Story by Jon Dinan
Coach: Darren Kenney
Record: 10-8, 3-5 (league)
Season Highlights: Qualified for secionals as the No. 6 seed and defeated No. 3 seed Tuxedo 1-0 in overtime in the quarterfinals of Class C sectionals.
Three impressive wins during the regular season: defeating Class B O'Neill at home 3-2 on a last minute goal by Alan Sierra; that same week defeating division rival Tuxedo 2-1 with a second half comeback after being down 1-0 at halftime and beating Family School 2-1 at home in overtime on Senior Recognition Day. Amado Gallo scored the winning goal.
Top Performers: Amado Gallo had nine goals and two assists and Felix Martinez had nine goals and six assists.
Coach’s Comments: “I was very proud of how our season turned out. We struggled early on to field an entire roster so that left us shorthanded in our early games of the season. Once we got all our players on the field, we started to play much more cohesively as a complete team.
“We had some key wins against some tough schools in the middle of our schedule and that gave us a nice confidence boost which we rode all the way into sectionals.
“Our overtime win at Tuxedo in the first round of sectionals was clearly the highlight of our season and it's a great moment that our players will remember for quite a while. I certainly look forward to the future of our soccer program. We have a bunch of talented, experienced players returning next year and we have some young players coming up from our modified team that has gone undefeated the past two seasons, so we expect our varsity team to have great success in the near future.”
Coach: Brian Cavanagh
Record: The boys finished 12th out of 15 teams in Section IX Class C after finishing ahead of only two teams in the dual meet season. Fielding a full boys team was an accomplishment.
Season Highlights: “This was the first year that cross country has been back at Fallsburg in about a dozen years. The boys’ times improved from the 28-35 minute range to 21-24 minutes. One girl, Kirsten Jacobsen, ran the first 5K XC race that any girl in Fallsburg history has ever run. For each athlete, improving on their own performances was most important.”
Top Performers: Dakota Raponi, Abram Bryan, Jordan Laguio, Sean Cruz, Josh Hazelnis, Tad Loarca, Logan Mednick, Anthony Pagani.
Coach’s Comments: “Commitment, drive and dedication to winter training will determine how these athletes do in track and field in the spring. Consistent, year-round training is the most important thing for athletes. Three months is not enough.
Modified XC coach Mike St. Lawrence did an excellent job teaching his 7th-8th graders to enjoy running and stay healthy. We continue to work together to build the cross countr/track and field program along with coach Lucille Carter Harris.”
Coach: Adam Ramirez
Record: 1-8, 0-4 (league)
Top Performers: Running back Shakree Gibson ran for 1,049 yards on 124 carries (tops among Sullivan County schools and seventh best in Section IX) and nine touchdowns. Josh Carter was 23-66 passing for 540 yards (second in Sullivan County) with seven touchdowns.
Wide Receiver Jarret Madison had 14 receptions for 349 yards with a 24-yard per catch average (second in Sullivan County).
Matt Strauss led the team in tackles with 35, and was selected to the Section IX Exceptional Seniors game.
Season Highlight: “First win for the third-year program against Livingston Manor. Improved statistically both offensively and definsively by up to 50% in some categories including passing and rushing yardage
Coach’s comments: “As a team we saw great improvements statistically, and in a few big games. We hope to keep getting better and have more success next season. Numbers really hurt us this year, but we precticed hard, we played hard, and though our record doesn’t show it, we saw vast improvements.
Coach: Michael Geller
Record: 2-14, 0-8 (league)
Season Highlights: 10 Losses were by 2 goals or less, 2 overtime losses vs. Livingston Manor and Tuxedo
Top performers: Goalie Brooke Rappaport averaged 13 saves per game. Kirsten Jacobsen was our backbone on defense. Samantha Wiles was our most dangerous offensive threat.
Coach’s Comments: “If we can capitalize on our offensive chances and become more consistent every game we can start to get some more victories.”