When it comes to the Nassau County bowling tournament, throw away any preconceived notions you had about bowling. The Hicksville boys team used tenacity and emotion to roll their way to second place in the county tournament this past weekend, coming in behind East Meadow. Their six game average was an impressive 1023, with each bowler averaging 204.6.
Head Coach Justin Sullivan was “absolutely proud” of his boys’ performance. During his eight year tenure at Hicksville, he has had a very strong run of success, winning the Nassau County title in 2008-’09, and finishing runner-up the past two seasons. Sullivan, who graduated from Hicksville in 2002, noted that it is “even better” to win with the school that he attended.
Matthew Sloan, a freshman at Hicksville High School, is one of 17 boys from the Region 1 Olympic Developmental Program (Maine to Virginia) chosen to travel overseas from February 15 through 23, to play soccer against European youth Pro Teams in Turkey. Sloan was selected for this team as a result of a series of evaluations and tryouts from the NY State Olympic Developmental Program level. The evaluations began in November with his trip to Arizona to play in the National Olympic Developmental Program Tournament and culminated with a regional tryout which was held on January 3 through 5th at Penn State University. Sloan has been a member of the varsity boys soccer program since seventh grade at Hicksville High School and is a member of the Boys Basketball program and National Honor Society.
This November, Hicksville resident Marlo Signoracci will head to Florida for Ironman, a demanding, long distance triathlon that includes biking, running and swimming. Here, she shares her story as she prepares for one of the most physically challenging athletic events out there.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. That is what I am doing in 2014. I am going to be an Ironman.
The Hicksville girls basketball team mounted a dramatic fourth quarter comeback attempt, but it fell short as they were defeated 36-27 last week to Farmingdale.
The game featured outstanding defense on both ends, forcing teams to commit a multitude of turnovers stemming from both errant passes and backcourt violations. For much of the game, Hicksville consistently committed costly turnovers, trailing 22-6 at halftime. In the fourth quarter, however, the tables were turned and the team mounted a comeback on the strength of an 18-5 run.
From the same organization who brought the all-inclusive playground to Eisenhower Park, Let All The Children Play (LATCP) of Jericho will host an all-inclusive sports clinic at Hofstra University on Saturday, Feb. 8. Hofstra’s student-athletes will be coaching baseball, softball, and soccer to child and young adult participants.
Hicksville’s John Petrucelli was recently named the East Coast Conference Player of the Week and named to the East Coast Conference Honor Roll. Petrucelli is a senior at Molloy College, where he plays as a forward on the Men’s Basketball team.
He recently helped the team to a pair of wins, defeating Roberts Wesleyan and Daemen. He averaged 26.0 points per game, 7.0 boards per contest, 4.5 assists per game and 5.0 steals per contest. Petrucelli also shot 48.6 percent from the floor.
In this past Saturday’s game against American International College, Petrucelli helped lead Molloy to vcitory, pouring in a game-best 27 points. He went for an 8-for-15 from field goal range (53 percent) including 3-for-4 from three-point land, as well sinking eight free throws, picking up five rebounds, three assists and four steals.
Seniors Daniel Sloan and Keley Abbriano were recently awarded the Nassau Zone Outstanding Physical Education Award for the 2013-14 school year. They were awarded this honor based on several criteria:
• Physical Education Achievement — earning above an “A” GPA every year in Physical Education Classes
• Scholastically Sound — a student who has earned an overall GPA between a 3.0-4.0 and is working up to their potential
The second annual Hicksville alumni lacrosse game was held Saturday, Nov. 30 at Hicksville High School’s turf field.
The event, which is becoming a Hicksville Thanksgiving weekend tradition, raised $5,230 for the Michael Magro Foundation, an organization dedicated to the support of children with cancer and their families.
“It’s a great time when many of us are in town and can get together to raise money for a good cause,” said Class of 2005 alum Rob McCormick.
The boys golf team finished in third place with a 5-3 record, making the fall season one of their most successful in recent history. Their six wins doubled their previous year’s win total and surpassed their win total for any of the previous seven seasons. The team posted a record low team shot total at Eisenhower Golf Course with a 221 against Mineola, a total not recorded in the previous eight seasons.
Moreover, based on individual golf averages and county cut scores from last year, the team is poised to send Steven Maiorca and Andrew Maiorca for the second consecutive year to the Nassau Boys County Golf Tournament in the spring of 2014. The 2013 Boys Golf season was a tremendous success due to the hard work and dedication the entire team put forth this year and the previous three years.
Showing real strength for the 2013-2014 season, the Hicksville Varsity Girls Swim and Diving team finished at 5-3 in the conference. This is the most girls that have earned post season honors in the last eight years. Individually the girls have shown marked improvements. Senior Alessandra Riccio dropped 10 seconds in the 200 IM while junior Hunter Isnardi reduced her time from 8:10.09 to 7:35.29 in the 500 freestyle.
The most recent additions, eigth graders Valentina Petruso and Gabriella Niculescu, were a huge asset to the team. Both girls swam in the A relay team the entire season. Hicksville won the Conference 200 Medley Relay with a time of 2:18.88 and was third in the 400 Freestyle (Sarah Crespo, Hunter Isnardi, Gabriela Niculescu, and Lauren Janovsky). Crespo also won the 50 Free and 100 Free, Lauren Janovsky was 3rd in the 100 Backstroke and Hunter Isnardi was 3rd in the 100 Breast Stroke at the Conference finals.
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