Sports

Team Captains, Standouts Learning New Way to Lead in a Pandemic


There’s a general thought process in popular culture that sports breed leadership. Not for all, but certainly for some. For the most part, it’s inherent. Some players, even at the high school level, just exhibit a natural tendency to lead – by their… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username […]

Nick Sayegh Hopes to Become Putnam’s Second Heart of a Giant Winner


Nick Sayegh is a finalist for the USA Football Heart of a Giant Award. Photo by Jennifer Garry.Nick Sayegh, a junior at Brewster High School, hopes to become Putnam County’s second USA Football’s Heart of a Giant Award recipient. Sayegh is one of 60 … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Section 1 Fall Sports Facing Moment of Truth


Players, parents, coaches and supporters of high school athletics held a rally last Sunday outside the Westchester County Center in White Plains – symbolic home of Section 1 sports – asking that the New York Public High School Athletic Association re… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Army Football Stays Close To Home For Recruit


Linebacker Tyler Rafferty is set to play for Army next year. Photo provided.There were hardly any expenses needed for the Army football program to recruit one of its players for the class of 2025. Not even a quarter-tank of gas. Plucking right from i… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

School Athletic Body Moves Fall Sports to March


The New York State Public High School Athletic Association last week announced it is moving high-risk sports football, volleyball and competitive cheerleading to a March 1 start date. Now the question is, will Section 1 hold to that model or will … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Thomaselli Commentary: How Is Volleyball High-Risk?

Pandemic Fallout Continues Across Prep Sports

The eternal question that seems to have emerged from the saga of when – and if – fall high school sports in New York will return, the question being asked the most among coaches, players, parents, even casual observers, is this: How is volleyball … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Frustration, Anxiety Grow Among Kids Waiting on Sports


Jimmy Nguyen doesn’t need to be standing in front of his studentathletes in a classroom, doesn’t need to have a face-to-face conversation in his office, doesn’t need to personally address his team a locker room or on the field. He sees it on Zoom. He… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Start of Fall HS Sports Delayed by Section 1; NYSPHSAA Issues Guidelines for Return


Days before the New York State Public High School Athletic Association issued return-to-play guidelines for fall sports, Section 1 decided to delay the start of the season from Sept. 21 to Sept. 29. This is the third date that athletes in the section… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carmel Wrestling Champ PJ Duke to Transfer

Was First 7th Grader in History to Capture a NYS Wrestling Title

Seventh grader PJ Duke after beating Joseph Manfredi, of Herricks, to win the Division I, 99-pound class of the New York State Wrestling Championship at the Times Union Center in Albany NY on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 PHOTO/Jim Franco, Special to the C… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Army Football: We’re Still Playing


There’s no question the coronavirus pandemic has played a devastating role on all sports, from pros to college to high school to youth. That hit home harder earlier this month when two of the most powerful college conferences in sports – the Big Ten,… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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