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The Flapjack Fundraiser: Making More Than Just Profits

The Flapjack Fundraiser is an annual occurrence at BSGE that not only supports the school’s softball team, but also unifies the school community. This year it was “extremely successful,” according to team member Anela Salkanovic ‘20. The fundraiser provided the softball team with enough money to buy new jerseys and prepare for the upcoming season. It also gave them a chance to celebrate with teachers, parents, and other students in anticipation of their future victories.

The ticket sales are always the biggest producers of the team’s funds, but not the sole basis for the fundraiser’s success. Emily Costa ‘17, one of the team’s captains, explained that “raffles were a big deal” because they profited the team several hundred dollars. She continued, saying that these gains were one of the factors making the fundraiser “at least as good as last year’s…if not better.”

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Putting the “Fit” in “Fitness”

From its original four seniors to the present eight, the Fitness Club has begun to grow, yet most students don’t know it exists. It was established to create a comfortable forum in which people can not only get their essential physical activity but also enjoy the experience with their friends in a judge-free zone.

The club leader, Mohammed Roshid ‘17, wanted to “work out during the week and inspire people to join the gym … [and] to try and get fit.” He explains that incorporating a fitness club into the building makes it possible for those who have a difficult commute to their local gym to work out. He does this for those he shares a similar story with. Mohammed explained that in the past few years he began going to the gym with his older brother, but found it difficult to make time during school days to work on his routine. Thus, he was inspired to motivate others with similar struggles to work out at school. Frequent club member Ryan Zhuo ‘17 expresses the same challenge.  He said, “My gym is too far from [my home] so coming here makes it a lot easier.” Not only is this club a great way to encourage physical activity, but it’s also very convenient. In fact, Ryan continued that the convenience is what he “likes most about the club.

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Lady Sting’s Playoff Run Ends in City Quarterfinals

DSC05467This year, BSGE’s varsity softball team had their longest and most exciting playoff run yet. During the regular season the team was undefeated, finishing 15-0 in their PSAL Queens B Division, led by captains Nina Don ‘16 and Rakia Islam ‘16. Lady Sting was seeded #1 in Queens, and was given a first round bye. In the second round, the team defeated Robert H. Goddard High School 10-9 in a 6-run seventh inning rally. BSGE was then granted the overall #3 seed in the city out of the remaining 16 teams. After beating Sunset Park High School 8-1 in the third round, Lady Sting advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time in BSGE history. Despite losing 3-0 to the High School for Math, Science and Engineering, Lady Sting still finished the season as one of the top 8 teams out of the total 133 in B Division softball, an accomplishment that the players, the coaches, and the many spectators and fans are truly proud of.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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