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.
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.
Call it a coincidence, but the timing for Chris and Peter Ferraro’s announcement of the creation of a new hockey and recreation facility couldn’t be any better.
Two days before the National Hockey League was set to drop the puck for a shortened, 48-game season beginning on Jan. 19, the Ferraro twins – former NHL players and Olympians themselves – broke ground on their $15 million, privately financed Twin Rinks Ice Center at Eisenhower Park.
“It is our passion to support Long Island families so that they will no longer have to be torn apart or have their family life disrupted just because a child excels in hockey and wants to try to make it to the NHL,” said Chris Ferraro. “This facility will enable us to create a hockey hot bed right here on Long Island.”
The Garden City Recreation Department is sponsoring a middle school recreation night for sixth-graders in St. Paul’s Field House on Friday, Jan. 11. The recreation night will be chaperoned by the recreation staff and will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5.
A DJ will provide music and refreshments will be available for a nominal charge. The gym will be open for basketball, volleyball, dancing and other games.
Please note-Once the children are in the facility for either of these programs, they will not be allowed to leave unless accompanied by an adult. Please come into the building to pick up your child.
Portledge School hosted a Varsity Girls and Boys Invitational Basketball Tournament in conjunction with Coaches vs. Cancer. Participating schools included: Evangel Christian High School (Long Island City), Martin Luther High School (Maspeth), Portledge School (Locust Valley) and Waldorf School (Garden City). The three-day event raised $1,152.86, which is being donated to the American Cancer Society. Congratulations to the Portledge School for winning the Girls Division and to Evangel Christian High School on capturing the Boys Division Championship. Portledge Director of Athletics, Phil Hills, highlighted the work of his staff when he said, “The commitment of all our basketball coaches to this worthy endeavor is an example of our school’s strong character at work. Their actions are full of passion, integrity, purpose and honor.”
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