Written by Steve Mosco, email@example.com Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
America’s pastime gets the local treatment as Town of Oyster Bay officials announced Massapequa’s John J. Burns Town Park will host a special baseball game between the U.S. Military All-Stars and the Long Island Force High School All-Star team on Tuesday, June 25 at 8 p.m.
The teams will play for the 2013 Supervisor’s Trophy and honor the sacrifices made by men and women in uniform to protect the country.
“The U.S. Military All-Stars are an elite baseball team comprised of active duty service members,” said Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto. “They play around the nation and are frequently the guests of major league and minor league baseball teams.”
Admission to the contest is free and prior to the game members of both squads will conduct a baseball clinic for Little League players in attendance. There will also be a homerun derby and a patriotic ceremony recognizing service men and women.
In addition, there will be a special barbecue for the players and clinic participants.
Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph G. Pinto’s ties to the baseball community in Massapequa were an important catalyst to bringing this game to the town.
This is the first time the military all-stars will square off against a team of prominent high school players, and Anthony Passalacqua, co-founder of Long Island Baseball, said it is an opportunity for baseball standouts to display their talents.
“It provides a great showcase for the area’s young players and scouts from local major league teams are expected to be in attendance,” Passalacqua said. “The Long Island Force High School All-Star Team will represent Long Island well and, at the same time, they will be a part of paying tribute to our heroes in the military.”
Venditto said being selected to host the ballgame speaks volumes about the town’s fields and facilities, which, he said, “are considered to be among the finest in the nation.”
“I urge everyone to come out and show their support and share in a fun filled evening of sports and Americana,” he said.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
A recent lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp. for groundwater contamination has the Massapequa Water District ensuring residents that its drinking water is safe for public consumption.
Bethpage Water District officials recently filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp., claiming the company’s facilities caused “irreparable harm” by creating a toxic plume that has contaminated the groundwater, costing the district millions of dollars and threatening more than 33,000 customers in Bethpage, Old Bethpage, Farmingdale, Levittown and Plainview — while coming close to Massapequa.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
For the first time in its history, the Massapequa High School Mock Trial Team was invited to hone its skills at Harvard University’s High School Training Seminar. The seminar offers a range of basic and advanced classes that better position teams to win state and national competitions.
Participants — seniors Rebecca Girardin, Jenna Petrungaro, Christie Flanders, Cameron Wunderlin, Justin Jakubowski and juniors Selin Solen, Jeremy Wiss, Griffin Konen, Emily O’Leary, Nicole Feeley, Nicolle Dananberg, Taylor DelValle, Jillian Prystupa and Katie McMahon — called the experience, “amazing.”
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
With the Nassau County title on the line, junior kicker Zach Kolodny was the most composed player on the field. With time expiring, he booted the game-winning kick to send the Farmingdale Dalers into the Long Island Championship with a 29-26 victory over the Massapequa Chiefs.
“It’s a great feeling,” said Kolodny. “I was confident from the beginning that I would make the kick,” he added. “We practice this every day.”
The game featured a bevy of twists and took on a completely different feel in the fourth quarter than it did for the first three quarters.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
It was a historic day for the Chiefs as both the boys and girls varsity soccer teams capped the season with state championship titles. The win was the first state championship for the boys, who defeated Fairport, 1-0 at SUNY Cortland and the fifth for the girls, who beat North Rockland, 2-1 in Middletown, New York.
The winning goal for the boys team was scored by sophomore Dylan Nealis, who just the day before scored the winning goal in the AA state semifinal.