2005-05-20 / Sports

Dolphins Out

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said. “And there’s nothing you can do it about it because that’s how the game goes.” The loss doesn’t hurt the Dolphins playoff chances. With an expected win over August Martin at press time, the Dolphins will finish at 15-1 and tie for the division championship. Far Rockaway finished at 9-7 with a forfeit win against August Martin last Tuesday. They will most likely have a first round outbracket playoff game on May 24.

Crew: The season started in South Carolina during the winter break, where Beach Channel Coach Chris Horn and 40 kids gathered to begin the 2005 season. The positives that came out of that trip have transferred into the regular season, which Coach Horn calls one of their most successful in many years.

“They are a great bunch of kids. It’s one of my most satisfying years I’ve had,” Coach Horn says of his Dolphins team.

The crew team has competed in seven regattas in the tri-state area which is the most the school has ever competed in. In the Harlem Regatta on April 30, Beach Channel struck gold with four first-place finishes in the Girls Junior 4, Boys Junior 8, Girls Novice 8, and Boys Novice 8.

The winning streak continued with one of their most impressive races in the New York State Scholastic championships in Saratoga Springs. The Boys Junior 4 team won the silver medal over such powerful school such as St. Anthony’s and Bayshore in Long Island. The last race will be on Sunday at West Point for the Eastern States Championships.

After the weekend, Chris Horn will not be able to conduct three hour plus practices, have 18 hour long regatta days and 5 months dedicating his time to the kids. But he wouldn’t trade anything for the experience of watching his team compete and strive to be the best.

“The kids stuck to the plan and did a great job. They listened to their coxins and ran some great races. They should all be proud of themselves,” Horn said.

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