Friday, July 23, 2010

Best of the rest: Hudson Valley Friday roundup

BUFFALO — On Thursday, the Hudson Valley men’s open rowing team picked up a silver medal. On Friday, they did themselves one better.

The men’s four, consisting of Poughkeepsie residents Kyle Peabody, Curtis McCabe, Sean Clarke and Ken Steier, along with coxswain Stephanie Hartmann of LaGrangeville, won the gold medal on Friday in a time of 5 minutes, 28.05 seconds.

The race was run on a shortened course of 1,500 of the scheduled 2,000 meters, due to heavy winds and rain in the Buffalo region throughout the day. Western won silver and Long Island won bronze.

“It was just really bad weather,” Peabody said. “Our plan was to go out really hard until we had the lead. It was very exciting to beat those guys.”

Hudson Valley’s women’s four of Poughkeepsie’s Chloe Beach and Rachel Puchkoff, Pleasant Valley’s Catherine Quattrociocchi, Hopewell Junction’s Jeannette Eckelman and coxswain Jennifer Veloudas of Hyde Park won the silver medal in 6:39.22. Western took gold and Long Island won bronze.

The Hudson Valley women’s quad of Poughkeepsie’s Arielle Tillou and Sophia Sagan, LaGrangeville’s Rachel Buchanan and Newburgh’s Caitlin O’Neill won the bronze medal in 6:53.31. Western won gold and Central won silver.

Track and field

AMHERST — Rachel Pierantozzi of LaGrangeville won the silver medal in the women’s 200-meter dash in 27.70 seconds. Simonie Moore of New York City won the gold in 27.43 seconds.

Victoria Alexander of Glenham won her heat in the scholastic women’s 100 dash in 13.16 seconds. She placed fourth in the scholastic women’s 200 dash in 25.78.

Darnell Cummings of Millbrook was second in his heat in the men’s open 100 dash in 11.16 seconds. Andre Marcano of New York City was first in 11.10 seconds. The finals are today. Erik Simonson of New Paltz qualified for today’s scholastic 400 intermediate hurdles finals.

Women’s basketball

LEWISTON — Teneka Whittaker of Poughkeepsie scored a game-high 20 points as Hudson Valley’s scholastic team defeated Long Island, 106-40.

Marist College forward Emily Stallings scored 14 points, but the Hudson Valley open women’s basketball team lost to Western, 77-60 late Thursday.


AMHERST — Seth Lamando of Hopewell Junction was 3 for 4 with an RBI as Hudson Valley’s scholastic team improved to 2-1 overall, defeating Adirondack, 9-2.


WILLIAMSVILLE — Hudson Valley’s women’s open bowling team, including Hyde Park’s Jamie Paterson won the bronze medal, totaling 4,303 pins.

Long Island won gold and Western won silver.


AMHERST — The Hudson Valley men’s scholastic team defeated Adirondack, 2-1.

The women’s scholastic team lost to Adirondack, 2-0.


AMHERST — Highland’s Amanda Morano had two hits and an RBI, but Hudson Valley lost to Western, 7-3, dropping its record to 1-3.

In its first action of the day the Hudson Valley’s open softball team beat Long Island, 11-4, pounding out 16 hits along the way.

Highland’s Kacie Demaio went 1-for-3 with two runs scored for the Valley, which also got a 2-for-3 performance from Morano, who scored two runs and drove in a pair.

Wappingers Falls’ Samantha Howe picked up the pitching win.


BUFFALO — LaGrangeville’s Shannon Walsh won the gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke in scholastic women's swimming in 1:17.51 on Thursday.

Kevin Walsh, also of LaGrangeville won bronze in the men's 100 breaststroke in 1:13.66.

Women’s ice hockey

AMHERST — Alyssa Lustenring of Poughkeepsie scored for Hudson Valley’s scholastic team, which lost to Long Island, 3-1.

Lustenring’s tally tied the score at 1-1 in the second period. LaGrangeville resident Anne-Marie Dion made 52 saves for Hudson Valley, which played against Central on Friday after the Journal’s deadline.

Women’s volleyball

AMHERST — Hudson Valley’s open team lost to Western, 25-20, 25-15, 15-10 to drop to 0-3 at the Games.

The scholastic women lost to Western, also lost to Western.


NIAGARA FALLS — Hudson Valley’s scholastic men’s team won the bronze medal, defeating New York City, 15-8, late Thursday.

Hudson Valley’s men’s open team lost the bronze-medal match to Adirondack, 15-10.

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