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New Hyde Park Little League Snippets

NHPLL Girls Major Division

Giant Industrial played Malvern 1 at Averill South field on May 18. It was another close game for NHP but they came out ahead 12-10. William A. Gross Construction played Floral Park, Franklin Square 1 and Garden City South 1 this week, no scores reported as of press time. 

 

Giant 9-2, William A. Gross 5-2* (last reported)

 

NHPLL Girls Minor Division

Mathnasium competed with Floral Park at Floral Park Rec. Center Fields on May 18. The girls came up short 7-5 however they only gave up two earned runs and Julia Kurzrock was the highlight with five stolen bases and two runs scored. On May 20, they met up against the very strong pitcher of Garden City South 2 and fell 9-4. Paige J. had a hit, walk, four stolen bases and one run. Lexi S. had the only other hit of the game while Sophia G., Stephanie M & Bella T. accounted for the other runs, scored by their aggressive base-running.

 

Zadnik DDS and Garden City South 2 battled it out at Averill Field with Zadnik coming out on top 16-10. On May 20 they traveled to Pistillo Field to face off with Franklin Square 1, score not reported as of press time.  

 

Zadnik 7-18 (last reported), Mathnasium 4-6-1

 

Boys Farms Division

Dr. Zatz’s Mighty Molars and Park Funeral Home had an old fashioned pitchers’ duel on Monday, May 20. The game went to the fourth inning without a run scored, when the Mighty Molar’s Joshua Park, cracked a double up the middle, followed by a long triple to left center by Steven Niles who drove in the only run of the game.

 

The May 23 matchup of Thomas Dalton Funeral Home and Dr. Zatz’s Mighty Molars, turned into a slug fest. Both teams had their bats on go, highlighted by multiple hit games by Alec Guglielmo, Matty Zatz, Joe Fabio, Eric Destabler and Ian Camaione. The Mighty Molars got some strong pitching from Jake Binaso to stem the tide, and hold Thomas Dalton scoreless in the third. There were also several sparkling fielding plays by the two teams; John Cutter caught an inning ending fly ball, and Ian Camaione threw a bullet from deep third to home to end another rally by the Mighty Molars. 

 

Both teams are poised to make a big run in the playoffs.


News

Dedicating itself to brining freshly made burgers to its customers, Smashburger in New Hyde Park provides gourmet hamburgers, but with a twist.

 

Since its grand opening on Oct. 18, 2013, business at Smashburger has been a smash, says owner Irwin Kruger.

 

“The location has been great for us,” added Kruger. “We have good tenants that surround us. It’s conveniently located on Marcus Avenue, and there’s plenty of parking.”

At the July 18 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, the school district addressed a recent response by the State Education Department (SED) in regards to a recent hot-button topic that has many parents, students, and teachers alike up in arms—the rapid and stressful increase in state assessment testing.

 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth recently received an email from Assistant SED Commissioner Dr. Julia Rafal-Baer, addressing the concerns of both parents and school districts in New York regarding the great deal of stress that many students have been put under as a result of what many have referred to “excessive state testing.” 

 

Many parents and school administrators argue these rob children of valuable classroom learning time in favor of multiple standardized assessment exams designed to gauge teacher performance, and

Rafal-Baer’s email acknowledged the difficulties that many students have been undergoing since the testing was implemented last year. 


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians’ very talented lacrosse defenseman, Tyler Regnier, will be playing next season for the Division 1 Rutgers University Scarlet Knights.

 

Regnier started playing lacrosse as a third grader, when he played with the New Hyde Park Police Activity League, a youth lacrosse program.

 

“At first, I wasn’t too serious,” he said recently. “But I just stuck with it, a lot of training, a lot of travel and a lot of practice made it happen.”

Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park received belt promotions after completing a series of extensive exams.

 

Graduates

From New Hyde Park:  Jonah Khorrami to brown belt, Isabella Castelli to purple belt.

 

From Mineola:  Alexandra Santos and Kayla Toal to, Kayla Toal yellow belt, Jason DeJesus to Yellow/White Belt.

 

From Williston Park:  Mario Lombardo to red belt, Daniel Melore to blue belt, Grayson Lee to yellow/white belt.

 

From Garden City:  Alexandra Delgais: to brown belt, Jake Delgais to yellow/white belt.

 

From Roslyn Heights:  Suhani Jain to red belt.  

 

From Uniondale:  Isiah McClean to yellow/white belt.



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