The New Hyde Park Knights played at another Special Olympics Basketball Tournament held at Great Neck North High School’s gym on Saturday, May 11. The Knights came ready to play with smiles on their faces as they waited for the opening ceremonies. Two Great Neck Spirit torchbearers lead the way as the ceremonies started. Alan Someck, of the Spirit, managed the event.
Giant Industrial played Malvern 1 at Averill South field on May 18. It was another close game for NHP but they came out ahead 12-10. William A. Gross Construction played Floral Park, Franklin Square 1 and Garden City South 1 this week, no scores reported as of press time.
Giant 9-2, William A. Gross 5-2* (last reported)
Strong hitting and solid pitching led to an 18-12 victory for NHP on May 4. The team scored the win with only seven girls. Diana T. and Corinne M. both had strong pitching performances. The hitting attack was led by Irene K. with a two-run home run. Other hitting stars include Katie T. (4 hits), Corinne M. (4 hits), Diana T. (3 hits) and Ericka H (2 hits). The fielding stars were Eliz W., who saved a big inning with a stop at third base of a sure double, Katie H., who had a stellar game at first base and Emily G., who was invaluable covering three outfield positions.
The 2nd Annual Pitch, Hit & Run competition sponsored by Kiwanis Club of New Hyde Park-Floral Park and New Hyde Park Little League took place on Saturday, May 4 in Memorial Park. The winners advanced to the sectional round on Saturday, May 18.
Our Lady of Victory CYO volleyball’s eighth-grade girls team clinched its fourth-straight playoff appearance after taking two games from St. Raymond’s and sweeping St Martin’s. The girls were led by spiking duo of Jennifer Jandovitz (pictured) and Ann Roberts along with a great serving performance from Mary Weissler.
The Dr. Barbaro Podiatry Padres took on Dominick’s Deli Braves on a sun-drenched Sunday afternoon. Hunter Dunn, Jake Gruosso, and Julian Dewitte laced three straight singles to start the home first for the well-oiled Dr. Barbaro Podiatry Padre machine. Solid hits were contributed by Thomas Vieni, Trevor Boshnack, and Ben Harnick. Michael O’Grady clobbered the second Padre double of 2013 into left center. In the field Stephen Coffey, Chris Erxelben, and Stephen Lopez provided amazing glove work.
Simply because something has happened or reoccurred several times in the past does not make it a tradition, something to be expected maybe, or something habitual perhaps. Tradition is different. It evokes a feeling of long-standing preplanned positive experiences built in layers upon one another.
So it is, apparently, with the Highlander Wrestling program. Year after year, young men and women graduate from the high school program only to return again as alumni freely lending their expertise, assistance and support . . . giving back to those who have not yet entered the fraternity of Highlander Wrestling Graduates.
Mathnasium faced off with the tough Valley Stream team on May 4 and ended in an 8-8 tie. Paige Jones lead the pitching crew with four innings, giving up one earned run and five unearned. Claire Mikowski came in to close with bases loaded the score was 6-8 and Valley Stream’s leadoff batter at the plate. Mikowski struck out one and the second batter hit a line drive through the SS Sophia Kasimatis to bringing in the tying run when the umpire called the game due to time limit restrictions.
The Dominic’s Deli Braves beat the Royals 18-11. The Braves had their first scoreless defensive inning of the year in the first inning as they got great defensive plays from Michael Paladino, John Stanko and Alan Sikora. Ethan Goldberg had five hits and paced the offense with four runs scored and Bryan Ho added three runs. Alan Sikora led the Braves with four RBIs while Christian Flynn, Taranpreet Kaur and Vincent Woll contributed with three RBIs each.
The Reva Energy LLC Royals squared off Sunday, April 21 against the Dominick’s Deli Braves. Jonathan “Scuitch”Squicarino and A.J. Ponzoled the way with four hits. Bobby Symanski, Angelo Malandruccolo and Charlie Newburg each scored three runs a piece. Sal and Sam Giangrande each had hits. Eddie Dunn, Nicholas Gregory and Andrew McWilliam all had hits and hustled on the base paths.
“She is a good athlete, but not exceptional. I don’t think she was the fastest girl on the court in any game or practice she played in.” So said Herricks Girls” Basketball Head Coach Glenn Lavey about senior Lady Highlander Alison Ricchiuti.
Ricchiuti has been named Nassau County Player of the Year by both the Nassau County Coaches Association and by Verizon FIOS.
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