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Braves vs. Padres, May 3

The Dr. Barbaro Podiatry Padres took on Dominick’s Deli Braves on a sun-drenched Sunday afternoon. Hunter Dunn, Jake Gruosso, and Julian Dewitte laced three straight singles to start the home first for the well-oiled Dr. Barbaro Podiatry Padre machine. Solid hits were contributed by Thomas Vieni, Trevor Boshnack, and Ben Harnick. Michael O’Grady clobbered the second Padre double of 2013 into left center. In the field Stephen Coffey, Chris Erxelben, and Stephen Lopez provided amazing glove work. 

 

Dodgers vs. Padres, May 4

The Dr. Barbaro Podiatry Padres had a spirited rematch against the Virgilio Chiropractic Dodgers. Both teams were much improved from their initial matchup on opening day. The Padres were led by Jake Gruosso, Christian Thomas, Chris Erxleben, and Harekam Singh with three hits apiece. Hunter Dunn chipped in with 3 RBI. Anthony Strocchia and Ben Harnick showed great smarts on the base paths and Trevor Boshnack and Michael O’Grady made great stops on defense. It was “Stephen Night” at the ballpark, as the two Dr. Barbaro Podiatry Padre Stephens turned in bobblehead-day-worthy performances. On defense Stephen Coffey turned an unassisted double play and offensively Stephen Lopez crushed two doubles and drove in three runs. 

 

Cardinals vs. Dodgers, May 4 

Halfway through the season and the Cardinals are proving to be great ball players. Good teamwork and hustling on the field were displayed by Bella Morales, Sara Guira, Kaylin Beckmann, Noelani Maund, Prescilla Ferri and Alexa Stec with Lauren Zamora playing first base.

 

Rays vs. Rangers, May 4

In a week that only eight players were able to attend, the Panera Bread Rays held their ground against the powerful Newman Orthodontics Rangers. It was a magnificent display of hitting and fielding by all the boys. Some standouts were Nicholas Christofidis, Sebastian Hansman, John Wozniak and Anay Patel.

 

Reds vs. White Sox, May 1

Game 8 of the season saw the Notre Dame CYO Sports Merillon Reds take on the Great Neck White Sox. Daniel Goldberg and Jared Puntus led the charge for the Little Red Machine, combining for a no-hitter. Final score Reds-13, White Sox-0. The Reds raised their record to 8-0 on the season.

 

In addition to striking out five to close out the victory, Puntus collected a hit, stole a base and scored a run. Daniel had two hits, stole two bases, including home, and scored two runs. He also pitched 3 2/3 flawless innings, fanning seven. Rayhan Kahn belted his second home run of the season driving in two runs.

 

Ben Goodwin stole two bases and scored two runs. Adrian Balkcom cracked another home run, doubled, drove in and scored a run. Stephen Perno smacked a double, driving in two runs, stole a base and scored a run. Demetris Panouis stole three bases, singled to drive in two runs and scored a run. Martin Lev took some mighty hacks at the plate. Jack Nathan made a dazzling play at first base to rob a hit that would have broke up the no hitter.

 

Christian Zamora had his best game of the season, driving in a run, stealing a base and scoring a run. Michael Castelli legged out a single and drove in a run with his quick bat and hustle.

 

Tyler Silverstein singled, stole a base, drove in and scored a run. Paul Depaulis scored a run and was solid behind the plate an unassisted double play at first base. A.J. DeVito collected another hit and drove in a run.

News

New Hyde Park Village trustee Donald Barbieri contends helicopters are still flying right over New Hyde Park and other residential parts of the north shore, harming citizens and the town with excessive and unlawful aircraft noise. In spite of what federal law says and in spite of what a federal court says, the noise levels are still an issue.

 

Barbieri drafted a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration, apprising the entity of New Hyde Park’s situation. The FAA did not return calls for comment.

Operation Main Street, a plan that would see a section of Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park revamped with traffic calming features and aesthetic updates, is finally in the home stretch, New Hyde Park village officials say. Village contractor J. Anthony Enterprises will be putting the finishing touches on the $1.46 million project this week.

 

“It’s all but finished,” trustee Donald Barbieri said. “Honestly, I feel good. It’s looking solid. It took forever to get it done. They’re going to put more benches in and plantings; striping the road.”

 

New Hyde Park’s department of public works will maintain the planters and medians installed for the project. Twenty-five potted plants were recently installed along the turnpike, officials stated. More than 10 benches will be available on the turnpike.


Sports

 Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.

 

“Our goal at Charles Water Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Charles Water, owner and director of the school.

“Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”

Runners and walkers from New Hyde Park are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5K courses on Long Island at the Saturday, Aug. 9 Sands Point Sprint.

 

 The run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve. 

 

The August 2013 edition of the Sands Point Sprint attracted 313 finishers, including top New Hyde Park finishers Michael Ringel, who scored first in the 11-14 age group and Dave Frisone, who earned first place honors in the 65-69 age group. Race organizers are looking for both Ringel and Frisone, and a host of other New Hyde Park runners, to be back next week.


Calendar

Literary Club - July 30

Boot Camp - August 2

Six Gun Concert - August 3 


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com