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Pearl River Sports: Track Wins League Titles, Muldoon Reaches Eastern States Final

The Pearl River girls basketball team beat Tappan Zee while the boys lost to the Dutchmen and the Pirates' track teams both won League 4B championships this past weekend.

Pearl River won boys and girls team titles at the League 4B Indoor Track and Field finals Sunday at the Armory in New York City. 

Pearl River won the boys meet with 145 pints, well ahead of second-place Tappan Zee's 106. The full results for the boys meet can be found here

The Pearl River girls' more than doubled the point total of its opposition with 159. Nanuet was second with 79. Full results for the girls meet can be found here

In the girls meet, Pearl River's Amanda Moroney won the 55-meter dash (7.8 seconds), the 55 hurdles (8.8) and the triple jump (32 feet-six inches).

Teammate Kayla Clohessy won the long jump (15-4.5) and finishes second to Moroney in the 55 dash and 55 hurdles. Kelly Hayes won the 3,000 run in 1:11.70 and took second in the 1,500. 

Meghan Keetley (7:50.4 in the 1500 race walk), Kristin Hanson (8-3 in the pole vault) and Sandra Wilson (4-10 in the high jump) all also won individual championships for the Pirates.

Pearl River athletes won four individual events in the boys meet: Brian Cook in the 3200 run (9:52.60), Aidan Mille in the pole vault (11-0), Ethan Dowie in the triple jump (38-10.5) and Luqman Issah in the high jump (5-7)

Basketball Splits with TZ

The Pearl River girls basketball team continued to stifle the opposition, holding Tappan Zee to only eight points in the first half on the way to a 55-33 victory at home Friday.

The Pirates (7-1) are holding teams to under 40 points per game, but Head Coach Lorraine Moylan continues to push for more heading into a three-game week highlighted by Wednesday's visit to Irvington, the top-ranked team in the state in Class B. Pearl River one loss came Dec. 22 against Oneonta, currently ranked third in the state in Class B.  

"We've got to keep on plugging away and trying to get better," Moylan said. 

Friday's victory completed a sweep of the Pirates' top two league rivals. They beat Albertus Magnus earlier in the week. 

The Pearl River boys basketball team faced the same two schools, but lost both games by a combined six points. They held a lead as late as 3:45 to go against . Pearl River (5-5) will try to turn things around 5:30 p.m. Monday at Clarkstown North.

Muldoon Reaches Eastern States Title Match

Pearl River junior wrestler John Muldoon beat previously undefeated Alex Delacruz of Ossining by disqualification in the semifinals of the 120-pound bracket at the Eastern States Wrestling Classic. 

Muldoon would go on to lose the championship match to Danbury's Kevin Jack, 7-2, but a victory over Delacruz is a positive step. Delacruz pinned Muldoon in the Section 1 113-pound championship match last season.

Wilson Surpasses 1,000 Points

Pearl River graduate . 

Pearl River Hockey Beats Mt. Pleasant

Max McGee and Kevin Murphy each contributed two goals and an assist for Pearl River in a 5-3 ice hockey victory over Mt. Pleasant Friday at Sport-O-Rama. Pearl River improved its record to 3-8.

Upcoming Schedules

Monday's Events

  • Pearl River boys basketball at Clarkstown North, 5:30 p.m.
  • Pearl River girls basketball at Suffern, 6 p.m.

Tuesday's Events

  • Pearl River varsity wrestling at Nanuet, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday's Events

  • Pearl River bowling vs. Suffern at Pearl River Lanes, 3 p.m.
  • Pearl River girls basketball at Irvington, 4:30 p.m.
  • Pearl River ice hockey vs. Nyack/Tappan Zee at Palisades, 5:45 p.m.

Thursday's Events

  • Pearl River bowling vs. Tappan Zee at New City Lanes, 3:30 p.m.
  • Tappan Zee at Pearl River wrestling, 4:30 p.m.

Friday's Events

  • Nyack boys basketball at Pearl River, 7 p.m.
  • Pearl River girls basketball at Nyack, 7 p.m.

Saturday's Events

  • Pearl River competes in Edgemont Wrestling Tournament, 9 a.m.
  • Pearl River ice hockey vs. Irvington/Sleepy Hollow at West SK Academy 7 p.m.

Sunday's Events

  • Pearl River boys and girls compete in Rockland County Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Armory, 3 p.m.

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Don't forget this can include youth sports as well as updates on local athletes as they compete on the college level.

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