Submitted by Jim Petricca, Herricks director of athletics
At the age of 5, Mia Vecchio, of Herricks, played tennis for fun.
At the age of 10, Mia played to keep busy.
At the age of 13, Mia dreamed of playing at the US Open…and now, at the age of 15, Mia just completed her first pro Women’s Tennis Tournament in Landsville Pennsylvania.
The Merillon 10U All Stars captured its first District 28 Title since 2001 by sweeping Port Washington 18-2 and 14-2. In the first game, Lauren “Lights Out” Wasserman, Daniella “K” Connor and Jillian “Cool” Cooper pitched a combined no hitter. Daniella Connor struck out five. The three co-captains also scored a combined nine runs and Lauren Wasserman had four RBIs.
Daniella Connor was on base four times and scored four runs. Jillian Cooper scored three big runs. Sarah Bush went one for two with a run scored and she caught the entire game, making a put-out at home plate. Samantha Grenard scored three runs and made two put-outs at first.
On Saturday, June 16 the Lower Farms American League team took on the Lower Farms National League team in an epic battle for bragging rights at Merillon Field.
Mother Nature cooperated and gave us a beautiful sunny day for the event. All of our All-Stars were announced in style by our master of ceremonies, Dan Conner, who did a fabulous job.
Nuzzi Field was transformed into “Legends Park” last weekend as the New Hyde Park Little League paid tribute not only to its star ballplayers, but laid the red carpet for heroic war veterans who have been named 2012 Little League Hall of Fame inductees.
First was New York Police Department Detective Kevin Brennan, of Garden City Park, who was critically injured in the line of duty, and All-American softball pitcher Olivia Galati of Hofstra University.
Pitch Hit and Run is a national competition that is run by Aquafina. It is called Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch Hit And Run. Pitch Hit and Run tests three aspects of baseball/softball - pitching, hitting and running. There are four levels of competition - local, sectional, team championship and national finals.
Michael DiMartino, who is 10 years old, participated in the first level, which is the local scope, that was held in New Hyde Park - all children from ages 7 – 14 years were invited to compete.
Hillside Beverage Cyclones upset heavily favored Riversharks for major’s championship.
The team leaned on the shoulders of Gregory Andreopoulos and Andrew Imperatore who both pitched just about a perfect game. The game MVP was Sean MCClellan who was three for three with all four RBI’s starting in the third inning with his three run homer off the league’s top pitcher. Harman Takhar started the rally with his precise bunting.
Scores Compiled By Dr. Alan Cooper
New Hyde Park Fire District Marlins Win Upper Farms Division. Team members are: Dean Caldwell, Daniel Garcia, Justin Cosgrove, Alessandro Gullo, Michael Femia, Stephen DeRocchis, Danny Simmons, Anthony Schembeck, Philip Schurr, Alfred Squiccarino, Michael Morrone, Adam Miller. The coaches are Phil Schurr and Arturo Gullo.
Focus-it is looking someone in the eye, paying attention, concentration and completing our goals.
Focus is an intricate part of everything we do; it applies to school, listening to our parents, and it is the key it to success. The foundation for character building and success starts at home. The schools and role models that impact your child’s life assist in reinforcing the aspirations that you have for your child’s development and future.
The Cubs had a tall order today coming up against a hot Braves team. Leading the Braves offensive charge was Kenny Hirschfeld and Ryan Wasserman with four hits each. Kenny had another big double and Ryan had four RBIs. Alan Sikora, Duhan Lee, Edward Mauceri and Christopher Chin had three hits each. Also contributing to the offensive was Christian Sikiric, Michael Paladino with two hits each and Anthony Levia with one hit. The defense was led by Ryan, Kenny and Christopher turning one great play after another. Ryan turned an unassisted double play and Michael turned in the play of the game with tremendous play at shortstop for the putout. The Braves are really starting to break stride and come together as the season comes to a close. The Cubs also played a very good game.
This week the varsity baseball team played the undefeated Wantagh team. In game one, the team fell short by a score of 8-7. Nick Perrone threw a complete game with nine strikeouts. He gave up five earned runs. Juniors Fran Terrero and Anthony Simone had three and two hits apiece. In game two, Wantagh won 10-1 by a well-pitched game by Kevin Sprecht. In game three, Anthony Simone took the mound and handed Wantagh their first loss of the season by the score of 4-2. Simone pitched six strong innings while Brendan Parnell pitched the last inning for the save. John Tomasini had a two RBI single in the fifth inning to give NHP a 4-1 lead.
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