The Special Olympics recently held its 8th Annual Basketball Tournament at the New Hyde Park Memorial High School. The Knights of Columbus, of New Hyde Park, has been hosting this tournament for these special kids from the very beginning.
It was a good day for basketball and the New Hyde Park Knights came ready to play and do their best. In the opening ceremonies, The Knights of Columbus came dressed in their finest and the participants where excited and ready to play.
The New Hyde Park Gladiators recently played Floral Park to a 1-1 tie after 9 innings of play. The game was called due to darkness. Nicholas Perrone went 5 1/3 innings and Brendan Parnell threw 3 innings in relief.
Reed Schweitzer, Paul Reo and Anthony Vaglica had two hits in the contest. In the next game against Glen Cove, the Gladiators lost 4-3 behind the pitching efforts of Ryan Sheridan.
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.
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