Friday, 06 April 2012 00:00
The SUNY College at Old Westbury sophomore outfielder John Angelino was recently named Skyline Conference Baseball Co-Player of the Week. Angelino closed out the week by producing four consecutive multiple hit games (10 for 15, a home run, six RBI, seven runs and four stolen bases).
In a 4-2 week for Old Westbury, Angelino hit .500 (10 for 20) including three doubles, one triple and one homer to go with six RBI, 10 runs scored and five stolen bases. He generated a 1.125 slugging percentage.
Against Purchase, he went 6-for-6 with four runs scored, two RBI and three runs scored as Old Westbury split the doubleheader. He closed out the week with a 4-for-9 series sweep against Mount Saint Vincent, including three runs scored, four RBI, two doubles and a two-run homer. He scored the game-winning run in Old Westbury’s 11-10 game two victory, clubbing a one out double in the ninth, followed by stealing third and scoring off a walk-off single by Brian Walsh.
On the season, the Shirley, NY native is hitting .397 (27-68) with 26 runs scored, 17 RBI and 12 stolen bases while slugging .632 (nine doubles, two triples, one home run). He ranks among the team leaders in runs scored (tied for first), home runs (tied for first), doubles (tied for first), triples (second), RBI (third), hits (fourth) and stolen bases (fourth).
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
Once a week, Robert Blume goes to Virpa Convenience on Carman Ave. to buy breakfast and lottery tickets. When he bought his Mega Millions and Powerball tickets on Sunday, Oct. 20, it was just like any other day. But when he went in to Virpa to check his tickets later that week, life changed forever.
He won $7 with his Mega Millions ticket, and then ran his Powerball ticket through the ticket check. Instead of the usual reading of “Sorry You Are Not A Winner,” he saw a message that said ‘Big Winner. See Retailer.’
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
“Art is beautiful. It's all around us and makes you see the world in a different way. Anyone can learn to paint, it just takes time, but when you do, you never look at clouds the same way or water the same way or even at the beach the same way.” These are the words of Westbury’s own artist and teacher Laura Meshover. Her captivating oil paintings exhibit the very essence of photo realism.
“I always knew I wanted to be an artist even from way back at a young age,” explained Meshover. “I used to take painting lessons in my neighbor’s basement when I was a little girl. You can’t do that kind of stuff anymore,” she said with a laugh.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Congratulations to the Westbury boys varsity basketball team who defeated East Meadow High Schoool 57 to 51 to win the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament.
The tournament was dedicated to Coach Martin “Bunky” Reid and the 1985 state championship team. Before the finals of the tournament, a poster signed by many of the players from the 85’ team was presented to Mrs. Reid to honor her son.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The wrestling team at Westbury High School looks forward to a fresh start this season. Last year, they struggled to stay atop the Nassau Conference, but this time, the team has a lot of valuable pieces that are crucial for them to flip the script and potentially climb to the top of the standings.
One of the shining stars in the school’s team this year is the dominating Raeco Jackson. For the past two seasons, Jackson has had an extraordinary winning record in the 113 and 120 weight classes. “Last year, my record was 28-5 and the year before that it was 30-5,” he said. With a total record of 58 wins and 10 losses, he has won 85 percent of his matches. His impressive feat helped Jackson receive all-county honors last season.