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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.

News

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. 

The Sewanhaka Central High School District renewed Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie’s contract for the next five years at a recent board meeting. Ferrie will receive no pay increase in 2014-15 at a $238,000 salary. The contract expires on June 30, 2019.

 

“You can’t get [work] done without a unanimous board,” Ferrie said. “This board took a leap of faith with the program plans for the district. We also have an excellent team [of administrators]. That’s an awesome team.”


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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