It is Hall of Fame time again, and this time the incoming class will showcase Suffern High School’s all-time leading athletes, coaches and administrators.
The Suffern ceremony is scheduled on Saturday, Dec. 19, during halftime of the finals of the Rich Bosco Memorial Boys Varsity Basketball Tournament at Suffern HS.
The game is set to start at 7 p.m., with halftime at approximately 7:45 pm. Programs will be given out at the door.
The list of inductees are Bob Veltidi, retired football coach; track and field Olympic official Tom McTaggart; Ron Barrera; Carl Marinaccio; Joe Savarese; Barry Greenberg; Tim Cox; and Sue (Fitzgerald) Pariot.
Following the game there will be a reception at the Chalet at Spook Rock Golf Course (the Chalet will open at 8 if anyone is so inclined to leave the game early).
The cost for guests is $35 for adults and $15 for children. The price includes finger foods from 8-9, then a full buffet, coffee and dessert. There will be a cash bar.
To pay in advance, make checks out to “Suffern Athletic Activities Account, Inc.,” and mail to the attention of “Athletic Office” Suffern High School, 49 Viola Road, Suffern, N.Y.
For further information call 845-357-3800 ext. 329. Anyone planning to attend should email Andy Guccione at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL-STATE HONOREES: Midfielder Taylor Alymer of North Rockland in Class AA and goaltender Lauren Gallagher of Pearl River in Class A were named first-team all-state in girls soccer while attack Amber Alfonzo of North Rockland and midfielder Carly Clinton of Albertus Magnus in Class B were second-team selections.
GETTING CLOSER: Pat Kivlehan of West Nyack, a former football standout at Rutgers University who also was named MVP in baseball in his senior year, is another step closer to reaching the big leagues. Kivlehan, a prospect in the Seattle Mariners organization, was traded to the Texas Rangers and will be invited to spring training as a member of the 40-man roster.
“He’s a fascinating guy,” Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine was quoted as saying. “He played football through high school and college; then transitioned to baseball. He’s very versatile and has gotten better each season. He’s a kid who makes adjustments, is coachable and once he begins to learn the (new) league, he improves. He’s a tremendous piece for us to have.” Kivlehan, who hammered three home runs for second-place Team USA in the Pan Am Games in July in Toronto, can play first or third base and any of the outfield positions. The 26-year-old right-handed hitter started at first base and all three outfield positions with Triple-A Tacoma this season. He had 22 homers and a .453 slugging percentage. Kivlehan, listed at 6 feet 2 and 210 pounds, is competing for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League. Playing exclusively at first base, he batted .310 with a homer, double and two RBI through the first seven games.
RECORD-SETTER: Senior forward Devona Paul of Blauvelt poured in a school-record 49 points, and added 11 rebounds and three assists as the Plattsburgh State women’s basketball team defeated visiting St. Lawrence, 81-71. Paul, an alumna of Tappan Zee HS, was a whiz at the free-throw line, sinking 27 of 29 attempts. The Hawks, now on winter break, resume action at home on January 5 against SUNY Cortland at 2 p.m.
COLLEGIATE CLIPS: North Rockland HS graduate Alex D’Angelo of Thiells, a freshman wrestler at SUNY Cortland, finished 2-2 at 125 pounds at the York College New Standard Invitational in York, Pa. The Red Dragons, ranked fourth nationally in Division III, goes back into action at the North East Duals, hosted by SUNY Oneonta, on December 12. … Nanuet HS graduate Anthony Calvano of West Nyack is a member of the wrestling team at New York University. Calvano, a sophomore, is 3-5 at 141 pounds for the Violets (4-1), who compete at the Grapple on the Hill at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., on December 12. … North Rockland HS graduate Stephanie Frank averaged 173 and finished third overall as the Westchester Community College women’s bowling team won the St. Stephen’s Metro Classic at Lakewood Lanes in Lakewood, N.J. … Junior Allison Haugh of New City scored 15 points, pulled down four rebounds and had three assists and two steals as the Purchase College women’s basketball team defeated visiting Yeshiva University, 61-50. Before breaking for the holidays, the Panthers travel to Troy on December 10 to meet The Sage Colleges and then visit St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue on December 12. … Sophomore guard Shoshana Rozenberg of Monsey is slowing breaking into the lineup on the women’s basketball team at Yeshiva University. The Maccabees, who were still looking for their first victory following six defeats, meet The Sage Colleges at 8:30 p.m. on December 12 at City College of New York. … North Rockland HS alum Mike Cruz of West Haverstraw finished 16th in the long jump as Cortland opened the indoor track and field season at the Cornell University Greg Page Relays in Ithaca. … Junior guard Jemal Mosley of Spring Valley is a leading force on the men’s basketball team at the University of New Haven. Mosley leads the Chargers with 17.6 points per game, is tied for the team lead with five steals and ranks second in assists with 16, just one behind the frontrunner. The Chargers travel to Lakewood, N.J., on December 9 to meet Georgian Court University at 6 p.m. … Freshman guard Ethan Smith, Jr. of Nyack scored a career-high 15 points and had a team-best four assists as the Dominican College men’s basketball team beat visiting Caldwell University, 72-63, at the Hennessy Center in Orangeburg. … Junior Brian Edsall of Pearl River helped the Marist College men’s cross country team place third at the IC4A championships at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Edsall finished 24th with a clocking of 26.31, and was named to the IC4A all-East team. In addition, Edsall was named to the MAAC all-academic team for a third straight year.
THIS & THAT: Two-sport standout Meghan King of New City, a 2015 graduate of The College of New Rochelle where she was a four-year MVP and established six school records, has been appointed head coach of the Alpha Gamma Volleyball Club. King, recipient of the Blue Angel Award — the highest award given by the CNR athletic department — will coach the 15 Omega regional team, which consists of players from Rockland and Westchester counties. For information access: http://www.alphagammavolleyball.org/