Imagine what it would be like to have brand new baseball and basketball scoreboards at high schools all over Long Island without the need for taxpayer dollars to fund it.
Wantagh residents Michael and Sheri Anspach are striving to make that dream a reality, as the couple recently obtained the franchising rights to Sports Image Inc, a youth athletics marketing company based out of Ohio. The Anspachs have joined 12 other existing franchises in nine different states awarded by the company in just its first two years of franchising.
For the second year in a row, the newly formed Blue Dragon Football Alumni has presented scholarships to deserving Levittown Division Athletes.
This year’s award winners were Basketball and All State Track standout Kristen Stuart and All County Football, Wrestling and member of the Long Island Championship Baseball team, Robert McNamara. Each athlete received $1,000 from the Football Alumni Scholarship Fund.
All the talk of a new arena for the New York Islanders has been the crux of the discussions of revamping Nassau County’s Hub in Uniondale. However, the other piece of the puzzle just started to come together on Monday, June 11.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced on July 11 that the county selected an RFP (request-for-proposal) from Long Island Ducks owner Frank Boulton of the independent Atlantic League to bring a Minor League Baseball team to Nassau County. This agreement with the Central Islip-based team is contingent upon a $400 million bond referendum passing before voters Aug. 1.
The Levittown Lightning girls U6 soccer team took third place in the Plainedge Soccer 2011 Father’s Day Tournament. With incredible goalkeeping, awesome defense and a relentless offensive attack the girls showed their great soccer skills and terrific team play. The players are Emma, Gianna, Shannon, Athena, Blayke, Ava, Shae, Hallie and Madison. Coach Tom and Coach Joe would like to thank all the parents for their support.
Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School recognized the achievements of its outstanding students at its Annual Honors Banquet held on Tuesday, June 14 at the Fox Hollow Caterers in Woodbury. Among those honored was Levittown resident Michael Valencia.
Nassau County will offer a series of general and specialized baseball clinics at Cantiague and Wantagh parks in June and July.
“I am pleased to introduce this program as part of our ongoing effort to provide meaningful and affordable recreational opportunities for Nassau County’s youngsters,” says County Executive Ed Mangano. “The program is designed for boys and girls at all skill levels.”
Joey Manna of Island Trees has signed his letter of intent to play football at Buffalo State College next fall. Manna played an instrumental role in ITHS’ 2010 football season as a two-way lineman playing both offensive guard and defensive tackle.
Congratulations to the Levittown Lightning soccer team for gaining a tie for First Place in the Massapequa Father’s Day Tournament. The girls played outstanding as a team, with a record of 3-1 in a very competitive U8 division. Coached by Rich Untener and Chris Gately, the girls included Emily Gillis, Melanie Barroca, and Alexandra Gately; (middle row) Hailey Clancy, Natalie Untener, Skyla Looney, Isabella Vocile, and Nicole Amatulli; (kneeling) Alyssa Accordino, Olivia Eden, and Isabella Molina; as well as Isabella Casucci (missing.)
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