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Junior Laxers Take On All Comers

Impressive season for Boys JV lacrosse team

The 2014 Garden City Junior Varsity lacrosse team posted an impressive 14-1-0 record against tough league and non-league competitors. Led by Head Coach Tom Flatley and Assistant Coach Brett Hepworth, the Trojans’ high octane offense, which averaged over 11 goals per game, proved too much in most every contest, as a stingy, gritty defense and stellar goaltending held opposing offenses to under four goals per game.

After beating formidable foes such as Syosset, Smithtown West, Massapequa, and Kellenberg pretty handily, the team won a hard fought contest against a perennially strong and a particularly tenacious Wantagh squad by the score of 5–4. Subsequent contests against the likes of Plainedge, Cold Spring Harbor, and Carey proved to be a warm-up for an extremely anticipated match-up against a Ridgefield, Conn. team itching to test themselves against this Trojans squad. After taking an early five goal lead, the prideful Ridgefield team clawed its way back to within three goals, but eventually lost by a score of 12–8.

After impressive wins against Rockville Centre, Long Beach, and Division, the long-awaited matchup against rival Manhasset in early May proved to be a surprisingly defensive battle between two confident teams looking for bragging rights. Highlighted by what seemed to be impenetrable goaltending and stingy defensive play, the Trojans lost the hard-fought contest 3–2, which ended a 26-game win streak that carried over from last year. An extremely decisive win over Jericho capped the season.

The team wishes to thank all the coaches and fans for their support throughout the season. Sophomores playing on this year’s squad include Kevin Johnson, James DeSousa, Stephan Moran, Sean Dillmeier, Brian Leggett, John Simmons, Andrew Ripp, Max Webster, John Wotczak, Michael Gullo, Dan Confort, Doug Mongiardo, Mark Downey, Sam Lucchesi, and Kevin McDougal. Freshmen include Lawrence Keating, Brandon Holloway, Sean Coughlin, Brendan Colamussi, James Atkinson, Jack McManus, Drew Deangelo, Charles Comiskey, Harry Blair, Kiernan Gunn, Chris Mixon, Jack Keenan, Robert Quinn, Tim Gormley, Finn Gibbons, Jack Gannon, William Bice, Luke Thompson, Jack Kavan, Phil Puccio, and Leif Johnson.

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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