Tappan Zee Basketball Tourney to Raise Money for Genetic Disorder Research

Tappan Zee High School is hosting the third annual “Two Counties, One Cause” basketball tournament starting tonight and tomorrow, a fundraiser to support the Children’s Tumor Foundation. 10 teams — five from Rockland and five from Westchester – face off on Saturday starting at noon. For the first time two girls’ teams will play each other, the Tappan Zee girls varsity team will face Sleepy Hollow on Friday night. Money raised will fund research into neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. For more information and game schedules, click here.

Ardsley Buzzer-beater Tops TZ in State Class A Section 1 Title Game

In high school basketball, Ardsley High School topped Tappan Zee in the State Class A Section 1 title game Saturday, 52-51. Ardsley senior Julian McGarvey had just missed two free throws that would have tied the game. But with 2.4 seconds left in the game, he got back to intercept Tappan Zee’s in-bounds pass, and in a viral video that landed on ESPN, McGarvey is seen heaving the ball 70 feet for a 3-pointer to win the game as time expired. Congratulations Ardsley.

Harlem Wizards Vs. Team North Rockland Friday in Stony Point

The Harlem Wizards will be taking on Team North Rockland tomorrow night in a friendly game of basketball. Stony Point Supervisor Jim Monaghan says “Team North Rockland” is made up of all-stars from the North Rockland Central School District and the Stony Point Police Department…

Audio: Jim Monaghan

The fundraiser takes place Friday night at the North Rockland High School Annex Gym at seven, the doors open at six.

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Haverstraw Diner Featured in Super Bowl Ad Promoting NBC TV Show

If you watched the Super Bowl last night and paid attention to the commercials, you might have seen a promotion for the new NBC show called “RISE.” If you watched closely, you also saw a few shots inside and outside of North Rockland’s most famous diner, Sparky’s, our neighbor right across the street. “Rise” is about a “school’s lackluster theatre department,” described as a “drama about finding inspiration in unexpected places.” As part of the show’s launch NBC is giving away grants to 50 high schools in their “RISE America Project.” Visit nbc.com/rise for more information.

Pearl River Re-hires Fired Baseball/Football Coach

The Pearl River Varsity football and baseball coach who was inexplicably fired last month has been rehired by the district. Students and parents were mobilized after Mike Oliva was let go with no explanation following Pearl River’s first baseball sectional championship in decades.

North Rockland NYFD Chief to be Honored by Mets

Michael Fahy, the North Rockland NYFD fire chief who died last September after an explosion in the Bronx, will be honored before tonight’s Mets game. His children are going to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, thanks to the group “Answer the Call” which aids the families of city firefighters and other first responders killed in the line of duty. His son threw out the first pitch at a Mets game last October, and again during spring training in Florida earlier this year.

South Nyack Sportscasting legend, Bob Wolff, Dies at 96

South Nyack resident and sportscasting legend Bob Wolff, best known for being the voice of the New York Knicks’ championships in the 70s and Yankees pitcher Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series, died Saturday at the age of 96. Wolff is listed with Guinness World Records as the longest-running TV and radio sportscaster – he was on the airwaves for 78 years.

North Rockland Sports: Boys Bowling / Girls Track

(Audio) Congratulations to the North Rockland boys bowling team and the girls track team that won the states. Supervisor Howard Phillips says the teams were honored in a parade last week, and he’s super-proud…

Audio clip: Howard Phillips

Boulders Off Last Night Jackals This Morning

The Rockland Boulders were off last night – this morning they meet the New Jersey Jackals at Palisades Credit Union Park. Game starts at 11am.

Boulders 8, Capitales 1

The Rockland Boulders rolled out to a 6-0 lead after 1 ½ innings of play and went on to an 8-1 win over the Quebec Capitales. Tonight Rockland is at Trois-Rivières – the game starts at 7:05 p.m.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

Please click on the image below to view all snow closings for Rockland County.