The Recreation and Parks Department will again offer Youth Platform Tennis Lessons at Community Park. Classes begin on Thursday, March 14 according to the following schedule:
Ages 9 – 11, 4 – 5 p.m.
Ages 12 and up, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
This program will run for five weeks and will cost $125. To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download an application from www.gardencityrecreaton.org.
When you think of Garden City sports programs it is usually lacrosse or football that come to mind. But there has been one program that has been at the top of their class for the past seven years and that’s the girls varsity track team. Over the past seven years the team has produced County Championships in both the indoor and outdoor seasons, as well as maintaining an undefeated streak in dual/tri meets over that time period.
This year’s indoor squad put up that seventh consecutive County Championship on the strength of a very strong underclass group led by sophomore Emma Gallagher. With Gallagher competing at the top of her game throughout the season, the Lady Trojans have been able to produce terrific results all season, capped by the Nassau County Class A Championship.
The Recreation and Parks Department is adding another adult yoga class. This class will be held on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Certified yoga instructor Connie McKnight will lead the class through the various movements needed to improve flexibility and coordination during this one hour class. Classes will begin the week of March 7 in St. Paul’s Senior Center. The cost of this class will be $65 for 10 weeks. To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
The boys, joined by their parents at mid-court, were presented photo plaques by coach Larry Steimer before the game honoring their years on the team. The game against Wantagh also featured a ‘white-out’ highlighted by coach Steimer’s very formal three-piece white suit. As a team, the GC boys have fallen just short of getting into the playoffs with two disappointing close losses to end the season.
The Garden City Centennial Soccer Club is looking for qualified coaches to head its new U10 teams that will tryout in June 2013. The birthdates for the children on these teams will fall between Aug. 1, 2003 and Dec. 31, 2004.
League play for these teams will begin in September 2013. Anyone interested in these positions would need to be available to run practices in the summer, begin with tournaments in August, be able to attend practices/games at least two times a week during the school year and be able to commit themselves and their teams for several tournaments during the year. A good candidate for this position will have good knowledge of all aspects of soccer and must be able to share the love of the game with elementary school-aged children. The commitment is great but the rewards are greater.
Forty-two-year-old Garden City speedster Karen Pompay took first place honors among the masters (age 40 plus) women in lat month’s Sayville Running Company 10-Mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery.
Pompay crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 13 minutes, 13 seconds, more than a full minute in front of front of Christine Hart of Islip Terrace, who was the second place women’s master.
While it wasn’t nearly as warm as it was for the 2012 edition of the run, Mother Nature provided clear skies and a not-too-terrible temperature on that January morning for the 3rd annual running of the Sayville Running Company 10-Mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery. The race’s 1,079 finishers enjoyed a fast, flat 10-mile course from Patchogue through Blue Point and Bayport to Sayville and back followed by one of the best post-race parties around, courtesy of Pete Cotter and his team at the Blue Point Brewery in Patchogue.
Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will present a showing of the movie Frankenweenie at St. Paul’s Cluett Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Showtime will be 1 p.m. The movie is rated PG, and is 87 minutes in length.
Admission is free. Snacks will be sold at a nominal charge. Supervision will be supplied by the recreation staff.
The boys basketball team has had an up and down year as they make their way to the last quarter of the season in the month of February.
The boys have played a number of games tight into the fourth quarter but have not been able to put away their opponents. With a record of 3 wins and 5 losses in Conference A-1 coach Larry Steimer will have the team focused on a strong finish and a run at a playoff spot.
The Garden City girls varsity basketball team is off to a fast start in Nassau Conference I-A. The Lady Trojans have put together a 5-1 conference record while going 8-3 overall on the hardwood court. Approaching the midpoint of the season the girls have been able to consistently outscore their opponents by hitting their outside shots and working tirelessly on the offensive boards for second and third scoring chances.
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