April 27th - The rain held up for the Dodgers and Royals on Wednesday night for a great game by both teams. The Dodgers played well on both sides of the ball. Great offensive efforts by Justin Rosen who was 4-4 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Nicholas Ungania and Ralph Bonelli both contributed with their first doubles of the season. Stephen Bracco had 4 hits; Nicholas Ungania, Nicholas Rubinic, Joseph Mattei, Daniel Simmons and William Vasilakos all contributed with 3 hits each. Justin Rosen also added a single-handed double play at first base. Great effort against a very good Royals team.
In a good old fashioned slug-fest, the mighty Mariners held off a late inning Reds rally to secure their fifth win of the season. Dominick Picirrillo, Jimmy Denara, James Castaldi and Harrison Nettler each had two singles, Michael Zuschlag launched a long double to knock in two runs and John Denara laced a triple down the left-field line to bring in a run. Speedster Parth Patel reached base twice and swiped three stolen bases and Brandon Knupfer reached base and stole one of his own. With the game on the line, closer Andrew Colgan shut the door by striking out two in the final inning.
In a great battle between 2 talented Girls Majors teams from NHPLL, William Gross took the victory by a score of 9 - 7. Melissa Ward pitched a complete game for the victory, striking out 11. Melissa also hit a long homerun and scored 2 runs. Victoria Mooney had 3 extra base hits, scored 2 runs and made a spectacular play in the field. Carolyn Partanio and Maggie Donnelly each had 2 hits and 2 runs. Simon Raso did a terrific job catching including a pick off at third base in the last inning where Nicole Kuzler made the catch and fired a strike back to Simone for the out. Simone had 2 hits as well. Michaela Ernst was on base 4 times including a 2 run triple. Briana Castro, playing against her older sisters Maya and Andrea, played a great game in defeat, nearly making a spectacular catch in left field. Kayla Fitzpatrick had 2 hits and 2 runs in a losing effort while Sophia Jacoby was on base 3 times and scored twice.
Opening Day for the Storm! The Knights of Columbus Council 2852 Storm received strong pitching from Christine Vissichelli who also hit a double to knock in Kristen Renta with the fourth run. She reached base with a single and stole a base in the 4th inning. The first run of the game came in the second inning when Jessica Vissichelli reached base with a walk and stole 2nd and 3rd base, she was sent home with a single by Jessica Weiss. In the third inning Monica Mattei walked andmoved to third on a single by sister, Theresa Mattei. Gianna Coluccio’s slow grounder to the right side sent home a run and was followed by a single by Brittany Lekulvic who stole 2 bases, with the final run of the inning. Gina Pepe hit a line drive that was caught in right field that would have led to at least another run. Elizabeth Hessler had 2 stolen bases along Emily Hartman who stole 1 too! The team stayed in the mix with strong defense by Natalie Patrey, Emerald Geiger and Cassidy Lange. On this day, theteam also welcomed newcomer Clara Goldberger.
Dr. Barbaro’s Orioles (3) vs.
Domenick’s Italian & American Delicatessen Mariners (10)
Sunday, April 3rd, was a beautiful spring morning to kick off the Merillon Minors Division season. The Mariners came out strong, but the Orioles came right back with Michael Marcy and Tyler Witt scoring on a 3 run home run by Brian Wu. Strong pitching and 7 strikeouts in 3 innings by Thomas Messina kept the Orioles in the game until the Mariners scored 4 runs in the 4th and 5th innings behind strong pitching from Dominic Piccarillo and Andre Colgan. Andrew Casoria, Kevin Fox, Thomas Haug, and Christopher Kerrane had hits in the loss. Robert Cass, Nikko Gounaris, Julian Montenegro and Bailey Lee were solid in defense.
The Rangers were lead on Offense by Peter Carreca with 2 Doubles, 3 Rbi’s and 4 steals,CJ Riccobono with 2 hits ,1 Rbi and 2 steals,Stephen DeRocchis with 3 walks, Spencer Kern with 2 Rbi’s, David Klebanow with 2 hits, Dillon Hod with 3 Rbi’s and Marco Coluccio with and Rbi. The Cy Young Award goes to Philip Schurr, Justin Yang and Brett Figelman. Gold Glove Award goes to CJ Riccobono who made some outstanding plays at Short today, Peter Carreca, Philip Schurr, Brett Figelman, Ryan Gaudino, Marco Coluccio and Spencer Kern. Our Effort Award goes to Jared Murad. Good all around game by the whole Rangers Team.
Hot Ryde in Roslyn, a premiere indoor cycling studio and fitness center, will host a three-hour cycling marathon, fitness expo and celebration on Sunday, April 3, from noon to 5 p.m. to benefit Mission: Restore, a Manhasset-based nonprofit organization that provides life-changing reconstructive surgery to women and children in need throughout the world. The organization also educates and trains future medical professionals dedicated to volunteer care as well as invests in scientific research focused on developing better plastic surgery practices and procedures.
More than 400 hearty souls braved the frigid waters and the very windy shore of North Hempstead Beach in Port Washington, to raise money for the Special Olympics. In the past the group has raised as much as $70,000 and hopefully this year it will surpass that amount.
Included in the mass of “plungers” is always North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kai-man along with his wife, Kim, and this year, their very brave 5-year-old daughter, Iyana, as well as their son Shaun, but he “plunged” with his Great Neck North High School group.
You get what you pay for. How many times have you heard that expression? We have this generalized perception that the more something costs the more it is worth. This is invariably true, but the red herring in this line of thinking is price. Easy come, easy go. That’s another expression that is frequently bandied about.
I remember back when minimum wage was $1.05 an hour. If you worked four or five hours on a weeknight job you did not notice the value of your time as much as you did on a Saturday working eight hours with a lunch break after four. It did not take long to figure out that a $3.00 lunch at the deli pretty much wiped out an entire morning’s take-home pay. You had to make a decision. Was it worth it?
Value, worth, and price are concepts that we spend a lifetime attempting to define. Perhaps Karl Marx said it best when he wrote that the only real value came from human effort, labor, which brings us back to easy come, easy go. If you are not willing to labor and sacrifice to obtain something, then clearly that something is of lesser value to you. (So much for Aesop’s fox and his sour grapes.)
Last week Herricks matmen opened the New Year with a league dual match on Wednesday against the Plainview Old Bethpage Hawks. Highlander Second-Men warmed up the audience by plucking the Hawks 34-0. John Dunn (fr-125), Samir Licul (fr-130), Paul “P.J.” Tantillo (so-140), and Jason Liarikos ((fr-145) all won by pins. Justin Hwang won by major decision at 152. The Varsity contest followed with Plainview forfeiting five of the required fifteen weight classes. Coach Cliff Forziat wanted to go after them without the benefit of the free points, but that meant putting the pressure squarely on the shoulders of the younger and least experienced team members. Tom Gonzalez (sr) started things off at 152 and was manhandling his Hawk 8-4 when his opponent surrendered at 1:06 of the first period. Kevin Ryersen (sr) bumped up from 160 to 171 and pinned his man in 49 seconds. Anthony “Lurch” Rosa (jr) followed up at 189 with a 31 second pin.
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