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JV Lax Loss Provides Learning Experience

After suffering defeat to Massapequa, it could have been a game the Hicksville Junior Varsity Lacrosse team would want to soon forget. However, the game provided a good learning experience.  

The Chiefs overpowered the Cosmos for most of the affair in a 13-6 win. At the halftime whistle it was 9-1.  

“Don’t think about the scoreboard just make a good lacrosse play. Try to become a better lacrosse player from yesterday to today so by the end of the game, you’re a better lacrosse player,” head coach Mike Magee told his players.  

The Chiefs typically prove to be a tough match-up and once again they were well in front from the get-go.  

“Massapequa is an excellent club, they’re always an excellent club. Their stick skills are superior to ours and most teams in the league and we were clearly outmatched today,” said Magee. “Once they got up big on us it was tough for our kids to stay with it. At some point we got a second wind, but we made a little bit of a run to make things a little interesting.”

There was another area that helped Massapequa in the game. Assistant coach Joe Surgott noted the Chiefs were “more athletic than us. Bigger, stronger, faster.”

 Not only did the game provide lessons in the physical side of the game, Magee was happy with the resolve his players showed in the mental side of the game.

“It’s hard to keep your hop in your step when you go down 7-, 8-, 9-1 like we did,” he said. “Our mental toughness got tested today and most of them passed so that was good. These kind of games test your character,” he said.  

That run came after the halftime break, where the Comets settled down. They began to take advantage of their opportunities that they didn’t in the first half.  

“Offensively we executed well. I just felt their goalie made some good saves early. We didn’t capitalize on some early opportunities to keep us around mentally.”

For the Comets, Benjamin Burdo tallied three times, while Massapequa had three different players with three goals to their names.  

With the season winding down, the Comets now have two games remaining on the schedule. However, several players may have their season’s extended and move up to varsity.

 Although Magee didn’t give out names, about four to five players should make the jump up to Varsity when the JV season concludes.

News

Matty’s Sports Deli, located at 107 Stewart Avenue, first opened its doors Nov. 12, and slowly but surely, it’s making a name for itself as the place to go to get good eats in Hicksville.

However, according to owner and Bellmore resident Matthew Burak, the main thing working against his slow climb up the hill of success is what any entrepreneur knows is vital to business—location, location, location.

Sabina Lotlikar never imagined she’d find herself competing in a pageant. The 19-year-old from Hicksville was more used to spending her time cooking, playing video games and working out than walking in heels in front of hundreds of people. But that all changed this year when Lotlikar decided to compete in the Miss LI pageant, an experience she describes as unforgettable.

“It was so nerve-wracking because I’ve never done anything like this, but I’m so glad I went through it and was dedicated to it. It was amazing,” she says.


Sports

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its fourth tournament on Thursday Aug. 7. We had 33 golfers and a record 8 who scored under 40. Low overall score was won by newcomer Ed Hyne with an impressive 33, his second low net in a row. Charlie Acerra scored a solid 35, and won low overall net with a 26; his best score in 4 years.

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more. The league is a 100 % handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season. The league meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m., but the formal tournament dates are only the first and third Thursday of the month through late October. We will have a final luncheon with prizes on our last meeting.

The fields of Kevin Kolm Memorial Park were filled with nearly 200 soccer players on Saturday for the annual ‘Soccer For A Cause’ event. The event was put together by the Mastermind Unit in sponsor of the Michael Magro Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting pediatric patients with cancer and their families.

“The Mastermind Unit is a non-profit organization that was founded by a group of guys who grew up playing soccer together in Hicksville,” said co-founder Bryan Alcantara. “This is our seventh annual  ‘Soccer For A Cause’ event at Memorial Park.”


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