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.
The Barclays, the first event in the PGA tour playoffs for the FedEx Cup, is coming to Long Island this summer, and, thanks to tournament officials, charities like the American Red Cross can benefit from “Tickets Fore Charity” – a unique fundraising initiative designed to improve the quality of life in the communities where PGA tour tournaments are held.
“This is an incredible opportunity to raise unlimited funds for the participating charity and there are absolutely no costs to the organization,” said The Barclays Executive Director Peter Mele. “Fans will get to witness the very best the PGA tour has to offer and generate revenue for charities in New York and New Jersey during a time when these organizations need our help more than ever.”
The United States Tennis Association will be hosting tennis lessons on Sunday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free, and open to all ages and skill level.
Held at the tennis courts at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, the event dubbed “Love on Long Island,” will provide both children and adults the opportunity to learn the game of tennis or improve upon already acquired skills. Provided in conjunction with the United States Tennis Association and the United States Professional Tennis Association, the day will feature ‘10 and Under Tennis,’ a new and innovative way to learn the game that also provides a one year USTA membership for children 10 and under.
Hicksville natives Katelyn Heuser, LeAnne Liebl and Brittny Hayes raced in a four-mile run, RunAmuck, on Saturday, June 16. For the tiniest fraction of a second, the girls realized running a race up the mountains, through obstacles, up walls, ropes through tunnels, streams and muddy muck is surely the most off-the-wall event they ever signed up to do.
On May 27, the New York Mets brought back a yearly tradition, which has been absent for the past 16 years: Banner Day. From 1963 to 1996, Banner Day was an annual tradition, beginning with a parade and ending with three finalists chosen from the pack. There would only be one winner.
This year, Hicksville High School seniors Amy Perfetti and Julie Scarpitta were finalists of Banner Day, which included over 300 elaborately made banners. Their banner, which had Mets’ Manager Terry Collins depicted as the sun over a flowerbed of “homegrown” flowers (each of the current team members) was featured on the New York Mets website as well as on Twitter and Facebook. The third finalist had a brightly colored banner, which read, “Follow the CitiBrick Road.”
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