Vote for the Poughkeepsie Journal 10/3-10/9 Athletes of the Week


As the regular season draws to a close and teams vie for championship titles and playoff positioning, the stakes rise in these games for the most part. And there were several athletes who excelled last week, including two local tennis players who advanced to the sectional tournament last weekend, giving us a solid list of nominees.

Last week’s winners were Arlington field hockey player Mia Grippo, who got 10,743 votes to win the big-school poll. Spakenkill Boys football player Dylan Updike won the small schools poll with 6,743 votes.

Voting will be open until 3 p.m. Tuesday. This week’s nominees:

Grandes Ecoles nominees

Ryan Zindler, Ketcham Boys Football

The junior scored all the goals against Spring Valley last Friday, scoring a career-high (and mind-boggling) six goals to lead Ketcham to a 6-1.

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Kathryn Cimorelli, Roosevelt’s Daughters Swimming

She took first place in the 100-yard backstroke (1:09.91) and 100-m freestyle (1:05.16) and was part of the winning stints in the 200-m medley and 400-m freestyle in the Presidents’ win over Beacon last Thursday. She also won each of those events in their victory over Rhinebeck three days earlier.

Anika Panghaal of John Jay hits the ball during a match against Sophia Meyer of Mahopac at Taconic Sport and Racquet in Hopewell Junction, NY on October 3, 2022. KELLY MARSH/FOR THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL

Anika Panghaal, John Jay women’s tennis

The eighth-grader beat Harrison’s Sophia Badurina, 6-3, 6-1, in the first round of the Section 1 Championship Singles Tournament last Saturday.

Ike Rothman, the Roosevelt boys play golf

He shot a 1 of 37 at Turtle Creek Golf Course, though the Presidents narrowly lost to Wallkill, 170-173, last Thursday.

Arlington's Julia Daly in the first singles match against Roy C. Ketcham's Sophia Cheng at the Cross Court Tennis Club in Wappingers Falls on October 4, 2022.

Julia Daly, Arlington Women’s Tennis

The junior beat Ardsley’s Mia Terakado, 6-0, 6-0, in the first round of the Section 1 singles tournament.

Brady Feliciotto throws a pass during practice at John Jay-East Fishkill at Hopewell Junction on Saturday August 20, 2022.

Brady Feliciotto, John Jay’s football player

He threw a 64-yard touchdown pass and ran for two more scores, including a 2-yard touchdown that gave the Patriots the fourth-quarter lead in their 20-15 win over Scarsdale.

Alana Rider, volleyball Roosevelt

She had 20 kills, nine digs and an ace in a sweep of Red Hook last Monday.

Ashley Buragas of John Jay points over Caitlin Robertson of Ketcham during the volleyball game on Tuesday March 16, 2021.

Ashley Buragas, volleyball John Jay

The elder had 13 kills for the Patriots in a dramatic 3-2 win over Carmel last Monday. She also had 21 kills in a five-set victory over Ketcham and 11 kills from 13 attempts in a sweep of Poughkeepsie.

John Jay's Antonio Casabianca and Roy C. Ketham's Dominic Abbatiello battle for the ball during the men's soccer game on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

Antonio Casabianca, John Jay Boys Football

His 67th-minute goal lifted the Patriots against Arlington, 1-0, last Friday. It was the second match winner to break a scoreless tie against a rival Casabianca scored this season.

Small School Candidates

John Jay-East Fishkill goalkeeper Elizabeth Lennane stops Grace Morra of Notre-Dame de Lourdes during their match in Lourdes on October 12, 2021. John Jay won 2-1 in overtime.

Grace Morra, Lourdes women’s football

The senior continued his offensive tear, scoring four goals in the Warriors’ win over Arlington “B” last Tuesday.

Sid Stracher, Pine Plains Football

A natural running back, filling the quarterback role, he threw for 122 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 192 yards and a score to lead the Bombers to a 38-16 win over Dover.

Ryan Eng Wong, Haldane Boys Football

The elder, who scored in the final period, set the program’s career goalscoring record with his 60th in Saturday’s game against Ketcham.

Annabel Voorhis, New Paltz volleyball

She had 24 assists, seven aces and three digs for the Huguenots in a 5-17, 25-19, 23-25, 25-13 win over Red Hook.

New Paltz's Tony Drewnowski is pictured August 23, 2021.

Tony Drewnowski, New Paltz Soccer

The quarterback threw for two touchdowns, rushed for 73 yards and two touchdowns, and had 13 tackles and an interception for the Huguenots, though they lost to Red Hook on a last-minute touchdown.

Ryan Durling, Marlboro Soccer

He rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns and had seven tackles and two sacks for the Iron Dukes in a win over Liberty last Saturday.

Fallon Mudgett, Dover Women’s Football

The freshman scored three goals for the Dragons in a 5-1 win over Ellenville last Thursday.

Pawling's Freddy Heymach takes to the field during the Section 9 Men's 8-a-side football game at Pawling Elementary School in Pawling, NY on Saturday, September 17, 2022. KELLY MARSH/FOR THE TIMES HERALD-RECORD

Freddy Heymach, football player Pawling

The senior scored two touchdowns and played defensively for Pawling in a 42-22 win over previously undefeated Spackenkill. The linebacker helped slow an offense that had totaled 100 points in its previous two games.

Jack Neese, Red Hook Footballer

He smashed four onside kicks that were recovered, netted a 29-yard field goal and caught the game-winning 25-yard touchdown with 36 seconds left as the Raiders beat New Paltz, 35-30, last Friday .


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