Sports

For High School Football, Will Lawsuits Work?


A rally in White Plains by Section 1 parents, coaches and players failed. Appeals to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association failed. Even letters and calls to the governor’s office failed. Are lawsuits the answer to save the fall f… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username […]

High School Sports Finally Set to Return: In a Deeply Odd Time, Some of the Rituals of Fall Are Back for Students


Athletic Director Dean Berardo left his office at Brewster High School on Friday afternoon, gathered his stuff and headed for his car. “It was, and has been, strange,” he said. “To go out there and not even hear kids practicing much less play a game,… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

The Best Runner In Putnam Readies For Her Last Season


 The best high school cross country runner in Section 1 is, for once, biding her time. Carmel’s Katie Turk, also one of the best in the state, is thankful for the return of fall sports that started on Tuesday, Sept. 29, even if it might be a bit… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier […]

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.

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 […]


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