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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

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. 


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