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
Coming off a 7-10 season with seven contributing seniors graduating, the Island Trees Bulldogs approached this year with the goal of continuing to improve each day. Led by returning starters and co-captains Andrew Kramer and Daniel Connelly, the Bulldogs have started the season 6-5 and have placed themselves in a competitive position for the final six games in Conference A-3.
Kramer set himself up for a great final season by being named to the Nassau County Top 40 game in the preseason. He has proven his worth on a nightly basis, averaging over 18 points and 15 rebounds per game, highlighted by a 19-point, 24-rebound explosion in a win over county power Floral Park and dominating the Glen Cove game with 33 points and 17 rebounds. His point per game average places him 12th in the county—even more impressive considering he regularly faces double teams. Kramer is one of the better shot blockers in the county.
Salk completed its intramural wrestling program, which was open to all students in grades 6-8. Over 70 student-athletes, ranging from beginners to advanced wrestlers, took advantage of this great opportunity. New wrestlers were able to learn the fundamentals of wrestling, while the more experienced wrestlers learned advanced strategy and technique. The intramurals concluded with a dual meet takedown tournament. The winning team was led by eighth graders Doug Harden, Jake Hunter, Calvin Louie, Joe Novak, Sebastian Romero and Danny Steinman. Coach Lassen and Coach Luball are excited for the Salk Middle School wrestling season and wish all student-athletes the best of luck in the future.
— Submitted by the Levittown Public Schools
On Jan. 18, 44-year-old Levittown resident John Kane finished the 10-mile Run to the Brewery in 34th place overall, and took 6th in the 40-44 age group. Kane crossed the finish line in 1 hour and 5 minutes, a pace of 6:35 minutes per mile.
A total of 1085 runners were on hand for the 4th annual Sayville Running Company’s 10-mile run to the Blue Point Brewery—Long Island’s largest 10 mile race—held on the roads of Patchogue, Blue Point and Bayport. The Run was co-sponsored by the Blue Point Brewery, the Sayville Running Company, AirWeld, and All Round Foods. Race management was by the Greater Long Island Running Club, with GLIRC’s Ric DiVeglio serving as the Race Director.
— Submitted by the Greater Long Island Running Club
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