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The upcoming collegiate athletic seasons will soon be upon us, with a few contests to take place in just over a month from now - late in August. All in all, your reporter expects to cover a total of 251 athletes from the four villages of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, Irvington, and Masters on Rivertowns Patch, plus Hackley and Sleepy Hollow on Tarrytowns Patch, and White Plains on that one.
As of this writing, a total of 251 are on the list, with the preponderence competing in Fall sports, 48 in Winter, and 55 in the Spring Season.
The Fall agenda has 148 athletes on the list, with the preponderence of them in football, with 37, soccer, with 32, and cross country, with 25. There will be 12 fencers, 10 swimmers, 8 in both volleyball and tennis, with most tennis players also in the Spring listing.
Next in number are 5 field hockey players, and lesser numbers in crew, field hockey and wrestling, with the latter also in winter action, and with the least participating in squash, golf, cheerleading, and equestrian.
There will be 49 Winter competitors. Basketball and track show the way, with 15 competing in each one, plus 12 swimmers, whose season kicks off in late Autumn, 3 wrestlers, 2 fencers, plus 1 squash and 1 ice hockey player to round out the list.
Baseball heads the Spring season with 55 in action, as 12 athletes will play the diamond sport, with 10 others involved in both softball and track. They'll be 8 lacrosse stick handlers, 7 tennis players, 5 rowers, and 3 sword wielders.
Prior to each season, we'll post a list of all known athletes on the reporting list.
The Irvington Recreation Department's Girls O'Hara Summer Basketball League will have four games, including Sleepy Hollow, with three consolation and a championship final, at the outdoor basketball courts at scenic Hudson Park on Tuesday, July 31 according to its website.
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