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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

Residents needed to run

The Garden City East Nominating Committee is seeking residents of the East who are interested in being interviewed for the positions of village mayor, village trustee and school board trustee. These positions are subject to election by all village residents. The village mayoral and trustee terms are for two years beginning on April 6, 2015 and the school board trustee term is for three years beginning on July 1, 2015.

Any resident of the East who is interested in being considered for one of these positions must submit a letter of intent and a resume. This submission should note the position being sought; include their name, contact information, a statement explaining their reason for interest in the position, a summary of their professional background and other qualifications, including, although not required, current or prior involvement in village or school board positions or initiatives.

Donald Barrick, Life’s WORC Board Chairman announced that Janet Koch has been hired as the new Executive Director of Life’s WORC, a Garden City-based 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. Koch assumes this leadership responsibility as Peter Smergut retires after 20 years in this position. After a thorough and extensive executive search process, the Life’s WORC Board is confident Koch has the vision and skills consistent with the needs of the organization. She will assume her position as executive director on Monday, Nov. 3.


Sports

High School Jazz Class Added To Dance Conservatory

Dance Conservatory Director Felicia Lovaglio has decided to add a jazz class for students in 9th through 12th grades who are residents of the Incorporated Village of Garden City. This 55-minute class will be held on Saturdays at 4 p.m. beginning on Saturday, Nov. 8. The cost of this 20-week class will be $200. Preregistration is necessary by visiting the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Adult Dance Performance Group Now Registering

The recreation and parks department offers an adult dance group that works on jazz and contemporary moves and leads up to a performance in a Dance Company Showcase. Whether you are a beginner dance student or someone who danced as a child and would like to try again, this program will help you achieve your goals. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings beginning Saturday, Nov. 8. Each class is 55 minutes long and the session will run through May. The cost of this program will be $220.  

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.


Calendar

 Murder, Madness & Poe

Thursday, October 30

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, November 3

Manhasset Comes To Garden City

Through November 25



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