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Green Dragons Victorious Over JFK Cougars

This year’s Westbury Homecoming game featured the Westbury Green Dragons vs. the Bellmore, JFK Cougars.  The Westbury ground attack continued its success in this game, led by running back Shalike Merchant’s 278 yards and five touchdowns. Westbury’s Shyguan Sanders added forty yards rushing including a five yard touchdown run.

 

The Westbury defense came alive, led by linebackers Kervin Lissade and Max Jodesty who each had ten tackles—including two tackles each for a loss. Hakiem Francis led the defensive line with nine tackles including two for a loss.  The rest of the defensive line did their part, including defensive end David Demesyeux, who had five tackles and a sack; defensive tackle Herfy Jodesty, who had five tackles and a sack; and defensive tackle Richard Skervin who had seven tackles (two for a loss) and a sack. Westbury defensive end Mousard St. Cyr contributed by blocking a punt. The Westbury secondary came up big with two interceptions: one by strong safety Deangelo Bienaise and one by corner back Shygyuan

Sanders.  The Westbury offense is under the direction of second year Westbury’s head coach, Savalis Charles, who does the play-calling for Westbury.  Westbury’s defense plays are called by defensive coordinator Todd Goodwin. The

Westbury offensive and defensive lines are under the tutelage of Coach Lamont Burns and the special team schemes are engineered by Coach Kevin Bedard.

 

-From Westbury High School


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.


Calendar

Los Lobos - March 5

Coffee House - March 8

Meet the Mayor - March 8


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com