St. Francis Summer Classic Shoots And Scores
The Girls High School division has begun play while the Second Grade and Graybeard divisions are winding down. The Second Grade finishes up with games this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Graybeard playoffs began on Thursday night with semifinals scheduled for Saturday morning and the Championships arescheduled for Thursday, July 29. The Legends go first at 6:45 p.m., followed by the Young Guns at 8:00 p.m.
The Boys Grammar Junior division has been posting many high scores despite playing in the heat of the early slot. Rockaway Jetty is off to a great start under the guidance of Sean Gigliello and Rich McDade. They are now on a steady two day a week schedule to make up for a rainout on July 13. In Boys Grammar Middle play, Kyle Connolly, Eoin Reen and Isaiah Brown have Marty Andresen’s Rockaway Little League squad undefeated. Alex Goldberg has been dominant for the second place Melons. Ethan Ruiz and Christian Apice lead Cyberzone. John O’Connor and Thomas Glynn have been the catalysts for Buckley’s Restaurant. McManus Mechanical has ridden the efforts of Ryan Moran and Jack McCabe. Teddy Stathis and Brian Ostrander form a dynamic duo for Boarders Surf Shop. Chris Boyhan, Mark Butigian, and Thomas Collins are charging Bren Electric. Stephen O’Connell and Matt DeCrescenzo are looking to get Walsh Properties their first win while Adams and Company could do the same if they can get John Boyle and Matt Erhard together at the same game.
Coach Cathy Crockett’s B R S team tops a competitive Boys Grammar Senior division, but Kevin Crockett is going to miss sidekick Chris Ray who is headed to Ireland for a few weeks. The Thundering Herd has been holding up despite an injury to Christian Conlon, thanks to Charles Gavigan and Matt Regan. Ray Marten and Chris DeMatteis lead the troops for Kill, Wood, Ace and Mann. Michael Buckley and Chris Morris are a formidable duo for JG Electric and could be the favorites come playoff time. Bard Featherston is a scoring machine for J & E Industries and has lots of assistance from a deep group. Liam Monaghan and Billy Collins spearhead Denis S. O’Connor and the Storage Place has a strong trio in Pat Cashin, Dennis Barnes and Nick Tsatsis. Ameritag has been disappointing to date while Niall Reen has not yet been able to will his WJ Lachner Painting teammates to victory.
The Wave leads the Boys High School division which is chock full of strong players and veteran coaches. Ryan Woerner continues to build his credentials as evidenced by his handling of this squad. Bobby Bruns could be making his swan song coaching the Graybeards. Other Graybeard division players coaching the High School Boys include Jack Gordon for Dr. Schilling’s PODs, John Ronayne and soon-to-be Graybeard Joe Courtney with Twomey’s Boys, John Mullaly for Walsh Properties, and Peter Brady with Treiber-Roberts Insurance. Joe Kenel has traded in his sneakers to coach the Grayridersband.com when he is not playing guitar for the band. Steve Borhi of Molloy guides the Orangemen, while Rich George tries to defend his High School championship, this time with Curran’s Superior Meats.
Rockaway Beach Digital Design has been a surprising leader in the Girls Grammar Junior division but Keeley McEachern and Belle Harbor Chemists are lurking closely. Katie Marquardt has been scintillating for Belle Harbor Physical Therapy which is tied with the Betty Boops. Belle Harbor Yacht Club and R. Tyne Painting are just behind.
T. Moriarty & Sons look very strong in Girls Grammar Senior with Cassie Moriarty, Mary Ellen Woods, Kathryn Gibson and the Gallagher twins, Tess and Jackie. Walter Blum’s Giants look to be their toughest competition with Erin Klein, Casey McDade, Ryan Ward, and Jenna McCann. Rockaway W.I.S.H. boasts Daisy Trusttum, Anastasia O’Byrne, Shannon Rochelle, Kerri Brennan, and Lauren Guidarelli. Megan Atwood and Kayla Kilgallen lead Harbor Optics. Deirdre McCool, Kellie O’Neill and Kailey O’Grady cast a spell for Ludwig’s Sand-Witches. Mary McDonagh, Amerlia Quarto and Megan King are heating up for Plum Tomatoes.
Summer Classic games are Monday through Thursday at 5:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. in the Fr. Grogan Memorial Schoolyard and St. Francis gym. Come by to have a hot dog and a drink and catch all the action.