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Mepham Girls Softball Nab First Long Island Title

The Wellington C. Mepham High School girls softball team won the school’s first Long Island Class A Championship on June 19.
The team won 1-0 against Miller Place High School in a one-hitter match up at the Moriches Athletic Complex in Brookhaven. They are coached by Brenda Dolan.
The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District congratulates the team on this achievement.

The Mepham Girls Softball team won the school’s first Long Island Class A Championship on June 19.

Photo courtesy of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District

Syosset Girls Softball League to Enhance Syosset-Woodbury Park with New Scoreboard

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board commend the Syosset Youth Athletic Council Girls Softball League for the generous donation of a new scoreboard at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park. This new lighted scoreboard will be installed next to the softball field, which will enhance the ball-playing experience at the park while also enhancing its aesthetics.

“We are thankful to the Syosset Youth Athletic Council Girls Softball League for this generous donation of a new lighted scoreboard, which will only serve to better the experience for all who utilize the fields,” said Supervisor Saladino. “This donation, made possible by the Town’s fantastic working relationship with the Syosset Youth Athletic Council, its president Michael Rogers, and board members, Joel Liss, Jimmy Saridis, and Neal Schack, as this scoreboard will bring much needed aesthetic improvement to the field, and increased functionality for all leagues that utilize the fields. On behalf of the Town Board, I thank the Syosset Youth Athletic Council for their charitable donation.”

The total cost of the scoreboard donation to Syosset-Woodbury Park amounts to nearly $10,000, the entirety of which will be covered by the Syosset Youth Athletic Council.

CONNETQUOT BOYS’ LACROSSE WINS EXCITING LIGHTNING-DELAYED GAME 10-9 v WARD MELVILLE

Connetquot High School boys’ lacrosse fans arrived for the T-birds’ June 4th game at home v Ward Melville expecting an exciting confrontation between two powerhouse programs, and were not disappointed!  Connetquot got off to a quick 4-0 lead in the first period, and Melville came back to narrow that deficit to 5-4, and then the lightning appeared!  The game was called and everyone went home waiting to hear if and when the game would be completed.

On Saturday, June 5th, Ward Melville came back to Bohemia to play the second half of the game, down one goal.  The visitors scored the first three goals of the second half to a 7-5 lead.  Connetquot LAX coach Brett Jefferes pulled his team together for the fourth, and final, period in which they outscored Melville 4-2 to tie the score (9-9)  late in the final period. 

In the FINAL second of the game, Connetquot’s Brayden Stellwagen scored the winning goal, assisted by Tyler McCarthy for the lead, and the 10-9 WIN!. Brian Zicchini scored four goals, James Engley and Stillwagen scored two apiece while Tyler Moore and Tyler McCarthy added one each. Shaun Hill went 18-22 on faceoffs.

Connetquot improves to 11-3 in Suffolk Division I, and has been seeded #7 for the Suffolk County playoff tournament. The T-birds begin their pursuit of the championship with a first round game on Tuesday, June 8th with an opponent to be determined. Thunderbird pride!

(Photos courtesy of Connetquot Central School District/Joseph Maniaci)

Brian Zecchini (33) scored four goals for the T-birds v Ward Melville.

Brayden Stellwagen’s (1) goal in the last second of the game proved to be the game winner!

Shaun Hill won 18-22 faceoffs.

Mike Monahan (26) was credited with 5 ‘stops’ as Connetquot’s goalie against Ward Melville.

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