Jan. 15 will be the deadline for early bird registration for the 2010 RXR/TIAA-CREF Long Island Marathon. The Long Island Marathon “Festival of Races,” set for the weekend of April 30 to May 2 is recognized as one of Long Island’s most prestigious sporting events.
The One Mile Race, the 5K Race, and the “Kids Fun Run” will start from Mitchel Athletic Complex on Saturday, May 1. On Sunday, May 2, the Long Island Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K races take place. The weekend celebration also includes a pasta party for runners on April 30, at the Cradle of Aviation Museum and a “Runners’ Expo” at Mitchel Athletic Complex from April 29 to May 1.
The Mineola Chiefs 9-year old team won the NCYFL division championship with a victory over Elmont 19-13. The team finished the year with a 7-3 record. The list of names on the picture is as follows: Bottom row left to right: Ricky Santos, Jared St. John, Jonathan Advocate-Ross, Joe Sullivan, Jon-Paul Gonzalez, Sebastian Turcios, Eric Fox, Second Row: Justin Menos, John DeRidder, Anthony Arocho, Lucas Pelaez, Kunal Suri, Jordan Chin, Michael Marcy, Bert Cumming, Third Row: Dominic Milazzo, Terrill Simmons, Nicholas Monteforte, Michael DiBennetto, Keagan Yap, Daniel Long, James Denara, Joe Cucuzzo, Campbell Goulet Back Row: Coach Phil Chronakis, Asst. Head Coach Nakia Simmons, Coach Peter Gibbons, Mathew Baltzer, Sean Hairston, Jake Steffan, John Denara, Christopher Giunta, Andrew Imperatore, Head Coach Andy Imperatore, Coach Duane Marcy, Coach Bert Cumming.
Registration is currently underway for 45 positions to form the under 19s and under 15s Long Island Colts boys rugby teams. Season dues are $150.
High school rugby in the USA, a spring sport, is played on a football-size field without helmets, pads or timeouts. A game of rugby typically lasts 60 minutes and all athletes play offense and defense and each player on the field is expected to run like a wide receiver, kick like a punter, tackle like a defensive back, pass like a quarterback and score touchdowns like a running back.
Sophomore Kimberly Mui, a graduate of Herricks High School, New Hyde Park has helped the Muhlenberg College women’s basketball to a 7-1 start and national recognition.
Mui has played in all eight games off the bench as a reserve guard. She is contributing 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds per game to the Centennial Conference’s highest-scoring offense.
The Mules have won six straight and are 5-0 in the Centennial Conference a year after tearing through the league with a perfect 18-0 record. Muhlenberg is ranked 13th in Division III in the most recent D3hoops.com poll and 18th in the coaches poll.
For college students from Nassau County, winter break doesn’t have to mean a month of inactivity. The Nassau County Aquatic Center is offering residents who are college students the opportunity to swim and work out through a short-term winter break membership, announced Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi.
Through Jan. 31, 2010, the “College Total Health Pass” provides students with unlimited access to the Olympic-size swimming pool and the state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the pool, for a fee of only $35. A valid college I.D. is required for the College Total Health Pass, plus a Nassau County Leisure Pass. If a student does not have a Leisure Pass, one can be purchased for $25. The Leisure Pass, available only to Nassau County residents, is good for three years.
Centrally located in Eisenhower Park on Merrick Avenue in East Meadow, the Nassau County Aquatic Center is one of the premier swimming facilities in the country. Built in 1998 for the Goodwill Games, it serves the general public as well as competitive swimmers. The Aquatic Center regularly hosts college and local high school competitive swimming and diving meets and has hosted scores of Olympians, including Michael Phelps.
The Aquatic Center is open seven days a week, but will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. For more information, call 572-0501.
Adults, children and teens all participated in May Madness sponsored by Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. This month’s challenge had seven goals that were to be completed May 30.
The seven goals were 3,000 pushups, 5,000 kicks, 1,000 jump and our ground kicks, 2,000 belly burners, 2,000 jumping jacks. The students over 7 years old at Charles Water Karate & Fitness had a goal of two classes a week and Karatatot students (ages 4 ½ - 6) one class a week, 10 random acts of kindness.
Trophies were given to those who completed all seven goals for the month of May. Medals were given to everyone who gave 110 percent; they achieved their goals.
Register online from home or work at your convenience.
Simply visit the Merillon website at www.MerillonAA.com and follow the links to register.
Register Online by December 31, 2009 and Avoid $20 late fee.
Register today. Spots fill up quickly, don’t be shut out!
The Williston Park Little League 10U tournament team made a recent visit to Williston Park Village Hall to present Mayor Odierna and trustee Darmstadt with toys for the United States Marie Corps Toys for Tots drive.
The families of the boys on the team are proud of the boys for how well they played the entire year. The team represented Williston Park in 10 tournaments this year, winning two of them. The championship trophys from the Patriot Summer League and the Diamond Pros Fall Tournament are prominently displayed in the village hall display case for all to see.
What an exciting season the 8th grade girls soccer team had, coached by John Vitale and what a dynamite way to finish out their very last CYO soccer game. The girls worked hard during the season and have earned 1st place in their division! Most of these girls have been playing CYO soccer since kindergarten and have formed a bond of friendship on and off the soccer field! It has been a lot of fun watching these girls grow up into beautiful young ladies who know the importance of teamwork and also how to have fun on the soccer field! On behalf of all the parents, we would like to thank John for his dedication for the past 9 years and offer congratulations to all of the girls who made this victory possible.
Recently, Holy Spirit had two Division Champions in the CYO of Nassau/Suffolk Fall Soccer League. In the final game of the play-offs the undefeated Holy Spirit fourth grade boys team won over Saint Aidan of Williston Park by a score of 5 to 0 to capture the Division Champion award for the Fourth Grade Boys League
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