The Portledge Varsity Boys Tennis team completed a very strong season with an overall record of 13 wins and 6 losses. They won a hard fought championship match versus Long Island Lutheran by a score of 3-2 to capture the 2013 IPPSAL (Independent Private and Parochial Schools Athletic League) crown.
Portledge no. 1 singles player Cameron Daniels ’14 (Oakland Gardens) was easily victorious to keep his undefeated mark in IPPSAL play intact. The two doubles teams of Alex Snow ’14 (Glen Cove) and Ethan Axelowitz ’16 (Huntington), and Hussein Khalfan ’14 (Muttontown) and Andrew Palacios ’16 (Centerport), also went undefeated this season.
The Panthers will return all of their players next year.
The Long Island Rough Riders battled back from a 1-0 deficit at half time to make up for the away loss in New York last Saturday.
All proceeds of individual ticket sales and limites edition t-shirt sales were donated to the American Red Cross to help the victims affected by the recent tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma.
The Rough Riders started the first half strong as they dominated possession and created many opportunities in their attacking half. Central defender Sue Weber burst into the attack early in the game. Weber carried the ball down the wide left flank to connect with forwards crashing into the box. Long Island’s defender Kerry O’Connor also got in the attacking mix as she made a number of deep runs cutting into the inside.
The Long Island Rough Riders hosted their toughest opponent yet in the PDL season, Reading United AC. The game saw the two teams fight for control of the midfield, not allowing the opponent many opportunities to score. The Rough Riders’ determination and hard defensive work earned them a point in the 0-0 tie against the Mid-Atlantic Division leaders.
The Rough Riders and Reading United met each other at eye-level early in the first half. Two strong defensive lines did not allow the opposing attack to break through. After 20 minutes, Reading started to turn up the pressure when they had a series of corner kicks and goal scoring opportunities. Rough Riders goalie Brendan Lafferty made a speculator diving save when Larry Ndjock broke free from the defense and fired a low shot to the right corner.
The W-League announced its Team of the Week for Week two of the 2013 season, honoring Long Island Rough Riders Amanda Ferranti and Luisa Echeverry for their great performances in Saturday’s game against the Fredericksburg Impact.
Ferranti played right back for the first time in her Rough Riders career and exceeded all expectations. Not allowing any chances for the opposing forwards, she supported the Rough Riders’ offense and was able to score a goal in the 72nd minute of the game.
The Long Island Rough Riders Women’s team started the 2013 season with a dominant performance, defeating Fredericksburg Impact 3-1. Nearly 1800 fans saw the exciting game, with Amanda Epstein and Luisa Echeverry securing an early lead and Amanda Ferranti adding another goal in the second half.
From the start, the match was filled with drama and excitement—forward Grace Hawkins took her first shot only 20 seconds into the game. Just one minute later, Kayla Pifer’s corner kick found Luisa Echeverry who passed back to Amanda Epstein to secure the first goal of the game.
The Plainview JFK Hawks boys lacrosse team fell to the Port Washington Vikings, 11-2, last Wednesday afternoon in the second round of quarterfinal games played at Shuart Stadium at Hofstra Unviersity.
Approaching halftime down 5-0, Midfielder Joseph Trentacosta scored the Plainview’s first goal with two minutes remaining in the second quarter. Port Washington struck back with two more goals early in the third, and Plainview scored their second and final goal before heading into the final quarter.
The Plainview Hawks varsity boys lacrosse team (5-3) were defeated by the Syosset Braves (7-1) last Friday afternoon, 12-5 in Conference I play. The Hawks are the number six seed going into the playoffs, and the Braves are the number two seed.
Ending the first two periods with a 6-2 lead, the Braves’ defense reduced Plainview’s potential comeback to only one goal, while Syosset scored four.
Steven Weiss of Plainview scored an age-group win in the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series Race No. 4 at Eisenhower Park.
The 36-year old Weiss, who runs for the New York Police Department Running Team, finished in 10th place overall in this four-mile event, and took top honors in the 35-39 age group. His time was 26:33, a pace of 6:38 minutes per mile.
This summer, your little football fan could have the time of his life at a New York Giants’ Youth Football Camp at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County Plainview Elementary School from July 22-26.
The New York Giants Youth Football Camps are led by professional coaches and New York Giant heroes. Providing support this summer at 22 Tri-State locations will be former New York Giants Bill Ard, Stephen Baker, Rodney Hampton, Eric Dorsey, Keith Elias, Curtis McGriff, Odessa Turner and Charles Way.
Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy National Art Honor Society students recently created colorful paintings for the Nassau County Gymnastics Championship. In a unique combination of athletics and the arts, students Adrian Kim, Bing Ying Xia, Samantha Steinwald, Christina Billias, Farrah Su, Danielle Apfel, Brooke Holman and Lauren Liebersten painted gymnast-inspired panels that were featured at the competition on February 12.
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