Right from the opening tip of the game you could tell it was going to be Holy Family's day. Holy Family came out flying and its early, full court press frustrated St. Brigid's players and carried Holy Family to a 60-48 win. The win marks Holy Family's fifth in a row, increasing its record to 9-2. This game was another example of Holy Family's great team play on both offense and defense.
Both Mike "Show Time" Wasiluk and Danny "Bulldog" Slater gave outstanding efforts. Wasiluk's day included one assist, two steals, and two points while Slater grabbed six rebounds, had one assist and one blocked shot. Larry "Downtown" Buffalino and Mike "Swish" DiMaria were able to contribute four points each to Holy Family's offense.
DiMaria was also able to get two steals and one rebound while Buffalino had four rebounds and two steals. Brian "Big Show" Bacchi, Josh "The Sniper" Cuozzo, and James "Crash" Robison each scored six points in the game. Bacchi had a big day of rebounding and pulled down 10 rebounds, had one assist and one steal while Cuozzo contributed one rebound and one assist.
Robison was able to get three rebounds and had two assists. Jon "The Hammer" Bernardo continued his recent high-quality playing and scored eight points, gathered four rebounds and had one assist. Allen "Prime Time" Haynes and Bobby "The Enforcer" McAuley both played big for Holy Family. Haynes scored 10 points, had two rebounds, two assists and one steal while McAuley scored a game high 14 points, collected six rebounds, eight assists and two steals.
Holy Family's last regular season game is this Sunday at Holy Family's School Gym versus St. Kilian.
Congratulations to Karly Cohen and Erin Breen, winners in the 10- and 11-year-old divisions of the Knights of Columbus free throw contest.
Vytra Health Plans and the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) are combining their resources Saturday, April 28 to stage the Vytra Human Race 5K Run. The entire net proceeds of the run will be turned over to Long Island Cares and its efforts to provide emergency food assistance to needful Long Islanders.
The run will be held at Heckscher State Park in East Islip over the flattest, fastest 5K course on Long Island. The starting gun for the main event will go off at 9 a.m. A half-mile fun run for the kids starting at 8:30 p.m. will precede the 5K run.
Entry fees for the 5K run are $17 for those who pre-register and $15 for those who register online at active.com, with a $1 discount for all pre-registered members of the GLIRC. The 5K entry fee will be $20 for those who wait until the day of the race.
The fee for the fun run is $7 for those who pre-register and $8 for those who register on the day of the race. Every entrant will be presented with a spectacular top quality T-shirt as a memento of the morning and there will be some great post-run refreshments for everyone. Walkers and wheelchair athletes are also invited.
Awards will be presented to the first male and female overall to cross the finish line, to the top three male and female wheelchair finishers, to the top three male and female finishers in each of 15 five -year age groups running from 12 and under to 75 years and older, and to the top three male and female finishers in each of two "Clydesdale" weight divisions.
Overall race management will be provided by the GLIRC. David Katz of Finish Line Race Technicians, utilizing the "Champion Chip" system will provide technical direction, timing and results.
The 5K run is the latest in a full roster of community outreach programs fostered by Vytra Health Plans to improve the quality of life on Long Island by promoting physical fitness and good health. Other such programs include the Vytra Cup Annual High School Hockey Tournament, which several Hicksville hockey players recently competed in, the Vytra Long Island Women's Run, the Vytra-TOBAY Triathlon and SPF2001: Sun Protection for 2001. Vytra is also a major supporter of the Long Island Ducks minor league baseball team.
"The Vytra Human Race 5K Run is very much a win-win event for everyone," Mike Polansky, GLIRC president said. "Runners will have every chance in the world to achieve a personal best on the fastest 5K course on Long Island with no hills and only one turn over the 3.1 mile course.
"Thanks to the generosity of Vytra Health Plans, the event will provide some very much needed funds and food to enable Long Island Cares to continue its important programs of feeding the needy. Everybody will be a winner April 28."
To obtain a race application or more information about the run, call the GLIRC at 349-7646 or visit their web site www.glirc.org. Remember, participants can save $2 by registering online at active.com.