Fifty-six-year-old Levittown speedster Jon Wallach took first place in the 55-59 Age Group in the Jan. 19 Sayville Running Company 10-mile run to the Blue Point Brewery. Wallach crossed the finish line in 1:09:17, 49 seconds in front of Ray Costanzo of Sound Beach, who was second in the age group.
Four members of MacArthur High School cross-country team were honored at the recent annual Nassau County Cross-Country awards dinner for their impressive achievements this season. The student-athlete honorees included Erin Perotta (All-Conference), Jennifer Race (All-Conference and All-Division), Ryan Clifford (All-Division) and Steven Morra (All-Division).
The girls’ team completed their season with a 9-4 record, and the boys wrapped up their season with an 8-5 record against some of the top runners in the state. The season was highlighted by a trip to the prestigious Brown University Invitational in November.
“The team should be proud of their determination and dedication all season long as they represented MacArthur admirably,” coach John Reynolds stated.
As the midpoint of the basketball season approaches, the Lady Dragons of Division Avenue High School are on top in Conference A2 with a 6-0 record and sole possession of first place.
The MacArthur wrestling team took beat the Mepham Pirates on Jan. 16 by the score of 57-18. The Generals registered five pins in the match, none being bigger than Mike Marrero’s pin over #1 ranked Louis Hernandez. The Generals kept the momentum to win two days later, as the Generals took the league title against Long Beach High School.
MacArthur 57, Mepham 18
195 - Naim Al-Qaadir (Mac) pinned Corey Heller (Mep) 3:27
220 - Anthony Maltese (Mep) pinned Nick Cuciti (Mac) 3:41
285 - Doug Hughes (Mac) by FFT
Call it a coincidence, but the timing for Chris and Peter Ferraro’s announcement of the creation of a new hockey and recreation facility couldn’t be any better.
Two days before the National Hockey League was set to drop the puck for a shortened, 48-game season beginning on Jan. 19, the Ferraro twins – former NHL players and Olympians themselves – broke ground on their $15 million, privately financed Twin Rinks Ice Center at Eisenhower Park.
The Levittown PAL registration for seasonal programs will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29 and Thursday, Jan. 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All participants must register at the Levittown PAL office at 3000 Hempstead Tpke., Suite 203 in Levittown.
Archery – grades 3-12, coed. Learn fundamentals of archery from trained safety course instructors. Equipment will be provided. Trophies and shirts included. Starting in late March or early April. Program approximately eight weeks. Fee $100.
The MacArthur Generals opened up their season with the Annual MacArthur Holiday Wrestling Tournament earlier last month. The Generals had a great tournament and took home the first place team plaque followed by a tough Monsignor Farrell High School which finished in second place. Mepham High School rounded out the top three.
The Generals finished the tough day with seven finalists and crowned four individual champions at their respective weight classes.
Freshman Travis Cooksey won his first varsity tournament at the 99lbs. weight class, while brother Justin Cooksey took home a first place medal at 126lbs; he is a 2012 New York State Tournament finalist, and was named Outstanding Wrestler for the tournament.
Senior Robbi Bennett and Junior Steven Schneider found gold medals at 138lbs. and 160lbs weight classes. Finalists Vincent Thron, Anthony Boccasini and Mike Marrero all had great starts to their season and took home second place.
This year Island Trees acknowledged Kristin Duthie and Theodore Connelly for being leaders and role model students through their four years in physical education class, pictured with James Cranmer at the annual Physical Education Awards Dinner for New York State Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPERD). The event recognizes two outstanding senior students from every school district in Nassau County.
The 12-year-old boys of the Levittown Little League were recently named winners of the Williamsport Individual Award at the annual awards night held at Wisdom Lane Middle School. Steven earned the Most Valuable Player Award; Nicholas earned the Cy Young Award; Matt earned the Golden Glove Award; Peter earned the Outstanding Player Award; Chris, Pat and Tyler earned the Sportsmanship Awards. Pictured with the players: Youth Council Executive Director Kevin Regan, Councilman Gary Hudes, Tom Tuttle and Levittown West Little League President Ralph Diez.
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