Levittown’s 9U Northstars have won the 2012 “Clash at the Creek” championship in Lacey Township, New Jersey. This year’s team includes: Chris P., Dustin G., Hank C., Jaden K., Jason A., Joe M., Jonathan A., Justin T., Nick R., Thomas A., and Vincent C. who are coached by Ed P., Dustin G., Jerry R., and Mike M.
The Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) was pleased to host a special clinic for those who are going to participate in the UJA-Federation of New York Summer’s Not Done AquaRun.
The clinic was held at TOBAY Beach on Thursday evening, Aug. 9, and was specially designed for those who will be participating in the AquaRun at TOBAY Beach at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 16. The event consists of an 800-meter swim in South Oyster Bay and a three-mile run through TOBAY Beach Bird and Game Preserve. Entries are still being accepted and the fee is $40.
The Slate Lane team of the Levittown Swim Association has won the LSA Championships held on Sunday, Aug. 12 at Jerusalem Pool. The 2012 team is pictured here with Head Coach Mark Bardolf. Photo by Beth Bacani
The Levittown Cardinals 14U baseball team finished up a strong season with an 11-1 record and a first place finish in the 14U NJBL Tournament. They also had a strong showing in the Dan Duquette Massachusetts Tournament by winning their division and earning a semi-final appearance. The team will continue to compete, playing the Ed Rall (SYAG) and the Baseball Heaven Summer League tournaments this summer. This year’s team is: Ronmel O., Michael F., Michael L., Sean C., Gio T., Bobby E., John R., Ben L., Chris D., Tucker H., Dom C., Matt S., Luke D., and Eric G. coached by Michael F., Rusty G., and Tom C.
Nassau County once again held the Nassau County Executive Cup showcase at Mitchel Field stadium, which involved 96 high school student-athletes from 43 local areas split into two girls and four boys teams on July 21. Nassau County Legislator Richard Nicolello officially got the event under way after he performed the ceremonial coin toss and congratulated the participants and the fans.
The event’s main focus is to give the high-school athletes, mostly incoming seniors and juniors, an opportunity to give their all in front of college coaches from the northeast.
The junior varsity (J.V.) boys’ baseball team in Island Trees finished their season with a three game series versus North Shore. The winner of the best of three match-up, would take first place in the league. After dropping the first game against North Shore, the boys bounced right back and took the next two games. The Bulldogs had great pitching performances by Andrew Kramer, John Obremski, and John Nicolino. Nicolino pitched outstanding in the final game of the season to lead the boys to victory.
The Bulldogs finished the season with a record of 13-4. Leading the charge on the pitching staff was Rich Tufano (4-1). In 28 innings pitched, Tufano allowed seven earned runs and only five walks. He also finished with 20 strikeouts and 1.71 ERA. Kramer and Obremski were the other starters for J.V. and made many solid starts. They combined to record 167 outs on the year.
On Saturday, Aug. 11 the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant will host a Long Island premiere performance of the off-Broadway hit, Kid Shamrock, a play written by Bobby Cassidy, Jr. based on the life of his dad, ex-contender, Bobby Cassidy, Sr.
“I think anyone who loves drama will love the play and the fights; boxing is so dramatic in itself and a play about fighters only lends itself to further drama,” Cassidy, Jr. told Anton Newspapers.
The Long Island Ducks announced on July 19 that individual game tickets for the 2012 Atlantic League Playoffs are now on sale. The Ducks secured their eighth trip to the postseason in franchise history by winning the First Half Liberty Division title on Sunday, July 1.
The Ducks will host games three, four (if necessary) and five (if necessary) of the best-of-five Liberty Division Championship Series. Should they advance, the Ducks will host games three, four (if necessary) and five (if necessary) of the best-of-five Atlantic League Championship Series as well. Promotions for the playoffs will be announced at a later date.
The purpose of these festivities was to not only celebrate the year’s victories, but to recognize alumni Jessica Balling and Sean Depuy, who are the first Levittown graduates to be inducted into the school’s inaugural Track and Field Hall of Fame.
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