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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

Drivers—get ready to slow down. Nassau County is currently in the process of installing school zone speed cameras in an effort to enhance safety by encouraging drivers to travel with caution, as well as support law enforcement efforts to crack down on violators and prevent accidents caused by speeding.

Nassau County officials say Sewanhaka High School will receive a camera on Covert Avenue, which spans the eastern stretch of the property. Tulip Avenue runs in front of the high school and was also considered. Cameras could begin operation in September.

The Village of New Hyde Park finished its Operation Main Street project just in time, because the town’s eligibility for federal funds is shrinking, officials announced last week.

“The qualifications revolve around money,” trustee Donald Barbieri said. “Like how much income is being earned by people in the area. I guess as seniors move on, you can’t buy an [expensive home] and it changed the demographic, shrinking our eligible area.”


Sports

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler and catcher Travis d’Arnaud brightened the day for some patients at Cohen Children’s Medical Center last week in New Hyde Park, posing for pictures and handing out gifts and autographs. The players hung out with the kids in the afternoon, playing video games and answering questions.

They also found the time to make the rounds, stopping by bedsides to spread some cheer. Mr. Met also joined the tour and was a big hit with the children, who peppered him with questions about everything from his four-fingered hand to the whereabouts of the missing Mrs. Met.

The Sewanhaka Indians football team has a season of change in store.

The Indians have moved up from Conference III to Conference II, due to an increase in enrollment, and are set to face teams that they have never seen before, according to head coach George Kasimatis.

“It is hard to gauge where we will be in this conference,” he said. “There is a lot of uncertainty as where we fit in.”


Calendar

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Herricks School Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 4



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com