Written by Pamela Lecher, Editorial@antonnews.com Friday, 08 February 2013 00:00
Robert Seaman Elementary School’s student body gathered in the gymnasium for a much anticipated student-faculty volleyball game. The eager fifth-graders filed into the gymnasium, prepared to challenge the faculty with an array of aces, assists, serves and spikes. The faculty lineup, led by Principal Adam Winnick, was also prepared with a display of athleticism, zeal and lots of enthusiasm.
The fifth-graders were divided into two groups, with three sets of games played by each group. Mrs. Treiber’s class and half of Mrs. Horowitz’s class played the first set of games. The final score was 2-1 in favor of the fifth-graders, with three close matches. The second team, comprised of Mrs. Gladd’s class and the other half of Mrs. Horowitz’s class, was also filled with excitement and thrills. The final score was again 2-1, fifth-graders. The teams were fortunate to have Physical Education Coaches Patrick Smith on hand as a referee and Lauren Browne as a scorekeeper, counting every point and watching every move.
The event marked another huge success for the yearly competition of faculty versus fifth-grade, with great sportsmanship displayed by all participants. The entire student body demonstrated great school spirit and supported both the faculty and their schoolmates. Special thanks go out to Principal Adam Winnick, Mr. Smith and Mrs. Browne for organizing this event.
Saturday, 15 June 2013 00:00
A vehicle accident left a motorcyclist and his passenger dead following an accident on the New York State Thruway. The fatal motorcycle accident occurred at 1:10 a.m. on Sunday, June 2 near Exit 16 in Woodbury, the Associated Press reported.
According to officials, a Suzuki motorcycle operated by Rafaelito DeJesus, 23, of Valley Stream was headed north on the Thruway when he was hit by another vehicle.
Friday, 14 June 2013 00:00
The New York State Senate today passed a bill to protect young and inexperienced drivers by helping to remove distractions that could lead to accidents. The legislation. sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellin (R, Syosset), prohibits the use of cell phones—including hands-free devices—by drivers who hold learner’s permits.
“Young and inexperienced drivers, holding only a learner’s permit, are behind the wheel for one purpose—to learn how to safely operate a vehicle. These drivers need their full attention on the road and for the task of becoming a responsible driver,” said Senator Marcellino. “Even the best teenage drivers don’t have the judgment that comes with experience. Until a new driver has some skill and experience, the use of cell phones while driving should be banned.”
Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00
This spring, in anticipation of fielding their strongest Varsity Baseball squad since the program began eight years ago, Portledge decided to change leagues from IPPSAL (Independent Private and Parochial Schools Athletic League) to the Private School Athletic Association and Athletic Conference of Independent Schools (PSAA/ACIS Alliance), in hopes of finding stronger and more consistent competition. As a newcomer to the Alliance League, which consists of independent school teams from all over the metropolitan area, the Panthers were placed in the 10-team 2nd Division.
It didn’t take long for Portledge to demonstrate the rapidly developing quality of their baseball program, as the Panthers hammered their way to a regular season mark of 9 wins and 1 loss. Moving on to the league playoffs, Portledge quickly dispatched their quarter and semi-final foes before heading to the championship game against Bay Ridge Prep on May 21 at MCU (Municipal Credit Union) Park in Brooklyn.
Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00
The weather was blustery but hearts were warm at the SYAC Pony League All-Star Game, held at H.B. Thompson Middle School last month.
Thirty specially selected girls who play in the Pony League (grades 2-3) of SYAC Girls Softball put on a fine show for the bundled-up fans. They provided a barrage of hitting, combined with great fielding that ended rallies, sometimes by double plays. Eight dads who volunteer as coaches in the SYAC softball program, assisted the players.