Written by Michael Florio Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00
The Sewanhaka Indians topped the New Hyde Park Memorial Gladiators by a score of 53-28 on Saturday, Oct. 12.
The game was close in the first quarter; with the Gladiators evening scoring first on a 8-yard touchdown catch by Matt Dluglinski.
The Indians responded and led 18-7 behind a strong run game, after the first quarter. Midway through the second, the Indians faced a long 2nd-and-26. Indians QB Jake Mellen threw a quick slot pass to wide receiver Elijah Smith who broke a tackle and took it 70 yards for another score.
Gladiators quarterback Thomas Kemmett handled the pressure thrown at him by the Indians defensive line and led the Gladiators down field with his legs. The Gladiators were able to respond as Kemmet threw a touchdown to his brother, Michael Kemmet, their first of two scores on the day. The touchdown brought the Gladiators within 18, trailing 39-21.
“We got a couple of good running backs and the whole offensive line did a nice job today,” said Indians head coach George Kasimatis.
The Gladiators rally was short-lived, with Indians running back Brendon Mighty showcasing breakway speed on the next play. Starting on the 20-yard line, Mighty broke one out to the right and took it 79-yards all the way to the Gladiators
1-yard line. On the very next play, Michael Parasconda punched it in.
The Gladiators had trouble responding and matching the momentum the Indians had built. After the teams traded interceptions, the Indians took over with just a minute left and marched down the field and scored in only 30 seconds.
Mellen connected with Jacques Francios on the score.
Gladiators head coach Kevin Dolan said giving up the big play was an issue, but they are working on it.
“We want to win,” said Dolan. “You need to get 11 guys playing well at the same time. Throughout the season we can only get five or six guys, but today we had eight or nine guys playing well.”
The Gladiators refused to quit in the second half. Kemmet threw two more touchdown passes in the second half, one to Joseph Gardella and a second to his brother Michael, giving Thomas four touchdown passes on the day.
The win improves the Indians record to 2-3 and drops the Gladiators to 0-5. The Gladiators will play Glen Cove this Saturday, while the Indians will host Division.
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The first-grade classes at Hillside Grade School recently held its Thanksgiving Feast. The students made “apple turkeys,” recited poetry, sang songs, and made butter for their corn muffins. During class, they learned about the first Thanksgiving and how children long ago lived.
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A cold windy day did not stop the Manor Oaks School students from running in the Second Annual Turkey Trot recently. Gym Teacher Ms. Innella coordinated the event. In order to take part in the run, students were asked to bring in canned food. The food was donated to local families in need, so they can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner.
The kids had fun running the race. Some students dressed up as Pilgrims, Indians and even turkeys for the costume contest.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently participated in the studios 33nd Black Belt Graduation.
“Our goal at Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Grandmaster Charles Water owner and director of the school. “Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”
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The foundation for character building and success starts at home. The schools and role models that impact your child’s life assist in reinforcing the aspirations that you have for your child’s development and future.
Children learn this is Karatatot, a unique program offered by Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. Karatatot is a combination of exercise and karate in a format specifically designed for children ages 4½ and up. In a fun filled and nurturing setting your children learn concentration, discipline, respect, as well as an understanding of self defense at his or her own level. Children learn child safety and stranger training. They are becoming better students at school and better listeners at home.