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Westbury Sweeps Two Series

During the week of April 1, the Westbury High School Varsity Baseball team completed a three game series sweep with league rival Hempstead. In game 1, junior Oscar Torres threw a complete game striking out 10 batters and surrendering 2 hits. Kevin Castro was 4-for-4 with four runs scored and three RBI and Dennis De La Rosa went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBI to lead Westbury to a 23-2 victory. Game 2 was started by an 8 run first inning that included 6 hits and 2 walks. The 14-10 win was powered offensively by juniors Jose Reyes, who went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, and Oscar Torres, who went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.  Kevin Castro pitched two and two-thirds scoreless innings with four strikeouts to earn his first save of the season. Game 3 was won with a score of 19-1. Sophomore Kyle Spruill was the winning pitcher, throwing a complete game with no earned runs, one walk, three hits and a career-high of 14 strikeouts. Spruill also went 3-for-6 with two doubles and a career-high six RBIs. Kevin Castro went 3-for-7 with four RBIs. 

 

During the week of April 8, Westbury played a series with another league foe, Roosevelt, winning the first two games by a score of 10-9 and 23-5, and the third by 5-4. In Game 1 Westbury scored 9 runs in the first 2 innings to get out to an early lead. Oscar Torres scored Vinny Marshman with two outs in the bottom of the sixth to make it 10-5 for Westbury. Dennis DeLaRosa came in in the top of the seventh with men on second and third and one out to record the save. Sophomore Vinny Marshman went 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs, and earned the win on the mound. Game 2 started out similarly to game 1 with Westbury jumping out to a 9-0 lead in the first 4 innings. Roosevelt was unable to make a comeback due to the strong pitching of Spruill, who needed only 95 pitches to throw a complete game, striking out 5 and only allowing 4 hits. The offense was powered by senior Derrick Servius who was 2-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBIs and Oscar Torres who was 3-for-4 with a triple and five RBIs. In game 3, Oscar Torres threw 6 innings allowing 3 earned runs. Kevin Castro picked up the save by recording the last 3 outs when be came in to pitch with 2 men on base in the top of the 7th inning. Dennis De La Rosa was 2-4 with an RBI. The Green Dragons are coached by Todd Goodwin and Larry Phyall, both teachers in the district.

News

Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.

 

In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.

 

“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 

 

Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Sports

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.


Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.

 

Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


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Coffee House - March 8

Meet the Mayor - March 8


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