Fidget Spinners: Why They’re So Popular and What People Actually Think About Them Reply

What comes to mind when you think of fidget spinners? To the students of BSGE, they bring on mixed opinions. Approximately 66 students were surveyed for their opinions on the toys; whether they completely hated, liked, or were indifferent to them. Here is what they had to say:

Given the current backlash fidget spinners receive, a surprising 40.9% of responders said that they liked the toys, while 30.3% claimed they disliked the spinners, and 28.8% were indifferent on the matter, neither liking nor disliking them. When asked if they have ever owned a fidget spinner, the majority of responders (68.2%) said that they had, and only 31.8% said that they hadn’t. An even bigger difference percentage-wise happened when the responders were asked if they’d ever used the spinners, in which an overwhelming 89.4% of people said that they had, and only 10.6% said that they hadn’t.

Why did they respond in this way?

When asked why they liked fidget spinners, the vast majority of people simply said it was all down to the fact that they spun, with Brandon C. ‘18 simply responding with, “They spin.”. Multiple others said the same. A sizeable amount of people also claimed it was because of their initial purpose to help children with ADD/ADHD, and on this, Kayla P. ‘20 says, “They can really help people with attention/movement issues.”

On why they disliked fidget spinners, almost all the responders said it was because they were “annoying”, with many specifically citing how distracting they could be. Edward S. ‘23 and Agomoni S. ‘23 said, “They keep you occupied”, and “They’re a complete waste of time and don’t help anything”. Many responders also noted the noise that the spinners made to be irritating, with Sara H. ‘18 saying, “They’re useless and annoying to hear spin”. Alexis W. ‘22 stated, “They do make noise sometimes and it gets really annoying when people use them in class.”.

Despite the controversy and conflicting opinions, Arif E. ‘20 sums it up when he says, “I mean, they are harmless toys. They can understandably be pretty fun to play around with,” since that’s all fidget spinners are; popular toys of 2017.

 

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Teacher of the Month: Mrs. Klidonas Reply

Where did you grow up?

I was born in New York and lived here for 10 years. I moved back to Greece with my family and stayed in Greece until I was 22 years old. I then moved back to New York for my Master’s degree.

Why did you move back to Greece?

My family decided they wanted to move back to Greece, as that is where my parents are from. They sold a house that we owned here and decided that with money, they could start a new life in Greece.

What was it like living in Greece?

It was very hard at first. I didn’t speak the language very well and I needed a lot of extra help with grammar, literature, and even math—math was taught in a very different way in Greece. My parents hired a private tutor for me to guide me through my work. Even though it was hard to communicate with people, due to not speaking the language, some things I enjoyed were the weather and a more laidback school life. However, I still would always miss New York and would want to go back.

Did you experience anything new in Greece that you wouldn’t have experienced if you hadn’t moved?

First of all, I wouldn’t have met very important people in my life. If I had not moved to Greece, I would not have met my husband. I would not have had a lot of people in my life, meaning friends, and the opportunity to get to know a lot of my relatives. I also am very appreciative of the fact that I had schooling abroad. If I had studied in New York, I think I would not have had the opportunity to do a lot of after school activities and become fluent in Greek.

Where did you previously work?

I have been in the field of education for ten years and the first class I taught was a Greek afternoon class. I previously worked at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School for International Careers.

Which college did you attend? What was your major?

I attended the University of Athens, where I majored in American/British Literature. I completed my Master’s degree in English Adolescent Education at Hunter College.

What kind of a student were you in high school?

As a student, I cared about my grades and was the kind to always seek extra credit. I had always liked reading, writing, and debating, and even as a student, I was extremely interested in English.

Were you always interested in teaching literature?

I’ve always wanted to teach, however, the real turning point for me was in college, where I sat for many classes reading literature intensely. There was one class where we read Jane Austen intensely for a whole semester, and during that time, I ended up imagining myself teaching literature in the future. This is when I realized I wanted a future in teaching.

Speaking of literature, what books, if any, have you read recently that have stood out to you?

I’m a member of a book club at Astoria Bookshop called the Feminist Book Club. We recently covered a graphic novel called Fun Home that I really enjoyed. It was a story about a young girl who came out to her parents. It speaks about her father who was also homosexual, featuring his struggles with his identity and trying to hide that. Even though I’m not a huge fan of graphic novels, this particular book changed my view.

What do you like most about BSGE? What do you like about your students?

I really enjoy the multiple perspectives in the classroom. The experiences and culture of students really shine in the classroom. I guess what I like most about BSGE would have to be the students. The students like English class and take it seriously. This reveals a lot about their character and future.

What kind of standards do you hold your students to?

I have very high standards for my students. Ultimately, it depends on what we do in class. Participation will always go a long way though. I also like to have a rubric or a grading guide that is fair for both the student and the complexity of the assignment.

If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be?

I would like to be a writer or open up a bookshop in my neighborhood. In the case of the bookshop, customers wouldn’t have to pay; they could just read in the bookshop. If I weren’t a teacher, I would just like a job in the field of literature.

What are your hobbies?

I love travelling whenever I have the opportunity. I like doing activities with my children. I also love listening to music, especially Bob Dylan. I obviously love reading also, and I’m pretty sad that I don’t have enough time to read books just for myself.

Where have you traveled before?

I love to travel a lot. Unfortunately, my traveling experiences are limited to two continents. I’ve visited the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, and many others. I also like to travel within the US every opportunity I get, whether it’s a day trip somewhere in the Northeast or a long weekend trip across the country. Whatever good deal my husband can find with our airfare and the miles we collect is one we’ll take. We’ll always make sure to bring our children along as well.

What kind of activities do you do with your children?

I love taking them to “storytime”. We either go to the local library here in Astoria or Astoria Bookshop. During the summer, I would bring them every Thursday morning and they would have half an hour of storytime. I love taking them to the park. They can play with their friends and I can easily watch over them. I also take them to art classes whenever I can, but my older son also takes swimming classes while my younger son takes music classes. We like just doing things that are in season and that I know that they’ll enjoy.

What/who drew you to BSGE?

I live in Astoria so I know the area well. Because of that, I had heard about the school and its rigorous curriculum. However, it was ultimately the IB program that drew me to this school because it isn’t offered in many other places in NYC.

Absence of the PSAT for the Tenth Grade Reply

Every year, the PSATs (NMSQT) are administered to students in the tenth and eleventh grade. They are meant to give students the chance to understand the content of the SATs, and how much they need to study for them. For those in the eleventh grade, it is a chance to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship, which enables high scoring students to be contacted by prestigious universities. This year, most students in NYC sat down on October 11th to take the test, but not the tenth graders of BSGE.

Less than a week before the PSAT, tenth graders were told that they would not be taking the test, leading to many complaints of its absence. The lack of a notice for the cancellation left many wondering why the school was not able to inform students earlier, and why steps were not taken to ensure there would be a solution to it. An anonymous student said, “It would have helped tremendously if the school staff decided to convey this information to us at least two weeks in advance. If the students were told of this earlier, we could have conversed with our parents and overall have more time to bargain with the principal on terms on which to take the PSAT.” The test was supposed to play a crucial part in preparing for next year’s SATs—a seemingly critical test in the college application process. Boguniecki ’20 agreed to this, saying they felt as if “it is a good practice that allows for the students to know what to expect on the future test and what to study for in that year-long gap between now and the SAT test day.” There was definitely anger and confusion felt by the tenth grade, with no official notice being given out. It took word of mouth and a few students repeatedly inquiring about it in order for students to be first informed about the lack of the test. While it was still the beginning of the year, there was overall agreement that better organization was needed for students to be well informed about the workings of the school. The year has just started, but it can be agreed that a more efficient form of informing students on important information is needed as soon as possible.

Some were outraged that the school could not administer the test as it has a relatively cheap cost.  Registration for the test is $16 per student. While this fee is usually covered by the school or DOE, that was not the case this year. Salkanovic ‘20 said, “ I do believe that the students would be willing to pay for some if not most of it themselves, as it would personally help them in the future with scholarships and college administration.” Indeed, in the aftermath of the revelation, many discussed their willingness to pay the fee themselves, just for the opportunity to be able to take it. While it is understood that budgeting has been a persistent concern for the school, students are prepared to work together to provide the funds for aspects that the school cannot cover.

As parents got wind of the cancellation, many began to contact the school and complain about this. Around the grade, students told tales of how annoyed their parents were that they would not be taking the PSATs. Due to this, the school is now administering the test for the tenth grade, this February, in order for students to get the practice that they need. As for why the test was cancelled in the first place, it has been rumored that it was due to the DOE no longer funding the test and BSGE not having enough space.

As February approaches, anxiety for the tenth graders has been building up. Good luck to everyone who will be taking the test!

HS for Math Science & Engineering’s sixth inning charge helps upend Lady Sting, 3-0 Reply

The sixth inning proved decisive as HS for Math Science & Engineering broke a scoreless tie with a three run sixth. Those three runs were all they needed as they held on for a 3-0 in seven innings on Wednesday at Big Bush Field.

Claire Bergerson baffled Math Science & Engineering, striking out seven batters. Bergerson allowed one earned run on three hits and one walk over seven innings but still took the loss, her first of the season.

The game was a scoreless pitchers duel through five innings. Lady Sting Math Science & Engineering didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring three runs in the sixth inning when it scored on an error, a groundout by Hillary Rodriguez, and an RBI single by Taylor Faulds.

Lady Sting had its chances throughout the game, stranding two runners on base in the third and fifth innings. In the fourth inning, third baseman Jaime Carroll was thrown out at home trying to stretch a triple into a home run.

This was Lady Sting’s first loss of the season, finishing 17-1, which knocks them out of the quarter final round of the playoffs. This is the furthest any Lady Sting team has made it into the playoffs. HS for Math Science & Engineering moves on to the semifinal round and will play Scholar’s Academy.

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Lady Sting gets 16 strikeouts from Claire Bergerson, win 8-1 over Sunset Park, move on to quarterfinals Reply

An ace performance by Claire Bergerson hoisted Lady Sting to an 8-1 win in seven innings over Sunset Park on Friday at Big Bush Park in the third round of the B Division Playoffs. (Click here to view the playoff bracket)

Bergerson racked up 16 strikeouts in the Lady Sting win. Bergerson allowed one earned run, three hits and four walks over seven innings.

The offense exploded for the Lady Sting in the fourth. In the inning Lady Sting scored five runs on an RBI single by Nina Don, an RBI single by Emily Costa, , and a two-run single by Amanda Eng.

Costa racked up two RBIs on three hits for Lady Sting Softball.

The lead stayed with Lady Sting Softball after the first, when it scored three runs on an RBI single by Bergerson and an RBI triple by Costa.

Lady Sting’s quarter final matchup is against Manhattan’s HS for Math, Science and Engineering at Big Bush Park on Wednesday June 1st at 4pm.

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Lady Sting fight back, score 6 in their final at bat to defeat Goddard H.S., 10-9, move on to third round of playoffs Reply

With two outs and Lady Sting trailing by one, Claire Bergersoncame to the plate and doubled, plating Rakia Islam and Nina Don for the win, capping off a six run rally in the bottom of the 7th inning.

Both squads had things going at the plate, tallying 19 runs and 26 hits, including 10 extra base hits.

The bottom of the first saw Lady Sting take an early lead, 1-0. Islam started the rally for Lady Sting with a double. Emily Costa singled, bringing home Islam.

Goddard brought home two runs in the second inning, taking the lead on a solo homer by Mary Meshanski and single by Schaefer.

Lady Sting tied it up in the bottom of the second Rakia Islam’s second double of the game which plated Marika Cygert.

Goddard took the lead scoring a run in the top of the third and extending their lead with one more in the top of the fourth and two more in the top of the fifth to take a 6-2 lead.

Lady Sting responded with two runs in the fifth making it 6-4. Lady Sting Softball scored on an RBI single by Amanda Eng and an RBI double by Marika Cygert.

Goddard scored three in the top of the seventh to give them their largest lead of the game, 9-4, which proved not to be enough.

Goddard’s 9-4 lead paved the way for some late inning heroics by Lady Sting who scored two in the bottom of the seventh on a double by Amanda Eng, and scored two more on bases loaded walks to Nina Don and Emily Costa. Those put Lady Sting down by one and set up Claire Bergerson’s game winning two run double to win.

Bergerson recorded the win for Lady Sting Softball even though she allowed nine runs over seven innings. Bergerson struck out seven, walked four and gave up 12 hits.

BSGE Lady Sting, the top seed in the entire Queens B Division bracket, received a first round bye, beat Goddard HS to move on to its third round matchup on Friday at 4pm.

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Lady Sting gets 10 strikeouts from Claire Bergerson in 8-1 win over Academy of American Studies, Finish Regular Season Undefeated Reply

IMG_6582Claire Bergerson hopes every outing could go as well as Thursday, as Bergerson struck out 10 batters to carry Lady Sting to an 8-1 victory over Academy of American Studies at Queensbridge Park in seven innings.

Seven runs in the opening three innings allowed Lady Sting Softball to easily put away Academy of American Studies. An RBI triple by Nina Don, an RBI single by Emily Costa, and an RBI single by Bergerson during the first inning helped Lady Sting put some runs on the board early.

Don racked up two RBIs on three hits for Lady Sting.

Lady Sting Softball tacked on another four runs in the third. Costa’s triple got things going, plating Rakia Islam and Don.

Lady Sting finishes the regular season a perfect 15-0 and Division BI champions.

Their first playoff game is schedule for Monday, 5/23.

Season statistics

Jennifer Qu led the team this year batting .743 (9th in PSAL) and led the team in stolen bases with 28.

Emily Costa batted .618 and led the team this year with 8 home runs (7th in PSAL) and 52 RBIs which led all PSAL varsity softball players in New York City.

Nina Don led the team with 37 runs scored and also hit 7 home runs and drove in 35.

Claire Bergerson batted .527, with 6 home runs, 31 RBIs, and 27 runs scored at the plate and went 13-0 on the mound with a 0.42 ERA allowing only 4 earned runs, 24 hits, and 17 walks this season against 115 strikeouts in 66.2 innings this year.

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Four BSGE Students’ Works on Display at Queens Borough Arts Festival Reply

FINAL_BAF_Flyer%20Subway%20MUSEUM%20THEATRE%20%28774x1024%29As of yesterday, May 11, 2016 the Queens Museum is exhibiting artwork by K – 12 Queens public school students, as part of the Queens Borough Arts Festival. We are proud to have four BSGE students exhibiting artwork. This is juried exhibition so not all the artwork that is submitted is chosen to be displayed.Two 10th grade students, Annika Cheng and Nadja Martinovic, each exhibited self portrait charcoal drawings, submitted for the exhibit by Mr. Sheridan. Two seniors, Rakia Islam and Isabelle Lee, exhibited assemblage artworks that made use of found objects. The opening reception that took place last night included performances by students at Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences High School, Forest Hills High School, and PS 16 The Nancy DeBenedittis School and PS 115 James J. Ambrose School. This was the second annual arts festival, in which each teacher was invited to submit two artworks each.

The exhibition is open through Sunday, May 15 at the Queens Museum, which is open from 11am – 5pm Wednesday – Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday). We hope that you can visit the exhibition. Congratulations to Annika, Nadja, Rakia, and Isabelle. (photo credits: Cecelia Cheng)

Lady Sting jumps on Long Island City HS early and coasts to 13-1 win, clinch division title Reply

Lady Sting jumped out to an early lead on Long Island City HS and captured a 13-1 victory on Tuesday at Long Island City HS.

Seven runs in the first three innings allowed Lady Sting to put the game away early.

Lady Sting piled on five runs in the top of the fifth inning highlighted by a bases loaded triple by Emily Costa.

Don boosted her batting average thanks to a perfect 4-4 day at the plato pace Lady Sting Softball.

Bergerson handled Long Island City’s lineup with ease, racking up nine strikeouts. Bergerson allowed no earned runs, three hits and no walks over five innings.

With this win, BSGE clinched the division title and remained undefeated.

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Lady Sting score early and often in 21-2 win over Academy of American Studies Reply

Lady Sting continued to pile up the runs on Monday, scoring 10 runs in the seventh inning, on the way to a 21-2 landslide win over Academy of American Studies at Queensbridge Park.

Lady Sting Softball scored 10 runs in the seventh on Lady Sting Softball scored in the seventh on an RBI single by Emily Costa, an error, a groundout by Maya Juman, an RBI single by Amanda Eng, an RBI single by Angelica Benares, an RBI single by Rakia Islam, a two-run single by Nina Don, an RBI double by Costa, and an RBI double by Claire Bergerson.

Costa racked up six RBIs on four hits for Lady Sting Softball.

Bergerson baffled Academy of American Studies, striking out 12 batters. Bergerson allowed one earned run, three hits and six walks over seven innings.

Lady Sting Softball easily handled Academy of American Studies pitching as eight hitters combined for 21 hits, 20 RBIs and 19 runs scored.

Lady Sting Softball stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the first, scoring three runs on a two-run single by Jamie Carroll.

Lady Sting Softball built upon its lead with three runs in the third. The inning looked promising, as Costa singled, bringing home Islam to kick things off.

Lady Sting Softball increased its lead with four runs in the fifth. A clutch bases loaded walk scored Juman to open the scoring in the frame.

BSGE is now 13-0 with two regular season games left to play.

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Nina Don stars as Lady Sting defeats Information Tech HS 20-1 Reply

A superb effort by Nina Don led Lady Sting to a 20-1 win in five innings over Information Tech on Thursday at Murray Playground.

Don hit two home runs for Lady Sting. Don went 2-4 in the game with five RBIs and four runs scored. Don homered in the first and fourth innings.

Fifteen runs in the first three innings helped Lady Sting blow out Information Tech. A three-run home run by Don, an RBI triple by Claire Bergerson, an RBI triple by Jamie Carroll, an RBI single by Peyton Heron, a two-run error, and a two-run single by Emily Costa in the first inning and a two-run single by Jennifer Qu during the second inning supplied the early offense for Lady Sting.

Bergerson baffled Information Tech HS, striking out 11 batters. Bergerson allowed no earned runs on one hit and no walks over five innings.

Lady Sting Softball easily handled Information Tech pitching as six hitters combined for 13 hits, 13 RBIs and 15 runs scored.

Lady Sting Softball scored three runs in the third inning, and then followed it up with three more in the fourth. In the third, Lady Sting Softball scored on an RBI triple by Costa, plating Don.

The inning got off to a hot start when Don homered.

Lady Sting Softball tacked on another two runs in the fifth. A ground out scored Beatriz Benares for the inning’s first run. That was followed up by Bergerson’s triple, bringing home Costa.

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Lady Sting use big fourth inning to beat Queens HS Complex 15-2 Reply

An eight-run explosion in the fourth inning lifted Lady Sting to a 15-2 win in five innings over Queens HS Complex at Big Bush Park on Tuesday, May 3rd.

Lady Sting Softball scored in the fourth on an RBI single by Claire Bergerson, a walk by Angelica Benares, an RBI single by Jennifer Qu, and a two-run home run by Nina Don.

Don boosted her batting average thanks to a perfect 2-2 day at the plate to pace Lady Sting Softball.

Bergerson pitched lights out for Lady Sting. Queens HS Complex managed just one hit off of the Lady Sting’s pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked four and struck out 10 during her five innings of work.

Lady Sting went up for good in the first, scoring five runs on a three-run home run by Maya Juman.

After posting one run in the second, Lady Sting Softball again scored one in the fifth. In the second, Lady Sting Softball scored on a passed ball, plating Don.

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Lady Sting use big first inning to beat Information Tech HS 21-7 Reply

Lady Sting jumped out to an early lead on Information Tech HS and captured a 21-7 victory on Monday at Murray Playground.

With 19 runs in the first three innings, Lady Sting left no doubt about the eventual outcome.

A 14 run first inning was highlighted by a three run double by Amelia Chen and a two run homer by Nina Don.

Starting pitcher Claire Bergerson struck out 12 in 4 2/3 innings, giving up no runs. Relief pitcher, Rakia Islam gave up 7 runs on 7 walks in a third of an inning.

Lady Sting Softball easily handled Information Tech pitching as six hitters combined for 11 hits, 13 RBIs and 14 runs scored.

Lady Sting Softball got two-run rallies in the third inning and the fourth. In the third, Lady Sting Softball scored on a wild pitch, bringing home Marika Cygert.

With the win, BSGE improves to 10-0.

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Lady Sting first-inning burst enough to top Queens HS Complex, 11-0 Reply

An 11-run explosion in the first inning lifted Lady Sting Softball to an 11-0 win in five innings over Queens Complex at Big Bush Park on Thursday.

Lady Sting Softball scored on an RBI single by Claire Bergerson, a two-run home run by Jamie Carroll, an RBI triple by Amanda Eng, a groundout by Peyton Heron, an RBI single by Rakia Islam, and a three-run home run by Nina Don.

Jennifer Qu also contributed with three stolen bases and two runs scored.

Claire Bergerson allowed only one hit, walking no one, over five scoreless innings.

Lady Sting improves to 9-0 in the regular season.

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Costa allows no hits, drives in 6 as BSGE defeats Young Women’s Leadership 20-0 Reply

Emily Costa was great on Tuesday, allowing no hits Lady Sting’s 20-0 victory over Young Women’s Leadership School.

No Young Women’s Leadership batter was able to locate Costa’s pitches during the game. Costa allowed no hits, striking out seven batters and walking three while recording the win.

Sixteen runs in the first three innings helped Lady Sting Softball blow out Young Women’s Leadership . An RBI single by Nina Don, a two-run double by Costa, an RBI single by Jamie Carroll, an RBI triple by Amanda Eng, and during the first inning and a two-run home run by Costa, an RBI double by Eng, an RBI single by Jennifer Shin, an RBI single by Jenny Tieu, and a home run by Don in the second inning helped Lady Sting Softball put some runs on the board early.

Both Jamie Carroll and Amanda Eng contributed to the effort at the plate, both going 4 for 4. Costa also racked up six RBIs on three hits for Lady Sting.

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BSGE Lady Sting Hand Academy of American Studies First Loss, 18-0, BSGE Takes Sole Possession of First Place Reply

Lady Sting Softball jumped out to an early lead on Academy of American Studies and captured an 18-0 victory on Monday at Big Bush Park.

The game was decided quickly as Lady Sting Softball exerted its will early with 12 runs in the first three innings.

A three-run triple by Emily Costa, an RBI single by Claire Bergerson, and an RBI single by Maya Juman in the first inning and a three-run home run byNina Don during the second inning helped Lady Sting Softball put some runs on the board early.

Lady Sting Softball hit three home runs in the win. Additional home runs for Lady Sting Softball came when Rakia Islam homered in the fourth inning and Costa homered in the fourth inning.

Costa racked up eight RBIs on three hits for Lady Sting Softball.

Lady Sting Softball built upon its lead with four runs in the third. A bases loaded walk scored Juman to get Lady Sting Softball on the board in the inning. That was followed up by Costa’s double, plating Marika CygertAngelica Benares and Islam.

Lady Sting Softball added six more runs in the bottom of the fourth. A passed ball scored Jamie Carroll for the inning’s first run. That was followed up by Jennifer Qu‘s single, scoring Cygert.

BSGE is currently 7-0 and have outscored their opponents 136-7 this season.

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Lady Sting jump on Long Island City HS early and coast to 15-2 win Reply

Lady Sting Softball jumped out to an early lead on Long Island City and captured a 15-2 victory on Thursday at Big Bush Park.

Nine runs in the first three innings allowed Lady Sting Softball to put the game away early.

A two-run triple by Nina Don, an RBI double by Emily Costa, and an RBI single by Claire Bergerson in the first inning and an error during the second inning supplied the early offense for Lady Sting Softball.

Costa racked up six RBIs on three hits for Lady Sting Softball. Her grand slam in the bottom of the fifth ended the game by giving BSGE a 13 run victory by the mercy rule.

Bergerson brought the heat against Long Island City during her outing. Long Island City managed just three hits off of the Lady Sting’s pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out five during her five innings of work.

Two Long Island City runs crossed the plate in the top half of the third, making the score 5-2. An error and an RBI single by Martinez fueled Long Island City’s comeback.

Lady Sting Softball answered Long Island City’s top inning with four runs of its own in the third. Lady Sting Softball scored on a two-run single by Maya Juman, an RBI single by Marika Cygert, and a wild pitch.

Lady Sting Softball increased its lead with five runs in the fifth. A single by Rakia Islam ignited the offense, bringing home Angelica Benares.

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Claire Bergerson allows no hits, drives in four, as Lady Sting Softball defeats Information Tech HS 24-1 Reply

Claire Bergerson was untouchable on Tuesday, allowing no hits in four innings in BSGE Lady Sting’s 24-1 victory over Information Tech HS.

No Info Tech batter was able to locate Bergerson’s pitches during the game. Bergerson struck out six batters and walked three. She got Giemay Manuel to ground out for the final out of the game.

Emily Costa rocked Info Tech with two home runs. Costa went 2-4 in the game with five RBIs and four runs scored. Costa homered in the second and third innings. Bergerson and Catcher Rakia Islam also hit home runs with four and five RBIs respectively.

Jennifer Qu went 5 for 5 with three runs scored and two stolen bases.

Lady Sting Softball easily handled Information Tech pitching as seven hitters combined for 17 hits, 20 RBIs and 21 runs scored.

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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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