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Jodie Schoppmann Three-Peats to Lead Way in 10K Run for Aspire

Friday, 15 April 2011 00:00
The irrepressible Jodie Schoppmann of Levittown was a “three-peat” winner in the Women’s Division of the 34th annual Nationwide 10K Run for Aspire through the streets of Plainview and Old Bethpage on Sunday, April 3. She has a 36:08 finish that was 25 seconds faster than her winning time in 2010 and 56 seconds faster than her 2009 winning time. It’s been quite a year so far for Schoppmann, who won the Caumsett 50 Kilometer National Championship on March 6 and scored a strong second in the Kings Park 15K on March 19.

Lady Dragons Take Win Over Bethpage

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 08 April 2011 00:00

The bright, gleaming sun illuminated the field, but it was Division senior midfielders Christina Rea and Julie Ballantyne who provided the sparkle.

The duo tallied four goals each to lead the Lady Dragons (0-1 league, 2-1 overall) to a 17-6 victory over the Bethpage Golden Eagles (2-0 league, 3-1 overall) in a non-conference matchup on Saturday afternoon in Levittown.

In girl’s lacrosse, ball possession is the name of the game and Division head coach Sean Donellan was quick to note this important facet of the offense.  


Salk Wrestlers Go Undefeated

Friday, 08 April 2011 00:00

The Salk wrestling team finished their season undefeated for the third year in a row. Salk had a total 58 wrestlers and had eight that finished the season with an undefeated record: Travis Cooksey, Vincent Thron, Michael Brown, Matt Brulhardt, Sal Deluca, Matt Haenel, Jake Gabler-Colotti and Doug Hughes.

Many other wrestlers had very successful seasons, some of which were Gerard DelGrosso, Joe Elia, Troy Ellers, Anthony Gatt, Paul Giuliano, Antonio Guglielmi, Jack Huggard, Nick Marciano, Michael Papach, Brian Perez and Andrew Szilagyi.

Coach Lassen and Coach Kempinski congratulate all of the Salk wrestlers.


ITHS Team Victorious at Seaford Track Meet

Friday, 01 April 2011 00:00

The Boys Track Team was triumphant at their meet on Tuesday against Seaford, North Shore and Clarke High Schools. Brandon Beiersdorfer led the way with a victory in the 400-meter run, while Lucas Pugliese won the 800-meter race. 


Levittown Lightning U8 Takes First Place

Friday, 01 April 2011 00:00
Coached by Rich Untener and Chris Gately, the Levittown Lightning U8 girls included (kneeling from left to right) Melanie Barroca, Isabella Casucci, Isabella Molina, and Olivia Eden; (standing left to right) Hailey Clancy, Olivia Pearse, Natalie Untener, Alexandra Gately, and Alyssa Accordino. The team captured first place in the Rough Riders Indoor Soccer League. After winning all five regular season games with four shutouts, the Lightning won two playoff games to become the league champions of the U8 Girls Division.

Levittown’s Jodie Schoppmann Breaks Record at 50K Run

Friday, 25 March 2011 00:00

Levittown speedster Jodie Schoppmann established herself as one of the premier female runners not just on Long Island but in the entire nation with a mind boggling performance in the USA Track & Field National Championship 50K Run held at Caumsett State Park on Sunday, March 6.

Schoppmann was the first woman overall, completing the 10-loop 31.07 mile course in 3:20:12, a 6:27 per mile pace that brought her to the finish line more than 16 full minutes in front of runner-up Shanna Ailes Istni of Kent, OH.


MacArthur Generals Wrestling Crowns Two County Champs

Friday, 25 March 2011 00:00

The MacArthur Wrestling Generals lead all teams in Nassau County with nine All-County wrestlers in the Nassau County Championship Wrestling Tournament. This includes crowning two Nassau County Champions. Seniors Chris Perez at 130 lbs. and Brian Conrad at 140 lbs. both came away with individual county titles.

Perez also went on to place third in the 2011 New York State Tournament. For Perez, this was his second county championship. Last year he finished first, at 112 lbs.


Lady Dragons Reach County Final

Friday, 18 March 2011 00:00

On Saturday, March 5 the Girls Varsity Basketball Team at Division Avenue High School reached the Nassau County Championship game for the second consecutive year. This season the Blue Dragons won their conference with an 11-1 record and were seeded first for the county tournament.

The Lady Dragons were poised to defend their county title when injury struck. Senior starter Nicolette McCreary broke her arm two days before the playoffs were to start. McCreary plays the strong forward and was the leading rebounder this season for Division. The injury to McCreary had the Dragons somewhat shaken, yet they were able to regroup and beat Valley Stream North in the first round of the county tournament by a score of 65-33. Taylor Malings (14) and Breanne Connolly (17) led the scoring for the Dragons.


Levittown Resident to Compete in AKC National Agility Championship

Friday, 18 March 2011 00:00

Levittown resident, Karen Lechner and her labrador retrievers, Grady and Pepsi will be among the contenders among the swiftest, most agile dogs in the nation vying for the top spot at the prestigious American Kennel Club (AKC) National Agility Championship.

Lechner will compete against the top dog and handler teams in the country through the weekend, beginning on Friday, April 1 at the Lexington Horse Park in Lexington, Virginia.


Lady Dragons Take Championship Loss Against Garden City

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 11 March 2011 00:00

Senior guard Barbara Sullivan scored a game-high 15 points and junior forward Christina Mangels added 13 to lead the Garden City Lady Trojans to a 46-40 victory over the Division Lady Dragons on Saturday afternoon at C.W. Post.

The Lady Trojans (18-3) were the No. 2 seed in the Class A playoff bracket, while the Lady Dragons (19-2) were ranked No. 1 in the conference and the defending Nassau County champions.

Winning the county title proved to hinge on the in-game battle between Mangels and Division’s 6’0” center Kristen Stuart. The sizable foes stood toe-to-toe and neutralized each other in the paint, which opened up the perimeter game for each team’s sharpshooters.


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