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Playing With A Big Stick

Written by Ed Rotondo, gardencity@antonnews.com Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00

Defense keys successful lacrosse seasons

The boys and girls high school teams are both rolling and have their sights set on a long run in the playoffs.  Both team have faced a number of formidable opponents throughout the season and have successfully navigated their schedules. One thing that has been consistent for both teams has been that their defenses have had to stand tall at key times and shut down very active offenses. Both Coach Finnell and Coach Chapman have made sure that the non-league schedules of their teams will ensure that their teams are prepared for whatever the playoffs can throw at them.

After going the full season last year undefeated, the boys team has three blemishes on their record with losses to powerhouses Ward Melville, Manhasset and LaSalle of PA. With a 9-3 record the Trojans are looking to wrap up the number two seed in the playoffs to force a rematch of the Manhasset game in the County finals. The boys have excelled defensively only allowing 4.25 goals against per game. And if you remove those three tough losses the goals against average drops to 3.1.

 

Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: May 17, 2013

Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Hockey Rink Open

The Recreation and Parks Department’s new roller hockey rink is now open for general public use by Garden City residents during the following days and times:

Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. to dark

Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. to dark

Thursdays 3:30 p.m. to dark

Saturdays Noon to 6 p.m.

Sundays - Family Skate 3 to 6 p.m.

 

Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: May 10, 2013

Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Needs Assessment Survey Mailings Continue

Mailings are ongoing to all village residents for the Community wide Recreation and Parks Needs Assessment survey.

This is your opportunity to express your individual needs, attitudes, opinions and behaviors toward village leisure services and facilities.

When you receive your questionnaire, complete it and return it to the consulting firm in the envelope provided. Note: space has been provided for write in comments. Feel free to use these areas to express other specific concerns or recommendations.

 

Big Bat Bonanza

Written by Ed Rotondo, gardencity@antonnews.com Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00

Hard-hitting Trojans headed for a

divisional collision with rival Warriors

The Garden City baseball team has been on top of their game all season but their dominance over Conference rival Jericho put the league on notice – these boys can play. Manager Rich Smith has the team playing solid defense to support a strong pitching staff while the bats have been consistent all season. For the season GC has averaged a little more than 8 runs a game while the pitching staff has given up less than 3 runs per seven innings.

A strong indication of how the Trojans have performed was the three game sweep of Jericho. GC outscored the Jayhawks 37-12 in the three game series as Cory Fallon delivered the winning performance in the series finale, while David Butler and Kyle Ritchie won the first two games. The Garden City pitching staff has been excellent this season with lefty Brian LoRusso and Alex Ostermann supporting the starting three with timely contributions.

 

Facing Off At A New Venue

Written by Ed Rotondo, editorial@gardencity.com Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00

Puck drops on inaugural season of

newly-renovated roller rink

On Friday, April 19, the Garden City Recreation Department unveiled another successful project at the Community Park—the renovated roller rink.  Kevin Ocker, chair of the Board of Commissioners of Cultural and Recreational Affairs along with Mayor John Watras, Garden City trustees, the Roller Rink Replacement Committee and League Coordinator Andrew Karen dropped the first puck to kick off the hockey season.

The rink is home to more than 350 hockey players ranging in age from kindergarten through adult. With a new scoreboard, sound system, playing surface and end boards the rink will now be another showcase for Garden City.  In addition to the leagues, residents are also allowed to use the rink during open time for their own use.  

 

Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: May 3, 2013

Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00

Needs Assessment Survey Mailings Continue                            

Mailings are ongoing to all village residents for the Community wide Recreation and Parks Needs Assessment survey.

This is your opportunity to express your individual needs, attitudes, opinions and behaviors toward village leisure services and facilities.

When you receive your questionnaire, complete it and return it to the consulting firm in the envelope provided. Note: space has been provided for write in comments. Feel free to use these areas to express other specific concerns or recommendations.

 

Track Teams Sprint Out Of The Gate

Written by Ed Rotondo, gardencity@antonnews.com Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00

Surplus of talent promises

winning seasons for boys and girls teams

The Garden City Outdoor track teams have had much success through the years and are on track to produce some fantastic results again this season. Both squads have begun the season with wins in several dual and tri meets and will look to continue that trend as they get into the invitational part of their schedules and ultimately the championship rounds.

Boys Coaches Bob Busch and George Dreher have had to deal with a problem that many other coaches would love to have—too many boys coming out for their sport. Because of the success of the past several seasons, the boys team has seen a resurgence on the track, drawing many strong athletes into spring track and field. With a squad that reached almost as high as 80 student athletes, the coaches have had their work cut out for them finding the right mix of speed and endurance to field a powerful team.

 

First Annual Eagle Run

Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00

More than 200 runners participated in the first

Annual Eagle Run 5K charity road race held at Adelphi University recently. The day started with a 1/4 mile Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. and the 5k-race at 10:00 a.m. The runners enjoyed the two-loop course around Adelphi’s campus and finishing on the turf field.

Jack Aneser, a Boy Scout with Troop 55 in Garden City, and junior at Chaminade High School, put together this community-based charity road race as his Eagle Scout Project. Net race proceeds benefited the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and there was a shoe drive to benefit Soles for Soles, whose mission is to collect new and used shoes to give to those suffering from poverty.

 

Marching To The Batter’s Box

Written by Ed Rotondo, gardencity@antonnews.com Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

Local little league celebrates with

parade and 57th Opening Day

The 57th year of the Garden City Athletic Association’s (GCAA) baseball, softball and Challenger Division seasons got underway with the Opening Day parade on Saturday, April 6.

Once the crowd gathered at the village gazebo, Al Vanesco, GCAA president, introduced Mayor John Watras for the ceremonial throwing out of the first ball. Before tossing a fresh set of baseballs out to the young boys and girls, Watras told the group “we are looking for good sportsmanship, respect for our coaches and players, and to build a solid learning environment, but most of all, to go out and have fun.”

 

TOP Soccer Challenger Division

Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

Spring 2013 runs through June 22. Games are held from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. Uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended. Players must wear shin guards. Age range is pre-k through 12th grade. Garden City residents and non-residents welcome. Volunteers that are middle school and high school age are needed. No soccer experience necessary. For more information contact Andy Garger at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-775-8058.

 

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