Mike Zacchio, The Journal News

Mike Zacchio

The Journal News

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Past articles by Mike:

Basketball: Westchester County Center to host all boys and girls semifinals and finals

The Westchester County Center will host all Section 1 boys and girls basketball semifinals and finals this year. → Read More

Joseph Lewin sexual abuse survivors open up about their experience with him

Nicole Chiapperino and Anastasia Oberkircher, both 17, opened up to The Journal News/lohud about being sexual abuse survivors of Joseph Lewin. → Read More

Haverstraw bows out in regional final, falls one game shy of Little League World Series

The Haverstraw Little League lost to Elmora Youth Little League of New Jersey in the Mid-Atlantic regional final. → Read More

Former students, others rally behind ousted North Salem athletic director Henry Sassone

Henry Sassone will not be retained as North Salem athletic director or boys basketball coach after holding both positions for over 30 years. → Read More

Softball: Ardsley overcome with emotion after winning first-ever state championship

Ardsley defeated Oneida in the Class B state championship game, 5-0, to win the program's first-ever state title. → Read More

Cleveland Cavaliers hire Scarsdale alum Lindsay Gottlieb as assistant coach

Lindsay Gottlieb is the first women's collegiate head coach to be recruited to an NBA staff, according to ESPN. → Read More

See how much Section 1's athletic directors earn and how diverse they are

The Journal News/lohud examined 70 athletic directors from Section 1, which governs high school sports in New York's Lower Hudson Valley. → Read More

Softball: Mahopac ace Shannon Becker tosses 'perfect' perfect game with 21 strikeouts

Many believe this is a "first." Mahopac sophomore Shannon Becker struck out all 21 batters faced for a "perfect" perfect game on Wednesday. → Read More

NYSPHSAA votes down motion to implement National Federation rules for high school sports

The NYSPHSAA Executive Committee voted down a proposal to implement rules set out by the NFHS in all sports when available on Thursday. → Read More

Girls basketball: 'Alex's Army' rallies around Hen Hud freshman diagnosed with cancer

Hen Hud freshman Alex Figueroa, 15, was diagnosed with metastatic Ewing's Sarcoma last week. → Read More

Rocky returns: Bedford boy, 10, returns to Little League after suffering stroke

Bedford resident Rocky Serrano Jr., 10, threw out the first pitch and returned to Little League less than one year after suffering a stroke. → Read More

Girls basketball: Irvington holds on in nail-biting Federation championship, 47-41

Irvington defeated Brooklyn Law & Tech in the Class B Federation championship, 47-41, Sunday at the Cool Insuring Arena. → Read More

Girls basketball: Ossining comes up short in Federation final to nationally ranked CTK

Ossining lost to nationally ranked Christ The King, 81-76, in the Class AA Federation final Saturday at the Cool Insuring Arena. → Read More

Girls basketball: Ossining survives thrilling overtime battle in Federation semifinal

Ossining defeated South Shore in overtime, 81-76, in the Class AA Federation semifinals Friday at the Cool Insuring Arena. → Read More

Girls basketball: Irvington wins Federation semifinal behind second-half surge

Irvington pulled away from Holy Trinity in the Class B Federation semifinal, 62-37, at the Cool Insuring Arena on Friday. → Read More

Softball preview: 2019 Nine Who Shine preseason all-stars

Who are the top returning high school softball players from Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties? Here's the lohud list. → Read More

Girls basketball: Ossining dominates West Genesee for Class AA state championship

Ossining dominated West Genesee in the Class AA state final Sunday, 93-46, to win its fifth state title in program history. → Read More

Girls basketball: Irvington defies odds to win Class B state championship

After graduating four starters last season, Irvington dominated Midlakes in the Class B state final, 71-38. → Read More

Girls basketball: Ossining's Aubrey Griffin named Miss New York Basketball

Ossining senior Aubrey Griffin was named Miss Basketball by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York on Tuesday. → Read More

Bowling: North Rockland girls break record en route to first-ever state title

The North Rockland girls bowling team set a tournament record for high game en route to its first-ever state title. → Read More