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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

April 19 fundraiser to be

held for baby with rare disease

Tom Onorato, the nephew and office manager of Dr. Joseph Onorato Garden City practice All Island Dermatology Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, recently celebrated the birth of a baby boy with his wife Melissa. Both were thrilled when Thomas Kevin Onorato came into the world on September 10, 2013. Despite being born five weeks early, baby Thomas managed to surprise his parents with his indomitable spirit and was sent home with a clean bill of health. A mere four days later began the fight for Thomas’ life.

Budget adjustments, staff reductions recommended

The Garden City Board of Education will prepare to adopt next year’s school budget in a couple of weeks. Before they do, they’ll have to go over a few changes.

At the board’s public work session held at the high school on Wednesday, April 9, school superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen recommended a few adjustments, part of the annual balancing act that is the school budget.


Sports

Easter Egg Hunt For Pre-K To Grade 5

The Garden City Recreation Department is once again sponsoring the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at Community Park’s fields. This Year Three hunt will be held at 10 a.m. sharp with three age divisions: preschool to kindergarten, grades 1 and 2; and grades 3 to 5.

Special eggs will be stuffed and hidden for all divisions. Each hunt will also feature a grand prize (an Easter basket filled with goodies) which will go to the youngster who finds the egg marked “#1 Lucky Egg.” For further information about the hunt, please call the recreation department at 516-465-4075.

Commitment at Kellenberg

Garden City residents continue to excel while participating in the athletic program over at Uniondale’s Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Each season, coaches of Kellenberg sports pick one player from their squad who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to the team through their hard work at practice and in competition.

The Village of Garden City has a long history of residents who've excelled both on the academic and athletic side of the ledger at Kellenberg. This time around, seniors Kelly O’Donnell (varsity cheerleading), Stacy Madelmayer (varsity girls basketball) and Bryan Salecker (swimming and diving team) have all been awarded the Commitment Award for their outstanding efforts, devotion, hard work and commitment to their respective teams.


Calendar

Dinner & A Movie: In Transition 2.0

Thursday, April 17

School Budget Meeting

Wednesday, April 23

Judi Mark One-woman Show At Library

Thursday, April 24



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