A seventh grader with professional ambitions, Daniel Fiegelson proves that age is no obstacle in the world of high school tennis.
The thirteen-year-old first picked up a racquet four years ago. He has since progressed rapidly, making a habit of studying his opponent and playing from the backcourt. Recently, Daniel bested two of his older teammates in an in-house tournament to clinch the top spot on the Millbrook High School roster. This remarkable beginning continued for the balance of the season, as he finished with a 7-1 record. At season’s end, Daniel’s first seed ranking earned him, along with second seed senior Denny Tyner, a chance to compete in the MHAL (Mid Hudson Athletic League) championships at SUNY New Paltz on May 19th and 20th.
June 1- The Millbrook girl’s lacrosse team, a powerhouse this season, won all but two outings, both against their rival, Red Hook. Millbrook lost out to Red Hook in a hard fought and close Section Title game in Kingston 7-6.
The sectional was a tight game. Millbrook’s leading scorer Liz Halpin charged down the field after winning a draw and scored a goal unassisted in the first few minutes. She then scored two more to tie at 3-3. By the half Millbrook was up 5-4. However, in a repeat to last year’s sectional, Millbrook started off strong but as the game progressed Red Hook advanced. Red Hook’s top players Marist Parr and Ciara Bured brought the score back up for Red Hook. The score was 6-6 by the last half.
Red Hook’s Natalie Ryan broke the tie. With 90 seconds left, Millbrook took a time out to strategize. They had a plan. It didn’t quite work. Red Hook took the Class C Championship for the fifth year in a row.
Join the Millbrook Pony Club and the Millbrook Hunt at their hunter pace at Beckenrah Farm in Ancramdale, Saturday, June 20, 2015, the day before Father’s Day.
Beckenrah, with its gentle hills, big vistas, long rides, fair jumps, is one of the finest riding venues in our area. Beautiful scenery, a tasty farm lunch an escorted leadline division- this is the perfect summer day.
First Flight and Hilltopper divisions, puppy show, fancy ribbons and special awards. Perfect for tailgate picnics.
For entry forms and details, email Michael Chamberlain at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you will be riding, respond as soon as possible and receive the earlybird rate.
The Millbrook Blazers Girls lacrosse team dominated their Semi Final Sectional game against Burke Catholic Monday. The team was on fire as they shut out Burke 12-0. Coach Jillian Carfachio said that the whole team was outstanding, mentioning the strength of the defense. Goalie Claire Martell let nothing get past her with six saves.
This game was the Blazer’s second shut out of the season. Goals were scored by Brooke Babbitt 1, Julia Berti 1, Kaitlyn daly 2, Taylor Redl 1, Isa Rosensweig 1, Sam Szalewicz 3 and Liz Halpin scored 3 making her career record now 103 goals.
The Blazers now prepare for the biggest game of the season a Section IX Championship game against Red Hook tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Deitz Stadium in Kingston. Last year Millbrook lost 10-9 in the championship game against Red Hook. Red Hook is the only team that has won against Millbrook this season. The Blazer’s are hungry for the sectional title.
John Tringali, the Millbrook HS tennis coach, briefed us on his young team, giving us a season round-up. He mentioned that with last year’s graduation he lost most of his strong players and therefore had to look to rebuilding by focusing on his younger players. His two stand-outs were Daniel Feigelson who moved into the number one slot and Sam Salander into third. Senior Denny Tyner held down the number two slot. Other new team members include Jesse Harley, Justin O'Hearn and Aaron Greene.
Daniel is a seventh grader, undoubtedly the youngest number one in the system and maybe the youngest varsity player. He ended up second in the Region 9 Varsity tournament at New Paltz winning a sliver medal. He moves on to the Sectionals this week at Goshen.
The team finished a 4-4 season, beating Pine Plains and Coleman 5-0. They also beat Ellenville twice. Onteora was their nemises.
May 14- Millbrook’s girls lacrosse team ended their season with a decisive win over Burke Catholic on Monday, May 11, followed by another win over New Paltz on Tuesday.
Monday’s 6-3 performance confirmed Millbrook’s dominance over Burke as it was a re-run of a prior win. Head Coach Jillian Carfachio the game showed good defensive work on both sides. Goalie Claire Martell had a lively game in the net making 9 saves. Defender Hannah Fisher was aggressive on the field. It may have been because Monday was Fisher’s birthday. However, it was midfielder Liz Halpin who stole the show in scoring her 100th goal. Halpin is the top scorer for the Blazers. She’s scored a goal in every game this season. Her sisters Carrie and Cat are also on the team. On Monday, Halpin took control of the draw, carried up and down the field, whirling the ball into the net just minutes into the game.
On Tuesday the Blazers traveled to New Paltz for their last regular game of the season. The Blazers were on fire, winning 16-4.
Millbrook High School’s track and field is a young team says Head Coach Tracy Keller. “Its still developed but we have had a nucleus of devoted athletics since their middle school days,” said Keller.
This season the track team is proving that they aren’t rookies anymore. With 35 students on the team they participate in events like 50-yard dash, hurdles, javelin, relay races and much more. The team has had one loss season and three wins this season including a win against Webutuck High School, which Millbrook hadn’t defeated in track for seven years.
Although all 35 team members have been working hard to excel in their particular event, senior Delvin Wood has had an excellent season on the track.
“Last year Delvin took 6th at the N.Y. State meet, and is once again running in his winning ways,” said Keller. “He has already qualified to go to the state meet with a winning time of 11.0 seconds in the 100.”
Thursday evening was Senior Night for the Millbrook Girls Lacrosse team as they won their last home game of the season against Highland 17-4. Fellow Classmates, parents, teachers and fans filled the stands at the athletic complex to see the game.
The Millbrook lacrosse team honored its two seniors Mackenzie Harkenrider and Julia Berti during halftime with flowers and hugs. The Millbrook Girl’s Lacrosse program has a young history at Millbrook. The program started five years ago by Head Coach Carfachio. Berti is the last remaining member of the original varsity lacrosse team. She joined as an 8th grader and has been on the team for five years. Berti will be attending College of St. Rose in Albany. Harkenrider was accepted into Cornell for her second year and will be attended Dutchess for her first year. At the moment both seniors aren’t planning to play college level lacrosse.
May 6- Tuesday the Millbrook Girls lacrosse team lost to Red Hook 14-7. The Blazers knew it was going to be tough game since Red Hook is the only team that has managed to beat them this season. Red Hook proved to be strong, playing a fast paced game with lots of scoring said Millbrook Coach Jillian Carfachio.
“Millbrook battled to the end, scoring two of their goals late in the game but missed many opportunities with many shots that went wide,” said Carfachio.
Julia Berti, Kaitlyn Daly 2, Liz Halpin 2, Taylor Redl 1 and Isa Rosensweig 1 scored goals. Millbrook Goalie Claire Martell made 7 saves during the game. The Girls Lacrosse record is now 7-2 for the season. They play their final home game of the season Thursday against Highland at 4:30 p.m.