By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer
Jan. 9, 2019: In 2018, Bronxville athletes participated in local, regional, state, and national championships. Some of the most popular stories from last year focused on the achievements and the awards that Bronxville athletes received for their efforts.
Bronxville athletes who continued their sport in college and beyond were the focus of the top three stories. The most widely read story covered four former Bronxville lacrosse players, Ted Forst, Owen Jones, Reilly Walsh, and Ben Shively, who received national recognition when they played in the NCAA Lacrosse National Championships for their respective schools.
Four Players from Bronxville Compete in NCAA Lacrosse National Championships
There was also great interest in the story about Claire Sargent and other members of the Class of 2014 who graduated from college in May after competing at the collegiate level for four years.
Twelve Bronxville Athletes Graduate from College; Claire Sargent Wins Her Fourth Centennial Conference Championship in Shot Put
The third most popular story was about Bronxville native Harrison Bader, who just finished his first full year in the major leagues as the St. Louis Cardinals starting center fielder.
Bronxville Native Harrison Bader Has Great Season in the Major Leagues as a St. Louis Cardinal: See Highlights Video
In 2018, Bronxville athletes competed in championships at all levels, including the Youth Lacrosse World Series, the U.S. Squash Nationals, and the New York State Championships. The Broncos were also very successful in Section 1, winning many league and conference championships. Links to five of the most widely read championship stories are listed below.
Predators 2023 Lacrosse Team Competes at the World Series of Youth Lacrosse in Denver
Four Bronxville Middle School Squash Teams Finish in Top 4 at the Middle School Squash Nationals
Nine Bronxville Squash Players Compete at U.S. Squash Junior Championship
Bronxville Track and Field Teams Win Gold at State Championships and Bring Home 29 Medals
Undefeated Bronxville Girls’ Tennis Team to Play Edgemont for Conference Championship Today
Every year there is great interest in the overall achievements of Bronco athletes, and this year was no different. Two of the stories in the top ten covered the Bronxville School sports awards evenings.
Bronco Athletes Honored at Fall Sports Awards
Broncos Honored at 2018 Spring Sports Awards
While the top ten stories are listed above, there were also many other noteworthy sports stories in 2018. Seniors Alston Tarry and Ashley Kaye each reached the coveted 1000-point mark in their respective basketball careers at Bronxville High School. Only three other Bronxville basketball players have ever achieved this goal.
Bronco Update: Alston Tarry Scores 1000th Point in Game Against Keio and Indoor Track and Field Teams Win Sectional Championships
Broncos Rewrite the Record Books: Basketball Player Ashley Kaye Scores Her 1000th Point and Eve Balseiro and Matt and Alex Rizzo Set Records at the Indoor Track State Qualifiers
Despite the fact that Bronxville has a relatively small high school, many athletes competed at the state level, and Broncos brought home gold medals in swimming, track and field, and cross country.
Bronco Lacrosse, Golf, and Tennis Athletes Have Strong Finishes at the New York State Championships
Broncos Shine at States: New-Bro Swimmers Babyak, Cushman, Lawson, and Seibold Win Gold Medals and Rizzo Twins Finish in Top 5 in the Indoor 1000m
Matt Rizzo Wins Cross Country State Championship; Alex Rizzo Places 4th and Girls’ Cross Country Places Second
The year 2018 showed that age is not a factor when competing in a national or even a world championship. Last winter, Bronxville resident George Austin won a silver medal in curling, and Erica Linthorst took home a silver at the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships.
George Austin Returns from Curling National Championships with a Silver Medal
Erica Linthorst Proves It's Never Too Late to Start a New Sport
Finally, much of what goes on behind the scenes for the Bronxville athletic program is orchestrated by Athletic Director Karen Peterson. In 2018, Peterson celebrated 20 years at The Bronxville School, and the story below recounts many of her memories during her tenure.
Athletic Director Karen Peterson Celebrated 20 Years
Pictured here (rotating): New Rochelle-Bronxville swimming state champions (photo by T. Cushman); Bronco outdoor track and field gold medal winners (photo by D. Brashear).