Rockaway High School Sports Update
It was a cold and dreary day at Beach Channel for the second softball game of the season. The Dolphins finally took the field against August Martin after winning a forfeit game against Springfield Gardens last week.
The Dolphins wasted no time and easily won 26-7 in 5 innings. CF Tierra Johnson knocked in 7 RBI and Kat reem Palmer added 6 RBI. Pitcher Jodi Vitale allowed 6 hits and 3 earned runs. For the 2004 season, the Dol phins will look to make the necessary steps to further advance in the playoffs. They fell in the third round to eventual PSAL B champion Forest Hills, 12-4. The Dolphins still retain the core of veteran players that helped them to win back-to-back undefeated PSAL Queens IB championships.
Coach Robert Attonito says that his team is not affected by last year’s loss. He believes that his team must keep working on the fundamentals and keep having fun for his team to get far this season
"We try to work on the basics. Everyday we throw and hit. We do fielding and throwing. It’s the same thing. I just want the kids to do the right thing".
Far Rockaway (1-0) finished a seesaw battle that ended with a 18-18 tie with Martin Van Buren last Tuesday. Van Buren raced off to a 14-3 lead after three innings when the Sea horses stormed back to score 15 runs in the next two innings. Van Buren tied the game at 18 with three runs in the fifth inning when the game was called.
Stella Maris, Midwood Win
Stella Maris’ Katie Scotko pitched a one hitter in a 2-0 win against Mid wood in a non-league softball game. Rokckaway native Dawn Duggan helped Midwood win their first PSAL game of the season with a 9-1 victory over New Utrecht. Duggan, who was the starting pitch that helped Mid wood win the PSAL softball championship in 2003, allowed 1 run on three hits in 7 innings.
Beach Channel won their first two games of the season with wins over John Adams and Springfield Gardens. Sean Mcclernon led with 13 assists and Arthur Newell had 5 kills in a two sets to one victory against Adams. The Dolphins won in two matches against Springfield Gardens.
Timothy Ramchatesing and Gabriel Martinez were two of the many Dolphins (2-0) who helped to sweep John Adams 5 matches to none.
Far Rockaway (0-2) lost a close 2-1 game against visiting Long Island City. Tied at 1-1 in the second half, Gloria Avalos scored her second goal of the game to give the Bulldogs the win. Christi Okeowo scored the Seahorses’ lone goal. Beach Channel is 0-3-0 in the PSAL Queens B II.
Beach Channel defeated Far Rockaway (0-3) in their first matchup of the year with a 4-1 win. Tiffani Parch ment and Amanda Page won singles matches for the Dolphins (1-1).
In handball, Far Rockaway lost to East New York Transit Tech 4-1. Alvin Tirado won the lone match for the Seahorses.
Bishop Kearney’s Maryanne Welsh obtained a full scholarship to play basketball at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, a Division II school.
Arthur Robertson of the Beach Chan nel Dolphins men’s basketball team was honored by the PSAL for finishing near the top of many statistical categories in the 2003-2004 season. The senior, who averaged 25 points and 12 rebounds, led the Dolphins to the second round of playoffs. Robert son finished as one of the top leaders in points scored, points per game and rebounds per game.