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Merillon BOLTS Girls Are Major League Champs

The Merillon Tudor Advisory Group BOLTS beat the Mineola Lightning 9-3 in extra innings for the girls Major League Championship. Isabella Fazzolari pitched no hit ball for three innings and struck out eight batters and Jillian Cooper pitching a scoreless fourth inning, getting out of a big jam.

Cooper had a single, a double and scored a run. Lauren Wasserman pitched two scoreless innings, struck out five batters and got the save.

She also had two big hits and stole home plate for a run. Daniella Connor played a great first base, making several big plays for put outs at first base and threw out a runner going to third base. Connor also had a big hit and scored a run.

Sarah Bush had a big hit and scored a run and caught the full seven innings behind the plate and she threw a girl out at third base trying to steal. Samantha Grenard had two walks and scored a big run.

CeCe Schnall had a big hit and scored a big run in the top of the seventh inning. Michelle Lee walked and scored a big run in the seventh inning. Haylie Lempert walked, got a big hit in the seventh inning and scored a run.

Kaitlyn Stoyer walked, hit a huge double down the right field line in the top of the seventh inning to break the game wide open and scored a run. Sabani Polce got hit by a pitch and stole second base.

News

Dedicating itself to brining freshly made burgers to its customers, Smashburger in New Hyde Park provides gourmet hamburgers, but with a twist.

 

Since its grand opening on Oct. 18, 2013, business at Smashburger has been a smash, says owner Irwin Kruger.

 

“The location has been great for us,” added Kruger. “We have good tenants that surround us. It’s conveniently located on Marcus Avenue, and there’s plenty of parking.”

At the July 18 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, the school district addressed a recent response by the State Education Department (SED) in regards to a recent hot-button topic that has many parents, students, and teachers alike up in arms—the rapid and stressful increase in state assessment testing.

 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth recently received an email from Assistant SED Commissioner Dr. Julia Rafal-Baer, addressing the concerns of both parents and school districts in New York regarding the great deal of stress that many students have been put under as a result of what many have referred to “excessive state testing.” 

 

Many parents and school administrators argue these rob children of valuable classroom learning time in favor of multiple standardized assessment exams designed to gauge teacher performance, and

Rafal-Baer’s email acknowledged the difficulties that many students have been undergoing since the testing was implemented last year. 


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians’ very talented lacrosse defenseman, Tyler Regnier, will be playing next season for the Division 1 Rutgers University Scarlet Knights.

 

Regnier started playing lacrosse as a third grader, when he played with the New Hyde Park Police Activity League, a youth lacrosse program.

 

“At first, I wasn’t too serious,” he said recently. “But I just stuck with it, a lot of training, a lot of travel and a lot of practice made it happen.”

Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park received belt promotions after completing a series of extensive exams.

 

Graduates

From New Hyde Park:  Jonah Khorrami to brown belt, Isabella Castelli to purple belt.

 

From Mineola:  Alexandra Santos and Kayla Toal to, Kayla Toal yellow belt, Jason DeJesus to Yellow/White Belt.

 

From Williston Park:  Mario Lombardo to red belt, Daniel Melore to blue belt, Grayson Lee to yellow/white belt.

 

From Garden City:  Alexandra Delgais: to brown belt, Jake Delgais to yellow/white belt.

 

From Roslyn Heights:  Suhani Jain to red belt.  

 

From Uniondale:  Isiah McClean to yellow/white belt.



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