As you may have noticed on our site, The Journal News/lohud has been producing a series of stories and videos for the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center buildings. (You can see everything here.) I volunteered to take on a feature about two local student-athletes who lost their mother in the attacks when they were infants.
The story is currently online and is the 1A centerpiece for Saturday’s print edition. It’s one of the most rewarding pieces I’ve ever produced, and easily one of the most emotionally trying projects I’ve ever worked on. If you only read one non-volleyball piece from me all year, please make it this one:
I spent last night covering some football in Mamaroneck, where it absolutely poured in the fourth quarter. I produced two stories from the game, which had an incredible finish. You can catch both of my stories below:
Here are the roundups from Friday, Sept. 9:
North Rockland 3, Scarsdale 2: In what could end up being a preview to this year’s Class AA section final, Madison Monahan racked up 26 kills and 15 digs in a 17-25, 24-26, 25-18, 25-16, 25-20 come-from-behind win over the reigning section champions. Trinity Bosecker and Emily Schmidt each added eight kills for the Red Raiders.
Pawling 3, Westlake 2: Jaclyn Smith had 26 kills and six aces in a thrilling win for the Tigers. Clara Lombardo recorded 50 assists and seven aces in the win.
Hastings 3, Hamilton 2: Jen Caruso had 30 assists in the Yellow Jackets’ win. Zoe Grossman added 12 kills and eight aces. Freshman Marlee Edwards added 11 kills and four aces. Miranda Edwards added seven kills and four blocks.
North Salem 3, Pleasantville 0: Simone Schnarwiler and Amanda Santos each had six aces in a 25-21, 25-12, 25-23 win.
Haldane 3, Briarcliff 2: Brooke Vahos had 11 kills in a 22-25, 17-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-23 win. Mia Persico had eight kills and 18 digs in the loss for the Bears.
Dobbs Ferry 3, Keio 0: Gabriella Maggi had nine kills in a 25-13, 25-18, 25-13 win. Lauren Demitrovic added six kills and eight digs for the Eagles.
Pelham 3, Eastchester 1: Charlotte Krause had 11 kills and three aces in a 26-24, 25-12, 18-25, 25-14 win. Daniella Chiodi served up three aces in the loss for the Eagles.
Rye Neck 3, Palisade Prep 0: Olivia Beach had eight kills and 11 aces in a 25-10, 25-12, 25-19 win. Sam Yannuzzi added eight aces for the Panthers.
Scoreboard for Friday, Sept. 9:
Rye Neck 3, Palisade Prep 0
Pelham 3, Eastchester 1
Dobbs Ferry 3, Keio 0
North Salem 3, Pleasantville 0
Hastings 3, Hamilton 2
North Rockland 3, Scarsdale 2
Mahopac 3, Carmel 0
Pawling 3, Westlake 2
Valhalla 3, Tuckahoe 0
Haldane 3, Briarcliff 2
Suffern 3, Clarkstown North 0
Zacchio’s prediction record last night: 7-4
Zacchio’s prediction record for the season: 33-9
Here’s the schedule for Saturday, Sept. 10, plus my predictions:
Hen Hud tournament, 8 a.m. — live coverage
Sleepy Hollow tournament, 8 a.m.
Ketcham vs. East Ramapo, 11 a.m.
Roosevelt at Lakeland, 11 a.m.