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JV Bulldogs Bite Back

The Island Trees JV baseball team has finished off the season with a sweep against Mineola.  After losing the first game of each of the first two series, the Bulldogs came back to win both of those series versus Valley Stream North and Locust Valley.  After dropping two out of three to Clarke in the third week, the boys opened up the series against Cold Spring Harbor with a win and went on to sweep them as well. The boys finished 11-6 overall.

 

Some offensive standouts were Anthony Giambona, who is hit .414 with an OBP of .528. Matt Antonelli hit .370 with an impressive 20 runs scored and John Jeanetti hit .327 and lead the team with 21 rbi. 

 

On the hill, Kyle Herguth led the staff with 5 wins and an ERA 1.18.   Antonelli, Frank Nacovsky, and Vin Palazzo also recorded wins for the pitching staff this year.  Defensively, Joe Buda has solidified the middle of the infield with strong play at shortstop.  It was good season for
the boys. 

 

— Submitted by Island Trees Athletics Department


News

Firehouse Subs announces the grand opening of its first Long Island location in Levittown on Oct. 17. The award-winning fast casual restaurant chain is famous for serving premium meats and cheeses steamed piping hot and piled high on a toasted sub roll, which is served “Fully Involved” with fresh produce and condiments. Founded by former firefighting brothers, the restaurant’s firehouse décor is based on the founding family’s decades of fire and police service, and the new location is decorated with firefighter memorabilia from the Levittown Fire Department.

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution. 

 

The Levittown School District has been vigilant with the increase of cases in general. “We are continuing to implement the precautions provided by the health department and the CDC,” said Levittown School District Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Personnel Darlene Rhatigan. “We are also reminding students and staff to be mindful of the importance of proper hygiene including frequent hand washing.”


Sports

 

Four Division Avenue High School seniors have signed national letters of intent to play baseball at local universities next fall. All four players were instrumental in winning the 2014 Nassau County Championship. 

The Island Trees Squirts Rockets U-6 team met with town officials, Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilman Gary Hudes at the 2014 Island Trees Soccer Club Opening Day Parade and Ceremony held at Stokes Elementary School. Pictured also with the Rockets U-6 team is President Joe Badolato, Event Coordinator Keri Cinelli, Equipment Commissioner Chris Blum, Travel Commissioner Mike Rich, Vice-President Brian Fielding and Rockets U-6 Coach Gina Weyland.



Calendar

Board of Ed Meeting - October 22

League Of Women Voters Talk - October 23

Lecture - October 24


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