The Merillon Athletic Association 2013 Joe Roy Coach of the Year Award was presented to Jim Shanter, Vice President of Little League by Merillon President Joe Renta at the league’s parade day festivities on April 6.
Shanter began his Merillon career in 1974 as an infielder on the Minors Division championship team sponsored by the former Franklin National Bank and remained in the league through 1976. He returned to Merillon in 2007, coaching his son Scott in the Lower Farms Division and has since gone on to manage teams in every division of its Little League program with this being his final year in the Majors Division.
The Davenport Press Restaurant o n Main Street in Mineola hosted the Herricks Wrestling Team, this time for the team’s 37th Annual Wrestling Awards Dinner. High School Highlanders and Middle School Soaring Eagles resplendent in jacket and tie together with family, friends, and Highlander Wrestling alumni shared a festive evening’s celebration of this year’s wrestling endeavors.
Varsity Head Coach Cliff Forziat together with his staff consisting of Mike Miller, Eric Goldberg, Leo Kouroupos, and Seth Cook, introduced each team member and distributed certificates of participation and letter awards. Special clinicians Fred Holle and Clint Bodo were also on hand, having contributed substantially to the success that the young wrestlers achieved during the season as well as adding to the spirited banter.
The New Hyde Park Little League Parade snaked through the village Saturday, April 6, kicking off start of the 2013 season. American Legion Post 1089 and VFW Post 8031 led the parade.
The plethora of youngsters wearing their team uniforms as they marched behind their team banners started from Applebee’s on across from Village Hall, headed west on Jericho Turnpike before turning south on Covert Avenue to
Stewart Avenue and arriving at Nuzzi Field where they lined up just off of the infield for the opening day ceremony.
Local residents in the Karatatot program offered by Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park, is a combination of exercise and karate in a format specifically designed for children ages 4½ and up. The results are improved strength, coordination, and flexibility and the self-confidence and that we all want for our children. These children are learning child safety and stranger training.
From Roslyn Heights: Sarah Moyal.
From New Hyde Park: Kishan Shanmugananthan, Timothy Lei, Ethan Lei.
From Garden City: Cayden Honerkamp.
From Albertson: Emily Rubel, Matthew McCarthy.
From Williston Park: Angel Mendez.
From Carle Place: Matthew Babino.
Herricks Wrestling recently held its 3rd Annual Middle School Wrestling Festival in the community center’s Muller Arena. The Clarke Rams, Oyster Bay Baymen, Locust Valley Falcons, Jericho Jay Hawks, Westbury Green Dragons, and a contingent of PSAL IS 72 Count Basie joined the hometown Soaring Eagles for some spirited mat action.
The Freeport Arrows were undefeated in its regular Long Island Amateur Hockey League (LIAHL) season was the first seed in the state playoffs.The Arrows beat Great Neck in the first round to advance to the championship game and beat Suffolk PAL 4-3 to clinch LIAHL
The Arrows went on to win four straight games in the NYS Tournament.They advanced to the championship game against the Cheektowaga Warriors
The OLV School Board recently hosted the 2nd Annual Tom Hayden OLV 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament in the OLV School Gym. The tournament, which raises funds for the OLV School Technology Program, drew 21 teams who competed in front of a full house of enthusiastic spectators.
Our Lady of Victory’s eighth-grade girls team had another excellent match over the weekend against St. Williams and sits in second-place. OLV took two out of three games, losing game one 25-23, and winning the next two games 25-11 and 25-18 respectively. Most recently player Jackie Tam had a great serving streak and won 17 straight serves.
Floral Park resident Conall Ryan and a senior at Kellenberg Memorial High School, recently signed his letter of intent to play football for Mercyhurst University. Ryan and seven of his classmates signed their individual letters of intent, each for various sports and universities, in a ceremony at Kellenberg Memorial.
Ryan played football all four of his years at Kellenberg High School.
The Floral Park Lions Club’s 13th Annual Mickey Finn Swing into Spring Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, May 6 at the North Shore Towers Country Club, located at 27240 Grand Central Pkwy., Floral Park.
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