The Titanette cheerleaders and the Floral Park Memorial (FPM) Knight cheerleaders at the FPM Homecoming Parade.
— Submitted by Eva Bose-Chatterton
A warm fall day greeted spectators, students and administrators at Floral Park Memorial High School’s annual homecoming parade and football game on Oct. 18.
The parade kicked off at the school and wound through town with school’s mascot, the Floral Park Knight, and school administrators leading the way, followed by cheerleaders, the kickline team and members of the student classes and the color guard, all stepping in tune with the high school’s marching band. The homecoming court’s Ladies and Lords rode in convertible cars as they waved to the crowd.
It’s tough to make a bigger impact in a Triple-A debut then Keith Couch did. On Sept. 12, he pitched the Pawtucket Red Sox to the league championship by throwing 6.2 innings, allowing only one single hit, in what was his first start in three weeks.
“That game was the most fun I’ve had playing baseball even though it was at a high stage,” said the 24-year-old. He continued, “because of the loose clubhouse and the fact that my dad was able to attend the game. After pitching in that game against current and former big league talent, I know I am ready for the next level,” he said.
After a 25 years absence, fall volleyball once again returned to the Floral Park Recreation Center. As the summer volleyball program attracts over 50 teams and nearly 800 residents for nightly play, the majority of teams expressed an interest in continuing this program during the autumnal season. With a new format in place, nearly half of the summer teams, including a couple of new squads registered for play in early September. Twenty six teams now see action with each division having their very own dedicated night. With one week of regular season play left, teams will begin their semi-final and championship rounds the week of Oct. 20. At this time, only two teams remain with unblemished records.
The Sewanhaka Indians got back on track this week after their first lose to the Carey Seahawks, routing the Great Neck South Rebels, 54-6 on Thursday, Oct. 2, bringing its season record to 3-1.
The Indians relied on their usual suspects to get them ahead early. It took just two snaps for the Indians to get on the board, as quarterback Elijah Tracey, broke out for a 72-yard run.
Although the last weekend in September signifies the end of summer, that didn’t stop many in Floral Park from enjoying one last outing of golf for a good cause.
On Sept. 26 at 11:00 a.m. the entire community was invited to the 18th Annual Our Lady of Victory (OLV) School Golf Classic at Clearview Golf Course in Bayside and a dinner at 7:30 p.m. at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square.
The Farmingdale State men’s golf team hosted their Skyline Fall Invitational recently at the Bethpage State Park - Red Course in Farmingdale. James O'Hara of Floral Park helped the Rams posted a team-total of 297 and earned a nine-stroke victory over runner-up St. Joseph’s.
Farmingdale State’s Matt Pollock (Northport), Scott Sessions (Pleasantville), Andrew Goldman (Hauppauge) and O’Hara along with Robbie Bray of St. Joe’s all posted rounds of 74. The five players went to a sudden death playoff with the order of holes being 1, 4, 2, 3.
Purchase College (317) finished in third place, while The Sage Colleges (325) took fourth.
Meet notes: FSC Skyline Golf Invitational; Bethpage State Park - Red Course; Par 70 - 6,750 yard; Friday, Sept. 26, 2014; weather - 70 degrees, sunny, breezy.
Seniors Daniella Ford and Margie Londono highlight a Sewanhaka Indians girls soccer team vying for its second straight winning season.
Ford, who is in her fourth season as starting goalie for the Indians, netted a season-high 24 saves in a 3-1 loss to Valley Stream Central.
“She’s a stud back there,” said Sewanhaka third-year coach Eric Premisler, whose team is 0-3 as of press time, after going 8-3-1 last season. “If we can stop a team from taking five shots because of good defense, Daniella is going to stop another 15 shots. And we’re going to have a chance to win every game.”
The Sewanhaka Indians continue to let their presence be felt in Nassau Conference II.
The Indians played their second game as members of the conference on Saturday, Sept. 21, against the Long Beach Marines, topping the south shore squad 51-30.
On the opening drive, the Indians relied on running back Brenton Mighty’s legs to get them into the red zone. On first and goal from the 15-yard line, quarterback Elijah Tracey hit Michael Parasconda on a screen pass for the first score.
Thursday, Oct. 2
4 p.m. Varsity Football Great Neck South at Sewanhaka and Varsity Football Floral Park at North Shore
4:30 p.m. Varsity Field Hockey Floral Park at Friends Academy; Girls Varsity Soccer Floral Park at Malverne; Girls JV Soccer Floral Park at Malverne; Boys Varsity Soccer Sewanhaka at Great Neck South; Boys JV Soccer Great Neck South at Sewanhaka; Boys Varsity Soccer Floral Park at Roslyn; Boys JV Soccer Floral Park at Roslyn; Boys Varsity Volleyball Sewanhaka at MacArthur; Girls JV Volleyball Great Neck South at Sewanhaka; Girls Varsity Volleyball Floral Park at Lynbrook; Girls JV Volleyball Lynbrook at Floral Park; Boys JV Volleyball Central High School at Sewanhaka
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