Levittown BOE Greets New Employees
The Levittown Board of Education introduced all new Levittown School District employees at its Oct. 11 meeting.
Island Trees Students Go From School to Business
Island Trees High School juniors and seniors will once again have the opportunity to work with various local businesses to gain real working experiences through the School to Business Partnership.
Red Devils Corner
It was finally a football type day. A cool crisp 60 degrees, with a little bit of wind blowing. The Red fans packed the sidelines, and you could hear the roar when the Plainview announcer called out the players names. The Red defense took the field, and expectations were high for a Midget Red victory. It took a couple of minutes for the defense to settle down but they held and stopped Plainview in its tracks. Then quarterback Robert Livotti led his offense onto the field. They moved the ball 60 yards but the drive stalled and they gave up the ball on downs. The stingy Red defense would not allow their opponents to cross the goal line. Big stops were made to get the ball back in the hands of the Red machine. The Red offense grounded out yardage the entire drive. Shake and bake runs by John Pascalli and John Harris kept Red moving forward. Dylan Thomas who had an outstanding day was sometimes carrying two or three defenders on his back before being tackled. Red's three-yard and a cloud of dust offense brought all the defenders in tight. This allowed Red to open it up for Air Thomas. Thomas on a hal back option let the ball fly connecting with Joey Tracey for a 50-yard touchdown reception. This would be one of two that the pair would have on the day. The third touchdown was on a reverse to the split end, PJ DeMartino. PJ on the end around took it 50 yards for a touchdown. All three extra points were pounded into the end zone by Dylan Thomas. Thomas also had an interception to stop a Plainview drive.
Island Trees Athletics
The Island Trees Boys' Varsity Soccer team is off to an impressive start to their 2006 season. At the halfway point of league play, the Bulldogs are undefeated. They have three wins and four ties in a tough league made up of playoff veteran teams. They are currently in first place with Floral Park, Hewlett, Seaford, Great Neck South and Lawrence chasing only a couple of points behind. The Bulldogs' success thus far can be attributed to their defensive play. The Bulldogs have only given up one goal in seven games. Kyle Riegel has had six straight shutouts with defenders Matt Cohen, Matt D'Albenzio, Chris Enders, Chris O'Brien and Paul Manganiello helping along the way. The offense has netted nine goals. John Pascale has had three goals and an assist, Stephan Barea has three goals, Tom Willoughby and Shaun Rutherford have one goal each and Matt Brownstone has one goal and four assists. The Bulldogs have their eye on the league championship and county title. With continued strong defensive play and offensive production, the Bulldogs look to be on top when the season ends.