Dominick Roberge believes it’s his size that makes him a top-notch faceoff man for Sewanhaka’s boys lacrosse team.
“I have a size advantage,” said Roberge, a senior captain. “And I’m pretty much stronger than anyone I face against.”
Sewanhaka coach Peter Burgess agrees.
“He’s the strongest kid in the school, he’s always in the weight room” said Burgess. “He’s about 200 pounds but it’s all muscle, you can’t teach that.”
Holy Trinity High School Junior Kristina Insingo of Floral Park recently began her winning year with the CHSAA State championship win in the weight throw and the CHSAA & NSCHSAA Championship wins in the shot put. She also set a new school record in both events and broke the NSCHSAA league record in the shot put.
Insingo also recently attended the Millrose Games for the weight throw event.
Nearly 150 swimmers made a splash recently at Winthrop-University Hospital’s 13th Annual Swim-a-Thon at Hofstra University’s Swim Center. Participants raised approximately $35,000 for the Hospital’s Child Life Program, a program through which certified Child Life Specialists utilize play and education to improve children’s understanding of medical procedures, teach relaxation techniques to help young patients cope with illness or surgery, and provide emotional support for the entire family.
“We are grateful for the community’s support in making the event such a success, and every lap goes a long way,” said Ron Marino, DO, MPH, Associate Chairman and Director of General Pediatrics at Winthrop, and organizer of the annual fundraiser. “The event grows yearly and is great time for all!"
Thursday, May 1
4:30 p.m. Girls Varsity Lacrosse at Floral Park vs. MacArthur
4:30 p.m. Varsity Baseball at Lawrence vs. Floral Park
4:30 p.m. JV Baseball at Floral Park (ATS) vs. Lawrence
4:30 p.m. Varsity Softball at Floral Park vs. Kennedy Bellmore
Friday, May 2
4:15 p.m. Varsity Boys Lacrosse at Floral Park vs. Roosevelt
4:30 p.m. JV Boys Lacrosse at Floral Park (ATS) vs. Syosset
4:30 p.m. JV Softball at Floral Park vs. Island Trees
4:30 p.m. JV Baseball at Floral Park (ATS) vs. Freeport
4:30 p.m. Varsity Baseball at Freeport (Cleveland) vs. Floral Park
Sewanhaka High School’s girls lacrosse coach Erica Brennan knows something good is going to happen when she sees attacker Skylar Shimansky sprinting down the field.
“When she’s on the move, shooting, 90 percent of the time, it’s going in,” Brennan said.
The goals have been going in for Shimansky on a consistent basis so far this season. She leads the Indians with eight goals and has scored in each of the team’s first six games.
For Ariana Bruschi, winning the school award in the national Wendy’s High School Heisman competition is about hard work. The New Hyde Park Memorial High School senior is a standout Gladiators field hockey and lacrosse player and an avid volunteer.
“It [the award] really helped me and showed how hard work paid off,” she said. “I thank all my coaches and my guidance counselor Mary Beth Healy. They really helped me.”
The Wendy’s competition measured three parts: academics, athletics and leadership. These categories were strengths for Bruschi.
Sewanhaka’s boys lacrosse coach Peter Burgess has one rule when it comes to his goalies: make the saves that you’re supposed to make.
Luckily for Burgess, senior Jake Mellen does that and more.
“Once or twice a game he’ll make a save that no one’s supposed to make,” Burgess said. “I’ll look over to my assistant coach and say, ‘Wow, that was a special play right there’”
Kevin Lawler of Floral Park recently took third place in Division 9 of the Charles Water Karate & Fitness Tournament in Williston Park. The school’s philosophy is to prepare students for life and this was demonstrated by all the participants. Students sparred with intense focus, awareness, respect, discipline and compassion. There were 10 divisions including an ultimate warrior division.
The Sewanhaka High School 7th grade girls’ basketball team, coached by Alison Leighton, Myeishay Brooks, Michelle Niles and Daniella Ford, had an undefeated season. Leighton said, “With an incredible starting five, and depth throughout the roster, the team showed that with talent and determination, they can do anything. Not only were they an unbelievable team to coach, they were sportswomen on the court, and gave 100 percent effort in their games, and practices.” The team is pictured with Leighton.
St. Gregory’s Girls Swim Team participated in the Nassau County Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Championships that was recently held on Saturday, March 29 at the Eisenhower Park Aquatics Center. The team placed third among the other swimming teams in their division.
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