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Hoping To Bounce Back

Dominant pitching key to 
redemption from playoff elimination

The Garden City varsity baseball team’s season is underway and Coach Rich Smith is looking forward to another run at the playoffs as they come off of last season’s tough second round playoff loss. 

 

Last year’s playoff team that went 12-5 opened eyes around the high school diamonds and will lead to higher expectations out of this year’s quad. 

 

The team is made up of 12 seniors and will be looking toward the pitching staff to keep them in games and the bats to produce the key hits to win those games. The team will be challenged this year by conference foes Wantagh, North Shore and New Hyde Park.

 

Seniors Kyle Ritchie and Cory Fallon, who along with junior David Butler will anchor the front end of the rotation, will lead the pitching staff. The Trojans also know that you cannot ever have too much pitching and will be relying on juniors Lorusso, Rodgers, and Nick Sampogne, as well as Seniors Ostermann, Famiglietti and Capozzi to deliver quality innings over the course of the season.

 

And when the team is in the batters box, Smith will be looking for Tom Zwicke, Ritchie, Fallon, Andrew LoBasso and Matteo Lattanzio to lead the team. With the right mix of speed, power and contact, the Trojans should be able to keep the pressure on their opponents. In an early season victory over Hewlett both Fallon and Ritchie went deep to help light up the scoreboard and propel the team to a victory.

 

As is typical with a team built on pitching, the Trojans will also boast a defense that has the speed and confidence to cover a lot of ground and make the tight plays. The infield defense will be anchored by shortstop Lattanzio, while the speedy LoBasso will be roaming the outfield.

News

North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI) recently announced that Garden City resident Richard E. Temes, MD, MS, has been appointed director of the Center for Neurocritical Care at North Shore University Hospital and assistant professor of neurology, neurological surgery and internal medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

“Dr. Temes is a nationally recognized leader in neurocritical care and we are delighted to have him on board to spearhead our efforts in further expanding the neurocritical care services program,” said Raj K. Narayan, MD, chair of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and CNI’s director. For the past seven years, Dr. Temes served as director of the neurocritical care program he founded at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. He also served as the hospital’s medical director of the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and as director of the Therapeutic Hypothermia Service. Under Dr. Temes’ leadership, he established Rush’s neurological emergencies transfer center, which grew to transfer 1,200 patients annually from over 30 institutions throughout southern Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and western Michigan.

‘Landscape-altering’ bug creeping north

It’s a cute little ‘bug.’ What it represents, however, is anything but cute.

An unusual-looking Volkswagen is toodling around Long Island this month. Painted to resemble the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the VW Beetle is part of efforts by the US Department of Agriculture to eliminate the pest, which can destroy 70 percent of an area’s tree canopy, according to the agency. Initially, officials held hope for complete eradication from about 23 square miles of the Island designated as infested or at risk by 2016. Instead, this “landcape-altering pest” is spreading.


Sports

Garden City falls to Brentwood

after beating Farmingdale

The Farmingdale Baseball League recently capped off its fourth annual 9/11 baseball tournament with a series of championship games, to ultimately determine which Long Island town reigns supreme. On Aug. 16, teams from 8U to 14U fought tooth and nail for the ultimate prize.

One of the most exciting games was the evening 14U championship match-up between the Garden City Warriors and Brentwood Braves.

Fall Roller Hockey Programs Announced

The Garden City Recreation and Parks Department will once again offer various roller hockey programs this fall for both youth & adults who reside in the Inc. Village of Garden City. Whether you played in the past or looking to get involved, there is no better time to sign up and experience all the fun. All programs take place at the roller rink located at Community Park. Please note at this time, the recreation department is just announcing its programs. Fees and registration information will be announced at a later date.

This season, the roller hockey programs are broken down into grades. Please pay careful attention as grades and dates/times have changed:


Calendar

Alice in Nanoland

Thursday, August 28

Nature’s Nighttime Noises

Saturday, August 30

Art With A French Twist

Thursday, September 11



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