By Guest Contributor
Dec. 6, 2017: The Broncos graduated four of five starters from last year’s team, including All-Conference Forward Jack Reilly, who has taken his game to Denison University. Returning for Bronxville this season are captains Alston Tarry, Eddy Connors, and Billy Ramundo, along with Liam Bishop, Tim McGrath, and Ashton Smith. Newcomers to the squad are seniors Damian Meehan and Scott McGrath; juniors Peyton Kinon, Will Mayer, Patrick Mooney, Cory Ramundo, and Sean Sullivan; and sophomore Will Flanagan.
The varsity captains (l to r): Alston Tarry, Billy Ramundo, and Eddy Connors.
There also is a new coaching staff, following long-term coach Brian Senior’s decision to retire from coaching at the varsity level in order to coach his children’s youth teams. The new Bronxville head coach is Bobby Russo, who comes to Bronxville from Archbishop Stepinac High School. Russo had a successful career as a player for Stepinac and eventually returned there to coach after playing in college. His assistant at Bronxville is his father, Ralph Russo.
Bronxville varsity boys’ coaches (l to r): Ralph and Bobby Russo
In a return to Coach Russo’s roots, the Broncos scrimmaged in November at Stepinac. Then they jumped into the regular season by playing in the Carolyn Conroy Memorial Tournament at Lakeland High School. In the first round, Bronxville lost to heavily favored Class A team Horace Greeley. In the second game, Bronxville maintained a slight lead against Brewster throughout most of the game but ultimately lost a heartbreaker at the buzzer in overtime. Alston Tarry led the Broncos with 24 points. Eddy Connors added 14, and Billy Ramundo contributed 10. Liam Bishop nabbed 13 rebounds. Tarry was named to the All-Tournament team.
The Broncos' next home game is on December 11 against Hastings. After that, they host Pleasantville on Friday, December 15, in the first round of the annual Bill Green Holiday Invitational Tournament. Game time is 7:00 pm.
Pictured at top: The 2017-18 Bronxville boys’ varsity players at practice in the main gym.