Thursday, 13 March 2014 10:14
The men’s basketball coaches in the East Coast Conference recently selected Hicksville’s John Petrucelli as the 2013-14 East Coast Conference Player of the Year.
Petrucelli, a four-time All-Conference recipient, takes home the conference’s top honor in his senior season. In 28 games, Petrucelli has poured in a conference leading 23.7 points per game on 47.5 percent shooting. His scoring prowess, which also currently ranks seventh in all of Division II, led to him eclipsing the Molloy program record for points earlier this season. Petrucelli does much more than score for the Lions, stuffing the stat sheet in numerous categories. He ranks in the top ten in the conference in nine different categories including minutes per game (36.1), rebounds (208), and steals (103). His steals total and steals per game number (3.68) are tops in all of Division II.
Saturday, 22 November 2014 00:00
Local veterans groups and residents gathered at Hicksville Middle School Veterans Memorial Park recently to honor brave servicemen and woman, past and present. William M. Gouse Jr. Post 3211 hosted Hicksville’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11.
The ceremonies began with the pledge and national anthem sung by Hicksville High School student Cassie Pursoo, accompanied by trumpeter Conner Hoelzer. Monsignor Thomas Costa from Our Lady of Church in Hicksville gave the invocation.
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00
On Nov. 10, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of a beautiful new two-story house in Hicksville. However, while new dwellings are an ordinary occurrence on Long Island, this one was unique and special in a way that very few are.
The house at 77 Thorman Ave. was built in memory of Navy Lieutenant and posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Michael P. Murphy, a Long Island native who tragically died in combat while serving in Afghanistan in 2005. However, this house represents more than just the dedicated service of a man to his country; it represents the beginning of a new life full of hope for a brother-in-arms and his family as well.
Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:12
Football was Mike Torrellas’ heart and soul. He also liked a good Turkey Bowl.
Unfortunately, the Hicksville Crusaders co-founder wasn’t able to witness the program’s inaugural event, which took place Saturday, Nov. 8.
Torrellas passed away suddenly last December due to a blood clot, but the spirit and drive of the man who wore the number 53 and tragically passed at that age still surrounds the Crusaders football program.
Thursday, 06 November 2014 11:27
The Long Island Fight for Charity will be hosting its 11th annual Charity Boxing Event on Nov. 24 at the Hilton in Melville. Among the 20 volunteers putting up their fists for funds will be Hicksville business owner Mell Goldman, who will be fighting under the nickname “The Kid.”
Goldman is the President of All Boro Cleaning Services. He stated that he was enticed at the opportunity and wanted to contribute to charity.