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Annual Polar Bear Plunge Has a Gigantic Following

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 25 March 2011 00:00

It’s amazing how many people are willing to jump into the winter waters of Oyster Bay Harbor for a good cause. The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. (ucpn) hosted its 7th Annual Polar Bear Plunge benefit fundraiser at Theodore Roosevelt Town Park and Marina in Oyster Bay. The parking lot was in the midst of a construction project to create new playing fields but it didn’t deter the crowd. It was a rain or shine event and luckily the rain waited until the swimmers were out of the water!


Vikings Sports: March 18, 2011

Friday, 18 March 2011 00:00

The North Shore Girls Varsity Basketball team finished up the season with three games in one week. The first one was the last game of the regular season, a Valentine’s Day match-up with Valley Stream South. From the opening tip, the Vikings offense was clicking as they hit 9 first half three-pointers, and with timely buckets by Cara Dellavecchia, they raced out to a 51-36 halftime lead. It was more of the same in the third quarter as the relentless North Shore pressure saw them race to a 75-51 lead to start the 4th quarter when the Vikings stopped pressing to cruise to a 95-63 victory. In the game the Vikings were led by Erin Sheerin’s career high 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and a career high in rebounds (10) and assists (5) for 8th grader Alex Cantwell, who also chipped in 6 points. In the game, North Shore set school records for points scored (95) and three-pointers made (16) as 9 different girls hit at least one three-pointer: Erin and Liz Sheerin (4 each), Olivia Calcaterra (2), and Jackie Gioia, Claire Castellano, Nicole Scuderi, Erin Breen, Caroline Robertson and Micaela Dussel with one each.


Another Great Winter Athletics Season at Portledge School

Friday, 18 March 2011 00:00
The final shot went through the hoop and the last puck was fired into the net; with this comes the end of another fantastic Winter Season of Portledge School athletics. The emergence of Portledge Basketball continued this winter as the Varsity Girls won the IPPSAL Championship for the second consecutive year. Led by the trio of sophomore center Ceci Mulry (Locust Valley), junior forward Lisa Dourmashkin (Locust Valley) and sophomore point guard Kristie Kelly (Oyster Bay) the Lady Panthers were 17-4 overall, while going an unbeaten 12-0 in IPPSAL regular season and playoff competition. After securing the league championship the girls moved on to the state independent school tournament where they were beaten in a close game by the Trinity School of NYC. The team will be losing only one player to graduation, so watch out for these Lady Panthers again next winter.

North Shore Wrestling Coach Inducted Into National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Friday, 11 March 2011 00:00

By Carol Griffin

Longtime, North Shore Schools wrestling coach and physical education teacher Fred Recher will be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Downstate New York Chapter on April 29 along with five other wrestling greats. The 17th Annual Awards Banquet will be held at the Melville Marriott Hotel. Fred is receiving the award for his “Lifetime of Service to Wrestling.”  For information on the awards banquet contact The Friends of Long Island Wrestling by calling 804-8676, or log on to (


Wildcats U9 Travel Girls Soccer Champions!

Friday, 11 March 2011 00:00

The U9 girls finished in first place at East Meadow’s 19th annual indoor intramural tournament. The girls played four awesome games scoring nine goals and only allowing two goals throughout the entire tournament. The girls finished with a record of 3 wins, no losses and 1 draw.

The first game played was against Plainedge Red, with a score of 4-1 Wildcats. The Wildcats came out strong, passing and controlling the flow of the game. Eve Fine scored one goal; Julianna Cavallone scored two goals, and Macy Lewis scored one goal.


Vikings Sports: February 25, 2011

Friday, 25 February 2011 00:00

Three North Shore Wrestlers Earn All County Honors

No one voted for these wrestlers to be named All County.  Not one coach could argue his wrestler was better or more deserving. It comes down to proving yourself on the mat in front of hundreds of spectators and earning your distinction by beating the best wrestlers in the county head to head, one at a time. Three North Shore wrestlers did just that and earned the “All County ” title  by placing in the Nassau County Division 1 Wrestling Tournament held this past Saturday and Sunday at Hofstra University.


Portledge Varsity Girls Basketball Team Captures Second Consecutive Championship

Friday, 25 February 2011 00:00

The Portledge Lady Panthers, who have a mark of 14 wins and 4 losses overall, won 12 consecutive IPPSAL Varsity Girls Basketball games in route to capturing their second straight league championship. Portledge earned the top seed in championship play by winning all 10 of their IPPSAL regular season match ups, and then went on to defeat Lawrence Woodmere Academy in the semifinals and the Waldorf School of Garden City in the IPPSAL Championship game.


Vikings Sports: February 18, 2011

Friday, 18 February 2011 00:00

Girls Varsity Gymnastics Ends Season 8-1

The North Shore Girls Varsity Gymnastics team ended their team season on Monday, Feb. 7. North Shore won the meet against Valley Stream Central with a score of 132.15 to 124. This set their final conference record at 8 and 1. North Shores high scores were received from Sabrina Swenson on the floor exercise (8.6), Talia Morales on the balance beam (7.5) and Minnie Hou on the vault (7.8). A beautiful ending to a remarkable season.


Glen Cove Wins Basketball Rematch On North Shore Vikings’ Court

Friday, 18 February 2011 00:00

Glen Cove High School defeated North Shore High School for the third time this season on Friday, February 11. With both teams struggling lately, neither wanted to be the one to drop the Friday night rivalry rematch, as the two teams last met back on January 14.

The gym was again packed (though with a majority of Glen Cove’s Red Army back at college after the holidays the atmosphere wasn’t quite as crazy as the previous game), but the bleachers were filled with parents and students from both districts rooting on their team and taunting the opposing school’s fans.


Glen Cove Goes Into Must-win Game

Written by Marisa Glaser Friday, 11 February 2011 00:00
Big Red Basketball Trying to Rebound From Slide

The Glen Cove boys’ basketball team will be looking to put a stop to its four-game losing streak on Tuesday with a must-win game against Valley Stream South, which currently sits one spot ahead of them in the conference standings.

Valley Stream is currently 3-7 while Glen Cove is 3-6 in league play. The Big Red defeated Valley Stream the first time the two teams met by a score of 71-67, and is hoping for another repeat performance on Tuesday. However, that was at a time when the team was scoring 50-60 points per game; the past few games they have only managed to put up 40 some odd points per game.


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