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Lady Dragons Dig Pink

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, the Division Avenue High School Volleyball Program held a “Dig Pink Breast Cancer Fundraiser.” The girls set their sights high with a goal to raise $1,000. With hard work and dedication, the girls reached their goal.

Prior to the games, the Lady Dragons volleyball teams sold baked goods and Hope wristbands. Due to their desire to find a cure for this disease, the girls were motivated to reach their goal and get everyone they knew involved.

The program was successful in reaching their goal, as well as winning their games. The junior varsity team started off the day by winning in a four-set match over Valley Stream South. The girls played great. With the crowd behind them, they dug deep and pulled out a win.

After the junior varsity players set the stage, every member of the home and visiting team was announced, as well as having a moment of silence and dedication for those who have lost the battle, for those who are fighting and for those who have triumphed.

Following the dedication, one of the members of the varsity team, Patricia Mollo, sang the national anthem. The girls were excited to play in front of a large crowd and to have all of those who supported them watching.

The Lady Dragons resulted in success and they swept the Lady Falcons of Valley Stream South in a 3-0 victory, which increased Divisions record of 7-1.

Julie Weilder scored nine kills and served three aces to assist the Lady Dragons to victory. Brianna Demilla and Alexis Alvino had 19 assists combined to set their team up for success over Valley Stream South. Mallory Kundert served six aces in a row to end the third set and push the game to 25-11.

News

Dressed in their Sunday best, churchgoers came to the First Presbyterian Church of Levittown to take part in the biggest celebrated Sunday in the Christian year.

 

A special holiday calls for a special service, which was led by Reverend Terri Yvette Cissé-Ofori. There were flowers decorating the inside of the church as well as musicians playing their instruments throughout the service.

 

“Today is Resurrection Sunday,” said Cissé-Ofori. “Normally people call it Easter, but we celebrate the rising of Christ. We believe that Jesus rose from the dead, and he’s still alive.”

 

While Island Trees School District officials plan to reexamine a proposal to develop senior housing on 11.3 acres of property currently used to house the Stephen E. Karopczyc and Geneva N. Gallow schools, district officials have so far been unwilling to identify the developer. 

 

The plan to sell the Farmedge property was first conceived in 2010, when BOCES dropped its lease on the Gallow school. The school district issued a request for proposals. After reviewing its options, the Island Trees Board of Education selected and presented to the

public a proposal to develop 160 to 247 housing units for seniors over 55.After public outcry against the project, the district said it would go back to the drawing board, re-opening discussions and engaging a wide range of stakeholders. However, despite requests from the public and the press, the district has steadfastly declined to identify the developer of the initial proposal—which may yet end up being the winning bid. 


Sports

The Farmingdale State College baseball team earned an 8-2 victory over the College of Staten Island in a recent non-conference home game.

 

In the bottom of the second, left fielder Richard Sullivan of Farmingdale broke broke the scoreless tie on a two out RBI single. Senior third baseman Sal Sanquini of Levittown would go on to hit an RBI single through the left side to increase the lead 2-0. Sanquini was 2-for-4 at the plate with a game-high of 3 RBIs.

The Island Trees varsity softball team had an amazing 8-3 win in extra innings on April 2nd against a previously unbeaten Clarke team to improve their league record to 2-0.  Ashley Melendez opened up the scoring with a solo homerun to lead off the 4th inning. 

 

Although the team relinquished the lead in the 4th and 5thinnings, they did not let the negative turn of events get the best of them.   Down one with three outs left, Sam Scharff led off the top of the 7th with an amazing bunt for a hit.  Christie Ciaramitaro and Kelly Cembrale both reached on errors to keep the inning and team’s hopes alive.  Morgan Petry roped an RBI single up the middle to score courtesy runner, Kim Ahrens with the tying run.   


Calendar

Bellmore FD Fundraiser - April 25

Earth Day Cleanup - April 26

Bowling For Scholars - April 26


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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