Written by Joe Scotchie: firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, 11 May 2012 00:00
The regular season of spring sports is at an end, and Massapequa High School sports squads are where they usually are – right at the top of the conference.
The boys’ baseball team has run away with the Conference AA-I conference crown. Going into the final games against Farmingdale, the Chiefs are sporting an 11-1 record in conference play and a 13-2 mark overall.
In recent wins, Rob Fitzpatrick and Ryan McCormick have been the pitching stars. In a thrilling come-from-behind win over Oceanside, clutch hits by Nick Fannareon and Bobby Honeyman gave the Chiefs a 7-6 win.
Even more impressive has been the boys’ lacrosse team. As of press time, the Chiefs held an 8-0 record in Conference I play and an 11-1 mark overall. After losing a close match to Chaminade, the Chiefs have run off 10 straight wins, most recently over Oceanside, Plainview JFK and Farmingdale. Ian Kirby, Brandon Savona, Dan Muller, Jimmy Brynes, Craig Berger, Jack Korner, Paul Bentz, and Ryan Kirby have been among the offensive stars for the mighty Chiefs.
The girls’ softball team has enjoyed a winning season with its record so far coming in at 7-6 in Conference I play and 11-7 overall. In the win over Oceanside, the Lady Chiefs were paced by Renee Vaiano’s superb pitching and offensive heroics by Stephanie Giurlando (solo home run) and Liz Doherty, two hits and one run batted in.
The playoff season will be coming up shortly and Massapequa sports squads look to take their prowess beyond conference play and into Nassau County, Long island, and New York State action.
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.