More on Raiders Name Plus the Weekly Roundup
- Category: On Our Radar
- Published: Wednesday, 10 May 2023 11:53
- Sajiv Mehta
It’s not a given that Scarsdale’s athletics teams will have to shed the Raider’s name. At the May 8, 2023 meeting of the Board of Education, Superintendent Drew Patrick reported that the district is awaiting guidance on the regulation of team names from the NYS Education Department. Patrick said that the district will engage in a discussion with the NYS Department of Education, given that the Raider’s name, as used by Scarsdale, has no indigenous connotation or representation.
More to come!
Meanwhile here’s how our Raiders are doing this week:
Boys’ Golf – On Wednesday, 5/3, Scarsdale beat the Clarkstown South golf team with a score of 197 to 267. Seniors Brian Nicholas and Matt Choe, as well as junior Justin Liu, co-medaled with scores of 3-over 39. The next day at Fenway Golf Club, the Raiders’ home course, the team shot a blazing 188 in a tri-match with Mamaroneck and White Plains, overpowering them by 45 and 60 shots, respectively. It was a score that Coach Andy Verboys said tied the Raider’s team record on the course. Junior Sajiv Mehta and sophomore Leo Chu shot the lowest scores with 1-over 36’s each. On Monday, 5/8, the team won yet again at Century Country Club against Tappan Zee, 206 to 242. Junior Cole Gerson shot a score of 3-over 38. On Tuesday, 5/9, the Raiders beat Rye at Rye Golf Club; Chu again medaled with a score of 3-over 39. The Raiders sit at 13 wins and 1 loss with two matches remaining in the regular season. They are neck-and-neck with Rye for the first overall seed for the team final and home course advantage.
Baseball – On Friday, 5/5, the Raiders demolished Lincoln, shutting them out and winning by 7 runs. On Monday, 5/8, however, they suffered at the other end of a similar performance by rivals Mamaroneck, losing 7-0. It’s the same score with which Mamaroneck’s beaten the Raiders in their previous two matches this season. However, Scarsdale bounced back on Tuesday, 5/9, edging out Horace Greeley with a close win of 10-8. The team’s record now sits at 8 wins to 11 losses and 4 wins to 4 losses in league play. They’ll look to close out the regular season with a win against New Rochelle on Wednesday, 5/10.
Girls’ Flag Football – The Raiders were rather successful last week, winning 3 games in a row and extending their streak to 4. Against Scarsdale’s own “B” flag football team, the “A” team prevailed with a score of 32-0. Against Eastchester, who have had a very successful season in their own right and sit at 8 wins to 2 losses, Scarsdale was again victorious, winning 14-7. Lastly, Scarsdale overwhelmed Yonkers on Tuesday, 5/9, winning with a spectacular score of 31-0. The Raiders’ record sits at 9 wins, 1 loss, and 2 draws. They’ll look to increase the games in the win column against Byram Hills on Thursday, 4/11 and against the Trailblazers on Monday, 5/15.
Boys’ Lacrosse – Scarsdale continues to roll after a difficult start to the season. They racked up yet another win in the last week, defeating Ramapo, a very strong team from New Jersey, on Friday, 5/5, with a score of 12-6. This brought their win streak to a length of 4 games and their record to 9 wins and 5 losses overall. They have 7 wins against 2 losses in Section 1 play. Against Ramapo, junior Jake Goldstein shone, accounting for 2 goals and 2 assists. This brings his points total over the 200 threshold, an impressive achievement especially considering the fact that Goldstein is only in 11th grade. The team has 2 more games in the regular season, as they face rival Mamaroneck on Wednesday, 5/10, and an extremely strong North Rockland team on Saturday, 5/13 before postseason play begins.
Girls’ Lacrosse – On Wednesday, 5/3, Scarsdale was defeated by a strong Rye team, 22-10. They bounced back against Clarkstown South on Friday, 5/5, though, edging them with a score of 11-8. On Tuesday, 5/9, the Raiders lost to Bronxville, 16-7, bringing Scarsdale’s record to 4 wins against 10 losses. They’ll look to beat a strong Byram Hills team on Thursday, 5/11 before turning their attention to postseason play.
Softball – Against rivals Mamaroneck on Wednesday, 5/3, the team lost, 21-5. The next day, however, the Raiders won against Croton-Harmon by a large margin of 17-11. They then moved into their penultimate calendar week of regular-season play, being defeated by an extremely strong Ursuline team, 13-1 on Monday, 5/8. On Tuesday, 5/9, however, the Raiders were the ones doing the defeating, scoring 22 runs against Lincoln’s 2. This gives them plenty of momentum into matchups with New Rochelle (Wed., 5/10), Mamaroneck (Fri., 5/12), and Mount Vernon (Sat., 5/13), the last three games of the regular season. So far, the team has won 7 games and dropped 10.
Boys’ Tennis – On Wednesday, 5/3, the team traveled to Horace Greeley. They won, edging them with a score of 4-3. On Thursday, 5/4, the Raiders won again, this time a bit more comfortably with a score of 5-2 against Edgemont. Currently, they are in good standing for sectional postseason play and will look to get further prepared when they play Byram Hills on the road on Wednesday, 5/10. Since Scarsdale was defeated by Byram Hills earlier in the season, it should prove to be a competitive match.