MacArthur High School students Shannon Murphy and Eric Russo are this year’s recipients of the annual Mercury Club scholarship award. The Mercury Club, a parent booster club for cross-country and winter and spring track and field teams, annually awards a deserving male and female track student with a $500 scholarship. The students are chosen based on an essay which describes how being a part of a team has influenced them and helped them prepare for college. Next fall, Murphy will attend the University of Kentucky to study pre-veterinary science, and Russo will attend the University of Albany to study business. (Photo by Syntax)
The Levittown Boys U10 team wore pink socks to help support breast cancer awareness recently to raise awareness.
The new season brings new challenges and the Girls Varsity Volleyball team is up to the task. The Lady Dawgs are 4-5 on the season. The team has been moved up a conference based on it impressive 14-1 record last season. The teams are more competitive but the Lady Dawgs are up for any challenge. The team is young but very seasoned and will make an impressive run in the playoffs.
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.
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