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Running The Competition Ragged

Girls cross country racks up wins and accolades

The girls cross country team wrapped up another excellent season with a number of team and individual accolades. Sophomore Stephanie Gerland was still running as of this writing, having qualified for the Nike Nationals in Portland, OR, last month.

The Garden City girls produced one of the best cross country seasons for Coach Charlie Cuzzo with a County Championship, a very close second place finish at the State Qualifier meet, an event where Garden City took the two top individual spots, as well as a Nike National qualifier.

Finishing one and two in the State qualifier and Class County meets at Bethpage State Park, sisters Stephanie and Jennifer Gerland showed that they were not only at the top of Nassau County but also Long Island.  

Each of the girls on the team continued to produce top level results meet after meet all season long to help the Lady Trojans to an undefeated conference season once again.

As a team, this squad had numerous great races during the season with seven girls helping the squad deliver the championship. The Garden City girls received many well deserved post season accolades. The Gerland sisters were named All County, All Class, All Conference and All Division—what a tremendous season for two dedicated and committed runners. And Stephanie isn’t done yet.

Also winning All Class with the Gerlands, which meant that you were one of the top 14 finishers at the Class County meet, were Laurel Fisher and Caroline Ferri.

Sarah Rubino joined Stephanie and Jennifer Gerland, Caroline Ferri and Laurel Fisher in being named All Conference for their outstanding season.

The cross country season ended with some very talented ladies receiving their many awards, however they really don’t get much of a break as they all shift over to the indoor track season.


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.

The Garden City Board of Trustees approved a $55,791,023 operating budget at its April 7 meeting by a 7-0 vote (Trustee Theresa Trouvé was absent).

The spending plan requires a tax rate increase of 3.73 percent or an increase in tax of $224 to the average assessed single family home.


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.

Lady Panthers

start season 7-0

The number two ranked Adelphi Panthers Women’s Lacrosse team has gotten off to a fast start to their 2014 season and show no signs of slowing down. Head Coach Rob Grella, entering his third season at the helm, has led his team to an impressive 7-0 record to kick off their campaign. Six of the Panther’s first seven games have been won in commanding fashion in which they have outscored the opposition by a staggering margin of 122-14.

Last season, the Panthers continued their tradition of playing hard and fighting off tough challenges. They would finish the 2013 season with an impressive 11-1 record within the Northeast Ten Conference and overall at 18-3, making it to their fourth consecutive trip to the NE-10 Conference Championship where they eventually lost to Le Moyne.


Dinner & A Movie: In Transition 2.0

Thursday, April 17

School Budget Meeting

Wednesday, April 23

Judi Mark One-woman Show At Library

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