Spartans Defeat Byram Hills, Face-Off Against Troy in Class A Final

  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 3.8 … Continue reading Spartans Defeat Byram Hills, Face-Off Against Troy in Class A Final

Elmont Spartans Win Long Island Championship

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

Crystal Haynes Presents: On Fire

Remember when you were five and had your life all planned out? You were going to be a superhero and save the world! Maybe your hero drove around in a fire truck or police car, may be even wore a stethoscope. Who ever it was and who ever you wanted to be can still happen! … Continue reading Crystal Haynes Presents: On Fire

Lady Spartans Hope to Continue Perfect Run

Source: Long Island Herald It’s shaping up to be a special season for Elmont’s girls’ basketball team, which last week took a large step toward securing its first conference title since 2009-10 with a pair of impressive victories. Three days after rallying from a 13-point deficit on the road to complete a season sweep of … Continue reading Lady Spartans Hope to Continue Perfect Run

We Started Here: “Coach T”

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." This quote has been ascribed to the late Black luminary, Dr. Maya Angelou, and fits here as we feature the next young leader of our We Started Here series, which celebrates the efforts … Continue reading We Started Here: “Coach T”

We Started Here: Tammie

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once wrote, "Some see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not." Tammie asks, "why not?" We first learned of her impact and tireless work through a friend in Red Hook-Brooklyn who described to us a passionate young woman from Elmont … Continue reading We Started Here: Tammie

We Started Here

We Started Here is a new social media campaign by The Excelsior to elevate the efforts of students and young professionals living in or by way of Elmont, Long Island. Stay tuned! #HigherHeights