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Local Plays At Football Super Combine

Hicksville High School senior Kyle Carroll recently participated in the prestigious Blue Grey Super Combine in Canton OH. Over 7,000 high school football players are invited to combines sponsored by Blue Grey Football throughout the country. Carroll was recognized for his overall scores and abilities during the one on one drills and was honored to have been chosen as one of 140 athletes invited to the Super Combine at the Football Hall of Fame. From there, a select few will be invited to play in the Blue Grey All-America Bowls in December in Texas and in January in Florida.  

The Super Combine in Canton took place on Fawcett Field at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The combine featured some of the top football prospects from around the country. Carroll fit seamlessly into the drills as he displayed impressive work with fast feet and hip turns as well as skilled ball handling ability.

Carroll received his early training as a Hicksville Crusader where his favorite drill was the Circle of Death. He then progressed through the Hicksville Middle School and High School football teams earning the reputation of an intense athlete and natural leader. Carroll proved his strength, determination and commitment to the game of football in April 2012 when he was diagnosed with an osteochondroma — a 3” bone tumor on his femur. After undergoing unexpected surgery in May 2012, the tumor was removed and deemed benign, but Carroll's fight did not end there. He told his surgeon that he wanted to be on the field for football season come August.

His doctor told him that it was likely he would miss his sophomore football season. Undeterred, Carroll took full responsibility for his rehabilitation and devoted himself to three months of intense physical therapy, arriving at the office at 7 a.m. three days a week for the entire summer and continuing the prescribed exercises at home to achieve his goal of full recovery and return to the football field.  

He achieved his goals by impressing his surgeon with full recovery and strength of his leg, was cleared for all sports, and returned to the football field the very next day. Two days later, noting the raw talent and drive in #4, he was promoted to the Varsity squad by his coaches. Since then Carroll has played cornerback and wide receiver for Hicksville’s Varsity Comets as well as returning Kick-Off and punt returns and for a time was even the long snapper. Carroll is active in his recruiting process as he hopes to play football in college and plans to study and become a Physical Therapist.

News

 book shops in Hicksville and around the country will hand out free comics on Oct. 25, to celebrate the second biggest free comic book event of the year—Halloween ComicFest. On Saturday, anyone who goes into a participating comic shop can choose from 19 free comics and participate in fun activities comic shops host for their customers to enjoy, while discovering new types of comics and the treasures found in store.

In Hicksville, both Game Master Games (954 S. Broadway) and Amok Time (108C New South Road) will be taking part in the Halloween ComicFest festivities. Game Master Games just recently started carrying comic books and this will be the store’s first comic book-related event. Coincidently, the event runs in the middle of an in-store gaming convention, and store owner Dave VanderWerf is looking forward to the increased exposure for the store.

Looking for a place to work on your bedside manner and start a promising new career in the process? Look no farther than your hometown.

The Vocational Education and Extension Board (VEEB), a division of the county that oversees educational facilities such as the Fire Service Academy and EMS Academy, recently transplanted one of its facilities — The School of Practical Nursing — into a new location right in the heart of Hicksville, where they recently held an open house to celebrate their new home.


Sports

The Hicksville girls volleyball team improved to 7-1 by knocking off Oceanside in three consecutive sets by scores of 25-13, 25-19 and 25-14.

Emily Markakis played terrificly, using a powerful serve to record three aces, seven kills and added nine digs. Nikki Chase added six kills and eight digs. Additionally, Raeann Dong was versatile—recording three aces, seven kills and nine digs.

The Girls Varsity soccer team, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, wore pink uniforms and pink socks in their game on Oct. 8 against MacArthur whom they defeated 1-0. The girls and boys soccer programs at Hicksville High School are selling pink ribbon car magnets with a soccer ball and HHS on it with the words “Kick Cancer” on the ribbon. All the money raised will go to the Sarah Grace Foundation, which is a local foundation trying to beat pediatric cancer. The players plan to raise $1,000 for this organization

— From Hicksville High School


Calendar

Board of Education Meeting

October 22

Oktoberfest

October 25-26

Pancake Breakfast

October 26



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