The LAC Slammers headed to Pennsylvania on Memorial Day weekend to play in the 2011 Rock Memorial Day ASA National qualifier tournament. The Slammers played with intensity all weekend long and took second place in the 16U Championship game, earning the Silver title – LAC Slammers Silver. On Monday, Memorial Day, the Slammers played three games back-to-back in the 95-degree weather and the girls always managed to maintain a positive and winning attitude on the bench and in the field. The coaches would also like to thank the parents, because without the support of the parents the Slammers would not be who they are – Go parents!
Congratulations to the Varsity Softball team for an outstanding regular season in a highly competitive conference. The team finished with an 8-4 conference record (9-6 overall record) that earned them a #2 seed in the single elimination, Nassau County tournament.
The Levittown Tigers 9 Year Old Baseball Travel Team ended their spring season with a .500 season average. At the end of season, they participated in the National Junior Baseball League Memorial Day Tournament. The team traveled to Connetquot and played four games over the weekend. They advanced to the championship game, undefeated, with a 4-0 record.
The Island Trees varsity baseball team won the Nassau County Class A5 League Championship on Thursday, May 5.The Bulldogs now have won five league titles in the past seven years. With the league title, Island Trees secures a double elimination berth in the Nassau County playoffs.
Congratulations to Mike Esposito for signing a letter of intent to play football at Gettysburg College next fall. Esposito was a co-captain of the football team this past season and played an intricate role on both sides of the ball as a wide receiver and strong safety. Esposito is a true student-athlete who is focused and dedicated to academics as well as on the athletic field.
On Wednesday, May 11 Island Trees officially welcomed the arrival of a new baseball scoreboard for Island Trees High School. The new scoreboard, which has been described as the “best” high school scoreboard in Nassau County, will enable our baseball spectators to follow the score inning by inning, as well as, all of the balls, strikes, and outs throughout the course of the game. Dennis Dunne, elected to the Nassau County legislature in 1997 and who has been an incredible friend to the Island Trees school community for years, facilitated this endeavor for Island Trees High School. In addition, Joseph Belesi, recently elected to serve as a Nassau County legislator in the Island Trees area, was integral in securing the funding for this project.
On Saturday, June 4 Levittown resident Thomas Glenn will embark on a 100-mile run for local charity the John Theissen Children’s Foundation.
The run will begin from the John Theissen Children’s Foundation’s Family Fun Center, 1881 Wantagh Avenue in Wantagh at 11 a.m. Prior to the start of the run, supporters are welcome to come to the Kick-Off Party at the Fun Center and enjoy complimentary juice, coffee, and bagels beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Join the team, support Thomas’ efforts, and help sick and underprivileged children by sponsoring this worthwhile endeavor. Pledge forms are available at www.jtcf.org.
The Island Trees soccer team has announced that Andrew Willoughby signed his national letter of intent to play soccer at New York Institute of Technology. Willoughby was a three-year starter for the Bulldogs. His most impressive season was his senior year.
As a captain, he led the team to a league championship and a run to the county semifinals. He led the league with six goals and nine assists, two of which came in dramatic style in overtime during the playoffs. Nassau County and New York State rewarded him for his season earning Conference Player of the Year, All County and All State. Willoughby will be attending NYIT on scholarship while studying business management.
The Bulldog track team had a triumphant showing at the “Green and Gold Invitational” held by the Lynbrook Track Team on Friday, May 6. This invitational included a dozen teams from across Nassau County.
Some of the highlights included:
Lucas Pugliese setting the Island Trees High School record in the 400-meter race with a time of 51.8 secs. He not only won that event, but he anchored the victorious 4 by 4 relay team.
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