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Undefeated Champions

CP Soccer ends impressive season with a state championship 

The Carle Place boys’ varsity soccer team made school history on Nov. 17, when they captured the NYS Class B championship title.  It ended a long journey during which the team never lost a game. Carle Place was the only team in the state to go undefeated — and that includes all classifications.  The final statistics were an impressive 18 wins, 0 losses, and 1 tie; 56 goals for, 6 against, and 14 shutouts. 


After going 11-0 in conference play, the team earned a “bye” to the Nassau County Class B final vs. Wheatley.  The team repeated as county champions after a 3-2 win.  The next step was the Long Island final versus Mattituck.  It was a very exciting game, with Mattituck the toughest opponent the team would face all season.  CP prevailed after a double overtime goal from senior Billy Chiappone with only 3 minutes 32 seconds left in the final overtime.


The team advanced to the regional game versus Rhinebeck from Section 9.  In another thriller, the team would move on to the NYS Final Four after another double overtime goal, this time from senior back Nick Hytell with only 10 seconds remaining in the final overtime.  One of the team’s goals for the season was to reach the NYS Final Four, but after reaching that goal, the team had even higher aspirations. 


In the NYS semi-final, the team faced number one ranked Ichabod Crane (IC) from Section 2, the defending  NYS champion. CP dominated the match, with a final score of 3-1.  In the NYS Championship match, the team faced Westhill from Section 3.  In another dominating performance, CP accomplished the ultimate award, NYS champions after a 3-0 win.  Dylan Klein led the offense with 2 goals and 1 assist.  Defender Matt Carr anchored the back line and keeper John Guzzo earned his 14th shutout of the season.


-—From the Carle Place School District Athletics Department


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.

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.  


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.

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.


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