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Sports Briefs

LWLL Baseball Winter Camp

The Levittown West Little League’s winter baseball camps will be held on Jan. 5, 12, 19 and Feb. 2. Sessions for kids ages 8-10 will run from 9 - 10:30 a.m. Sessions for kids ages 11-14 will run from 11-12:30 p.m.

Winter camps cost $40 per session or $130 for all four dates. Registration forms are available online at Levittownwestlittleleague.com.

 

Senior High Scorers From South Levittown Lanes

Monday Seniors Top Scorers: Michael Sala 225,615, Richie Coyer 215, Bob Haskin 212, Jack Mateer 212, Sal White 202, Richard Mennona 199.

 

Wednesday Swingtime Seniors Top Scorers: Cappy Caporusso 226,605, George Kinkel 198, John Barrett 194, George Nauss 187, Bob Archer 182, Jim Bresnahan 181, Bob Mielinis 181, Linda Kelly 203, Barbara Gaffney 199.

 

Wednesday Young at Heart Seniors Top Scorers: Pete Thomasefsky 245,235,671, Richie Coyer 225,215,632, Gene Gould 220,201,604, Bob Haskin 213, Charlie Stumpf 203, Bob Sandkuhl 195, Joe Cagna 189, John Ray 189, Marguerite Burt 170.

 

— Submitted by the South Levittown Lanes

News

In response to the county’s fly-by-night decision to remove 176 old oak trees along Seaman’s Neck Road, earlier this month, New York State Sen. Kemp Hannon has issued a letter to Nassau County Department of Public Works Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias regarding constituents’ concerns with the appearance of the roadway.

In his letter, Hannon asks Commissioner Shah-Gavnoudias if the removal of the trees were under the jurisdiction of LIPA or PSEG.

“If not, I would like to know who made the decision to remove these trees and why,” Hannon states. “I request you review this case and take whatever course of action necessary.”

U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Meyerowitz of Levittown joined the military in 1962, enlisting straight out of high school. While he would never see combat, Meyerowitz served as a boilerman aboard the U.S.S. Dewey amid the United States’ blockade of Cuba.

“They gave us our orders,” Meyerowitz said, “turn any vessels away. If not, blow ‘em out of the water.”

During the blockade, Meyerowitz said he only encountered one ship, which they warned to turn back. Just a kid at the time, Meyerowitz said it didn’t occur to him at the time, how the country could have been on the verge of nuclear war.


Sports

Christopher Joseph of Levittown was recently selected to play on the United States world university hockey team in Italy this year. A 2009 MacArthur High School graduate, Joseph was captain of his high school team for two seasons, leading them to two championships. Joseph would later go on to play junior hockey for New York Apple Core and the New Jersey Rockets junior ‘A’ team.

Joseph’s parents, Hal and Theresa, along with his brother Robert and sister Kristin said they are very proud of Christopher’s accomplishments and are cheering him on as he heads off to Italy.

Farmingdale State College had four players named to the 2014 D3baseball.com All-New York Team. Senior outfielder Edward Bergmann of East Meadow, earned First Team honors, while junior shortstop Anthony Alvino of Lindenhurst was named to the Second Team. Junior outfielder Michael Marino of Franklin Square and sophomore pitcher Alex Weingarten of East Rockaway also earned Third Team honors this year.

Bergmann batted a team-leading .421 this season and also led the Rams in hits (53), runs scored (42), doubles (8), on-base percentage (.503), stolen bases (30) and held a perfect fielding percentage. Nationally, Bergmann ranks 4th for stolen bases per game (0.88), 10th in stolen bases, 23rd in both on-base percentage and batting average and 29th in runs scored per game (1.21).


Calendar

BOE Planning Session

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Bad Seed Auditions

Thursday, Aug. 28

Close Encounters with Benevolent ETs

Friday, Aug. 29



Columns

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

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