4 x 4 Relay
The MacArthur junior varsity A baseball team recently completed an undefeated season with 18 wins. In addition to an undefeated season, the team also won all of its scrimmages. They scored more than 10 runs per game, and the dominant pitching staff allowed less than one run per game. The pitching staff was comprised of Justin Norcini (6-0, 0.74 ERA), Joe Ryan (5-0, 0.45 ERA), Max Ziegler (5-0, 1.17 ERA), Mike Sivilli (1-0, 0.39 ERA) and Christian Burke (1.17 ERA), with Bobby Lewis as a valuable contributor (1-0, 0.00 ERA).
SUNY Old Westbury senior first baseman Kevin Licul took first-team honors to cap off his two year career with the Panthers.
Licul, a Levittown native, led the conference in fielding chances (288), putouts (260), and ranked among the leaders in home runs (tied for 5th with 2), doubles (tied for 5th with 8) and total plate appearances (136).
Kerri DeLisi, a senior at MacArthur High School in Levittown, has signed a National Letter of Intent to bowl for Adelphi University this fall.
She will pursue a degree in biology.
The Island Trees JV baseball team has finished off the season with a sweep against Mineola. After losing the first game of each of the first two series, the Bulldogs came back to win both of those series versus Valley Stream North and Locust Valley. After dropping two out of three to Clarke in the third week, the boys opened up the series against Cold Spring Harbor with a win and went on to sweep them as well. The boys finished 11-6 overall.
On April 26, the Greater Long Island Running Club presented a check for $5,000 to the Mercury Club — a parent booster club for Cross Country, Winter and Spring Track and Field teams at MacArthur High School. The money will be used to help the district finance the purchase of a steeple pit for the track team. Pictured (l-r): Coach Jamie SanFilippo, Levittown School Board Trustee Mike Pappas, Hempstead Town Councilman Gary Hudes, Mercury Club Co-Presidents Jeff Archer and Cheryl Clifford, GLIRC President Mike Polansky, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Levittown
Board of Education President Kevin Regan, Track team captain Kevin Carboy, and Levittown Community Council Co-President Tom Kohlman. In front (l-r): Track team captains Sabrie Moze, Melissa Pierre and Steve Morra.
— Submitted by Mercury Club Co-President Cheryl Clifford
In 2011, Island Trees High School student Joe Stanco did not make the baseball team. As a result, he decided to try his hand at Track and Field. In the three years since, this decision has molded Stanco into one of the top “field” athletes in Nassau County.
“He has received honorable mention as a discus thrower and all-county recognition as the Nassau County shot-put champion,” said Track Coach Joe Manna. “An outstanding performer in these two events.”
Unfortunately, after sustaining an elbow injury, Stanco is unable to participate in any of the “field” events this season. Nevertheless, Stanco has reinvented himself and is now leader of the 4x100 sprint relay team. According to Coach Manna, at 6 foot 3, 235 lbs., Stanco is one of the largest
sprinters in the entire conference, and has been a key component in leading the Island Trees High School relay team to win three meets in a row.
Kids in the Levittown/Seaford/Wantagh Athletic Association were delighted to kick off the 2014 season. Local officials turned out for the annual baseball/softball opening day parade and ceremony at Duckpond Field in Wantagh.
With the young Oakland Athletics players are (l-r) Levittown/Island Trees Youth Council Executive Director Kevin Regan, New York state Sen. Kemp Hannon, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Coach Mike, Coach Drew, Nassau County Legislator Dennis Dunne, and Head Coach Peter Michielini.
— Submitted by the Town of Hempstead
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.
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