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HS Soccer Star Plays Abroad

Written by Betsy Abraham, babraham@antonnews.com Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:40

Hicksville’s Matthew Sloan faced off against the best young soccer players in the world recently, as he traveled to Turkey with the Olympic Developmental Program.

The Hicksville High School freshman started playing soccer when he was three and advanced his game to a more competitive level at age 10, when he was chosen to play with the Long Island Rough Riders. Sloan plays other sports and is on the boys basketball team, but says that he loves soccer because of the fast pace, and because of the coaches who have had a great influence on him throughout his training.

 

HMS Kickline Team Excels At Competition

Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:45

The Hicksville Middle School Kickline claimed victory again recently at the Scholastic Kickline Competition held at Nassau Community College. The team competed against top kickline teams and placed second in hip hop, third in pom and third in kick. County legislator Rose Walker, an honorary Hicksville Kickline team member, supported the girls at the competition. The middle school kickline team’s season began in September, and includes dancing at football and basketball games and competing in three tourneys. Their last competition of the season was March 2 at Nassau Community College. The girls are coached by Hicksville kickline alumni Katelyn Heuser, Victoria Shannon and Laura Bueche.

 

Training For Ironman: Month Two

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:55

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.

Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.

 

Perfect Landing For Gymanstics

Written by Paige McAtee, hicksville@antonnews.com Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:55

Hicksville’s team finishes sixth

in county championships

Hicksville High School’s gymnastics team finished a succesful season recently, coming in sixth in the team County Championships

Out of 20 teams in Nassau County, only eight teams make the County Championships. Going into the meet, Hicksville was ranked fifth.

 

Boys Bowling Finishes Runner Up At County

Written by Vinny Messana, hicksville@antonnews.com Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:54

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.

 

HS Athlete To Play Abroad

Thursday, 30 January 2014 00:00

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.

 

Training For Ironman

Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:53

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.

 

Hicksville’s Valiant Comeback Falls Short

Written by Vinny Messana, hicksville@antonnews.com Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:51

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.

 

Inclusive Sports Clinic At Hofstra

Written by Christy Hinko, chinko@antonnews.com Thursday, 16 January 2014 11:18

Children of all abilities welcome to play

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.

The event registration will begin at 3 p.m. at The Fitness Center on Hofstra’s campus, 235 Hofstra University Drive, and is free to all who wish to participate, open to all children, those with and without disabilities. Due to NCAA regulations, not all high school-aged students (grades 9-12) are eligible to participate. For information on registering for this special event, please contact Shea at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-597-4937 ext. 1091.

 

Hicksville Native Recognized

Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:21

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.

 

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