Words by Sophia Sunshine Vilceus (Class of 2007) A decade ago, on a cold February night, the legendary Elmont Memorial High School Basketball Coach and Guidance Counselor, Gregg “Petro” Petrocelli, passed away. It was February 27th, 2007 — I was seated directly next to him during our Championship Game. I can never forget my shrillContinue reading “A Letter to Petro: 10 Years Later”
What a Time to Be From Elmont By Sophia Sunshine Vilceus It has truly been a remarkable week, month, and year to be from Elmont. But what does this all mean in context?
Source: Bob Herzog, Newsday GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — Elmont’s historic basketball season almost ended because of a tweet. No, not a social-media post, but rather the shrill sound of an inadvertent whistle that had the crowd and both teams twittering among themselves in the final seconds. Elmont, clinging to a two-point lead with 3.8Continue reading “Spartans Defeat Byram Hills, Face-Off Against Troy in Class A Final”
Source: Tony Bellissimo, Long Island Herald Defense wins championships, especially when you don’t allow any points in the final 11 minutes and 25 seconds as Elmont did Sunday afternoon on the way to beating Harborfields, 41-32, for the Long Island Class A boys’ basketball title before a crowd of 2,750 at LIU Post. The Spartans,Continue reading “Elmont Spartans Win Long Island Championship”
Words by Sharlee Banatte I believe this is an amazing story if you are interested. My parents have been homeowners in Elmont since 1994. My twin sister, older brother, and I, all three graduated from Gotham Avenue Elementary School and Elmont Memorial H.S. When my twin sister had a son we knew his day wouldContinue reading “Letter to the Editor: A Spartan Family Legacy”