The Island Trees girls varsity track team ran its third track meet at Carle Place on April 21. Tricia DelMonaco finished third in the 800 meter run. Christina Schepmoes finished fourth in the 200 meter. Vanessa Militano finished fifth in the 1500 meters and second in the 3000 meters. Out of the five teams present at the meet, the girls placed third in the 4 x 100 meter relay. Also, the girls track team ran in a five team meet at Oyster Bay. Kelly Huldie finished fourth in the 100 meters. Christina Schepmoes placed fifth in the 200 meters. Michele Henschel won the 400 meters with her great effort in the last 20 meters. Vanessa Militano ran her best times of the season in the 1500 and 3000 meter races. Tricia DelMonaco and Laura Henschel also ran well.
The girls JV softball team defeated Division 6-1 extending their winning streak to nine games (9-0). Great hitting by Rebecca Groy, Stacey Rooks, Laura Sullivan, Carol Lehmann, Sandy Baglivo and Lauren Foster. Great pitching by 8th grader Chrissy DeMott. Great catches were made by Carol Lehmann and Laura Sullivan.
Congratulations Lady Bulldogs Red Softball team. They had a 10-7 victory against Merrick Avenue. Solid defense by Ryan Ann Ezzo, Erin Ludewig and Ashley Tonno. The winning pitcher was Jackie Thumhart. Great hitting by all. RBI's were made by Elizabeth Dinolfo, Erin Ludewig, Ryan Ann Ezzo, Cheryl Werling, Kristin Schafer, Dana Rinaldi and Colleen McGrath with two.
The 8th grade baseball team opened their season before a sold out crowd at Stokes field with an impressive 7-3 victory over visiting Salk. After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the first, the Bulldogs erupted for three in their half of the first, highlighted by Mike Thompson's triple which scored Greg Thomson. Greg went 3-3 on the day with an RBI and roamed centerfield like Joe DiMaggio. Matt Ostrowski went 2-3 scoring twice and Paul Liguori scored and delivered a towering sac fly in the first for an RBI. Gerard VanLeuvan drove in one as did Chris Lorinzini. Flashing the leather were Mike Santor, Greg Apgar, Jude Brewer and Chris Caltabiano. Michael Thompson pitched all seven innings in earning the win. His mixing of pitches kept the Salk batters off balanced all afternoon. Nice job boys. Next up is Grand Avenue. Good luck.