The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 5-4 in waddle-off fashion on Sunday night, Oct. 7, in Game Five of the Atlantic League Championship Series at Bethpage Ballpark. The Ducks won the best-of-five series three games to two and were named the 2012 Atlantic League Champions.
Long Island jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning on a sacrifice fly to center by Ray Navarrete and a RBI single to right by Bryant Nelson off Barnstormers starter Dwayne Pollok. After a Tommy Everidge homer in the second off Ducks starter Bobby Blevins, Long Island added another run in the bottom of the frame on a RBI single to right by Joash Brodin.
The hour-long event kicked off in Field 5 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. The field was filled with supporters and participants, expressing a collective appreciation for mothers, as well as full support for leading a healthy and active lifestyle.
The three and four year olds of the Snoopy soccer team, Red Mustangs in Levittown recently held their opening day games at MacArthur High School field, pictured with their coach Mike Bacani.
The scholarship in Jim Amen’s name is given each year on the school’s awards night to a deserving Division Avenue High School athlete who has demonstrated excellence not only on the field, but off the field as well.
Last year the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team at Division Avenue High School captured the Conference One Championship and was voted the best regular season team in Nassau County by the Nassau County Coaches Association. With many key players lost to graduation, it was unsure where the Lady Dragons would be placed for the current season. However after assessing the returning talent it was decided the Blue Dragons could compete and hold their own in the top ability group in the county.
It was a great day of fun and community pride as family, staff and friends gathered for homecoming on the grounds of Division Avenue High School (DAHS). The kickoff to the weekend commenced with a pep rally in the gymnasium, where students proudly wore their school colors and cheered for their athletes.
The DAHS marching band led the parade, followed by the kickline team, cheerleaders, Wisdom Avenue’s marching band, homecoming king and queen candidates and students who accompanied colorful and creatively themed class banners. Prior to the start of the game, senior football players, cheerleaders and kickline team and marching band members were honored alongside their parents for having dedicated many hours on and off the field. Members of the board of education, high school administrators, student council members and coaching staff were also on hand to participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Legislator Dennis Dunne (Class of 1968), who donated a new scoreboard for the athletic field.
The Levittown Cardinals 14U won two championships in three weeks in their divisions in the NCYAA Summer League 2012 and in the NJBL Labor Day Weekend Tournament 2012. The team came out smoking against MYB Bulldogs and took a 7-3 lead in the NCYAA Summer League 2012. The team then took a final score of 8-2 to win the NJBL Labor Day Weekend Tournament 2012 against the LI Bandits.
Congratulations to the Hicksville Athletics, who finished in first place at the Oceanside Labor Day Weekend Soccer Tournament. The A’s finished with a 4-0 record and didn’t allow a goal all weekend. The team includes (second row, kneeling, left to right) Jamie Race, Amaya Small, Anna Swinchuck, Natalie Untener (tournament MVP) and (sitting, left to right, front row) Isabella Molina, Hailey Clancy, Olivia Eden, Alexandra Gately, Emily Gillis, Brinda Vutukuri, Julie Magliano, Melissa Miller and Melanie Collins (not pictured).
The Levittown Swimming Association (LSA) wrapped up its 2012 season, with Slate Lane pool returning as champions. In an exciting turn, the Bluegrass team etched out a second place finish over Acorn by a single point, proving that every event matters.
“This season was a tremendous success,” said LSA President Ed Taylor. “The season went off remarkably well.” LSA has been keeping Levittown residents from eight to 18 active each summer for more than 50 years. “I think all of our 450 swimmers certainly had a fun season,” said LSA Vice President Steven Dalton.
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