The 17th hole is considered to be a signature hole of the course. During the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open Championships, which were held at Bethpage Black, a loud and enthusiastic crowd helped to put a New York stamp on those tournaments. Barclays tournament directors are hoping for that same excitement as players arrive at the challenging hole.
On Sunday, Aug. 12, the Farmingdale Greendogs became the 2012 13U National Junior Champs. The Greendogs had a long and grueling summer schedule of baseball, culminating, for the final weekend with a two-out-of-three best championship against the defending 2011 champions, the Baymen of Oyster Bay.
The boys battled through the blistering summer heat both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s first game went to the Greendogs (14-2) while the second game went to the Baymen (3-1), forcing the final game for the championship on Sunday.
Registration is now open for the 27th annual Bethpage Federal Credit Union Ocean to Sound 50-Mile Relay.
The date is Sunday, September 23, but it’s not too early to start putting your team together for Long Island’s biggest running extravaganza.
Congratulations to BK Sweeney’s first baseman Kevin Brosnan. He is the latest Over the Hill Gang Player of the Week. Brosnan blasted two homers and a double while driving in six runs during BK’s 22-7 win over Paradox Cafe. Paradox delivered Brosnan the ultimate compliment, intentionally walking him in the eighth inning.
The win lifts Sweeney’s record to a league-leading 13-1. Besides Brosnan, a long list of batters joined the hit parade. George Moerler with four RBIs; Mark Hemminger, Johnny Longo and Jim Hickey with three RBIs; Jim Felicia’s HR and three RBIs; and Byron Bodine, Jack DeBobes, George Cohan, Joey Girimonte and Mike Magro chipped in with two hits each. Outstanding pitching from Jim Hickey kept the hard-hitting Paradox team off stride for most the game.
On Saturday, Aug. 11 the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant will host a Long Island premiere performance of the off-Broadway hit, Kid Shamrock, a play written by Bobby Cassidy, Jr. based on the life of his dad, ex-contender, Bobby Cassidy, Sr.
“I think anyone who loves drama will love the play and the fights; boxing is so dramatic in itself and a play about fighters only lends itself to further drama,” Cassidy, Jr. told Anton Newspapers.
This year, the kids, ranging in age from 7 to 12, were from the Hempstead Boys & Girls Club, the South Queens Boys & Girls Club, Hispanic Counseling Center of Hempstead, and Island Harvest. Farmingdale was well represented by its Little Leaguers, including Nick Brannick, Nicholas DiSanti, Anthony Battaglia, James DiSanti, Robby Keane, Steve Pantano, Matthew DiSanti and Matt Gonzalez.
The beakers, test tubes and other equipment in the laboratory of William Van Nostrand, PhD, professor in the departments of neurosurgery and medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, do not give hints toward one of his driving passions – pounding the pavement, pedaling for miles, and swimming for hours, all to advance awareness against Alzheimer’s disease. On Saturday, Aug. 11, Dr. Van Nostrand will compete in New York City’s first Ironman Triathlon.
Dr. Van Nostrand conducts studies in his laboratory on the molecular pathology of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the fatal illness affects more than five million Americans and is a leading cause of death and disability in an aging U.S. population. Dr. Van Nostrand, who has competed in many athletic events, including bike rides, road races, swimming events and triathlons, will compete in several events this summer to support Alzheimer’s disease research.
Country Farms Polo presents Polo at the Park, a series of special polo events at Bethpage State Park each Sunday afternoon through Oct. 14. Polo, once referred to as the “game of kings,” is now gaining popularity among competitive sports fans and those seeking casual, local and low-cost entertainment. Country Farms Polo operates a polo training and equestrian center in Medford, NY with indoor and outdoor polo fields operating year round.
“With its high speeds and energy, polo is the original extreme sport. With Polo at the Park we wanted to introduce Long Islanders to polo in a way that is accessible to everyone. Long Island has a tradition of horsemanship and a thriving equestrian community; polo is a natural fit for those looking for a new experience that is thrilling and relaxing at the same time,” said Bob Ceparano of Country Farms Polo in Medford.
A new session of Sunday morning Bootcamp, hosted by Priestley Chiropractic of Farmingdale, is underway again. Workout sessions begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday mornings at Allen Park in Farmingdale through Oct. 14. Contact Walter Priestley through www.priestleychiro.com for more information. Beginners are welcome; for Town of Oyster Bay residents, 18 and older.
Joe Auer is the latest Over the Hill Gang (OTHG) “Player of the Week.” The Lockie & Nowachek Family Chiropractors (L&N) outfielder belted a key two-run homer to spark his team to an 18-6 win over BarBoy. Auer went three-three with three RBIs and added a number of outstanding plays in the outfield.
L&N also got a big lift from Chris Theoharides (3 hits), Pete Hajko (3 hits, 3 RBIs, and a tremendous homerun), Tom Desantis (3 hits, 3 RBIs), and Thomas Joseph (3 hits). L&N was down 4–2 in the top of the fourth when Joe Auer followed Damon Pishva’s single with a homerun. L&N added six more runs in the inning to take a 10–4 lead. Ben Greco pitched the first five innings and was followed by Peter Cestare who allowed only one run in the last four innings. It was a well played game by the whole team.
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