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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

The Village of New Hyde Park Board of Trustees held their 2014-15 tentative budget hearing on Monday, April 7, where a proposed budget of $6 million was presented.

 

The appropriation represents an increase of $160,512 from the 2013-14 budget and a tentative tax levy of $4.135 million, a 1.8 percent increase from last year.

 

“Working on this year’s budget was one of the hardest we’ve ever done,” Village Mayor Robert Lofaro said.

Following her uncontested election last month, trustee Donna Squicciarino was officially sworn in by Mayor Robert Lofaro for a one year term on Monday, April 7. 

 

Squicciarino is the second woman in New Hyde Park’s 86-year history to serve as trustee. Florence Lisanti was the first woman to serve on the board, whose term expired in 2001.

 

“I think it’s great,” said Squicciarino. “We needed a woman at the table with a different point of view. We have a lot of different perspectives that guide the village in the right direction.”


Sports

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’”

 

For three years, Mellen has been making those kind of spectacular saves for the Indians as the starting goalie. Before his senior season started, he was voted captain by his teammates and coaches. 

Coaching to some can be measured by wins and losses. But New Hyde Park’s head baseball coach Doug Robins measures his success through the success of his players, on and off the field. 

 

Robins has coached the Gladiators varsity baseball team since 1999 and made the playoffs 10 out of those 15 seasons. His teams have finished in second place in their league twice. 

 

Despite his teams on field success, Robins goal is to help his players succeed and receive the opportunity to play college ball. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - April 16

Kids Eat Free At Applebees - April 20

School Board Meeting - April 22


Columns

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

Sustainable LI: Getting Good Things Done
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

LI’s ‘Most Prominent Lady In Politics’
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com