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High school roundup: John Jay volleyball sweeps Mahopac | USA Today High School Sports

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Maddie Barberan helped lead the sixth-seeded John Jay High School volleyball team to a 25-15, 25-13, 25-11 win over visiting Mahopac, the 11th seed, in the Section 1 Class AA opening round Friday.

The Patriots will visit third-seeded Clarkstown North at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for the quarterfinals.

“We did see them in a tournament earlier this year and I think we beat them,” said John Jay Maria Mahoney, whose Patriots improved to 14-5. “But you can’t really judge a team based on tournaments. We feel confident and we’re very excited about playing on Tuesday.”

Barberan had eight kills and six digs for the host Patriots. Teammate Robin Sarica had six digs, while Sam Fitzgerald contributed with eight kills, four blocks and two digs. Kirsten Zier (five kills, five aces) and Alyssa Ashley (17 assists) also pitched in.

“It’s nice, we executed everything we practiced,” Mahoney added. “We’ve been working on some tweaks with our offense. Our passing was awesome, we only missed two serves.”

Beacon 3, Peekskill 1 — Irina Alekseeva had 23 kills, 18 assists and four aces to lift eighth-seeded host Beacon in a 21-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-19 win over No. 9 Peekskill in the first round of the Section 1 Class B tournament.

Lauren Schetter contributed with 18 kills, 24 assists, three aces and 11 digs.

“I think we were a little nervous to start the first sectional game of the year,” said Beacon coach Ron Pagliaro. “But the girls kept it together and pulled it off as a team.”

Beacon visits top-seeded Pelham at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for the quarterfinals.

Hendrick Hudson 3, Our Lady of Lourdes 0 — Ceara Giametta had six assists but the No. 15 Warriors lost to the host second-seeded Sailors 11-25, 9-25, 11-25 in the Section 1 Class B opening round.

“We played a tough schedule,” said Lourdes coach Emily Krieger. “We’re looking to take some of the things we learned from this season and rebuild for next season.”


In the first-ever River Bowl, the Red Hook High School football team lost 35-28 to host Saugerties.

A.J. Coolbaugh had two touchdowns and with his 122 rushing yards finished the season with 1,007 yards on the ground. Nick Morrissey rushed for 62 yards and passed for 75 yards with one touchdown.

Christian Schiafo also had a touchdown. Jimmy Mulvey had 60 receiving yards, 65 rushing yards and an interception. Connor Redmond added a fumble recovery for Red Hook.

“It was a good game by both sides, a nice way for both teams to end the season.” said Red Hook coach Bill Stutz, whose raiders finished the season 3-6. “It was definitely a challenging season. We lost players to injury, they worked their way back and we took our lumps. We’ll regroup and make another run next year.”

The idea for the River Bowl was thought up by Stutz and Saugerties coach Dominic Zarrella. Stutz coached his son, Drew Zarrella, at Red Hook.

“The coaching staffs made a trophy and we decided to call it the River Bowl,” Stutz said. “One of the things we teach through football is camaraderie.”

Wallkill 18, Franklin D. Roosevelt 13 — Matt Amone ran for 110 yards and had a 45-yard touchdown run for the visiting Presidents. Payton Sorci added a 3-yard touchdown run.

“I thought we played pretty solidly,” said Roosevelt coach Brian Bellino, whose Presidents finished the season 1-7. “It was kind of a rebuilding year. It’s hard to admit that, even without the injuries we had.

“But we love the work we did. They’re excited to go into the offseason and get back on track. I want to thank my seniors for everything.”

Field hockey

Rondout Valley 4, Red Hook 0 — Goalie Olivia Ranieri made 20 saves, but the Raiders lost in the Section 9 Class B championship at the Hudson Valley Sportsdome in Milton late Thursday.

“I thought Red Hook made us work hard. Their goalie played hard, she stopped a tremendous amount of shots,” Rondout Valley coach Nanette Simione said. “They didn’t sit back and let us play the way we usually do, passing and finding open spaces.”

Boys soccer

James I. O’Neill 2, Rhinebeck 0 — Spencer Hutchins made four saves, but it came in a loss as third-seeded Rhinebeck fell to No. 2 O’Neill, 2-0, in a Section 9 Class B semifinal on the road late Thursday.

O’Neill scored its first goal in the 30th minute and the Hawks (13-4) were stifled.

Rhinebeck won the New York State Class C championship last season before moving up to Class B.

“There were high expectations for us because of what we’d done before, but the guys understood that every year is different,” Hawks coach Justin Wiesenthal said. “This was a different group of guys from last year. But to be able to come through this season under the pressure these guys had and get this far was remarkable. To lose the seniors we lost last year and go 13-4, and beat some great teams along the way, it says a lot. It didn’t come easy. These guys really worked hard to be successful.”

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