Written by Vinny Messana, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:45
Every so often a team just needs to tip their cap to an opponent who performs outstanding. It was exactly that type of performance by Hewlett’s Avery Feldman that ended Floral Park’s tremendous season in the Nassau County semifinals at SUNY Old Westbury by the score of 82-47.
Feldman scored 30 points to lead the Bulldogs to the finals.
Floral Park, entering the game at 16-4 and ranked No. 7, was unable to match the intensity of Hewlett on both sides of the ball. After that first quarter lead, the Floral Park Knights hit a dry spell on offense, despite great ball movement and shot selection. As the game progressed, they were forced to apply a full-court press which enabled some uncontested shots by Hewlett. There’s no doubt that the constant running took a toll on the team who allowed 48 second half points.
Both teams had their fan base in full force. For the Knights, Kevin Cluess led the scoring with 10 points. Taize Walker and Jordan Butler both added seven points. The team will be losing five seniors to graduation; Cluess, Walker, Butler, Jesse Pittman and Billy Cotsalas.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
When a young woman named Elizabeth McFarland died of breast cancer, a group of women gathered together for a small meeting and Liz’s Day was born.
On Sept. 27, the 16th annual Liz’s Day took place at the Floral Park Recreation Center. The event featured a used book sale, a Chinese style auction raffle, foods, drinks and music. All of the money raised from the event went to breast cancer research.
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00
A Village of Stewart Manor Board of Trustees meeting turned into a lesson in the values of community engagement on Oct. 6. The regularly scheduled village meeting was attended by a group of Boy Scouts working toward a merit badge who witnessed new laws enacted and speeches from Fire Chief Tom Skinner and members of the Elmont School District Board of Education.
Members of Troop 134 attended the meeting to gain an Eagle Scout-required merit badge for Citizenship within the Community. They were required to go to a town hall-style meeting and witness a little democracy in action.