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Boys Varsity Basketball Update

Trojans attempt to finish out regular season on a high note

The boys basketball team has had an up and down year as they make their way to the last quarter of the season in the month of February.

The boys have played a number of games tight into the fourth quarter but have not been able to put away their opponents. With a record of 3 wins and 5 losses in Conference A-1 coach Larry Steimer will have the team focused on a strong finish and a run at a playoff spot.

The Trojans have utilized their overall team speed and athleticism to pressure their opponents with solid defense and good ball movement. With the up tempo play, the boys have been able to pressure their opponents into turnovers and poor shooting.

Ed Blatz, Dan Bonchonsky, Andrew Granville and Rob Wotczak have given Garden City an edge on the boards and points in the paint with Blatz picking up several double-doubles along the way. While on offense the combination of Kyle Skramko, Spencer Bais, Joe Leighton and Mark DeSantis have pushed the ball up court, penetrated the lane and drilled a good percentage of shots behind the three-point arc.

The Trojans have also been able to use their deep bench of Michael Collins, Matt Kelly, Chris Larkin, Ryan Giacini, Dew Pascale, and Ethan Gibbons to help when called upon.

Garden City will finish up their regular season play with four games in February, capped by Senior Night on Feb. 11 at 6:15 p.m. Come spend the evening in the GC gym with family, friends and teammates as they honor Eddie Blatz, Kyle Skramko, Spencer Bais, Dan Bonchonsky and Andrew Granville.

News

The Garden City Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 35th annual Fall Festival Street Fair set for Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Seventh Street. The chamber thanks the Garden City Hotel which will serve as the primary event sponsor.

JGS entertainment will return for the 16th year as master ceremonies providing music and vocals. There will be plenty of activities for the kids. Included will be the return of the two trackless trains carrying children 12 years of age and younger up and down Seventh Street sponsored by Coach Realtors and Garden City Teachers Association. There will be the traditional inflatable bouncy house sponsored by SMPL Technologies and the ever-popular money cube sponsored by Calogero’s and Leo’s. The Garden City Parks and Recreation Department will have giveaways and temporary tattoos.


Sports

Reminder

With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.

Register For The Online Registration Option

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.

In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password.  A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.


Calendar

Garden City High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 25

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 27

A Map Of Artistic Inspiration

Saturday, November 1



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