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Championship Game This Saturday

Regular season ends on

high note for Roslyn Bulldogs

This Saturday, the Roslyn Bulldogs have a chance to both avenge their recent loss to Port Washington and more importantly, win the Conference V championship. At 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 2, the Bulldogs will travel to Port Washington to play Paul Scheiber High School in the title game.

Meanwhile, the regular season ended with a flourish last week as Roslyn defeated Great Neck North, 28-9 in a home game played under sunny, but brisk conditions.

The Bulldog attack was its usual balanced self, with Roslyn rolling up a 14-0 halftime lead, before scoring two more touchdowns in the third quarter. Chris Snipes ran for 105 yards and Alex Epprecht carried for 100 yards, with both scoring a touchdown. Epprecht also scored on the receiving end of a 40-yard touchdown pass from Adam Combs. The Roslyn quarterback went four for six for 83 yards. Combs also had a 27-yard touchdown toss to his favorite target, Isaiah Hunter. Snipes’ five-yard run put Roslyn on the board in the first quarter. That was followed by Combs’ aerial bomb to Hunter. In the third quarter, Epprecht’s 62-yard gallop put the game away, 26-0.

As Roslyn heads into the championship game, first year coach, Mike Cochoran reflected on the squad’s amazing success.

“They got a good taste of winning at the end of last year,” Cochoran said, referring to the high-scoring 2012 team. ““We’ve had some very good seniors,” he added, mentioning both Alex Epprecht and Isaiah Hunter. The good times may keep coming as the team’s star quarterback, Adam Combs, is only a freshman. “It’s been a pleasure to coach them,” Cochoran said of the 2013 team. A former defense coach for Seaford High School, Cochoran is in his first year as Roslyn’s head coach and for Bulldog football, the best may be yet to come.


Howard Kroplick was just settling in to his new position as North Hempstead’s town historian in April of 2012 when a phone call from a resident who found an old headstone led him into a comprehensive study of all 28 cemeteries within

the town’s boundaries.


Kroplick, an East Hills resident for 29 years, serves in the unpaid role as an advisor to the North Hempstead board, out of his longtime love of history. His exhaustive study of the area’s cemeteries has helped him complete a history of

North Hempstead that will be published in January, which will coincide with the 400-year anniversary of the discovery of Long Island, by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It was Block, according to Kroplick, who first identified Long Island as an actual island, not a peninsula as many believed back then. The 128-page book from Arcadia Publishing is the first ever written about North Hempstead.

For the time being, much of the Roslyn area is without representation on the Town of North Hempstead council. Recently, Thomas K. Dwyer, who has represented Roslyn on that body since 2002, announced that he would step down from the board while he is in negotiations with a Manhattan-based consulting firm.


Dwyer, who is the chief operating officer of Syosset-based American Land Services, would not identify the firm he is talking to, but he said that the new job would represent a conflict of interest with his work on the town board.


SUNY College at Old Westbury recently named Dr. Anthony DeLuca of Levittown as the College’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), beginning at the start of the 2014-15 academic year.  

DeLuca, now entering his third year at Old Westbury, also holds the position as director Old Westbury’s Honors College.


“We are thrilled that Dr. DeLuca will serve as Old Westbury’s Faculty Athletics Representative,” said director of athletics Lenore Walsh.  “He is a champion for intercollegiate athletics and has been involved with our program since his arrival at Old Westbury.  I am looking forward to the opportunity to work closely with Dr. DeLuca in support of our students’ academic and athletic pursuits at Old Westbury.”

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


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