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Channel View HS baseball advances to PSAL championship game at Yankee Stadium


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After years of disappointment for the Channel View High School baseball team, players are now confident that “no one can swim with the Dolphins.”

Despite three previous winning seasons, including one tied for the conference title, the Rockaway team was a one-and-done squad in the playoffs each year. And even though they finished first in the Queens B South conference this season (14-2 PSAL), they faced doubts of their chances in the postseason. The Dolphins knew they would sink, not swim, in the playoffs this year again if they didn’t step up.

“Other teams, rivals, even the school doubted us at first,” senior infielder Sergio Galdamez said. “They said we wouldn’t past the first round. But look at us now — we’re in the championship.”

Channel View proved the critics wrong with four consecutive wins in the postseason, including three against higher-ranking teams, to reach the PSAL Division B championship game at Yankee Stadium on June 12 against five-seeded Bronx High School of Science. The Dolphins are like a fish out of water as they make their way to uncharted territory, but players believe they’ll be ready for the final game.

“I don’t want to think about being nervous,” said senior Kely Aponte, the team’s ace who will pitch in the championship game. “I want to stay confident to go out there and do what I do.”

The championship game is also a déjà vu moment for Channel View head coach John Mangieri, who won a city title at Yankee Stadium when he played for Archbishop Molloy 20 years ago. Mangieri said he’s excited to see his players living a dream that he has been through before.

“Four years ago this program had kids with no gloves, kids showed up in jeans,” Mangieri said. “These kids will have lifelong memories, and win or lose they are champions in my book.”

 

 

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Queens PSAL high school football roundup


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HEATHER ZWILLENBERG
Roundup as of October 31, 2013

 

-CITY CONFERENCE-

 

BULL-DOGS BARKING 

The Campus Magnet Bull-dogs (4-5) dominated the Thomas Jefferson Orange Wave (0-8) to a tune of 33-0. The Bull-dogs had a total of 345 yards with 277 yards on the ground. The Orange Wave amassed just 127 offensive yards. Bull-dogs senior Blessuan Austin rushed for 141 yards on seven attempts and two touchdowns. Austin added two touchdowns through the air, completing four of 12 passes for 68 yards. Sophomore Antawan Lewis added a touchdown on the ground. Campus Magnet were to play the Beach Channel Dolphins (0-9) in the last game of the season, but the Bull-dogs have already the game via a forfeit.

SPARTANS CAN’T STREAK 

The John Adams Spartans (1-7) were unable to put a winning streak together, losing by a score of 34-6 at the hands of the Grand Street Campus Wolves (5-3), after winning their first game of the year last week. The Spartans, who had a total of 300 yards, could not hold the Wolves’ offense allowing 421 offensive yards. Spartans senior Danny Messina rushed for 70 yards on five attempts. Through the air Messina amassed 80 yards, completing five of 12 passing attempts and throwing an interception. Next up for the Spartans will be the Flushing Red Devils (6-2).

RED DEVILS BURNED FALCONS 

The Flushing Red Devils (6-2) destroyed the Susan Wagner Falcons’ defense for 478 offensive yards. Junior Terrence Chavis threw for 196 yards with two touchdowns completing nine of 13 passes. Senior Deandre Ross Lomax led the Red Devils on the ground with 103 yards on 12 attempts and two touchdowns.

 

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BAYSIDE BLASTS EAGLES 

The Bayside Commodores (6-2) soundly defeated the Springfield Gardens Golden Eagles (5-3) by a score of 34-0. The Commodores compiled 415 total yards. Senior Kevin Mombelly threw for 225 yards with nine completions and two touchdowns. Mombelly added a rushing touchdown as well. Senior Jeremiah Harris rushed for 63 yards on two attempts and scored a touchdown. Junior Tyrell Plaza also had a touchdown on four attempts and rushed for 55 yards. Next up for the Commodores will be the August Martin Falcons (1-7).

 

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The Campus Magnet Bull-Dogs lost their second game of the season to the Port Richmond Red Raiders (4-1) by a score of 24-14, dropping to 3-2 on the season. While the Bull-Dogs were outscored by the Red Raiders they did compile more offensive yards. The Bull-Dogs totaled 327 yards while the Red Raiders managed only 186. For the Bull-Dogs, senior Asaikie Blake led the team with 124 rushing yards in 17 attempts and scored a touchdown. Senior Aaron Welch added 55 yards of his own on eight attempts while also scoring a touchdown. For the Red Raiders, senior quarterback Michael Goffredo completed four out eight passes for 99 yards and a touchdown. Goffredo also added a touchdown on the ground, rushing for 36 yards on 10 attempts. Senior James Jones scored a touchdown as well, rushing for 26 yards on seven carries. Next up for the Bull-Dogs will be the Boys and Girls Kangaroos (3-2).

The John Adams Spartans (2-3) lost their third game in a row at the hands of the John F. Kennedy Campus Knights (3-2) 32-6. The Spartans, who scored their lone touchdown in the fourth quarter, were dominated in offensive yards. The Spartans had just 109 total yards while the Knights piled up 479 yards — all on the ground. For the Spartans, junior Danny Messina completed one out of two passes for 15 yards and the Spartans’ lone touchdown. Junior Eldridge Edens completed two out of five passes for 13 yards. Edens led the team in rushing with 27 on 12 attempts. Senior Eugene Donohue added 23 yards on three attempts while junior Lakeith Everett added 22 yards of his own. For the Knights, senior Timothy Jones had a career game rushing for 266 yards on 19 attempts while scoring four touchdowns. Junior Demetrius Wade scored a touchdown on his lone attempt which went for 65 yards. Senior Jonathan King added 98 yards of his own on five attempts. Next up for the Spartans will be the New Utrecht Utes (3-2).

The Beach Channel Dolphins (2-3) beat the Herbert H. Lehman Lions (0-5) by a score of 14-12. The Dolphins, who had a total of 335 yards, were led by senior Breland Archbold, who was responsible for 255 yards of the Dolphins’ total yards. Archbold completed eight of 15 passes for 130 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Archbold also ran for 125 yards on 10 attempts. For the Lions, sophomore Maurice Blease completed two out four passes, throwing for 85 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Senior Jermaine Hall rushed for 58 yards on seven attempts while scoring a touchdown. Junior Asante Anthony added 108 yards on 14 attempts. Next up for the Dolphins will be the Harry S. Truman Mustangs (3-2).

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A Division

The John Adams Spartans (2-0) beat the Long Island City Bulldogs by a score of 4-2. For the Bulldogs junior Charlie Mendes got the start and pitched five innings allowing six hits, three runs, one earned while striking out seven and walking four. Sophomore Albert Ramirez made an appearance on the mound for the Bulldogs, the young pitcher failed to record an out while allowing one run. Next up for the Spartans will be the Richmond Hill Lions (0-3).

The Lions lost their last game by a score of 13-0 at the hands of the William C. Bryant Owls (3-0). For the Owls senior Nicholas Alvarez went the distance in a mercy rule shortened game. Alvarez allowed five hits while striking out eight batters. On the offensive side of the ball, senior shortstop Christopher Alverez went 3-3 with three runs scored and four RBIs. Junior third baseman Jorge Zurita went 2-2 with an RBI.

B Division

The Beach Channel Dolphins (3-0) beat the August Martin Falcons (0-3) by a football score, 19-6. For the Dolphins senior Christopher Bonilla pitched five innings allowing six runs, five hits, six walks while striking out seven. Bonilla was star with the bat as well going 2-4 with four RBIs. Sophomore shortstop Kely Aponte led the team in hits, going 5-5 with three RBIs. Freshman first baseman Ryan Suglia went 2-2 with two RBIs, while sophomore Sergio Galdamez went 2-3, knocking in two. For the Falcons sophomore Carlos Medina pitched five innings giving up 19 runs only six of which were earned. In the five innings Medina also allowed nine hits, walked seven and struck out eight. Freshman outfielder Juan Abreu went 1-3 with three RBIs. Next up for the Dolphins will be a home game against the Falcons.

The Springfield Golden Eagles (1-2) shut out the Renaissance Knights (2-1) 10-0. For the Golden Eagles junior Dwayne Moore pitched a great game in the shutout allowing just one hit while walking one batter and striking out five. Moore was the offensive star as well going 2-3 with four RBIs. For the Knights sophomore Tenzin Samphel pitched three and a third innings allowing eight runs, two of which were earned.

 

High School Basketball Roundup


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The Bayside Commodores beat the Campus Magnet Bulldogs (8-2) by a score of 52-43, to improve their record to 8-2. For the Commodores junior Austin Williams led all scorers with 22 points. Senior Uzonna Akazi was second on the team with 10 points and pulled down four rebounds as well. Junior Cantrell Baker scored eight points while senior Ryan Tomlin scored six points. Junior Jamal Roseburgh led the team with five rebounds. For the Bull Dogs, sophomore Noah Vickers led the team with 19 points and seven assists. Senior Samuel Durodola was second on the team with 16 points while leading the team with seven rebounds. Only two other players scored for the Bulldogs for a combined eight points. Next up for the Commodores will be the Forest Hills Rangers (3-7).

In their last game, the Rangers lost to the Beach Channel Dolphins (6-4) by a score of 60-54. For the Dolphins, senior Ismail Abdullah led all scorers with a double-double scoring 20 points while pulling down 10 rebounds. Junior Kapreme Irving and senior Semaj Smith each scored 12 points. Seniors Christopher John and George Palmer each scored six points. For the Rangers, senior Damien Jackson had a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Jackson also dished out five assists. Senior Arif Mehmetaj had a double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds. Senior Shamoy Allen chipped in with nine points and five rebounds. Next up for the Dolphins will be the Thomas Edison Inventors (2-8).

The Inventors were blown out in their last game by the Benjamin Cardozo Judges (9-1), 89-47. Senior Tajay Henry had a double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Senior Ryan Yearwood had a double-double as well with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Edwin Sainvil scored 10 points while dishing out six assists. Senior Sven Lewis Hunt was one point away from a double-double with nine points and 12 rebounds. The Judges had a total of 68 rebounds in the game. Next up for the Judges will be the Flushing Red Devils.

The Long Island City Bulldogs are at the top of the Queens A West Standings with a 10-0 record. In their last game the Bulldogs beat the Francis Louis Patriots (6-4) by a score of 61-49 extending their regular season winning streak to 25. Senior Kevin Green Jr. had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Green also led the team with seven assists. Senior Xavier Jones was second on the team with 14 points. Senior Arthur Santanna had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

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The Bayside Commodores have started the season 3-1 after defeating the Forest Hills Rangers (2-2) by a score of 73-33. Junior Brandon King was one of two players to score in double figures, leading all scorers with 21 points. For the season, King is the Commodores’ leading scorer with 19.25 points per game. Uzonna Akazi, second on the team in scoring, added 18 points and was first on the team in rebounds with six. Junior Jamal Roseburgh scored seven points, while junior Corey Mittenthal scored six. Junior Austin Williams also scored six points and dished out five assists. For the Rangers, Arif Mehmetaj led the team with 14 points and senior Shamoy Allen chipped in with seven points. Senior Damien Jackson scored six points while leading the team with six rebounds. Next up for the Commodores will be the Beach Channel Dolphins (3-1).

In their last game the Dolphins beat the Thomas Edison Inventors (0-4) by a score of 61-39. Senior Semaj Smith led the Dolphins in scoring with 19 points and also grabbed five rebounds. Senior Ismail Abdullah had 18 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double. Senior George Palmer scored seven points with eight rebounds. Kapreme Irving chipped in with six points, while senior Rowan Fisher led the Inventors with 21 points. Senior Deshawn Cann scored nine points while grabbing 10 rebounds in the loss.

The Benjamin Cardozo Judges have started the season 3-0. With this past win, the Judges extended their regular season winning streak to 20 straight games. In their last game, the Judges beat the Flushing Red Devils (0-4) by a score of 76-41 as six-foot-nine junior Jermaine Lawrence led the team in scoring with 19 points. Lawrence also had 17 rebounds, giving him a double-double. For the season Lawrence is averaging 19.67 points a game to go along with 15.67 rebounds a game. Senior Tajay Henry had a double-double as well with 12 points and 12 rebounds, while junior Daniel Janel also had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Judges had a total of 55 rebounds in the game. Next up for the Judges will be the Campus Magnet Bull Dogs (3-1).

The Bull Dogs beat the Martin Van Buren Vee Bees (1-2) by a score of 62-44. Senior Samuel Durodola had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Tarik Raynor had 17 points as well, with eight rebounds. Senior Grequan Carter had 14 points in the game. Junior Tyrell Fields had just one basket but was able to grab eight rebounds. For the Vee Bees, Patrick Gustave had a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Senior Chucks Obunse scored just one basket but pulled down 13 rebounds.

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The Bayside Commodores have started the basketball season 2-0. In the second game of the season, the Commodores bested the Thomas Edison Inventors (0-2) by a score of 82-56. Junior guard Brandon King led the Commodores in scoring with 25 points and fellow junior Austin Williams was second on the team with 20 points and led the team with eight assists. Both players were one rebound away from a double-double. Senior Uzonna Akazi chipped in with seven points and pulled down three rebounds, while sophomore guard Daqauise Andrews scored four points in the game and grabbed six rebounds, which was tied for second on the Commodores with junior Vincent England.

The Forest Hills Rangers have started the season 2-0 as well. The Rangers beat the Martin Van Buren Vee Bees (0-1) by a score of 61-53. Senior Arif Mehmeta had a double-double, leading all scorers with 23 points while pulling down 10 rebounds. Second on the team in scoring was senior Shamoy Allen who had a double-double as well with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Damien Jackson scored seven points while leading the team in rebounds with 11. Senior Jameke Mejia led the Vee Bees with 17 points. Senior Brandon Howard scored 14 points while senior Chucks Obunse scored seven points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

In their first game of the season, the Benjamin N. Cardozo Judges beat the Beach Channel Dolphins (1-1) by a score of 72-49. Senior Tajay Henry led all scorers with 22 points and was one away rebounbd from a double-double. Junior Jermaine Lawrence had a double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Senior Ryan Yearwood scored 10 points. Senior Edwin Sainvil scored six points while dishing out 11 assists. For the Dolphins, senior Ismail Abdullah led the team with a double-double, scoring 20 points while pulling down 11 rebounds. Senior Semaj Smith chipped in with 14 points.

Meanwhile, the Campus Magnet Bull Dogs (1-1) beat the Flushing Red Devils by a score of 64-40. Campus Magnet senior Tarik Raynor led all scorers with 22 points and led all rebounders with nine. Senior Samuel Durodola had 14 points and seven rebounds, while senior Grequan Carter was the only other player in the game to score in double figures with 11. Senior Justin Harvey had nine points, while sophomore Nohah Vickers scored eight points and totaled seven assists. For the Red Devils, seniors Dillion Bowen and Unel Daley were tied for the team lead in points with eight. Senior Moussa Keita and junior Kylique Lipscombe were second on the team with seven apiece.

Around the Gridiron: High school football roundup


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BY HEATHER ZWILLENBERG
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The Bayside Commodores (7-2) lost their second game in a row to the August Martin Falcons (6-3) by a score of 6-0. The Commodores gave up 195 yards of offense, with Falcons senior quarterback Ricky Dunbar completing 4 of 8 passes for 85 yards. Dunbar also accounted for the lone touchdown of the day, rushing for 15 yards on six attempts and the score. Richard McKoy led all Falcon rushers with 57 yards on 14 attempts. Senior Clinton Westmoreland Jr. added 27 yards on the ground in nine attempts. The Commodores will be the fifth seed in the playoffs and face off against the fourth seeded Tilden Blue Devils (8-1). The Falcons are the second seed and will have a bye.

In their last game, the Beach Channel Dolphins (6-3) dominated the Springfield Gardens Golden Eagles (2-7) by a score of 28-0. The Dolphins had a total of 261 offensive yards while only giving up 47 yards to the Golden Eagles. For the Dolphins, junior Breland Archbold completed 8 of 16 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown and also added a touchdown on the ground. Junior Justin Zemser led all rushers with 94 yards on three attempts and two touchdowns. On defense, sophomore Chris Reed had an interception. The Dolphins are the sixth seed in the playoffs and will face the William E. Grady Falcons (7-2) who are the third seed.

The Long Island City Bulldogs (2-7) lost the last game of a disappointing season by a score of 44-20 at the hands of the Jamaica Beavers. The Beavers had a total of 438 yards. Senior Brandon Sims threw a 57 yard touchdown pass. Senior Jaquan Jarvis led all rushers with 283 yards on 20 attempts. In addition, Jarvis crossed the goal line twice. Sims added 82 yards on the ground with two touchdowns on six attempts.

The Campus Magnet Bulldogs (6-3) lost to the Tottenville Pirates by a score of 44-19. The Bulldogs outshot the Pirates on office, 310-267. Although Kahlik Greenwood threw for 158 yards and a touchdown, he struggled to get the ball to his receivers, throwing four interceptions. In comparison, Pirates’ senior Brandon Di Girolamo completed 5 of 8 passes for 61 yards and three touchdowns. For the Bulldogs, junior Asaikie Blake led all rushers with 76 yards on five attempts and a touchdown. Greenwood also added a score on the ground. The Bulldogs are seeded 8th in the Championship playoffs and will face off against the 9th seeded Curtis Warriors (6-3).

The Spartans (4-5), who lost their last game of the season against the Flushing Red Devils (5-4) by a score of 32-14, will face the top seeded Abraham Lincoln Railsplitters (9-0) as the 16th seed. This marks the first time the Spartans will make the playoffs in the Championship division in at least 10 years. The Red Devils, who are seeded 11th, will face the Boys and Girls Kangaroos (6-3) who are seeded 6th.

High School Football Roundup


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The Bayside Commodores (7-1) lost their first game of the season to the Beach Channel Dolphins (5-3) by a score of 36-20. The Commodores had 272 total offensive yards, with all but three yards coming on the ground. Senior Timothy Capers rushed for 128 yards on 15 attempts and a touchdown. Senior Richard Vaughan rushed for 110 yards on nine attempts and two touchdowns. The Dolphins had a total of 412 yards all on the ground. Sophomore Diequan Underwood was the offensive star of the game, rushing for 314 yards on 19 attempts and four touchdowns. Junior Breland Archbold rushed for 80 yards on 12 attempts while scoring a touchdown. Next up for the Commodores will be the August Martin Falcons (5-3). The Dolphins will face the Springfield Gardens Golden Eagles (2-6).
The Golden Eagles won their last game by a score of 28-0 over the Long Island City Bulldogs (2-6). The Golden Eagles had a total of 226 total offensive yards, all of which came on the ground. Senior Kendell Daniel led all Golden Eagles’ rushers with 96 yards on 14 attempts. Senior Jahkeem Heyward had 47 yards on three attempts with a touchdown. Senior Shaquille Charles had a 15 yard touchdown run, while sophomore Christopher Turnage and senior Justin Martin had 21 and 28 yards respectively. On defense, Turnage had an interception and sophomore Nnamdi Uchendu recovered a fumble and scored a touchdown. Next up for the Bulldogs will be Jamaica.
The John Adams Spartans (4-4) loss to the Campus Magnet Bull-Dogs (6-2) by a score of 14-6. The Bull-Dogs had a total of 141 offensive yards in the come-from-behind victory, scoring 14 unanswered points. Kahlik Greenwood only completed one out of three passes, but that one completion was good for a 40 yard touchdown pass. Senior Kareem Turnage led the Bull-Dogs with 55 rushing yards on 11 attempts. Turnage was the defensive star of the game with 12 tackles, a sack, a touchdown and a safety. Next up for the Spartans will be the Flushing Red Devils (4-4).
The Red Devils lost their last game by a score of 28-26 to the Port Richmond Red Raiders. The Red Devils only had 90 offensive yards. Senior Jason Gonzalez completed one out of two passes for a 40 yard touchdown pass. Senior Andrew King had a 50 yard touchdown run. The Red Raiders had a total of 401 offensive yards. Junior Michael Goffredo threw for 85 yards on five out of seven completions. In addition to the 85 passing yards, Goffredo rushed for 74 yards on 12 attempts and a touchdown. Junior Aaron Yates rushed for 85 yards on five attempts and a touchdown. Yates also added a touchdown on an 80 yard kick return. Junior Shaquan Gordon rushed for 82 yards on 11 attempts and a touchdown.