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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

Drivers—get ready to slow down. Nassau County is currently in the process of installing school zone speed cameras in an effort to enhance safety by encouraging drivers to travel with caution, as well as support law enforcement efforts to crack down on violators and prevent accidents caused by speeding.

Nassau County officials say Sewanhaka High School will receive a camera on Covert Avenue, which spans the eastern stretch of the property. Tulip Avenue runs in front of the high school and was also considered. Cameras could begin operation in September.

The Village of New Hyde Park finished its Operation Main Street project just in time, because the town’s eligibility for federal funds is shrinking, officials announced last week.

“The qualifications revolve around money,” trustee Donald Barbieri said. “Like how much income is being earned by people in the area. I guess as seniors move on, you can’t buy an [expensive home] and it changed the demographic, shrinking our eligible area.”


Sports

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler and catcher Travis d’Arnaud brightened the day for some patients at Cohen Children’s Medical Center last week in New Hyde Park, posing for pictures and handing out gifts and autographs. The players hung out with the kids in the afternoon, playing video games and answering questions.

They also found the time to make the rounds, stopping by bedsides to spread some cheer. Mr. Met also joined the tour and was a big hit with the children, who peppered him with questions about everything from his four-fingered hand to the whereabouts of the missing Mrs. Met.

The Sewanhaka Indians football team has a season of change in store.

The Indians have moved up from Conference III to Conference II, due to an increase in enrollment, and are set to face teams that they have never seen before, according to head coach George Kasimatis.

“It is hard to gauge where we will be in this conference,” he said. “There is a lot of uncertainty as where we fit in.”


Calendar

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Herricks School Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 4



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com