2008-03-14 / Sports

Sports Galore Going On At Sorrentino Recreation Center

Teen Basketball At Sorrentino

The Sorrentino Recreation Center is currently holding two basketball tournaments. The Teen Basketball Tournament began on February 26 for 14 and under age group and on February 27 for the 17 and under age group.

Games will be played on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

In the 14 and under Division, the Lp Fam team, which is coached by David Reid, is in first place with a 2-0 record. Team Deuce, coached by Isaac Parsee and the Sorrentino team coached by Andre St. Vistal and Raygan Plummer, each have a 1-1 record. Gateway, who is coached by John Middleton, has a 0-2 record.

In the 17 and under Division, Sorrentino, coached by Raygan Plummer, have a 2-0 record, Lp Fam and Team Deuce each have a 1-1 record. Bayside JV team, who is coached by Glen Thompkins, is 0-2. The Team Deuce/Sorrentino Weed & Seed Basketball Tournament began on March 1. The games for this tournament are played on Mondays and Saturdays. The 14 and under Division, Sorrentino and Lp Fam are both 1-0. Team Deuce and Green Sox, coached by Errol Miller, are 1-0.

City-Wide Soccer Tournament

The Parks Department city-wide soccer tournament at the Sorrentino Center started on March 1 with eight teams from five recreational centers in Queens participating.

Four games will be played every Saturday until March 29.

Roy Wilkins 'A' team, Sorrentino Vikings and Arrow Center are each tied for the lead in the standings with six points. The Sorrentino Fire and Roy Wilkins 'B' team have three points each. Vic Hanson, LBH and Sorrentino Victory teams have no points.

This coming Saturday, Roy Wilkins and Sorrentino Vikings will battle for first place in the East Division. Arrow Center will play against Vic Hanson.

The playoffs start on March 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Double Dutch Tournament

Stan's Jr. Pepper Steppers won top honors in the free-style competition at the March Madness 2008 Double-Dutch Jump Off Tournament at the Brownsville Recreation Center on March 1.

The Jr. Pepper Steppers won the highest free style score of the tournament. They took first place in the speed competition in the High School Doubles Teams Division.

The Novice team took first place in the sixth grade division and second place in the seventh grade division.

On March 8, the Stan Jr. Pepper Steppers took second place at the first annual Watch My Feet Double-Dutch Tournament held at PS/IS 323, home of the Jazzy Jumpers Double-Dutch teams. The novice teams took first place in both the sixth and seventh grade division.

The Stan Pepper Steppers team members: Jessica Berrios, Nadine Harrison, Jasmine Hamlet, Shameeka McCoy, Niya Dubose, Imani Clairsaint, Tiffany Duarte, Oksana Bonny, Imini Butler, Niyah Ensley, D'Andre Dawson, Akeela Williams and Judine Watkis.

The team members and coaches are as follows: Stan Brown, Linda Brown, Yatte Brown, Carol Walker, Terry Dubose, Peter Alvarez, Laa'neisha Jones, Alaisyia Woodard, Katherine Rocha and Robeishia Davis. The Stan Pepper Steppers represent and practice at the Sorrentino Recreation Center, a part of the City of New York Parks and Recreation Department.

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