The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 17-3 in game one of a day/night doubleheader on Saturday June 2 at Bethpage Ballpark. With the win, Kevin Baez earned his 100th win as manager of the Ducks. The second-year skipper led Long Island to a 78-47 record in 2011 during the regular season. Don McCormack has the most wins as a Ducks manager with 399 from 2001 to 2005.
The Revolution cracked the scoreboard first with a RBI single by Andres Perez to right field off Ducks starter Jason Monti in the second. Long Island would even it up in the bottom of the inning off Revs starter Junior Novoa when Wilberto Ortiz lifted a RBI sac fly to left.
While many may not have made the trek to Elmont this year without the treat of a Triple Crown, longtime racing fan Louis Howe still made the 3-hour drive from North Hampton, MA to see the race.
St. Bernard’s third-grade basketball champs, Michigan State, coached by Bob Dwyer, beat the St. John’s team in a recent championship game, 9-2. Standing: Allie, Nicole, Caitlyn, Julie, league MVP Hailey, Danielle; kneeling: Katie, Jessica, Tarangini and Kailey.
Holy Trinity senior and former Island Trees student Jason Oder has committed to play basketball at Mount Saint Mary College (MSMC) in Newburgh. Not only will Oder play basketball, but he will also be a full-time nursing student.
He has enjoyed a three-year varsity career, helping lead the Holy Trinity Titans to their three best league records in over 20 years. He has scored over 900 career points and recorded over 700 rebounds. He scored a career high of 35 points against St. Francis Prep of Queens and also had a 25-point, 20 rebound game against Southside.
Robert Naughton, of Levittown, won two games on April 27 for the Chaminade High School Flyers and one of them was perfect. Naughton is a senior.
Naughton pitched the first perfect game in Chaminade’s 86-year history over St. Dominick’s in CHSAA. The game immediately followed last week’s suspended game between the two teams that resumed in the top of the ninth inning. Naughton started the top of the inning giving up no runs. Chaminade then scored in the bottom of the ninth, winning the game 5-4.
On May 18 Legislator Joseph Belesi (left) joined with Legislator Dennis Dunne to sponsor their annual Senior Appreciation Day at the Levittown Lanes Bowling Alley located at 56 Tanners Lane, with owner Frank Mormando.
MacArthur senior forward Kevin Roach has committed to Division III New Paltz to play college basketball. Roach scored 616 points during a four-year varsity career with the MacArthur High School Generals. That production included a career-high 30 points as well as 20 rebounds against Baldwin on Jan. 6, which marked the highest scoring output by a General since Mike Gattus scored 35 in a loss at Roslyn on Dec. 4, 2006.
After shutting-out their last three opponents, the girls varsity badminton team, coached by Karen Olsen-Helmold, defeated Wantagh recently by a score of 5-2, bringing their league record to 7-1. Playing in the first singles position, Julie Riley and playing in the second doubles position, Victoria Mulligan and Alyssa Pascual, led the team with seven-and-one records.
Kyle Jordan, freshman pitcher, has been a member of the 2012 Oneonta State baseball team. This spring the Oneonta Red Dragons compiled an 18-21 over-all record while going 9-9 in the SUNYAC conference. Jordan made 11 appearances on the mound and started two games for Oneonta. He threw 22 innings of work with 13 earned runs. He struck out 12 batters and threw a complete game. He held the opponent to a .262 batting average. Jordan is a Division Avenue High School graduate.
Island Trees graduate Ryan MacDonald is a key contributor on the Division 1 Fairleigh Dickinson University varsity baseball team. The Knights are coached by former Island Trees teacher Gary Puccio. They are currently in third place in the Northeast Conference.
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