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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.


JV Softball Wins Against W. Hempstead

It was an authoritative 15-6 victory for the Carle Place girls softball team over West Hempstead on Friday, May 1. Each player on the Frogs contributed a hit in all seven innings of the game and the team as a whole played well on the defensive side of the ball. The team has won all of their league games thus far in the season with their only losses coming to out of conference opponents.

Head coach Allison Russo was happy with her team’s overall performance.

“I thought the girls hit well today and we were consistent throughout most innings,” said Russo. “It does seem like we always have one bad inning per game but as long as we fight back that is all that matters.”
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Marathon Marks Familiar Path

On May 3, thousands of runners are expected to show their athletic prowess at the Long Island Marathon. Among those runners is Westbury’s Will Shelley, who will be running the course for the 11th time.

For Shelley, the event has a personal connection. Growing up, the marathon route went by his house and his family would stand alongside Wantagh Parkway to cheer runners on. [Read more…]

If You (Re)Build It They Will Come

More than 40 excited boys and girls came to the Village of Westbury Recreation ballfield this past Saturday, April 25, for the opening day of Westbury Little League.

LittleLeague_042915EFor many of these youngsters, Little League marks their first foray into playing baseball. According to Beaumont Jefferson, who heads up the Westbury Amateur Baseball Association (which is affiliated with Little League), the program is in a rebuilding period. The once robust program faces the challenge of declining enrollment, and Jefferson said the focus now is instilling the love of baseball in the community’s youngest players.

“We plan on really trying to rebuild from the young kids and getting them a good experience,” Jefferson said. “We’re spending a lot of time with clinics that teach the game to youngsters, to the 4 to 6 year olds, and starting with a nice feeder program.” [Read more…]

Boxing Gym Packs A Punch

Westbury Boxing Gym held its annual fundraiser April 23, inviting the community to come to the M. Phipps Recreation Center on Post Avenue and see the impact they are continuing to have on young boxers.

BoxingGym_042915CWestbury Boxing Gym aims to help keep kids out of trouble, in addition to keeping them healthy. One of the things that makes the gym unlike any other is that it free for those who want to work out; men and women of all ages are invited to come in and use the equipment and coaches also volunteer their time to help boxers improve. Because the gym is free, donations and fundraisers are incredibly vital in keeping this community safe haven running. [Read more…]