Jennifer Jean, a Division Avenue High School class of 2010 graduate, has been named Tri Athlete for her hard work in softball, volleyball and cross county. The Levittown native currently attends SUNY Old Westbury, where she majors in criminal justice. Jean, entering her senior year this September, has been named to the academic honor roll and is ranked 44th in the nation in her conference for softball. Also, her list of accomplishments sports wise includes winning Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year. She also received the Scholar Athlete Award and was named on the Dean’s List.
Town Councilman Gary Hudes meets and greets the members of the MacArthur High School Track and Field Team and wishes them well on their upcoming track and field meet. Pictured are Tom Kohlman, Councilman Hudes, Coach Jamie San Filippo, Courtney Kiernan, Bernadette Claravall, Heather Van Patten, Matthew Bascelli, Nicole Natland, Eric Russo, Shannon Murphy, Kelly MacKay, and Josh Vega.
The Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its 6th tournament on June 27, with 28 golfers on a beautiful and hot morning. Four golfers scored under 40; low overall score was won by Charlie Hong with a brilliant 35. Bob Evans also shot a 35, but lost tiebreaker on hole 3.
There will be no early outs from this point on. Club golfers who do not wait for the 7:30 a.m. start will lose rights to winning any prize money or points. Golfers who must be the first out at 7:30 a.m. will be accommodated.
The Island Trees baseball team announces the signing of senior Louis Mele to the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). Mele has accepted a baseball scholarship to play for the Division I Bears next year. He plans to major in occupational therapy.
For the past two seasons, Mele has started in the outfield and at third base for the “county finalist” Bulldogs. However, his major contributions have been at the plate. For his talents, Mele has earned a place on the Nassau County All-League team at the conclusion of each of the last two seasons.
Town Supervisor Kate Murray congratulates Town Parks and Recreation Commissioner Joseph Bentivenga (left), Parks Supervisor Richard Weiss (2nd left) and Levittown/Island Trees Youth Council Executive Director Kevin Regan (3rd left), at the 9th Annual Levittown Red Devils Awards Ceremony. Also pictured: County Legislator Dennis Dunne, Red Devils Commissioner Dennis Machado, Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, and County Legislator Rose Marie Walker.
Hofstra University junior, Bryan Verbitsky, was recently selected as a pitcher by the San Diego Padres in the third round of the 2013 MLB Draft.
According to Verbitsky, his recent success is due in large part to his upbringing. “I had a pretty strict household growing up,” said Verbitsky in a phone interview with the Levittown Tribune. “My dad — now he’s a retired New York City detective — but when I was growing up he was still on the job and he and my mom had good morals and values and really instilled a sense of hard work and determination in me.”
Under gorgeous blue skies and bright sunshine, MacArthur hosted their annual Upper/Under Event in which alumni returned to participate in various track events verses current MacArthur High School track team members.
Events included pole vaulting, hurdles, and running. MacArthur coach and alumni Jamie SanFillipo was joined by his cousin this year, Sean DePuy, also a General graduate (‘03). DePuy holds the record at MacArthur for the 110 hurdles and went on to participate in track at SUNY Delhi.
The Levittown Liverpool SC U8 Boys took first place in their bracket in the Rough Riders Independence Cup on June 22 held at Bethpage State Park.
Megan McCarthy of Levittown came home with an award from the Jonas Chiropractic RunNassau Series Race # 4 at Eisenhower Park. McCarthy took first place honors in the women’s 15-19 age group, with a time of 30:10, a pace of 7:33 per mile. McCarthy, right, is congratulated by Holly Jonas of Series sponsor Jonas Chiropractic.
Jeremy Hughes, a ninth-grader at MacArthur High School recently won the New York State Freestyle Cadet Wrestling Championship in the 182 lb class in Binghamton. He won the championship by pin in the second period and was undefeated in the tournament.
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