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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
Westbury wrestling is poised for a strong season, with a dozen experienced seniors on the team. Here’s a look at some of the key players to keep an eye on this season.
Senior, 126 weight class
“I’m looking forward to going to counties and then going to states. I’m trying to fly through Nassau and go to states because that’s where I lost last year. I want to beat the person who beat me last year,” Jackson said.
Jackson currently has several colleges looking at him and is hoping to get a wrestling scholarship.
“There’s a lot of new kids. We teach them moves and if anyone needs help, it’s team first and then the individual,” he said.
Westbury Varsity wrestling head coach Pat McGovern is feeling very optimistic about this year’s season. And with good reason.
“This is the strongest program we’ve had in the last couple years,” said McGovern. “It’s a strong team with lots of seniors and a good underclassman group.” [Read more...]
It was a remarkable season for Carle Place’s varsity field hockey team.
After crushing their competition all season (including highly-contested Garden City—which they hadn’t beaten in 15 years—and Oyster Bay), the girls went on to compete in counties, Long Island championships and then on to states. After advancing against East Rochester in the semi-finals, the girls lost to Whitney Post 1-0 in the Nov. 15 game in Binghamton. It was a tough loss for the team, but they’re not discouraged.
“This loss will help us work harder next year to achieve that goal,” said tenth grader Samantha Reed. [Read more...]
This past Saturday, the Carle Place community came out to celebrate one of the most deep-rooted traditions in town — the 34th Annual Fun Run put on by the Carle Place Civic Association. The Association uses the Fun Run as it’s only major fundraiser for the year, which allows them to give scholarships and put on other programs.
“It’s no easy task,” said John Hommel, president of the Carle Place Civic Association. “Our vice president, Christine Imrie, spends a lot of time coordinating everything from t-shirts and logos to sponsorships.” [Read more...]
Congratulations to Westbury residents Heidi Roussis and Rochelle Holden, each of whom won an award in the third annual UJA-Federation of New York Summer’s Not Done Aqua Run, consisting of an 800 meter swim and 3 mile run, held at TOBAY Beach. [Read more...]