Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00
Showing real strength for the 2013-2014 season, the Hicksville Varsity Girls Swim and Diving team finished at 5-3 in the conference. This is the most girls that have earned post season honors in the last eight years. Individually the girls have shown marked improvements. Senior Alessandra Riccio dropped 10 seconds in the 200 IM while junior Hunter Isnardi reduced her time from 8:10.09 to 7:35.29 in the 500 freestyle.
The most recent additions, eigth graders Valentina Petruso and Gabriella Niculescu, were a huge asset to the team. Both girls swam in the A relay team the entire season. Hicksville won the Conference 200 Medley Relay with a time of 2:18.88 and was third in the 400 Freestyle (Sarah Crespo, Hunter Isnardi, Gabriela Niculescu, and Lauren Janovsky). Crespo also won the 50 Free and 100 Free, Lauren Janovsky was 3rd in the 100 Backstroke and Hunter Isnardi was 3rd in the 100 Breast Stroke at the Conference finals.
The following students earned post season honors:
All Conference– Sarah Crespo- 200 Medley Relay/50 Free/100 Free/400 Free Relay
All Conference -Hunter Isnardi- 200 Medley Relay/100 Breaststoke/400 Free Relay
All Conference- Gabriela Niculescu- 200 Medley Relay/400 Free Relay
All Conference- Lauren Janovsky- 200 Medley Relay/100 Backstroke/400 Free Relay
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
Typically Asian cuisine is not associated with dessert and pastries so I was delighted by the deliciousness of the breads and pastries I found at Canaan Bakery and Cafe in Hicksville. Savory and sweet buns, Danish and Korean pastries, cookies and very good coffee can be enjoyed at the café, which is located at the entrance of the H&Y Supermarket. This is the Nassau County outpost of the four Canaan bakeries—the other three are in Flushing.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
Linda Cafiero has been a yoga and tai chi instructor, as well as reiki master, for well over 10 years. Last week she brought her meditation expertise to the Hicksville Public Library. Cafiero hosted a meditation workshop at the library for an intimate group of individuals seeking to gain a few moments of peace and serenity in their hectic and fast-paced world.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:40
Hicksville’s Matthew Sloan faced off against the best young soccer players in the world recently, as he traveled to Turkey with the Olympic Developmental Program.
The Hicksville High School freshman started playing soccer when he was three and advanced his game to a more competitive level at age 10, when he was chosen to play with the Long Island Rough Riders. Sloan plays other sports and is on the boys basketball team, but says that he loves soccer because of the fast pace, and because of the coaches who have had a great influence on him throughout his training.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:45
The Hicksville Middle School Kickline claimed victory again recently at the Scholastic Kickline Competition held at Nassau Community College. The team competed against top kickline teams and placed second in hip hop, third in pom and third in kick. County legislator Rose Walker, an honorary Hicksville Kickline team member, supported the girls at the competition. The middle school kickline team’s season began in September, and includes dancing at football and basketball games and competing in three tourneys. Their last competition of the season was March 2 at Nassau Community College. The girls are coached by Hicksville kickline alumni Katelyn Heuser, Victoria Shannon and Laura Bueche.