On another brisk but beautiful late October morning the Nationals came out swinging in a late-season matchup against the Braves. Solid team play at the plate and in the field balanced out another impressive outing by the Nationals. Nationals’ fielders James Kim, Cooper Alwadish, Jose Betances, Lance Yetikyel, Garrett Roth, and Jonathan Grenard all made exceptional defensive plays during the game, with every Nationals’ player contributing to the defensive effort. Standout at-bats by the entire Nationals batting order kept the excitement level high, with notable plate appearances by Aidan Chun (2-3), Joseph Vieni (2-3), Jonathan Grenard (3-3), Christopher Erxleben (2-3), Lance Yetikyel (2-3), Jon Ziebitch (3-4), and Cooper Alwadish (4-5). It was an another exciting, well-played game by both teams, with players and fans on both sides enjoying another action-packed game at the Merillon Athletic Complex.
The girls from New Hyde Park came out swinging to start the playoffs scoring 18 runs before making an out in the top of the first inning. Kayla Fitzpatrick led off the game with a triple then Jenny Hickey, Melissa Ward, Ann Grimshaw followed with singles before Maggie Donnelly doubled in a few runs and Samantha Merino and Dani Giordano added 2 more RBI singles. Sheila Krische led the offense with 5 hits and 4 runs. Emma Nidermaier had 2 hits and 2 runs. Gabby Morales was on base 4 times including a sharp single to center leading off the 4th inning. Sophia Jacoby had 2 hits and scored a run. Kayla was on base 5 times including a single, double and triple. Kim Velsor had 3 singles. Jenny, Kayla, Maggie and Dani each pitched a solid inning in the win.
Denton students, staff and families gathered in the Denton gymnasium in September to show their Denton school spirit and celebrate Herricks Homecoming Weekend with a Pep Rally. Under the direction of physical education teacher, Mrs. Masterson, the talented fifth grade cheerleaders generated lots of energy and excitement. Band teacher Mr. Bligh and the Denton band set the tone with their spirited performance. P.E. teacher, Mr. Lesak, emceed the annual event.
It was a great defensive game played by both sides on a blustery morning. Leading the offense for the Braves were Kenny Hirschfeld & Nicholas Ungania with 4 hits each. Jeremy Wong & Evan Kreth with 3 hits each. Edward Mauceri, Daniel Semet & Duhan Lee with 2 hits each. Ryan Wasserman had 2 hits also including a bullet double down the left field line. Jimmy Weedon contributed with 1 hit and several smart plays in the field. Leading the defense were Ryan & Kenny with eye catching plays. Duhan made a great play at second base. Great teamwork and sportsmanship shown by all the boys.
After many months of renovation, the Town of North Hempstead finally reopened the Michael J. Tully Pool on Saturday, Oct. 9 and renamed the entire complex the North Hempstead Aquatic Activity Center.
The pool is located off Denton Avenue on Evergreen Avenue, opposite New Hyde Park Memorial High School, and the renovation is just beautiful, now included is a water slide and many other beautiful features that surely makes it an aquatic activity center.
Numerous dignitaries were on hand for the grand opening ceremony as well as some children to “test the waters.”
For any further information, as well as rates, for the pool, please call 311 and ask for the Parks and Recreation Department.
The week off due to rain created a small setback for the Brewers bats in the early innings. Paul Depaulis put some runs on the board with a bases clearing triple. Justin Yang added to the run production with a RBI single and Daniel Goldberg added 2 more with a double to right center field. Anthony Devito added one more RBI in the fifth helping the Brewers get back into the game. The defense kept the game close. Cenzo Montoni made 2 good plays at second, Abidin Dauti completed a 5 to 3 put out, Mathew Merolla made a great scoop of a ball in the dirt at first, Daniel Mattei hit the cutoff man preventing a run from scoring and Mathew Stroccha played well at first to complete a 4 to 3 put out.. The game came down to the bottom of the sixth with the Brewers down by two. Christian Zammora started the rally with a base hit. Paul Depaulis and Cenzo Montoni managed to get on base setting it up for Darren Yang. With two strikes, he kept his cool and blasted a bases clearing triple. The Brewers showed their team spirit by celebrating with Darren and of course acknowledged the Rockies for a great game. Hats off to both teams for a great game!!
The New Hyde Park Athletic Association Girls 14U Team Intensity swept a doubleheader against the Brooklyn Cyclones in the highly competitive HBQBV Travel Softball League. The ladies had a tough task - facing a flame throwing windmiller who has been routinely clocked in the upper 50 mph range yet the NHP girls played their way to a gut wrenching 4-3 victory.
Jillian Sakowich (5 hits) was the offensive star of the day excelling from the left side of the plate. Sakowich, (who also had 5 stolen bases and scored 2 runs) has been taking a cerebral approach to the game, carefully analyzing the defense before deciding to bunt, hit, or slap her way on base.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano opened Cantiague Park’s indoor ice skating rink after a significant renovation project, which was completed Sept. 25. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by a free two-hour skating session hosted by the County to kick off the winter skating season.
During the summer, the County began the major renovation project at Cantiague’s rink that includes the installation of new boards and glass partitions, enhanced lighting, a new coat of paint for the stands and an improved drainage system.
For the second year in a row, the Herricks Homecoming was held at the back end parking lot of the Herricks Community Center. The celebration held “something for everyone” including the students in the lower grades with a repeat of all several bouncy castles.
Instead of floats, the various classes made banners and displayed them on the stage at various times during the festivities.
The rangers took on the brewers on a beautiful Saturday morning. The Rangers had another offensive hitting attack scoring 3 runs in the first inning, 4 in the 3rd and 5 in the 6th. Bailey Lee went 1-3 with a hard single, Franco Dililta went 3 for 3 with a double and three runs scored while William Lentini was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and two excellent defensive plays at second base and a nice play in center field keeping the ball in front of him and hitting the cut off man with the throw. Jake Glueck went 3 for 3 with 3 runs scored and 3 rbis and a nice defensive play at shortstop tagging a runner who overran second base, while Ian Meyer was the defensive wizard today with two great diving catches at shortstop and a nice play at first base while going 3 for 3 at the plate with 2 runs scored and 3 rbis. Jared Puntus was 2 for 3 with a grand slam home run and a single, and Anthony Robayo was 3 for 3 with a run scored. Ben Goodwin was 1 for 3 with a big single in the 6th inning to keep the rally going while Eli Goodwin hit as rocket up the first base line that would have been a sure double but for a great defensive play by the first baseman. Matthew Farkas was 1 for 2 with a hard single and was excellent at catcher. Alfred Squicciario was 1 for 3 with a single and Charles Linden was excellent at catcher making several nice stops and while playing third base made a nice play to force a runner. Each week the boys are getting better and better.
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