Written by The Westbury Times Staff, editorial@Antonnews.com Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00
On Saturday, Sept. 28, 42 Green Dragons suited up for their second home game of the season, versus Calhoun High School. This was the largest varsity roster fielded by Westbury in at least the past 12 years, a tribute to Westbury Head Coach Savalis Charles’ recruiting efforts.
The initial game plan was to pound the ball on the ground with a triumvirate running attack. Sophomore tailback Shalique Merchant (#6) led Westbury with 250 yards and three touchdowns. His runs included both tough tackle-breaking runs up the middle as well as long runs in which his breakaway speed led to scores. Senior running back Shyquan Sanders (#8) rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Sanders also hauled in an interception while on defense.
The third piece of the running attack was by the quarterbacks Raeco Jackson (#5) and Anthony Preston (#12). Jackson ran for one touchdown and completed two of his three passing attempts for 75 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown to tight end David Demesyeux (#45). The Westbury offensive line—consisting of tight ends Demesyeux and Hakiem Francis (#87) plus the five starting lineman: Herfy Jodesty (#65), Shamar Muir (#75) on the left, center Malcolm Funchess (#68), Mario Cruz-Ortez (#52) and Richard Skervin (#64) on the right—consistently drove Calhoun backward throughout the day. The Westbury defense was led by outside linebacker De-Angelo Bien-Aise (#9), who intercepted two Calhoun passes.
Congratulations to all the Green Dragons and their Coaches: Savalis Charles, Todd Goodwin, Lamont Burns, and Kevin Bedard. The Green Dragons’ next home games are Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. versus Mepham and Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. versus Bellmore/JFK.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.
In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.
“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9.
Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray.
The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.
Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds. Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group. She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group. Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.