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Editorial: Gridiron Greats

One of the more successful parts of the Garden City Public Schools athletic curriculum, the Trojans football team has enjoyed the fruits of victory coming out of the rigorous program Head Coach Tom Flatley has instituted over the years. The latest feather in the squad’s collective cap was its recent capture of the 2012 Long Island Championship on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Stony Brook University. For this championship win, GC’s first since 2009, the Riverhead Blue Waves were the victims and ended up coming out on the losing end of a 29-16 score. While Spencer Bais was the hero in helping his team secure a victory over Wantagh Warriors during the tilt to claim the Nassau County Conference II Championship the prior Sunday, on this particular Saturday, QB Brett Stewart led the charge to securing Long Island bragging rights. The recent capture of Garden City High School’s fifth overall Long Island Championship is a testament to the hard work put in by the team and the gold standard of leadership executed by Head Coach Flatley. And for this, Garden City Life and all of Anton Community Newspapers would like to extend its heartfelt congratulations to the Trojans for bringing the championship home.

– Dave Gil de Rubio

News

In an earlier column, Mayor John Watras shared some helpful tips on how to secure your property in preparation for a hurricane. The following are additional recommendations on what you can do now to be prepared in the event that a major storm hits Long Island.

As the storm approaches, customers should take the following steps to prepare for the arrival of either a hurricane or tropical storm:

New online company debuts

Two Long Island childhood friends, Scott Reich and Michael Winik, recently left their respective careers as an attorney and investment banker to pursue their dream of starting a business together, online food market OurHarvest.

“When Mike and I decided to start a business, we knew it had to reflect our shared love of food, address the lifestyles of our fellow Long Islanders, and be socially responsible,” said Reich.


Sports

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.

The league started on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended and players must wear shin guards. Age groups range from pre-k through 12th grade. Garden City residents and non-Garden City residents are welcome. Middle school and high school age volunteers are needed. No soccer experience is necessary. If you have any other questions, please contact Andy Garger at ajgarger@verizon.net or 516-775-8058.

— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League


Calendar

Financial Options For Students

Thursday, October 16

Kids In The Kitchen

Friday, October 17

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 20



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