Wednesday, 23 October 2013 00:00
The latest recaps on how the teams are doing:
5- and 6-Year-Old Generals
The 5- and 6-year-olds had a rough time against the Elmont Cardinals as the Cardinals’ speed proved to be a little too much for the Generals, winning with a final score of 28-7. The high winds shut down the Generals’ aerial attack, but Patrick Kelly got the running game going behind the blocking of Zach Spinelli and John Arato. Despite the difference in speed the defense played strong after two early scores of each half by Elmont. Next week the Generals are prepared to take on Floral Park.
7- and 8-Year-Old Generals
The 7- to 8-year-old Generals won their first game of the year led by a strong offensive attack.
Bryce Kipnes led the team with 156 yards rushing on 8 carries and had two touchdowns. PJ Verdi and Michael DiLorenzo also had a touchdown each. Strong offensive line blocking (Olivieri TD block, Capozzi TD block and Lodati TD block) supported the strong rushing attack of which the Generals amassed 223 yards on the ground.
The General defense stood out as well with strong efforts across the team, (Verdi had four tackles, three assists and one caused fumble, Olivieri had two tackles, three assists and one fumble recovery, and Bryce Kipnes had two tackles, four assists).
The 7- to 8-year-old Generals improved their record on the season to 1-4.
The 9-year-olds were on a BYE this week. They will be back with Friday Night Lights in Centre Island 6 p.m.
The 10-year-old OBB Generals lost to Garden City A team by a score of 26-6. Jake Van Velsor lead the way with 14 carries for a total of 59 yards including a 5-yard TD run. Luke Paniagua had eight carries for 58 yards, David Hill had four carries for 15 yards, Matthew Pisciotta had two carries for six yards
And Michael Gangi had two carries for four yards. Michael Nabavi had a big hit causing a fumble as Jake Van Velsor recovered in the third quarter. Luke Paniagua had 12 tackles, David Hill and Michael Nabavi had three tackles, Matthew Pisciotta had three tackles along with Aidan Carrozza, Liam Doran, James Hosey, Nathan Kearney, Sal Mangano and Ben Silver each had one tackle.
It was a great day for the 11-year-old Generals Football squad last week in Bayville. Not only did the boys enjoy their introductions prior to the game but they went on to manhandle a tough Uniondale team 24-0 in an unfortunate shortened game.
The defense set the tone with a dominating performance. Early fumble recoveries by Matt Jones and Eddie Clark quieted the Uniondale offense.
Carlo Paz had his best game of the year with a 53-yard TD run and a 45-yard TD off a perfect screen play from Aidan Liantonio. Aidan Danenza also had a great game even though Uniondale was keying on him all day. He had a 4-yard TD run and a huge 79-yard pick six for a steak dinner.
Another great effort by the entire team.
The Generals Cheerleaders
Homecoming was a fantastic time. The General cheerleaders came with full spirit to show their pride in the football players. The pee wee team led the crowd in cheers that had fans clapping along. The midgets had fans stomping in the stands. The seniors had the crowd swaying their bodies to the Generals’ beat. All squads performed an amazing half-time show and dance.
Submitted By Team Coaches
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than with music, and critically acclaimed pianist Stan Wiest will be hosting a holiday sing-a-long at Locust Valley Library to help get everyone in the mood on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Wiest has been playing piano since he was 5 years old, and now, at age 69, has recorded his first CD; an album that has been so well-received, it is a top seller on Amazon.com. The talented pianist spent much of his early career traveling and says he played every supper club in Manhattan, while also working full time on a TV soap opera. To promote his album, his local circuit also includes a presentation at Forest Books in Glen Cove on Dec. 12.
About 30 years ago, Wiest stopped traveling to be with his wife and kids and has been running a music entertainment business in Fort Salonga. Now, with his new album, he’s back on the road, something he never expected to happen at this point in his life.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
It was a cold night for the annual Menorah lighting at the Derby Hall Bandstand last Monday. The event, which is sponsored by the Oyster Bay Civic Association, was well attended though, with Oyster Bay Jewish Center’s Rabbi Marvin Demant leading the crowd in cheerful Chanukah songs.
“Every year we gather at the gazebo to celebrate the miracle of Chanukah,” said Rabbi Demant. “It is actually very special this year because Thanksgiving and Chanukah will overlap for the first time in almost 100 years.”
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
With grit, determination and all-out teamwork, the Friends Academy Boys Varsity Soccer team completed their quest for a third state soccer championship, defeating a tough Lansing High School, 1-0, in the New York Class C State Championships.
Both teams kept the game at a tight 0-0, until 20 minutes into the second half, when a throw-in from senior Patrick Moodhe (Manhasset) connected with the head of senior Jon Nierenberg (Sands Point) for the game’s only goal.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Nicole Giannetti entered her third cross country state meet in her career with one goal in mind: to place in the top 20 and earn an all-state medal. After finishing 38th in 2011 and 26th in 2010, the goal was definitely within her reach.
“She was ranked 25th according to one website, so we knew it was going to be close,” said Coach Kevin Cotter. “After looking at some of the times of her competitors, I told her she could potentially finish in the top 10. If she fell short, at least she would still remain in the top 20 and earn that elusive medal.”