Registration is now open for the 27th annual Bethpage Federal Credit Union Ocean to Sound 50 Mile Relay. The date is Sunday, Sept. 23. The relay brings the entire Long Island running community together for an annual September tradition, with 150 teams of eight runners each traversing a 50-mile course that starts at 8 a.m. at Jones Beach State Park, heads north and east through Wantagh, Seaford, Massapequa, Farmingdale and Old Bethpage before crossing into Huntington, hitting the Long Island Sound at Lloyd Harbor, returning to Nassau County via Cold Spring Harbor and Syosset, and then heading north again to a finish on the grounds of Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay. Each runner on the team covers a leg of between five and seven miles.
The Bethpage Federal Credit Union is sponsoring the relay. Race management is provided by the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC), once again under the supervision of GLIRC Director Alan End. John Snitko of JMS Racing Services will provide technical assistance, timing and scoring.
The Long Island Ducks announced on July 19 that individual game tickets for the 2012 Atlantic League Playoffs are now on sale. The Ducks secured their eighth trip to the postseason in franchise history by winning the First Half Liberty Division title on Sunday, July 1.
The Ducks will host games three, four (if necessary) and five (if necessary) of the best-of-five Liberty Division Championship Series. Should they advance, the Ducks will host games three, four (if necessary) and five (if necessary) of the best-of-five Atlantic League Championship Series as well. Promotions for the playoffs will be announced at a later date.
Nassau County, in conjunction with Volleyball Long Island (VBLI), will be hosting the First Annual “Players Ball” Beach Volleyball Tournament at Nickerson Beach on Aug. 11. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. There will be music, food, fun and great prizes.
On Monday, Aug. 13, The Summer Hope Foundation will host its third Annual Golf Outing at Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course with a buffet dinner to follow at The Woodlands.
The price is $180 per golfer or $720 per foursome, which includes lunch at noon registration, a barbecue on the course and buffet dinner to follow (beer, wine and soda included).
Leonora Petrina, of New Zealand (and now Bayport) scored as the overall winner of the 29th annual Runner’s Edge Long Island Women’s Run on July 14 as a record field of 455 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes crossed the finish line on the track at Farmingdale High School. It was Petrina’s third consecutive win in the event.
Top local finishers included Jill Loveland of Hicksville, who took fourth-place honors in the 20-24 age group, Jenney Tesoriero of Westbury, fourth in the 40-44 age group, Shari Zimmerman of Westbury, third in the 60-64 age group, and Susan Schmuck and Natasha Bobrowski, both of Westbury, who were the top Athena Weight Division finishers.
New York Mets minor league catcher, Cam Maron (Hicksville High School Class of 2009), will be making a trip to the Jersey Shore with his team, the Savannah Sand Gnats, to play in Lakewood, N.J.
A basketball horse tournament will be held on Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christopher Morley Park on Searingtown Road in Roslyn. A one-on-one round robin tournament will provide fun as you match your basketball skills against others in your skill and age bracket.
It’s $5 to participate, $3 for children under 18.
The Long Island Ducks defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters 2-1 on July 1 to sweep the four-game series and earn the 2012 First Half Liberty Division title.
The Skeeters took a one-run lead in the top of the third off Ducks starter Dan Meyer on a RBI sac fly by Ofilio Castro. After a 54-minute rain delay, both teams traded zeroes until the bottom of the sixth when Shawn Williams knocked a RBI single to right tying the game at 1-1.
Ten days after the Fourth of July, the Hicksville Americans Soccer Club of the Long Island Junior Soccer League will host a three-on-three tournament at Stillwell Woods on South Woods Road in Woodbury being played all day on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15.
More than 100 teams – both boys and girls teams from Under-6 to Under-18 as well as men’s, women’s and co-ed squads – will participate in this Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) event. Each player receives a participant T-shirt and will play a minimum of three games. Games consist of two 12-minute halves or the first team to reach 12 goals. With all that scoring, you can probably figure out that there is no offside rule, no goalkeepers, plus kick-ins instead of throw-ins.
The New York Islanders have released their schedule for the 2012-13 season. On Friday, Oct. 12, the Islanders will open this year’s National Hockey League campaign on the road against the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 p.m. The following night, the Islanders will host their 2012-13 home opener against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Islanders will face off in their first meeting of the season with their rivals, the New York Rangers. The Islanders’ will also host their cross-town rivals on Tuesday, Jan. 15 and on Thursday, Mar. 7. The Eastern Conference Champion New Jersey Devils will also play three games at Nassau Coliseum this season: Saturday, Nov. 17, Wednesday, Dec. 26 and on the final day of the regular season, Saturday, April 13. The Islanders and Devils will also meet in a special pre-season game on Oct. 2 when they play the first NHL game in Brooklyn at Barclays Center.
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