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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 Sewanhaka Central High School District selected Brentwood-based Park East Construction as its bond construction management firm last week. The group will oversee the $86.6 million in improvements coming to the district. Park East will analyze school architect Wiedersum Associates’ plans before applying for New York State Education Department approval.

 

“They are going to make sure the [firms that win district contracts] do the work right,” District Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie said. “They’re going to make sure [the engineer’s] drawings are right before they are sent up to New York State. [Park East] reports directly to the architect and the Board of Education to make sure what we say we’re going to do is done well.”

The Sept. 18 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education covered a range of issues, from the district’s overall performance to the sudden death of a student to fiscal and personnel issues—even to the loss of maple trees. 

 

National Ranking 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth announced that the district’s high school had achieved an impressive level of distinction in a recent national survey that measured scholastic achievement; in fact, a great deal of Long Island made the cut, he said.


Sports

Seniors Daniella Ford and Margie Londono highlight a Sewanhaka Indians girls soccer team vying for its second straight winning season. 

 

Ford, who is in her fourth season as starting goalie for the Indians, netted a season-high 24 saves in a 3-1 loss to Valley Stream Central. 

 

“She’s a stud back there,” said Sewanhaka third-year coach Eric Premisler, whose team is 0-3 as of press time, after going 8-3-1 last season. “If we can stop a team from taking five shots because of good defense, Daniella is going to stop another 15 shots. And we’re going to have a chance to win every game.”

The Sewanhaka Indians continue to let their presence be felt in Nassau Conference II. 

 

The Indians played their second game as members of the conference on Saturday, Sept. 21, against the Long Beach Marines, topping the south shore squad 51-30. 

 

On the opening drive, the Indians relied on running back Brenton Mighty’s legs to get them into the red zone. On first and goal from the 15-yard line, quarterback Elijah Tracey hit

Michael Parasconda on a screen pass for the first score. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - September 24

Silver Sneaker Fitness - September 25

Live Music - September 26


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