Carrier Enters Burning Home in Search of Children
It was Saturday, so when Wantagh letter carrier David Mikes heard kids screaming in the street, he thought they were playing. But instinct informed him it was something entirely different. When he looked over to where they were standing in the road, he saw smoke billowing out of the attic window of a house on Beech Street. Initially, he thought the chimney had backed up.
New Superintendent Chosen for Island Trees
At the March 31 evening meeting of the Island Trees Board of Education, the board passed a resolution appointing James Parla as the new superintendent of schools effective July 1 of this year. Parla will be replacing Superintendent Richard N. Segerdahl, who will be retiring in June after having served as superintendent for the last 20 years.
Division Avenue Blue Dragons Take Three
On Monday, the Division Avenue HS Blue Dragons Baseball Team beat Great Neck North 18-0 as Kevin Gerard hurled his second shutout of the season. He hurled a no-hitter, while striking out seven batters in a five-inning game called early because of cold weather conditions.
St. Bernard's Fifth-Grade Girls Capture Both CYO and Super League Titles
The fifth-grade travel team from St. Bernard's culminated their outstanding season by winning their second title this season on March 22, when they were crowned Super League Champions at the Island Garden in West Hempstead. In the title game the team put forth a smothering defensive effort against a classy team from the Garden City Athletic Association. The Lady Bobcats did not give up a single basket in the first half, and kept their opponents off the scoreboard until the fourth quarter; by that time the title was a foregone conclusion. St. Bernard's got on the scoreboard early with guard Taylor Malings scoring the first two baskets, even though she was feeling a bit under the weather, and could have easily stayed home in bed to rest. Instead, she came to the game, and gave it her all, showing a lot of guts and determination to help her team accomplish their goal. This type of performance exemplifies the attitude of each and every player on this squad, as they all give 110 percent effort each and every time they step onto the court, no matter what the circumstances.
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