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MacArthur Boys Varsity Basketball Preview

The MacArthur boys’ varsity basketball team tips off its 2012-13 season against rival Division High School on Thursday, Dec. 6, in the opening round of the annual Jeff Shaw Memorial Tournament. The tournament’s opening round also features a first-round matchup between Massapequa and Valley Stream North. The championship and consolation games will be held at MacArthur on Dec. 7.

The Generals return six members from last season’s squad, which qualified for the playoffs for the fourth time in the past six years: guards Gerard Cunningham, Tom McAndrew, Brendan Smith and Ryan Walsh and forwards Kevin Olsen and Andrew Seniuk.

MacArthur won last December’s Jeff Shaw Memorial Tournament by beating Island Trees in the finals, 55-38, behind 20 points from forward Kevin Roach. Roach made his college basketball debut on Nov.16 for SUNY New Paltz.  

MacArthur has three other nonleague games during the 2012-13 season: at Lawrence on Dec. 14, at Valley Stream South on Dec. 28 and at North Shore on Dec. 29.

The Generals again will play in Conference AA-II. MacArthur’s league opponents are Baldwin (home: Feb. 11, away Jan. 15), East Meadow (home: Dec. 21, away: Jan. 29), Hicksville (home: Jan. 4, away: Feb. 1), Plainview JFK (home: Jan. 11, away: Feb. 8) Port Washington (home: Jan. 25, away Dec. 18) and Valley Stream Central (home: Feb. 5, away: Jan. 8).

News

It’s been a long time since Nicole Shaw and Chris McCabe first met—years, in fact—but after taking a chance on each other, the couple realized that they were meant to be with

McCabe recently proposing to Shaw at Old Westbury Gardens’ annual Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns after six years of dating. 

 

McCabe, now an NYPD officer, and Shaw, who works for Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults, met in middle school and developed their friendship through high school, said Shaw. 

The smell of pine, wood and scented candles greet customers with a sense of home as they cross the wooden threshold to the Amish Craft Barn in Seaford. There they will find dolls, birdhouses, quilts, ceramic turkeys, hand-painted Christmas trees, oak furniture and other seasonal and holiday tchotchkes.

 

Massapequa natives Frank and Pam Hoerauf started The Amish Craft Barn & Gift Shoppe 20 years ago after an inspiring visit to Pennsylvania.


Sports

The Island Trees Cross Country teams continue their improvement in 2014. This year the girls’ team has a record of 8-2 and with their victories over Clarke and Wheatley High Schools, they clinched the Division Championship for the first time in Island Trees High School history.

 

The girls are led by senior Captain Angela Brocco who has been rewriting the girl’s record boards. Brocco set the school record for the Warwick Valley 5000 meter course on Sept. 20. 

This season the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team at Division Avenue has the rare ability to fill every position on the field with a member of the senior class. All 11 seniors have made contributions to the success of this year’s squad.


Calendar

Turkey Cookie - November 21

Lost Nights - November 22

Town of Hempstead Meeting - November 25


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