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New Hyde Park Resident An Ivy League Star

New Hyde Park resident and Chaminade High School graduate Thomas Roulis, a student and athlete at Dartmouth College, was recently named the Ivy League Athlete of the Week.

 

Roulis recently helped Dartmouth take three of four from the division-leading Yale Bulldogs to climb back to within a game of the top of the standings. He was instrumental in two non-conference wins during the week as the Big Green defeated Boston College on the road, 2-1, then rallied for an 8-7 walkoff win the following day against Holy Cross.

 

Roulis went 10-for-26 (.385) in the six games with a double, triple, five runs and five RBIs. He began the week with three hits against the Eagles, including a double while sparking a two-run first inning with a one-out single before coming around to score. The next day, versus the

Crusaders, Roulis drove in the first Big Green run with a single, then served as the catalyst for the four-run ninth by leading off with a bunt single.

 

Roulis continued his hot-hitting when Yale came to town, collecting two hits in both ends of the doubleheader, one of which was a first-inning RBI triple followed by an errant throw to third that allowed him to score to start a 12-3 rout in game two. He finished the game with three RBIs.

 

Roulis continued his flawless play at second base, fielding 35 chances without an error to extend his errorless streak to 39 games and 169 total chances dating back to the 2012 campaign. His contributions at the keystone have helped Dartmouth rank fourth nationally with a .982 fielding percentage this season.

 

The first weekly award for a Big Green player this year came after the first week of play, when senior outfielder Jeff Keller was pegged as the Ivy co-Player of the Week on March 4. Then on March 25, sophomore right-hander Duncan Robinson took home the Pitcher of the Week honor.

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


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