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Flyers snag medals at St. Anthony’s Classic

| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photos courtesy St. Margaret's/Resurrection Flyers

The St. Margaret’s/Resurrection Flyers soared high yet again during the final indoor track meets of the 2014/2015 track season at the St. Anthony’s Classic on March 22 at St. Anthony’s School in Huntington, Long Island.

At the meet, several of the Flyers were the first to cross the finish line and earn gold medals.

Peewee Aileen Mitarotonda won the 55-meter race. Receiving gold medals for the 4×100-meter relay race were novice boys Josiah Boulet, Unai Higgins, Kevin Isca and Andrew Kelly. Junior girls Nina Allen, Lili Cathersal, Ainara Higgins and Zara McPartland also took home the top prize in the 4×100-meter relay race.

Flyers 2Senior Luc Cathersal, junior Keri Ann Koenig and novice Leana Riuz all brought home gold medals for the 300-meter race. Other gold medalists were senior Karolina Niepokoj for the 800-meter race and senior Brian Kelly for the standing long jump.

Bantam Ricky Hubert won the silver medal for the 600-meter race and junior Owen Kelly took second in the standing long jump.

Receiving bronze medals for the 55-meter race were peewees Gavin Walsh and Anthony Pedecini, as well as novice Francesca DeSantis. Bronze medal recipients for the 300-meter race were novice Olaia Higgins, bantam Mackenzie Collin, bantam Kacper Niepokoj, junior Jorge Aguilar and junior Seamus Girdusky. In the standing long jump, bantam Robert Geraci and junior John Bolger took home the bronze.


Other runners receiving medals included junior Laura Hulliahan and bantams Kevin Girdusky and Joshua Rivera for the 55-meter race, as well as bantams Luke Trinchillo, Justin Trinchillio, Victor Osling and Sean Walsh for the 4×100-meter relay.

Coaches Jeff Boger, Mark Codd, Dennis Fey, Teresa Hubert and Mike Loftus are proud of all the Flyers who participated in the meet. Any child in grades K through 8 are invited to come to a team practice if they wish to try out for the team for the upcoming season. Practices are held on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 to 9 a.m. at the track in Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village.


Resorts World Opening Announced

| smosco@queenscourier.com

They’re off to the races.

Resorts World Casino New York City will open its doors at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 28, kicking off a new era for the former site of the Aqueduct Racino in South Ozone Park.

Michael Speller, president of Resorts World, said that the facility will offer tourists and New Yorkers who typically visit casinos in other states a world-class gaming, dining and entertainment experience.

“This project has created more than 1,350 jobs and together we’ve built a truly state-of-the-art entertainment facilitiy for the borough of Queens and beyond,” said Speller. “The grand opening is the result of the vision and hard work of so many different people – both our unbelievably hardworking construction crews that have seen the project through from the beginning and our top-notch permanent staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure we are able to introduce the very best of what ResortsWorld represents to New York City today.”

In terms of games, the initial opening will boast 2,485 Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) and Electronic Table Games (ETGs). These games will be housed at Resorts World’s Times Square Casino on the first floor. The space will also offer visitors global dining selections, including Aqueduct Buffet, Wolfgang Puck Express, Stage Deli and Queens Burger.

Moving forward, Resorts World will unveil other casino features in the next two months. The facility will pull back the curtain on the 5th Avenue Casino and Crockfords Casino on the second floor, as well as the Central Park Events Center. These will feature upscale dining options RW Prime Steakhouse and the Chinese-themed Genting Palace – and will also hoouse 2,515 additional VLTs and ETGs.

Resorts World and its new amenities will be easily accessible to visitors by public transportation. The Q37 bus will stop on property and the A Train stops at the Conduit subway station. By the end of 2011, a new covered skybridge connecting Resorts World directly to the Aqueduct subway station will be fully operational.

Resorts World Casino is part of the New York Lottery’s video lottery program. All gaming machines are supplied by the Lottery and are controlled by a statewide computer system operated by the lottery.

More information on RWNY is available at www.rwnewyork.com.