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Daily Sports Digest: New Rochelle Math Teacher Adds Gold to His Collection

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To his students at New Rochelle High School, math teacher Steve Newman of Mamaroneck may not be anything more than an expert on the Pythagorean Theorem or a master of SAT Prep, but what the students do not know is that Newman is also an elite athlete.

At 50 years old, Newman earned himself a national sponsorship from PowerBar and recently competed in the YMCA Masters National Championship in Fort Lauderdale, FL, from April 12-15. He did very well, finishing first in the 200 backstroke and second in the 100 backstroke, 200 mixed medley relay and 400 freestyle relay. Newman also came home with two third place and two fifth place finishes in the meet, needless to say he was delighted with his performance.

“I am very pleased with my swims this past weekend,” said Newman. “My training over the last six months has been difficult at times, but the group of people I swim with have been very supportive. Being sponsored by PowerBar has also helped my training. Using PowerBar products has allowed me to train hard and recover quickly for the next workout.”

Newman swam competitively through college, but after graduating he took 15 years off and didn’t return to the pool until 2000. In his life he has been ranked as one of the countries top 10 swimmers 66 times, and he has made the world’s top 10 12 times.

The New Rochelle math teacher will be competing in a few local and regional meets in the upcoming months but the big date he has circled is the Pan American Masters Games in June 2013. The event is expected to bring swimmers from many countries to Sarasota, FL, for the championship.

Yesterday’s Results:

Sport: Baseball

Game: New Rochelle vs. Scarsdale

Score: New Rochelle Won 10-1

Sport: Boys Tennis

Game: New Rochelle vs. Scarsdale

Score: Scarsdale Won 7-0

Sport: Softball

Game: New Rochelle vs. Mount Vernon

Score: New Rochelle Won 27-6

Highlights: The Huguenots picked up nine runes in the first inning and never looked back. Chole Ciraco went 3-4 with five runs scored and two RBI.

Today’s Schedule:

In boys lacrosse, New Rochelle heads to Mamaroneck at 4:30 p.m.

Other Sports News:

NYSSWA Announces Girls All-State Team:

The NYSSWA announced the All-State Teams for girls basketball earlier in the week. Each class has several teams, a Player of the Year and a Coach of the Year.

Class AA’s Player of the Year Breanna Steweart of Cicero-North Syracuse narrowly beat out Ossining’s junior Saniya Chong for the top award.

Pearl River’s took home the Player of the Year award in Class A and Irvington’s Lexi Martins was named the top player in Class B. Irvington Head Coach Gina Maher was also named the Coach of the Year.

Class C’s Player of the Year went to Greenwich’s Dani DeGregory and McKenzie Bezon of Elba won the award in Class D.

Weekly Sports Poll:

Yesterday the Marlins beat the Cubs 5-3 and ever since returning from his suspension Manager Ozzie Guillen has led Miami to a three game winning streak. asks if you think the Marlins should let their manager go after he made several controversial remarks in a Time magazine article. 

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