2009-05-22 / Sports

BCHS Roundup: Sports Teams Earn Success

By Elio Velez

The Beach Channel girls' lacrosse team has an opportunity to make a statement as the PSAL lacrosse playoffs began on May 21. The Lady Dolphins, who finished the regular season at 11-2 and gained the second seed in the A girls playoffs.

Tottenville (12-1) were ranked first by the PSAL as their only loss this season was from the Dolphins. At presstime, the Lady Dolphins will host Cardozo (5-8) in a first round playoff game. Beach Channel was led in scoring in the regular season by junior Cynithia Smalls with 41 goals. Tolagbe Olatunbosun finished second with 28 goals, Kiara Vanbrackle had 25 goals and Idalia Viard chipped in with 24 goals.

Beach Channel's victory against the Lady Judges could potentially setup a third match of the season against Midwood on Tuesday afternoon.The Dolphins will host the Hornets at 5 p.m. if they can beat sixth seed AP Randolph in a game that also took place on May 20.

BCHS Wins Division Title

When Girls soccer coach Dominic Stanco conducted tryouts in early March, he found a similar characteristic in every player who would eventually join the roster.

Stanco told his assistant coach Osei Akoto that the team had a hard work ethic and an aggressiveness that can be molded to eventually form a competitive team.

The end product three months later was a share of the Queens B VI division championship for Beach Channel. Gerlisa Hills scored three goals as the Lady Dolphins defeated Far Rockaway 4-1 last Monday afternoon.

Beach Channel tied with Richmond Hill at the top of the division with an 11-2 record. The PSAL B playoffs will begin on Wednesday and Beach Channel should most likely gain a home game. The playoffs seedings were announced on May 21 as the Wave went to press.

"They're talented and they're aggressive and we set our realistic sights on winning the division," Stanco said. "They are incredible."

Crew Rows One More Time

The 20 boys and girls who comprise the Beach Channel Crew team will one get last reward for their hard work this season.

Dolphins coach Chris Horn will take the only public school rowing team to compete in one last regatta at the Peter J. Sharp boathouse on Saturday in Upper Manhattan.

"I got a call from them, and they said to come up and just get a van to bring the kids," Horn said. "They were excited. I want them to row."

NOVAS Track Team At FRHS

Starting on Tuesday, the NOVAS Track Club will help boys and girls from the ages of 7 to 17 who are interested in running, getting faster and having fun.

Every Tuesday and Thursday at Far Rockaway High School from 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the NOVAS Track Club will be instructing those kids who are interested in participating in the sport of track and field.

If you are interested in having fun, winning awards, travel, get faster and possibly earn a scholarship, come out to Far Rockaway High and join.

Monthly dues are $10. Bring a sweatsuit or warmup suit to train with and have track sneakers. Also have a copy of your report card, birth certificate and photo. Please use the bathroom before arriving at FRHS. The facility inside the school cannot be accessed.

Call or text Grover Prince, a USA Track and Field Level II certified instructor at 917-415-9521 before you come to the first practice.

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