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Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: March 20, 2014

Thursday, 20 March 2014 00:00

It’s Time To Register For Roller Hockey

It is time to register for spring roller hockey. Whether you played in the past or looking to get involved, there is no better time to sign up and experience all the fun. All programs take place at the roller rink located at Community Park.

Please make all checks payable to the “Inc Village of Garden City.” Remember space is limited in all our programs so please register early.


Running Like The Wind

Thursday, 13 March 2014 12:02

The Garden City Girls Winter Track Team recently competed at the trials for the Millrose Games where a 4x400m team of senior Laura Jaeger, junior Emma Gallagher, and seniors Emily Cafaro and Kelly Lawkins won the Nassau County section. The quartet ran a time of 3:55.33 which ranked them as U.S. #1 among high school teams at the time. On Jan. 25, the sprint relay team also had the fastest time in the country at the New Balance Games at the Armory.


Youth Will Lead The Way

Written by Vinny Messana, Thursday, 13 March 2014 12:01

Garden City girls softball reloaded once again

Although the Garden City girls softball team lost nine seniors to graduation last year, do not mistake that for being in a rebuilding mode. The team has a new wave of veteran players; some of them still underclassmen, according to Head Coach Melissa Reichman.

Last year’s squad finished with an 11-5 record. But its season ended in the first round of the playoffs with a 9-0 loss to Wantagh. Luckily, many Lady Trojan starters will be returning.


Rotation Aims To Lean On Lefties

Written by Vinny Messana, Thursday, 06 March 2014 11:10

Garden City baseball

reloads with pitching

Pitching wins championships, and Garden City baseball Head Coach Rich Smith is confident that his team has enough of it to make a run in 2014. He is not deterred by losing 11 seniors, many of which contributed to the team’s 15-7 season. Smith, in his 42nd year with the program, has seen almost everything on the baseball field, but noted that this team is unique in one way.

“On paper we have three lefties in the starting rotation,” said Smith. “And that’s something I’ve never had here,” he added. The trio of southpaws could prove to be nightmarish on the conference, even after its new alignment.


Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: March 6, 2014

Thursday, 06 March 2014 11:39

Spring Roller Hockey Divisions

The start of spring roller hockey is just around the corner. Whether you played in the past or looking to get involved, there is no better time to sign up and experience all the fun. All programs take place at the roller rink located at Community Park.

Registration and starting dates will be announced at a later time but you can see when your child will play by checking the divisions below:

Please pay careful attention as grades and dates/times have changed.


Garden City Boys Top Friends Academy

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:11

Garden City Middle School’s boys volleyball team swept Friends Academy, 5-0, in a decidedly lopsided matchup. Despite a near-rally that had them ahead in part of the third game, the Locust Valley players could not overcome Garden City’s skills and preparation. The team and its coach were all smiles after the game. Players include: Jack Dignam, Ryan Ferro, Ryan George, Jack Kenney, Ryan Murasca, Chris Mercadante, Steven Morales, Colby Nolan, John O’Hare, Tommy Pallai, Kyle Pletchr, Luca Saponieri, Matt Sauchelli, Paul Sekas and Ryan Trabold.


Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: February 27, 2014

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:17

 Middle School Recreation Nights Announced

The Garden City Recreation Department is sponsoring Middle School Recreation Nights on the following dates at St. Paul’s Field House: Friday, Feb. 28, 6th grade and Friday, March 7, All grades

These parties will be chaperoned by the Recreation staff and will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5. A DJ will provide music and refreshments will be available for a nominal charge. The gym will be open for basketball, volleyball, dancing and other games.


Reunited And It Feels So Good

Written by Randy Vogt, Thursday, 20 February 2014 12:10

Menges drafted by

youth soccer coach

Things are looking up if you were a captain for a top youth soccer team, Albertson Fury ’91.

Fury captain Crystal Dunn, the 2012 Hermann Award recipient, was picked first overall by the Washington Spirit in the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League Draft. The other captain on the Fury, Garden City’s Emily Menges, was selected in the third round by the defending champion Portland Thorns, led by their former youth soccer coach, Paul Riley.


Trojans Unable To Slay Dragons

Written by Vinny Messana, Friday, 14 February 2014 09:31

Garden City suffers tough loss

The Trojans of Garden City are still holding onto control of their own playoff destiny, even after a tough loss to Westbury 62-45.

“We got some good shots, we just didn’t finish,” said Garden City Head Coach Larry Steiner. “Westbury did a job on defense,” he added. Westbury chose to play a 1-3-1 half court trap to limit the effectiveness of Garden City’s strength, which is its outside shooting. The Trojans struggled to get through the trap.  


Travel Soccer Coach Forms Available

Friday, 14 February 2014 09:33

The Garden City Centennial Soccer Club is looking for qualified coaches to head its new U10 teams that will tryout in June 2014. The birthdates for the children on these teams will fall between Aug. 1, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2005.  

League play for these teams will begin in September 2014. Anyone interested in these positions would need to be available to run practices in the summer, begin with tournaments in August, be able to attend practices/games at least two times a week during the school year and be able to commit themselves and their teams for several tournaments during the year. A good candidate for this position will have good knowledge of all aspects of soccer and must be able to share the love of the game with elementary school-aged children. The commitment is great but the rewards are greater.


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