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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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Fall Sports Recap

As the leaves change color and the temperature drops, the commencement of fall sports is under way.  The regular fall sport season is currently wrapping up, and the start of sectionals has begun. Many of our teams have had a very successful regular season and are continuing to do so in playoffs. 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 ...

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Sports and Phys. Ed.: Unrequited Love

[caption id="attachment_6130" align="alignleft" width="112"] Aidan Denahy, (photographed by A. Abramowitz)[/caption] OPINION Should varsity and junior varsity athletes be allowed to opt out of physical education classes? I’m not the first person to pose that question -- nor will I be the last -- yet for some frustrating reason it never seems to be legitimately addressed by our school board. Here’s my backgr ...

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Irvington Varsity Football

With the fall season just beginning and sports teams in full gear, members of the Irvington High School varsity football team have faced fierce competition head on. Suffering the loss of many seniors in the graduating class of 2016, many had low expectations for this years younger team. Nonetheless, the Varsity boys had rose to the occasion on their very first game, winning against Croton-Harmon 22-8. Playi ...

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2,4,6,8. Rally Girls is Out of Date

Rally girls, a club that has been in operation for several years at Irvington, has recently ceased to be. According to last year's club leader Mallory Toolan, Rally Girls club was created to promote school spirit and support the boy’s sports teams. But directing the attention to only boys teams and not to girls teams led to a number of complaints and charges of sexism. Last year, Mr. Cohen spoke to girls in ...

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A New Chapter for the Child Prodigy

It’s the athlete dream to take it to the next level and pursue the sport they love at a collegiate level. This is the case for junior Zoe Maxwell, who over the summer verbally committed to Brown University to play for their elite soccer team. Brown University, based in Providence, Rhode Island, is a Division 1 school in affiliation with the Ivy League and is known for its scholarly academics and beautiful c ...

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New Year, New Turf

Over the summer, Irvington constructed a new organic turf field that replaced the outdated and uneven grass on Meszaros Field. Irvington, as well as Pleasantville and Bronxville, were among the first school districts to use organic materials for turf. Students have been anxiously waiting for over two years for this new turf field to be completed. Patrick DiBenidetto, coach of varsity girls soccer, said, “Th ...

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A Day in the Life of an Irvington Swimmer

She wakes up to the screeching of several alarms going off continuously, grappling with her conscience so early in the morning. It is five o’clock in the morning, and she needs to get to swim practice by 5:50. She arrives at the practice pool in Marymount College (EF). As she walks into the locker room, she sees all her teammates with half-closed eyes, languidly lying on the floor. Lydia Pak, a senior who h ...

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JV Volleyball Ends Season Strong

by Aidan Denahy and Christina Baulch The junior varsity girls volleyball team ended their season in 1st place in the Briarcliff Booster Club tournament, defeating Hastings, Rye Neck, Valhalla, Briarcliff, and Alexander Hamilton. They won every game they played except for one. The girls maintained a 17-1 win to loss ratio this season, and beat Briarcliff in the finals with a 25-19 final score. “The girls rea ...

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