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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

School spirit was at an all-time high when community members joined students, administrators, faculty and staff for Sewanhaka High School’s annual homecoming parade and game.

 

The festivities kicked off with a Pep Rally on Sept. 19 on the school’s athletic field and continued on Sept. 20 with a parade that featured colorful banners and beautifully constructed floats based on this year’s “countries” theme. 

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.”


Sports

The Hicksville boys volleyball team improved to 3-3 on the season by topping Sewanhaka in three sets by the scores of 25-14, 25-20 and 25-13. 

 

“We lost the first few matches this year but bounced back to win the last three,” said Hicksville’s second year Head Coach Kevin Bunting. “We have a young team—we lost three starters last year. We have no seniors on this team, but we have three juniors,” he added. Bunting noted that it will bode well for next year’s team when they have even more experience to build on.

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.”


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - October 1

Silver Sneaker Fitness - October 2

Live Music - October 3


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