2006-05-05 / Sports

Nazario Back AT BCHS Football: Dolphins Tennis Playoffs Begin

By Elio Velez

For one month in May, high school football coaches are allowed to hold spring football practice which is a big indicator for the number of possible players who will turn out in September.

On the Beach Channel High School field, a familiar face has once again returned to the sidelines. With the resignation of Marty Senall, who coached last season , Victor Nazario has assumed, for the moment, the head coaching duties. Nazario coached the team in 2003 and 2004 before Senall was reinstalled at BCHS in 2005 by the Department of Education.

Though the process to find a new coach has not been officially completed, BCHS has assured Nazario he is the first choice to take over the position. He's ready to get back to the sidelines.

"I'm a pretty optimistic person and I've kept hope that might get the job again in one or two years. I didn't know exactly when it would happen but if I became patient, I had a good feeling it might," Nazario said.

"I'm very excited in talking to the coaches, the turnouts. We had about 51-52 kids and when everything ultimately said and done we will have 55-60 kids who will play JV or varsity. They're good kids for the most part, coachable, they want to learn the game and it's a big advantage for me."

Playoff Notes

.For the second straight season in the Queens B2 division, Beach Channel swept through their opponents and finished undefeated at 12-0 for the second straight year. With the #3 seed in the PSAL playoffs, the Dolphins will host Hillcrest in the second round today at 4 p.m. With a victory, they canadvance to the quarterfinals at home on May 9 against the winner of Environmental Studies/EBC Bushwick.

Stella Maris (8-6, led by a four hitter from pitcher Caitlin Dasaro, won 15-0 win over Christ the King last Wednesday to secure a playoff berth and a first round game on Tuesday against Fontbonne Hall in Brooklyn.

Townsend Harris (7-1) finally ended the advances of Beach Channel (8-1) in an exciting 16-15 extra inning varsity baseball win last Wednesday. Due to darkness, the game was suspended on April 27. Vincent Virgintino knocked the game winning RBI in the eighth inning.

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