1999-11-13 / Sports

Broad Channel Sports Update

Broad Channel Sports Update

By Marty Feeney

Broad Channel Athletic Club has announced that the final registration
date for the spring 2000 season will be held Wednesday, November 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Memorial Field located at 1 road and Cross Bay boulevard.

Children between the ages of five through 18 can register for tee-ball, softball and baseball. Registration has been going well with the start of the new little league right around the corner. Little League President Gene Guttieri is urging parents/guardians of any child that wants to be a part of B.C.A.C. history to get out and register in November. A reminder that there is no fee due at the time of registration--so this should not be an excuse for anyone not registered.

There will be a division for girl's softball between the ages of 16 through 18. Any girls interested in playing should register. If anyone decides to register late their will be a late charge added to your registration fee and they will be put on a waiting list. The best way is to get out and register now.

A parent/guardian meeting was held last Tuesday at the V.F.W hall and it was very positive with many interested people attending. The A.C would like to thank the members of the V.F.W for the use of their hall. Their will be a monthly little league meeting held the first Tuesday of every month at the V.F.W. hall 7:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 7.

Boys and girls basketball is in full swing with the home games played at JHS 180 on Wednesday nights. The coaches have the teams playing some great basketball and this seems like a winning season with all the beeping going on around town. A reminder to all the coaches, town beeping is fun for all but should not be done after 9 p.m., some residents that live on the boulevard have requested this so please, no beeping after 9:00 p.m.

Football and soccer seasons are coming to an end. This had been a very positive year for both programs as the girl's soccer games have been very exciting. Each season the girls improve and are bound to be a force in the C.Y.O. soccer program. The coaches are to be commended for a great job.

The football program in its
fifth year of existence is doing great. All the teams were competitive this
year with two of the team's qualifying for the playoffs. The Midgets head
coached by John Hanning had a very tough schedule this year and barely
missed making the playoffs. This team played some great games led by quarterback John Conklin and the outstanding running of Steven Sugden and Nick Ramos behind the blocking of an outstanding offensive line. The defense held the team in every game with great play by Anthony George, John Hanning, jr., John Cunningham, Jimmy Marketti, John Macrae, Mike McMahon Timmy Connor, Andrew Fields, John Magnussen, Jimmy Kroog, Mike Monahan, George Conklin, Joe Ciambrello and the rest of the team. The Midgets final game is Sunday, 11 a.m.,
home against the tough Levittiown Squad.

Pee-Wees led by head coach Mike Shea have had a wonderful season finishing second place in their division just one point out of first place. This team of seven and eight year old players has put on a show for the home crowd at every game. Led by quarterback Bubba McMahon the offense is outstanding. The unbelievable dashing run by Seamus Kelly has to be witnessed to be believed. This first year player has all the tools to be one of the best in the years to come. Jack Tubridy, Ronnie Lonnborg, Gerard Zimmerman and John Mcarthy are fantastic runners, cutting through holes behind the blocking of Brain Wallace, Chris Berrios,Philly Dog D'agostino, Brian Faught and the rest of the offensive line. The defense led by Joe Laporta has been dynamite. Laporta has emerged this season to be one
of the best defensive lineman in the league. Anthony Ciambrello, Jesse
Macrae, Rich Martin, Jim Mcdermott, Steven Trudden, Brendan Shea, Frank Latno, Mike Tobin and Tommy Sadler round off the club. The team will play at Plainedge, Sunday 10:00 am. The Pee-Wees will host the first round of the
playoffs Sunday, November 21.

To find out the time and the opposing team, visit our web site at www.broadchannelac.org or check out the sports articles right here in The Wave.

Eleven and 12 year-old Ponies have played a great season, already qualifying for the playoffs. This Sunday they visit Seaford and take
on the tough second place Colts at 2:00 p.m. The Ponies led by many fine football players are preparing for the playoffs. Lead by one of the team
captains Joe Ferria on offense and defense, Ferria has had an outstanding
season scoring numerous touchdowns for Offensive Coach Gene Guttieri. Willie Gill, Spenser Daly, Patty Cavanaugh and Anthony Pagano all have had a great year running the ball as well as on defense. The leadership of quarterbacks Shariff Solomon and Benny Gross, both 11 year olds, has been great. The offensive
line is led by Co Captain Danny Mcmahon, Danny O'rielly, Ray Agolia, Robert Consolo, Brian Madden, Ray Newton, Kathy Kelly and Anthony Dello. The defense has been superb this season keeping the Ponies in every game led by the
strong defensive play of Edddie Walls, Sean O'boyle, Kevin Martin, T.J Carroll, Connie Denni, Denni McMahon, Joe Tyne, Danny Murphy and Andy The Hit Man Minami. The Ponies will open up the playoff season Sunday November 21. Watch for details.

Barracuda hockey is off and skating with teams competing in the Whitestone League. The Cudda home games are played at the rink on
Saturdays. The Mighty Mites led by Coach Scanlon had their first game last Sunday against the Rockies and it was a great game. The Mites will be competing against the great Rockies team every Sunday.

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