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🔒 Softball: White Plains' Alexa Galligani leads lohud 2022 Westchester/Putnam all-stars

Westchester/Putnam softball player of the year White Plains senior shortstop Alexa Galligani June 27, 2022.
Westchester/Putnam softball player of the year White Plains senior shortstop Alexa Galligani June 27, 2022.

Called up to varsity late in her 7th-grade season, Alexa Galligani set the bar higher every year in leading White Plains to becoming one of the top softball programs in Section 1. The South Florida commit is our pick as the Westcester/Putnam softball player of the year.

Read more about her, and see the rest of our all-county picks, here.

🔒 Softball: North Rockland's Delaney McGovern tops 2022 lohud Rockland all-county team

Rockland softball Player of the Year, North Rockland junior pitcher Delaney McGovern June 27, 2022.
Rockland softball Player of the Year, North Rockland junior pitcher Delaney McGovern June 27, 2022.

Losing in the Section 1 title game last season, Delaney McGovern was plenty motivated this year, leading North Rockland to the section Class AA title. She's our pick as the Rockland softball player of the year.

Read more about her, and see the rest our all-county picks, here.

🔒 'Not a place I wanted to be': Ex-Nyack coach says accusation he used N-word was racist

Former Nyack football coach Jerell Jones quietly resigned from his position in March following an incident in October in which he says he was falsely accused of saying the N-word to his players following a game. He added that when he sought an apology and accountability from the school's leadership following the accusation, he got different and conflicting messages. Originally quiet about the incident, Jones decided to speak out after Nyack officials began talking about the need to confront racism.

Check out our interview with him here.

Football: Iona Prep stars Moultrie-Goddard, Sheppard, Martin are all Division I bound

Iona Prep rising seniors Zyian Moultrie-Goddard (Syracuse), Ajani Sheppard (Old Dominion) and Capri Martin (Villanova) all announced their college commitments earlier today.

Check our story here.

Track & field: Rai Benjamin overcomes obstacles to win hurdles title, qualify for worlds

Mount Vernon native Rai Benjamin clears a hurdle en route to winning the USATF Outdoor Championships men's 400-meter  hurdles title June 26, 2022 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The win qualified him to compete in next month's world championships, which will also be at Hayward.
Mount Vernon native Rai Benjamin clears a hurdle en route to winning the USATF Outdoor Championships men's 400-meter hurdles title June 26, 2022 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The win qualified him to compete in next month's world championships, which will also be at Hayward.

After battling tendonitis and a bout of COVID that kept him from training for three weeks, it appears that Mount Vernon native Rai Benjamin is getting back into his groove; he qualified for worlds by winning the USATF Outdoor Championships men's 400 hurdles yesterday.

Read more about his win, and how other locals did at the meet, here.

This article originally appeared on Rockland/Westchester Journal News: lohudsports Instagram: Check our latest stories here!