Written by Jared Kurtzer, SyossetJericho@antonnews.com Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00
The Syosset Braves 8-year-old football team started their season off last Sunday in high fashion playing a highly touted Farmingdale team. The Braves brought their focus and determination into Farmingdale looking to set a tone for the 2013 season—and that they did.
Braden “Speedy” Sosnik picked up right where he left off last season by taking the opening play 60 yards for the first touchdown of the game. The extra point was added by rookie running back Alex “The Blur” Siegel.
Quarterback Avery Kurtzer would lead the Braves with a balanced attack right back down the field on the Braves second possession. Sosnik would add another touchdown with an extra point added on a reverse end around by Matt Donaldson showing his power and speed to find the endzone.
The day was just getting started for the Braves as touchdowns were added by Adam Giovinco (54 yards), Darrin Costa (35 yards), and Dan Garibaldi (6 yards). Kai Moskovich added an extra point with a run that showed a lot patience for the hole to develop and took advantage when it finally appeared.
Quarterbacks Avery Kurtzer and Kyle Joe led the offense with precision timing; handing the ball off to 11 different running backs. Avery Kurtzer also added a couple tough runs for a first down up the heart of the Farmingdale defense.
As great as the offense played, the defense played better. The Braves refused to give ground all day with every player contributing to tackles and keeping pressure on the quarterback and running backs.The Braves were able to cause a crucial early turnover with a fumble recovery by Brandt Morgan.
The Braves defense held Farmingdale scoreless to cruise to a 33-0 victory.
This was a total team effort on both sides of the ball by Joshua Blond, Andrew Brotman, Darrin Costa, Matthew Donaldson, Daniel Garibaldi, Adam Giovinco, Alex Goodman, Ethan Hart, William Henry, Kyle Joe, Terrance Johnson III, Avery Kurtzer, Brandt Morgan, Kai Moskovich, Luca Pipia, Giovanni Reyes, Alex Siegel, Robbie Sokolski, and Braden Sosnik.
The 8-year-old Braves travel to Uniondale on Sunday, September 22 at 10 a.m. for what will prove to be a battle of two tough football teams. Please come out to support our team to another win!
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
On Nov. 7, more than 150 supporters gathered for MercyFirst’s Annual Harvest Ball held at The Garden City Hotel, raising more than $100,000 to help fund MercyFirst’s programs.
This year, the 2013 MercyFirst Community Partner Honoree Awards went to three Syosset-Woodbury families: The Millers, The Cliffords and The Majoys.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
On a crisp November evening, more than 200 people arrived at Chelsea Mansion at East Norwich for the Syosset-based Long Island Jewish Community Relations Council’s holiday party, entitled “Multicultural Visions, Artists Exploring Identity.” People from all ethnic and religious walks of life mingled under the heated tent viewing art from six local artists, equally diverse, including Manu Kaur Saluja, a Sikh artist from Old Brookville.
Each artist addressed the audience and talked about art and how it reflects their individual identity as a Jew, a Sikh woman, a Latino woman or an African American man. Saluja, a portrait artist, explained to the audience how identity is a very complicated issue. Standing between two portraits of her brother, a cardiologist, one wearing a black turban and one with his long hair cascading down his shoulders, she explained why she chose to paint these two portraits.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Fourteen student-athletes from Syosset High School have committed to play at a college or university next year.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Jericho Celeste Taub, 13, showed that she could run with the big girls (and the big boys!) on Sunday, Nov. 17, as she scored a decisive victory in the Women’s Division of the 5th annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer, a 5-kilometer road race that started and finished at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park.
Taub finished the Run in 20 minutes, 17 seconds, 53 seconds in front of 36-year-old runner-up Kelly Bregou of New York City.