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Sports Digest: Dec. 1-3

An interactive, daily digest of scores from schools in the Town of Hempstead and a place for you to add information and images for all youth sports.

In addition to receiving regular updates from parents, coaches and schools, the Daily Sports Digest is designed for you to add your best photo and/or video to share (instructions here). If you see anything in our scores, standings or schedules that requires updating, please email Alex Oppenheimer at alexopp87@aol.com or call 516-448-7006.

BELLMORE

Kennedy

Wrestling: Kennedy hosted the Hall of Fame Duals over the weekend, collecting a 64-21 win over Cold Spring Harbor in the process. Richie Luxmore picked up one of the wins for the Cougars on the day with a third-period pin at 138 pounds. 

Bowling (Kennedy/Mepham/Calhoun): The Bellmore-Merrick boys team, which is made up of students from the three local schools, defeated Division at Levittown Lanes on Thursday. Mike Anagnostopoulos bowled a game-high 246 in the middle frame of a 676 total series. Bellmore-Merrick won 2-1: 763-743, 763-752 and 723-730.

Mepham

Wrestling: The Pirates finished in fourth place out of nine teams at the MacArthur Tournament over the weekend. Jamie Dunn won the 106-pound championship, and both John Sherlock (106), who lost to his teammate Dunn in the finals, and Shane Agostino (160) took second place trophies. 

EAST MEADOW

Clarke

Girls Basketball: The Lady Rams hung in close in their season opener against East Meadow, but the Lady Jets pulled away to win 57-33. Alyssa Colletti scored a team-high 17 points, followed by Danielle Ferrara with 10 in the effort.

Bowling: The girls team defeated Hempstead by a 3-0 score on Thursday: 633-326, 631-314 and 635-290. Jessica Spindell, who rolled a game-high 224 in the opening frame, led the dominating performance.

East Meadow

Girls Basketball: East Meadow pulled away after a tied first quarter to win by 24 points over Clarke last Thursday. Three players scored in double-digits for the Lady Jets, including Jenna Dragoon with a career-high 18 points, Meghan Cleary with 13 and Jen Gundrum with 11 to go along with nine rebounds for 1-0 East Meadow. 

Wrestling: East Meadow got its season off to a strong start at the Hall of Fame Duels at Kennedy High School. The Jets won three of four dual meets on the day, highlighted by a 48-42 win over Roslyn. In that match, Vinny Pannullo picked up a 6-4 overtime win at 120 pounds to kick-start the team to a win.

Bowling: The East Meadow boys team defeated Hicksville by a 2-1 score -- 753-769, 844-799 and 891-738. Joey Simeno led the way in the clinching final game with a 266, with Jeff Juarez playing a solid match as well. The East Meadow girls also defeated Hicksville, 2-1 in the game count -- 548-514, 519-528 and 534-521. Meaghan Gratta led the team in the close win to open up the season.

EAST ROCKAWAY

No sports teams were in action over the weekend.

FIVE TOWNS

Hewlett

Girls Basketball: Hewlett suffered an eight-point loss at home to Valley Stream South to open up the season on Saturday. The Lady Bulldogs fell 44-36, but Val Denapoli led a strong effort with 12 points. Samantha DiSalvo, Jenni Rogoff and Gabby Casanova all scored six points.

Lawrence

Wrestling: Lawrence competed at the Hall of Fame Duals at Kennedy High School over the weekend. The Golden Tornadoes finished the day with a 1-1 record, the win coming by way of a 44-30 defeat of Cold Spring Harbor.

GARDEN CITY

Girls Basketball: Garden City, the defending Long Island Class A champions, won its season opener over Great Neck North on Thursday. The Lady Trojans led 35-16 at the half en route to a 59-33 win. Kim Ryan led with 17 points and a trio of three-pointers, and Sam Auricchio added a career-high 12 points. Christina Mangels was a force on the inside, scoring 10 and pulling down 18 rebounds. 

LEVITTOWN

Division

Wrestling: Division finished in sixth place out of nine teams at the MacArthur Tournament over the weekend. Felix Perez won the 152-pound championship, and both Art Bain (99) and John Maldonado (145) finished in second place in their weight classes for the Blue Dragons.

Bowling: Division was one of the more dominating teams last season, but the boys lost to Bellmore-Merrick last Thursday, two games to one. Each game was decided by 20 pins or less.

Island Trees

No sports teams were in action over the weekend.

MacArthur

Wrestling: The Generals hosted the MacArthur Tournament over the weekend, where they finished in third place out of nine teams. Rob Bennett won the lone title for the team at 132 pounds. Justin Cooksey (113), Chris Cataldo (126) and Joe Cataldo (170) all finished in second place in their weight classes.

LONG BEACH

Girls Basketball: Long Beach traveled on the road to play a tough season opener against Sacred Heart, falling 50-27. Mary McDonnagh led the Lady Marines with eight points and Molly Martin added six points in the loss over the weekend. Long Beach led after the first quarter, but was outscored in each of the next three quarters.

LYNBROOK

Bowling: The Lynbrook boys defeated Freeport on Thursday, two games to one -- 664-723, 852-549 and 755-657. Cameron Lohr bowled a game-high 227 in the opening game for the Owls. The girls team, led by Leslie Rodriguez, also defeated Freeport by a 2-1 score -- 540-517, 550-542 and 512-537.

MALVERNE

No sports teams were in action over the weekend.

MERRICK

Girls Basketball: Calhoun scored just 36 points against Oceanside, but it was enough to collect a 36-27 win on Friday to open up the season. Danielle Losee scored a team-high 12 points on four three-pointers. Dana Silvester scored 11 to help lead the Lady Colts to the home win.

Wrestling: Calhoun finished in seventh place out of 12 teams at the Hank Paris Tournament hosted at Carle Place over the weekend. Jenard Rosemond won the 285-pound championship for the Colts. Austin Hecker (113) and Eddie Lopez (138) took home second-place finishes in their weight classes.

MINEOLA

Wrestling: Mineola finished in ninth place out of 12 teams at the Hank Paris Tournament hosted at Carle Place over the weekend. Matt Long was the lone Mustang in the finals of the tournament, collecting a first-place finish at 145 pounds for his team.

Bowling: The boys team fell to North Shore on Thursday after losing the final two frames. The final scores were 690-702, 596-592 and 777-734.

ROCKVILLE CENTRE

Boys Basketball: South Side, playing in a new league this season, will be tested early on with a challenging non-league schedule. The Cyclones defeated Bellport on Saturday, 67-58, behind 17 points and 10 rebounds from Ryan Spadaford. Robert Pichioni added 15 points and D.J. Nickelson scored 12 in the season-opening win.

SEAFORD 

No sports teams were in action over the weekend.

WANTAGH

Boys Basketball: The Warriors started off the season with a 68-54 loss to Freeport at home. Gerard Roche scored a team-high 17 points and Justice Perez added 15 in the effort last Friday.

Bowling: The boys team defeated Island Trees in a clean sweep on Thursday to collect its second win of the season. The game scores were 801-729, 760-718 and 792-721. Ryan Fiorillo rolled a game-high 245 in the second frame en route to the dominating win.

WEST HEMPSTEAD

Boys Basketball: West Hempstead defeated Valley Stream North on the road, 71-57, to open up its season last Friday. Ray Alexander scored a game-high 26 points and eight rebounds. Tyree Glascoe scored 20 and dished out five assists, while Pat D’Haiti added 12 points in the win.

Girls Basketball: West Hempstead tipped off its season with a 43-31 win at Roosevelt on Saturday. The Lady Rams outscored the Lady Rough Riders in the first three quarters. Nicole Christenson led the way with a game-high 15 points. Her sister, Jackie, scored 10 and Kara Lynch scored 11 in the win. 

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