Written by Steve Mosco, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 18 April 2014 00:00
Two hundred business students from high schools across Nassau County, including Massapequa High School, competed for scholarships and cash awards—more than $33,000 in all—from various sponsors at Nassau County’s annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge.
Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00
The events on Sept. 11, 2001 had a profound effect on nearly all in the tri-state area, but for first responders, the effects were overwhelming. Long-time Massapequa resident Michael Smith, a member of the New York Fire Department, experienced those effects firsthand.
“While I’ve always been a person that could appreciate life, after 9/11 I became so distraught,” he said. “I realized I need to do something I want to do — something I love to do.”
A 30-year veteran of the fire department, Smith retired in 2002. He and his wife of 33 years, Teresa, began to look for a place they could enjoy life. This mindset brought them to the East End of Long Island, where they often went for day trips. They settled down in a home in Orient Point in 2004; in a home that needed quite a bit of work. And when it was time to landscape the property, a new idea took root — a vineyard.
Thursday, 10 April 2014 08:56
Massapequa athletes recently received honors from their coaches at Kellenberg Memorial High School.
Each season, the coaches of all of the Kellenberg teams choose one member of their team who stands out as an athlete that has worked hard to improve themselves in their chosen sport.
Thursday, 03 April 2014 10:19
The Farmingdale State women’s lacrosse team won the first game of their Spring Break trip to North Carolina with a victory over Greensboro College. In wet and muddy conditions, the Rams (8-1) held an 8-5 lead at the half and took the eventual 13-10 win.
In the first half and tied 2-2, the Pride (7-5) pulled ahead 4-2 with two unassisted goals by junior attack Nadya Fedun. Farmingdale State answered with four straight scores for a 6-4 advantage, on goals by juniors Alyssa Handel, Nicole Marzocca and Massapequan Jackie Kennedy.Sophomore attack Ashlynn Parks put Greensboro within a goal at the 7:03 mark, but the Rams scored two more to lead 8-5 at the halftime break.