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Bluedevils 15U Extends Winning Streak

The New Hyde Park 15U Travel Baseball Team extended its winning streak to 13 games with two recent come from behind victories over the LI Tribe, 5-4 and 4-2. In the opener, Liam Gallagher pitched a strong 5 1/3 innings and left the game with the scored tied at 1-1. The Tribe rallied in the sixth inning and scored three runs for a 4 -1 lead going into the bottom of the seventh.

With their winning streak on the line, Michael Greene and Anthony Millan started the comeback with back-to-back singles, Niko Rullo reached first on a infield hit to third to score Greene. After Millan and Rullo pulled off a double steal, Brandon LaFroscia delivered a two run hit to right field to tie the score at 4-4, John Hayes sacrificed LaFroscia to second base and Mike Thornton got hit with a pitch to set the runners on first and second for Gallagher.

 

He drove the first pitch to right center to score LaFroscia for the winning run and a 5-4 walk off game one win.

 

In game two, Millan started the scoring in the top of the first with a solo home run to deep left centerfield for a 1-0 early lead. The Tribe came right back in the bottom of their inning with two runs to take a 2-1 lead. Doug Obidienzo settled down and pitched four innings of twp run ball, striking out four.

 

Mike Thornton and John Hayes each pitched a scoreless inning and gave the ball to Mike Greene to close out the game in the seventh. While trailing 2-1 in the top of the fourth, Greene started the two-out rally getting hit by a pitch. Millan and Rullo followed with singles the latter driving in Greene to tie the score at 2-2.

 

Kyle Cajigas then delivered the big hit with a two run single to right for the 4-2 winning margin.

News

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from local school districts showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, 39 students in the Herricks School District opted out of the English exam, while 74 did not take the math test. For the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, 17 students did not take the English test while 18 refused to take the math test.

At the Oct. 17 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth discussed the recent investigation of students who have been illegally attending school in the Herricks School District, despite living in outer areas. Bierwirth said that 14 prospective cases were investigated and eight students were forced to leave the district.

 

Board of Education President James Gounaris said weeding out students who are attending school in Herricks under false pretenses is boiled down to one fact: it takes away valuable resources from the children of tax-paying members of the community.


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians varsity football team hosted Elmont Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 in its final home game of the regular season. 

 

It certainly did not go as the Indians had hoped, falling 18-8, in a mistake filled game. Head coach George Kasimatis said the Indians had their chances, but kept digging themselves into a hole with mental mistakes on both sides of the ball. 

 

Playing from behind, senior running back Brenton Mighty was able to break free for a long touchdown run, to put the Indians on the board. 

Sewanhaka Indians Head football coach George Kasimatis told his team to expect a dogfight in this weeks game against the New Hyde Park Gladiators, and he was right after its 35-21 victory last week. 

 

“All the kids know each other really well, it’s always competitive when we play each other,” he said. 


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