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Sports November 20, 2008  RSS feed
Week 12 Matchup Players
      By this point of the fantasy season, many team owners have already come to grips with the fact that some of the players they had high hopes for are simply not reliable enough to carry them into the postseason. As a result, some fantasy squads are filled with "matchup" guys that are best used only versus lesser opponents.
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OLH's Hornets Take The Title
      On Saturday, Nov. 15, the Our Lady of Hope seventh grade girls' soccer team, the Hope Hornets, played an astounding game against St. Frances DeSales at Juniper Valley Park.
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Weekend Not A Total Washout As Squads Kick Off Campaigns
      The forecast for heavy weather put a damper on the soccer action this past weekend with all league games being canceled on Saturday. Play did resume on Sunday with the Academy teams kicking off their seasons and a number of other Gottschee squads taking to the fields as well.
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Edwards Wins But Johnson Takes Cup
      Carl Edwards led the most laps, stretched the fuel mileage in his No. 99 Ford, and did everything he needed to do on the way to his ninth Cup win of the season, Sunday at Miami-Homestead Speedway, but it wasn't enough to overtake Jimmie Johnson for the 2008 Sprint Cup Championship.
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Hoops Stars Headed Upward
     Hoops Stars Headed Upward Christ The King Regional High School congratulated three seniors who have accepted basketball scholarships to Division I schools. Flanked by Christ the King Principal Peter Mannarino on the left and girls' basketball coach Bob Mackey on the right at (left to right) Tahisa Johnson, who will head to University of South Florida; Taylor Burner, who will attend Stony Brook University; and Geleisa George, who will play hoops for American Unversity. the Middle Village school is currently ranked eighth in the nation by ESPN.
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Bulldogs Are Baseball Champs
     Bulldogs Are Baseball Champs The Greenpoint Bulldogs won the Fall Nassau County Youth Athletic Association (NCYAA) Fall 2008 baseball championship, beating the Whitestone Wanderers by an 8-1 score. The Bulldogs finished their season with a record of 32-19, which included going to tournaments in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Aberdeen, Md. The team consists of bottom row, left to right) Michael Deck, Jason Schneller, Shane Herrity, Lucas Burton, Brian Hughes, Daniel Campononi, (top row, left to right) Coach Donald Lawrence, Joe Bursch, Dylan Lawrence, Manager Russell Deck, Yobani Artiles, Michael Rossi, Coach Keith Moncino and Robert Moncino. Not pictured are Frank Smith and Coach Jim Herrity.
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OLH Girls Complete Season
     OLH Girls Complete Season The Our Lady of Hope second grade girls' soccer teams recently finished successful seasons in the CYO Instructional League.
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Bulletin Board
      QUEENS FALCONS THE 2008 YOUTH FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE. Register now and attend workouts to get ready for the upcoming season. Call your team's coach to get signed up and suited this week: • Peanut (7-8 years old / 95 lbs. max): Call 1-203-667-3292 or e-mail TJW20@aol.com.
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OLH Fifth Graders Are Tops
     OLH Fifth Graders Are Tops The Our Lady of Hope fifth grade boys' and girls' soccer teams took home CYO Championship trophies. The boys (top photo) earned their third CYO Championship in a row with a 5-1 victory over St. Francis. Led by captain Conor McGlynn, the boys raced out to a 3-0 lead on goals by Lenny Lynaugh, Vincent Dionisi and McGlynn. The second half was much the same as the first with defensive work by Chris Mahon, Jake Mella, Matthew Zwolak and Connor Herrera allowing Hope's midfield of McGlynn, Lynaugh, Thomas Conan and Thomas Moore to control the game. Two more goals by McGlynn and Frankie Cerillo ended the game. St. Francis did get a late goal despite a good effort from Hope keeper Marcus Barbu. Hope also got valuable contributions from Mike Calderon and Stefan Letennier. Meanwhile, the girls' team (bottom photo) won their first title on Sunday, Nov. 16, at O'Connor Park. The team, coached and trained by James McGee, Dmytro Fedkowskyj and Steve Ferro, won three straight games, finishing off their run with a 1-0 victory over St. Luke's, with Kristen Hoyt scoring midway through the second half off a Stephanie Biscaglia corner kick. Francesca Oddo, Elena DiBona, Sophia Hyland, Erica Posio, Francesca Fedkowskyj, Dana Velazquez, Leah Sheridan, Stephanie Ferro, Caitlin Gaine, Roisin Haran, Jade Rentas, Kaitlyn McGee, Nicole Scaparro and Mikayla Roberts also contributed to the win.
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