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Spring playoffs: softball to quarters, Bennett ranked highest in years

Len Elmer

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Well, it’s that time of the season again. With all the spring sports in the process of wrapping up their respective regular seasons, let’s take a look where they stand.

Softball (Updated 5/23): 

Playing Yonkers through yesterday’s rain, the Pelicans, led by KP Boggs, took an upset victory over the 8 seed. The 9 seeded Pelicans blew out Yonkers by a score of 13-1. Pitching the complete game, Boggs allowed just 3 total hits and racked up 8 strikeouts. On the offensive side, 8th grader Emma Nordstrom went 3 for 4, while junior Jenna Biskup went 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored as well. They will play 1 seed Lakeland, who they lost to 9-5 in the regular season, on May 25.

Boys Golf (Updated 5/23):

After day two of sectionals, Aidan Bennett finished tied for 18th. He shot an 86 on Wednesday, and his combined score was a 166. He was also named to the all-section team.

Boys Lacrosse (Updated 5/21):

In an attempt to mimic the upset victory in last year’s Class C final, PMHS boys lacrosse came up short. By a score of 16-3, the Pelicans hopes to repeat as section champions came to an end. Connor Evans, Grey Allen and Bobby Krumme each netted a goal, but it wasn’t enough to overpower the dominating offense of the Rye Garnets. The Pelicans ended the year with a record of 7-11. The Garnets will face Byram Hills in the section finals.

Girls Golf (Updated 5/21):

Unfortunately, in the second season of girls golf at PMHS, no golfers qualified for sectionals this week. The team finished this season with a 7-3 record on the year.

Rugby (Updated 5/19):

In a season where the storyline has been absolute dominance, the dominance was shown again on Sunday at Iona. With yet another shut out victory, the Pelicans obliterated Bishop Laughlin in a regional playoff game by a score of 87-0. By virtue of this win, the Pelicans, undefeated in league play, will travel to Binghamton on June 1 and 2 to compete in the state finals as the number one seed.

Girls Lacrosse (Updated 5/19):

With a narrow loss to Tappan Zee by a score of 9-8, the Pelicans were eliminated from the playoffs over the weekend. Claudia Dodge scored four times, Sidney Skop scored three times and Grayce Cooper scored once, with Molly Terraciano making 11 saves in the net.  The Pelicans end their season with a 13-5 record including playoff games. Tappan Zee will take on Rye in the semifinals.

Girls Spring Track (Updated 5/19):

At Harrison High School, the girls track program managed to score 12 and 1/3 points, good for 12th place out of over 30 teams at the meet. Leading the way was senior and captain Ella Stern, who tied for 4th in the high jump, and a talented racewalking program, where Lucia Lavallee set a new outdoor personal best and placed 2nd, with Emma Russello also placing 5th. Additionally, Charlotte Howard and Emily Maher continue to perform in the triple jump, with Howard placing 7th, albeit over a foot off her personal best, and Maher increasing her own personal best by just under 7 inches. This group and more will compete next weekend at the Class B Championships in Pearl River on Saturday.

Boys Spring Track (Updated 5/19):

The sole boy competing at the County Championships this weekend, senior and captain Charlie Miske, fought hard in his event, the 3200 meter run. With a new personal best of 10:39.72, Miske looks to again lead the boys team next Saturday at Pearl River, where a team of eight boys will compete.

Baseball (Updated 5/19):

After dropping the final game of the season to Rye, the Pelicans failed to make the top-20 cut for playoffs in Class A. They finish out the year with a record of 4-16.

Unified Basketball (Updated 5/14):

Pelham took a victory today with a 41-37 overtime win over Horace Greeley at PMHS. They will attend the culmination event at John Jay-Cross River next week.

Boys Tennis (Updated 5/13):

The PMHS boys tennis team narrowly lost out on a playoff appearance to rival Rye, losing the league championship by a close margin as well.

About the Writer
Nick Lieggi, Assistant Managing Editor/Sports

Nick is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. His journalism career began at the Pelham Examiner in sports writing. An award winning political essayist,...

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Spring playoffs: softball to quarters, Bennett ranked highest in years