1999-10-09 / Sports

BCAC In Full Swing

B.C.A.C. Players In Full Swing

By Marty Feeney

B.C.A.C. is in full swing with teams competing in a variety of sports.

Football is in it's fifth week of season with all the Shamrock teams having a great season. The Peanuts led by head coach Jay Ogden and his staff are off to a great start. The five and six year old players are having a great time learning the game while they compete in the Nassau Suffolk Football League; the Peanuts travel to Seaford and take on the tough Stalions this Sunday at high
noon.

Seven and eight year old pee-wee team, led by head coach Mike Shea, have a three and one record so far this season. The pee-wee's had the large home crowd on their toes Saturday evening as they faced a very big and strong undefeated Levittown team. The game was a nail biter as both defenses held their opponents scoreless. Their was many outstanding plays on both sides of the field. Jesse Macrae, number 26, put the Shamrocks on top in the final
minutes of the third quarter when he picked off a pass and scrambled 60 yards for the only score of the game.

The Shamrocks defense led by coach Pete Ward held the strong opponents offense scoreless. The offense led by coach Leo Chavanne moved the ball throughout the game but was unable to put the ball in
the endzone against the very tough Levittown defense. Head coach Mike Shea was very happy with his teams play as the pee-wee's up their record to three wins and one loss. The pee-wees are home this Sunday; kickoff at 11 a.m. vs. West Islip
Gold at Memorial Field.

The nine and ten year old Midgets, led by head coach John Hanning, were in Deer Park last Sunday. The three and one Midgets, led by Quarterback John Conklin, captured another victory as Mikey McMahon scored his first touchdown of the season. The midgets have an explosive team led by the awesome defensive play of Jimmy Marketti, John Hanning jr., Anthony Laporta, Nicky Ramos and Anthony George. The Midgets were heard beeping all over town as they brought home a 19-10 victory. The Midgets travel to Bayville to take on the Falcons at noon.

The 11 and 12 year old Ponies are having a great season. Led by
head coach Marty Feeney, the Ponies have a three and 1 record. The Ponies traveled to Plainedge last Sunday and came home victorious capturing a 32-18 victory. Coach Gene Guttieri's offense was strong controlling the ball throughout the entire game scoring, at will. Led by Quarterback Sharif Soliman the offense was outstanding with some great blocking by the offensive
line. Soliman threw for two touchdowns. Benny Gross scored his first touchdown of the season as he caught a 40 yard pass. Joey Ferria and Patty Cavanaugh had an outstanding game running all over the opponents defense. Coach Mcmahon's defense is having an outstanding season led by the strong hitting of Anthony Pagano, Danny Mcmahon, Willie Gill, Kevin Martin, Ray Agolia and Spenser Daly. Specials teams coach Gerrard Brosnahan was all smiles again this week as his special teams played yet another outstanding game. Danny Murphy, Denny McMahon, Kathy Kelly, Joey Tyne, Andy Minami, Ray Newton, Danny Orielly, Anthony Dello, Timmy Lenoard, T.J Carroll David Byrne and Joey Tyne all contributed to the victory. The Ponies face off this Sunday 1 p.m. against
the undefeated Cowboys from West Bablyon.

The seniors in their first season
of play are playing better each week still looking for their firat victory. Head coach Billy Nolan is working this team very hard and will get better each week. The seniors take on Hempstead Saturday evening 7 p.m. at Memorial Field.

Girls soccer is going strong as the three girls teams compete in the CYO soccer program. The girls are having a great season and have competed in some very close matches. The girls home games are at Memorial field on Friday evenings. Please check our web site for their schedule.

Hockey is under way as the B.C.A.C. Barracudas opened the season last weekend. The 10 and 11 year old boys opened the season with a 3-3 tie against the tough
Whitestone team. Goasl were sored by Joel Miele, james Shea and John Miele.

The 12 and 13 year old boys lost to a strong Valley Stream Team. The eight and nine year old team opens the season Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. vs. our neighbors across the
bay and the always tough Rockaway Rockies.

Mighty Mites have begun practice with games beginning in the coming weeks. The Mites will have two teams this season and will be playing in the Rockies Mites program. Any child that would like to play should contact Chris Keegan or Billy Gill.

Girls and boys basketball is under way with practices at JHS 180 every
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The season begins in a few weeks and any child interested in playing should contact Chuck and or John Willsen.

Little league baseball will be coming to Broad Channel as the club has applied for and was granted permission to have our own charter.

The B.C.A.C. would like to
thank Marty Andressen, president of the Rockaway Little League. Marty, one of the most dedicated persons in our area, has approved of this charter and has given its blessing. So on behalf of the B.C.A.C., we say thank you Marty Andressen for your support and assistance.

B.C.A.C. is on the web. Visit our web site at www.broadchannelac.org. for a complete listing of our teams schedules standings and highlights. The web site will feature links to every team and hopefully will provide some important information such as schedules, practices and special events. Each week the B.C.A.C. will highlight a player of the week in each sport. This web site
will be state of the art providing sound pictures and eventually motion pictures. We will have a special page for all our sponsors, any organization and or person that would like to sponsor a team contact us at our web site. Anyone that has any questions regarding our web site contact Marty Feeney.

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