Kingston High School boys’ swimming and diving

The Kingston High School boys’ swimming and diving group dropped its first two meets of the season, much less a mirrored image of their means and extra of their roster. The Tigers have simply 9 swimmers for his or her 2021-22 marketing campaign, none of them divers. Shadowing the group this yr are two swimmers from Onteora High and three from Rondout Valley. 

Kingston opened the season with a tricky 86-82 loss from visiting Warwick on Wednesday, December 1. The Tigers dropped ten factors by not having anybody competing in diving, greater than sufficient factors to have made up the distinction. 

Co-captain Andrew Sammons received the breaststroke (1:04.18) and particular person medley (2:12.43) for Kingston, each instances qualifying him for the Section 9 meet following the conclusion of the common season, along with his particular person medley time a private finest. 

Freshman Henry Shannon positioned first in the 200- (2:06.60) and 500-yard (5:34.78) freestyles, whereas junior Sam Schachter, a co-captain, was second in the butterfly and third in the 100 freestyle. Seventh-grader Philip Lettre received the butterfly in 1:04.26, incomes a spot in the sectional event. Kingston’s Andrew Kassian, Daniel Ougrin, Jack Samko; and Onteora’s Keegan Burkhardt and Sean Foster all made the sectionals in their respective races. 

Two days later, Kingston traveled to Washingtonville, the place they fell 94-66 to their Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association foe. 

Sammons (200 free, 1:58.76), Mark Lekaj (100 backstroke, 1:12.69) and Chris Lekaj (100 breaststroke, 1:12.69) all earned particular person gold. 

Kingston High School ladies’ basketball

The Kingston High School ladies’ varsity basketball group made simple work of host Goshen High in their season opener on Thursday, December 2, profitable 56-23. The Tigers led 34-14 on the half and by no means seemed again. It was the group’s first sport since February 2020. 

Kingston shared the wealth all through, with sophomores Diamond Banks (13 factors) and Asia LeBon (11 factors) main the way in which in their first varsity motion. Tashjeona Chavis (9 factors), Trista Lukaszweski (8 factors), Kalia Hylton (6 factors), Ava Ottaviano-Scaturo (4 factors), Julia Ahouse (3 factors) and Reina Lindhorst (2 factors) additionally contributed to the offense. 

The Tigers hosted their residence opener in opposition to non-league opponent F.D.R. on Monday, December 6 after Hudson Valley One went to press. 

Kingston High School boys’ basketball

The Kingston High School boys’ varsity basketball group opened their season with a decisive 68-47 residence win over Goshen on Friday, December 4. The Tigers led 21-3, and regardless of the Gladiators preventing again to get inside 42-33 halfway by the third quarter by no means completely misplaced management. 

Ke’montae Thawe (21 factors, 7 rebounds, 4 steals) and Ryan McCardle (18 factors, 7 rebounds, 3 steals) led Kingston, whereas varsity debutants Kevin Andrade (8 factors), Elijah Abrams (8 factors) and Demario Smith (6 factors, 8 rebounds, 5 steals) additionally contributed. 

Thawe and McCardle hit from downtown to key a 14-8 run after Goshen’s late comeback, and the consequence was by no means in doubt. 

The sport was the primary for the varsity program since March 2020. The Tigers needed to Shenendehowa on Tuesday, December 7 for non-league motion. 

Kingston takes to the street on Tuesday, December 7, with a non-league sport at Shenendehowa.

Saugerties High School wrestling

The Saugerties High School varsity wrestling group had a busy and fruitful return to the mat final week, led by the return of Coach Scott Wickham. Wickham was on the helm of this system for 14 years earlier than stepping away in March 2011. 

The Sawyers have had a perennially sturdy program, they usually confirmed their type in the season opener on Wednesday, December 1, prevailing over host Kingston High School in a 47.0-30.0 consequence. 

Saugerties noticed wins from Mason Bach (102, forfeit), Isaiah Hockx (126, fall 5:07), Antony Dernier (132, forfeit), Vance Dyke (138, technical fall 16-0, 0:00), Christian Hockx (152, fall, 1:32), James Burns (160, fall, 1:49), James Bucci (189, fall, 0:31) and Christopher Brooks (285, forfeit). 

Two days later, the Sawyers traveled to Goshen High for the Lance Golubinski Memorial Duals, beating Port Jervis (54.0-24.0) and Tappan Zee (55.0-18.0) and falling to Longwood (60.0-12.0) and Warwick Valley (42.0-27.0). 

The Sawyers dominated Port Jervis in the center weight courses, with Isaiah Hockx (126, fall, 3:33), Dernier (132, forfeit), Dyke (138, forfeit), Christian Hockx (152, forfeit), James Burns (160, forfeit), Sean Sasso (172, forfeit), James Bucci (189, fall, 2:26), Jonathan Lent (215, fall, 0:48) and Brooks (285, fall, 1:33) all profitable.  

Saugerties fared even higher in opposition to Tappen Zee, with Bach (102, forfeit), Zachary Burns (118, forfeit), Dernier (132, 9-8 determination), Jackson Bucci (145, fall, 5:30), Christian Hockx (152, forfeit), James Burns (160, fall, 3:37), Lucas Pipitone (172, forfeit), Sasso (189, forfeit) and Brooks (285, fall, 0:43). 

Longwood proved the hardest matchup for the Sawyers early in the season, with simply Zachary Burns (118, forfeit) and Isaiah Hockx (126, fall, 2:33) profitable. 

Saugerties fared higher in opposition to Warwick Valley in a better defeat, with Savannah Tittelbeck (110, fall, 1:11), Christian Hockx (152, 7-5 determination), James Bucci *189, fall, 5:21), Lent (215, fall, 0:16) and Brooks (285, fall, 0:17) all profitable. 

The Sawyers host their season opener in opposition to non-league opponent Washingtonville on Wednesday, December 8. 

Hudson Valley Pathways Academy college students (L-R): Brennan Lowe, Logan Manor and Lukas Paunovic, all from the Kingston City School District, check their Romi Robots in preparation for the New York Tech Valley FIRST ® Robotics Competitions in March.

Hudson Valley Pathways Academy put together for FIRST® Robotics Competitions

Ulster BOCES Hudson Valley Pathways Academy (HVPA) college students, often known as younger students, are getting ready for the New York Tech Valley FIRST ® Robotics Competitions, that are scheduled for March on the Times Union Center in Albany and Hofstra University. 

The college students, who had been damaged up into seven groups, put their mettle to the check throughout their second Romi Robot timed trials. The younger students programmed miniature variations of the greater than 100-pound, industrial-sized robotic that they are going to take to the competitors, the place they are going to face off in opposition to pit groups from faculties hailing from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and even Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, and Istanbul, Turkey.

The younger students, who go by the group title of HVPA 7718 Dragons, created an enviornment that mimicked parts of the Second and Third Industrial Revolutions. They used their planning, design and manufacturing abilities to assemble a conveyor belt to outfit their mannequin course. The younger students used Computer Assisted Design (CAD) to outfit their robots with 3D printed components after which programmed the robots to sync with distant controls in order that younger students might use the robots to finish duties that may have occurred in an historic manufacturing plant. Designing the gadgets correlated with classroom classes on the Four Industrial Revolutions, highlighting the varsity’s give attention to project-based studying. 

Participating in the pre-game festivities was Zoey Brady, a Chapter 2 (the equal to Grade 10) younger scholar from the Saugerties Central School District. Brady says one of many advantages of the undertaking was studying to work collectively as a group. “You have to work together toward a goal and it’s especially important to learn how to communicate with each other,” she stated. “This will help when we start real jobs and have to work with people we don’t know.” 

A Chapter 1 younger scholar, Gabriela Stokes from the Kingston City School District, agreed. “Everybody has different ideas and you have to be open to listen to their ideas. I felt appreciative that they listened to me,” stated Stokes. 

Brady shared she was stunned by how a lot she realized in addition to gaining efficient communication and project-coordination abilities. “We have been doing a lot with technology like CAD that I haven’t used before,” defined the younger scholar. “We learned a lot working on our own without help from our teachers.”