Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00
The MacArthur wrestling team took beat the Mepham Pirates on Jan. 16 by the score of 57-18. The Generals registered five pins in the match, none being bigger than Mike Marrero’s pin over #1 ranked Louis Hernandez. The Generals kept the momentum to win two days later, as the Generals took the league title against Long Beach High School.
MacArthur 57, Mepham 18
195 - Naim Al-Qaadir (Mac) pinned Corey Heller (Mep) 3:27
220 - Anthony Maltese (Mep) pinned Nick Cuciti (Mac) 3:41
285 - Doug Hughes (Mac) by FFT
99 - Joel Zambrano (Mep) dec. Travis Cooksey (Mac) 7-5
106 - Vincent Thron (Mac) dec. Jamie Dunn (Mep) 5-4
113 - Michael Brown (Mac) pinned Albert Hernandez (Mep) 1:27
120 - Christopher Cataldo (Mac) pinned John Sherlock (Mep) 3:58
126 - Justin Cooksey (Mac) pinned Connor Garet (Mep) 0:38
132 - Tom Mauro (Mep) pinned Anthony Boccasini (Mac) 4:30
138 - Robert Bennett (Mac) by FFT
145 - Sal Randazzo (Mac) md. Matt Assael (Mep) 9-0
152 - Michael Marrero (Mac) pinned Louis Hernandez (Mep) 3:40
160 - Steven Schneider (Mac) TF Tyler Clougher (Mep) 0:00 15-0
170 - Dan Tracy (Mep) dec. Jeremy Hughes (Mac) 5-1
182 - Joey Tangredi (Mac) dec. Shane Agostino (Mep) 10-4
On Jan. 18, Coach Paletta announced the names of eleven senior wrestlers; Niem Al-Qaadir, Robert Bennett, Anthony Boccassini, Christopher Cataldo, James Evans, Jefferson Lopez, Mike Marrero, Anthony Mendes, Justin Perez, Waiss Rustermi, Joseph Tangredi who will be moving on to their next chapter of life. The senior boys and their parents were congratulated during the beginning of the match against MacArthur’s rivals, Long Beach.
The boys’ parents participation was well recognized during the ceremony as the young men honored their mothers with a flower of thanks. The night was a huge success for MacArthur beating Long Beach. This win clinched the league title for MacArthur with a team score of 47 - 15. The above named seniors will be sorely missed next year on MacArthur’s mats and will join the elite group of alumnus. Once a General always a General.
Congratulations to Steven Schneider for placing third and Justin Cooksey placing eighth in the Eastern States Championship in Sullivan County.
MacArthur 66, East Meadow 9
MacArthur 50, Hewlett 23
A special thanks to Sal’s Place at 1495 Hicksville Road, in North Massapequa for hosting the informal get together after the matches. MacArthur is on a roll and will be hosting the Nassau Qualifiers on Saturday, Feb. 2. Come on down to MacArthur High School to cheer them on.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
Jessy Davidson, a student at MacArthur High School in Levittown, organized and held a blood drive at the John Theissen Children’s Foundation on Wantagh Ave. this past weekend.
Davidson, a junior, hopes to earn a small college scholarship through the New York Blood Center Bloodstock Scholarship Program by hosting this blood drive. If at least 30 donors come through, she will qualify for the scholarship.
Anyone who is in high school is able to participate in this scholarship, according to Davidson.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
On Feb. 27, parents in the Levittown, East Meadow, Massapequa and Farmingdale school districts came together for an informal panel discussion on the New York State Education Department and the implementation of the state Common Core Learning Standards.
Panelists included New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, Jeanette Deutermann of the Long Island Opt Out Facebook page, and former public school teacher David Greene, who came to the Farmingdale Public Library to talk with local parents about key concerns and questions with the curriculum.
An outspoken parent and founder of the Long Island Opt Out movement, Deutermann, delved into some of the factors behind what led to the state’s adoption of the Common Core, and how the state education department cites high school graduation rates as its reasoning behind the curriculum.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
The Island Trees track program is pleased to announce that four members of the team will be participating in the New York State tournament. Students honored include:
Alexa Dolgos with a personal best of 1.37 in the 600 meter run; Alyssa Mustafa with a personal best of 17 feet, 3.5 inches in the long jump and a personal best of 36 minutes 1.3 seconds in the triple jump competition; Andrew Zabala with a personal best of 43 feet 5 inches in the triple jump; and Joe Stanco with 47 minutes 10.5 seconds in the shot put.
— Submitted by Varsity Track Coach Joseph Manna
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
The Island Trees Bulldogs Wrestling team finished the 2013-2014 season with an overall record of 18-8. The team defeated Syosset in the Dual Meet Championship playoffs 34-27, and then lost to Plainedge in the second round 48-29. The team had a strong season and was ranked no. 8 in Nassau County. The Bulldogs entered 22 wrestlers in the Nassau County Qualifying Tournament, out of which, eleven of the team’s All-League grapplers qualified for the coveted Nassau County Wrestling Tournament. Six wrestlers also received All-Conference honors, with one wrestler earning a wildcard into the tournament, for a total of 12 Island Trees wrestlers competing.