The MacArthur High School boys varsity soccer team completed a season to remember. Faced with a record of 0-25-5 during the previous two seasons, the team was determined to turn things around, attending early morning weight training sessions in the spring and continuing with soccer training throughout the summer. It was evident early on that the group had grown close, which helped them to overcome numerous adversities throughout the season.
For the third time in the past four years the Lady Dragons of Division Avenue High School have captured the Conference Title. The girls are undefeated in conference A2 with a 12-0 record. This is the first time since 1995 that the Lady Dragons have not lost a conference game. On Jan. 29, the Blue Dragons beat second place Sewanhaka for the second time this season. This victory not only captured the conference crown but it also secured a high seed in the upcoming county playoffs as well.
For the second time in Seaford High School history the varsity cheerleading squad has qualified to compete for the National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) this winter. The competition, considered the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country, was held at Walt Disney World in Orlando, on Feb. 9.
The squad qualified for the national tournament after competing in the small varsity coed, division II regionals on the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) circuit in Toms River, NJ.
Members of the squad include Captain Kelly Ackerman, grade 12; Michaela Arguello, grade 10; Jamie Bouretis, grade 11; Emily Burdick, grade 11; Captain Erin Burdick, grade 12; Tiffany Casella, grade 8; Kristina D’Amore; grade 12, Stephanie Fischetto, grade 12; Raquel Gamboa, grade 12; Heather Gentil, grade 12; Alexis Guadagno, grade 12; Taylor Higgins, grade 12; Captain Amanda Leonardi, grade 12; Makalya MacSaveny, grade 12; Captain Erin McClinchey, grade 12; Mackenzie Meyer, grade 11; Cindy Neiman, grade 11; Nancy Pecora, grade 12; Austin Quiroz, grade 12; Stephanie Ruttura, grade 11; Kayla Simak, grade 12; Madison Skretch, grade 10; and Vinny Vigna, grade 12.
Congratulations to Megan Wing and Kerri Delisi for making the County All-Star team. Wing was as steady as ever in her march to the States as Delisi posted a 701 series for her final three games to clinch a spot in the Top 6. The final girl’s spot wasn’t that easy to seize as a roll off was needed to fill the team. The roll off was the first ever during the counties. The state tournament will be held March 2-3 at Strike and Spare Lanes in Syracuse.
Levittown’s Division Avenue High School students James Kirk and Allison Schuck and MacArthur High School students Gerard Cunningham and Kristen Daly are proud recipients of the Nassau Zone Award. Sponsored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, this award recognizes one male and one female student from each district who exemplify outstanding physical performance, scholastic ability and leadership qualities. The students were honored on Dec. 10 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
With an overall record of 6-4 and 4-1 in league play, the Lady Dawgs team continues to improve. While on most nights the team is anchored by the excellent offensive talents of sophomore Brianna Wilson, it is truly a collective effort on the defensive side.
A tough, physical and aggressive group, the team consistently holds opposing teams to under 40 points in wins. In fact, a few weeks ago in a league game, they didn’t allow Clarke High School a single point in the third quarter.
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