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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

The Village of New Hyde Park Board of Trustees held their 2014-15 tentative budget hearing on Monday, April 7, where a proposed budget of $6 million was presented.

 

The appropriation represents an increase of $160,512 from the 2013-14 budget and a tentative tax levy of $4.135 million, a 1.8 percent increase from last year.

 

“Working on this year’s budget was one of the hardest we’ve ever done,” Village Mayor Robert Lofaro said.

Following her uncontested election last month, trustee Donna Squicciarino was officially sworn in by Mayor Robert Lofaro for a one year term on Monday, April 7. 

 

Squicciarino is the second woman in New Hyde Park’s 86-year history to serve as trustee. Florence Lisanti was the first woman to serve on the board, whose term expired in 2001.

 

“I think it’s great,” said Squicciarino. “We needed a woman at the table with a different point of view. We have a lot of different perspectives that guide the village in the right direction.”


Sports

Sewanhaka’s boys lacrosse coach Peter Burgess has one rule when it comes to his goalies: make the saves that you’re supposed to make. 

 

Luckily for Burgess, senior Jake Mellen does that and more. 

 

“Once or twice a game he’ll make a save that no one’s supposed to make,” Burgess said. “I’ll look over to my assistant coach and say, ‘Wow, that was a special play right there’”

 

For three years, Mellen has been making those kind of spectacular saves for the Indians as the starting goalie. Before his senior season started, he was voted captain by his teammates and coaches. 

Coaching to some can be measured by wins and losses. But New Hyde Park’s head baseball coach Doug Robins measures his success through the success of his players, on and off the field. 

 

Robins has coached the Gladiators varsity baseball team since 1999 and made the playoffs 10 out of those 15 seasons. His teams have finished in second place in their league twice. 

 

Despite his teams on field success, Robins goal is to help his players succeed and receive the opportunity to play college ball. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - April 16

Kids Eat Free At Applebees - April 20

School Board Meeting - April 22


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