Queens HS Complex falls 14-2 at the hands of Lady Sting Reply

BSGE Lady Sting beat Queens Complex on Monday 14-2 at Big Bush Park in five innings.

Lady Sting scored five runs in the fourth on Lady Sting Softball scored in the fourth on a groundout by Nina Don, an RBI double by Claire Bergerson, a walk by Amanda Eng, and a wild pitch.

Jennifer Qu reached base four times and scored four runs with three walks and a single.

Bergerson handled Queens Complex ‘s lineup with ease, racking up eight strikeouts. Bergerson allowed one earned run on three hits and no walks over five innings.

Lady Sting Softball didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the first inning when it scored on.

Lady Sting Softball tacked on another three runs in the third. A error scored Jennifer Qu for the inning’s first run. That was followed up by Bergerson’s single, bringing home Rakia Islam and Don.

BSGE is currently 4-0.

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Emily Costa allows no hits over 4 innings, goes 4 for 4 at the plate as BSGE defeats Young Women’s Leadership Academy 24-1 Reply

Emily Costa was great on Friday, allowing no hits over four innings in Lady Sting Softball’s 24-1 victory over Young Women’s Leadership (YWL) .

No Young Women’s Leadership (Queens, NY) batter was able to locate Costa’s pitches during the game. Costa struck out nine batters and walked five over four innings. She got Dinna Mohamed to strike out for the final out of the game.

Costa also rocked Young Women’s Leadership with two home runs as well. Costa went 4-4 in the game with five RBIs and four runs scored. Costa homered in the second and third innings.

Claire Bergerson also contributed at the plate, going 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored. Left Fielder Maya Juman also chipped in going 3 for 3 with one RBI and 3 runs scored.

Lady Sting Softball’s bats came to life in the second inning. In the inning Lady Sting Softball scored 17 runs. Lady Sting Softball scored in the second on , a three-run triple by Rakia Islam, a solo home run by Claire Bergerson, an RBI single by Jamie Carroll, a wild pitch, an RBI double by Maya Juman,a three-run home run by Costa, and an RBI single by Amanda Eng.

BSGE Lady Sting is currently 3-0

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This Week’s News in Brief Reply

BSGE’s Football Team Remains Undefeated
BSGE’s Boys Football team recently completed another undefeated season. The team has never lost a single game in the 14 year history of BSGE. No member of the team could be found for comment.
Staff-Only Zip Line Under Construction
An unnamed source among the staff recently confirmed that teachers are secretly working on a zip line to take them from the 4th floor teacher’s room to a bar two blocks away.
Only 14% of BSGE Students Aware of Petting Zoo on the Roof
Despite outreach and awareness campaigns from the Petting Hands committee, most students remain unaware that there is a fully functioning petting zoo on the roof of our school’s building. The zoo recently added a female alpaca named Maxim. Admission is $5 for students but free on Fridays. Club president, Louise Belcher, said that members of Petting Hands remain optimistic that students would take better advantage of the zoo, especially with the scheduled arrival of a wallaby next fall.

Claire Bergerson leads Lady Sting to 21-1 win over Long Island City Reply


Pitcher, Claire Bergerson on the mound

Claire Bergerson hit two home runs to carry Lady Sting to a 21-1 win over Long Island City at Long Island City in five innings. Bergerson racked up six RBIs on three hits and also pitched five innings while giving up only one run.

Fifteen runs in the opening three innings allowed Lady Sting to easily put away Long Island City.

Lady Sting Softball got its bats going early, scoring 12 runs in the first inning to pull ahead of Long Island City .

Third baseman, Jamie Carroll, also contributed offensively with four hits in five at bats driving in three runs.


Catcher, Rakia Islam at the plate.

Lady Sting Softball easily handled Long Island City pitching as eight hitters combined for 16 hits, 15 RBIs and 20 runs scored.

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BSGE Girls Softball Wins Season Opener 20-0 Reply

 An outstanding effort by Claire Bergerson lifted Lady Sting Softball to a 20-0 win in four innings over Young Women’s Leadership on Tuesday, March 29th, at Big Bush Park.

Bergerson blasted two home runs for Lady Sting Softball. Bergerson went 3-4 in the game with three RBIs and two runs scored. Bergerson homered twice in the second inning.

The biggest inning for Lady Sting Softball was the second. In the inning Lady Sting Softball scored 15 runs. Lady Sting Softball scored in the second on a wild pitch, a two-run single by Rakia Islam, a two-run single by Nina Don, a two-run home run by Emily Costa, a solo home run by Bergerson, an RBI single by Peyton Heron, an RBI single by Marika Cygert, a fielder’s choice, a two-run triple by Costa, and a two-run home run by Bergerson. More…

BSGE 2015 Graduates’ College Destinations Reply

Laura Agosto will attend Baruch College.

Alyssa Alvarado will attend Hunter College.

Nicholas Anastasio will attend University at Buffalo.

Mariana Arias will attend Queens College.
The Dream US Scholarship recipient.

Sumbul Baig will attend Long Island University’s Pharmd Program.
Merit Award recipient. Assemblywoman Catherine
Nolan’s Lamp of Learning Award for Community
Leadership and Academic Merit recipient.

Steven Becker will attend Binghamton University.

Christopher Birsan will attend Baruch College.

Grace Camia will attend the University of Southern California.
New York state 2015 Series Scholarship for Academic Excellence recipient.

Grant Cannon will attend Gordon College.
Harold John Ockenga Scholarship recipient.
Department of Education of the City of New York Cooperation in Government Certificate of Recognition for Exemplary Service and Outstanding CitizenshipRecipient.

Gavriela Carver will attend Cornell University.
New York State 2015 Series Scholarship for Academic Excellence recipient. City Council Citation Speaker’s Achievement Award for Demonstrating Academic Excellence and Commitment to Public Service recipient.

Noelani Certuche-Moreno will attend Penn State Abington.
Provost award recipient. Bunton Waller Scholarship recipient. More…

Students’ thoughts on Ms. Shen’s retirement Reply

While asking students for their thoughts on Ms. Shen’s retirement and reflections on their time being Chinese language students, we collected way more than we could use in any story. Rather than let information go to waste, below is a collection of quotes and thoughts from students. If you want to have your thoughts added to the collection below, please email: AlyLakhaney@gmail.com

Noah Levine, ’09

I took Chinese since the 7th grade and it was always a struggle for me. Ms. Shen would take the initiative to help me anytime, all the time. By 11th grade, Chinese wasn’t getting any easier. But Ms. Shen never gave up on me, even when she wasn’t my language teacher then. She helped me out everyday after school for the upcoming regents. We worked for hours and she was always very patient with me. At the end of it all, I passed the regents thanks to her guidance. I couldn’t have done it without her. I truly appreciate Ms. Shen and what she did for me.

Malorie Mo, ’09

Ms. Shen,

You were a very important BSGE family member to me during my years at the school. I remember meeting you for the first time as my advisor and you welcomed us with such a warm, motherly heart, always taking the time to guide and support us as new students in the school.

A defining trait every staff member at BSGE has is their dedication to the wellbeing of students both inside and outside of school. The care and extra mile every staff member is willing to go for the students is a quality every educator should aspire to have. I firmly believe every public school teacher should learn from each of you at BSGE. We have you and all the other staff members to thank for the success of BSGE and its students.

You took on multiple roles throughout my years at BSGE – as my advisory teacher, my MYP project advisor, language teacher and my personal favorite, a mother to all. Whenever I had problems and came to you for guidance, you never hesitated to take time out of your schedule to comfort me. When I scored a 7 on the IB exam, you were happier than I was and held me in tears – it was all thanks to you, but you thanked me instead. I will never forget that moment when you were more proud of me than my own biological parents. Visiting you at BSGE after I graduated was always bittersweet – always happy to see you but sad that I’m no longer your student.

My years spent at BSGE were among the most challenging years of my academic career (so far) but also the most valuable. You’ve touched my life as an educator, advisor and mother. “Choose the job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” is clearly seen through you. There was never More…

BSGE Lady Sting drops high-scoring affair to Robert H. Goddard, 12-11 in first round of the Division B Playoffs Reply

BSGE Lady Sting lost a battle of the bats on Wednesday at Big Bush Field, falling short in a 12-11 ballgame against Robert H. Goddard.

Nina Don was hot from the plate for BSGE Lady Sting. Don went 2-5, drove in one and scored three runs. She singled in the third inning and tripled in the seventh inning.

Vasquez recorded the win for Robert H. Goddard even though she allowed 11 runs over seven innings. She struck out four, walked seven and surrendered 11 hits.

Claire Bergerson ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. She allowed 12 runs in seven innings, walked three and struck out seven. Only one of the 12 runs were earned as BSGE committed nine errors on defense in the game.

The top of the first saw Robert H. Goddard take an early lead, 2-0. Robert H. Goddard pushed More…

Emily Costa leads BSGE Lady Sting to 29-2 victory Reply

IMG_6322Emily Costa came up big at the dish and on the rubber, leading BSGE Lady Sting to a 29-2 win over American Studies on Friday at Queensbridge Park.

Costa racked up seven RBIs on two hits for BSGE Lady Sting. She doubled in the first inning and homered in the second inning.

Costa kept contact to a minimum, striking out 10 American Studies batters. Costa allowed two earned runs, two hits and four walks over four innings.

Twenty-nine runs in the opening three innings allowed BSGE Lady Sting to easily put away American Studies.

BSGE Lady Sting easily handled American Studies pitching as nine hitters combined for 10 hits, 24 RBIs and 29 runs scored.

Nina Don scored four runs and drove in five. Jamie Carroll drove in three on two hits.

Tenzin Dorjee took the loss for American Studies. She allowed 10 runs in 1 1/3 innings, walked eight and struck out none.

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BSGE Lady Sting top Long Island City behind Nina Don’s 4 hits, 21-8 Reply

photoAn awesome effort by Nina Don lifted BSGE Lady Sting to a 21-8 win in six innings over Long Island City on Thursday at Long Island City.

Don racked up six RBIs on four hits for BSGE Lady Sting. She tripled in the third inning, singled in the fourth inning, doubled in the fifth inning, and homered in the sixth inning.

Each team blasted the other’s pitching, and there were 29 total runs and 24 hits during the game.

BSGE Lady Sting beat Long Island City thanks to 18 hits, including seven extra base hits. BSGE Lady Sting scored nine runs in the third on BSGE Lady Sting scored in the third on a single by Claire Bergerson, a two-run single by Laura Agosta, an RBI single by Angelica Benares, a two-run triple by Don, an error, an RBI double by Bergerson, and an error.

Bergerson got the win for BSGE Lady Sting despite allowing eight runs over six innings. She struck out 10, walked four and surrendered six hits.

At the plate Bergerson went five for five at the plate with four runs scored.

Second baseman Laura Agosto drove in four runs on two hits.

BSGE Lady Sting easily handled Long Island City pitching as six hitters combined for 17 hits, 14 RBIs and 16 runs scored.

Meggan Rosa took the loss for Long Island City. She allowed 21 runs in six innings, walked seven and struck out seven.

BSGE Lady Sting built upon its lead with five runs in the fifth. A wild pitch scored Bergerson to get BSGE Lady Sting on the board in the inning. That was followed up by Agosta’s double, plating Jamie Carroll and Emily Costa.

BSGE Lady Sting have a 15-1 record and have clinched first place in the Queens B1 division.

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