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: Long Island Herald It was with great pride that Elmont Memorial High School’s Class of 2015 entered the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University for the school’s 58th annual commencement on June 28. The class as a whole achieved a 97-percent graduation rate, with 98-percent of those students receiving aContinue reading “Elmont Memorial High School: Class of 2015”
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 ofContinue reading “Lady Spartans Hope to Continue Perfect Run”