By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer
May 17, 2017: It has been a stellar season for Bronxville varsity athletes. Six teams won their respective league championships this month, and with playoffs scheduled to start this week, the Broncos are looking to make an impact in golf, tennis, track and field, and lacrosse.
Despite losing three seniors to graduation, including state champion Connor Daly, the golf team continued its success this season, capturing the league championship last week with a win over Blind Brook.
Juniors Liam Bishop and Daniel Bettino, as well as freshman Will Tormey, have been the team leaders this season. Freshman Connor Stoltz and junior Alex Swenson have also performed well, helping the team pick up some important wins.
The biggest Bronco win of the season came against Rye. In its first meet in April, Bronxville lost to Rye at Quaker Ridge, but it was able to even the score with a 209-215 win over the Garnets at Siwanoy on May 1. The Broncos' best outing of the season was against Eastchester at Leewood Country Club, when they recorded their best team score of the season, 186.
The first round of the Section I Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, May 22, at Waccabuc Country Club and will hopefully include five Broncos: Bishop, Bettino, Tormey, Stoltz, and Swenson. The top 30 golfers from the field of 60 at Waccabuc will move on to round two, which will be held at Fenway Golf Club in Scarsdale on May 24.
The tennis team captured its third consecutive league championship and continued its undefeated streak during the regular season. The Broncos had a strong spring with shutouts against Briarcliff, Irvington, Solomon Schechter, and Keio. One highlight of the season was a scrimmage against Arlington High School at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Playing at the Tennis Center was a fantastic experience for the team, and it walked away with a 5-1 victory over the Admirals. Conferences begin this week, and the Section 1 tournament will take place next week.
Track and Field
At the league championships held at Edgemont High School on May 9, both the boys' and the girls' track and field teams won the league championship. The boys' and girls' teams together had 27 first-place finishes. Complete results are listed below.
Boys – League Champions
Bronxville 226; Edgemont 135
100m: Michael Landy, 11.62
200m: M. Landy, 24.11
800m: Alex Rizzo, 1:59.47
1600m: A. Rizzo, 4:31.38
3000m steeplechase: Jack Kochansky, 11:29.0
High Jump: Billy Ramundo, 5’6”
Long Jump: M. Landy, 19’4”
Pole vault: Luke Redman, 9’
Shot put: Avery Kane, 45-04.25
Girls – League Champions
Bronxville 268; Edgemont 157
100m: Margot Richards, 12.86
100m hurdles: Kirsten Ircha, 18.53
200m: Sabrina Mellinghoff, 26.29
400m: Eve Balseiro, 59.63
400m hurdles: Caroline Kirby, 72.50
800m: Kaitlin Ryan, 2:11.97
1500m: Gigi Chrappa, 5:10.61
2000m steeplechase: Patty Haggerty, 7:57.1
3000m: Avery Widen, 11.25.89
4x100m relay: S. Mellinghoff, Alisa Kanganis, Ava Downs, Sophie Kohlhoff, 54.17
4x400m relay: Laura Holland, Caroline Brashear, Andrea Shepard, Sophie Sulimirski, 4:19.42
4x800m relay: Sophie Prior, Bella Dibbini, Oliva Scotti, Lyric Abbott, 10:31.89
High Jump: E. Balseiro, 4’6”
Triple Jump: S. Mellinghoff, 30’3”
Pole vault: Jules Gravier, 7’
Discus: Marina Alfano, 72’3”
Shot put: M. Alfano, 22’5.5”
Pentathlon: K. Ircha, 1946 points
Boys' and Girls' Lacrosse
The Class D Bronco teams both captured their respective league championships, but these teams have the ability to compete with some of the best schools in the section. The girls' team, 14-1, is ranked No. 5 in the state, and the boys' team, 13-3, is ranked No. 1.
Pictured here (rotating): The Bronxville boys' tennis team at the U.S. Open Tennis Center (photo by S. Klurfeld); Bronxville golfers Daniel Bettino (L) and Liam Bishop (photo by C. Lockwood).