Four New Paltz swimmers qualified for Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys Swimming and Diving finals after finishing in the top eight in two events, the 200-yard medley relay and the 100 backstroke, in the preliminary rounds on Friday in Webster.
A year after earning a state title in the 200 medley relay, New Paltz has a chance to repeat with a quartet of Hudson Carroll, Jackson Beveridge, Aodhan Fogarty and Emile Kuyl, who placed seventh with a qualifying time of 1 minute, 37.72 seconds.
Carroll, a junior, qualified for the backstroke final with a fourth-place time of 51.79.
Wappingers’ Keith Carlino finished 11th in the 100 backstroke (52.75) and missed qualifying for the final in the 100 butterfly by one spot in ninth (51.93).
Carroll also competed in the 100 butterfly, were he tied for 31st (53.58). Kuyl competed in the 100 backstroke and 200 individual medley, finishing 20th (53.66) and 24th (1:59.56), respectively.
Arlington junior Chris Alpay finished 14th in the 100 freestyle (1:57.32) and 18th in the 100 freestyle (47.79). Arlington’s 400 freestyle team of Alpay, David Scholes, Trevor Attile and Dan Muenkel placed 17th (3:18.81), and its 200 freestyle relay team of Alpay, Brandon Hoang, Attile and Muenkel tied Wappingers and Scarsdale for 22nd (1:30.17). The Wappingers team was composed of Kyle Mabry, Patrick Alderson, Tyler Heitmann and Carlino.
Individually, Alderson was 27th in the 100 freestyle in 48.29.
Our Lady of Lourdes senior Andrew Kelleher placed 18th in the both the 200 IM (1:58.25) and 100 breaststroke (59.87). Classmate Mike Rodriguez finished 20th in the 50 freestyle (21.98), and teammate Matt Bosse finished 21st in the 100 backstroke (53.81).
Fourth-seeded Red Hook fell behind No. 1 Wallkill early and lost a Section 9 Class A semifinal game, 74-51, despite 23 points from Julianne Wilkinson.
Red Hook trailed 22-13 after one quarter and could never recover. Kyla Gabriel had 16 points for the Raiders, and Marist Parr scored eight.
Lisa Bouffard led Wallkill with 21 points.
Trinity-Pawling’s season came to an end with a 66-60 loss to Choate at Wallingford, Conn., despite outscoring the hosts 39-20 in the second half.
Ryan Yearwood scored 19 for Trinity-Pawling (18-7), while Ryan Yearwood added 11, including three second-half 3-pointers. Noah Woods scored nine, and Braedon Bayer added eight points and three steals.
Scholastic ice hockey
Competing at the New York State championships at Ice Time in Newburgh, John Jay defeated Orange County West, 9-4, and Arlington, 9-5.
Against Orange County West, Nick Shepheard recorded a hat trick, with Mike Laffin adding two goals and two assists. Brandon Doherty registered four assists and scored a goal of his own.
Against Arlington, Michael Valentine was the Patriot to score three goals, while Laffin scored two more, as did Ross Miles.
Marist lost 3-0 to host East Tennessee State in the opening game of a three-game set, despite a four-hit, seven-inning effort on the mound from senior Chris Bielak.
Marist (2-3) will face East Tennessee State again today at 4:05 p.m.