Beginning at the age of seven when he lived in Hong King, Great Neck North High School sophomore Anson Cheung has worked his way up to becoming both a nationally ranked badminton player and the defending Nassau County First Singles champion.
Currently, the slender 15-year-old is ranked 29th in the United States in the under 17-year-old division, but his ranking might be considerably higher were it not for the fact that the 5-9 youngster restricts himself to entevring qualifying tournaments on the East Coast only. If he took part in the many other events nationally available, it is probable that he would be able to pick up additional ranking points in his age group.
Event Manager Mindy Davidson of Seaford recently served as the Greater Long Island Running Club’s (GLIRC) coordinator of the 2nd Annual UJA-Federation of New York Summer’s Not Done AquaRun. The event, which consisted of an 800-Meter swim followed by a three-mile run, was held at TOBAY Beach in Massapequa recently.The entire net proceeds of the Aqua Run go to benefit UJA-Federation of New York, together with its 60,000 contributors and 100 agencies, and its efforts to transform the lives of 4.5 million people in New York, in Israel, and around the world. The world’s largest community-based philanthropy, UJA-Federation raises funds that sustain the activities of health, human service, educational and community-building agencies, enabling it to help the sick and the hungry, connect children to their Jewish roots, and offer humanitarian relief to communities devastated by a crisis.
The Island Trees Cross Country Bulldogs’ summer training is starting to pay off for the boys and girls, with dual meet records 5-0 and 4-1, respectively.
Each weekend the team has traveled to invitationals in the Hamptons, Warwick valley, each producing great times and awesome experiences for the athletes. The Bulldogs also recently traveled to Six Flags Great Adventure where they participated in the 5k run, through Safari Kingdom.
Tim Bradley, a 2009 graduate of Levittown’s General Douglas MacArthur Senior High School, is combining hands-on, real-world work experience with academics and athletics at LIU Post in Brookville.
A student in the accelerated B.S./MBA program in business and a goalie on the LIU Post lacrosse team, Bradley recently started an internship at Lacoste, one of the world’s largest apparel corporations. He learned about the position through university’s online bulletin, JobNet, and has been working a few days a week at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Manhattan. Bradley, a Wantagh resident, is interning with the vice president of the Visual Department, which manages the architectural renderings and blueprints for Lacoste’s retail stores and boutiques in North America.
The athletic skills of the Generals soccer program are off to a fierce start with both teams stacked with a roster of heavy talent.
After six games Goalie Kevin Mayer has amassed five shutouts with just two goals against in large part due to the smart and talented defensive skills of Greg Baumstein, Joe Giammarusco and Chris Roditis.
The Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its 10th tournament on Sept. 5, with 35 golfers. Eight of the golfers scored under 40, including a brilliant 32 by Charlie Hong. Low overall score was won by Bruce Danen. Joe Iavaroni scored a 43, his personal best so far and easily won low overall net.
Low Actual Score - Bruce Danen ( 34)
Low Overall Net: - Joe Iavaroni (21)
The MacArthur Generals Girls Varsity volleyball team will be lead this year by new coach Diann Drury, and the JV team will see a new face with Coach Maureen Danielo.
This year’s Varsity team rosters three seniors, seven juniors and three sophomores, while JV will carry eight sophomores, eight freshmen and one junior.
Congratulations to Levittown sisters Caitlin and Meghan Leap who took second place and third place honors among the women in the 20-24 age group at the 2nd annual UJA-Federation of New York Summer’s Not Done AquaRun. The event, which consisted of an 800-meter swim followed by a three-mile run, was held at Tobay Beach in Massapequa on Sunday, Sept. 15. Caitlin, 22, crossed the finish line in 1:02:42, just four seconds in front of her sister, Meghan, 20.
Former New York Giants kicker, Sean Landeta, joined Levittown Stop & Shop as it kicked off football season. Landeta visited the store on Sept. 7 and signed autographs, took photos with fans greeted shoppers and reminisced about some of his favorite moments playing the game he loves.
The Lady Generals welcome new head Coach Michelle Towers who was the assistant varsity coach last year and the JV coach for four years prior to that. The team will roster 26 girls which includes 10 seniors, 6 juniors, 7 sophomores and 3 freshmen.
Players to watch include Senior Kristyn Alonzo who is currently playing for the Philippines Women’s National Team. Impact returning varsity player Courtney Mutino is out for the season with a torn ACL.
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