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Town Honors Firecats, LAX Teams

Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board recognized the athletic achievements of three different teams who call North Hempstead their home at its recent. These teams reached incredible heights in their recent competitions, and they exemplify what hard work and perseverance can do.

 

The 13U girls New Hyde Park Firecats soccer team was honored for winning the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association State Cup. This is the second year in a row they have achieved this feat.

 

The Manhasset High School Girls varsity lacrosse team, for winning the New York State title. The team won the State Class B championship on June 3rd, at SUNY Cortland, by defeating Victor Senior High School. The win was especially satisfying after the team suffered a disappointing loss in the semifinals of last year’s state tournament. 

 

The Manhasset Crew Team for their silver medals in girls lightweight varsity 4-plus, and girls lightweight varsity double squads, during the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championship on June 15th in Ranch Cordova, Calif. The Boys Novice and Boys Varsity Crew players were also recognized.  

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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