Sometimes taking a step back and returning to your comfort zone is the best decision you can make. Molloy’s standout basketball player Kelly Guerriero claims that was precisely the case with her.
“It was just too crazy,” said the Floral Park native in regards to her two-year tenure at Division-I Mount St. Mary’s in Maryland. “I am a very family-oriented person, and being four hours away meant I barely came home. I came home for only two days for Christmas break,” she added. It was at that time she made the choice to come back to Long Island and play for Division-II Molloy, virtually around the corner.
Connor Constable, Bryan Weisler, and Matty Constable took to the streets on Saturday afternoon for a little street hockey. They play every chance they get and were thrilled that most of the snow had melted so they could resume their slapshot practice.
(Photo by Christy Hinko)
The Floral Park Screaming Eagles Roller Hockey League recently completed another successful season. The league concluded in early February when three divisions had playoffs to determine their winners. This was their 17th season.
Colton Weage of Floral Park was one of the dozens of kid-athletes from Long Island who participated in an all-inclusive sports clinic at Hofstra University on Feb. 8, from the same organization who brought the all-inclusive playground to Eisenhower Park, Let All The Children Play (LATCP) of Jericho. Hofstra’s student-athletes coached baseball, softball, and soccer to the participants.
The event was open to all children, those with and without disabilities. A light dinner was provided following the clinics and then participants were treated to a Hofstra Pride men’s basketball game.
Glen Cove’s Taylah Hudson proved to be too much for Sewanhaka’s girls basketball team to handle on Friday, Feb. 14. Hudson scored 10 of her game-high 19 points in the second quarter to lift the Big Red to a 49-39 victory over the Indians in a Nassau Conference Class A first-round playoff game. Sewanhaka finished the season 11-6.
“You have to take your lumps in the beginning when you got a young team like this,” said Sewanhaka coach Alexander Soupios, whose team comprised of only two seniors. “They have to learn what it feels like to lose, in order to win.”
The Sewanhaka Indians boys’ basketball team dropped a win-and-in game on Monday, Feb. 10 to Roslyn High School, 70-69, which officially knocked the Indians out of the playoffs. The team finished over .500 for the first time under head coach Jason Allen.
The Indians had the ball, down by three with 15 seconds left, looking to score and force Roslyn to make free throws. They missed two shots but kept getting the rebounds and were finally able to score to cut the deficit down to one as time expired.
On Saturday, March 15, the Third Annual Tom Hayden Our Lady of Victory (OLV) 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will take place at the school’s gymnasium. The event is hosted by the OLV School Board and is open to ages 13 and older.
This year’s honorees are George Rettinger and Joe Power, in memoriam. Rettinger was CYO president and a long-time coach. Power, who passed away several years ago, spent many years coaching in the program, often at Rettinger’s side. The funds raised will enhance OLV’s technology program.
The Sewanhaka Indians boys basketball team does not only count on Carlos Bodden to lead them in scoring, but also to lead them on and off the court.
This is evident as Bodden, the teams starting small forward, is only a junior but is already a team captains.
“He really is a role model for us on the court, specifically with how hard he plays,” said Indians head coach Jason Allen. “He sets a great example around school, he’s a great kid.”Bodden ranks 14th in Nassau County, averaging 18.1 points-per-game. Both Bodden and Allen still see ways he can improve, which should only scare teams in the Indians conference even more.
Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m. Boys Junior High Volleyball at Home
Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. Boys Junior High Wrestling at New Hyde Park Memorial HS
Thursday, Feb. 13 at 4:30 p.m. Boys Junior High Volleyball at Elmont Memorial High School
Friday, Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. Boys Junior High Wrestling at New Hyde Park Memorial HS
Friday, Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. Boys Junior High Volleyball at Floral Park Memorial High School
Friday, Feb. 14 at 4:30 p.m. Boys Junior High Wrestling at New Hyde Park Memorial HS
Despite dropping some winnable games, the Sewanhaka Indians varsity boys basketball team still have high hopes heading down the stretch this season.
Currently sitting at 7-5, 5-5 in conference play, the Indians control their own destiny, currently sitting in fourth place in the Nassau Conference A-II, with four conference games remaining, five in total.
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