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ROCKLAND COUNTY SPORTS FALL 2012 SEASON
Posted November 8th, 2012

HAIL TO THE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS:

 NATIONAL:                                                                                                                                                                                   AMERICAN:

Boys Soccer-Nyack, Coach Hal Stone                                                                                                                          North Rockland, Coach Chris Dwyer

Boys X-Country-Pearl River, Coach Mike Kiernan                                                                                                  North Rockland, Coach Barry Baloga

Girls Soccer-Pearl River, Coach Tim Peabody                                                                                                            North Rockland, Coach Vin Apacelli

Girls Tennis-Tappan Zee, Coach Scott Silver                                                                                                              Suffern, Coach Bobbi Kim

Girls Volleyball-Albertus, Coach Valerie McFadden                                                                                                Clarkstown South, Coach John Pardy

Girls X-Country : (Duals) PR, Coach Dan Doherty &

League Meet: Nanuet, Coach Sheri Dempsey                                                                                                              Suffern, Coach Jeff Dempsey

ROCKLAND INTER-LEAGUES:

Boys Volleyball-Suffern, Coach Kim Cleary-Connolly

Girls Field Hockey: (Tie) Nyack, Coach Cheryl Eglin & Suffern, Coach Bernadette Gannon

Girls Swimming: Tappan Zee, Coach Ray Gaffney

HAIL TO THE ROCKLAND COUNTY TEAM CHAMPIONS:

Boys X-Country-Tappan Zee, Coach Pat Driscoll

Girls X-Country-Nanuet, Coach Sheri Dempsey

Girls Swimming-Coach Kirk Skoglund

Girls Tennis-Suffern, Coach Bobbi Kim

ROCKLAND’S STATE-RANKED TEAMS THIS WEEK:                                                                            

(New York State Sportswriters Association & www.newyorksportswriters.org)                                                                                              

Football-North Rockland-#11AA, Coach Tom Lynch, Honorable Mention: Clarkstown North-AA, Coach Joe Trongone;  Nanuet-B, Coach Phil Carbone & Albertus Magnus-C, Coach Paul Villanueva

Boys Soccer-North Rockland-#10AA, Coach Chris Dwyer

Boys X-Country-Tappan Zee-#5B, Coach Pat Driscoll & Pearl River-#8B, Coach Mike Kiernan

Boys Volleyball-Suffern-#7A, Coach Kim Cleary-Connolly

Girls Soccer-North Rockland-#14AA, Coach Vin Apacelli  & Pearl River-#10A, Coach Tim Peabody                         

Girls X-Country-Suffern-#6A, Coach Jeff Dempsey; Nanuet-#4B, Coach Sheri Dempsey; Pearl River-#7B, Coach Dan Doherty & Tappan Zee-#13B, Coach Pat Driscoll                                                                                          

Note-The NYSSWA does not maintain rankings in our other Girls Fall Sports– Field Hockey, Swimming, Tennis & Volleyball. Perhaps if other Rockland Coaches would “step up to the plate” like Dan Doherty (Girls X-Country) & Kim Cleary-Connolly (Boys Volleyball), we could help John Moriello, Neil Kerr & the rest of the NYSSWA gang get these sports going with State Rankings??

NOVEMBER ROCKLAND DATES:

 Mon. Nov. 5-The Rockland County Coaches Association Fall Meeting , Pearl River Elks Club,  Nanuet  (7:00PM) We will recognize the Outstanding Assistant Coaches from all our schools & a seminar on the NCAA Rules for College Eligibility will be held. Contact Tom Doherty at 551-427-2951                                                                          Sun. Nov. 11-TZHS Sports Hall of Fame, Colonial Inn, Norwood NJ (5:00PM)-tickets are still available, contact Liam Frawley at 845-705-1601                                                                                                                                                         Tues. Nov. 13-Coach Ralph Cordisco’s SURPRISE 94th Birthday Celebration, Kennelly’s Grille in Congers (Noon), contact Tom Doherty at 551-427-2951                                                                                                                                    Sat. Nov. 17-Nanuet HS Sports Hall of Fame, Pearl River Elks Club (6:30 PM)-tickets are still available, contact Ed Mooney at 914-606-0791                                                                                                                                             Sat. Nov. 24-The 30th Annual Rockland County Alumni X-Country Run-Bear Mountain State Park (Noon), contact Jamie Kempton at 845-521-0400

ROCKLAND COUNTY GOOD STUFF:

Tappan Zee-Congrats to Joe Letizia (Coach Andy DiDomenico) for becoming the first player in Rockland Football History to rush for over 4,000 yards in his career! He now stands at 4,234 yards in his brilliant tenure for the Dutchmen. Along the way, he shattered the Rockland County All-time Career Rushing record of Nyack’s Jermaine Harris-3,578 yards (1988-1991). Joe now stands #5 on the All-Time Section One Career Rushing List:                                                                                                                                                                                          1.) Sam Maldonaro, Harrison-7,581 yards (1996-1999)

2.) Matt Murray, Horace Greeley-5,374 yards (2000-2002)

3.) Peter Koh, Edgemont-4,864 yards (1994-1998)

4.) Trevor Dimmie, Sleepy Hollow-4648 yards (1996-99)

5.) Joe Letizia, Tappan Zee-4,234 yards (2009-2012)

Albertus Magnus-Congrats to the Falcons for obtaining the services of Athletic Trainer, Jessica Lappe. She brings a wealth of experience from her former position at Sarah Lawrence University!

Pearl River-Kudos to Assistant Football Coach, Joe Chiappa, who was selected by The Journal News, Provident Bank & The Rockland Economic Development Corporation  as one of their 2012 “Forty Under 40 Program” Honorees. This annual list recognizes outstanding young leaders in our County that inspire others in Rockland to get involved by their leadership, accomplishments and their community service.  By day, Joe is the Principal Owner & Professional Engineer at Rhombus Enterprises Group in Pearl River.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

ROCKLAND ALUMNI MAKING IT “BIG” ON THE COLLEGIATE & PRO LEVELS

Suffern-Congrats to Tony Defrancesco for fulfilling a life-time dream of managing in MLB with the Astros

North Rockland-Kudos to Mike Deane on being named Asst. Basketball Coach at James Madison Univ.

Suffern/RCC-Congrats to Sam Rutigliano who begins his second year at Army as Asst. Hoops Coach

Suffern-Welcome home Coach Howard Levy  on Saturday, November 10th (2:00PM) as he leads his Mercer County Community College (NJ) Men’s Hoops Team into RCC with

Nanuet’s Coach Bill Kurisko’s Green Hawks. This should be some battle with two of Rockland’s greatest players ever matching wits!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE:

We lost two giants recently with the passing away of these Rockland County Sports Hall Famers:

Ethel Doller-1975 Inductee, she was a major force in the development of Bowling in this County and served for decades on the Rockland County Sports Hall of Fame Executive Committee

Mike Longuil-2009 Inductee, he was a great athlete and coach at Nyack HS and outstanding referee

VIII-STAND-BY TO HELP THE CHANIN FAMILY OF PEARL RIVER:

Sadly as you probably know by now, The Chanin Family of Pearl River suffered great losses with Hurricane Sandy! Father, Jeff, was killed when a tree fell through their house! Mother, Lise, is still in serious condition at Nyack Hospital along with daughter, Danielle (Soph-PRHS). Other family members include Khole (Senior-PRHS), Tim (8th grader- PRHS) and Eric (PRHS 2012 Graduate) a volunteer fire-fighter who responded to the call, but was kept from the house.  Their home has been rendered unlivable at this time. We will keep you posted on how you can help “one of our own” during this terrible crisis!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL ROCKLAND TEAMS STILL COMPETING IN THE PLAYOFFS:

Football— AA-North Rockland

Boys Soccer—AA-North Rockland; A- Nyack ; B-Albertus Magnus

Boys Volleyball—A-Clarktown North , Clarkstown South,  East Ramapo,  Suffern

Boys X-Country—A-Clarkstown North, Clarkstown South, North Rockland, Suffern;  B-Nanuet, Nyack, Pearl River, Tappan Zee; C- Albertus Magnus

Girls Field Hockey—A-Suffern;  B-Nyack

Girls Soccer—AA-Clarkstown South, North Rockland; A-Pearl River; B-Albertus Magnus

Girls Swimming–Clarkstown, East Ramapo, Nyack, North Rockland, Pearl River, Suffern, Tappan Zee

Girls Volleyball—AA-Clarkstown South, North Rockland, Suffern; C- Albertus Magnus

Girls X-Country–Same as Boys X-Country above

FINAL CALL:

Please send all comments, corrections, additions, omissions to Tom Doherty at tommydoherty@optonline.net    Also, Back By Popular Demand—Look for the “Fall 2012 Doherty’s Dandy Dozen Teams” in upcoming weeks!

 

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