2001-06-30 / Sports

Rockaway Beach Volleyball: Kerry Hills Dominates Rockaway Beach Volleyball

Rockaway Beach Volleyball: Kerry Hills Dominates
Rockaway Beach Volleyball

By John Sica

Kerry Hills continued to dominate the White Division due largely to their inspirational support this week by Bill Newman who is visiting from Ireland. Corny Ken Kearns played exceptionally well with his grandfather looking on. The one game they lost could be attributed to Liam Bulgers not being there again, but you know he would be fighting with Eileen Bledsoe anyway, only this time she’d be on the other team. Maybe he was afraid to face her. (PS Tubbs get well soon.)

The Fisheads Rugby versus Fillmore Insurance started way too early (6:15). By the time the Fisheads "A" players, John McCann and Kevin Gillespie showed up they were two games down. Their fine play and the captains "intelligence" provided the Fisheads with a much needed win. They took two of the last three to save face (Fishead face). Since Donna Lynch’s absence, the Fisheads are well ahead of their usual pace. They want to remind the league that they feel comfortable slacking off until championship day.

Fillmore Insurance would like to remind The Fisheads that no matter what time it started, and which players they had, they were lucky to get two, due to Fillmore’s generosity. Speaking of generosity one of the Fillmore girls were overheard offering the Fisheads favor on the sideline to throw the game when she said, "who wants to fool around." Another Fillmore Girls should remember to make note of what clothes she came with when she leaves the beach.

Joe Moore "sealed" a 5-0 victory for "It’s all Good" over the host Tap and Grill to keep them in a first place tie with the Sharks.

Dynamite! TNT must have left it at home because the Irish Beach Kids 5-0 blew them out of the warm beautiful water. The Beach Kids had the great setting by Laura Brennan and Kelly Vilakis, and the great defensive moves by Patrick Benn and TJ Toohey. John Brennan Jr. was on top of his game hammering spikes all night. Coach Brennan attributes the win to the fact that Tom Toohey was keeping Rockaway safe

Last week it was erroneously reported that the Beach Club won only a mere four games, when it was in fact five! This week they also won five and played with only two guys. So much for testosterone.

Generation X&Y showed Abbraciamento’s why they are defending champs in the first two games, winning easily. Abbraciamento’s fought back though, winning the next two games behind the consistent play of their team. Frank Gannun and Rocky hammered home many spikes on the sets of Trish and Patty Melt, while Kevin, Joe and Charlie watched intently. Frank lost his balls when Linda bumped one right between his thighs. Gen X & Y played most of their games without George Mastorides, the only guy who paid up so far, who was benched for all but one game. "I ain’t driving for 30 minutes to play one game," the retired lieutenant was overheard saying. Retired Sgt. Sica refused to comment on whether George’s being late had anything to do with it. "We’re retired, we don’t answer to nobody," the retiree noted.

The Psychic Friends pulled themselves out of the cellar of the Red Division with a 5-0 victory over the Federation. Inspired by trade rumors that Coppersmiths is "giving" Clair’s sister back to the "Friends" for a player to be named later. Claire’s sister denied all the rumors, as much as she loves her Psychic Friends -- especially the Johnson’s Brothers. She would like everyone on the team to know she has a name -- just ask Marie.

Big John Biscaino is deep into the doghouse after ordering everyone not to bring coolers because he was "in charge" of beverages this week. After all that Big John was a no-show. He must have been checking to see if each can was cold before he brought them. Possibly the suspension blew out in his truck. For the Feds it was the best 0-5 night possible as they enjoyed a beautiful night under the setting sun on the beach with coolers, friends and family including Big Jack and Carol Tracey. Too bad their son Greg didn’t join the party.

Jerry’s Kids wants to report that the telethon is back on! There is nothing else to say after their tough week except give big in September.

The post-game party at the Tap and Grill was excellent. The food from their new menu was exceptional. Owner Andy Cholakis prides himself on the freshness and attention to detail in their fine food. Their new private dining room offers a quite setting for their great food.

Reminder, the night of the championship day, August 11, there will be a fund-raiser one beach over at Fort Tilden with two bands, a deejay and lobster fest. The donation will be $25 for open tap and assorted beverages, for Park Partners of Fort Tilden. Details will be forthcoming from Rocky.

July 11th the party is at the Rugby Fisheads clubhouse bar-b-que and horseshoes. Be there. And don’t forget to look for the guy with laptop to give him your team’s story for the Wave. And buy him a beer!


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