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Nicolas Flores, Sports Editor

Nicolas is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. A passionate and involved student, he is a member of the Young Democrats Club, Debate Club, and Breast Cancer Awareness Club. Nicolas joined the Examiner in December of 2022.

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Sprint team breaks fifth PMHS record; track and field athletes qualify for states in several events

Sprint team breaks fifth PMHS record; track and field athletes qualify for states in several events

By Nicolas Flores, Sports Editor
February 6, 2024

Pelham's track and field sprint team continues to dominate in the postseason, with Sunday's section championship performance including yet another broken 4x200 record and qualifying for the state championship. The...

Co-captain Will Crotty poses with his 100 point puck.

PMHS hockey takes down Divison II state champs Skaneateles; Will Crotty reaches 100 career points

By Nicolas Flores, Sports Editor
January 6, 2024

The PMHS ice hockey team made the journey north this weekend for the annual Duke Schneider Tournament in Skaneateles, where they placed second overall. Pelham made a strong impression Friday night,...

Pelham hockey loses 7-1 to Suffern, ending win streak

Pelham hockey loses 7-1 to Suffern, ending win streak

By Nicolas Flores, Sports Editor
December 23, 2023

Pelham's undefeated season ended unexpectedly at the Sport-O-Rama Friday night with a shocking 7-1 loss to Division 1 contenders Suffern. Pelham fought hard to keep it a close game, with goalie Manu...

Winter sports preview: PMHS boys basketball looks to match last seasons league title success

Winter sports preview: PMHS boys basketball looks to match last season’s league title success

By Nicolas Flores, Sports Editor
December 1, 2023

The PMHS boys basketball team is ready to return and pick up where it left off last season after winning the league title. The Pelicans finished 11-9, advancing into the first round of the playoffs, where...

Winter sports preview: PMHS ice hockey takes down Clarkstown 4-1 in season opener; run to states remains teams goal

Winter sports preview: PMHS ice hockey takes down Clarkstown 4-1 in season opener; run to states remains team’s goal

By Nicolas Flores, Sports Editor
November 28, 2023

Pelham ice hockey returned Thanksgiving weekend with a dominant 4-1 win over reigning Section 1 champions Clarkstown, leaving fans hopeful of a another run at the state title. The Pelicans began the...

Girls soccer takes senior night win against Yorktown; top 10 ranking awarded

Girls soccer takes senior night win against Yorktown; top 10 ranking awarded

By Nicolas Flores, Sports Editor
October 19, 2023

PMHS girls soccer nabbed a tough 2-0 win over Yorktown on Oct. 10. The senior night victory came in their third to last game of the season. Pelham scored late in the first half with an outside-of-the-box...

PMHS football secures first win vs. Clarkstown North in homecoming matchup

PMHS football secures first win vs. Clarkstown North in homecoming matchup

By Nicolas Flores, Sports Editor
October 18, 2023

Pelham football claimed a revitalizing win as it took down Clarkstown North 34-7 during homecoming on Friday. The Pelicans' record had been 0-5, making the senior night and homecoming win all the sweeter. Senior...

PMHS football loses Colonial Cup against Eastchester; team goes 0-2 into week 3 of season

PMHS football loses Colonial Cup against Eastchester; team goes 0-2 into week 3 of season

By Nicolas Flores, Sports Editor
September 16, 2023

PMHS football suffered an embarrassing loss to Eastchester, 36-7, in Friday’s matchup for the annual Colonial Cup. The Pelicans are now 0-2 to start the season, after losing to Brewster 14-0 earlier...

Fall sports preview: After top 10 finishes in sectionals, cross country teams aim higher with stars Parent and Pearlman

Fall sports preview: After top 10 finishes in sectionals, cross country teams aim higher with stars Parent and Pearlman

By Nicolas Flores, Sports Editor
September 7, 2023

The Pelicans will begin their cross country season on Saturday at the Somers Big Red Invitational hosted by Somers High School. Pelham's roster includes returning star runners Padraig Pearlman and Celia...

Last seasons Pelham team, which graduated five players.

Fall sports preview: PMHS girls soccer team returns with star-studded squad

By Nicolas Flores, Sports Editor
September 1, 2023

The PMHS girls soccer team is making its return with a star-studded squad ready to take on the league. Last season, the Pelicans finished with a winning record of 7-6-1, advancing to the playoffs, where...

Fall sports preview: PMHS football returns with chance to three-peat Colonial Cup, build on last seasons 6-3 record

Fall sports preview: PMHS football returns with chance to three-peat Colonial Cup, build on last season’s 6-3 record

By Nicolas Flores, Sports Editor
August 29, 2023

High school football season is upon us, and fans of the Pelicans can expect an exciting season. Last year, Pelham defeated longtime rivals Eastchester 27-21 in the Colonial Cup for the second year in a...

Kate Douglass wins first individual gold medal at World Championships

Kate Douglass wins first individual gold medal at World Championships

By Nicolas Flores, Sports Editor
July 28, 2023

PMHS alumna Kate Douglass has won five medals during the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, which started on Sunday. She earned her first ever individual world championship gold medal...

Kate Douglass breaks 200 IM record, becomes second-fastest American ever in event

Kate Douglass breaks 200 IM record, becomes second-fastest American ever in event

By Nicolas Flores, Assistant Sports Editor
July 7, 2023

Former Pelican Kate Douglass broke the U.S. Open record for the women’s 200 individual medley, clocking in at an astonishing 2:07.09  to win the event at the U.S. World Trials Saturday afternoon. Douglass...

Pelham players face off against Xavier

Pelham rugby falls to national No. 3 Xavier in state championship final

By Nicolas Flores, Sports Editor
June 12, 2023

The PMHS rugby team was defeated by national No. 3 Xavier 46-0 in the Division 1 Tier 1 state championship final on Sunday. Pelham ended its season with a final record of 11-2, both losses coming against...

PMHS junior Mia Orlando named high school lacrosse All-American

PMHS junior Mia Orlando named high school lacrosse All-American

By Nicolas Flores, Assistant Sports Editor
May 30, 2023

PMHS junior Mia Orlando was named an All-American high school player by USA Lacrosse Magazine. The list includes the top 500 lacrosse players in the country, with each player voted in by area officials...

Pelhams first varsity eight crew.

PCRA boys crew team wins second, third at NYS championships, qualifying for nationals

By Nicolas Flores, Assistant Sports Editor
May 30, 2023

The Pelham Community Rowing Association boys team had a field day at the New York State Scholastic Championships in Saratoga Springs, with two of its crews finishing in the top three. The first and...

PMHS boys lacrosse falls to Hendrick Hudson in sectional quarterfinal

PMHS boys lacrosse falls to Hendrick Hudson in sectional quarterfinal

By Nicolas Flores, Assistant Sports Editor
May 24, 2023

The PMHS boys lacrosse team saw a tough end to their season Monday in an unexpected 7-5 quarterfinal loss to lower-seeded Hendrick Hudson. Pelham went down early in the Section 1 Class C matchup, as...

Pelham girls lacrosse season ends in playoff defeat to Rye

Pelham girls lacrosse season ends in playoff defeat to Rye

By Nicolas Flores, Assistant Sports Editor
May 24, 2023

The Pelham girls lacrosse team saw its season end in a bitter 15-12 postseason loss to Rye on Saturday. The defeat came in the second round of the Section 1 Class C playoffs. Pelham was well into the...

Pelham defeated Sleepy Hollow 18-3 during Wednesdays matchup

Pelham girls lacrosse cruises past Sleepy Hollow, advances to Section 1 quarterfinals

By Nicolas Flores, Assistant Sports Editor
May 18, 2023

The PMHS girls lacrosse team cruised past Sleepy Hollow Wednesday with an 18-3 away win in their first postseason matchup of the year, earning a spot in the quarterfinals. Pelham was able to showcase several...

PMHS boys lacrosse team upsets undefeated Pleasantville in 8-7 thriller

PMHS boys lacrosse team upsets undefeated Pleasantville in 8-7 thriller

By Nicolas Flores, Assistant Sports Editor
May 15, 2023

The Pelicans upset the undefeated Pleasantville Panthers Tuesday in a thrilling game that went down to the wire. Pleasantville entered the game ranked 17th in the nation by U.S.A. Lacrosse magazine. With...

PMHS girls lacrosse pictured before the game.

Pelham girls lacrosse crushes Scarsdale, takes win streak to five games

By Nicolas Flores, Assistant Sports Editor
April 27, 2023

The PMHS varsity girls lacrosse team defeated Scarsdale 17-10 in a one sided game on Tuesday. The Pelicans now improve to a record of 6-4, a massive improvement to the beginning of their season where they...

PMHS senior Luke Green

PMHS senior Luke Green named LoHud ice hockey player of the year

By Nicolas Flores, Assistant Sports Editor
April 24, 2023

Pelham's very own Luke Green has been chosen as this years Westchester/Putnam ice hockey player of the year by LoHud magazine. This award comes after an extremely impressive senior season, where Green...

PMHS boys lacrosse defeats White Plains 18-2, keeps win streak alive

PMHS boys lacrosse defeats White Plains 18-2, keeps win streak alive

By Nicolas Flores, Assistant Sports Editor
April 13, 2023

The PMHS boys lacrosse team took down White Plains in commanding fashion, securing an 18-2 victory against a promising side. This match marks the Pelicans third straight win at home, with the previous...

Moments before Douglass breaks the record.

Kate Douglass sets new world record, leads UVA women to third NCAA swimming title

By Nicolas Flores, Assistant Sports Editor
March 20, 2023

Pelham's Kate Douglass broke the world record in the women's 200-yard individual medley during the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday, and her University of Virginia team went...

Pelham falls to Skaneateles 4-1, takes second in state ice hockey championships

Pelham falls to Skaneateles 4-1, takes second in state ice hockey championships

By Nicolas Flores, Assistant Sports Editor
March 12, 2023

Pelham ice hockey fell to Skaneateles on Sunday with a score of 4-1. The Pelicans put up a fight, leaving Skaneateles scoreless in the third period. Junior Santino Esposito was able to slot in a goal...

Nick Lapponese (left) holding the annual Division 1 S.J. Cup.

PMHS graduate Nick Lapponese named Division 1 rugby All-American

By Nicolas Flores, Assistant Sports Editor
March 10, 2023

Fairfield University rugby player and PMHS alumnus Nick Lapponese was named a 2022 All American in February, joining just 22 other players on the prestigious list. "It's a great feeling," said Lapponese....

The Pelicans pose with the regional plaque.

Buffalo bound: PMHS hockey wins regional versus Beekmantown, booking return trip to state championships

By Nicolas Flores, Staff Reporter
March 5, 2023

The PMHS ice hockey team is heading to the state championships in Buffalo for the second year in a row, following a dominant 5-2 win over the Beekmantown Eagles in their regional match on Saturday. Pelham...

Pelham ice hockey claims Section 1 Division II title.

PMHS ice hockey defeats Rye to take sectional title, advances to regionals

By Nicolas Flores, Staff Reporter
February 27, 2023

PMHS ice hockey defeated Rye 6-4 in Sunday's Section 1 Division II title game. The Pelicans would trudge through a back and forth game to claim the section title for the second consecutive year. Pelham...

Pelham defeats John Jay in Section II semi-final.

PMHS hockey advances to sectional final after 6-3 win over John Jay

By Nicolas Flores, Staff Reporter
February 24, 2023

The PMHS ice hockey team took down No. 3 ranked John Jay in Thursday's Section 1, Division II semifinal. The match was the Pelican’s last home game of the season, sending the team to the Section 1, Division...

PMHS student section celebrates on court with the team.

PMHS boys basketball beats Rye in dramatic senior game

By Nicolas Flores, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2023

The PMHS boys basketball team won their last home game in dramatic fashion, beating Rye 66-65 in overtime. The Pelicans now move to a 10-8 record, after beating Eastchester away on Feb. 2. Two very...

PMHS indoor track and field shines at Division 1 Class B sectionals with seven top 3 finishes

PMHS indoor track and field shines at Division 1 Class B sectionals with seven top 3 finishes

By Nicolas Flores, Staff Reporter
February 7, 2023

The PMHS indoor track and field team stood out at the Division I Class B sectional meeting on Sunday, bringing home an impressive seven top 3 finishes. The team put together an all-around dominant performance,...

PMHS hockey hands Scarsdale their eighth loss of the season

PMHS hockey hands Scarsdale their eighth loss of the season

By Nicolas Flores, Staff Reporter
February 6, 2023

The Pelham varsity ice hockey team was able to hold down a strong win against Scarsdale Friday afternoon. Pelham will advance with a 10-5-1 record, and as the 7th overall seed in New York's Division II...

Pelham boys basketball defeats Eastchester in thrilling away game

Pelham boys basketball defeats Eastchester in thrilling away game

By Nicolas Flores, Staff Reporter
February 3, 2023

The PMHS boys basketball team took home an important win against Eastchester Thursday. With this victory, the Pelicans moved to an overall record of 9-8, placing them in a prime position to gain momentum...

From left, Emma Van Praagh, Katie Brandler and Leah Sherbansky.

Three PMHS students named to list of top 300 scholars in national science competition

By Nicolas Flores, Staff Reporter
January 17, 2023

Pelham Memorial High School students Emma Van Praagh, Katie Brandler and Leah Sherbansky were named among the top 300 scholars in Regeneron's esteemed Science Talent Search. This is the first year three...

Pelham boys basketball fails to defeat Somers in holiday tournament final

Pelham boys basketball fails to defeat Somers in holiday tournament final

By Nicolas Flores, Staff Reporter
December 30, 2022

The PMHS boys basketball team fell short on Wednesday as they faced Somers in the second round of their annual holiday tournament, losing 56-45. This loss follows the team into their next match against...

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