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Liam Siegler Named Best In Nation

Liam Siegler is a seventh-grader who attends the Island Trees Middle School. Siegler is a top-notch student, who is also an amazing athlete and person. He has been named by the FBU (Football University) as one of the United States best seventh-eighth grade football players. 

As such, he has been named to the All-American Games and he will participate in the 2012 National Football Tournament held at the San Antonio’s Alamodome. This will take place in early January. 

The FBU has been organized to enable the nation’s top football athletes to compete against one another. This organization feels that this competition and opportunity helps prepare the nation’s top student-athletes for the rest of their lives both on and off the gridiron. The FBU feels that Siegler is one of these top student-athletes. This is the first time in the history of the Island Trees School district that we have had someone named to this prestigious event. 

Siegler has been an important member of the Island Trees Youth Football team that was coached by his father, Mike Siegler. Coach Siegler was a key lineman who played for the Island Trees varsity football team in the late 80s.

News

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.

Holidays increase daily congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


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.


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