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Sports Briefs

Stormcats Keep Winning

 The New Hyde Park U10 Stormcats have moved up in the standings after two consecutive wins over the past two weekends. On May 10, the Stormcats eked out at 3-2 win over the Lynbrook/E. Rockaway Rebels. Despite being down three players, the boys played hard and stayed strong throughout the game. The goaltender team of Christopher Ribaric and Dino Vidaich held the Rebels to just two goals with the excellent defensive team of Ryan Wasserman, Ryan Ommen and James Gensch. The outstanding offensive playing by Dean Caldwell, Brendan

Cooper and LJ Tsiforas kept the pressure on the Rebels’ defense for most of the game and assisted Colin Coope in scoring two of the team’s goals and Christopher Ribaric in sealing the deal with the third.

 

The Stormcats continued their superb play on May 17 in a 1-0 win against the Floral Park Hawks. Joseph Vieni, Jack Kareff and Luke Notine showed off their skills both in the goal and on the field. The team’s newest player, Ryan Oommen, played all out on defense, with the tremendous support of Ryan Wasserman and Brendan Cooper.

 

The offensive team of Dean Caldwell, James Gensch, Jack Kareff, LJ Tsiforas, Christopher Ribaric and Dino Vidaich kept the Hawks on their toes, while Colin Coope put the ball in the net to ensure the win.

 

Lady Jags Beat Hot Shotz

The New Hyde Park Lady Jaguars defeated the Hauppauge Hot Shotz by a score of 2 -0 in a well played match of soccer on Monday, May 19. This is the second game in a row that Samantha Coope scored the team’s only two goals.

 

The first goal happened when Coope made an unexpected move around the goalie to put the ball in the net. The second goal was on a perfect assist by Tesse Cash. The remaining offensive players of Mary Tsahas, Cate Conway, Nicole Orlando , Aisling McGrath, Jillian Fager, Zoe

Winston and Claire O’Regan all contributed to the offensive flow of the game. Missing from the offense was Vrisida Bouzos who could not play due to an injury.

 

The spectacular defense played by Alexandra Caldwell, Caitlin McDonough, Catherine Rivera, Nora Higgins, Andrea Bouzos, and Samantha Corrigan kept the Hot Shotz scoreless. Linda Artuso the Lady Jags amazing goalie once again displayed her effortless skill of protecting the goal.

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Twenty-three-year-old Victoria Inguanta of New Hyde Park has a unique approach to her artwork. The New Hyde Park Memorial High School and Marymount College graduate takes the human body and combines figurative and abstract work using just a pencil and her canvas.

 

“For instance I’ll take a classical rendering of a face and bring out a modern aspect of the art using lines and space in my composition,” said Inguanta. “To me, the combining of the two is a lot of fun.”

The Sewanhaka Central High School District honored five educators with the Superintendent’s Teacher of the Year Award and recognized staff members with 25 years of service to the district at its Opening Day Ceremony last week, which was highlighted by presentations and student-musician performances.

 

Held at Sewanhaka High School, the ceremony began with the New Hyde Park Memorial High School Select Choir performing the Star Spangled Banner under the direction of choir director Robert McKinnon.


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Tara Notrica is your typical 49-year-old mother of two. Along with her husband Barry, she is kept busy by her 14-year-old son Jared and 10-year-old daughter Samantha. One more thing: she has been battling Mast Cell disease in addition to other autoimmune diseases for the past eight years. Josh York, the CEO and founder of GYMGUYZ, an in-home personal training company, has been working closely with Notrica to help her cope with her disease.

 

“GYMGUYZ is all about the three C’s: convenient, creative and customizable workouts,” said York. “We come to the setting of your choice from homes, offices, churches, and bring our fully loaded van, which has 365 pieces of equipment,” he continued.

Nassau County Police Activity League Special Needs Unit hosted the recent Special Olympics New York Basketball Tournament held at Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Athletic Center home of Nassau County PAL (NCPAL). Thirteen basketball teams, each with up to ten players, participated in the games. NCPAL-

Special Needs Unit Knights; NCPAL New Hyde Park Knights; SCO Owls; Commack Sharks; Long Island Lions: ACDS Thunderbolts, AHRC Starz and for the first time the Oakville Skywalkers, a Canadian team, competed on the court to demonstrate their skill and spirit of sportsmanship. After the games gold, silver and bronze medals and ribbons were awarded to each of the players.


Calendar

Back to School Night - September 10

Silver Sneaker Fitness - September 11

Beachfest - September 14


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