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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 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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