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Cantiague Senior Men’s Golf League: April 10, 2014

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its first tournament on Thursday April 4. Twenty golfers came out on on a crisp but sunny morning. Charlie Hong was the only man to score under a 40, with a 38 and won for low overall score. Jim O’ Brien  scored a 41, and won low overall net in a tie-breaker with Mike Guerriero.

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more. The league is a 100 percent handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season.

If you are interested in joining our league for this year, please call John Bosco at 516-512-0050 for more information.  Our league includes an optional  match play competition beginning in June with prizes for the top two finalists. We also have  recognition of a yearly overall club champion by awarding points throughout the year in various weekly categories. There are numerous opportunities for cash prizes for individual achievement utilizing your handicap in every tournament.

The league meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. through late October, and we have a final luncheon with prizes on our last meeting. In the event of inclement weather, call John at 516-512-0050

The next tournament date is on Thursday, April 10.

Low Actual Score — Charlie Hong (38)

Low Overall Net — Jim O’Brien (31)

Low Flight A— Mike Guerriero (31)

2nd Low Flight A — Bruce Danen (33)

Longest Drive—Bob Evans

Closest to the Pin—Charlie Hong

Low Flight B —John Agnoli (27)

2nd Low Flight (B) — John Valsecchi (32)

Score-Handicap-Net Score-New Handicap-Points

Charlie Acerra    DNP -9

John Agnoli    50-23-27-21-3

John Bosco    54-13-41-13 -1

Jim Caffrey    DNP - 13  

Bruce Danen    40-7-33-7-2    

Jim Daugherty    DNP- 10

John Dilavore    DNP - 14

Bob Evans    42-6-36-6- 3    

Jim Fitzpatrick    DNP  -10

Warren Gallagher    DNP - 14

Mike Galgano    DNP - 24      

Pete Guerra    43-9-34-9 - 1     

Mike Guerriero    44-13-31-13-3   

George Hatalsky    DNP - 17    

Charles Hong    38-3-35-3-6

Ken Hymes    45-10-35-10-1

Joe Iavaroni    DNP - 17

Bob Kann    DNP-15   

Pete Kerr     54-15-39-15

Sevald Knudsen    DNP-12

Pat Lehane    50-8-42-8-1

Walter Ludewig    DNP-23

Tony Macaluso    54-20-34-20-1

Dave Malle    42-6-36-6-1   

Andrew Malone    DNP - 16

Ted Marukawa    DNP-11   

Augie Moschitto    DNP - 14

Len Moschitto    47-3-44-3-1

Jim Murphy    DNP - 16

Jim O’Brien    41-10-31-10-4                  

Tom Parker    DNP-11   

Rudy Pekarek    5-9-36-9-1     

Walter Pietsch    53-13-40-13-1        

Al Poggioli    50-15-35-35-1    

Bob Powers    47-14-33-14-1       

Jack Prunty    DNP-16    

Bob Ross    49-7-42-7-1  

George Rottkamp    DNP-21

Joe Sander    DNP-22

Kent Schreiber    DNP-20

Jerry Skaee    DNP-8

Don Sterling    DNP-17

John Valsecchi    47-15-32-15-2  

Dom Vissicchio    DNP -14

News

A group of like-minded local residents banded together and saved more than 200 area trees from the chopping block — for now.

A state judge ordered Nassau County and the Department of Public Works to stop cutting down trees along South Oyster Bay Road, granting a temporary restraining order to a group of residents spearheading an effort to save the trees.

State Supreme Court Judge Antonio Brandveen scheduled a hearing on Thursday, Oct. 16 for the county to address complaints from residents, in particular a group called Operation STOMP (Save Trees Over More Pavement) founded by Hicksville native Tanya Lukasik.The Public Works department had planned to removed more than 200 30-foot trees in communities ranging from Plainview, Bethpage, Hicksville and Syosset.

For the past 16 years, Lucia Simon has walked from her home in Hicksville to her job at the Hicksville Public Library. She enjoys her job as a librarian and says that the staff has become like family to her. But for the past three years, Simon and 56 fellow co-workers have been frustrated at what she says is the library’s board refusal to negotiate a fair contract.  

“We have had no contract in three years. They refuse to bargain with us. Every time they come back to us it’s not fair,” says Simon.

However, the board of trustees disagree, saying that it has made a “fair offer.”


Sports

The Girls Varsity soccer team, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, wore pink uniforms and pink socks in their game on Oct. 8 against MacArthur whom they defeated 1-0. The girls and boys soccer programs at Hicksville High School are selling pink ribbon car magnets with a soccer ball and HHS on it with the words “Kick Cancer” on the ribbon. All the money raised will go to the Sarah Grace Foundation, which is a local foundation trying to beat pediatric cancer. The players plan to raise $1,000 for this organization

— From Hicksville High School

Hicksville native progressing through Mets system

The Mets minor league system is enjoying a rare period of prosperity. For years, it was barren due to trading off high-ceiling players for major leaguers, or neglecting the draft in favor of the free agent market. Since General Manager Sandy Alderson took over, the organization has reversed course and put a much greater emphasis on player development. During his second-to-last season, however, former GM Omar Minaya took a chance and drafted a local catcher, Cam Maron, out of Hicksville High School in the 34th round.


Calendar

Spooktacular Halloween

October 17

Fall Festival

October 18

Veterans Casework Seminar

October 21



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