Pictured (l-r) Coach Mike Gattus, Nicolette Agnostinacchio, Melissa Pierre, Jennifer Race, Ryan Clifford, Steve Morra, Kristin Politi and Kirsten Gaertner.
Submitted by Cheryl Clifford
The Farmingdale State women’s basketball team hosted non-conference opponent Medgar Evers (2-10) for their first game of the new year, claiming a 65-37 victory. The Rams improved to 3-4 overall with the win.
During the match, the Rams shot 62-percent from long range, knocking down 5 out of 8 three-point attempts, including three made by junior guard Christina Merrill of Levittown. Merrill finished with a team-high 14 points, while senior guard Nicky Young from
Queens, totaled 12 points, three assists and three steals. Junior guard Camille Romero also dished off six assists and Freshman forward Chelsea May from Baldwin totaled eight points and two rebounds.
This has been an exceptional season for student-athletes at Division Avenue and MacArthur high schools. The students realized success on and off the field, with four individuals designated as scholar-athletes. During the fall sports season, athletes secured 14 All-
County, seven All-Class, 24 All-Conference, one All-Division and two All-County Honorable Mention designations.
In addition, swimmers Jessica Giuliani, Libbie Sudweeks, Whitney Sun and Danielle Thomas set a new school record for the 200-yard medley relay. Whitney also broke a record for the 500-yard freestyle. Senior athletes Robert Andreoli, Brianna DeMilia, Adam
Heidenfelder, Kirsten Kelley, Thomas McAndrew, Steven Schneider and Joe Spitaleri also signed National Letters of Intent to continue their sports at the collegiate level.
The Levittown West Little League’s winter baseball camps will be held on Jan. 5, 12, 19 and Feb. 2. Sessions for kids ages 8-10 will run from 9 - 10:30 a.m. Sessions for kids ages 11-14 will run from 11-12:30 p.m.
Winter camps cost $40 per session or $130 for all four dates. Registration forms are available online at Levittownwestlittleleague.com.
A record field of 1266 runners and walkers crossed the finish line on Saturday morning, Dec. 21, at the 26th annual Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-kilometer run, which started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage.
Top finishers from Levittown were Thomas Glenn, Jr., who finished 5th overall and first in the 35-39 age group with a time of 17 minutes and 30 seconds; Eddie Reagan, who took first place honors in the 55-59 age group; and Bill Fisher, who earned the 3rd place award in the 55-59 age group.
The charitable beneficiary of the run was once again The Opening Word—a program run by the Dominican Sisters to teach English and other skills to poor uneducated immigrant women. The run was also managed by the Greater Long Island Running Club, with GLIRC’s Ric DiVeglio serving as the Run Director. The key sponsors were the leading Long Island Intellectual Property law firm of Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, and local 338 RWDSU/UFCW.
— Submitted by the Greater Long Island Running Club
The Island Trees Varsity Wrestling team competed in their first non-league match of the season Thursday night defeating Hicksville 66-12. The Bulldogs won 12 out of the 15 weight classes. Tyler Butrico, Chris Williams, Kevin McDonough, Brandon Fourquet, Anthony Reyes, and Ed Sanchez all won their matches by pin. Chris Donnelly won by technical fall 15-0; Vinny Manna won by major decision 9-0; and, John Nicolino won by decision 7-2. Our JV team also won 36-24 with Timmy Madden and Oscar Reyes paving the way by pins.
The Bulldogs wrestled tough all night controlling and dominating the match in impressive fashion. The next two contests will include the Bay Shore Duals vs. #6 ranked team in Suffolk County East Islip, and then on next Wednesday December 18, non-league match vs. cross town rival and #8 ranked team in Levittown Division High School.
— Submitted By The Island Trees Wrestling Coaches
Senior point guard Tom McAndrew scored a career-high 17 points to help launch the MacArthur boys basketball team into the conference playoffs with a 64-44 non-league win at Herricks High School on Dec. 12.
McAndrew’s previous scoring high had been 15 points, against Valley Stream South and Hicksville last season.
The Island Trees Bulldogs Wrestling team started the 2013-2014 season with an impressive showing at the annual Uniondale Knights’ Classic Wrestling Tournament earlier this month. The team scored a total of 350 points, demolishing the competition. Large school
Uniondale finished in second place, 90 points behind Island Trees. The tournament had a total of nine teams: Island Trees, Uniondale, Seaford, Valley Stream Central, Valley Stream South, Westbury, Hempstead, and upstate section I schools from Yonkers and
Division Avenue High School senior Mark Martinez has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa. Mark has been a three-year starter as a third baseman and pitcher for the Blue Dragons. An All-Conference player, he was instrumental in the team earning the 2013 Conference A2 championship. Mark batted .338 with 20 RBIs and 19 scored runs. He tallied 4-2 with 38 strikeouts on the mound.
Division Avenue Principal Joan Lorelli and varsity baseball coach Tom Tuttle join the Levittown community in congratulating Mark on his remarkable career with the Blue Dragons.
Congratulations to the Island Trees boy’s junior varsity soccer team for being recognized for the Nassau County JV Sportsmanship Award. There are over 50 JV soccer teams in Nassau County and only one team is recognized for this accomplishment each year. It is always nice to be acknowledged for a winning record but it is an honor to be recognized for demonstrating positive conduct and behavior. The Island Trees Athletic Office thanks the coach and each boy for their contributions to this outstanding accomplishment.
This team gives everyone in the district something to be very proud of.
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