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.
For the fifth consecutive year, pee-wee hockey players from across the globe descended upon Long Island to compete in the New York Islanders annual Lighthouse International Youth Hockey Tournament. Charles B. Wang’s Project Hope charity and the Islanders Children’s Foundation funded this unique international tournament with the goal of creating opportunities for cultural exchange through youth hockey events.
After three days full of games, Finland’s Ilves Islanders skated away with the gold and silver medals in a thrilling back and forth final. They showcased a group of talented young players with the ability and hockey sense of much older teams.
Japan, which traveled the furthest to attend the tournament, showed their European friends and North American hosts that the under-represented hockey nation is growing a crop of young, smooth skaters.
Two years ago, George Beamon dominated Nassau County basketball as a star player for Roslyn High School.
Now he is doing the same in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). A junior with Manhattan College, Beamon has been named both MAAC Player of The Week and on a national level, the Lou Henson Mid-Major National Player of the Week, an honor he shared with LaMarcus Reed III of University of Texas at Arlington.
During his big week, Beamon averaged 22.5 points and seven rebounds as he helped lift the Jaspers to wins over Iona and Siena.
“Home ice advantage” is a common expression used throughout the National Hockey League, and one usually utilized for good reason: as of Jan. 16, only two out of the 30 NHL teams had a winning percentage below .500 on home ice.
For New York Islanders’ forwards Matt Martin and Matt Moulson, playing at the Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum represents more than just a statistical advantage as the two athletes host a different member of the armed forces and his or her family for each of the team’s 41 home games. Win or lose, regulation, overtime or shootout, Martin and Moulson meet with their guests after games near the Islanders’ locker room – where, uncharacteristically, hockey isn’t the only topic of conversation.
The Mineola School Community congratulated Quinn Paggi and Amanda Buckley on being awarded the Nassau County Physical Education Student of the Year Award. This award is presented to two students at Mineola High School each year.
This year, the High School Physical Education department felt that Amanda and Quinn displayed an overall dedication to their class work and participation in physical education that made them the unanimous selections. The award dinner was held on Dec. 12 at the Crest Hollow Country Club.
As the Christmas break comes to an end, the Roslyn boys basketball squads is eager to get back in action, after coming off a solid start to the first half of the 2011-2012 campaign.
The Bulldogs lost to Hempstead, 62-53 in overtime in the finals of the Baldwin Tournament, but they headed into the second half of the season with a 5-2 record, one that has dropped to three losses following a Jan. 6 defeat at the hands of South Shore. To reach the finals of the tournament, Roslyn topped the host school, Baldwin, in a semifinal thriller, 61-60.
A District 3 safe boating course, sponsored by the United States Power Squadrons, will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at 7: 30 p.m. at The Roslyn Public Schools Annex, 440 Round Hill Rd.
For further information contact Thomas Peltier at 987-9715.
The Wheatley School’s Varsity Field Hockey team has been recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) for academic excellence and has been declared New York State Team Champions in its Scholar/Athlete Recognition Award Program. This program, which was initiated by NYPHSAA 21 years ago, recognizes athletic teams from across New York State for the exemplary academic performance of its team members. Based upon a composite of the grade point averages among team members, team champions are selected for each varsity sport from those high schools across New York State that enter the competition.
In the 21-year history of the NYSPHSAA Scholar/Athlete program, the field hockey team GPA of 98.591 is the highest recorded GPA in the sport of field hockey. This remarkable accomplishment is a credit to the athletes who have had to balance the demands of a rigorous academic schedule with the long hours of practice and competition required to successfully compete in interscholastic athletics at the varsity level.
The 40th Annual Herricks Invitational Wrestling Tournament kicked off the 2011-2012 Highlanders Wrestling competition schedule in style with 16 out of 19 Herricks grapplers winning place awards in a field that included Massapequa and Farmingdale from New York State Section VIII (Nassau County), Chaminade and Fordham Prep (CHSAA), Mahopac and Edgemont (Section I), and Newburgh Free Academy (Section IX). There was plenty of action for everyone with over 450 matches taking place on four mats.
In the Varsity A (Elite) Division three Highlanders took home first-place awards with outstanding performances on the mat. Senior Bill Rynne pinned all three of his opponents to finish on top in the 220 lb. weight class. Junior Andrew Farrell went 5-0 with four pin victories to earn his way into the Champion’s Circle at 120, and sophomore Matt Grandelli took first at 113 with three pins.
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