The New Hyde Park Fire Department recently held a pool rescue drill. After a classroom presentation at headquarters, lifeguards Elizabeth Duke, Nicole Caccamo and Alexa Brown from the Town of North Hempstead’s Clinton G. Martin pool shared their expertise with NHPFD firefighters and EMTs. They were able to practice rescue of an injured person from the water using proper techniques including transfer onto a backboard and safe removal from the water.
The Town of North Hempstead honored the Long Island Champion Wheatley High School Baseball team at its recent town board meeting. Councilman Tom Dwyer presented certificates to 12 members of the team who attended the ceremony, along with coaches Paul Paino and Matt Haig.
Wheatley won the Nassau County and Long Island Championships back in June, as well as the Southeast Regional Championship, before losing in the New York State Championship of Class B. Dwyer was honored by Coach Paino with a commemorative championship shirt in recognition of the Councilman’s support of the Wheatley High School Baseball Program, and the fact that he played for Coach Paino back in the early 1980s.
New Hyde Park Runner’s Club President Harold Axelrod and Stephen Cipot thanked the management and staff of Mineola Bicycle for their support of the its recent 8K-race and community event. Mineola Bicycle has been a generous supporter of this annual event for many years.
With all the great moments that accompany high school athletics, unfortunately injuries can happen. Winthrop-University Hospital has created a Saturday Sports Injury Clinic primarily geared at providing game day care to high school and middle school athletes. It is the first program of this nature on Long Island.
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park, recently participated in the studios 33rd Black Belt Graduation. The studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.
Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is a full time, professional martial arts school, with classes for children, adults and teenagers. The school is the only one on Long Island that also offers Karatatot, the only program specifically designed for children 4 ½ - 6 years of age.
New Hyde Park’s Vincent Murphy just made his dream come true. The 15-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 32nd
Annual Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Murphy took on over 20,000 hopefuls from across America to earn one of just 1,446 qualifying positions.
Hot weather and storm clouds couldn’t scare the Merillon Lady Sharks 10U Team as they powered their way to 11-1 and 14-4 victories to recently seal the District 28 Title.
Joanna Vissichelli who struck out 11 batters and gave up one hit, while Julia White who pitched a complete game in the clinching game. Amber Roggendorf who was 12-12 with 9 RBI’s in two games.
Also leading the hitting was Sofia Carreca, Julia White, Julia Renney, Lauren Valencia, Theresa Petrey, Kayla Menoscal, Sarina Barot, Vanessa Dinardo, Michela Guira, Katie Gray, Amanda Garcia. The defense was solid led by catchers Theresa Petrey and Kayla Menoscal. Carreca patrolled center field with some nice plays while Michela Guira played solid defense at first base. Garcia was solid at second and made huge plays.
After a good year for the New Hyde Park Little League and the girls softball program, two girls NHPLL teams were selected to compete in the Little League Williamsport Tournament. The 11-12 year-old division (or Major’s Division) placed second in NY District 29 Williamsport Tournament and a big congratulations goes to them & their manager Kevin Mikowski. Eleven of the 12 girls on this Major’s division team will be returning for the 2014 season. We look forward to seeing them return and meeting their goals for the 2014 Little League Williamsport Tournament.
With Franklin Square’s recent win over Garden City, they once again fought their way back to face New Hyde Park in the District 29 10U Championship game. New Hyde Park’s pitching and hitting was on target. Steven Brendel pitched with control, as he took command of the mound to lead New Hyde Park to its fourth win.
Brendel threw into the fifth inning, holding Franklin Square to one run. But Franklin Square mounted an offensive attack taking the lead 6-4 in the bottom of the fifth.
Blue Devils refused to relinquish the lead after grabbing it early against Frozen Ropes, recording a 17-7 victory at Eisenhower Park recently.
Ten runs in the first three innings allowed Blue Devils to put the game away early.
An RBI single by Julian Belardo, a two-run home run by Ethan Libonati, a walk by Emmanuel Ajewole, a two-run single by Justin Obidienzo, an RBI double by Steven Brendel and an RBI single by Phil Iandoli in the second inning helped Blue Devils put some runs on the board early.
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