Friday, 22 June 2012 00:00
The 2012 Carle Place varsity softball team posted an overall record of 19-4 and 11-1 in league play. The season was a success, as the team was named Class B/C conference champions and Class B county championships. The Lady Frogs were ranked first in the state for Class B schools. In 16 varsity seasons, the Lady Frogs have captured six conference championships, nine county championships, four Long Island championships and one Final Four finish at states.
A team consisting of 14 talented players, including senior captain Ashley Cole, captain Leanne Iannucci, captain Tori Hytell and Amanda Machado; juniors Taylor Ruscillo, Nicole Grande, Brooke Topel, Devin DeVeau, Jessica McMurray and Stephanie Konze; sophomores Kaitlyn Davis, Courtney Mulcare and Keara Mooney; and freshman Sarah Pisani.
Some of the highlights for the 2012 season included a team that had 549 at bats, 146 hits, 109 singles, 20 doubles, 13 triples, four home runs, 80 RBIs, 204 total bases, 418 putouts, 107 assists and a .974 fielding average.
Ashley Cole had an impressive season. She pitched two perfect games, May 3 against Glen Cove and May 23 against Oyster Bay in the Class B County Final. Ashley’s record was 19-3 with a .864 winning percentage on the mound. Her stats include 162.33 innings pitched, 297 strikeouts, 62 hits, only eight walks and an ERA of .39.
Congratulations to Ashley Cole (pitcher, All County), who received the Co-Most Valuable Player Award for the team and MVP for the county. Ashley was named All Long Island First Team, Leanne Iannucci (catcher, All County), received Co-Most Valuable Player and was named All Long Island Second Team and Scholar-Athlete Award. Tori Hytell (short stop) received All County honors and the Coaches Award. Amanda Machado (left field) received All Conference honors and the Outstanding Effort Award. Taylor Ruscillo (center field) received All Conference honors. Kaitlyn Davis (first base) received All Division honors and Brooke Topel received Most Improved Player Award. Chris Ceruti received Coach of the Year for Conference II.
“I know these young ladies are proud to wear a Carle Place uniform. Congratulations to the 2012 varsity softball team,” Chris Ceruti said.
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00
For most of the ’80s, ZZ Top was an inescapable presence thanks to a plethora of videos, often times containing underdog storylines revolving around gorgeous gals, a 1933 Ford hotrod and the hirsute threesome serving as a Greek chorus of cool to the aggrieved protagonist. But amidst all the bells and whistles, the most impressive feat pulled off by this Texas power trio was using 1983’s Eliminator to adapt its bluesy hard rock boogie sound and modernize it with synthesizers and drum machines sans any kind of artistic compromising.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
John Romandetti saved six people, but he shies away from the title hero.
“I don’t think of myself as a hero,” Romandetti says. “It’s nothing anyone else wouldn’t have done.”
During Hurricane Sandy, Romandetti risked his own life to go out to Howard Beach and get his girlfriend’s family out of their flooding homes. The Bethpage Air Show recently recognized his bravery, naming him the grand prize winner of the Hurricane Sandy Community Heroes contest. Romandetti, along with nine other winners, will receive VIP tickets to the Bethpage Air Show, plus the reception, and GEICO Skytypers Planeside Meet and Greet. As the grand prize winner, Romandetti also gets the chance to fly with the GEICO Skytypers during next week’s airshow.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Westbury Okinawan Karate recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of coming to the Westbury Recreation Center. Since then, the dojo has trained 250 students, ages six and up, in the art of karate with the style of traditional Okinawan ShorinRyu Shidokan.
Founded by sensei John Power, the classes seek to instill the confidence and strength needed to obtain success in everyday life.
“A lot of kids are lacking confidence,” said Power. “We let them practice leadership in the class and this contributes to their confidence.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Members of the Carle Place Sparc/Interact club recently donated their time and talents at the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Queens. Working together with students from Mineola High School and Holy Cross High School in Queens, the SPARC members planted over 1,000 indigenous trees to help replenish one section of the 600-acre forest park. The group’s efforts were part of the NYC Plant a Million Trees Project in honor of Arbor Day, celebrated on Friday April 26th. The Carle Place planters were: Sarah Megiel, Kelsey Feit, Julia Powell, Sabrina Feit, Monique Slater, Matt Carr, Katie Megiel, Rob Ibos, and Lauren Powell. They are led by faculty advisor Kieran Morris.