Sports

This year's Boys' Varsity Tennis Team will be competing in Conference III A. After finishing in third place last year and just missing the playoffs, the Vikings are prepared to attempt and take the next step this year.

To reach the goal of the playoffs, North Shore will rely heavily on the experience of Dylan Talcott and Christian Petroske at the first two singles spot. Newcomer Evan Fierstein will round out the singles portion of the Vikings' line up. In doubles, experience will also be key as seven of the eight doubles starters are returning for at least their second year of varsity competition. Doubles pairings are not set yet as the team's first matches are on Wednesday (home) against Clarke and Friday at Malverne.

The North Shore Men's Lacrosse Team has begun their 2009 campaign by amassing a 2-1 record in the month of March. The Vikings kicked off the season with a big 13-4 win over Plainview JFK High School. North Shore was led on offense by Tommy Kilderry who set a career-high 7 goals. Keith Lopez and Pat McCann helped put points on the board with 1 and 2 goals respectively.

Defensively, Danny Broker and Steve Cottell helped goalie Mike Davids hold Plainview to only 2 goals over the last three quarters of play. After the Plainview win, North Shore traveled to East Meadow High School. Behind Chris Dellavecchia's 4 goals and Tommy Destio's 2 goals, the Vikings came out to a quick start. But the Jets were able to overcome the initial offensive blast and beat North Shore in a hard fought game, 12-9.

Looking to rebound, North Shore traveled to Jericho High School for their final game of the month. The Vikings took control of the game quickly and never gave it up. Led by Robbie Grabher's 15 face-off wins, 4 goals, and 3 assists, North Shore beat Jericho 15-8. Greg Puskuldjian and Matt Cunningham helped out Grabher at the midfield while Paul Wefer and Nick Caparelli kept the Jericho offense in check. The Vikings are in action next against Floral Park High School Saturday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. on the North Shore High School football field.

The North Shore Varsity softball team finished this week with two non-league wins. On Tuesday, the Vikings crushed Great Neck North 19-0 in five innings. Freshman Hanna Hacker had 12 strike-outs and gave up one hit with no walks. Senior Rachel Sinenberg went 4 for 5 with 3 RBI's.

Friday, the girls took on Locust Valley and came up with a big win, 9-6. Hacker led the team on the mound with 12 strike-outs, 5 hits and only 3 earned runs. Regan Falk went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI's. Rachel Sinenberg had another great day at the plate going 2 for 3 with one walk. Ali Grande and Elle Hoffman added one RBI each to help with the win.


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