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Levittown Outfielder Makes Skyline Conference Honor Roll

Jennifer Jean, a Levittown native and SUNY College at Old Westbury senior outfielder, was tabbed to the Skyline Conference Softball Weekly Honor Roll. This is Jean’s sixth conference weekly honor. 

 

Jean opened the season with a .583 batting average (7-12) in five games last week for the Panthers. Jean totaled six runs scored, five RBIs, five walks and three stolen bases on the week.  

 

Jean hit 2-for-2 (2 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, SB) with an RBI triple and then scored the eventual game-winning run in the fifth inning of game two’s 4-2 win over Purchase on March 22.  In game one, Jean went 2-for-3 at the plate with three runs scored, one RBI, one stolen base and drew a pair of walks.  In the season opener against Hunter on March 21, Jean produced a 2-for-4 (RBI, R, BB, SB) game.  

 

Jean currently leads the team outright in batting average, slugging percentage (.750), on base percentage (.667) and walks (5) while she is tied for the lead in triples (1) and stolen bases (3).  Jean is second on the team in RBIs (5), runs (6), hits (7) and total bases (9).  Jean also leads the conference in batting average and on base percentage and ranks fifth in slugging percentage. 

 

— Submitted by the Old Westbury Panthers Athletics Department


News

 

Last June, Nassau County passed legislation that allows for the deployment of a speed enforcement camera system in school zones for each of the 56 public school districts in the county. 

 

The new systems will be implemented throughout the county on July 25, and will be operational on scheduled school days throughout the year. 

U.S. Naval Veteran Wendy Linden

U.S. Navy Veteran Wendy Linden is incredibly modest when talking about her three years in the service. 

 

“I did nothing heroic,” says the Levittown resident, “but these men around me, they have done amazing things.” 

 

Linden signed up for the U.S. Navy in 1983 after receiving some motivation from her cousin, who had been involved with the Blue Angels. As a Long Island native, she had hoped to be stationed close to home. Her “wish list” included several ports, from New England all the way to the Brooklyn Navy Yard... but instead she was sent to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 


Sports

Levittown’s Division Avenue High School varsity baseball team, under the direction of coach Tom Tuttle, won the Class A County Championship, garnering a third-place ranking in New York State. This is the team’s 13th county championship win and the second county championship for the school in the past four years.

 

In addition, senior Chris Reilly was named Championship MVP for throwing a complete game shutout in game two and going three for four with two RBIs. 

Taylor Traenkle, a junior at Division Avenue High School recently received the MVP award for the Nassau County Varsity Hockey League Association.

 

Traenkle, who plays no. 9 for the Levittown Ice Falcons, led the way averaging 2.8 points a game with a total of 25 goals and 23 assists in just 17 games. 


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