Sports

Thursday, June 5, 2008

St. Luke’s girls’ soccer defeats Sacred Heart

St. Luke’s won its ninth girls’ soccer game of the year last weekend, beating Sacred Heart at O’Connor Field. Comment.

Tockarshewsky’s three shutout innings, home run lead B&M Auto to first victory

B&M Auto defeated Benateris Italian Deli, 9-5, for its first win of the year in a Dwarf Giraffe Athletic League Majors division baseball game. Comment.

Defense of McKee, Castenada leads St. Andrew’s in loss

The St. Andrew’s girls’ soccer team lost to St. Luke’s, 2-0,  in a CYO Rookie Division game last weekend. Despite the final score, it was St. Andrew’s strongest performance of the year. The defense was led by Elisabeth McKee and Caitlin Mari Castenada. Katie McCreesh and Jessica Rodriguez controlled the midfield and forwards Maria Alteese and Kristin Poptean had strong efforts. Comment.

Auburndale competes in Memorial Day tourney

The Auburndale Dragons traveled to Massapequa over the Memorial Day weekend to play in that town’s annual soccer extravaganza, which was held in five different facilities, with over 200 teams participating in the different age groups. It was a round robin format consisting of two four-team brackets, with the winner of each bracket to meet in the final. Comment.

Bayside Little League: Hatzinikolaou brothers pitch in for Mattone in win over FHM

Mattone defeated FHM in a Bayside Little League rematch this week. John Turano came back from missing three games to help Mattone get out to a big lead which they struggled to hold on to.  Big pitching by Billy and Manny Hatzinikolaou preserved the win for Mattone, who have now won five of their last six games after starting the season 0-6. Comment.

The Butler Did It: A memorable Sunday night

It was a game that had to be seen to be believed. And even then, I’m not sure I believe what I saw. I’m talking about the remarkable CHSAA Class B intersectional title game between St. John’s Prep and Cathedral Prep played late into the night Sunday at St. John’s University. Comment.

Prep baseball eliminated on prom night

In a few hours, the players on the St. Francis Prep baseball would be enjoying themselves at the school’s prom, where artists Jo Jo and Lloyd were to perform as part of a Web site promotion. But limos, tuxedos and dates were the furthest things from their minds after a 5-2 loss to Regis in the CHSAA Class A intersectional playoffs Friday at St. John’s. After winning their opening game of the double-elimination portion of the postseason, the Terriers lost to Xaverian last Thursday and were ousted by the Raiders. Comment.

Douglaston resident can relate to Triple Crown hopes

Eric Dattner knows how Michael Iavarone and the other owners of Big Brown feel as their horse attempts to make history Saturday in the 140th running of the Belmont Stakes. Comment.

From the barn to the Winner’s Circle?

For a time, Aqueduct Racetrack wasn’t just Rick Dutrow’s home away from home. It literally was his home. Barn 1, to be exact. Comment.

Big Brown goes for Crown

What can brown do for you? That depends on who you are. Comment.

One for the ages

It was a celebration that, much like the epic game that preceded it, looked like it was never going to end. It started at home plate, made its way to third base, continued in left field and culminated in front of the St. John’s Prep dugout. Comment.

The end of an era

Enter the USTA National Tennis Center through the main lobby and it’s hard to miss. Pinned up to a bulletin board next to a vending machine as you near the door to the facility’s outdoor court area is a magazine article about Shinann Featherston. This is the place where the best tennis players in the world come every August to compete in the US Open, the place where countless memories have been made at this country’s predominant Grand Slam event. Comment.

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