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School Update: Student Gmails are Working!

by Sarah Dinkes

Attention students!
Most of you probably know about the “Bring Your Own Technology” rules that have recently been created for the school, but did you know that you now have an e-mail account specifically for school?
Here’s how to access it:
First, sign into your student Google account (North homepage-For Students- Google Apps for Students-Sign in). You’re probably used to using this account to make presentations or writing papers for class. Once you get to the Student Start Page, look all the way in the top left corner. You will see a tab called “Mail”. Click on that. (An Alternative: On the Student Start Page, look on the left-hand side under the heading “Google Links” and click on “CCSD GMail”.) This will bring you to a Gmail page with at least one new e-mail. That one e-mail will be from John Krouskoff, the Director of Instructional Technology for the school district, and it will be called “Hello and welcome to your CCSD email account!” Read the entire e-mail carefully, and be sure to look over the attached documents about the school’s new technology and network policies.
This new e-mail account will make it easier for you to get in touch specifically with your fellow students and your teachers. You can also make notes for yourself by sending e-mails to yourself or saving them in the “Drafts” section.

Be sure to give the account a try at some point. You never know: maybe you’ll need them for class someday!

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Varsity Baseball: Rams vs. Mamaroneck Tigers (5/8)

by Kyle Unger

Game #15 @Mamaroneck
Tuesday, May 8th

For their 15th game of the season, the Clarkstown North Rams visited the defending sectional champions, the Mamaroneck Tigers. Senior Kyle Quigley was on the mound for the Rams. Starting pitchers for both teams threw 6 strong innings, both without an earned run. Unfortunately, there was one run for the Tigers. The run finally came in the bottom of the fifth inning. A couple of errors in the field for the Rams didn’t affect them much, but it was just enough to allow the one and only run to score in Mamaroneck’s favor. It was nowhere near a one-sided game. The Rams had just as many opportunities as the Tigers; maybe more. The only thing was that the Rams didn’t execute. The Rams had only recorded 5 hits, but the amazing part was that Mamaroneck had 2. The Tigers had two clutch double plays to get them out of the fifth and sixth innings. The Rams fell to the Tigers 1-0. The loss snapped a 6-game winning streak, which gave them a record of 9-6. The Rams aren’t done yet! They face the Clarkstown South Vikings for the first time this year on Saturday, May 12th. Come and watch the two Clarkstown High Schools battle at 7 p.m. at Clarkstown South!

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Varsity Baseball: Rams vs. WP Tigers (5/7)

by Kyle Unger

Game #14 vs. White Plains
Monday, May 7th

For their last game of their 4-game homestand, the Clarkstown North Rams faced the White Plains Tigers. Junior Greg Morano made the start for the Rams. The Rams struck first as they scored one in the bottom of the first. White Plains came back with a 2-run triple to give them the lead. The Tigers scored again in the top of the third. However, North made a comeback in the bottom of the third. The Rams teed off with a hit parade! They scored 9 runs in the inning, which had them the lead, 10-3. For recognition, senior TJ Margiotta and juniors Eddie Ruckel, Jake Salesky, and Josh Sharan all had clutch situational hitting. The Rams tacked on one more to have the lead out of reach for the Tigers, as sophomore Robert Donnelly sealed the deal for the win. The Rams won their 6th straight game, 11-6. North now rests at a 9-5 record, but is still hungry for more with only 6 games to go in the 2012 season! With the hopes to expand on their winning streak, Clarkstown North will face Mamaroneck on the road tomorrow, May 8th. Come and support the Rams as senior Kyle Quigley is scheduled to make the start tomorrow!

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Varsity Baseball: Rams vs. Indians (5/5)

by Kyle Unger

Game #13 vs. Nyack
Saturday, May 5th

On Cinco De Mayo, the Rams hosted the Nyack Indians. Senior James DiCianni got the nod to make the start in the hope of extending their winning streak to five straight games. Both teams came out swinging, as the score was tied at 3 by the fifth inning. In the top of the fifth, junior Kyle Unger came in to pitch. Unger’s first pitch was a fastball hit into left field for a base hit. After that hit, he didn’t give up a single hit. The game went into extra innings with both teams failing to score. The Rams were threatening for a couple innings, but were unable to get the big hit. In the bottom of the tenth, junior Josh Sharan reached base to start off the inning. Kyle Unger was up next and was signaled to drop down a sacrifice bunt. It was a successful one, but both the pitcher and first baseman of Nyack ran after the ball with no one covering first. Unger reached on a bunt single. Due up next was DiCianni, who was also signaled to bunt with runners on first and second. When DiCianni bunted, both the pitcher and first baseman did the exact same thing as before! Everyone was safe once again. This was all with no outs. So the winning run, Sharan, was on third. Senior TJ Margiotta had the greatest opportunity to knock in Sharan to send the Indians on an unhappy bus ride home. On the third pitch of the at-bat, Margiotta hit a grounder up the middle passed the infield to win the ballgame. The Rams won 4-3; they improved themselves to a 5-game winning streak, and ameliorated their record to 8-5. The game that was canceled on Thursday the 4th is now being rescheduled for Monday, May 7th. Watch the Rams for their last home game until May 15th.

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Varsity Baseball: Rams vs. Pirates (5/2)

by Kyle Unger

Game #12 vs. Pearl River
Wednesday, May 2nd

The Clarkstown North Rams faced the Pearl River Pirates for the second time of the season. We had confirmation just before the game that coach Mike Pisano’s father had passed away Tuesday night. North players knew that this was the best time for a win, especially for the coach and his family. On the damp afternoon, senior Kyle Quigley was on the mound for the Rams. Pearl River struck first with a couple of runs in the early innings. The Pirates jumped out to a 6-0 lead. The Rams scored their first 3 runs in the fifth. The Rams really needed that one hit to get it going. Fortunately, they had a bunch of Pearl River mishaps to open up the sixth inning for them to have scored three more runs until junior James DiCianni came to the plate. With the bases loaded, two outs, the score tied at 6 a piece, DiCianni crushed a towering shot to left: a grand slam. The Rams took the lead 10-6. It was such a no-doubt-about-it shot that everyone who was watching knew it was heading into the streets on the point of contact. Junior Kyle Unger came in for the top of the seventh to shut down the first three batters he faced to claim the win. Sophomore Robert Donnelly received the win for his first varsity pitching performance of the season. The team dedicated their win to the Pisano family, as the Rams proceeded to a 7-5 record; a 4-game winning streak, as well. Come and watch the Rams face White Plains on Friday, May 4th!