The Island Trees Lady Bulldogs girls’ softball team rallied from a 6-1 deficit to win 11-6 against Plainedge and captured the Nassau County Championship at Mitchel Field on May 23. The team goes onto to the Long Island Championship against the Suffolk County champion on June 4, at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue.
On a beautiful Tuesday afternoon, Frank DeNunzio sat in the bleachers and watched as his son Anthony prepared to bat for the MacArthur Generals. He closed his eyes for a second and was transported back in time to 1981, and for a brief moment he remembered that once-in-a-lifetime feeling of being a member of the Generals Nassau County Championship baseball team. Suddenly, the crack of the bat jolted his eyes open and he watched his son successfully rip his third hit of the game.
Seaford High School’s Varsity Football Team has a long tradition of success on the playing field, but its service off the gridiron also won praise from the Nassau County High School Football Coaches Association (NCHSFCA) this year. The Conference IV regular season undefeated champions and New York State Scholar Athlete team was awarded the first-ever Community Service Award from the organization during the NCHSFCA Grid Iron Dinner.
Don’t miss out on the chance to partake in an 8-week spring flying trapeze workshop! There is one space left in the Tuesday class for adults from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., and four spaces left in the Thursday class from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., which is open to all ages.
The workshops will take place at the Aquatic Center at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New York.
Sign up online at iflytrapeze.com or call 516.640.6995 for more information.
The Lady Generals lacrosse team at MacArthur High School earned the #1 spot and the title of 2013 conference champions, an accomplishment that last occurred in 2006. The team finished with a conference record of 9-1, succumbing in their only game to Oyster Bay by a one-goal deficit.
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.
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