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Charlie Parent, Senior Editor

Charlie is a graduate of Pelham Memorial High School's class of 2022. He has played sports at Pelham throughout high school. Charlie also took part in the young Democrats club, Spanish club and military history club. Charlie has a great interest in journalism and is very excited to work with the Examiner!

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Eric Elbery (6) scores a goal in the regional final.

PMHS boys lacrosse season ends with defeat in regional final

June 5, 2022

The PMHS boys lacrosse team fell to Section 2 champion Burnt Hill-Balston Lake 12-5 in a New York State Class C regional final on Saturday. Pelham was well in the game into the fourth quarter, but a...

PMHS boys lacrosse wins Section 1 title 14-6 over Pearl River after slow early start

PMHS boys lacrosse wins Section 1 title 14-6 over Pearl River after slow early start

May 27, 2022 PMHS boys lacrosse won the Section 1, Class C championship Thursday night in a 14-6 victory over Pearl...

Pelham defeats Hendrick Hudson 8-4 to advance to Section 1 finals.

PMHS boys lacrosse advances to Section 1 final with win over Hen Hud

May 23, 2022

The PMHS boys lacrosse team beat Hendrick Hudson 8-4 in the Section 1, Class C semifinals on Monday. The boys will go to the Section 1 finals on Thursday against the winner of Byram Hills vs Pearl River...

PMHS boys lacrosse defeated Sleepy Hollow on May 19.

PMHS boys lacrosse rolls Sleepy Hollow, advances to Section 1 semifinals

May 20, 2022

After Tuesday's 12-2 win over Brewster, the PMHS boys varsity lacrosse team continued its postseason success Thursday by defeating three-seed Sleepy Hollow 14-6. The Pelicans got out to a bit of a slow...

PMHS senior Eric Soderberg qualified for the New York Stage golf champions.

PMHS senior Eric Soderberg advances to state golf championships

May 19, 2022

PMHS senior Eric Soderberg advanced Wednesday to the New York State golf champions after tying for fifth in the Section 1 tournament. Soderberg has enjoyed a successful season and showed consistent...

PCRA Girls Varsity 4+ wins state championship

Pelham rowing wins STATE CHAMPIONSHIP in girls varsity four

May 14, 2022

The Pelham Community Rowing Association girls varsity four boat won the New York State Championship in Saratoga Springs on Saturday. The crew included PMHS senior and University of Pennsylvania commit...

PMHS girls lacrosse defeats Ursuline 14-8.

PMHS girls lacrosse defeats Ursuline 14-8 in final home game

May 5, 2022

The PMHS girls lacrosse team beat the Ursuline School 14-8 on Wednesday in its last game this season at Glover Field. It was a tight contest out of the gate, and the score tied 6-6 at halftime following...

Ed Witz (middle) wins his second state title

Legendary PMHS ice hockey coach Ed Witz retires after winning second state title

March 16, 2022

PMHS ice hockey coach Ed Witz has retired two days after winning the 2022 New York State Division II Championship. Witz has been the headman with the Pelicans since the 1984-1985 season. In that span,...



March 14, 2022

PMHS ice hockey are Division II New York State Champions. The Pelicans defeated Starpoint 7-6 Sunday on a sudden-death goal in overtime by senior captain Ben Rosenberg in a nail-biter of a final that...

PMHS ice hockey beats Queensbury 7-1 in semis to book trip to state championship final

PMHS ice hockey beats Queensbury 7-1 in semis to book trip to state championship final

March 12, 2022

PMHS ice hockey defeated Queensbury in the Division II state semifinal in a lopsided 7-1 victory that sends the Pelicans to the state championship final on Sunday at 2 p.m. Pelham had one of their fastest...

Pelham hockey celebrates regional victory against Northeast Clinton

PMHS ice hockey advances to state championships

March 6, 2022

The PMHS ice hockey team defeated Section 7 champion Northeast Clinton 8-3 on Saturday to claim the regional title and advance to the state semifinals. Pelham will travel to Buffalo on Saturday...

Pelham hockey defeats Horace Greeley 6-2

PMHS ice hockey advances to sectional final AND clinches regional berth

February 25, 2022

The PMHS boys hockey team outlasted Horace Greeley 6-2 Thursday night in the Section 1, Division II semifinal. The win means Pelham will play in the Section 1 final on Sunday at Sport-o-Rama at...

Worlds collide as Pelham third grader Quinton Byfield meets LA Kings star Quinton Byfield

February 16, 2022

Not often can you say that you've been in a room with someone who has the same exact name as you—let alone comes from the same place and is playing the sport you love. However, eight-year-old Pelham...

Pelham and Suffern mid-faceoff in the thrilling Pelican victory.

Pelham boys hockey hands No. 1 Suffern first loss since 2020 in come-from-behind victory

February 1, 2022

For the second time this season, the PMHS varsity hockey team defeated the top-ranked program in the state. First, it was Skaneateles; Monday night it was Section 1 opponent Suffern in a 4-3 come-from-behind...

Update: Picture House stops accepting donations for victims of Bronx fire

Update: Picture House stops accepting donations for victims of Bronx fire

January 10, 2022

Update: "We can't accept any more donations at the Picture House for the fire victims at this time," wrote Deborah Winstead in an email. "The receiving entities are overwhelmed and can't process all...

Pelham Varsity Hockey celebrates win verse Skaneatles

PMHS hockey ends Skaneateles’ 65-game win streak

January 9, 2022

The PMHS varsity ice hockey team took down Skaneateles 5-3 Friday night. The victory ended a 65-game win streak for Skaneateles, sending headlines across the state. While the score was close at the...

PMHS girls basketball wins thriller over Westlake to notch second victory

PMHS girls basketball wins thriller over Westlake to notch second victory

January 7, 2022

The PMHS girls basketball team picked up a key 36-33 win over Westlake on Thursday. This pushed the girls to their second win of the year, after previously defeating Poughkeepsie in Pelham's annual holiday...

Section One of NYSPHSAA (File Photo)

31 PMHS fall athletes receive all-state, all-section and all-league honors

December 8, 2021

The fall sports season has come to an end, and 25 PMHS athletes were named all-state, all-section and all-league. Below are the list of those honored: All-State Eileen Mazzaro (senior/field hockey) ...

High schools failures were many Monday, went beyond communication and started two days earlier

High school’s failures were many Monday, went beyond communication and started two days earlier

November 3, 2021

I normally look forward to my sixth-period gym class. It's a great little break from the school day. I get to mingle with my peers and play sports I love. I don't love it, however, when I have to text...

PMHS volleyball celebrates win against Lakeland.

PMHS volleyball team victorious in quarterfinals, travels to Nyack Wednesday

November 2, 2021

The PMHS volleyball team handled the proverbial Cinderella team of the sectional tournament, defeating the 11th-seeded Lakeland Hornets 3-1 and moving onto the final four. Lakeland had upset sixth-seeded...

PMHS football gains playoff berth after unbeaten streak ends with 24-13 loss to Rye

PMHS football gains playoff berth after unbeaten streak ends with 24-13 loss to Rye

October 26, 2021

The unbeaten streak ended Friday for the PMHS football team in a heartbreaking 24-13 loss to Rye. The game featured two unbeaten teams, in a battle for the league title. Even with the loss, the Pelicans...

PMHS volleyball celebrates senior night

PMHS volleyball clinches league title after five-set thriller against Eastchester

October 23, 2021

The PMHS volleyball team won a five-set thriller against Eastchester on Thursday to clinch the Section 1 Class A League B title. The game marked the girls' second win over rival Eastchester this season,...

PMHS girls soccer celebrates senior night

PMHS boys and girls soccer playoff matchups announced

October 20, 2021

The Section 1 Class A playoff brackets have been released for both PMHS soccer teams. Each will play in the out-bracket rounds, with the boys starting Wednesday and girls Thursday. The boys, coming...

Chris Herren

Ex-NBA star gives PMHS talk on substance abuse that is ‘not what anyone in the audience expected’

October 6, 2021

When he was in high school, Chris Herren didn't want to sit in gyms while others told stories about substance abuse. He tried to convince his mom to let him stay home, grab some extra rest and time away...

Bronze medalist Kate Douglass (r.) leaves the pool with University of Virginia teammate Alex Walsh, who took silver.


July 28, 2021

PMHS graduate Kate Douglass, in her first-ever Olympic Games, won bronze Tuesday night in the 200 individual medley with a personal best time of 2:09.04. After winning her first two qualifying heats,...

Kate Douglass leads the heat in the last lap

Kate Douglass advances to 200 IM final after winning second straight Olympic heat

July 27, 2021

PMHS alum Kate Douglass won her second consecutive heat Monday night in the women's 200 individual medley, sending her to the medal race Tuesday. Douglass posted a time of 2:09.21, beating Great Britain's...

Kate Douglass swimming at the University of Virginia.

Kate Douglass officially qualifies for Olympics

June 20, 2021

After a thrilling race Wednesday night in which PMHS alumna Kate Douglass came in second, her fate is now official. She is on the U.S. Olympic team. Douglass made a triumphant comeback in Wednesday...

Kate Douglass placed second in the 200-meter medley trials.

Douglass advances to 200-meter medley final, misses Olympic qualification in 100-meter butterfly

June 16, 2021

University of Virginia swimmer and PMHS alumna Kate Douglass is progressing on one front at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. Douglass placed second in the 200-meter medley semifinals Tuesday night...

Eric Soderberg practices putting at the Pelham Country Club

PMHS golfer Eric Soderberg ties for seventh in Section 1 playoffs

June 10, 2021

PMHS junior Eric Soderberg tied for seventh place in the Section 1 playoffs on Tuesday. The top 36 boys, determined by the regular-season scoring average, qualified for the section tournament. Soderberg's...

Will Dunhill makes pass at Glover Field

PMHS boys lacrosse upsets Sleepy Hollow in second round of sectional playoffs

June 8, 2021

The PMHS boys lacrosse team won Monday night against Sleepy Hollow in the second round of the Section 1 playoffs, a major upset for head coach James Rodgers and his program. Coming into the game, Pelham...

Section One of NYSPHSAA (File Photo)

Section 1 announces playoff matchups for PMHS teams

June 4, 2021

Section 1 of the New York Public High School Athletic Association announced the playoff brackets for three sports on Thursday. Pelham Memorial High School will send its varsity girls lacrosse team, boys...

PMHS football (File Photo)

Six PMHS football players named to Section 1 all-league team

May 14, 2021

Section 1 announced their all-league, all-conference, and all-section players from the previous spring football season on Thursday night. Six Pelican players won all-league, two of those six won all-conference,...

PMHS football (File Photo)

Pelham varsity football team quarantined; season canceled

April 23, 2021

Some members of the Pelham varsity football team were exposed to Covid-19, and the team's season is over.  Pelham was slated to play Lakeland last Saturday and to have a matchup with a team that had...

PMHS football (File Photo)

PMHS football team gets first win of season, beating Sleepy Hollow 35-21

April 12, 2021

The PMHS varsity football team picked up their first win Saturday with a 35-21 victory over Sleepy Hollow. The team is now fourth in the league standings. Senior quarterback Carlo Volpe led the charge...

Return to full in-school: Safety concerns for students

Return to full in-school: Safety concerns for students

March 22, 2021

As a student, PMHS’ decision to return to full in-person learning comes with several safety concerns. I personally have concerns about the safety of myself and peers in the building. The use of hallways...

Picture House welcomes 160 over weekend in first screenings since pandemics start

Picture House welcomes 160 over weekend in first screenings since pandemic’s start

March 9, 2021

The Picture House reopened on Friday after a nearly full-year closure during the pandemic. The first weekend for the non-profit theater resulted in approximately 160 tickets sold from Friday to Sunday. Customers...

Serve America Movement Party. Image Credit -

SAM Party will continue to run candidates despite federal appeals court setback

March 8, 2021

The Serve America Movement Party will continue to endorse candidates for the 2021 New York City mayoral race and the 2022 New York gubernatorial race despite a U.S. Court of Appeals judge's rejection of...

Report on reforming Westchester County police calls for office of accountability

February 12, 2021

Westchester's 38-member task force for police reform released a report calling for the creation of a new office of police accountability and other steps to improve the Westchester County Department of...

Current and former PMHS varsity basketball players Carlo Volpe, Stefano Grammatica, Kevin Coleman and James Carey.

High-risk high school sports get green-light from county executive

January 28, 2021

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said high-risk high school sports including basketball, ice hockey and cheer may go ahead on Feb. 1, but delegated the final decision to county executives. Westchester County Executive...

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