University of Connecticut junior diver Danielle Cecco of Hicksville won the NCAA Zone Diving championship in the three-meter event on Saturday, March 10. Cecco, who finished third in the one-meter the day before, earned a spot in both events at the NCAA National Championship, which is being held this weekend in Auburn, Ala.
Our Lady of Mercy Holy Name Society (Hicksville) Golf Classic will be held on Tuesday, May 29 at the Town of Oyster Bay Course in Woodbury. Registration: 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. start. Golf, lunch, cocktail hour, prizes and dinner. For information call 516-405-0467.
The Town of Oyster Bay hosted a “Fitness Frenzy” day on Saturday, March 3 at the Hicksville Athletic Center, located at 167 Broadway in Hicksville. Open to all Town residents age 18 and over, the event showcased various exercise programs to be available for 10-week sessions this spring. Demonstration sessions were available throughout the day, and fitness instructors were on hand to answer questions and provide information about each program.
Members of the Hicksville PAL wrestling team participated in the Bethpage Youth Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 25. Curtis Lee, Freddy Aguilar and Carl Petrucelli, Jr. coached the young athletes.
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that tickets for The Barclays 2012 Playoffs are on sale now at Bethpage State Park.
Golf enthusiasts have the opportunity to purchase a weekly grounds ticket package directly at Bethpage State Park Clubhouse for $150. Ticket purchases made at the Clubhouse for this event will directly support the care and maintenance of Bethpage golf courses for future generations. Purchase your weekly grounds ticket package and watch as the world’s greatest golfers compete on your golf course.
The Senior Men’s Golf League of Cantiague Park will hold their first meeting on March 1 at 9 a.m. at the Cantiague Park Clubhouse. If weather permits, a round of golf will be played, with a match play fee of $5.
“We will discuss rule changes, best ball tournament, match play tournament, trophies, handicaps and anything else that you may want to bring up,” said club representative John Bosco.
To help raise awareness and funds for the Red Cross, the New York Islanders will salute American Red Cross Month in March by offering discounted tickets when the team takes on the New Jersey Devils, Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the disaster relief and lifesaving services of the nonprofit.
398 hardy soles braved the inclement weather on Saturday morning, Feb. 11 at the Old Bethpage Restoration Village, and when the snowflakes had settled 22-year-old Bradley Raxenberg of Woodbury and 31-year-old Shari Klarfeld on Plainview emerged as the top male and female finishers overall. The OBVR 5-Kilometer Run was the kickoff event of the new RunNassau Series of races leading up to the Long island Marathon in May.
Raxenberg crossed the finish line of this not-so-easy course in 17 minutes, 30 seconds, nearly a full minute in front of runner-up John Theissen of Seaford. Klarfeld scored first among the women (beating all but the first three men in the process!) in 19:17.
Holy Family CYO has created a scholarship to honor the memory of Tommy Orlando. Tommy, who died tragically in December 2008, was a longtime coach at Holy Family CYO and also coached youth sports for several other organizations in Hicksville. Holy Family CYO will award two $1,000 scholarships annually to applicants who meet the following criteria:
• Applicant must be a graduating high school senior.
• Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college or university.
• Applicant must have a high school GPA of 80 or higher.
• Applicant must have substantial community service experience during their high school career as determined by the selection committee.
• Applicant must have been a member of Holy Family CYO for a minimum of two years.
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