A year after advancing to the Nassau County Finals, the Lady Dragons of Division Avenue High School find themselves with the daunting task of rebuilding. Last season saw the graduation of all five starters as well as two key players off the bench. This season the Blue Dragons are currently third in their conference with a 2-2 record.
This year’s squad is led by returning players Sue Ballantyne, Amanda McDonough, Gina Fader, Laura Stuart, and Taylor Calabrese. Susan leads the team in scoring averaging 15 points per game. Gina Fader is a defensive specialist who leads the team in taking charges. Sophomores Laura and Taylor are part of the base core that the Blue Dragons hope to build around. Both girls played varsity ball last season as freshmen and are now mainstays in the starting lineup. Laura leads the team in rebounding while Taylor is the floor leader and runs the show on the court from her point guard position. Second year player Amanda McDonough was lost early in the schedule with a season ending injury.
Senior guard William Cheshire scored in double figures for the ninth straight game and the MacArthur boys’ basketball team moved closer to its fourth playoff appearance in the past six seasons with a 47-45 win against Calhoun on Jan. 20.
Senior guard Tyler Eppich’s three-pointer with two minutes remaining gave the Generals a five-point lead. After Calhoun answered with a three-pointer to move within 45-43, Cheshire sank one-and-one free throws with 17.5 seconds to go for the decisive points.
Cheshire finished with a game-high 13 points, and is averaging 14.7 points per game. Kevin Roach had 11 points, Gerard Cunningham 8, Eppich 6 and Ryan Walsh 4.
The MacArthur boys’ basketball team took sole possession of second place in its eight-team conference as senior guard William Cheshire netted a career-high 22 points in a 52-43 win against East Meadow on Jan. 13.
Senior guard Tyler Eppich’s steal and pass to Cheshire, who converted a layup and foul shot, opened an 11-point lead for the Generals with 78 seconds remaining and sealed the victory.
In Coach Eric Rubin’s 100th game leading the Generals, MacArthur never trailed in improving to 7-2 overall and 4-2 in Conference AA-II. Baldwin occupies first place at 6-0.
Three senior members of the football team were recently honored at the Crest Hollow Country Club with county awards. A fourth senior was honored at a separate brunch on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The coaching staff would like to congratulate all of the award winners.
Senior RB/LB and co-Captain, Chris Pascali was an All-Conference and All-County player. Pascali represented Island Trees High School (ITHS) as the starting fullback in the Nassau County Senior Game held at Mitchell Field.
Senior forward Kevin Roach produced the biggest offensive outburst by a MacArthur boys basketball player in five seasons and the Generals flirted with an upset against one of Long Island’s top teams before losing to Baldwin, 73-61, on Jan. 6.
MacArthur nonetheless had another successful week that included a 57-38 win against Port Washington. The Generals moved to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in Conference AA-II. They return home to face East Meadow on Friday, Jan. 13 at 6:15 p.m.
The Wantagh Warriors, ranked by the New York State Sportswriters Association (NYSSWA) as one of the top two wrestling squads in the state, took first place with 374 points Jan. 7 in the Ted Peterson Tournament at Island Trees Middle School.
Wantagh’s victory put the exclamation point on a memorable wrestling-filled weekend in the Island Trees School District, which included a Hall of Fame ceremony on Friday, Jan 6 in the high school gymnasium and a 10-hour-long, 12-squad, three-mat tournament at the middle school on Saturday.
Legislator Dennis Dunne Sr. presented a sign to Division Avenue High School Baseball Team for winning the 2011 Class A Long Island Championship. Pictured with Dunne are: DAHS Principal Francesco Ianni, Dan Boidi, Brian Uster, Joe Gudrisco, Matt O’Rourke, Brett McBride, Justin Wiertz, Nick Boloi, Johnny Muller, Anthony Semrolla, Stephen Humenesky, Lenny Martinez, Head Coach Tom Tuttle and Assistant Coach Shane Zaczycki.
The MacArthur boys basketball team produced its largest margin of victory in coach Eric Rubin’s six seasons at the helm with a 78-39 win against Valley Stream North on Dec. 30. The Generals’ scoring outburst was their highest since Dec. 13, 2006, in an 84-80 overtime loss at Wantagh.
The 39-point margin of victory against Valley Stream North surpassed a 77-48 win against Herricks last season for the most lopsided under Rubin.
Once again, the MacArthur High School Generals football team was well represented at this year’s 46th annual Nassau County High School Football Coaches Association Gridiron Banquet held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
For the Conference I Generals, seniors and co-Captains Brett Ellers and William Cheshire were the anchors of their offense and defense—Ellers as their workhorse running back and relentless outside linebacker and Cheshire as their reliable wide receiver and hard-hitting safety. Each received All-County honors (Ellers’ second consecutive selection) and were joined by fellow co-Captain and lineman Anthony Giametta, linebacker Joe Tangredi and quarterback Gerard Cunningham who each received All-Conference awards. Kicker and defensive end, Kevin Roach was named as a nominee for Nassau’s Unsung Hero Award and Cheshire and Giametta received Academic All-Conference awards. The MacArthur Generals also received the 2011 Sportsmanship Award.
Senior guard William Cheshire stole a Plainview JFK pass with 87 seconds remaining and drove the length of the floor for a layup to give the MacArthur boys basketball team a one-point lead and the Generals held on for a 46-44 road win Dec. 20.
After missing the front end of one-and-one free throws with 30.1 seconds remaining, junior guard Gerard Cunningham bounced back by drawing a critical charge with 14.0 seconds left to return possession to the Generals. Cheshire then netted the final of his game-high 15 points at the free-throw line. MacArthur withstood a Plainview missed shot at the buzzer to improve to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in Conference AA-II.
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