LVHS Junior, Alex Rawa, has made the Long Island Scholastic Basketball team and will compete on that team in the 32nd Governor Hugh L. Carey Empire State Games. The games, which are played from July 21 -25, take place in Rochester, New York.  Making this prestigious team is a testament to Alex’s basketball skills and positive attitude.

Opening ceremonies are Wednesday, July 21 with games to follow on July 22 at 10 a.m. vs. Western New York, July 23 at 2 p.m. vs. New York City, and July 24 at 10 a.m. vs. Central NewYork.  The outcomes of those three games will dictate whether Alex’s team will play in the medal rounds. Alex was one of 10 players selected to the team and is one of 6,000 athletes competing in 27 different athletic events in the summer’s games.

Alex’s games can be followed at

Congratulations, Alex!! We are rooting for you!!