All athletes interested in putting their bodies to the ultimate test can hop on over to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay, which will once again be the site of Long Island’s premiere multisport event – the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 23, and the Runner’s Edge – Town of Oyster Bay Junior Triathlon for youngsters ages 8-13 on Sunday, Aug. 24.
The Saturday main event is a “sprint” triathlon, which consists of a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay harbor, a one loop 15 kilometer bike ride over hill and dale through beautiful Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and a 5 kilometer run through Mill Neck and Brookville, “up” to Planting Fields Arboretum and “down”to the finish at back at Roosevelt Park.
Kristen Gillman earned a come-from-behind two-up victory over Brooke Mackenzie Henderson in the 36-hole championship match of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, being conducted at the 6,297-yard, par-70 Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove. The final match was held on Sunday, Aug. 10.
Gillman, 16, of Austin, Texas, was three down through 26 holes to Henderson, 16, of Canada. But Gillman, a junior at Lake Travis High School, birdied five of the final 10 holes to complete the remarkable rally.
Sailing fans from Glen Cove are invited to the 32nd Knickerbocker Cup, or K-Cup, Race, hosted by Port Washington’s Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, which will include three of the top-10 world-ranked match racing skippers.
The racing competition will be preceded by an opening ceremony and welcome cocktail party, followed by an All-American BBQ Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
LI-Kick, the co-ed adult kickball league based in Glen Cove, was formed a little over one year ago and is already making a name for itself on the competitive kickball circuit. On Saturday, July 12, the league sent two teams to McCarren Park in Greenpoint to compete in a national kickball competition sponsored by Brooklyn Kickball. Teams came from as far away as Toronto, Portland and Atlanta. LI-
Kick was the only league from Long Island to participate.
Three members of the Glen Cove Big Red Boys Lacrosse Team were honored at the Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association Dinner on June 11.
Pictured are Ryan Perkins, Sean Peet and Phil Grella, who were awarded for both their play on the field and their work in the classroom. Ryan was named to the All-County Honorable Mention Team, Sean and Phil were named to the All-Conference Team. All three also received Academic All-Conference standing for their work in the classroom.
Glen Cove High School recently held its first-ever Athletics Wall of Fame Induction ceremony in the school’s athletic wing.
Wall of Fame inductees are varsity players who have been selected as All-County in their respective sport. This year, 12 Glen Cove students were named All-County, earning themselves an eight-by-ten photograph mounted and framed on the storied wall near the gymnasium. The Wall of Fame dates back to its first inductee in 1974.
The 10th Annual North Shore High School Track and Field Invitational took place this spring, with approximately 50 schools across Long Island and more than 1,000 athletes participating in the event. The track and field events ranged from the standard sprints, hurdles, jumps, and throws, plus both men and women distance races and relays. Fan favorites included the steeplechase and pole vault.
Meet Directors Ed Corona and Neal Levy said they would like to thank all of the parents who volunteered their time to help make this event a successful one.
Submitted by North Shore Schools
Gregory Puskuldjian completed his four years at Adelphi University and graduated this spring with a degree in business and an incredible lacrosse career as a Faceoff Man playing for the Adelphi Panthers.
Puskuldjian joined Adelphi after graduation from North Shore High School, looking for an opportunity for a good education but to also to play lacrosse. Puskuldjian dabbled in many sports while he was younger and many remember him as a hockey and soccer player, but he always loved lacrosse.
On Saturday, June 21, Glen Cove High School’s Maiden Field hosted the inaugural Dan Daly Cup High School All-Star Lacrosse game, honoring the legacy of U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Dan Daly, a two-time Medal of Honor recipient.
LI-Kick, Glen Cove’s co-ed adult kickball league, continues to grow in popularity. Now in its second year, the league, which partners with the City of Glen Cove Department of Parks and Recreation, has 224
members with two separate leagues, one playing on Tuesday evenings, the other on Thursday evenings. Nearly 60 percent of the players are returning kickballers, some traveling from as far away as Long Beach and Centereach, despite opportunities to join leagues closer to their homes. The youngest player is 21; the oldest is 58.
The popularity of the league does not surprise its founder, Glen Cove resident Sal Farruggia.
“We’re a competitive league, with playoffs and trophies,” he said, “but we also have a recreational component.”
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