My next endeavor, Local Live, and the future of local sports media

Everything happens for a reason. I said that on Twitter on Dec. 27, two days before I was officially let go by News 12 Varsity. And I believed it. I believed that whatever was going to be next would be presented to me, I’d immediately recognize the potential and I’d seize the opportunity. I’d get…

KDJ Show: Recapping the Section 1 baseball championships

The 2018 Section 1 baseball championships were held on Saturday at Palisade Credit Union Park in Pomona and I was there for all three games. Afterwards, I recorded this week’s KDJ Show, recapping the entire tripleheader of games. On this week’s show, I talk to Clarkstown South coach Mike Amendola and ace left-hander Kieran Finnegan…

One-hit wonder: Finnegan dominates in Clarkstown South title win

Kieran Finnegan was a player few in Section 1 knew about before the season began. After Saturday’s performance in the Class AA title game, he’s not a pitcher anybody in the area should soon forget. The senior left-hander may have cemented himself as the section’s best pitcher in 2018, tossing a one-hit shutout as Clarkstown…

VIDEO: Pleasantville adds to trophy case, claims Section 1 baseball crown

Nick Salzarulo didn’t want insult anyone involved in the baseball program, so he took a moment to choose his words carefully. “It’s probably the third best,” the Pleasantville senior said when asked to rank the Section 1 titles he’s been a part of. “But, I mean, it’s a pretty good third.” Salzarulo and the Panthers…

Let’s try something new for the PLAAYoffs

Three years ago, I decided to pick up a camera and learn to shoot and edit video. It was difficult and time consuming at first, but the thirst of video in local sports was strong. And it has grown exponentially ever since. In the past few months, however, I realized I’m sort of sick of…

Tuckahoe honors its six college-bound senior athletes

Tom Itri paused during his final tribute speech on Tuesday afternoon, leaning up against the podium on the stage of Tuckahoe High School’s auditorium and glancing down at the six athletes seated in front of the room. “I’ve spoken about these guys so much and this is actually very bittersweet,” the Tigers’ football coach said,…