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New Hyde Park Little League Snippets

Girls Minor Division

Zadnik D.D.S

Zadnik D.D.S. played Floral Park where Megan Bleeker pitched and had 11 strikeouts on June 1, winning 14-0. Maria Lodato and Sarah Pincay played catcher and did a great job. Marisa Ogden had two doubles to the outfield with 3 RBI’s and a single. Twelve of the Zadnik girls got hits and work their way around the bases to score. 

 

Zadnik DDS beat West Hempstead 12-11 on June 11 West Hempstead. Zadnik’s Katie Hopkins and Mia Bronzino pitched while Sarah Pincay & Marisa Ogden caught the game. The weather was very iffy but they got the game in and the Zadnik bats keep them on top 12-11. 

 

Zadnik faced off against Franklin Square at Pistillo Field on May 20. They ended in a 5-5 tie. Marisa hit a triple with bases loaded to account for three runs while Megan and Mia pitched.

Zadnik record is 11-1-1.

 

Mathnasium

Mathnasium played the tight pitching Garden City South team at Averill Field on  June 5, tieing 4-4. Mathnasium decided to flip their roster for the game and with that maneuver the game started slow going into the last inning. New Hyde Park pitchin had 11 Ks to GCS’s 12 Ks for the game. In the last inning, NHP gave up five runs with two batters Hit By Pitch and three walks given up. Julia K, Jennifer S. Claire M all scored runs and Paige Jones had a homerun to open the last inning to account for the 4th run NHP earned.    

 

Mathnasium beat Franklin Square at Rath Park Field 18-11 on June 8. For NHP, Claire Mikowski, Ashley Rullo and Paige Jones all had a walk, single, and a double and accounted for nine runs scored. The game was tied 11-11 going into the last inning when NHP Mathnasium opened up with two doubles and two singles and scored  seven runs. Franklin Square had last a bat and went three up, three down all K’s, NHP won 18-11.

 

Mathnasium  record is 7-7-1.

 

District 29 Williamsport Tournament Update

NHPLL Major Girls started the Little League Williamsport District 29 Tournament on June 17 at Pistillo Field, beating Malvern 11-1 in five innings. Their bats were alive, feet were moving along the base paths, and their defense was spot on.

 

Lindsey Riamondi was the opening pitcher with Angelina Fernandez catching. Fernandez threw out three girls at third base one stealing and the other two got caught sleeping on their lead off. 

 

All brackets can be found at http://www.allprosoftware.net/2013d29tournament/ or District 29 NY Little League site http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=lldistrict29ny&sid=516858528

 

The NHPLL Girls Minors division starts its Little League Williamsport District 29 Tournament on June 26 at Whelan Field vs Garden City South, 6 p.m. 

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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