Searingtown Presents Heart of America Photo to School Board
For the past few years, for School Board Appreciation Week, one of the schools in the district has been picked to present a remembrance of that school, to then be hung in the Herricks School Board room at the Herricks Community Center.
Michael Barry Named I.I.I.'s Director of Media Relations
The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) announced that Michael F. Barry has joined the organization as director of Media Relations.
New Hyde Park Cyclones 13U Win the NJBL Again
The New Hyde Park Cyclones won the NJBL Fall Baseball League for the second consecutive year. The NHP Cyclones, with a 9-1 record, traveled to Ronkokoma to play the Long Island Baymen with a 10-0 record. The Cyclones could not afford to lose either game. The first game was dominated by overwhelming pitching by the Cyclones. NHP Cyclone starter Robert Wisnewski threw a complete game 3 hitter with 4 K's. The Cyclones were powered by the hitting of Kevin Caldas who went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, Kenny Wilcox 2 for 3 with 2 RBI's and Nicky Andali also 2 for 3. The defense also played great with outstanding fielding by Cris Longoria and Josh Betton. The second game the NHP Cyclones only needed a win or tie to win the division. The NHP Cyclones had to settle for a tie in 8 innings. The game looked out of reach for the Cyclones with 1 out in the top of the seventh trailing by 3 runs. The Cyclones second batter of the inning Nick Andali worked out a walk. Cris Longoria singled, David Velasquez singled to knock in one run. Next batter Robert Wisnewski singled up the middle to knock in another run and Kevin Caldas also singled to tie the game. Next batter JT O'Callaghan hit into a fielders choice to knock in the go ahead run. The Baymen came back in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game. Gibron Gurayah pitched the last three innings and let up no earned runs. Great defense by catcher Matt Pretter who was dominating behind the plate playing hurt most of the game. This was the most exciting game of the fall season. The NHP Cyclones take the title by winning the head to head tie breaker. If anyone is interested in joining the NHP Cyclones Travel Baseball Club just email NHPCyclones@aol.com. The Cyclones are looking for players and coaches in the 12 -14 age range. Great Job by all the NHP Cyclones this year.
New Hyde Park Wildcats Roundup
On a great sunny fall day, it was time to start the preparation for the traditional parents vs. the players end-of-the-season match. In a warm-up contest, it turned out to be no contest. The players dominated the parents 7-3, adding to the pressure for the adults with only 2 weeks to go. The parents missed numerous chances with poor execution, certainly due to their lack of training. On the other hand, the players put it all together with a well-balanced attack. Six different players put the ball in the back of the net. Andrew Abberton led the way with 2 goals and Samantha Duggan, Julius Sum, Connor Farrell, Alex Warner and Stefani Egre had one apiece. There was terrific support at midfield by Nick Marangoudakis and Harrison Stein. Ryan McCurry supplied super support for the forwards with great passes. Debbie Chin and Billy Russo were the stars on defense. The parents feeble attempt saw John McCurry score twice and Corey Stein had his first goal since he was in school, quite a while ago. We shall see if that's enough to get them ready for the final showdown of the year. Richard Bletsch
Family Health Fair Set for November 19