The TOPSoccer Program is getting into tiptop shape and the play on the field shows it. The senior contest this week was a nip-and-tuck battle. The blue team found themselves in a hole as Andrea Matteo and Adam Strominger had the first two goals of the game for the green team. Not to be deterred, the red team settled down to business and went to work. Goals by Billy Russo from a corner kick and one more from the ever dependable Stefani Egre knotted the game. Kendall Toomer kept the green attack going all day with his tireless charges. On the other side of the field, Andrea Cellucci was a dynamo as she took on all challengers, big and small, for the red team.
Sportography Cardinals Vs. Gigi’s Pizza Marlins
In what proved to be a perfect spring evening for a baseball game, the mighty Cardinals once again displayed strong pitching, reliable fielding and patience at the plate against an impressive Marlins team at the Merillon Complex. Pitching ace Philip Chang was not only dominant on the mound as he struck out the only 3 batters he faced, he also drove in 2 runs and scored a run while John Napolitano had another solid pitching performance and contributed offensively with his first home run of the season, 4 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Christopher Carbone, solid on the hill with a strikeout, also added to the offense with 2 runs scored and was followed by an impressive performance from first-time pitcher Matthew Rivera who continues to swing a hot bat with a single and his third double of the season. Joseph Dampman also made his Upper Farms pitching debut and contributed two solid innings on the hill with 2 strikeouts while adding to the offense with 2 singles, 2 stolen bases, an RBI and a run scored. Tyler Dauble continues to impress behind the plate at catcher and also drove in a run on a single while Anthony Treadwell drove in 2 runs on his first hit of the season. Defense was also the name of the game as catcher Scott Schanter snatched a dribbler in front of the plate and quickly turned around to tag out the runner trying to score, Matthew Notine cleanly fielded two hard hit ground balls to second base and AJ DeVito snagged a hard line drive hit to shortstop. Spencer Horowitz, Richard Song and Aditya Jindal combined for 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored while each flashed the leather in the field. Go Cardinals!
The New Hyde Park Wildcats Soccer Club will be holding their annual Golf Outing on Monday, May 10, at nearby North Shore Towers. This event supports the NHP TOPSoccer Program. Anyone interested in participating as a player or sponsor may visit our website at www.nhpwildcats.org for the flyer. Rich Bletsc, Chairperson.
Merillon Notre Dame CYO Lightning 10 vs HBQVB 10
The two teams met on a frigid Saturday afternoon for a high scoring game, only to end in a tie because of darkness. Jessica Vissichelli started on the mound for the Lightning and did a stellar job for 3 innings only letting up 1 run, striking out several batters. Isabella Fazzolari and Sophia Leeds (2 K’s) did a fine job in relief for their pitching debuts. Natalie Patrey at catcher did a great job completing the battery, holding many runners on base with her nimble play behind the plate. The hot bats of Mariella Facibene (2H, 1 RBI), Jessica V.(1H, 2RBI’s) and Rachel Moss(2H, 4RBI’s) made big contributions to the box score. Sophia L., Natalie P, Jenna Marshiano, Kelsey Nathan, Casey Sanders, Isabella F. , Kasey Borduas, Giavanna Maniaci, all reached base via walks, played heads up ball stealing bases and scoring runs. Emily Bidner and Monique Vavro (1RBI on a FC) took good cuts at the plate. A good first game, and things will only get better! GO LIGHTNING!!
Salmon Limousine Services Rays 11, BAB Mechanical Astros 10 -
In a thrilling start to the 2010 Minors season, the Rays scored 2 runs in the bottom of the final inning to defeat the amazing Astros in dramatic fashion. The Rays tied the score in the final inning thanks to a leadoff hit by Ryan Hodes, followed by a tough HBP by Jake Leventhal and a run-scoring smash by Andrew Kadish. The winning run then came in thanks to a perfect bunt by Brian Volk and heads-up base running by Jake Leventhal. An earlier 4-run deficit was erased in a powerful 6-run inning, capped off by a “no doubt” Grand Slam by Jack Tucker. Other offensive stars included Jordan Greiff, Jacob Seidenberg, Michael Telsey and Jared Schwartz. The pitching staff, which kept the Rays in the game all night long, consisted of Jacob Seidenberg, Michael Telsey, Brian Volk, Joey Jacobs, Andrew Kadish and Jordan Greiff. Solid, heads-up defense was turned in by Jack Tucker, Jared Hodes and Karan Thadhani. Great start, guys! Should be a fun season!
The spring TOPSoccer season got off to a chilly start but the action was hot on the field! The junior game was a nail-biter as the Boys tied the Girls 2-2 . Tommy Ko combined with Petros Panomeritakis for the Boys’ scoring . Nicolas Mininson was a standout as their goalie . Andrea Cellucci accounted for both Girls’ goals . Terrific play by Samantha Duggan, Jamie Chan and Mary Glass . The senior match looked like a runaway by the red team as Brett Tirado scored two goals early . David Glass was excellent on defense stopping the offense time and again . The blue team made a strategical, game-changing move midway through the game, which turned out to be monumental . By moving Harrison Stein from goalie to forward, the offense perked up . Harrison provided the attacking advantage as he scored the winning goal late in the game . Stefani Egre powered home the first two goals to tie the contest, which set the stage for Harrison . Debbie Chin provided great leadership as she directed the counter attacks for the blue team. Rich Bletsch, Director
New Hyde Park’s TOPSoccer program is set to start on April 10th, at the Center Street school at 10 a.m.
If you are interested in participating, please contact me, Richard Bletsch, director at 328-3043.
You can find out more information about the program at the club’s web site, including an application and schedule, at www.nhpwildcats.org.
The Sewanhaka East wrestling team is comprised of student athletes from New Hyde Park Memorial and H. Frank Carey high schools. The 2009 / 2010 season started with much anticipation, the Beasts from the East were returning a strong team from the previous year.
The New Hyde Park Little League will hold its Annual Opening Day Parade to assemble Saturday, April 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Leonard Boulevard and Jericho Turnpike. The parade will kickoff at 10 a.m. sharp and head west on Jericho Turnpike to Covert Avenue where they will turn south on Covert until they reach Stewart Avenue.
The parade will then proceed west on Stewart to Michael J. Nuzzi Field where a brief ceremony will be held including the throwing out of the first ball by New Hyde Park Mayor Daniel Petruccio. After the ceremonies the players will be served ice cream.
The Notre Dame “Flying Fish” captured the Class B Championship on Thursday, March 25 at the Eisenhower Aquatic Center. After finishing the regular season with a record of 5-2 (2 losses versus St. Rose), Notre Dame had something to prove in the water.
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