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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

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.


Calendar

Turkey Cookie - November 21

Lost Nights - November 22

Town of Hempstead Meeting - November 25


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