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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

James Sokol and Jake Leeds from Boy Scout Troop 298 recently completed their service projects.

 

Sokol and fellow Scouts replaced the backboards, rims and nets in the basketball court in Nuzzi Park. They also trimmed trees and repainted the court lines. 

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from local school districts showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, 39 students in the Herricks School District opted out of the English exam, while 74 did not take the math test. For the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, 17 students did not take the English test while 18 refused to take the math test.


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians varsity football team hosted Elmont Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 in its final home game of the regular season. 

 

It certainly did not go as the Indians had hoped, falling 18-8, in a mistake filled game. Head coach George Kasimatis said the Indians had their chances, but kept digging themselves into a hole with mental mistakes on both sides of the ball. 

 

Playing from behind, senior running back Brenton Mighty was able to break free for a long touchdown run, to put the Indians on the board. 

Sewanhaka Indians Head football coach George Kasimatis told his team to expect a dogfight in this weeks game against the New Hyde Park Gladiators, and he was right after its 35-21 victory last week. 

 

“All the kids know each other really well, it’s always competitive when we play each other,” he said. 


Calendar

PTA Meeting - October 22

International Night - October 23

Halloween Dance - October 24


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