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Friday, Aug. 8, 2008

Bayside Little League: Defensive gems by Giannitsanos, Melita lead Team #5 to PeeWee win

On July 17, game two of the Bayside Pee Wee League had Team #5’s George Giannitsanos and Alfredo Melita pull out some sparkling plays that earned them each a game ball for their outstanding efforts. Alfredo played an inspired first base, snagging almost every ball that was thrown to him, then showed off his offensive skills with two big hits to left and center field. George, meanwhile, made the defensive play of the game by catching a tough fly ball at shortstop, then pounded a deep shot to left-center in the bottom half of the inning. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008

Springfield Gardens native leads Long Island to gold

VESTAL, N.Y. – The way Charles Jenkins figures it, he’s earned a matter of trust with his teammates on the Hofstra men’s basketball team. He’s almost sheepish when he speaks about it, but when the Pride tip off this season, the former Springfield Gardens HS star will be the team’s go-to guy – as a sophomore. Comment

Men’s open takes home silver medal

VESTAL, N.Y. — The New York City men’s open soccer team won silver at the Empire State Games after falling to Central, 2-0, in the gold-medal match Sunday at SUNY Binghamton. The team featured Josh Alarcon of Maspeth, Howard Beach’s Edson DaSilva and Flushing’s Diego Martinez. Alarcon scored a goal in a 2-1 loss to Western on Friday. Comment

Men’s open volleyball team settles for silver

CORTLAND, N.Y. — The New York City men’s open volleyball team cruised through pool play, winning every single set and earning a No. 1 seed in Saturday’s Empire State Games playoffs. But even before the squad arrived at SUNY Cortland last week, the players knew the talent-rich team had a chance to succeed. Comment

Five alive! Women win gold again

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Joanne Persico-Smith was covered in sweat and completely exhausted as she lay on the trainer’s table. The celebration from winning a fifth straight gold medal with the New York City women’s open team at the Empire State Games was over and now ice was on the menu. Comment

Golden girls

VESTAL, N.Y. — Candice Clark takes a certain pride in donning the orange of New York City in the Empire State Games. The college sophomore soccer player from Belle Harbor has been playing in the Games — the largest amateur sporting event in the country — since she was in eighth grade. Comment

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