Clarkstown South Heads to State Volleyball Semis
Clarkstown South will play for the NYSPHSAA Class AA girls volleyball championship this weekend at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
The semifinals begin 3 p.m. Saturday in a pool play format with the four remaining teams -- Clarkstown South, Our Lady Mercy, Baldwinsville and Ward Melville. Each team will play the other three once. Clarkstown South opens with Our Lady Mercy at 3 p.m. on Court Two.
The Class AA state championship match will be played 2 p.m. Sunday.
State Swimming and Diving Championships
Nyack's Nicole Ciavarella will represent Rockland County's best shot at a title at the 2012 NYSPHSAA state swimming and diving championships today and Saturday at Ithaca College.
Ciavarella's Section 1 record time of 1:04.32 in the 100-yard breaststroke is the second-best qualifying time in the event behind Sewanhaka's Olivia Chen's 1:03.99. Ciavarella will also compete in the 200 IM, where she has the 17th-best time (2:10.41).
The swimming preliminaries begin at 11 a.m. today, with the diving finals at 3 p.m. The swimming championship races begin 1:15 p.m. Saturday.
The qualifiers from Rockland County are as follows, broken down by school with qualifying places and times:
Clarkstown (North and South combined)
- 400 Freestyle Relay (Katie Chung, Lauren Sweet, Meaghan McGovern, Shannon Farrell) 3:39.59 (13th)
- Katie Chung, 500 freestyle, 5:11.16 (18th)
- Meaghan McGovern, 500 freestyle, 5:08.42 (15th)
- Lauren Sweet, 100 freestyle, 53.99 (22nd)
- Nicole Ciavarella, 100 breaststroke, 1:04.32 (2nd) and 200 IM, 2:10.41 (17th)
- Theresa McKallen, 200 IM, 2:11.80 (24th) and 100 breaststroke, 1:08.29 (25th)
- Abbey Croce, 1-meter dive, 460.25 (5th)
- Colleen Hartigan, 200 IM, 2:11.35 (22nd) and 500 freestyle, 5:13.94 (31st)
- Nicole Liddy, 100 back stroke, 1:00.24 (32nd)
- Taylor Lawson, 100 breaststroke, 1:07.56 (21st)
- Allison McNamara, 200 freestyle, 1:56.70 (33rd) and 500 freestyle, 5:12.0 (24th)
Section 1 Football All-Star Game
Section 1 may have cancelled all non-playoff post-season games after Hurricane Sandy, but the Section 1 Senior Bowl All-Star game is on for 1 p.m. Sunday at Mahopac.
, will join 16 other players from Rockland on the South squad. Broken down by school, they are:
- Albertus Magnus: Nico Denise
- Clarkstown North: Billy DeLay and Eddie Ruckel
- Clarkstown South: Mark Annuziato, Thomas Lent, Charles Venezia
- Nanuet: Pete Smith
- North Rockland: Nick Connell, John Dapolito
- Nyack: Derwohn Bartley, Stanley Dragon, DeShawn Rodriguez
- Pearl River: Eric Corcoran, Shane Ocasal
- Ramapo: John Dorsainville
- Tappan Zee: Joe Letizia, Carlos Aponte
Editor's note: Updated with details of Clarkstown South playing in the state volleyball tournament this weekend.