The Hawks NestPOB Physical Education,Health, Athletics and RecreationPOBVolume 5 Issue 23/10/2018Bowling—County ChampionsThe Boys’ Varsity Bowling team had an incredibly memorable season,in which they won the Nassau County team-bowling tournament inFebruary and represented Nassau County at the state tournament inSyracuse on March 11th. The teams never-say-die attitude andperseverance served them well this year. All 12 members of the teamhave put together the season of a lifetime, which they will never forget.Our school’s athletic records will show that this group of bowlersachieved a level of bowling excellence that has not been seen here since1996. It’s been 22 years since the boys bowling team from Plainview hasgone to the state tournament representing Nassau County.The county title was preceded by a successful regular season where the varsity team was10-2 in matches overall and finished in second place in Conference 3, losing to Massapequaby 1 point in the final season standings. The last match of the season against Massapequa waswhen our team jelled and rallied to beat Massapequa head to head, 2 games to 1. In spite oflosing the first game of the match, the boys came back to win games 2 and 3 and proved tothemselves that they were capable of anything they put their minds to achieving. They provedthat again to the entire county 3 weeks later.This year, senior co-captains Bryan Hirsch and Max Heller led our team to victory withquiet confidence. Senior Phillip Jankowitz was reliable all season and carried us to victory inthe county tournament. Philip also rolled a perfect 300 game back in November. Our twoother seniors, Nick DeChiaro -who was our leadoff bowler and David Savarino who rolled hisown personal high game 238 during match play, will all be missed and difficult to replace nextyear. Sophomore, Sal Testa, and Junior, Stanley Kim, will be the future leaders of our teamover the next several years. Bryan, Philip, and Sal all finished the 36 game regular season withan average over 200 and are considered All County Bowlers, and Nick DeChiaro finished theseason above 190 and received All League Honors. Congratulations to the entire team.Gymnastics-One for the record BooksThis year was one for the record books for the Hawks Gymnasticsteam.Inside this issue:POB Athletic Hall ofFame2Alumni Update3Stratford Road 12thAnnual Circus4JJP Jump Rope Forheart5Post Season AwardsGirls’ and Boys’ Indoor 8-9Track RecordsGirls’ and Boys’Swimming Records3– All-AmericanAt the Nassau County Team Championship the Hawks continued to flex their muscles capturing the Nassau County Championship! Completing a remarkable team season.GymnasticsSeven Hawks qualified for the Nassau County Invitational Championship. Senior JessicaLopez took 3rd overall and qualified for the State team, while fellow senior Miranda Lundwon the Nassau County Overall Championship for the 2nd time.At the State meet Miranda came in 2nd overall and won the NYSPHSAA State Title on beam.This is Miranda’s 2nd time winning the State title on beam during her career. Miranda will beattending Cornell University next year where she will be continuing her academic and gymnastic career.The senior class of Miranda Lund, Renee Vulin, Jessica Lopez, Melanie Golubow and GiselleMunoz have combined for 3-All-American, 5—All-State, 3- Nassau County titles, 3conference championships. This was truly a remarkable run for this team!!!1011Winter Season RecapThe Hawks steamrolled through conference play, going undefeated(11-0) and capturing the conference crown. In the last regularseason meet of the season the Hawks defeated Massapequa and tieda Nassau County record with a total score of 175.3.Six Hawks qualified for the Coaches Invitational where Dominica Wallace took 3rd place onthe vault.6-715 – All-CountyUndefeated Conference andCounty ChampionshipBoys’ BowlingCounty ChampionsMiranda LundNYSPHSAA StateChampion on Beam
The Hawks NestPage 2One of the core values of the Plainview Old BethpageAthletic Department is that “ Every student athlete and coachwill aim for, pursue and achieve high academic standards”.Once again our student athletes and coaches worked hard toensure that numerous Varsity teams earned the distinction ofNYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Team. This award is given to ateam which has 75% of their roster with accumulative GPA of 90 or higher. This award is agreat achievement for any interscholastic athletic team and demonstrates a true commitment toeducation from our student athletes, coaches, teachers and support staff.In addition to our team’s academic success, 75% of our varsity student athletes received theindividual scholar athlete award. Given to any varsity student athlete with a 90 GPA or higher.Congratulations to MichaelConti and his family oncontinuing his academic andlacrosse career at WheatonCollege.This winter season the following teams earned the NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Team Award:TeamTeam GPAGirls’ Indoor Track96.94Boys’ Swimming and Diving96.40Gymnastics94.83Boys’ Basketball94.71Boys’ Indoor Track94.23Boys’ Bowling93.64Girls’ Bowling93.57Girls’ Basketball92.19Hawks moving on to CollegeIt is with great pleasure to announce that eight Plainview-Old Bethpage student athletes have decided to pursue a college degree while participating in collegiate athletics.Congratulations to JamieYonkers and her family oncontinuing her academic andvolleyball career at NYIT.Dylan Bucking—Football—Cortland University (D3)Michael Cole—Baseball-Franklin and Marshall (D3)Michael Conti—Boys’ Lacrosse—Wheaton (D3)Mark Faello—Baseball—Hofstra University (D1)Miranda Lund—Gymnastics-Cornell University (D1)Tyler Marinaccio—Baseball—University of Maine (D1)Ryan Saltzman—Baseball—Mercy College (D2)Jamie Yonker—Volleyball—NYIT (D2)
Page 3POB Athletic Hall of FameThe Plainview-Old Bethpage Hall of Fame committee recently announced the Hall of FameClass of 2018. Here are the members of the 1st ever Hall of Fame class.Student AthletesBrad Greenberg—Basketball—JFK High School—Class of 1972Seth Greenberg—Basketball– JFK High School—Class of 1974Marc Iavaroni—Basketball—JFK High School—Class of 1974Susan Kushy—Swimming and Diving—JFK High School—Class of 1974Karen Serani—Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, and Outdoor Track—Plainview HighSchool—Class of 1981Elise Tropiano—Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track—POB-JFK HS—Class of2005CoachesKaren Baker—JFK High School—Girls’ Swimming and Diving—1966-1982Charlie Schlegal—Plainview High School—Boys’ Swimming and Diving—1960-1985Russi Villalta—POB-JFK HS—Boys’ Volleyball Coach—1995-presentContributorJack Young—Director of PAL Football and Cheerleading—2002-2017On June 27th we will be hosting our 1st annual POB Hall of Fame Golf Outing at BethpageState Park. Please join us as we honor these great individuals and enshrine them in to the POBHall of Fame.Catching up with our AlumniNick Godino (‘15) - Baruch College—Volleyball—Played in 86sets, led the team in points (284.0), kills (255)Alec Durutovic (‘15) - SUNY Oswego—Basketball– played in 10games and scored 6 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.Bradley Weiss (‘15) St. Joseph’s—Basketball—Played in 24games, averaged 14.6 min/g and 4.3 PPG and grabbed 3.5 REB/Gand 1.3 BLK/G.Brendan Fitzpatrick (‘16) SUNY Cortland-Basketball-Played in26 games and averaged 18.3 Min/G, 2.3 PPG, 2.0 REB/G, 1.3 AST/GAaron Kim (‘16) Baruch College—Volleyball– played in 79 sets, led the team in assists(363),Daniel Kim (‘17) Hunter College—Volleyball– played in 5 matches and 8 sets.Jack Stafford (‘17) Scranton College—Basketball– played in 6 games and scored 6 points.Katherine Lee (‘17) Hunter College—Swimming-Award CUNYAC rookie of the week1/16. Finished 4th in the 200Y (2:15.50) at the CUNYAC ChampionshipsPeter Pappas (‘17) Edinboro University—placed 2nd at the PSAC Championships, 3rdplace at the Eastern Michigan Open. On the season he had a 11-8 record and 4-2 dual meetrecord, with 1 technical falls and 3 major decisions.Another great season by ourChallenger basketball programthis year. Congratulations to all ofstudent athletes and coaches.
Page 4The Hawks Nest2018-2019 Interscholastic Sports Schedule“Continuous effort—notstrength orintelligence— is the keyto unlocking ourpotential.”Sir Winston ChurchillNext year the POB CSD will begin school on September 5th. I have copied the 2018-2019Nassau County Interscholastic Sports schedule for your review. These dates have beenapproved and are final. Please remember that JV and Varsity do practice during schoolvacations and students are required to attend.Fall SportsJV and Varsity Football – August 20thAll other JV and Varsity Sports—August 27thAll Middle School Sports—September 5thWinter SportsVarsity and JV Wrestling November 7thAll other JV and Varsity Sports—November 13thAll Winter 1 Middle School Sports—November 5thAll Winter 2 Middle School Sports—January 22ndSpring SportsVarsity and JV B/G Lax, Baseball, Softball, —March 4thVarsity and JV B/G Golf, B/G Track—March 11thVarsity and JV B Tennis—March 18thAll Middle School Spring Sports—April 1stFor more information please go to Athletic WebsiteStratford Road—12th Annual 4th Grade Circus“Our greatest weaknesslies in giving up. Themost certain way tosucceed is always to tryjust one more time.”Thomas A. EdisonOn March 9, 2018, Stratford Road ElementarySchool held its 12th annual Fourth GradeCircus. For the past 12 years the NationalCircus Project (NCP) has been conductingworkshops with our younger students and astudent show with our 4th graders. Students atStratford Road eagerly await circus week atschool. The circus week brings fun andexcitement for all the students at StratfordRoad. The week consists of all grades 1-3receiving a workshop during their PhysicalEducation class, while the fourth grade studentscome to the gym throughout the week several times to work on their skills and acts. The actschange from year-to-year and this year was no different. This year’s show featured Stilts,Diablo, Devil sticks, Balancers, Clowns, Wire Walkers, Jugglers and Plate Spinners. Makingthe show different every year keeps the excitement and anticipation on high for the youngerstudents looking forward to their turn to put on their show. The start of the program is anassembly show, which is performed by the professionals to demonstrate to the students all thedifferent activities they will be working on during the week. Students and staff look forward tothe introductory assembly show and the workshops during circus week. Students who are shyor may have some challenges thrive in this program as much as those who are more athletic.Most of the fourth grade students come in 45 minutes early before school opens to practicetheir skills and routines. This program helps students come out of their shells and realize theirfull potential. It’s an amazing self-esteem builder. Watching students progress from not evenbeing able to get on a pair of stilts, to walking over another student while blindfolded is trulyincredible. When you have that kind of success, that kind of enthusiasm and excitement, itmakes me smile and remember this is why I love being a Physical Education Teacher. This is alifetime of memories my students are making. This program would not be possible without thesupport from the entire staff at Stratford Road and the PTA. Thank you to all of them for making this week so amazing for our students. This year’s show was a huge successes, and I lookforward to many more shows in the future.
Page 5I’ve Got your Back AwardThe POB Athletic Booster club is sponsoring a new award that will recognize JV and VarsityStudent Athletes. The award will be given to student athletes that best exemplify the traits ofbeing a great teammate and willingness to help others succeed. This season’s award winnersare:JV— Jordan Lambert (B Basketball), Jordan Dohrman (G Basketball),Varsity— Michael Schatt (B Basketball), Isabella Tramontana (G Basketball), ChristianSchiavone (B Indoor Track), Sabrina Kachianos (G Indoor Track), Stephanie Cheng(Cheerleading), Max Heller (B Bowling), Vanessa Bonilla (G Bowling), Spencer Dorf(Wrestling), Jessica Lopez (Gymnastics), Elana Kaminsky (Kickline)Parkway—Jump Rope For HeartFitness Fact:"Memory retention andlearning functions are allabout brain cells actuallychanging, growing, andworking better together,exercise creates the bestenvironment for that processto occur."John J. Ratey, clinicalassociate professor ofpsychiatry at HarvardMedical SchoolThis February for heart month, the students atJudy Jacobs Parkway School teamed up withthe American Heart Association and participated in the “Jump rope/ Hoops for heart”fundraiser. Heart health is routinely discussedin P.E. class at JJP, but this event allowed usto help others less fortunate.In Physical Education class the students were asked to do various stations that involved Jumping and Shooting hoops. Activities such as mini trampolines, hurdles, speed ladders, jumpropes and basketball shooting were among the favorites in the school. The enthusiasm by thestudents made for the perfect combination of staying healthy themselves, and raising moneyby having fun!More than 160 JJP students and families participated in the fundraising efforts. Our daily totalswere posted in the main entrance of the school, which created a buzz every morning to seehow much MORE they’ve raised each day. All totaled, the JJP school raised 15,025 dollars tosupport heart health for the A.H.A!!!A HUGE thank you to everyone at JJP and to the P.T.A. for providing parental assistance forour K and 1st grade classes.Winter Olympics come to Old Bethpagepeting as delegates from various countries.This year the Winter Olympics may have been inPyeonChang, South Korea, but they also made astop at Old Bethpage Elementary school. FromJanuary thru March students at Old Beth got thechance to learn, explore and experience variouswinter Olympic activities including; bobsled,curling, speed skating, and Skelton, while com-As part of the Winter Olympic program each student had to research various facts about thecountry they were from.The culminating event of the Old Bethpage Winter Olympics involved all of the 4th gradestudent participating in a day long Olympic competition. The day ended with the Medal heatsin front of a packed gym. Thank you to all of the students who participated, to all of the OldBethpage staff for their help throughout this process, to Ms. Gray and Dr. Yannucci for yoursupport.“Grit is passion andperseverance for verylong-term goals. Grit ishaving stamina. Grit issticking with your future,day-in, day-out. Not justfor the week, not just forthe month, but for years.And working really hardto make that future areality. “Angela Lee Duckworth
Page 6The Hawks Nest2017-2018 Winter Team MVPsJunior Varsity Team MVPSBoys’ Basketball—nick NemikasGirls’ basketball—Emma KimmelVarsity Team MVPsCompetitive Cheerleading— Amanda RogersBoys’ basketball— Brandon MintzBoys’ Bowling— Byran Hirsch & Phillip jankowitzBoys’ Swimming and Diving— Junehyuk RohBoys’ Winter Track and Field— Jake MeyersGirls’ Basketball— Eunice YimGirls’ Bowling— Hayley GoldsmithGirls’ Winter Track and Field— Jane WernowGymnastics— Miranda LundKickline—Abby BenowitzWrestling— Dan Morales
Page 72017-2018 Winter Post Season Award WinnersAll-AmericanMiranda Lund (SR) GymnasticsJessica Lopez (SR) GymnasticsRenee Vulin (SR) GymnasticsAll– CountySari Arrow (JR) Girls’ BowlingBryan Hirsch (SR) Boys’ BowlingPhillip Jankowitz (SR) Boys’ BowlingDaniel Morales (SR) WrestlingSabina Ratas (7th) GymnasticsJunehyuk Roh (SR) Boys’ Swimming (50 Free)Payton Sack (8th)GymnasticsAlyssa Sanborn (7th)GymnasticsHeather Sanborn (FR) GymnasticsSal Testa (SOPH) Boys’ BowlingDouglas Vaca (JR) Boys’ Swimming (Diving)200 Free Relay—Junehyuk Roh (SR), Jack You (JR), Vincenzo Ianni (JR), William Grieshaber (JR)All-ConferencePerry Azougi (FR) WrestlingMatt Coleman (JR) WrestlingNick Demasi (SOPH) WrestlingNicholas DeChiaro (SR) Boys’ BowlingNick Galasso (JR) Boys’ BasketballMarinda Gowda (JR) Girls’ IndoorZiv Granov (FR) WrestlingAngelina Kim (SR) Girls’ Indoor TrackHarrison Kyriacou (JR) WrestlingVincenzo Ianni (JR) Boys’ Swimming (50 Free)Jake Meyers (SR) Boys’ Indoor TrackBrandon Mintz (SR) Boys’ BasketballJunehyuk Roh (SR) Boys’ Swimming (100 Free)Eunice Yim (JR) Girls’ BasketballMax Yahre (SOPH) Wrestling400 Free Relay—Junehyuk Roh (SR), Jack You (JR), Vincenzo Ianni (JR), William Grieshaber (JR)All League/ALL-DivisionSamuel Chon (8th) Boys’ Swimming 500 FreeJunehyuk Roh (SR) Boys’ Swimming (50 Free)Douglas Vaca (JR) Boys’ Swimming (Diving)Vincenzo Ianni (JR) Boys’ Swimming (50 Free)Mel Oganesian (SR) Boys’ Swimming 500 Free200 Free Relay—Junehyuk Roh (SR), Jack You (JR), Vincenzo Ianni (JR), William Grieshaber (JR)200 Medley Realy—Marvin Dan (SOPH), Jack You (JR), Ziho Kim (SOPH), Justin Baek (SR)400 Free Relay—Junehyuk Roh (SR), Jack You (JR), Vincenzo Ianni (JR), William Grieshaber (JR)
The Hawks NestPage 8Plainview-Old Bethpage Girls’ Winter Track School RecordsEVENTNAMETIME / DIS.DATE55 mE.Otaka7.5201055 HurdlesL.Solomon9.82007300 mB.D’Angelis44.92009600 mJ.Wallach (8th Grade)1:46.72012800 mB.Rabinovici2:3919931000mJ.Wallach (8th Grade)3:21.120121500mE.Tropiano5:1620041600 mE.Tropiano5:3820053000 mE.Tropiano11:1820051500 WalkV. Smith8:042007Shot PutE. Park28’1 ¼2013Triple JumpA.Gungor33’ 5 ½2012Long JumpA.Gungor16’ 1 ¾2012High JumpL.SolomonA.Gungor4’10”20092010Pole VaultJ. PantellA. Kim8’6201520184 X 200E.OtakaA.AustriaJ. PassesB.D’Angelis4 X 82012Relays4 X 80010:30.25***S. Heaney2018J. WernowA. LedererL. ChavezMile Medley 5:05A. Joe2001T.PritchardC.KrammererM.JarchinDMRS. HeaneyJ. WernowA. LedererL. Chavez13:45.57***2018
Page 9Plainview-Old Bethpage Boys’ Winter Track School RecordsEVENTNAMETIME / DIS.DATE55 mE. Cheng6.51/9655 HurdlesD. Landau8.312/05200 mE. Cheng23.33/96300 mT. Benson39.3112/12/15400mD. Fishbein59.11/07600 mR. Beckerman1:27.52/99800 mMario Ferone2:11.11/5/101000mJ. Rosenkrantz2:471/951600 mJ. Rosenkrantz4:372/923200 mM. Cashman9:382/92Shot PutAbe Jun42’ 10.25”2/12/10Triple JumpVasilios Stotis38’ 3”1/23/10Long JumpD. Kim19’111/08High JumpMatthew Benjamin5’11”2/24/10Relays4 X 2001:39J. Symons2/96B. BaeJ. RosenkrantzE. Cheng4 X 8009:02V. Raju2/92M. LewekB. LevensonA. Labrocca4 x 1600B. NordellM. KuhneR. KleinJ. Bank20:351/984 X 4003:24J. Klaff2/92J. RosenkrantzR. KasendorfE. ChenMile Medley 4:07E. Bernstein 12/95J. SymonsA. MeiM. Kuhne55HH Relay 27.9A. Mei1/97E. LevineJ. Lee
The Hawks NestPage 10Plainview-Old Bethpage Girls’ Swimming and Diving School RecordsEvent200 MedleyYear2017Time1:54.53Record HolderBrandenstein, Tanaka,Mejia, Lee200 Free20132:01.32Ren200 IM20172:17.34Tanaka50 Free201725.40TanakaIM Dive2017379.90BellinoIM Dive2017269.12Bellino100 Fly20171:01.22Mejia100 Free199656:15Peyser500 Free19965:21.53Peyser200 Relay20171:44.17Brandenstein, Tanaka,Mejia, Lee100 Back201259.66Ren100 BR20171:11.26Tanaka400 Rel20173:52.16Brandenstein, Tanaka,Mejia, Lee(11 Dives)(6 Dives)
Page 11Plainview-Old Bethpage Boys’ Swimming and Diving School RecordsEvent200 MedleyYear2011Time1:42.92Record HolderBouzourne, Casciola,D. Sirgusa, J. Gabalski200 Free20031:48.12Descovich200 IM20082:07.90Flanaghan50 Free201821.97J. Roh *****IM Dive2006263.26J. Siragusa100 Fly201153.27J. Gabalski100 Free200848.10Flanaghan500 Free20015:06.18Descovich200 Relay20181:30.14Grieshaber, Ianni, Roh andYou100 Back200655.64Flanaghan100 BR20111:03.30A. Gabalski400 Rel20113:54.66Casciola, D. Siragusa,Alexander, J. Gabalski
POBPhysical Education, Health, Athletics andRecreation DepartmentStratford Road Elementary School33 Bedford RoadPlainview, NY 11803Phone: 516-434-3100Fax: 516-349-4792E-mail: [email protected] Interscholastic Season Start DatesFall SportsJV and Varsity Football – August 20thAll other JV and Varsity Sports—August 27thAll Middle School Sports—September 5thWinter SportsVarsity and JV Wrestling November 7thAll other JV and Varsity Sports—November 13thAll Winter 1 Middle School Sports—November 5thAll Winter 2 Middle School Sports—January 22ndSpring SportsVarsity and JV B/G Lax, Baseball, Softball, —March 4thVarsity and JV B/G Golf, B/G Track—March 11thVarsity and JV B Tennis—March 18thAll Middle School Spring Sports—April 1stSupport POB Athletics and AthletesJoin the POB ATHLETICS BOOSTER CLUBToday!The Booster Club supports our student athletes throughscholarships, donations, special events and much, much more.Download a membership form on the POB Athletics Website.Home of the HawksAdditional Post Season Awards—Sport SpecificGymnasticsMiranda Lund—1st Team Newsday All Long Island TeamMiranda Lund—Newsday Gymnast of the YearDeb Rut—Newsday Gymnastics Coach of the Year
lacrosse career at Wheaton College. Congratulations to Jamie Yonkers and her family on continuing her academic and volleyball career at NYIT. Team Team GPA Girls' Indoor Track 96.94 Boys' Swimming and Diving 96.40 Gymnastics 94.83 Boys' Basketball 94.71 Boys' Indoor Track 94.23 Boys' Bowling 93.64 Girls' Bowling 93.57