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St. Aloysius Sixth Grade Girls’ Basketball

Friday, 10 February 2012 00:00

While the season came to an abrupt end with a playoff loss, there is only one way to describe the St. Aloysius 6th grade CYO girl’s basketball season: an unqualified success. The girls excelled in the regular season posting a sparkling 10-2 record and qualified for post-season play. More importantly, all of the girls exhibited great sportsmanship and were great ambassadors for Great Neck and the St Aloysius CYO program.  

Blending new talent with returning players, the team was able to establish remarkable chemistry. With 17 girls on the roster, practices were spirited as the girls pushed each other to excel. Despite the large roster, team members Ariel Gold, Avery Strongin, Camryn Weinbaum, Clara Goldberger, Cori Shalit, Gabriella Veras, Hanah Weinberger, Jillian Bergman, Olivia Uribe, Makenzie Griffin, Raquel Bedard, Lauren Farkas, Samantha Mindel, Nicole and Daniella Vazquez, and Isabelle Glennon blended seamlessly into a cohesive unit.

 

USMMA Freshman Ties NCAA Free Throw Record

Written by Joe Pisido Friday, 03 February 2012 00:00

Just recently, United States Merchant Marine Academy freshman guard Demi Van Der Wal sank 21 of 22 free throws in a game which the Mariners needed every point to edge the Gophers of Goucher College 68-67 in double overtime. Hitting her first 20 attempts, she tied an NCAA Division III record for most consecutive free throws made in a single game.

Van Der Wal’s 21 of 22 bested the previous US Merchant Marine Academy record held by Larry Jordan ’86 whose mark of 17 for 19 from the charity strike in a 1985 ECAC semifinal match stood for the past 27 years.  She nailed two from the line near the end of regulation to send the game into overtime and hit seven of eight down the stretch in the two overtime periods, capping her career high of 29 points on the night.

 

Helen’s Walk Creates Facebook Page

Friday, 03 February 2012 00:00

Helen’s Walk, the annual 5K event presented by the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, is scheduled for April 29. Recently, the event committee at HKNC created a very user-friendly and interactive Facebook page for the Helen’s Walk.

You can find this new page by signing onto Facebook and going to Helen’s Walk HKNC) or, you can log onto www.HKNC.org and follow the links to the walk and to Facebook.

Once you “like” the page, the Helen’s Walk (HKNC) will keep all participants up-to-date with the latest news about the walk. You can also get to the registration link on this page as well. HKNC is expecting a strong turnout for this event. Every year, this event becomes more popular. The walk provides a great way to enjoy the beauty of Sands Point as you walk with a purpose, to support people who live without sight and sound.

 

New York Islanders’ Two Matts Are Very Welcoming

Friday, 27 January 2012 00:00

Moulson, Martin reaching out to military families

 “Home ice advantage” is a common expression used throughout the National Hockey League, and one usually utilized for good reason: as of Jan. 16, only two out of the 30 NHL teams had a winning percentage below .500 on home ice.

For New York Islanders’ forwards Matt Martin and Matt Moulson, playing at the Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum represents more than just a statistical advantage as the two athletes host a different member of the armed forces and his or her family for each of the team’s 41 home games. Win or lose, regulation, overtime or shootout, Martin and Moulson meet with their guests after games near the Islanders’ locker room – where, uncharacteristically, hockey isn’t the only topic of conversation.

 

Celebrate Presidents Day Weekend At Town’s Aquatic Activity Center

Friday, 27 January 2012 00:00
Encouraging families to use the Holiday recess as an opportunity to play together and stay active at the same time, Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Councilman Angelo P. Ferrara and the North Hempstead Town Board announced that the daily entry fees to North Hempstead Aquatic Activity Center (AAC) at Michael J. Tully Park will reduced by half for Presidents Day weekend.

The 50 percent holiday discount will be effective from Feb. 18 to Feb. 20.

“With the movement growing to promote healthy lifestyles among young people, I urge all North Hempstead residents to take advantage of this special discounted holiday rate and bring your entire family to the pool for a healthy, fun-filled holiday outing,” Supervisor Jon Kaiman said.

 

Islanders Host Fundraising Night for Alzheimer’s Association Long Island

Friday, 20 January 2012 00:00

Alzheimer’s Association Long Island will get an “assist” from the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders with a special fundraising night on Feb. 24 at Nassau Coliseum when the Islanders face off against their division rivals, the New York Rangers, at 7 p.m.

The Islanders are teaming up with Alzheimer’s Association Long Island to raise funds for their mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research to provide and enhance care and support for all affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

 

GN Soccer Club Intramural Registration

Friday, 20 January 2012 00:00
Registration for the Great Neck Soccer Club Spring 2012 Intramural Program is now open. The soccer program is available to boys and girls kindergarten through eighth grade. Registration and more information is available at: WWW.GNSOCCER.COM.
 

Great Neck Bruins 2011-12 Season: Squirts Start Strong

Written by Chris Byrne Friday, 13 January 2012 00:00
Building on a “strong season finishing overtime win” last year, the 2011-12 Squirts wrapped up the first half of the season with an impressive 8 to 1 streak in November bringing their overall record to 13 -4. At the same time last year, the Squirts had just 1 win.

Team Captain Will Nikas leads returning teammates Jordan Khani, Matt Baronci, Cece Schnall, Lucien Wostenholme, Cassie Pavlovitch, Benjamin Pagovitch, Zach Jahurali, Alex Kosiczky, Chris Rosa, Nick Pindulic and Christopher Byrne. They are joined by newcomers Kyle Chang, Logan Goglia, Chris Finklestein, Joshua Martin, Ethan Zeltser, Ryan Mockler, Nick Lercara and Jake Karant. 

 

St. Aloysius Tigers Claw Their Way to “A” League CYO Playoffs

Friday, 13 January 2012 00:00

For the first time in recent memory, Great Neck will be sending a girls basketball team to the “A” League CYO playoffs.

The St. Aloysius Tigers, comprised of 7th-grade girls from Great Neck schools, finished the 2011-12 season on Jan. 7 with 6 wins, qualifying for the playoffs, which begin the weekend of Jan. 20. The Tigers made the leap to A League just this season and quickly made their presence felt, competing against the best competition in Nassau County.

 

A Win for the Great Neck Lightning Adidas

Friday, 06 January 2012 00:00
Congratulations to the third grade Great Neck Lightning Adidas boys’ basketball team for winning the Fundamental Sports Holiday Jamboree Tournament. Although limited to only six players, in the final game they were led by outstanding performances by Luke Hakimian (18 pts), Jesse Witt and Ryan Sheena (6 pts, 6 steals each), Jackson Cronin (14 pts, 7 assists), Coby Kadouri (18 rebounds), and Luke Cronin (2 pts, 5 rebs, 5 steals). Missing in action for the final game were local residents Nathaniel Hyman, Russell Haroonian, Jon Javaheri, Luca Arashaben, and Jack Nathan. The all-star third grade team has been competing in the Island Garden Super League this winter and is currently holding onto a 6-1 record.
 

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