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.
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.
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.
Three Westbury runners won awards on Sunday, Nov. 17 in the fifth annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer, a 5 kilometer road race that started and finished at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park. Leading the way for the strong Westbury contingent was 10-year-old Johnny Schmuck, who earned the second place award in the 14 and under age group with a time of 22 minutes, 28 seconds. Johnny’s mom Susan Schmuck took home first place in the Athena 140-159 Weight Division with a time of 25:55. 42-year-old Jenney Tesoriero was the 2nd finisher in the women’s 40-44 age group, crossing the finish line in 23:44.
The race was held by the Town of Oyster Bayand and raised money to help in the fight against prostate cancer. Free prostate cancer screenings were offered on-site, as well as informative urology and men’s health exhibits, refreshments and prizes for participants.
Taylor Ruscillo, a 2013 graduate of Carle Place High School, was recently named Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week. Ruscillo is a freshman field hockey player at American International College (AIC). She netted a goal in the team’s final game vs. St. Michael’s, a 4-0 victory. She finished her season with two goals and one assist.
AIC Field Hockey coach Christina Needham says that Ruscillo has been a great addition to the school’s field hockey program.
“She is eager to learn, and brings an open mind to the field every day. Her Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week award in the final week is a reflection of her commitment to our program and to improving,” Needham said.
This year’s Westbury Homecoming game featured the Westbury Green Dragons vs. the Bellmore, JFK Cougars. The Westbury ground attack continued its success in this game, led by running back Shalike Merchant’s 278 yards and five touchdowns. Westbury’s Shyguan Sanders added forty yards rushing including a five yard touchdown run.
Runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes from Westbury and all over the New York Metropolitan area are cordially invited to join in the fun on Saturday, Nov. 23, for the sixth annual Blazing Trails 4 Autism 4 Mile Run & Walk.
This year’s event will feature a new and exciting USA Track and Field certified four mile course that will begin and end at the new home of the Eden II Genesis School at St. Raphael Parish at 600 Newbridge Road in East Meadow. The
starting horn will go off promptly at 9:30 a.m.
The Queensborough Community College Tigers are a happy team right now, having just won the CUNY/Applebees Men’s Community College Soccer Championship for the second time in the past three years. The man behind the victory?
Coach and Carle Place resident, Zef Kabashi.
Carle Place’s Anthony Bileddo was one of five Long Island soccer players invited to take part in the prestigious AC Milan’s Copa Americana soccer tournament in Colombia recently.
The tournament took place the week of October 7, and hosted International Milan Junior Elite teams, premiere Colombian youth teams, and selected participants of the Milan Junior Camps from North and South America.In Colombia, the players shared experiences and stories while participating in cultural activities and training sessions with their AC Milan coaches. The week culminated with the Copa Americana, a 3-day soccer tournament where the Milan International Milan Junior Elite and Milan Junior Camp teams were challenged by the creative playing style of the South American teams. Bileddo was on tournament winning elite team. He says he learned many new skills while at the camp and enjoyed playing with other athletes and coaches, including Italian soccer player, Filippo Galli, from all over the world.
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