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Local Wins Free Throw Contest

Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00

Madeline Huffman, a fourth grade student at Our Lady of Mercy School in Hicksville, recently became the New York State Free Throw Champion in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition, 9 Year Old Girls Division at the United States Military Academy, West Point.

Huffman’s journey to the state championship began at her home parish, Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church in January. The local qualifier was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Joseph F. Lamb Council #5723. Boys and girls ages 9 through 14 competed, each receiving three warm up shots and 15 free throw attempts.

 

Training For Ironman: Month 6

Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00

This November, Hicksville resident Marlo Signoracci will head to Florida for Ironman, a demanding, long-distance triathlon that includes biking, running and swimming. Here, she shares her story as she prepares for one of the most physically challenging athletic events out there.

“I meet my goals and maintain my health. I stay mindful of what is important to me and seek balance in all endeavors. With gratitude, I am fully present to this moment in time.”

 

High Schooler Plays In Under-Armour LAX Classic

Thursday, 10 July 2014 00:00

Under Armour, Inc. and Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Inc. recently announced the rosters for the 2014 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, which includes Hicksville’s Patrick McCormick. The nation’s top high school seniors, boys and girls, have been selected to the sport’s highest honor and will play in the ninth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic on Saturday, July 12 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, MD.

Under Armour All-Americans are selected by a panel of lacrosse experts from Inside Lacrosse Magazine. The year-long selection process includes input from college and high school coaches from across the country as well as nominations from the public.

 

The Psychology Of The Gifted Athlete

Written by Tom Ferraro, Sports Psychologist Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00

There are thousands of parents in the Hicksville area who have a secret hope that their young girl or boy may be the next Tiger Woods, Taylor Swift or Michael Jordan. And as a sport psychologist I know the amount of money these families spend on this dream. It is not unusual for a family to invest upwards of 30 to 40 thousand dollars every year on things like lessons, training, coaching, tutors, equipment, gym time and travel teams. And I understand why they do this. Organized sport is a safe pastime for their kids and it keeps them away from trouble. In addition sports are very exciting both for the kids and the watchful parents. And a more practical reason for the investment of time and money in a child’s sport or artistic activity is that it may lead to scholarship money in college. Given the exorbitant cost of a college education this becomes a crucial issue.

 

Cantiague Senior Men’s Golf League: June 19, 2014

Thursday, 19 June 2014 10:02

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its fourth tournament on Thursday June 5. We had two golfers who scored under 40: Charlie Hong and Bruce Danen. Low overall score was won by Charlie Hong with an impressive 37. Joe Sander scored a solid 46 and won low overall net with a 25.

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. The league meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m., but the formal tournament dates are only the first and third Thursday of the month through late October. We will have a final luncheon with prizes on our last meeting.

 

Former NBA Players Inspire Youth

Written by Hicksville News Staff, hicksville@antonnews.com Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:41

The “Full Court Press: Prep for Success” youth basketball and life skills clinic was held for more than 120 Nassau County Police Activity League (NCPAL) and local Urban League boys and girls recently at the Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Athletic Center. The young athletes from Hicksville and surrounding communities participated in basketball skills sessions and competitive games led by former star NBA players, and attended life skills workshops conducted by Urban League instructors. The kids were given tee-shirts, lunch, certificates of completion and autographs from retired NBA players.

 

Syosset Muscle Over Hicksville In Semifinals

Written by Mathew Levine, hicksville@antonnews.com Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:25

The Syosset Braves lacrosse team saw the scoreboard light up early and often in the goals column in a Tuesday afternoon Class A semifinal clash with the Hicksville Comets.

By the time it was midway through the first half, the Braves had already jumped out to a 10-1 lead. Sophomore Mac O’Keefe found the net five times adding two assists and junior Alex Concannon tallied four times to lead Syosset. The Braves finished with a big 21-9 win to advance to the final.

 

Training For Ironman: Month Five

Friday, 23 May 2014 00:00

This November, Hicksville resident Marlo Signoracci will head to Florida for Ironman, a demanding, long-distance triathlon that includes biking, running and swimming. Here, she shares her story as she prepares for one of the most physically challenging athletic events out there.

Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.

 

Comets Conquer Massapequa

Written by Matthew Levine, hicksville@antonnews.com Thursday, 22 May 2014 00:00

Matthew Riley

shines in close game

The Hicksville Comets had been there before. They found themselves in another close game, this time against the Massapequa Chiefs.

Down a run and with two outs, the Chiefs had the bases loaded as Comets senior Michael Riley was vying for a complete game.

 

NFL Player To Host Youth Football Camp

Thursday, 22 May 2014 00:00

Muhammad  Wilkerson, from the New York Jets, is hosting a youth football camp on Saturday May 31 at Cantiague Park in Hicksville. The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will expose youth to a football camp hosted by professional athletes. The camp is open to youth ages 8 to 18. Registration is $60 and can be done online at http://mocamp.eventbrite.com. The fee includes a t-shirt, photo with Wilkerson, breakfast provided by Panera Bread and lunch provided by Applebee’s, a sports goody bag and one-on-one instruction from Jets players past and present.

 

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