Island Trees girls’ varsity bowler Emily McLaughlin made it to the county level for team and individuals where she competed against the best bowlers in Nassau. Incredibly, Emily placed first in the county’s individual competition at Garden City, which qualified her for the Nassau County All-Star Bowling Team.
McLaughlin and her teammates went on to represent Nassau County in the New York State competition, finishing in 6th place in the state, and 33rd individually.
— Submitted by the Island Trees School District
On Feb. 25, the Nassau County Coaches Association selected their annual all stars. The following girls from Division Avenue High School were honored: Laura Stuart, Kristin Aquila, and Jessica Fressle were all selected as All Nassau County Players. Taylor Calabrese was picked for the All Class Team and Erica Bleimeyer was chosen for the All Conference Team. Brianna DeMilia was honored with the Senior Scholar Athlete Award. Laura Stuart and Jessica Fressle were both nominated to the All New York State Team. Laura Stuart was also selected as the Conference A2 player of the year.
The Lady Dragons finished another fine season ending with a final record of 18-2 and advancing to the Nassau County Semifinals at C.W. Post college.
— Submitted by Division Avenue High School Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach Steve Kissane
The Island Trees track program is pleased to announce that four members of the team will be participating in the New York State tournament. Students honored include:
Alexa Dolgos with a personal best of 1.37 in the 600 meter run; Alyssa Mustafa with a personal best of 17 feet, 3.5 inches in the long jump and a personal best of 36 minutes 1.3 seconds in the triple jump competition; Andrew Zabala with a personal best of 43 feet 5 inches in the triple jump; and Joe Stanco with 47 minutes 10.5 seconds in the shot put.
— Submitted by Varsity Track Coach Joseph Manna
The Island Trees Bulldogs Wrestling team finished the 2013-2014 season with an overall record of 18-8. The team defeated Syosset in the Dual Meet Championship playoffs 34-27, and then lost to Plainedge in the second round 48-29. The team had a strong season and was ranked no. 8 in Nassau County. The Bulldogs entered 22 wrestlers in the Nassau County Qualifying Tournament, out of which, eleven of the team’s All-League grapplers qualified for the coveted Nassau County Wrestling Tournament. Six wrestlers also received All-Conference honors, with one wrestler earning a wildcard into the tournament, for a total of 12 Island Trees wrestlers competing.
Both of Levittown’s MacArthur High School bowling teams concluded their seasons with strong finishes—placing third overall in the recent Nassau County bowling tournaments.
During the county competition, the boys bowling team advanced as the 10th seed, but bowled some of the best games of the tournament, proving to be one of the team’s best in school history. Coaches Chris Leahy and John Nessler congratulated seniors Rob
Andreoli, Anthony Cassanetto, Dan Saugar, Dan Semonella, Brian Thivierge, Brandon Weiss and freshman Mike Andreoli on a terrific season.
Congratulations to 19-year-old Levittown athlete Megan McCarthy, who scored second overall in the girls 15-19 age group in the first race of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series. co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.
Run no. 1 was held at the Old Bethpage Restoration Village on Saturday, Feb. 8, and McCarthy covered the 5-Kilometer course in 23 minutes and 25 seconds to earn her award.
On Feb. 8 the Division Avenue High School Girls Varsity Basketball team secured the conference A2 title with a 55-47 win over the second place team, Sewanhaka High School. Sophomore Jessica Fressle led all scorers with a career high 27 points. Fressle also recorded her tenth double-double of the season. Senior captain Kristin Aquila added 15 points on a 5-for-5 shooting performance from behind the three point arc.
The following Monday, Feb. 10, the girls finished their season with a victory over Manhasset High School 55-48 at their annual Senior Game. This win enabled the Blue Dragons to go undefeated in their conference for the second year in a row.
On Feb. 8, Let All The Children Play (LATCP) of Jericho held an all-inclusive sports clinic at Hofstra University, where student-athletes helped coach baseball, softball, and soccer to child and young adult participants.
The clinics ran until 6 p.m., when a light dinner was provided before the Hofstra Pride men’s basketball game. LATCP clinic participants and their families also received complimentary tickets to the game at 7 p.m.
The LATCP playground is located near parking field 4 in Eisenhower Park. Let ALL The Children Play (LATCP) is a recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible. Event sponsorships are also available. Visit www.LATCP.org for more information about the organization and its upcoming events.
Needing to win their last three games of the season to secure a spot in the playoffs, The Generals of MacArthur High School in Levittown put in a valient effort against Valley Stream Central, but fell from contention with a 43-38 defeat.
“I thought the boys played extremely hard... that has been a constant all season,” said MacArthur High School’s Head Coach Eric Rubin. “Our defense was outstanding. We had several good looks, but just couldn’t hit the shots.”
From the start, MacArthur held tough to put up an early 11-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. Jerome Cunningham hit a three-point shot to begin the game and another to start the second quarter to put the Generals up 14-10. But, the early lead was short-lived.
The 2014 winter sports season has been a successful one for the Levittown School District boys bowling team. On Jan. 23, the team defeated the Wantagh Warriors with a score of 2,680 to 1,983, gaining all 11 points in the match and clinching the Conference 7 championship. As the Levittown team wraps up their season with one position round left, the team is ranked fourth in Nassau County with a team average of 818.7. — Submitted by the Levittown Public Schools
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