Register Now For Adult Education

Residents of the Roslyn, Herricks, and East Williston school districts are invited to participate in the spring semester of Roslyn Adult Education. Registration is now open. Look for the catalog in the mail or online: www.roslynschools.org and click on Community and then click on Adult Education. On the website, you will also find a printable registration form. [Read more…]

No Quit In Lady Bulldogs

Girls BB_020316ABY JOE SCOTCHIE

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Basketball enjoys a rich tradition at Roslyn High School and the grit of its athletes have played no small part in its success over the years. [Read more…]

Bulldogs Bounce Back

BY JOE SCOTCHIE

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The Roslyn High School gym was packed last Friday night as the Bulldogs took on South Side High School in a showdown of the top two teams in Conference A-II play. South Side prevailed, 82 to 48, even though the game, up until the final quarter, was closer than the score suggested. [Read more…]

Bulldogs Bounce Back

Bulldogs_12716BY JOE SCOTCHIE

The Roslyn High School gym was packed last Friday night as the Bulldogs took on South Side High School in a showdown of the top two teams in Conference A-II play. South Side prevailed, 82 to 48, even though the game, up until the final quarter, was closer than the score suggested. [Read more…]

Beware Of The Dog

Bulldogs_12716CBY JOE SCOTCHIE

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The nickname for Roslyn High School athletic squads is, of course, “Bulldogs,” but in the case of this year’s boys’ basketball team, “Pit bull” might be more accurate. Roslyn plays defense with that kind of ferocity, as Coach Craig Murphy’s extraordinarily deep squad puts defensive pressure on its opponents, from the opening tip-off to the final buzzer. [Read more…]

Basketball Players Run for Charity

GirlsRun_1136ALast month, the Roslyn High School girls’ varsity basketball team ran a 5K charity race in Bethpage. A portion of the net proceeds from the Ho Ho Holiday Run will be turned over to The Opening Word, an education program for poor, uneducated women. Participants included: Nicole Nissan, Samantha Wiebe, Laura Cardillo, Emily Cohen, Jordan Tullman, Kendall Reichbach, Coach Valentino and Coach Naughton.

 

Augustine, Bulldogs In High Gear

By joe Scotchie

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The 2015-16 basketball season is heading into its final turn and the Roslyn Bulldogs have picked the right time to go on an impressive winning streak. Last week saw more wins for Roslyn—and both of them came on the road. On Jan. 13, the Bulldogs defeated New Hyde Park, 63-40. Two days later, Roslyn cruised into the weekend by taking a 80-56 win over Roosevelt. [Read more…]

Hoops For Harrison

HoopsHarrison_010616ABy Jill Nossa

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Cousins Jagger Gillman and Ethan Bradford have once again organized the annual Hoops for Harrison fundraiser, though they have decided to change things up a bit this year. What started as a basketball clinic two years ago has evolved into a three-on-three basketball tournament, the proceeds of which will go to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), as they have in years past. The North Shore High School juniors are committed to helping raise awareness about Crohn’s disease, which Jagger’s younger brother, Harrison, was diagnosed with at age 7.

“This year, not only do we have a committee to help us with new ideas, but we have changed the format,” said Jagger. “We changed it into a three-on-three tournament because we realized that as the kids grow up, they’d rather play games than go to a clinic and keep on learning skills.”

The tournament will be held at the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, as the clinics were the past two years, on Sunday, Jan. 17. The cost for the co-ed tournament is $30, open to 16 teams, with three to five players on each team, in two time slots: third to fifth graders play from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and sixth to eighth graders play from 4 to 6 p.m. Kids with Crohn’s or colitis can participate for no charge. Other elements of the tournament include raffles, with prizes ranging from restaurant gift certificates to sports memorabilia, and pre-registration is required.

“It’s been easier because now we know what we’re doing,” said Jagger, “but it’s been harder because we’re in our junior year and we’re taking the ACT, all advanced classes and driver’s ed.”

“It’s like a routine,” noted Ethan.

The boys also volunteer for the annual CCFA walk and put time in at the office during the summer. They started a bake sale at the North Shore Middle School several years ago, which Harrison has taken over. Harrison, who is in eighth grade, loves basketball as much as his brother and cousin. The goal, they said, is for him to take over the reins when the older boys go to college and to continue raising money for the foundation.

“It’s really interesting to see the leadership skills that have developed from them creating this,” said Rachel Gillman, mother of Jagger and Harrison. “I don’t think you could get any better experience than actually living through the development and creation of your own community service project.”

A group of 15 peers will referee the games during the tournament and they have formed committees this year, which helps take some of the pressure off of Jagger and Ethan to do it all themselves.

“People find what we do intriguing and want to get involved,” said Ethan. “It’s a good feeling.”

“A lot of the kids will be repeat participants, but we are trying to expand and reach out to other districts,” added Jagger, noting that in the past they have attracted kids mostly from Roslyn and North Shore, but this year also have kids from Great Neck involved.

“Harrison has some really good models,” said Rachel. “He’s obviously going to want to take this over and they have made such a huge impact.”

Though the boys do set aside time to discuss the planning throughout the year, it’s something that comes up on family outings or any time the cousins are together. And while the 16-year-olds lead busy lives, they have a deep commitment to the cause.

“I feel like this is something I have to do,” said Ethan. “It’s close to my heart.”

“It’s part of the schedule,” said Jagger. “I’ve never had any doubts that this fundraiser should continue.”

This commitment comes from witnessing firsthand the perils of Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease. Most of the time, Rachel said, Harrison is well, but when he’s not, the boys are living it also: the stress on the parents and the discomfort of Harrison.

“It’s definitely impacted our whole family,” said Rachel. “It’s part of what we do.”

Jagger notes that Harrison does not like the attention, even though it’s a positive thing.

Rachel said she explained to him that while the event is called “Hoops for Harrison,” it’s not only about him. They are doing it for all of the kids who have to go through what he does, in an effort to raise money and hopefully find a cure.

The first year the event raised a little more than $2,000, the next a little more than $4,000.

“And we hope to double it again this year,” said Ethan and Jagger.

Visit www.sjjcc.org/event/hoops-for-harrison-2 for more information.

 

Basketball Players Run for Charity

gilrsLast month, the Roslyn High School girls’ varsity basketball team ran a 5K charity race in Bethpage. A portion of the net proceeds from the Ho Ho Holiday Run will be turned over to The Opening Word, an education program for poor, uneducated women. Participants included: Nicole Nissan, Samantha Wiebe, Laura Cardillo, Emily Cohen, Jordan Tullman, Kendall Reichbach, Coach Valentino and Coach Naughton.

 

Winning Ways Continue

By Joe Scotchie

jscotchie@antonmediagroup.com

The first week of the new year saw the Roslyn Bulldogs continue their winning ways on the basketball court. After an away game loss to South Side, Roslyn bounced back with two home game wins. [Read more…]