Assisted by his brother Chris, Joe Gallagher’s handmade custom puzzle pieces decorated the MacArthur turf as the MacArthur Generals boys’ lacrosse team took on Mineola in recognition of the first annual Autism Awareness Night. Raffle baskets were filled with generous donations from local vendors, such as Toro Pazzo, M&T Dance Unlimited, Segesta Pizza, Ultimate Champions Taekwondo, NY Lizards, Phil’s Pizza, autographed Scott Rodger’s goalie gloves and various school booster clubs.
The Long Island Marathon Weekend will be held May 3-5. The event has grown to include a full and half marathon, 10K, 5K, 1-mile run, and Kids Fun Run. The festivities begin on Friday, May 3 at 3: p.m. with a vendor expo at Mitchel Athletic Complex, followed by the Main Event “Carbohydration” Pasta Party at 6:30 p.m. courtesy of the Main Event Restaurant and Sports Bar. The races begin on Saturday, May 4, with the 1-mile run starting at 8 a.m. Shortly thereafter, the 5K will commence at 8:30 a.m. Both the 1-mile and the 5K races start on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. and finish at Mitchel Athletic Complex. The last race of the day, The Kids Fun Run, will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the Mitchel track. On Sunday, May 5th, the marathon, half marathon and 10K will take place. All participants will assemble at the starting line on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. for an 8 a.m. start.
Advanced registration is available by mail until April 15 or online until April 28. Costs are as follows: Full Marathon $67; Half Marathon $57; 10K $37; 5K $32; 1-mile $19. Late registration will be accepted on May 3 and 4 during the Marathon Expo for an additional fee. For any additional information or to register, visit www.thelimarathon.com, or call 986-5537.
Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey is pleased to announce that New York State Park golf courses on Long Island are opening for the season.
Contact information for regional State Parks golf courses are listed below. Changes in weather may impact operating schedules. Golfers are advised to call ahead if there is a question about course conditions.
Last week the Nassau County Girls’ Basketball Coaches Association held their annual all star dinner. Six young ladies from Division Avenue High School were honored at the dinner.
Step up with family, friends and community members on May 19 for the Long Island Kidney Walk at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow presented by the National Kidney Foundation. Teams and individual walkers of all ages are invited to take a lifesaving step and raise funds to support programs that help in the fight against kidney disease in New York through awareness, prevention and treatment. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the noncompetitive walk begins at 10:30 a.m. To register for the Kidney Walk, visit www.kidneywalk.org or call 212-889-2210 ext. 362 for more information.
Seven members of the Island Trees boys’ varsity soccer team recently celebrated both academic and athletic achievements along with the rest of Nassau County soccer’s elite members. Five seniors received awards. All-conference went to Jon Rivera, Ted Connelly, Devin Gaudiello, and Andrew Barbine. Jose Carvajal received all-county and conference A-7 MVP. Sophomores Ryan Willoughby and Dylan Cranmer received all-county honorable mention. Senior Lucas Panebianco, who could not attend, also received all-conference and was named scholar athlete. The team also received a plaque for winning their conference.
The Levittown West Little League free baseball clinics will be held on Saturday, April 6 at Redwing Field with Tom Tuttle and staff from Division Avenue High School. April 6 clinics—7, 8, 9 year olds from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.; 10, 11, 12 year olds from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Rain date: Sunday, April 7—7, 8, 9 year old from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; 10, 11, 12 year olds from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Anthony Galeotafiore, a senior at MacArthur High School, has recently committed to play lacrosse for SUNY Farmingdale, a decision he knew would shape not only his next four years but would lay the foundation for his next 40 years.
Galeotafiore has enjoyed academic and athletic success at MacArthur High School as a dedicated student-athlete, earning a 3.2 GPA and being an important contributor to his team. He has played lacrosse since 8th grade.
The Farmingdale State softball team is now 3-3 overall after splitting two games today, their third day at the NTC Spring Games in Clermont, Florida. The Rams fell 14-2 to TCNJ in the first game, before bouncing back with a 5-3 win over Ripon College.
In game one vs. TCNJ, the Lions scored two runs in the first inning and Farmingdale State tied the game 2-2 in the third with an RBI singles from senior first baseman Jennifer Jarczynski (West Babylon) and senior third baseman Kristen Flint (Brentwood).
Justen Lopez, a fifth-grader at Meadowbrook Elementary School, swimming for Holy Family in Hicksville, captured the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Boys 10 & under 25 Yard Breaststroke title and establishing a new CYO record in the event. He also captured the same title last year. He capped off the year undefeated in the event. He also helped his team capture the title in the Boys 10 & under 100-yard Freestyle Relay as well as the Boys 10 under Medley Relay breaking both relay records from 2003 and 2006.
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