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Irvington Pride Hits a New High

Irvington pride was in full display this October, as the Bulldogs celebrated homecoming. This year’s festivities were supported by the new school spirit club,  the Student Section club, Member of the club Jared Kurland said the club was started to reinvigorate the school spirit at Irvington and feels that since the club was founded, school spirit has skyrocketed. “I really want to improve and  bring back sc ...

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PSU’s Barkley Turning Heads

Penn State running back Saquon Barley has sparked interest from many NFL scouts. He has been known to showcases his skills on the field but has a secret passion -- the weight room.  “The 4.33 40-yard dash Barkley ran during spring testing would have made him the fastest running back at the 2017 NFL combine. His 32 bench-press reps of 225 pounds would have ranked fourth . . . among defensive linemen—and tied ...

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New Players Give Irvington Football Team Hope in New Season

The varsity football team is off to a 3-3 start and optimism is high, thanks to the addition of three seniors who are playing in their first year of high school football but are already making an impact. Despite the transfer of key player Anthony Bonavita, who is now attending Iona Prep, the team is hopeful this season with the additions of Nick Lambiase, Christian Ishoo, and Nestor Ortiz. Usually seniors t ...

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Fantasy Football changes how we watch

Sports Column Fantasy Football and technology are changing the way we watch football. Every Sunday during the National Football League season, from 1:00 pm to about 7:30 pm, my Dad and I watch NFL RedZone. Other than rooting for the New York Giants, I am rooting for players on my three fantasy football teams.   Many fantasy footballers find NFL RedZone to be a great way to watch football and to keep track o ...

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Brandon Twins Headed to Nationals

The Brandon twins are going to nationals in Pittsburgh with their travel hockey team on April 5. Both play on the North Jersey Avalanche and have been playing hockey for 11 years. After finishing undefeated in AYHL (23-0) and 75-10 in the regular season, the Avalanche won the AAA district tournament in Philadelphia and now are qualified for national tournament. Goalie Tate Brandon, junior, said, "Hockey has ...

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Track mishap nullifies sectional results

The IHS winter track team competed this year at a sectionals meet where their scores did not count and winning was impossible. Thanks to a miscommunication with the BOCES athletic program leadership the winter track team was put into class B when they were moved down to class C thanks to a change in class size. The Irvington team had run in class B meets before but had never been told until the class C sect ...

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Fall athletes, coaches honored

Five Irvington High School students and two varsity soccer coaches were awarded for their hard work and dedication during their fall season. Zoe Maxwell, junior soccer player, received the All-State Class B, Section One Class B Player of the year, League MVP and Rivertowns Enterprise Player of the year. “I feel honored and appreciate the awards. Next year I will keep striving for greatness and teamwork. I j ...

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Ice to Meet You: Syncing Towards Gold

Erika Sipos, sophomore, and Emily Kuo, junior, both skate nationally as part of a synchronized skating team. Sipos is on the Skyliners Intermediate Synchronized Skating Team and Kuo is on Lexettes (Hayden Synchronized Skating Team). A synchro season is usually from the end of August to the end of February; this is when all the large competitions occur. Then, from March till the next season, usually August, ...

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Fall Sports Wrap Up

Boys soccer was ranked as the No. 9 seed and versed the No. 8 seed, Croton Harmon at Spencer Field at 3 pm on Oct. 20. The team unfortunately lost 3-0, bringing their season to an end. The Bulldogs finished their regular season with a record of 8-7-1. Girls soccer was ranked as the No. 2 seed of the Section 1 Class B Playoffs. The Lady Bulldogs advanced to the Semifinals against No. 3 Albertus Magnus. Last ...

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The Case Against College Football

Opinion How corruption, physical injuries, and a culture of toxic masculinity ruined America’s favorite sport  Around 114.4 million people sat down in their homes, offices, and bars last year to watch the Super Bowl. Whether one is an ardent fan or a first time viewer, football is a powerful force which brings like-minded people together. This is not an argument against professional football, although there ...

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