Kelly Goes From Dragon to Lizard
When Levittown native Timothy Kelly was an all-county lacrosse player for the Division Avenue High School Blue Dragons in 1998, it would have been hard for him to imagine that he would one day make a career out of the sport of lacrosse. In fact, it would have been impossible, as there was not a professional outdoor men's lacrosse league in the United States.
Salk/MacArthur Traffic Study Discussed at Length
The Levittown Board of Education's Nov. 29 special meeting at Levittown Memorial Education Center spurred interest from residents as over 100 people showed up to take part in the ongoing Salk/MacArthur Traffic Study discussion.
Island Trees Athletics
This year's Island Trees Boys Varsity Basketball team has a lot of excitement around it. Built around senior captains Will Lopez, Dan Hart and Jon Bartlett, the boys are looking forward to a very exciting season. However, their senior leadership doesn't stop there. With returning seniors Rob Fragoletti, who was selected as this year's first game captain, Ralph Garcia and Chris Caragher round off a group who should greatly contribute. They also have Paul Fontana who has returned for his senior season after not being able to play for two years due to injury. While Island Trees Junior Varsity Basketball team went undefeated for the league season (12-0) and 16-1 overall, these underclassmen quickly realized this is nothing like the junior varsity, as the game moves faster and the opponents are much bigger. Juniors, led by Ronnie Modik, who is coming off a great football season, point guard Frank Baglivo, who as a junior received some votes from his teammates to be a captain and Justin Heisig, who at 6'2", should prove to be a force both offensively and defensively. Their junior guards are rounded off by Shawn Fenton who has proven that he could hit shots from just about anywhere on the court. However, because of his tremendously hard work during the off-season, his contributions will not end with his shooting. Their junior big men are rounded off by Bryan Valinoti and John Bruno, who are both very versatile players who can play the 2, 3, 4 and 5 and Eric O'Reilly who will get his chance to show what he can do at center. Ryan Tolan, the team's sole sophomore, earned his way onto varsity because of his hard play and could prove to be quite a force in the post. Their first scrimmage this year was a four-way against the two Smithtown teams and Richmond Hill from Queens. Overall, the team performed well, but most importantly, they got to see what they needed to work on. Confidently, they went into their next scrimmage with Holy Trinity, a Catholic School with players who have played on AAU teams and St. Bernard's teams with their players. They started out okay, but things started to fall apart in the middle of the second quarter. It gave them the "kick" we needed considering the next two days of practice were probably the best that they have had. They then came out for their third scrimmage against Herricks and started slow, but after the first quarter, they played much better. They play their fourth scrimmage against Hicksville and hope to do well against another AA school. Their schedule is posted at eteamz.active.com/boysbulldogsbasketball.
Levittown Central Baseball is holding 2007 spring registration on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Levittown Library - room A.
Bearman Thanks Residents for Reelection to Fire Commissioner