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Robert Naughton Throws Perfect Game For Chaminade

Robert Naughton, of Levittown, won two games on April 27 for the Chaminade High School Flyers and one of them was perfect. Naughton is a senior.

Naughton pitched the first perfect game in Chaminade’s 86-year history over St. Dominick’s in CHSAA. The game immediately followed last week’s suspended game between the two teams that resumed in the top of the ninth inning. Naughton started the top of the inning giving up no runs. Chaminade then scored in the bottom of the ninth, winning the game 5-4.

Because of the low pitch count Naughton started game two. He was dominating throwing just 73 pitches and struck out 11, including seven of the last nine batters on his way to a 6-0 victory.

He allowed only three fly ball outs and had his perfect game threatened once but was kept intact with a diving catch by shortstop Terrence Connelly.

Naughton set three Chaminade records this day. He was the first pitcher to win all three games in a series, first pitcher to win two games in one day and first pitcher to achieve a perfect game.

This summer Naughton will be playing his eighth season for the Levittown Cardinals Baseball Club. He was also awarded an academic and an athletic scholarship to attend St. Thomas Aquinas College where he will be attending this fall to pitch for their baseball program.

News

Nassau County drivers are up in arms due to the recent implementation of school zone speed cameras, which have issued numerous violations since they were installed just weeks ago. The source of residents beef with the county’s speed cameras stems from the cameras issuing speed violations even when school wasn’t in session.

 

Director of Nassau County Traffic Safety Chris Mistron said that while some residents were taken by surprise, summer school hours are still considered a violation period. 

One local mom was concerned about her shy daughter’s first acting class at the newly opened Neighborhood Entertainment Arts and Theatre (NEAT) at 166 Center Lane in Levittown; but after her daughter’s lesson with Theatre Director Watson Miller, she was surprised to hear her daughter broke out of her shell, singing not one, but two songs for the class. 

 

“My husband has a very special gift with kids,” Koula Miller said. “He brings out the best in them.” 


Sports

Golfer Annie Park, 19, of Levittown came close at the U.S. Women’s Amateur tourney, but missed the cut, finishing at 149, 9 strokes over par and just one stroke away from the match-play cut-off. 

 

“I couldn’t make any putts, so then I had more pressure into my shots to get it closer,” Park said, “but obviously that’s not going to work.”

It might not be what you think of as a traditional sport, but at Eisenhower Park people are doing flips in the air and dangling from harnesses, training at I.FLY, a recreational flying trapeze and circus arts program.

 

Anna Marie Cagnazzi is a fairly new convert. “I love the freedom that I feel and the sense of accomplishment that I get,” Cagnazzi said. “Everyone always cheers, and I feel so good about myself. You don’t get to feel that in your everyday life.”

 

Over a year ago the 30-year-old Bethpage resident had no idea that a regular person could trapeze recreationally. Then a co-worker suggested they try a I.FLY class together. 


Calendar

BOE Meeting - August 13

Job Fair - August 13

Liverpool Shuffle - August 14 


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