Friday, 19 October 2012 00:00
The Syosset Braves 8-year-old football players got off to a rough start this season with a tie against a tough Garden City team and then losing to Seaford A. After beating Floral Park 19-6 for their first win of the year, they headed into Homecoming with a record of 1-1-1.
The Braves from Syosset faced the Bellmore Braves and the Syosset team came out on top with a hard fought 18-6 victory. They played an all around game with the defense holding Bellmore to only one touchdown. Their defensive line anchored by Joe Mehran, Judson Levi, Jacob Sheedy, Nicholas Chazotte, Jett D’Agostino, and Jack Schuster stopped Bellmore from running up the middle while defensive ends Andrew Lenneberg, Jason Pacelli and Luca Cutolo along with cornerbacks Robert Trapeo and Luke Citron kept them from running outside.
Linebackers Nicholas Macchia and Gaige Ciccotto were there making tackles and helping keep Bellmore in check. Safety Ronnie Ellis was there to make sure nothing got past him. For the second straight game, Syosset’s offense came to play and scored another three touchdowns. The offensive line of center Ryan Voight, guards Luca Cutolo and Andrew Lenneberg, tackles Joe Mehran and Ben Skopicki and ends Jimmy Modena and Gaige Ciccotto opened holes for running backs Luke Citron, Nicholas Macchia and Robert Trapeo. Quarterback Tyler Joe called an almost flawless game and Luca Cutolo scored two touchdowns, while Citron scored the other.
The Braves improved their winning streak to three when they beat Seaford B by a final score of 19-6. It was a tale of two halves. The first half saw the Braves struggling on offense and allowing a touchdown to the Broncos and found themselves in 6-0 hole. During the second half, the Braves woke up both on offense and defense. The offense led by two touchdowns on spectacular runs by Citron and one touchdown by Cutolo, who has turned into a touchdown machine. They had unbelievable blocking out of the fullback position with Andrew Lenneberg and Nicholas Macchia opening holes for them. The defense totally shut down Seaford in the second half and the Braves improved their record to 3-1-1. The Braves defense has held all their opponents to 6 points or less, except for a hiccup against Seaford A where they let up 27 points.
The Braves will try to keep their winning ways for the second half of the season. The team would like to thank the cheerleaders for their support, cheering the team to victory.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 00:00
During its April and May meetings, the Birchwood Civic Association welcomed Board of Education members and candidates from the Syosset School District, as well as Board of Education members and administrators from the Jericho School District to discuss budget proposals and issues facing the districts. The BCA voted to endorse both the Syosset and Jericho budgets, as well as the Jericho Library budget, acknowledging that all made a strong effort to retain programs while staying below the state tax levy cap. In addition, the BCA voted in support of Jericho's Proposition 2 regarding the establishment of a capital reserve fund. The Syosset Library budget was not reviewed.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Susan Parker, a resident of Syosset for 24 years, is running for a trustee seat on the Syosset Board of Education.
A mother of three and employee of the Syosset Fire District for the past seven years, Parker has been an active PTA member for the past 21 years on a local and county level. Parker received her BS from SUNY Binghampton and her MBA from Boston University. Parker says she has two “gainfully employed” graduates of the school district, and a son currently attending Syosset High School.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
The Syosset Braves varsity boys lacrosse team (7-1) were victorious over the Plainview JFK Hawks (5-3) last Friday afternoon, 12-5 in Conference I play. The Braves are the number two seed going into the playoffs, and the Hawks are the number six 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.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Monmouth University sophomore Ashley Sandler of Jericho was named Northeast Conference tennis co-player of the week in April. The Syosset High School grad earned her second career league honor after posting a 4-0 record, including a 3-0 NEC mark, in a week that saw the Blue and White go 3-1.
Sandler did not drop a game in rolling to a 6-0, 6-0 win over La Salle’s Allison Amrein then stopped Wagner’s Rachel Jurgielewicz, 6-0, 6-4. Sandler edged the Mount’s Renee Deane in a marathon three-set affair, winning 6-2, 3-6, 13-11 and ended her week with another 6-0, 6-0 victory, this time over St. Francis’(Brooklyn) Akuila Edwards.