Monthly Archives: November 2010

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MLB

Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz was named American League rookie of the Year. Feliz, who set a rookie record with 40 saves and ran up radar guns with his lively arm.

World Champion San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey took the National League Rookie of the Year Award with his impressive season. After being called up in late May, the 23 year-old Posey hit .305 with 18 home runs and 67 RBI in 108 games played.

NFL

The New York Giants took on their arch-rival Dallas Cowboys at home, falling to the desperate ‘boys 33-20. Under new head coach Jason Garrett, Dallas (2-7) displayed grit and determination against a flat Giants team. New York (6-3) looks to rebound next week in Philadelphia against the Eagles.

The New York Jets recorded their second consecutive week with an overtime win over the Cleveland Browns. The Jets escaped last week’s game against the Lions with a comeback in the final minutes of regulation and quick field goal in overtime. This week was quite similar, with Santonio Holmes making a deciding catch in overtime, however this week taking it in for the score. The Jets face off against the Houston Texans on Sunday at the Meadowlands.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and company trounced the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football 59-28. Vick, 20/28 for 333 yards also threw 4 touchdown passes while running for 80 yards and scoring two touchdowns. Former Eagle’s quarterback Donovan McNabb, current Redskin quarterback received a $78 million contract extension before kickoff completed 17/31 for 295 yards, connecting for two touchdowns and throwing three interceptions.

NHL

The New York Islanders (4-10-3) have fired head coach Scott Gordon. The team is currently enduring a 10-game losing streak that has left them at the bottom of the NHL standings. Jack Capuano, former head coach for the Islander’s AHL affilate Bridgeport Sound Tigers will replace Gordon on an interim basis according to general manager Garth Snow.

The New York Rangers (10-7-1) defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday night 3-2 in overtime. Rangers’ winger Marian Gaborik returned to action after missing 12 games with a separated shoulder. The team did however lose number one goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to an lingering illness and defensemen Michal Rosival, who has a strained shoulder.

 

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The C.W. Post women’s field hockey team saw their season come to a close this past Saturday in Pennsylvania.

The Pioneers walked away from their matchup against defending Division II National Champion Bloomsburg University with a 4-0 loss, dropping their record to 9-10 while boosting the Huskies’ to an impressive 16-2.

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The 2010 C.W. Post Men’s soccer team finished with a record of 7-8-2 (4-3), which qualified them to reach the East Coast Conference Championships. In the championships, Post squared off against a tough Dowling squad and lost a heartbreaker via penalty kicks.

“A loss is a loss,” said senior forward Rumen Kerekov.  “Although the game was even, there was a disappointment from the loss.  Shootout is gambling and unfortunately we were on the losing side.”

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The C.W. Post Women’s soccer team is on their way to the third round of the 2010 NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Championships after defeating the American International College (AIC) Yellow Jackets on Sunday.

The lady Pioneers continued their on-field domination by shutting AIC out 2-0. During the first half the lady Pioneers put the pressure on AIC goalkeeper Kara Potts, but could not find the back of the net.

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The 2010 C.W. Post Turkey Trot was a huge success yet again for the 9th straight year.

Athletes, staff members, students, and walkers all participated in the five-kilometer race in which they all donated non-perishable foods for families in need for the upcoming holiday.

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A thrilling 42-38 win over Slippery Rock put a bow on an exciting season of Pioneers football. Even at 7-4, the Pioneers fell short of the playoffs and will ride into the off-season as spectators again. But with any season come the end-of-season awards, the best players and moments from the 2010 football season.

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The women’s swimming team lost its first meet to Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) this past Saturday.  The Pioneers fell behind with a final score of 138-152.

“It was tough because we are a small team compared to them,” said Sandra Kirstein, the C.W. Post sophomore. Despite having only 10 swimmers, the lady Pioneers walked away with nine first-place finishes. 

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As reported in the Pioneer on October 27, the Jericho Water District guaranteed that it is supplying the C.W. Post campus with the best water.  It said it would be even better than bottled water.

So, the Pioneer decided to test the truth of that promise.  After holding a taste test during the common hour in Hillwood Commons, there were some contradicting results. There were more votes for bottled water than Post’s drinking water. Out of the 11 students who volunteered for the water tasting, only two of them preferred Post’s drinking water. The rest of the students preferred the Poland Spring bottled water.

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Ever hear the saying you must take the good in with the bad? For most of us, the world wide web is used on a daily basis. From ordering movie tickets to watching a quick Youtube on how to do Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” dance, it’s safe to say you can search for just about anything. But what about everything in between?  Just as you can use the Internet in a positive way, leaves an even greater chance to use it in a negative way.  The web is filled with portals of dissenting sites.  One in particular is Pro-Ana, which is a self-hate site used to influence anorexia to young teens.