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Bruce Grant Earns Honorable Mention

Bruce Grant received honorable mention All-Liberty League singles accolades for their play his season. The all-conference awards are voted on by the Liberty League head coaches.

Grant split time between the top two singles spots. He was 6-16, including a 4-8 mark at No. 2, finishing his career with three wins in his final five matches, all against conference opponents. Grant was named the Liberty League Performer of the Week on April 15 after posting a 2-1 singles record and a 2-1 doubles record, suffering his only losses that week against eventual Liberty League champion Vassar.

Grant earned All-Liberty League honors in each of his four seasons. He was a two-time first team singles pick and a two-time honorable mention. In doubles, Grant was a first team pick as a sophomore and received honorable mention as a first-year and a junior. He was presented with the 2009-10 Rookie Award and the 2010-11 William A. Walley ‘61 Trophy. Over the past four seasons, Grant went 30-51 in singles and 38-47 in doubles.

News

Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.

The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.


Sports

The Syosset Braves 11-year-old football team recently won the Superbowl Championship Game against the Rosedale Jets with a final score of 13 to 0.

The Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-Kilometer Run started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage on Dec. 21. The top local finisher was Tim Mahony of Syosset, who scored in 11th place overall and third in the 15 to 19 age group.

Other locals winning awards in this year’s Ho Ho Ho Run were Gina Ferraro of Syosset (2nd woman, 35-39 age group), Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman, 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (2nd woman, 55-59 age group).


Calendar

Jericho Wheelchair Basketball

January 17

Reality Check on America’s Economy, Health Care & Budget

January 17

Open Forum: Now What Do I Say?

January 21



Columns

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
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Sustainable LI: Getting Good Things Done
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LI’s ‘Most Prominent Lady In Politics’
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