Written by Joe Scotchie Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00
It was the biggest football game that Roslyn High School has seen in decades.
Last Saturday, the unbeaten Bulldogs traveled to Port Washington to take on Schreiber High School, which also went into the game with a perfect 5-0 record.
Despite a spirited effort by the Bulldogs, Roslyn fell in a tough road game loss, 21-7. Playing under overcast conditions, the two teams went into the second half tied, 7-7. Port Washington got on the board first with a seven-yard run from
James Burns. However, the Bulldogs, as they have all year, bounced back, tying the score on a spectacular 59-yard touchdown gallop by Thomas Davis.
After a penalty-plagued third quarter, Roslyn made a move late in that quarter. A fourth down completion from Adam Combs to Alex Epprecht gave Roslyn a first down deep inside Port Washington. After driving inside the 10-yard line, a
Roslyn fumble and a Port Washington recovery ended the Bulldogs’ best chance to win the game. The Roslyn defense hung tough, but on the offense’s next possession of downs, Manny Salvatierra intercepted a pass and took it 26 yards into the end zone for a 14-7 Port Washington lead. On the Bulldogs next possession, another interception gave the Vikings the ball. They promptly marched downfield to score another touchdown, this time on a two-yard run by Mike
Gennusa, giving them an insurmountable 21-7 lead and the victory.
The defeat was a disappointment, but it hardly dimishes the excellent season Roslyn has enjoyed on the gridiron. This Saturday at 1:30 p.m,, Roslyn will play its home finale against Great Neck North in a game at the high school football field. It is a good time for fans to come out and support a team that has revitalized the football program at Roslyn High School.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 00:00
It is widely known that the day after Thanksgiving, “Black Friday,” is one of the busiest shopping days of the year. But since 2010, “Small Business Saturday” has become an increasingly popular day for both consumers and local mom-and-pop stores. The Village of Roslyn was bustling this past Saturday as shoppers took advantage of discounted prices and free parking in the downtown area.
“We have been busy all day,” said Jill Scherer, owner of Jill Scherer Ltd, a boutique that sells women’s clothes, makeup and gifts. “Since we opened this morning we’ve had a lot of customers come in to take advantage of our discounted items on sale.”
Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
Over a decade ago, and in response to the Stop & Shop controversy, the Village of Roslyn Board of Trustees drafted and approved a Master Plan for future village construction.
Now, the village is taking another step forward in realizing a coherent development plan, this one concerning downtown Roslyn. At the November meeting, the board began discussions on amendments to the municipal code to create both a Waterfront Development Overlay District and a Waterfront Mixed Use District.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Now that the Roslyn Bulldogs football season is over, let’s review some final numbers for that championship season.
All year long, the Bulldogs’ explosive offense relied on the heroics of quarterback Adam Combs, plus running backs Thomas Davis, Alex Epprecht and Chris Snipes and wide receiver Isaiah Hunter.
On the ground, Davis had 626 yards on 84 carries, while Snipes was close behind with 558 yards on 83 attempts. Senior star Alex Epprecht pitched in with 290 yards on 35 carries, while Combs, a threat both running and passing had 66 yards on 20 rushes. Davis and Epprecht had four touchdowns, while Snipes hit pay dirt three times.
Thursday, 21 November 2013 00:00
It’s not just the Roslyn High School football team that had a great year this past fall,
The Roslyn Marching Bulldogs continued to add to their reputation as one of the top high school bands in the New York metropolitan area.