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Junior Triathlon Training Program

Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

Youngsters ages 8 through 13 are cordially invited to participate in a Youth Training Program for budding triathletes.           

The program is being organized by the Greater Long Island Running Club under the auspices of the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department.

The program will start with a training seminar in early June. Following the seminar, there will be a series of eight weekend sessions to be held each Saturday afternoon 4 to 6 p.m., beginning on June 29 and running through Aug. 17. All sessions will be held at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay and consist of instruction of all three elements of the triathlon – swimming, biking and running.


Basketball Teams Compete In State Tourney

Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

Long Island Lutheran’s Girls’ Basketball team captured first place in the State Federation Tournament of Champions Class “A” Finals held this weekend in Albany. Facing Troy, the girls’ team pulled off a 62-45 victory. Securing a first place finish in this year’s tournament was the goal for this team all season long and capped off a great season in their new division. Tournament MVP award honors went to Lauren “Boogie” Brozoski. Additionally, Katie Lavelle and Staci Barrett received All Tournament honors.

LuHi’s Boys Crusaders outscored their opponent in the semifinal round and won against Abraham Lincoln 73-55. In the Class AA Federation Title game, the Crusaders battled back from an early deficit to trail Christ the King 38-35 at halftime. Unfortunately they came up short and the Royals went on to claim the title 73-64. Despite the loss, they placed in USA Today’s “Best of the Rest” category.

Kentan Facey received All Tournament honors and Mical-Ryan Boyd received the Sportsmanship Award.


Golf Returns To Area Courses

Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00

Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey is pleased to announce that New York State Park golf courses on Long Island are opening for the season. Contact information for regional State Parks golf courses are listed below. Changes in weather may impact operating schedules. Golfers are advised to call ahead if there is a question about course conditions.

Bethpage, Farmingdale – The Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow Courses are open. The Black Course is anticipated to open April 13, weather dependent. 516-249-0700.

Montauk Downs, Montauk – Open. 631-668-5000.

Sag Harbor, Sag Harbor – Open. 631-725-2503.

Sunken Meadow, Kings Park – Open. 631-269-5351.

Greens fees can vary, so parks officials recommend golfers contact each course for current fees and reservations. Rates are also listed on the agency’s website, For more information on any of these recreation areas, visitors can call 518-474-0456, visit, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.


Friday Night Ice Skating Special

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 08:38

A Friday Night Skate Special will be held at the ice rink at Cantiague Park at 480 West John Street in Hicksville beginning Friday, April 12, and continuing through Friday, May 31 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Free skates will also be available on a first come first serve basis. For information about the Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, call: 516-572-0200 or visit the website at:


Michell Fulfills Wrestling Dream

Written by Eric Holden/Syntax, Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00

Kevin Michell, a seventh-grader from Hicksville Middle School who has cerebral palsy, showed tremendous bravery on March 20, as he accomplished his long-time dream of wrestling competitively.

Michell spent the winter season as team manager for the Hicksville Meteors middle school boys wrestling squad, but his desire to compete led him to the opportunity of a lifetime in the season finale, as Hickville’s coaching staff granted him the chance to hit the mat for the very first time. He competed in the stacked 134-pound weight class, squaring off against Nick Wolff, a tough opponent from the East Meadow Jets.


Long Island Marathon May 3-5

Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00

The Long Island Marathon Weekend will be held May 3-5. The event has grown to include a full and half marathon, 10K, 5K, 1-mile run, and Kids Fun Run.  The festivities begin on Friday, May 3 at 3: p.m. with a vendor expo at Mitchel Athletic Complex, followed by the Main Event “Carbohydration” Pasta Party at 6:30 p.m. courtesy of the Main Event Restaurant and Sports Bar. The races begin on Saturday, May 4, with the 1-mile run starting at 8 a.m.

Shortly thereafter, the 5K will commence at 8:30 a.m. Both the 1-mile and the 5K races start on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. and finish at Mitchel Athletic Complex.  The last race of the day, The Kids Fun Run, will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the Mitchel track. On Sunday, May 5th, the marathon, half marathon and 10K will take place. All participants will assemble at the starting line on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. for an 8 a.m. start.  


Stroller Strides

Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00

Stroller Strides meets Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays through April 13, by the new soft play area by Panera Bread at 10 a.m. for a one-hour class throughout Broadway Mall. Try a free class on April 10.

Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller and the environment. Taught by certified and specially trained fitness instructors, it is a great workout for any level of exerciser. For more information call Beth at 347-677-2483.


Society Golf Outing

Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00

Hicksville’s Our Lady of Mercy Holy Name Society, 12th Annual Golf Outing will take place on Tuesday, May 28 at the Town of Oyster Bay Course in Woodbury. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., breakfast at 9 a.m. with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. Great day of golf, barbecue lunch, cocktail hour, and dinner included. For information call 516-405-0467.


Palmiero-Winters Is A Woman Of Distinction

Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00

Amy Palmiero-Winters of Hicksville has been named among the eight Town of Oyster Bay residents as one of this year’s Women of Distinction.

Palmiero-Winters is the founder of Amy’s One Step Ahead Foundation, an organization focused on helping children with physical disabilities build self-esteem and self-confidence through athletics. Her work with children to help teach them independence and responsibility, as well as how to handle challenges. Palmiero-Winters shares her love of volunteering with the children and mentors them to be role models for other children facing similar difficulties.


Kickline Makes History

Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00

The Hicksville Middle School Kickline team coached by Katelyn Heuser competed in the hip-hop category for the first time, placing both second and third in the Scholastic Kickline Competition. The team competed amongst nationally ranked teams in hip-hop, Pom, and Kick.


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