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Bronxville Field Hockey Heads to the State Final Four With a Decisive Win Over Taconic Hills PDF Print Email

By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer

Nov. 13, 2019:  After winning the Class C Section 1 Championship, the Bronxville varsity field hockey team headed north to Lakeland High School to compete in the regional finals.

In the regional game against Taconic Hills, the Broncos wasted no time in scoring. Sunday Ladas found the back of the goal in the first two minutes, and teammates Holly Ungvary and Olivia Gunther added two more to put the Broncos up 3-0 at the half. Gunther scored one more time in the second half, and Grace McSherry added a goal on a penalty stroke to give the Broncos a 5-0 victory. Julia Widen had two assists.

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Senior captain Holly Ungvary about to score for the Broncos. Photo by David Fenner.

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Senior captain Grace McSherry leads the defense in the shutout. Photo by J. Murrer.

The Broncos offense never let up taking shot after shot on the goal. Taconic Hills goalie, Sydney Kieran, made 19 saves, and Bronxville goalie Caitlin Mooney had just one.

“This game was a great reflection of how well these girls have clicked on the field,” said Coach Jacquelyn Frawley. “They are confident in themselves and their teammates, and they have a common goal - to keep winning!”

Sophomore Olivia Gunther was named Player of the Game.

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Olivia Gunther (22). Photo by David Fenner.

The Broncos (15-3-2) will travel to Buffalo to play in the state semifinals against Section 6 Barker High School (17-3) on Saturday morning. It should be a competitive game as both the Broncos and the Raiders have recorded 14 shutouts this season.

“We look forward to entering the tournament as a finalist,” said Frawley. “What an honor to be one of the final four teams still competing in Class C. We bring ten seniors who have a lot of experience and composure to get the job done - while our underclassmen are feisty in front of the goal!”

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In the other Class C semifinal, Carle Place (Section 8) will play Johnstown (Section 2). Both Class C semifinal games will take place on Saturday at 10 AM, and the state final game is scheduled for Sunday at 10 AM. The Class C games will be broadcast live at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/playoffs/section/new-york-state.

Field Hockey Team Roster

Senior Captains
Holly Ungvary
Sunday Ladas
Grace McSherry

Seniors
Caitlin Mooney
Madison Meehan
Cassidy Mullen
Hailey Mullen
Molly Denning
Olivia Martin
Hanna Bishop

Juniors
Rachel Roberts
Isabelle Kennedy
Annabelle Krause
Caroline Palermo
Marielle Dibbini

Sophomores
Shay Sipple
Natalie Gunther
Olivia Gunther
Carmen Phillips

Freshman
Isabela Fenner

8th-Grader
Julia Widen


Go Broncos!


Pictured at top in rotation:  (1) The Broncos holding the regional championship plaque after their victory over Taconic Hills. Photo by J. Murrer and (2) Freshman midfielder Olivia Gunther controls the ball in the regional contest against Taconic Hills last Saturday. Photo by J. Murrer.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Bronxville Field Hockey and Boys’ Soccer Teams Win Sectional Titles; Girls’ Swimming Qualifies for States PDF Print Email

By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer

Nov. 6, 2019:  The turf fields were non-stop action last week as the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams and the field hockey team had home-field advantage in the sectional playoffs. Remarkably, all three teams advanced to the sectional finals, which is quite a feat for any school but especially for a small school like Bronxville. 

By the end of the weekend, the boys’ soccer team and the field hockey team won their respective sectional championships, but the girls’ soccer team lost to Pleasantville, the top-ranked team in the state. 

Nine girls from the Bronxville-Tuckahoe swimming and diving team competed in the two-day sectional meet this week. After Monday’s preliminaries, five girls qualified for states in four events. Tuckahoe senior Emily Gjersten qualified in the 200 and 500yd free, and Gjersten, along with Bronxville teammates Ellie Dessart, Keala Schubert, Julia Bazinet and Caroline McGrath qualified in the 200yd and 400yd free relays. 

Boys’ Soccer

The No. 3 Broncos won the Class B Section 1 Championship with a win over top-seeded Hastings. In the game held at Lakeland on Saturday, the backline line, Luke Freeman, Liam Sands, Aidan Sulimirski, Casey McKhann, and Chris Aherne, played outstanding defense holding the Yellow Jackets scoreless. The midfield, Jimmy Gallo, Griffen Patterson, Will Redman, and Jack Bodell also played an important part in controlling the Hastings playmakers. 

Senior Captain Luke Doukas scored first for the Broncos assisted by Will Redman, and Henry Sheehan contributed the second goal of the day with an assist by Doukas. Theo Liao made nine saves in the 2-0 shutout. The last time the Broncos won a Sectional Championship was in 2010. 

In the semifinal game against Pleasantville held at Chambers Field last Wednesday, the Broncos took a 1-0 lead late in the first half with a goal by Doukas (assisted by McKhann), but Pleasantville evened the score in the second half. Luke Freeman scored the game-winning goal on a direct kick with only seven minutes left in the game. 

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Luke Freeman takes a direct kick against Pleasantville to give the Broncos a 2-1 lead. Photo by J. Murrer. 

The Broncos lost 2-0 Burke Catholic last night in the regional semifinals at Hendrik Hudson High School. They finish the season with a 14-5-1 record. 

Field Hockey

After losing to North Salem last year in the Class C semifinals, the Broncos came out determined to win the 2019 Sectional Championship. They dominated North Salem in the first half, scoring two goals in the first eleven minutes, and then held the Tigers scoreless for the remainder of the game, securing a 2-0 win. 

Julia Widen & Holly Ungvary scored for the Broncos with assists by Hanna Bishop, Olivia Gunther, and Sunday Ladas. Goalie Caitlin Mooney had one save. 

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The Broncos celebrate their Section 1 Championship. Photo by David Fenner. 

In the Broncos march to the sectional final, they defeated Croton 6-0 in the quarterfinals and Albertus Magnus 5-1 in the semis. In last Wednesday’s game against the Falcons, Bronxville goals were scored by Ladas (2), Ungvary, Gunther, and Widen with assists by Ungvary, Widen, and Bishop. Mooney had two saves. 

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The Broncos celebrate in their semifinal win against Albertus Magnus. Photo by Jeff Ungvary.

The Broncos head to the regional finals on Saturday and will play Section 9’s Taconic Hills at Lakeland High School. The state semifinals will be held at Williamsville North High School on November 16th. 

Girls’ soccer

The girls’ soccer team made it to the sectionals finals by defeating Rye Neck in the quarterfinals and Briarcliff in the semis. In the game against Briarcliff held last Thursday at Chambers Field, Lily Jebejian, Alex Doukas, and Maeve Sullivan scored for the Broncos in the 3-0 shut out. 

The tables were turned in the Class B Section 1 Championship game on Sunday at Arlington High School, a talented Pleasantville team jumped out to an early lead and captured the sectional title with a 3-0 win over the Broncos. 

Bronxville finishes the season with a 16-3-1 record. 

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The Broncos defeat Briarcliff in the sectional semifinals. Photo by J. Murrer

Girls’ swimming

The Section 1 Swimming and Diving Championships commenced on Monday, and ten girls from the Bronxville-Tuckahoe team were qualifiers: Eileen Marshall, Emily Gjersten, Julia Bazinet, Ellie Dessart, Caroline McGrath, Keala Schubert, Julia Reich, Allie Gjersten, Fiona Barr and Kayla Tatarian.

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The Bronxville-Tuckahoe swim team at the sectional meet on Monday. Photo by Claire O’Reilly

In the preliminaries held on Monday, Tuckahoe senior Emily Gjersten placed first in the 500yd free in a NYS qualifying time of 4:53.00 and finished 4th in the 200yd free (1:53.49 NYS). Gjersten placed second in the 500yd free at states last year and will swim for Duke in the fall. 

Two Bronxville-Tuckahoe relays qualified for the state championships. The 200yd free (Schubert, Bazinet, Dessart, and Gjersten) placed 5th in 1:41.42, and the 400yd free (Bazinet, Dessart, McGrath, and Gjersten) placed 6th in 3:40.91. 

The Section 1 Championships were completed last night, and the New York State Championships will take place at Ithaca College on November 22nd and 23rd. 

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Photo on the left: The 200yd free relay (l to r), Dessart, Schubert, Gjersten, and Bazinet.

Photo on the right: The 400yd free relay (l to r), GJersten, Dessart, Bazinet, and McGrath. 


Go Broncos!

 

 


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Bronco Playoff Update: Boys and Girls Soccer and Field Hockey Teams Head to Sectional Semifinals PDF Print Email

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By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer

Oct. 30, 2019:  Three Bronxville teams will host sectional semifinal games today and tomorrow. This afternoon, the No. 3 boys’ soccer team will play No. 7 Pleasantville on Chambers at 3:00 PM, and the top-seeded girls’ field hockey team will play No. 5 Albertus Magnus on Hayes at 3:30. The Bronxville girls’ soccer team, ranked second in Class B, will play No. 6 Briarcliff on Hayes Field tomorrow at 3:00 PM. 

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Midfielder Alice Vranka in the game against Rye Neck. Photo by J. Murrer. 

Bronco Playoff Results and Schedules

Boys’ soccer

The boys’ soccer team (10-5-1) crushed Croton Harmon in the first round of the Class B playoffs last Thursday, winning by a score of 9-0. In the quarterfinals held on Saturday at Chambers Field, it was a much more competitive contest. The game between the Broncos and the Panthers remained scoreless deep into the second half, and with just four minutes left, Luke Doukas scored the winning goal with an assist from Jimmy Gallo. Bronxville goalie Theo Liao had five saves. 

Bronxville has yet to play Pleasantville this season but will meet them in the semifinals this afternoon. The Pleasantville Panthers (10-4-4), seeded No. 7, upset No. 2 Briarcliff in the quarterfinals. In the other bracket of the semifinals, No. 1 Hastings will play No. 5 Albertus Magnus. 

Section 1 Class B is a very competitive league, and three of the teams in the Class B Section 1 semifinals are state-ranked: Hastings is ranked 4th in the state, Bronxville, 11th, and Albertus Magnus, 14th.  

The Section 1 Class B championship will take place on Saturday at 12:30 at Lakeland High School. 

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No. 10 Luke Doukas in the first round game against Croton. Photo by J. Murrer. 

Field Hockey 

The field hockey team defeated Croton 6-0 in the Class C quarterfinals on Saturday and will take on Albertus Magnus in the semifinals today. The top-seeded Broncos have played the No. 5 Falcons twice already this season, winning both contests. 

After winning five consecutive Section 1 Class C championships, the Broncos lost in overtime in the sectional semifinals to North Salem last year. If successful in the semifinal game today, the Broncos will play the winner of No. 2 North Salem/No. 3 Rye Neck in the Sectional Championship on Saturday at Nyack High School at 3:00 PM. 

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The Broncos score in the quarterfinal game against Croton. Photo by David Fenner.  

Girls’ Soccer

The No. 2 Bronxville girls (15-2-1) advance to the Class B Section 1 semifinals after defeating Yonkers Montessori Academy in the first round and Rye Neck in the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinal game on Monday, the Broncos got on the board in the first half when Megan Krestinski’s shot on the goal ricocheted off the goal post and into the net, and in the second half, Lily Jebejian scored to give the Broncos a 2-0 win. 

The Broncos will face Briarcliff in the semifinals on Thursday. In the other semifinal bracket, No. 1 Pleasantville will play No. 13 Blind Brook, who upset No. 5 Ardsley in overtime on Monday. The New York State Sportswriters Association ranks Pleasantville No. 1 in the state. 

The Class B Sectional Championship will take place on Sunday at Arlington High School at 5:00 PM. 

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Bronxville goalkeeper Milly Koenig in the game against Rye Neck. Photo by J. Murrer. 

Football

The No. 7 Broncos lost to No. 2 Byram Hills 29-13 in the quarterfinals of the Class B sectional tournament. In the first quarter, the game was tied at 7-7, but the Bears went ahead 21-7 in the third quarter. The Broncos scored in the 4th with 9:20 left in the game and were trailing by just a touchdown, but Byram Hills scored once more to put the game out of reach. The Broncos end the season with a 4-4 record.

Cross Country

At the Westchester County Cross Country Championships at Croton Point Park on Saturday, the Bronxville girls placed 5th overall out of 28 teams. The top five scorers for the Broncos were senior Ella Stupart (32nd, 20.23.7), Betsy Marshall (33rd, 20.24.2), Avery Widen (39th, 20.33.9), Anna Outcalt (45th, 20.53.5), and Rory Denning (55th, 21.19.8).

Girls’ Swimming

The Bronxville-Tuckahoe girls’ swim team finished the season with a 4-5 record in League 1, which includes much larger programs such as Horace Greeley, Scarsdale, and Fox Lane.

At the Section 1 League 1 Championship held last Saturday, Tuckahoe senior Emily Gjersten placed first in the 500yd free in 5:02.40 and 2nd in the 200yd free in 1:54.04. Bronxville freshman Julia Bazinet placed 10th in both the 200yd and 500yd free, and Bronxville junior Caroline McGrath placed 13th in the 500yd free. The 200yd freestyle relay team, Bronxville senior Ellie Dessart, Bronxville freshman Keala Schubert, Bazinet, and Gjersten, placed 6th in 1:43.86, and the 400 freestyle relay, Dessart, Bazinet, McGrath, and Gjersten, also placed 6th (3:48.75). 

Go Broncos. 

Pictured at top in rotation:  Boys’ soccer in the game against Croton Harmon last Saturday, photo by J. Murrer; The girls’ field hockey team in the quarterfinals against Croton, photo by David Fenner: The girls’ soccer team in the quarterfinals against Rye Neck on Monday, photo by J. Murrer

 

 





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Broncos Finish Regular Season and Head to Playoffs PDF Print Email

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By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer

Oct. 23, 2019:  The Broncos will be playing across the county this weekend as the teams compete in sectional playoffs. Boys' soccer will play at home on Thursday, and girls’ soccer will play at home on Friday.  The field hockey team will be down at Chambers Field on Saturday, and the Bronxville football team will play away on Saturday afternoon at Byram Hills. 

Also taking place this weekend are the Conference 1 Girls’ Swimming Championships at the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester and the Westchester County Cross Country Championships at Croton Point Park. The Section 1 girls’ tennis tournament runs all this week at Harrison High School. For more information, see below. 

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Photo by Joe Villanueva

 Football 

The Broncos finished the season with a 30-8 victory over Woodlands on Saturday, bringing their season record to 4-3. Henry Donohue and Connor Randall scored two TDs apiece against the Falcons. Donohue threw for 157 yards, and Randall, Donohue, Will Murray, and Dylan Alberghine rushed for 160 yds. The Broncos are seeded No. 7 in the playoffs and will face No. 2 Byram Hills (5-1) on Saturday, October 26th. The top seed is Ardsley (8-0), and the middle of the Class B bracket includes No. 3 Pearl River (4-3), No. 4 Westlake (4-3), No. 5 Nanuet (4-3) and No. 6 Pleasantville (3-4). The remaining Section 1 playoff schedule is below.

Semifinals, Friday or Saturday, November 1st or 2nd

Class B Section 1 Final- Mahopac High School

Field Hockey

In their final game against Valhalla on Saturday afternoon, the Broncos shutout the Vikings 6-0, earning their eleventh shutout of the season. Holly Ungvary was the top scorer with three goals. Bronxville earned a 10-2-2 record this season, outscoring their opponents 54-7. They have been given the No. 1 seed in Class C and will play in the quarterfinals at home on Saturday, October 26th, against the winner of No. 9 Putnam Valley and No. 8 Croton Harmon. The remaining playoff schedule is listed below.

Semifinals, Wednesday, October 30th

Class C Section 1 Final, Saturday, November 2nd- Nyack High School

Girls’ Soccer 

The girls’ soccer team finished the season with a win over Rye Neck (2-0), bringing its league record to 6-0 and its overall record to 13-2-1. In the seeding meeting held on Monday, the Bronxville girls were seeded No. 2 in Class B behind top-seeded Pleasantville (13-2-1). They will play in the first round at home on Friday against No. 15 Yonkers Montessori. The remaining playoff schedule is below. 

Quarterfinals, Monday, October 28th

Semifinals, Thursday, October 31st

Class B Section 1 Final, Sunday, November 3rd- Arlington High School

Boys’ soccer

The boys’ wrapped up the season last Friday with a 4-2 win over Rye Neck and finish the season with a 4-1-1 league record and a 10-5-1 record overall. The Broncos are  seeded No. 3 for the Class B playoffs behind No. 1 Hastings and No. 2 Briarcliff and will face No. 14 Croton at home on Thursday at 3PM. 

Cross Country Results: Leagues and Section 1 Coaches’ Invitational

The Bronxville cross country teams participated in the League 3B Championships last week, competing against Keio, Blind Brook, and Rye Neck. Freshman John Ryan placed first for the varsity boys’ team in 13:42.3 and was followed by teammates Luke Sheehan (7th, 15:12.0) and James Balseiro (10th, 15:18.8). 

The Bronxville varsity girls finished in a pack. Ella Stupart placed 2nd in 16:05.2 and was followed by Molly Palma (3rd, 16:26.3), Avery Widen (4th,16:43.6), Betsy Marshall (5th, 16:45.3) and Remi Mellinghoff (6th, 16:46.0). 

At the Section 1 Coaches Invitational held at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls last Saturday, Bronxville freshmen boys placed third overall at the meet. Finishing first for the Broncos was Owen Atkeson, who placed 6th in a time of 11:26.5. Three freshmen girls had top 20 finishes: Rachel Conniff (5th, 13:14.6), Kailee FIno (7th, 13:26.0), and Audrey Spiegel (15th, 14:14.7). 

The varsity girls placed third at the Invitational. Ella Stupart placed 20th (21:33.7) Molly Palma placed 24th (22:05.3 ), Betsy Marshall placed 25th (22:09.7 ), and Avery Widen placed 27th (21 22:14.3).  

Go Broncos!

Pictured at top in rotation: Senior Day for the field hockey team. Photo by J. Meehan and The Broncos in the game against Woodlands on Saturday. Photo by Joe Villanueva.


 
Bronxville School Homecoming Highlights and Photos PDF Print Email

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By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer

Oct. 16, 2019: Chambers Field was awash in lights last week as the Broncos celebrated Homecoming 2019. Bronxville fans gathered at Chambers Field Thursday through Saturday to enjoy the games, the food, and the school spirit. Earlier in the week, the forecast looked like rain, but the weather cooperated, and the sunsets provided an excellent backdrop for a spectacular weekend. Homecoming brought together both young and old, fostering a great sense of community.

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Broncos fans in the bleachers at Homecoming. Photo by David Fenner. 

On Thursday, the community came out for the traditional food truck night, and it was well attended by both students and their families. Food trucks served pizza, tacos, ice cream, and hot dogs, and as usual, there were long lines at Walter's Hot Dogs.

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The crowds at the Walter's Hog Dogs. Photo by J. Murrer. 

Parent members of the Athletic Council worked hard serving food and drinks from the Bronco Barn and Grill. Proceeds from the Barn and Grill support many different charities, and through the efforts of Bronxville students and parent volunteers, $9,500 been raised so far this year.

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An inside look at the Bronco Barn and Grill: Parent volunteers and faculty liaison, Anthony Vaglica (far left). Photo by S. Quinn DeJoy.

On Friday night during halftime of the girls' soccer game, all the varsity teams, soccer, field hockey, football, cross country, girls' tennis, and girls' swimming, gathered on the field as the Bronco announcer, Frank Dizenzo, read the names of each team member.

 

The varsity tennis and swim and dive teams on Chambers Field during halftime introductions on Friday night. Photo by J. Murrer.  

The highlight of the weekend took place at halftime on Saturday night, when the new track was named and dedicated after long-time girls' track coach, James Owen Mitchell. Current and former Bronxville track athletes gathered on the field. As Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" played over the loudspeakers, Coach Mitchell and his wife were escorted out in a decorated cart.

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Coach Mitchell and his wife, JoAnn, being driven onto Chambers Field for the field dedication. Photo by David Fenner. 

Over the loud speaker, Dizenzo spoke about the many championships and awards that Bronxville runners have earned over the years.  The runners learned the value of dedication and hard work under Mitchell’s leadership and have carried that work ethic over into their lives. At the end of the dedication ceremony, Dizenzo declared, “You have created the greatest one square mile of track in the country.”

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L to R, front row: Current girls' cross country coach, David Ryan, boys' cross country coach, Jim Agnello, Assistant Principal Marcellus Lessane, Mitchell, and JoAnn Mitchell. Photo by David Fenner.

Before the games on Friday and Saturday, many talented Bronxville High School students sang the National Anthem. Senior Sofia Fenner sang before the boys' soccer game on Friday, and under the direction of music teacher Pam Simpson, the B Sharp singing group sang the National Anthem in three-part harmony before evening games on Friday and Saturday. On the field for the B Sharps were Jake Berman, Michael Weild, Ben Davis, Will Grant, Will Swenson, Teddy Wardell, Henry Donohue, and Connor Randall.


Click here to hear the B Sharps singing the National Anthem. 

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B Sharps and Ms. Simpson

The Bronco turf teams went 2-2 at Homecoming. Girls' field hockey defeated Albertus Magnus 4-0 with scoring by Olivia Gunther (1G), Julia Widen (2G), Sunday Ladas (1G, 1A), and Hanna Bishop (3A). It was the tenth game where the field hockey defense held the opposing team scoreless. Girls' soccer also picked up a win defeating Edgemont, 3-0, with scoring by Victoria Ruffo, Megan Krestinski, and Lily Jebejian. Milly Koenig had three saves for the shutout. 

The football team lost a close contest to Westlake on Saturday night. The Broncos scored first on a 79-yd touchdown run by Connor Randall and again on a pass play, but Westlake also scored two TDs in the first half to bring the score to 14-14. It looked like the teams might go into halftime in a tie, but with just seconds left in the half, Westlake kicked a field goal to go up 17-14. Tough defense kept the game scoreless in the second half giving the Wildcats the victory. Boys' soccer took on a very tough opponent, Edgemont, and lost the game 2-0. The boys' team is ranked third in Class B, Section 1 behind Briarcliff and Edgemont. 

Homecoming went off without a hitch thanks to the efforts of student and parent members of the Athletic Council, the Athletic Department, and all of the coaches. 

Scroll down for more Homecoming 2019 photos. 


Go Broncos.

Photos by David Fenner, J. Murrer, and S. Quinn DeJoy


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Pictured at top: Chambers Field at dusk. Photo by S. Quinn DeJoy











 
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