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Bulldogs Score Solid Win Over Garden City

Roslyn holds onto winning record

The Roslyn High School basketball team is going into the final two games of the season with a winning record as they continue to play intense basketball against Conference A-I rivals.

Going into the Jan. 28 away contest against league-leading South Side, the Bulldogs had just come off a tough 58-57 away loss to Wantagh. On Jan. 28, Roslyn put up a tremendous battle against an undefeated in conference play South Side, only to lose a heartbreaker, 62-59.

That game was followed by another road game, this one against New Hyde Park. The Bulldogs found themselves in another thriller. However, this time they prevailed, winning 48-46.

Finally, on Feb. 3, the Bulldogs entertained Garden City in their first home game since Jan. 17. Roslyn jumped out to a 13-10 first quarter and then blew the game open in the final frame, outscoring Garden City, 14-7 while on their way to a 54-43 win.

Mark Gjonlekaj and Terence Pierce both had 16 points, with Pierce scoring two three-pointers.

In the loss to South Side, the Bulldogs, befitting their nickname, showed enormous tenacity while playing a top team on the road. Falling behind 34-22 at halftime, Roslyn fought back, outscoring South Side 18-13 in the third quarter and 19-15 in the final frame to fall only three points short of victory. Three Bulldogs scored in double digits, with Gjonlekaj leading the way with 16 points, followed by Harris Silverstein with 11 and Malik Forte with 10 points. Silverstein’s total included three three-point buckets.

Playing at home against New Hyde Park, the Bulldogs nearly saw the tables turned against them, as they pulled out to a 39-30 lead after three quarters, only to hold off a furious New Hyde Park rally to win 48-46.

Once again, Gjonlekaj and Silverstein were the scoring stars, with both scoring 16 points. Silverstein knocked down two more three pointers, while Gjonlekaj had 12 rebounds.

As of press time Bulldogs sport a 4-4 record in conference play and a 9-6 record overall. They hope to maintain that mark and remain in the top tier of Conference A-I play as the regular draws to a close this week and preparations for the playoffs begin.


Howard Kroplick was just settling in to his new position as North Hempstead’s town historian in April of 2012 when a phone call from a resident who found an old headstone led him into a comprehensive study of all 28 cemeteries within

the town’s boundaries.


Kroplick, an East Hills resident for 29 years, serves in the unpaid role as an advisor to the North Hempstead board, out of his longtime love of history. His exhaustive study of the area’s cemeteries has helped him complete a history of

North Hempstead that will be published in January, which will coincide with the 400-year anniversary of the discovery of Long Island, by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It was Block, according to Kroplick, who first identified Long Island as an actual island, not a peninsula as many believed back then. The 128-page book from Arcadia Publishing is the first ever written about North Hempstead.

For the time being, much of the Roslyn area is without representation on the Town of North Hempstead council. Recently, Thomas K. Dwyer, who has represented Roslyn on that body since 2002, announced that he would step down from the board while he is in negotiations with a Manhattan-based consulting firm.


Dwyer, who is the chief operating officer of Syosset-based American Land Services, would not identify the firm he is talking to, but he said that the new job would represent a conflict of interest with his work on the town board.


SUNY College at Old Westbury recently named Dr. Anthony DeLuca of Levittown as the College’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), beginning at the start of the 2014-15 academic year.  

DeLuca, now entering his third year at Old Westbury, also holds the position as director Old Westbury’s Honors College.


“We are thrilled that Dr. DeLuca will serve as Old Westbury’s Faculty Athletics Representative,” said director of athletics Lenore Walsh.  “He is a champion for intercollegiate athletics and has been involved with our program since his arrival at Old Westbury.  I am looking forward to the opportunity to work closely with Dr. DeLuca in support of our students’ academic and athletic pursuits at Old Westbury.”

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


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