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Green Dragons Fall In Overtime

In what turned out to be a heck of a game, the Green Dragons boys basketball team fought hard to force overtime but ended up losing to the home team, Freeport, 68-59 in Thursday’s playoff quarterfinals game at Freeport High School.

The game started off at a fast clip as both teams tried to feel each other out in the early going. The Roughriders found the outside shooting touch early and their size and strength made it difficult for Westbury to get points in the paint. With Freeport taking the 19-14 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Green Dragons needed to figure out a way to get points without having to force shots inside. [Read more…]

WBY Dominates In First Round Of Playoffs

It was a dominating performance by the Westbury boy’s basketball team on Saturday, Feb. 14, as they rolled to a 76-40 victory over Hicksville in the first round of the County playoffs at Westbury High School. The fifth seeded Green Dragons will now face the number four seed Freeport this Thursday in the quarterfinals round. [Read more…]

Boys BBall Dominates

In an annual tradition at Westbury High School, the 29th anniversary of the Reid-Robeson Classic was held at the Martin S. Reid gymnasium on Saturday, Feb. 7. The school’s boys JV and girls and boys varsity basketball teams played in three different games to honor the late, great boys varsity coach, Martin “Bunky” Reid, who passed away in 1993 and Civil Rights activist Paul Robeson. 

“We hold this event the first Saturday in February to honor former Westbury player, teacher, administrator and boys basketball coach, Martin Reid,” said Westbury’s Athletic Director Doric Capsis. “We also commemorate Black History Month by honoring Paul Robeson who was an outstanding student and athlete. Robeson was the first African American to receive an athletic scholarship to Rutgers University.” [Read more…]

Bright Season For Girls Swim

Led by eight year head coach, Patty Trongone, the Westbury girls swim team had a solid fall 2014 season. For their achievements, they had four swimmers selected to the All-Conference team. Collectively, the team was awarded with the Sportsmanship Award. This is given to one team by the officials of Nassau and Suffolk. For their grades, they were named a New York State Scholar-Athlete team. [Read more…]

Boys Swim Builds Strong Core

According to second year head coach Tim Mueller, the Westbury boys swimming team was a “rather young team compared to many of our competitors.” They did not use that as an excuse, however, and still fought to the finish line.

“Our athletes have been successful in creating a team that focuses on personal progress and sportsmanship. Through practice and hard work, many have continuously dropped time,” he added. [Read more…]

Track Wins Conference Championship

On Jan. 15, the Westbury Boys Track and Field team competed in the Conference Three Championship meet at St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington. Competing against eight other Nassau County schools, Westbury emerged victorious, capturing their fifth consecutive Section VIII Conference Three Winter Track Championship. [Read more…]

Local Breaks Into NFL

Many people grow up with dreams of playing professional sports. However, very few end up playing in the pros. Yet, one Westbury man is currently living the dream. 

With the 220th pick in the 2014 NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings selected University of Connecticut graduate Shamar Stephen, a defensive lineman. This past season, Stephen appeared in all 16 regular season games for the Vikings. [Read more…]

Victory For CP Bball

Buzzer beaters that decide the game are usually in the fourth quarter or overtime. It was to end the third quarter, however, that the Carle Place Frogs broke a 35-35 tie with a buzzer beating three-point shot to end the quarter. They never looked back—outscored the Cold Spring Harbor Seahawks 23-7 in the fourth quarter—and improved to 3-1 in league play with a 62-40 victory. The three wins matches their output from the 2013-’14 season. [Read more…]

Big Week Ahead For Girls’ Bball

After back to back wins over East Rockaway and Wheatley, the Carle Place girl’s basketball team finds themselves in first place in a tough Conference B. If they continue their winning ways it could mean a top seed for them come playoff time, but first they must navigate a daunting remaining schedule.

“This next week will show how tough we really are,” said head coach, Mike Bello, after Friday night’s 52-33 victory over Wheatley. “We have a big game on Friday at Cold Spring Harbor, who talent wise is really the number one team in our conference.” [Read more…]

Green Dragons Look For Another Successful Season

After coming off a 14-3 mark last season and a trip to the first round of the conference playoffs, the Green Dragons boys basketball team is looking to attain similar success this season. Despite losing most of their scoring and rebounding, Coach Dave Graff believes his team has what it takes to be successful.

“We lost our leading scorer, (Shakel Kafield) and our leading rebounder, (Brian Newell) to graduation but we’re off to a 4-0 start already this year and Ianticipate battling for a conference championship and hopefully making the playoffs,” Graff said.  [Read more…]