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Past articles by Eugene:

Iona women's basketball headed to first NCAA Tournament since 2016 as 14-seed

The Lady Gaels will be playing in the famed Cameron Indoor Arena when they take on the Duke Blue Devils to start their NCAA Tournament journey. → Read More

Iona, Rick Pitino back in NCAA Tournament as 13-seed, will play UConn Huskies

The Gaels are headed to the Big Dance for the second time in three years as a 13-seed. → Read More

After past letdown, Pitino and Iona top Marist to recapture MAAC men's basketball title

Iona held off a resilient Marist team to recapture the MAAC Tournament title, its sixth in seven seasons. → Read More

Iona tops rival Manhattan for first MAAC Tournament title since 2016

The Lady Gaels have returned to the summit in the MAAC, winning their first MAAC Tournament title since 2016. → Read More

Boys basketball: Valhalla races past Burke Catholic to Class B state subregional win

Valhalla quickly broke away from Burke Catholic thanks to suffocating defense and uptempo play to advance to its first regional final since 2009. → Read More

'Way more special': Section 1 basketball's return to County Center restores normalcy

As crowds and high school playoffs gradually returned in recent years, it still felt like something was missing. Now, we're fully back to normal. → Read More

Basketball: St. Francis Prep surges past Iona Prep in CHSAA AA city quarterfinals

A big performance from St. Francis Prep's freshman forward and a second half surge lifted the Terriers past Iona Prep. → Read More

Boys basketball: Stepinac cracks Molloy's zone to advance to CHSAA city semis

The Crusaders were able to solve their second-half puzzle and crack the Molloy zone defense to advance to the CHSAA city semis. → Read More

Girls basketball: Putnam Valley's section title streak continues with win over Westlake

Winning doesn't get old for the Tigers, who repeated as Section 1 Class B champs with a 52-36 win over Westlake. → Read More

Boys basketball: North Rockland takes down top-seeded Clarkstown South to return to finals

The third time was the charm for North Rockland, who defeated top seed Clarkstown South to return to the Section 1 Class AA finals. → Read More

Boys basketball: Tuckahoe triumphs over Leffell in Section 1 Class C semifinals, 60-31

The Tigers set the tone from opening tip and were relentless on both ends of the court in their wire-to-wire win over the Lions. → Read More

'Internet noise': Iona's Rick Pitino addresses college basketball coaching rumors

Iona basketball coach Rick Pitino is focused on the Gaels with the MAAC Tournament, and potentially NCAA Tournament, just around the corner. → Read More

Wrestling: Which wrestlers qualified for the 2023 Section 1 Division I tournament?

The stage is set for the Section 1 Division I championships. A look at the 16 wrestlers who qualified in each weight class and divisional winners. → Read More

Wrestling: After overcoming cancer, East Ramapo's Dimitri Pierre is a Section 1 contender

After battling cancer and tragedy, East Ramapo senior Dimitri Pierre is focused on making up for lost time away from wrestling and school. → Read More

College basketball: Takeaways from Iona's weekend, Pitino on transfer portal 'free agency'

Iona split its MAAC games once again, losing to Siena on Friday, before an incredible second-half comeback against Quinnipiac on Sunday. → Read More

With girls wrestling on the rise, how close is New York to sanctioning it as a sport?

With the NYSPHSAA hosting its first state girls wrestling invitational, there's no doubt the sport has grown a lot in recent years. → Read More

Wrestling: Complete preview of the 2023 Westchester County championships

It's time to see who's the best in Westchester County. Check out our class-by-class preview of the 2023 Westchester County championships. → Read More

Wrestling: Four Lower Hudson Valley wrestlers place at 2023 Eastern States Classic

Four local wrestlers got to reaffirm their status among the state's best, but everyone walked away with more fuel for the second half of the season. → Read More

Wrestling: Kellner, Demetroules lead Section 1 at Girls Eastern States Classic

Girls wrestling is growing. The Girls Eastern States Classic made a return, and it was bigger and better, with three local wrestlers placing. → Read More

Wrestling: Weight-by-weight preview of the 2023 Eastern States Classic

A numbers breakdown of each weight class at the 2023 Eastern States Classic and some of the top competition Hudson Valley wrestlers should watch for. → Read More