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Soccer Alum Reunite

Almost 70 former Carle Place graduates reuinted under the lights last weekend for the second bi-annual alumni soccer tournament.

“In Carle Place we have a lot of traditions and a lot of us former soccer players do our best to keep in touch,” said Danny Carlos, former

Carle Place High School soccer player and 2004 graduate. “This is the second time we’ve held this event and it is basically a reunion of sorts of friends and teammates. Guys come in with their families and after we’re done playing soccer we all head down to Manning’s Pub to catch up on old times.” [Read more…]

Sister Act

Teammates are family for girls varsity soccer team 

It’s been a great season for the Carle Place girls varsity soccer team. The team finished in third place and are headed to the play-offs, with their last game on Oct. 29. But it’s not just the hours of practice and experience that give the girls an advantage on the field. The girls agree that part of this year’s success can be attributed to the fact that they have five sets of siblings on the team.

“It’s the first time this has ever happened. It’s a unique situation,” said head coach Erik Tonner. “They all work well together. It’s not like there is sibling rivalry.” [Read more…]

Westbury Falls To NHP

The lead no longer mattered. Nor did the clock. The handfuls of homecoming fans that paid three dollars already got their money’s worth and watched silently as the game came down to one play.

Westbury’s front seven stared down New Hyde Park’s big bodies, trying to make a play to salvage its first win of the season. Gladiators Quarterback Mark Chambers had other ideas, faking a hand-off and taking the ball himself from the 2-yard line to give his team a 13-12 lead with six seconds remaining. [Read more…]

Field Hockey Win Over NHP

What started as a sunny affair had distant thunder rumbling as halftime began. Then came the lightning, and the field hockey match-up between Carle Place and New Hyde Park was officially put on hold.

As both teams huddled into separate corners of Carle Place’s gym waiting for play to resume, the home team’s 1-0 edge at halftime quickly became the final score. The officials and coaches decided there wouldn’t be enough daylight after waiting out the mandatory 30 minutes for every sky bolt. [Read more…]

Westbury Falls To Freeport

Coming off a season-opening loss to Hempstead, Westbury (0-2) dropped their second straight game, 2-0, to Freeport Thursday, Sept. 24 —a team Westbury girls soccer coach Kori Petrelli calls a friendly rival. [Read more…]

Tennis Seeks First Win

After losing to Wantagh last week, the Carle Place High School girls tennis team was seeking their first season win on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at home against Clarke High School. It was a tightly contested match and it came down to a final third singles match to see which team would prevail. Third singles player, Catarina Rosas, took her opponent to three sets and got the score to 3-3 in the third set, but was unable to pull out the win losing 5-7, 3-6. The Frogs ended up losing the match 3-4. [Read more…]

Field Hockey Looks To Defend Crown

Coming off their first Long Island Class C championship since 2001, expectations are high for the Carle Place field hockey team. They finished the season with a stellar 16-2 record, including a 3-0 victory over Oyster Bay to capture the Nassau County title and a 5-1 victory over Southampton to claim the Long Island Championship.

Head coach Carol Nesdill, in her 12th season at the helm, will have to replace two of her biggest stars from last season; Lydia Rice and Shannon McGuiness. Both four-year starters, Rice has graduated and is now at Providence, while McGuiness is
at Dowling. [Read more…]

Young Players Look To Lead On The Gridiron

In his fourth year as head football coach at Westbury High School, Savalis Charles now has a group of seniors that are fully integrated in his system.

“These seniors came into ninth grade during my first year here so the only thing they know is my system,” said the former LIU Post star. “Last year’s seniors came in under a different coach.”

That will be a huge confident boost for a young team that is returning only six starting players from last year. They will be forced to transition from All-County quarterback Raeco Jackson, who has moved on to play at Div-III Cortland.

Last year, Jackson led the squad to a 3-5 record, which left them one victory out of the playoffs for the third consecutive season. They were on pace for a postseason berth when they began the season at 3-1. Then the injury bug hit. [Read more…]

A Gym For People Of All Ages

Mark Doyle has been a gym rat for most of his life. Big Al’s Family Fitness, located at 51 Frost St. in Westbury, offers the retired professional all he could ask for in a gym including state of the art Cybex machines, elliptical machines, treadmills and stationary bikes.

“I am a general workout type of guy and I’m not looking to do heavy duty weight lifting at my age,” said Doyle. “I’ve been coming to this particular location for 12 years to workout and this gym suits me fine.” [Read more…]

Improvements For Local Park

Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilwoman Viviana Russell recently announced renovations to the two natural grass baseball fields at Charles J. Fuschillo Park in Carle Place. The $38,000 project, which was completed earlier this Spring, included re-grading and leveling the infield and outfield, removing hazardous lips on the infield, outfield and baselines, repairing and sodding the pitcher’s mound and adding clay to the infield as needed. Bosworth visited Fuschillo Park to check out the improvements on June 7 as the Carle Place Little League hosted its annual All-Star Day.