Friday, 13 April 2012 00:00
Chris Mammone of Massapequa scored still another convincing victory in the 35th annual Nationwide 10K Run for ASPIRE, one held in Plainview and Old Bethpage on Sunday, April 1. Chris’s 31:51 finish at Plainview’s H. B. Mattlin Middle School brought him his third win in a row – a full two minutes, 50 seconds ahead of his next competitor. Top Master was Francisco Martinez, scoring in seventh place overall.
In addition to Mammone, other local athletes scoring in the 10K Run included Boyd Carrington of Amityville (second place overall, first place in the 35-39 age group) and Howard Kestenbaum of Massapequa Park (first place in the 80-84 age group). Jessica Petermann of Amityville (second place in the woman 30-34 age group).
The biggest story of the day was once again the amputees, with Mike LaForgia and Sarah Reinertsen scoring with top honors. The host Greater Long Island Running Club was thrilled to have ASPIRE’s David Balsley on hand to say a few words about the program and its goals for the future.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00
Watch out, Massapequa...there’s a “Blizzard” coming through.
The famous frosted ice cream treat, along with a plethora of other tasty menu items, are now available to Long Island residents as of 10 a.m. on June 10, when popular fast-food chain Dairy Queen held their much-anticipated grand opening in Massapequa.
First debuting in 1940 in Joliet, Illinois, Dairy Queen has since grown to more than 4,500 locations nationwide. However, this is its first Long Island-based location since the 1970’s; the chain has been absent from the island since then.
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.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00For a town with such a proud tradition of baseball excellence, the goal is always to reach the mountaintop. There is no reason to be demoralized, however, by a 1-0 season-ending defeat in the Long Island Class-AA Championship game, according to Head Coach Tom Sheedy.
“It was such a competitive game,” said Sheedy. “We had our chances, but today we didn’t come through.”
Massapequa put together a tremendous season, finishing with a 20-6 record and capturing another Nassau County title. They defeated MacArthur 7-5 in the prior week at Farmingdale State College to capture their 10th county title and first since 2009.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Two Massapequa residents from the opposite ends of the age spectrum led a strong contingent of runners down the stretch at Belmont Park and scored great finishes in the 2nd annual Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon 5-Kilometer Run to Fight Prostate Cancer June 2.
As the first woman in the 15-19 age group to cross the finish line, 16-year-old Chelsea Hroch of North Massapequa finished in 23 minutes and 10 seconds. Meanwhile, 81-year-old Howard Kestenbaum took second place in the 80 to 84 age group, with a time of 43:11.