For the first time in Locust Valley history, the Boys Varsity Basketball team has clinched the Nassau County Class B Championship title, advancing them to the Long Island Championships on Tuesday, March 6th. The Falcons defeated Cold Spring Harbor in a nail biter that ended in a 27-24 victory. Go Falcons!!

The Falcons returned to action at C.W. Post and after a long, tough week of practice, the coaching staff was confident that the boys were ready to play and that energy would be at an all-time high.  Although the game was low scoring, with the Falcons winning 27-24, the defensive intensity started right from the start and continued throughout all four quarters. Like always, senior Alex Rawa got the team off to a quick start hitting his first few shots and getting the Falcons an early lead. Matt Campanella and Joe Gilio also chipped in offensively making their first couple of jump shots. Chris Appell and Bradley Conn, although not showing up much on the stat sheet, provided the Falcons with energy and toughness throughout entire game.

The County Championship game was filmed and will be aired on MSG Varsity, Channel 14, on Monday, February 27th at 7:30 p.m. Tune in to check out this action-packed game. You can also read more about the game on Newsday.com.

Continue to cheer the boys on as the Falcons compete against Center Moriches for the Long Island Class B Championship on March 6th at 7:30 p.m. at SUNY Farmingdale. The admission fee is $7.

Congratulations and good luck at the Long Island Championship game!

The Lady Falcons, defeating the odds to get to the Nassau County Class B finals, lost a tough game to Cold Spring Harbor by a score of 45-31. Locust Valley was led by junior Brooke Spallino and freshman Caroline Rawa, who both scored seven points apiece. CSH began the game with red hot shooting and strong defense and took a 26-10 lead into half time. However, LV would fight back and outscore CSH 21-20 in the second half. Providing strong play for the Lady Falcons was Senior Natasha Jahchan, who had four points and seven rebounds.  Juniors Marissa Reyes (5 points, 10 rebounds), Marcella Applewhaite (2 points, 4 rebounds) and Sammy Altimari (2 points, 3 assists) also provided solid play throughout the game. Sophomores Mary Leibold and Jackie D’Elia, and Senior Bryanne Venturino came off the bench to add energy and enthusiasm.

Congratulations to the Lady Falcons on an extremely strong season. The future is bright for this team, as they return nine players next season.


County Finals Slideshow