Spring Sports Post Season Results

Laura Mallon, Editor in chief

All of Wantagh’s spring sports teams have had great success at the end of their season and into the post season. Girls’ varsity softball, after getting off to a difficult start, came back to be named Conference champions. Unfortunately the girls were knocked out in the first round of playoffs in a tough game against Island Trees. Boys’ baseball made it into the playoffs yet again after an exciting game against New Hyde Park. Brett Neuman recorded an RBI in the sixth inning to put the Warriors ahead and Alec Guerin got the final two outs with the bases loaded to pick up the save. The boys were knocked out of playoffs in the second round after a 6-4 loss to Manhasset.
The boys’ varsity lacrosse team dominated Hewlett 16-3 in the first round of playoffs. Kyle Cain had three goals and four assists, along with Casey Murphy’s four goals and Vinny Vasheo’s two to lead the offense. Goalie Bobby Beshlian led the defensive end with 14 saves. The boys advanced to the next round where they were defeated by rival, Garden City 10-3.
The Varsity badminton team went 11-1 and fell just one game short of Conference champions. The team is led by key players Cassidy Hartman, Lizzy Buccheri and Valerie Chin. Chris Klarides and Alec Guerin represented Wantagh in the Nassau County Golf Championships. This was Klarides’ third straight year in the tournament. The boys played the Bethpage Blue course, but neither advanced to the second day.

The track team also had great success. The following is a list of participants in the State Qualifiers and All Recipients. State Qualifiers- Girls: • Pentathalon- Shayna Held;• 800-Marissa Polack;• 200- Jazmyn Duartes;• 3000- Avery Kratzer;• 4×4- Emily Fenter, Avery Kratzer, Jazmyn Duartes, Marissa Polack, Ashley Bouchard;• 1500- Avery Kratzer;• 400Hurdles- Kiernan Rathgaber;• 4×8-Avery Kratzer, Marissa Polack, Grace Sullivan, Christina Weir, Alyssa Soethout
Boys: Pentathalon-Joe O’Halloran; 100-Patrick Quigley; 800-Anthony Bouchard 3200-Andrew Bloniarz; 4×4-Patrick Quigley, Jonathan Alter, Taylor Costello, Kenny Peluso, Vasu Joshi, Chris Mountanous; 1600- Anthony Bouchard, Andrew Bloniarz; 4×8- Chris Mountanous, Andrew Bloniarz, Brent Kavaler, Timmy Reilly, Anthony Bouchard, Mike Collin
All- County: Kiernan Rathgaber- 3rd in 400H; Patrick Quigley- 1st in 100 COUNTY CHAMP;• Patrick Quigley- 2nd in 200; 4×4- Jonathan Alter, Patrick Quigley, Taylor Costello, Vasu Joshi-1st-COUNTY CHAMP;• Anthony Bouchard-3rd in 1600
4×8- Michael Collins, Brent Kavaler, Anthony Bouchard,Timmy Reilly, Ken Peluso, Rocco Piccirillo- 2nd; Chris Marsman- Discus 3rd;• George Potts- Shot Put 3rd.