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Published by Halston Media, 2020-02-19 15:52:57

The Somers Record 02.20.20

Vol. 9 No. 44 Visit TapIntoSomers.net for the latest news. Thursday, February 20, 2020

SHS PERFORMING ARTIST SPOTLIGHT Royal Coach’s contract
extended another year

PHOTOS COURTESY OF PAULINE DALCEREDO BY CAROL REIF granted an unpaid leave of absence, ef-
STAFF WRITER fective the next day until Sept. 14.
Toe-jumping toward the stars
Joe Bernardi may no longer be em- e intent, schools Superintendent
e following is an interview with omas more shows at Yorktown Stage in addition ployed by the Somers school district, but Dr. Raymond Blanch explained later,
DalCeredo from STARS to the school performances and I added he will still be around to help guide it was to ensure that Bernardi remain
more dance classes to my schedule as well. through the transition of a new transpor- “available to share his institutional
omas, you are an accomplished high tation director. knowledge of the transportation de-
school vocalist, dancer and actor. When What type of music is your favorite to partment.” Or, as Assistant Superin-
did you rst begin to sing and dance? practice and perform? Bernardi was placed on paid admin- tendent for Business Ken Crowley put
istrative leave in December shortly it after the meeting, to “help work the
I always used to host performances at My favorite type of music to practice and after an incident involving school bus bugs out of the system.”
my house for guests when I was little, but perform is de nitely Broadway music/show driver William J. Mendez sparked an
I really began to get into performing in tunes. Musical theater capitalizes on telling internal investigation. e district has already appointed
fourth grade when I was the Scarecrow in a story while expressing emotion in a way Peter Ferone as interim transportation
the “Wizard of Oz” at Random Farms Kids that no other medium does as e ectively. Mendez, 61, of Somers, was arrested director, but he is leaving at the end of
Some of the music can be very emotional on Wednesday, Dec. 18, and charged May. at means there will be a gap of
eater Program in Elmsford. From there and somber, while other songs are very with Aggravated DWI and DWI, af- several months if a more permanent re-
I started taking tap and jazz dance classes ter Somers Intermediate School stu- placement isn’t found before then.
and in fth grade I started taking voice SEE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT PAGE 10 dents aboard his bus nine days earlier
lessons. Over time I performed in more and had called parents to report that he was It has also expanded the duties of its
driving erratically. part-time safety and security coordina-
tor, retired Police O cer Daniel Cor-
e district is also investigating an rado.
October 2018 bus accident involving
the same driver. Joseph Marra was the only trustee to
bring up Bernardi’s name during the
Bernardi, who had been with the dis- board’s comment period Tuesday.
trict for 15 years, handed in his letter
of resignation last month. It was ac- He pointed out that the board had
cepted without comment by the Board “very quietly voted on the personnel
of Education when it voted to accept agenda, in which there was the resigna-
items on its Tuesday, Feb. 11, personnel tion of Mr. Bernardi.”
agenda.
“ is brings, I believe, to a close a tu-
at was expected; perhaps what was multuous few months that we’ve had as
not was that Bernardi, who was also the a result of what happened on the bus
district’s chief safety o cer, was then
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The Staff Somers Boy Scout tend our Open House to learn April. We need books and vol- can also help by volunteering
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Thursday, February 20, 2020 The Somers Record – Page 3

Your Neighbor

Believe in love, Somers native says in new memoir

BY JESSICA JAFET she had found true love.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER
“We had a magical and miraculous
If it is true that good things come to
those who wait, Geraldine Brown Giom- weekend in Montauk when we rst met Geraldine Brown Gioblanco
blanco has been rewarded for a lifetime and even as adults, we got butter ies,” she and Mark, the “man of her
of patience in holding out for the right said. She said they instantly connected: “It dreams.”
partner. was a beautiful thing that happened and I

In her recently published book, Giom- really felt that I was being guided by the
blanco chronicles the trials and tribula-
tions that nally brought her to Mark, divine—I knew that I was all in.”
the “man of her dreams,” and into a rela-
tionship when she was 49 years old. e As the relationship progressed, the
journey was marked by several mysteri-
ous and otherworldly signs that seem to couple was
have led them to each other.
casually shop-
“Geraldina & the Compass Rose” fol-
lows the author through her successful ca- ping one day
reer as a retail and marketing profession-
al, having held top positions at shopping and decided to
centers including Faneuil Hall in Boston,
Westchester’s Ridge Hill and General peruse engage-
Growth Properties, among others. Along
the way, the graduate of Somers High ment rings at
School had an assortment of romantic re-
lationships and even matched up a num- a local depart-
ber of friends who eventually got mar-
ried. When it came to her own situation, ment store. Gi-
Giomblanco said she relied on her strong
religious faith and steadfast resolve—and omblanco ex-
refused to settle down with someone who
did not feel right. perienced what

“At age 49, I was thinking that God has she believed
got a plan, but I’m not quite sure what
that is; maybe I need to resign from the was evidence
fact that I’m going to get married and
should really nd a way to be peaceful as of her beloved
a single woman,” Giomblanco said.
grandma’s
She was attuned to signs, however, that
the universe had something else planned presence and
for her. ere is a description in the book
of a chance meeting at an airport, many was perhaps a
years earlier, where she had a long con-
versation with a man while they both sign from high
waited for a delayed ight. He gave her
sage advice about listening to messages above.
in her life and told her to keep feeling
the spirit of her dearly departed grand- “I tried on a
mother Rosaria, who would continue to
guide her. ring and had

It was much later, after having left her a Cinderella
high-powered job and being introduced
to Mark by a family friend, that she real- moment: It
ized her life had utterly changed and that
t perfectly. I

looked at the

name card of

the saleswom-

an who had an Geraldine Brown Gioblanco
Italian accent

and was chatting with me about getting powerment: ose

married: It read Rosaria Gentile,” she said. who are looking for

It was the same name of Giomblanco’s love must hang on

grandmother, a coincidence that moved to faith, in whatever

her to tears and made her recall the man tradition they follow,

in the airport. Mark and Geraldine Giom- and never give up.

blanco were married a year to the day after “Trying to nd

they met. love can chip away

Now an author, speaker and a certi- at your ego and chip

ed life and wellness coach, Giomblanco, away at who you

along with her husband (who is an ex- are,” Giomblanco

perienced boat captain), run Geraldina said. “You have to

Charters LLC, a business through which nd that place of your own personal truth hope she maintained ultimately paid o .
“For me, it was to be loved the way I
they o er their boat for outings and and surrender the ego and the other stu ;
was willing to love— and that a marriage
events. people need to be clear on what it is that to me, through the grace of God, is per-
manent and forever.”
Her hope is to uplift and inspire readers they want.” Having adhered to her own

while spreading a simple message of em- advice, the author maintains that the

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Happy Birthday
Louis!

Louis Forte turned 105 recently surrounded by friends and family at Dante’s Trattoria in
Mahopac. Forte also received a proclamation from Supervisor Rick Morrissey.

Louis Forte with his children, Dorothy and Larry.

Reno DiCristofaro shares stories about Louis. Rick Morrissey
presents

Louis with a
commemorative

Somers coin.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 The Somers Record – Page 5

High School Honor Roll

e following is from the Somers Hester Turner, Lindon Ulaj, Sara Antonecchia, Savannah Baloy, Feo, Devon DiMichele, Laura Aine Hoekstra, Alexander

Central School District: Vala, Zander Viljoen, Emma Viktoria Barbarakis, Nathan DiPalma, Daniel D’Ippolito, Holmes, Aedan Hopper, Eric

9th grade Wachtel, Hannah Wachtel, Bellio, Chloe Berichi, Emily Emily Dodd, Derek Donnelly, Huang, Chloe Imhof, Brandon
students on the
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High Honor Roll: Williams, Arielle Zeitchick
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Alexis Aakjar, Marissa Cambareri, Arianna Carchi, Julia Gambardella, Kim Gates, Avery Kossow, Ethan Krauss,
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ROYAL COACH di’s resignation any easier, he said. day to extend Royal Coach Line’s president and CEO Steven Crowley also handed in his res-
DiPaolo, who, it said, appeared ignation “with intent to retire” ef-
FROM PAGE 1 Marra acknowledged that there contract by a year. is means that more than willing to implement fective Friday, Feb. 28.
any changes the district wanted.
back on Dec. 9,” Marra said. are still “some scars” on the Bus P the company will be the district’s But in his case, he isn’t going
e board had heard lots from “If our goal is to make things anywhere, literally.
children and the school commu- vendor through the 2020-2021 safer and better, we can do that
the public in the Bus P incident’s by making some of those changes Crowley, who is in his mid-60s,
wake. nity. school year. e terms of the here and having a vendor that will will now be “interim assistant su-
make them with us,”Winter said. perintendent for business,” which
ere were some who pas- “But hopefully now from this— agreement now can’t be renegoti- means that as a tenured employee,
sionately argued that Bernardi e task force has recommend- on top of his pension, he’ll still
had been an exemplary employee, from this avoidance of tragedy... ated until the fall. ed that the safety and transporta- be drawing a salary, but will have
boss and colleague and was being tion positions be split and is ask- fewer bene ts, such as health in-
scapegoated and those “who were we have learned and will continue Last month, a divided task ing Royal Coach to replace the surance.
outraged by what happened, and dispatcher assigned to Somers.
couldn’t believe what happened to learn and can move forward,” force—citing the costs and logis- Crowley’s contract runs
and demanded action, demanded e company has already removed through Dec. 31, and is, he said,
that heads roll,” Marra said. he said. tical problems of switching bus safety director Robert D’Amico. “renewable.”

“Both parties had a lot of valid providers midstream—recom- DiPaolo could not comment Crowley said he didn’t feel like
arguments and a lot of valid things on the dispatcher situation Tues- he was retiring. He loves the dis-
to say,” but it doesn’t make the BUS CONTRACT UPDATE mended that the district retain day, Feb. 18, but did con rm that trict and the people he works with
board’s decision to accept Bernar- the contract had been extended. and has no plans to leave.
e district is currently in its Royal Coach for the foreseeable He also said that the company
is looking to hire more drivers in While Crowley’s contemplat-
fth year of a contract with Royal future. Somers and other communities ing his professional future, he
such as Mahopac and Yorktown. might have more time for (wait
Coach. It’s likely the district would be for it) doing the Cha Cha Cha,
“Going forward this should rumba and foxtrot.
Blanch had suggested last getting the same employees even make things easier and more ef-
Yes, that’s right. Apparently, the
month that the board consider if it decided to go with a new cient,” he explained. normally staid nances-meister
As for putting his head togeth- is quite something in the ball-
starting the lengthy and com- company, they said. er with the school district’s on the room dance arena. When he’s not
latter’s transportation policies? crunching numbers for the school
plicated process of seeking other e task force had an earnest “Obviously, I’ve been working to district or explaining complicated
be part of the solution,” DiPaolo budgets, he can be seen rocking a
vendors. However, it voted Tues- talk in January with Royal Coach said. sporty black ensemble as he glides
around the dance oor with his
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Happily Opinion
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After

Love is all around One thought leads to another

Love is all around, no need to waste it, modern love? How about,“I Love You Even We could never understand why Each day is made special by the seemingly,
but if you’d like to waste it, go ahead, ough You Snore REALLY Loud?”Or, my mother-in-law, Jennie, had unimportant occurrences that, in the end,
join the club. So much love has been so many rolls of toilet paper become the most important.
“I ought Your Sister Was Really Hot But

wasted on people who don’t love us back, but She Wouldn’t Give Me the Time Of Day, So stashed in her closet. We always laughed I remember two days that seemed, at

thank goodness it’s recy- I Bought a Watch, And at why Grandma the time, just regular

clable. So keep trying, and Now I Found Time For needed to stock-pile THE days of the week, but

eventually, love will win out. MAN You.” e font might need that particular item. SEASONED I know now how very
If you’re still basking in the Did she think that CITIZEN special they were. I
OVERBOARD to be a little smaller, but someday there might bring them to life again
afterglow of St. Valentine’s it will be worth it to say be a shortage?...and ADRIENNE and again to remind me
Day, then you’re one of RICK exactly what you mean. then recently I had an KAVELLE of a time when I felt
those romantics who under- MELÉN
Is giving your lover

stands that love doesn’t need sweets on Valentine’s epiphany. very happy and carefree.

a special day to blossom; Day even really a good Jennie’s genera- Jason and I were at

any old time will do. idea? It’s the gift that says tion went religiously the Christmas Tree

Sometimes I get my wife some owers, “I wouldn’t mind if you were as fat as I am.” to the ‘beauty parlor’once a week for a Shoppe, one of our favorite haunts for

and that always gets a nice reaction.To some, I’d be open to getting some chocolates for ‘wash and set’. To make sure her hair style bargains. We had found a large vat

owers symbolize a beautiful little life tragi- Valentine’s Day, but I don’t like those expen- stayed fresh and neat, she and many of her containing oversized serving pieces

cally cut short by a pair of garden clippers. sive ones where I have to take a little bite out contemporaries wrapped their heads in (forks, spoons) in pewter. Every time my

To my cat they symbolize something to try them to see what’s inside. I hate it when a bathroom tissue every night to keep their husband reached down he came up with

to eat only to nd out that they actually taste bunch of gooey red stu comes squirting out coifs from moving out of place. Probably exactly what I was looking for; every time

awful. But don’t over-analyze everything or it of a piece of chocolate that has nothing to do took about a roll a night to insure a week’s I looked, I found nothing. “What would

will eventually lose its romance. It’s enough with chocolate. If you love me you can say it worth! you do without me?”Jason laughed, and

to know that I picked you, just like someone more than adequately with a “Take 5”bar. I remembered this recently because I didn’t know until now the way those

picked this ower, and I’m con dent that When I was in Elementary School we used Target had accidently doubled my toilet simple words would a ect me…although,

you’ll last longer than four days, although to make Valentine’s Day cards, and you had paper order, but I have no hair style to even then, I felt a jolt within my heart,

not without water. By the way, I read that a to make one for everyone in class, not just the preserve! a portent of things to come. Now they

little vodka will keep them perky longer. at girl you were in love with. I was in love with Last week my daughter, Ilene, brought loom large in my memory and I know the

applies to both the owers and the person you my third grade teacher, Mrs. Franz. I assume me a vanilla thick shake and once again answer…survive yes, live no.

gave them to. she was married and it would have been a it tickled my memory. Many years ago a e best ‘unimportant day’recollection

Remember those candy hearts with cute complicated love triangle, a triangle made new ice cream was developed in Boston is one I like to call up as often as pos-

little phrases written on them, like “Be more obtuse by the fact that I would have had by someone named ‘Steve’. Steve’s Ice sible. It was a Sunday. We had spent the

Mine,”or “Love You”or “Cutie Pie?”Well, to stand on a stepladder to give her a kiss on Cream became extremely popular there. time doing nothing exciting…reading the

the company that made them went out of the cheek. But making all those valentines My husband, Jason, a real ice cream a - paper, talking, just another quiet weekend.

business, possibly because of an uptick of taught us important concepts, such as how ev- cionado decided we had to try some. Very But then there we were, standing in the

hate in the world. But I believe that this is eryone should be valued, even if they grabbed early one Saturday morning he woke us middle of the kitchen, our arms around

just a temporary condition, because love your lunch bag and stomped on it. We up and o we drove to Boston for an ice each other and laughing to beat the band.

conquers all. I’d feel better about love’s learned essential skills such as how to fold a cream cone! e only plan we had was to I don’t remember what we were laugh-

chances if it had nuclear capability, but I’m piece of red tissue paper in half, and then you nd a ‘Steve’s’and taste his special recipe, ing at, but it seemed to go on forever.

sure everything will be ne. In fact, the only have to cut half of a heart, in case you but once in Boston we also visited the We were so close physically, mentally,

candy heart factory NECCO was bought by aren’t into it whole-heartedly, and also 101 Boston Museum of Fine Arts, had a won- emotionally, the way all people in love

a company who promises to deliver enough things you can do with a doily. I came home derful lobster dinner at Legal’s and nally, should feel, and I share that memory with

sweets for your sweet next year. with so much red glitter all over me I’m sure to top it o , an authentic Steve’s dessert. myself over and over and over. e sound

Some of those messages were a little my Mom must have drawn some conclusions Of course, when asked why we had gone of his laughter, the warmth of his arms

outdated anyway, like “Page Me,”or really that I’m happy to say were incorrect. to Boston, we always answered with the encircling me, all the joys of a lifetime in a

outdated, like “My Favorite Triceratops.”How ere is so much about the human heart truth,“For an ice cream cone!” single ‘unimportant’moment.

about updating the sentiments on those little SEE MELEN PAGE 9 Spur of the moment epiphanies or
hearts with something more relate-able to
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I miss the snow! MELEN Mona Lisa is ugly or not. Or go to a movie and
argue about if it’s still romantic even though fteen
Go on, you prob- WHATWAS FROM PAGE 8 people get killed within the rst three minutes
ably think the ole I THINKING? of the lm. Spend some time learning why, even
girl has lost her that we don’t understand. What if I get a heart though men and women are so di erent, we still
marbles. Yes, we’ve had cold transplant and it causes me to fall in love with the insist on being together. is 14th of February I’m
donor’s widow? Can I trust it with important deci- giving the gift of ME. After all, isn’t time spent with
temperatures that get right RUTHANN sions or should I decide with my head or my gut? I each other better than any diamond ring? I’m still
heard that Trump makes decisions with his gut, and waiting for a de nitive answer on that one.
into your bones, but no SCHEFFER that’s why he’s so popular with his base. I don’t know
if they’re good or bad decisions, but based on the size Join Rick and Trillium on Friday, February 28th, at
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Winter memories wouldn’t be complete without recalling the

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trudged across the street and up the neighbor’s driveway with

their sleds. I held my breath as they ew down the hill, across the

street, up and over the jump, back down with a bang, whizzing

down the ice-slicked side yard o into the woods. Laughing and

yelling all the way, they experienced some nasty wipe-outs as they

roared by. Ah, once again, history repeated itself: like their parents

before them, the boys and their friends trooped into the family

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT studying and other endeavors? PHOTOS
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upbeat and fun, but either way the music I use my free periods during the day to
is moving and puts into words that which study, and I study in the evenings. Since trust the journey and process but ideally I ticipate in drive your performance, work
cannot be done any other way. I am an IB Diploma Candidate, a lot of would love to graduate from a university hard and enjoy sharing what you love with
my work is self-driven so I am able to with a BFA in musical theater, and I will others.
What is your favorite type of dance? split up the time that I work and balance be auditioning/working for some theatrical
Each style of dance is completely di er- it with my schedule. I also work ahead on performance whether that be regional, tour- is interview was submitted by STARS
ent and I love each for a di erent reason. the weekends so my busy school week is ing, o -Broadway or Broadway. (Somers Tuskers Arts Rising Stars), a booster
To name a few, I love ballet for the struc- not overwhelming. ere is de nitely a lot club made up of parents and sta members
ture and beauty, along with the strength of planning ahead and time management As a senior at SHS, what kind of advice committed to supporting the performing arts in
and athleticism that goes along with the involved. would you give to younger SCSD students the Somers Central Schools. Part of the STARS
technique. I love Broadway for the ashy who want to be involved in the perform- mission is to educate the community about
fun combos, jazz for the energy and modern You have been in many SCSD concerts ing arts? the student performers, their talents and their
for its expressiveness. I also enjoyed Bol- and performances, in addition to work at work ethic. For more information, please visit
lywood the past two years because it is so Yorktown Stage and Westchester Bal- Recognize your individuality. ere is not somersschools.org and click on the “Visual and
unique from the other styles. I also enjoy let Center.Your recent performance in a single person exactly like you, so compar- Performing Arts” tab to get to the STARS
choreography. the SHS Drama production of “Almost, ing yourself to others is fruitless and foolish. web page.
Maine” and in “Mamma Mia” was fantas- Take the time to be dedicated; make the
How much time do you devote to your tic! Do you have a standout memory from e ort to go to an extra lesson or class. Let
singing? any of those concerts or performances? your love of whatever art form you par-

I sing in the school choir every morning A recent standout memory for me is
and have chamber choir weekly, along with from “Mamma Mia.”I played the role of
vocal rehearsals and men’s choir. In total, I Pepper, and I had a whole dance number,
spend about seven hours singing at school. which was a lot of fun! During the dance, I
In addition, I take voice lessons weekly in had to do a series of toe-touch jumps, and
order to work on my individual voice as well each night I did progressively more and
as prepare for auditions and performances. I more and by Sunday, I did 20! I was able to
also sing in the teen choir at my church for incorporate some of the gymnastic moves
an additional two hours per week. from when I was in those classes, in addi-
tion to dance choreography. It was a lot of
How many hours a week do you dance? fun to hear the audience cheer me on, and
I typically spend an average of 20 hours enjoy the show!
a week dancing between my dance classes at
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Ray Mandel-Mueller, Patrick Marzella, Anthony Ferrante, Brian Ferrara, Edwin Lawrence Weinberg, Cole Willman, Lauren LoParrino, Jessica Lucadamo,

Michael Micceri, So a Milojevic, Isabelle Florez, Timothy Fonde, Connor Fucci, Bridget Yozzo, Cole Zampaglione Alexander Lulgjuraj, Robert Lusthaus,

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Parsons, Charlotte Potter, Kelly Quigley, Guest, Michael Guest, Jared Hackmyer, McGrane, Natalie McMaster, Jessica

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Rios, Andrew Robles, Sebastian Robles, Hay, Joseph Healy, Ashley Hersh eld, Tanner Adams, Nikolas Aguilar, Zinovy Micceri, Michael Michaud, Jonathan

Gabrielle Roman, Hannah Roth, Jaden Ryan Ho man, omas Hogan, Aidan Alecksandrovich, Cassidy Baker, Jennie Mier, Samara Miller, Giovanna Minuto,

Rothschild, Lisa Rothschild, Gianna Horvath, Caroline Hurley, Autumn Baker, Charles Balancia III, Angelique- Kayla Morgante, Jillian Myers, Daniel

Rotunno, Zoe Rubin, Noah Saks, Hudson Jacob, Carlee Jagr, Katherine Jandrasits, Marie Baptiste, Deanna Barankewicz, Noonan, Katherine Olsen, Lia Palumbo,

Schantz, Archit Shankar, Laura Shea, Chloe Jaykus, Alexis Jones, Sabrina Gabriella Bartasek, Ned Becerra, Dylan Francesco Paone, omas Parisi, Gianna

Olivia Shea, Julianna Sirchia, Megan Justo, John Kaiser, Christian Kirchmann, Berliner, Valerie Bevilacqua, Meghan Pefanis, Marianna Petroni, Luke Phalen,

Spencer, Hunter Sullivan, Gabriella Ella Kittredge, Hayden Klein, Jackson Blanch, Abigail Brooks, Hannah Jacob Piazza, Xavier Pietri, Emersen

Susca, Charlotte Swezey, Jacques Verard, Kossow, Jacob Krauss, Matthew Kushner, Brownstein, Holly Cambareri, Jennifer Rabuse, Pooja Rao, Matthew Reimann,

Brooke Williams, Grace Wu, Jaewon Gina Latella, Abigail Lopatka, Emma Campbell, Lauren Canavan, Greta Sebastian Riccobono, Adam Ritzcovan,

Yeo, Allison Zattola Lusthaus, Avni Madhwesh, Nieve Candreva, Maximus Caron, Kyle Olivia Rossetti, Nicholas Rossi, John

11th grade students Mahood, Aimee Maoriello, Lindsey Jade Chouinard, Erin Clark, Juliana Clement, Sammel, George Schmitt, Nathaniel
Marsigliano, Shae Meichner, Anthony Kaitlyn Comiskey, Liliana Costanzo, Schwartz, Sharanya Shanthan, Laurence

on the High Honor Roll: Miller, Ava Minisolo, Nikola Mladenovic, Vincenzo Costanzo, Ethan Cukaj, Shaw, Emma Shea, Phurdoma Sherpa,
Sarah Morea, Dillon Moriarty, Julia omas DalCeredo, Jake Daly, Isabella Douglas Shirakura, William Siebert,

Danielle Acocella, Julianna Aiello, Morvillo, Anastasia Murphy, Caitlin De Feo, Daniel Della Vecchia, Danielle Sarah Siemers, Cosmo Signorile, Isabella

Melissa Amante, Christopher Aquilino, Norbutt, Abigail O’Reilly, Nicholas DiCintio, Sean Dickson, Haley Dineen, Sirchia, Alessandro Sitaras, Sabrina

Antonio Azabache, Lily Baranowski, Panaro, Nadia Pennella, Taylor Penzo, Megan Dineen, So a Doukakis, Kimberly Somoza, Zachary Soto, Grazia Stellato,

Daniel Barry, James Berthelon, Kelly Dahlia Pepe, Victoria Randazzo, Alyssa Dry, Nicholas D’Souza, Jake Elliott, Erik Swee, Frank Syso, Victoria Szpynda,

Bowden, Ailbhe Brady, James Burkart, Rannekleiv, Angelina Realbuto, Sean Cassidy Erenberg, Alessandra Falciglia, Adrianna Tagayun, Christopher Totoro,

Alexander Cabo, Julia Caico, Ashley Reichbach, Samuel Rivilis, Nathan Cassandra Falcone, Michael Fatigate Nathaniel Townsend, Athena Traver,

Callaci, Hayley Calloway, Giuliana Rosenzweig, Bailey Ross, Philip Rossetti, III, Ashley Foley, Emily Foltin, Riley Rosa Vaccarelli, Caitlyn Van Tassell,

Casale, Garrett Cassin, Ava Castelluccio, Michael Rourke, Natalia Rukaj, Caroline French, Nicholas Friscia, Nicole Garrity, Alec Varma, Lucas Varunok, Katherine

Katie Ceraldi, Sara Chuang, Michael Russell, Remi Saad, Nora Searles, Nitin omas Garrity, Ashli Ginquitti, Diego Velardo, Dominic Veltri, Julia Vickers,

Cipollone, Kelsey Collura, Olivia Seshadri, Taylor Setterstrom, Kendra Giron, Jose Giron, Ethan Goldberg, Julia Vitale, Brooke Vogel, Ryan Vogel,

Corcione, Codi Creegan, Brooke Cronin, Sonberg, Elizabeth Spatola, omas Sanjana Gorthi, Sun Graham, Eleanor Ciaran Watt, Kathleen White, Nancy

Daniel Curran, Kamryn Daly, Robert Spencer, Elle Svoboda, Gia Sylvester, Greenbaum, Joseph Grippo, Crystal Wiegelman, Nicholas Wines, Fiona

Davidson, Matthew DeBellis, Isabella Oscar Szutkowski, Derek Tan, Daniel Hammond, John Hannan, Emily Heese, Youngs SEE HONOR ROLL PAGE 15
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HONOR ROLL Isabella Inzero, Gavin Iorizzo, Nicholas Lindsey, Matthew Maggie Nestor, Nicholas Lindsey Velzy, Marc Weisbrot,

FROM PAGE 14 Erica Joseph, Brunon Kaminski, Lipski, Gabriella Lobo, Jillian Pappas, Michael Procopis, Connor Westerman, Riley

9th grade students Matthew Kapica, Owen Kerins, MacDonald, Ashton Malsbury, Jessica Rodriguez, Rachel Westerman, Jessica Westho ,
Maria Klimentova, Genevieve Derek Marques, Sean McIntyre, Ross, Mackenzie Ryan, Daniel Jonathan Williams, Emily Wray
on the Honor Roll: Krantz, Luke Krantz, Amelia Kayli McMorrow, Matthew Schwartz, Lorenzo Scuzzarella,
Lopez, Brian Luciano, Christina Mercado, Ashley Moon, Olivia

Andrew Acosta, Sidney Lumia, Jacob Maciulewicz, Morett, Zachary Nyikos,

Bensabeur, Tyler Brownstein, Natalie Maher, Kaya Mannis, Samantha Odell, Luke Palmer,

Madison Cacace, Joseph Derek Marcus, Nathan Marcus, Gabriella Ploger, Gabrielle

Cilento, Rhylan Cohen, Melissa Delia Martin, Aiden Matteo, Preni, Justin Pufahl, Robert

Connors, Brianna Coolican, Conor McCooey, Rachael Repp, Shane Repp, Dylan

Samantha Cox, Emma Cukaj, Menna, Aaron Miller, Mario Ritchie, Sierra Roberti, Steven

Evangelina DiRende, Gretchen Minuto, Sean Moran, Emma Robeson, Freddie Rodriguez,

Gilroy, Valentina Gjonbalaj, Lily Kate Murphy, Julianna Nicora, David Ron, Melissa Rosa,

Graber, Matthew Horowitz, Jake Nolan, Nicolas Pedersen, Selma Ruiz, Dayanara Salinas,

Brian Huang, Ava Iannici, Daniel Pietropaolo, Avery Piken, Addie Santaniello, Benjamin

David Angelo Jocson, Rebecca Antonio Randazzo, Skylher Seagrist, Jamie Setterstrom,

Joe, Ava Justo, Vivien Kalman, Reyes, Evan Rich, So a Rishel, Colin Smith, Brien Suchanek,

Nolan Kavanagh, Rachel Lamb, Alexa Rodriguez, John Roublick, Giovanni Torres, Alexis Tradito,

Jessica Lee, James Lopatka, Alessia Scully, Jack Silverman, omas Vecciarelli, Aiden

Sarah Ma ei, Astrid Manning, Emily Stavola, Samantha Walsh, Michael Witkiewicz,

Aidan McTernan, Matthew Tremblay, Briana Vitale, Lindsey Justin Wright

Ouimette, Madelyn Padovani, Wagner, James White, Eli Yates 12th grade students
on the Honor Roll:
Gabriella Pefanis, Connor 11th grade students
Phillips, Mason Phillips, Annika Emily Arena, Katelyn Batson,

Rao, Sasha Reyes, Tatiana on the Honor Roll:
Roveto, Luke Savino, Grace

Scaglione, Rebekah Scanlon, Luke Angelini, Talia Bramson, Javier Beltran, Maxwell Bolotin,

Shira Sofko, Caitlyn Stellwagen, Zane Bramson, Carson Brunco, Ryan Bonner, Alexander

Ava Svoboda, Nicolas Sylvester, Julian Casciano, Mykalah Cameron, Ralph Carfagno, Jake

Joseph Tiso, Ashley Vukaj, Channer, Anthony Cheek, Sage Carrieri, Brice Cohen, Marco

Lauren Ward-Willis, Ezra Cheung, Jeremy Daly, omas D’Ambrosio, Fiona DiNuzzi,

Weinstein, Isabella Youngs Deagan, Eugene DiLorenzo, Jack D’Iorio, John Djonovic,

10th grade students Christina Downes, Patrick David Eckert, Marissa Evans,
Eames, Ilana Epstein, Frederick omas Forbes, Anthony

on the Honor Roll: Faustini, Anna Forbes, Mitos Gionta, Breana Gionta, Faith
Galeano, Robert Gaudioso, Gold, Gri n Grant, Julia Grillo,

Ryan Allen, Elizabeth Kera Gillette, Rebekah Charlie Hopper, Savannah

Bateman, Casey Berger, Joseph Goldstein, Marco Gonzalez Kerins, Peter Kim, Dylan

Burgio, Andrew Cameron, Hauger, Nathaniel Goucher, Lanza, Lily Laredo, Emanuele

Carleigh Carbonaro, Guliana Kaylie Grieger, Alliyah Leggio, Samantha Lobasso,

Claro, Sean Collins, Makenna Guerrido, Wrentaro Hayashi, Frank Lopez, George Lucciola,

Comparetto, Michael DiFilippo, Kelly Herzegovitch, Evan Ryan Lurye, Diana Luzon,

Connor Durso, Jake Eberhart, Hough, Angelina Hurtado, John Brian Marcus, Alexandra

Ella Ferrauiola, Tristen Gallardo, Kerins, Delaney Killeen, Jaclyn Marr, Christina Marra, Kaitlyn

Angelica Hausman, Eliana Klayman, Luke Kordys, Emily McCartin, Hannah Mendelson,

Hausman, Maxwell Hechler, Kottmann, Lulejeta Lati , Oleksiy Misyuk, Julian Morales,

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Sports

Tusker girls secure league title

Gall takes fourth at sectionals; Moon breaks school record

VRarosuitnyd2u/11-2p/17

BY ROB DIANTONIO
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Girls Basketball (13-7)

SOMERS 57, LAKELAND 49
Wednesday, Feb. 12
Somers captured the League II-C title

behind 16 points from senior Dani DiCin-
tio in a 57-49 win over host Lakeland.

e Tuskers went 9-1 in the league to at-
tain the title.

“ is one is extra special because there are
eight of us seniors on this team and we’ve
been playing together since the fourth and

fth grade,” DiCintio said. “So to capture a
league title and be on the banner with my
best friends means the world to me.”

e Tuskers gained the eighth seed in
the Class A sectionals and will host No. 9
Yonkers in the opening round at 4:30 p.m.
on Friday, Feb. 21.

“ e standard in our program has been
elevated over the last four years so to us
we are con dent that we will get the job
done again,” said DiCintio, whose Tuskers
reached the Class A nal last season but fell
to Tappan Zee.

Wrestling FILE PHOTOS/ROB DIANTONIO Somers’ Thomas Gall took fourth in the 220-pound weight class at the Section 1
Jordan May gets off a tough shot in the Division 1 championships.
SECTION 1 DIVISION 1 paint against Lakeland.
CHAMPIONSHIPS
reliable varsity wrestler for three years, was ter nals at Sleepy Hollow High. ing. en to win by pin gave us all a reason
Sunday, Feb. 16
Somers/North Salem’s omas Gall a captain for two years and he is a three- DiSanto said that Gall wrestled the best to celebrate. Advancing to the semis was a
placed fourth at 220 pounds at the Section
1 Division 1 Championships at Clarkstown sport athlete. We will miss his leadership, match of his career in the quarter nals satisfying moment,locking up all-section.At
South High School.
“ omas has gradually improved year but he made an impact on our young team when he pinned the fourth-seeded Man- that moment wrestlers realize the sacri ce,
by year and put everything together this
weekend to accomplish his goal of earn- for years to come.” cini at 2:37 hard work and dedication are all worth it.”
ing all-section,” said Somers/North Salem
coach Ron DiSanto. “ omas has been a Gall, who was seeded fth, reached the “We knew his opponent was a tough, re- Dominic Barrella, an eighth-grader from

semi nals but fell to eventual champion turning all-section wrestler,” DiSanto said North Salem, didn’t compete at sectionals

Sebastian Garibaldi of White Plains by of Mancini. “ omas hit a perfect reman’s due to injury. Barrella quali ed for section-

pin. He then lost to Scarsdale’s Dean Man- carry early in the rst period to set the tone. als at 99 pounds when he placed second at

cini by pin in the third-place match after In the second period, the scramble that he SEE ROUNDUP PAGE 17
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Thursday, February 20, 2020 SPORTS The Somers Record – Page 17

ROUNDUP eighth in the 3,200 meters in out-bracket round of the Class and Matt Gergley (25 saves) Feb. 11, at Felix Festa Middle
10:01.19. A sectionals.
FROM PAGE 16 earned their way into the box School (West Nyack).
Boys Basketball Hockey (6-13)
divisionals the previous weekend. (7-14) score for the BYSNS. e Huskers scored points
Mike Rivera also competed ETBE 4, BYSNS 2
LAKELAND 66, SOMERS 54 Saturday, Feb. 15 “One high point was that we with a 12th-place nish in the
for Somers/North Salem in the Wednesday, Feb. 12 ETBE (Eastchester/Tucka-
220-pound bracket but didn’t On Senior Night in their reg- brought up a freshman player, 200-yard medley relay ( Jason
place. hoe/Bronxville/Edgemont) got
ular-season nale, Somers led by o to a 3-0 rst-period lead, Bryan Kottmann, who scored a Muroski, Jack-Henry Whalen,
Track and Field two points at halftime but let it propelling them to a 4-2 tri-
slip away in the second half in a umph against the BYSNS at the goal in his rst period as a var- Jay Wilkinson, Sean McCurry);
NORTH SHORE PRE 66-54 loss to league champion Ice Hutch in Mount Vernon.
NATIONAL MEET Lakeland. sity player,” Bonitatibus said of a fourth-place in diving ( Jay
“Unfortunately, we came out
Friday, Feb. 14 Somers trailed just 44-42 after at and could not do enough Kottmann, who scored in the Wilkinson); a 16th-place n-
Somers’ Ashley Moon broke a three quarters but was outscored to get back into the game,” said
school record in the 200-meter 22-12 in the fourth. BYSNS co-coach Joey Bonitati- third period. “He had a very ish in the 200-yard freestyle re-
dash and placed rst in a time bus.
of 25.33 seconds at the North Ben Germaine and Nate Bryan Kottmann (1G), Car- strong game and is a great addi- lay ( Jason Muroski, Benjamin
Shore Pre-National Meet at the Townsend netted 11 points son Brunco (1G), Johnathan
Armory Track and Field Center. apiece to lead the Tuskers. Dylan Graham (1A), Frankie Vigiletti tion to the team.” Brown, Sean McCurry, Sam
Emily Heese took fth in the Berliner added 10 points and Joe (1A), Francesca Mangione (1A)
pole vault with a 10-6. Jordan Grippo had 9 points. Boys Swimming Nolan); a ninth-place nish
Han was sixth in the 1-mile race in the 50-yard freestyle ( Jack-
walk (8:55.72). BEACON 57, SOMERS 37
Brian Luciano paced the Saturday, Feb. 15 Henry Whalen); and a 12th-
Tusker boys at the meet with a No. 13-seeded Beacon defeat-
third in the weight throw (52- SECTION 1 CHAMPIONSHIPS place nish in the 400-yard free-
7 3/4). Matt Reimann placed ed No. 20 Somers, 57-37, in the
Tuesday, Feb. 11 style relay ( Jack-Henry Whalen,

e Yorktown-Somers boys Sam Nolan, Jay Wilkinson, Ja-

swim and dive team nished son Muroski).

in 16th out of 25 teams at the

Section 1 championships, held Mike Sabini contributed to this

Monday, Feb. 10, and Tuesday, roundup.

Somers’ Carson Brunco scored a goal in
the BYSNS’ regular-season finale.

FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER

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Page 18 – The Somers Record SPORTS Thursday, February 20, 2020

Somers’GYMNASTICS Lusthaus qualifies for states

Somers gymnast
Emma Lusthaus has
quali ed for the New
York State champion-
ships, which will be
held Saturday, Feb. 29,
at Cold Spring Har-
bor High School.

Lusthaus and her
teammates com-
peted at Section 1
championships, held

ursday, Feb. 6. Also
qualifying for states
from the combined
gymnastics team were
Lucy DeMichelle
(Croton) and Mariam
Abud (Briarcli ).

Emma Lusthaus
competes at
the Section 1
championships.

Lucy DiMichele
performs her

dismount on her
bars routine.

Mariam
Abud
performs
on floor.

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Somers seventh-grader TeamBASEBALL Israel to play in
competes with Rolling Fury Rockland County

Just like many of his middle-school classmates,

Michael Abrams spends hours on the basketball

court. Unlike his classmates, he does so in a wheel-

chair.

“My favorite part of the game,” said Michael, “Is

going down the court and making a basket.”

As one of the top scorers on his team, the New

York Rolling Fury, Michael, a seventh-grade stu-

dent at Somers Middle School, is a key player on

both o ense and defense. He goes to New York

City at least once a week for practice and travels

around the country regularly for basketball tourna-

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“He is a competitor,”said his coach, Chris Bacon.

“He is usually amped up, ready to play, and he plays

with his heart on his sleeve.”

e New York Rolling Fury is in the Prep divi-

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Michael Abrams competes in Atlanta with his ciation and is ranked fourth in the country. Players The New York Boulders will host an exhbition game against Team
basketball team, the New York Rolling Fury. range in age from 8 to 13 and all the Fury players Israel on July 13.
except for Michael come from New York City bor-
PHOTO COURTESY OF SOMERS SCHOOLS oughs. Tokyo-bound Team Is- and Europe. Other qualifying

“I’ve seen a change in Michael in the three years rael will play a few exhibition teams are South Korea and

he’s been playing for us,” Bacon games in Rockland County Mexico. Japan, the host, auto-

said. “He was quiet and shy and as they prepare for the 2020 matically received a spot. e

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