2005-04-22 / Sports

High School Roundup: BC Tennis Vie To Stay Unbeaten

By Elio Velez

Far Rockaway continued their strong start with a 15-3 home thrashing of Campus Magnet last Tuesday. Hairo Perez allowed only three hits in a complete ballgame for the Seahorses (8-3, 6-2 Queens South B). The Seahorses will play four non league games during the break and await a crucial series against the Dolphins on May 2. Look to the Wave next week to see how FRHS has kept winning.


A 12-0 perfect regular season record may be in the cards today for the Beach Channel girls as they head to Far Rockaway (3-7) at 4 p.m. With one more game left, the PSAL Queens B II champions will head to the playoffs in two weeks with a lot of confidence according to Coach Claire Cohen.

“It’s great. I knew we were going to be good but not this good,” Cohen said.

Depth is what has made this team successful, especially with the new additions of doubles’ Shalisa Carver and Michelle Talabi. With a stretch of six games over seven days, Cohen tried to give them a day off but the Dolphins didn’t want to break the momentum.

“I wanted to give them a day off and we had six games over a week and they said no,” says a smiling Cohen. “We want to practice and I had to rearrange my haircut for that day.”

The BC men’s team has gone undefeated as well at 11-0 and won the Queens BI division championship over Richmond Hill last Wednesday. Gabriel Martinez and Randall Ramchatsingh won in singles competition. They play Richmomd Hill in the last game of the regular season as of press time.


Far Rockaway (6-1-1, 19 points) finished in a 1-1 tie with Campus Magnet last Wednesday at Far Rockaway High School. Troy-Ann Bailey scored her 12th goal of the season for the Seahorses, who remain 2 points behind Springfield Gardens for first place in PSAL Queens BIII. They’ll face each other on May 4 at 4p.m.

Antonek Trought scored her sixth goal of the season as Beach Channel (4-4-1, 12 points, third place) won 1-0 over Richmond Hill last Wednesday.


Beach Channel didn’t win any medals in the Mercer Lake Spirits but Coach Chris Horn was still pleased with his team’s effort.

“My novice boys were impressive and did a good job in finishing in 4th place against some of the best schools,” Horn says of going against schools such as Belleville and Blair Academy.

“I’m proud of the job they did, the coxins steered well and it will help us when we got to the Flushing Meadows regatta this weekend (Saturday at 9 a.m.).”


Mary Louis Academy remained in first place in the CHSAA Queens Softball Division with a 4-0 win over Stella Maris at Fort Tilden last Wednesday. Stella Maris fell to 5-7 overall. The Flippers had won last Monday over St. John’s Prep 7-2 as Caitlin Garofalo pitched a complete game and struck out 8 batters.

Far Rockaway (4-3) blew out August Martin 13-2 last Monday. Patrice McKenzie and Kerri Creary each had 4 hits.

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