After two tough losses to Bethpage, the varsity baseball team came back with a vengeance by routing Bethpage. Pitcher Steve Perkowski tossed a complete game 7 hitter, striking out 5 and walking only 3. Senior Scott Sadowski had a huge game going 2 for 4 with 5 RBIs. Sadowski went "yard" with a grand slam in the 3rd inning to start the siege of Bethpage. Matt Acton went 4 for 5 with 2 RBIs and 4 funs scored. Freshman catcher Paul DelGiacco drove in 3 runs, including 2 doubles. Ilker Ucaner went 2 for 4 and Peter Marchelos also went 2 for 4 with 4 runs scored. Bryan Marksteiner, playing hurt, had an unbelievable day with the glove. Marksteiner had 10 assists including a diving play to his right which stunned the crowd at Bethpage. The Bulldogs travel to Great Neck North next for a crucial 3 game series. The League Championship and a playoff bid are the stakes in this showdown. It all comes down to 3 games.
The JV baseball team defeated a previously unbeaten Bethpage team 2 days in a row. In the first game, which they won 5-0, Dan Hart pitched a 2 hit shutout, while striking out 7 batters with a nasty curveball. Offensive stars included Frank Baglivo (3 for 4), Kevin Crowley (2 for 3 with an RBI) and Paul Manganiello (2 for 4 with an RBI). In the second game, they came from 2 runs down to defeat Bethpage 5-4 in the bottom of the 7th inning. Steve Frank hit a "big" triple to lead off the 7th inning. Kevin Crowley drove in the tying run and Dan Fazio hit a 2 out, bases loaded walk off single to win the game. Zach Hess picked up the win after pitching in the 6th inning.
The JV girls lacrosse team is continuing their successful season. The Lady Bulldogs hold a 5-5 record on the season so far, including a victory over Great Neck North before the break. Both teams remained scoreless after the first half. Kristen Weinman led off the second half with a goal in the first 11 seconds setting the state for a win. Shannon Buckley had a clutch goal to solidify the win with an assist from Angela Redmond. A superb defense and excellent goaltending by Sherihann Juaidi kept the opponent to only 2 goals. The JV girls will play their final game of the season at Sewanhaka. The Lady Bulldogs have been a success so far and hope to carry this momentum into their final game.
The varsity badminton team took on Bellmore Kennedy for the second time and defeated them for the second time. A very tough comeback win was recorded for second doubles Heather Rienti and Michelle Gruber.
The 7th grade baseball team won their first game in dramatic fashion. Anthony Ciaramitaro drove in the game winning run to win the game. Nick DeVecchis had 2 hits in the game. A.J. Mattia threw out a runner at home from left field. Brandon Garcia picked up the win. The 7th grade team defeated Plainview 8-4 and improved their record to 2-0. Anthony Petrossian provided no offensive spark going 2 for 2 and 2 RBI's. Bryan Verbitsky also scored 2 rounds. Dan Bartlett got the win while striking out 4.
The 7th grade softball team had their first win by defeating Wantagh 7-6. Joanne Falce led off the bottom of the 7th inning with a walk, and after stealing 2 bases, was driven in by Michelle Giordano with the game winning hit. Giordano went 4 for 4 and struck out 7 batters to help seal the win.
The 8th grade softball team defeated Berner 2-1. Jillian McGovern struck out 16 batters and had the winning hit in the last inning.
The girls' Lacrosse team started the season off with a 12-11 win against Grand Avenue. Ashley Moore and Rebecca Burleson each had 3 goals and Briana Meehan had 2. Alison Gronenthal, Meghan Carey and Lindsay Srour each had 1. Maritza Mazzara had 13 saves for her first game.
The boys' lacrosse team suffered a tough loss to folk. The boys played very well, even though they lost. Exceptional games were played by the defense and the goalies, Ryan Tolan, Justin Habermehl, David Fuentes, Anthony Ciaravino, Peter Thearle and Sean Walsh all played very well. The 2 goals the team had were scored by Stephan Barea with assists from Tom Enders and John Howard.
The team of 28 members of the 7th and 8th grade co-ed track team started their season with a 3rd place finish against some huge local track teams of 75 and more. Our small team showed a competitive spirit and did a great job. Some great contributions were made by Jackie Paskins who came in 2nd in the 200 m. Katherine Malewski took 2nd in the 55 hurdles. Tom Reilly and Chris Bourgade had great finishes in their heats as well. Jackie Kupfer and Samantha Cranmer did outstanding with 1st place finishes in 2 events each.