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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 New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District is planning improvements to a district that has already seen much success in recent years. The school year has only just begun and the Board of Ed is already setting its sights on the future. 

 

At the Sept. 8 board of education meeting, Superintendent Robert Katulak’s monthly report outlined the major goals set for the district last month. While approved in August, the three goals were made available to the public this month and each target different areas for improvement throughout the district. 

 

The first goal deals with English Language Learners (ELL) within the student population. ELL students are those that speak a language other than English at home and score below proficient on assessments. 

Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.

 

“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.


Sports

Sewanhaka boys soccer coach Peter Burgess wasn’t sure how long his team’s playoff drought was when it was broken last season. 

 

“Somebody said it was 13 years,” said Burgess, whose entering his fourth year coaching varsity. “But I think it was five or six, I don’t know maybe longer.”

 

But one thing’s for certain, he wants to keep last year’s momentum going. 

 

The Indians, who started their season with a 3-0 loss at Hewlett, will aim for their second straight trip to the playoffs this year. 

The Sewanhaka Indians made their Nassau Conference II debut with a bang.  The Indians opened their season at home against the Calhoun Colts, unsure what to expect, as all they had ever seen of the Colts was one tape of a scrimmage. 

 

“It was nerve raking leading up to the game,” said Head Coach George Kasimatis. “We weren’t sure what to expect on offense or defense, you have to guess early on. “

 

But it didn’t take the Indians long to introduce themselves to the conference, as junior, Quarterback, Elijah Tracey broke a 75-yard run taking it the distance to put the Indians up early, which ended in a 27-7 rout of the Colts. 


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

Herricks Meeting - September 18

Bike Safety Day - September 21


Columns

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