Dance for a mid-major program.
Marist is making its eighth consecutive appearance in the tournament, having advanced beyond the first round four times during that span, including winning its opener each of the past two seasons. The Red Foxes, the 12th...Read more »
Last season's Army-Navy football game proved to be an instant classic. It might also be worthy of an award.
CBS' coverage of the game, the 113th installment of the rivalry, has been nominated for a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Live Sports Special. The Army-Navy showdown is up against the Indianapolis 500, the World Series, the Masters and Super Bowl XLVI for the award.
The winner will...Read more »
Since 1985, when the NCAA began seeding its annual men’s basketball tournament, 108 teams have drawn No. 15 seeds. Only six have won in the first round.
Although a pessimist might assume this means Iona, the 15th seed in the West region, is doomed against Ohio State on Friday, an optimist might borrow a quote from Jim Carrey in “Dumb and Dumber”: “So you’re telling me there’s a chance!”
Here...Read more »
Students on Iona's campus were beaming with optimism Monday about the Gaels' chances in the NCAA Tournament. Iona, the 15th seed in the West regional, will play second-seeded Ohio State at 7:15 p.m. Friday in Dayton, Ohio.
The team's supporters told Newsday that this year's Iona squad has two things going for it that it did not have when it reached the Big Dance last year: momentum and track...Read more »
The Hudson Valley will be well-represented at the NCAA Tournament.
Not only are the Iona Gales making their second consecutive appearance at March Madness, nine homegrown players -- that we are aware of, anyway -- are also going to The Big Dance.
Here’s a quick look at them:
Sean Kilpatrick, G, Cincinnati The former White Plains High star is the most accomplished of our locally...Read more »