Written by Matthew Levine, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 08 May 2014 09:42
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.
Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:00
Rhea Manjrekar traded in her running shoes and track shorts for high heels and an evening gown recently, as she participated in the Miss Teen India New York pageant. The 15-year-old from Hicksville snagged the title of first-runner up, and will be competing for the national title in December.
This was Manjrekar’s first time competing in a pageant. But she started out with major doubts about even participating.
“At first, I didn’t want to do it. I have extreme stage fright. My mom told me to try it out because she thought it would boost my confidence and look good on my college applications, so I went for the practice,” Manjrekar said. “The girls were so nice. I thought I wouldn’t fit in but I made friends immediately so I decided to do it.”
Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00
The parking lot of Sears in Hicksville transformed into a sea of cars this past Saturday as part of the ninth annual Long Island Cruizin’ For A Cure Car Show.
The show, which was founded by Jericho prostate cancer survivor Sandy Kane, is the only car show on Long Island dedicated to raising funds for research, testing and also education for early detection of prostate cancer. The all-volunteer car show usually draws around 4,000 attendees. It features 600 cars, trucks, motorcycles and more; a perfect day for car enthusiasts and the like.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
This November, Hicksville resident Marlo Signoracci will head to Florida for Ironman, a demanding, long-distance triathlon that includes biking, running and swimming. Here, she shares her story as she prepares for one of the most physically challenging athletic events out there.
If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!
Thursday, 04 September 2014 10:49
At 6 a.m. on a blustery Saturday morning 1,600 people arrived at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park to participate in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge Tobay triathlon and tri- relay race. The participants were from all over Long Island, some from upstate NY, a few from out of state and were all ages and some even with disabilities but all came with one goal in mind, to finish.
The course starts out as a half mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, then a 9.3 mile bike ride through Oyster Bay, Laurel Hollow, and Cove neck which is very hilly but finishes with a 2.9 mile downhill to the finish. Then the riders have one more leg of the race which is 3.2 mile run through Mill Neck and Brookville, up to Planting Fields Arboretum and back down to Roosevelt Park to the finish line.