By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer
Jan. 3, 2018: In 2017, one of the most popular stories was about the opening of a second turf field at The Bronxville School. Hayes Field opened in October and was immediately put to use during homecoming weekend. The story about homecoming was also a favorite with our readers and included photos of the field dedication and homecoming games. Other top stories featured accomplishments and awards received by Bronxville athletes. Finally, many Broncos continue to play in college, and there is always high interest in those stories. Below is a recap of the top sports stories of 2017. To see the full stories, click on the headlines below.
The highlight of homecoming weekend was the official dedication of the newly renovated Hayes Field. The flood mitigation project and the construction of the field lasted for over a year, but once the field was complete, it added much-needed space for the entire Bronxville School.
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Broncos Celebrate Homecoming 2017; See Pictures and Results
At the end of each season, Bronco athletics are honored with All-State, All-Section, All-League, and coaches’ awards, and the stories about these celebratory evenings are always well read.
Bronco Athletes Honored at 2017 Winter Sports Awards Ceremony
Broncos Honored at Spring Sports Awards Evening 2017
Bronxville Athletes Honored at 2017 Fall Sports Awards Evening
Winning gold is an outstanding accomplishment for Bronxville athletes. In swimming and indoor track, the Bronco athletes compete against the best in the state. In the winter, swimmer Andrew Babyak and runner Kaitlin Ryan each won gold medals in their respective Federation meets, which included schools of all sizes. In the spring, Ryan won gold in the 800m and, along with teammates Eve Balseiro, Caroline Brashear, and Laura Holland, in the 4x800m relay. The girls’ lacrosse team came up short of winning gold but was the state runner-up after losing 12-11 in overtime to Skaneateles in the New York State Championship game.
Broncos Win Gold Medals at State Track and Swimming Championships
Bronco Runners Win Nine Gold Medals at States
Bronco Girls' Lacrosse Finishes as State Runner-up
Many Bronxville High School athletes continue to play in college. There were two stories about Broncos playing in college that were popular. The first article was about Class of 2017 recruited athletes, and the second widely read story was about Bronxville athletes from the Class of 2014 who were entering their final varsity season in college.
Sixteen Members of the Class of 2017 Recruited to Play in College
BHS Class of 2014 College Athletes Get Ready for Final Season
The year 2017 was an exciting one for Bronco athletes. Stay tuned for more in 2018.
Pictured here: Hayes Field.