Written by massapequa observer Staff Thursday, 05 September 2013 00:00
Massapequa athletes scored in the near-perfect weather of the 26th annual Runner’s Edge Town of Oyster Bay triathlon August 24.
The top finisher from the Massapequas was 33-year-old Brendan Mims of Massapequa, who scored in 6th place overall with a time of 1 hour, 41 seconds.
Other local athletes taking home awards from the 2013 Runner’s Edge-Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon were Doreen Kralick of Massapequa Park, who was the first place female masters (age 40 plus) finisher, Tara Ilsey of Massapequa, who scored first in the Open Athena Women’s Weight Division, Mark Bauer of North Massapequa, second finisher in the
Open Clydesdale Men’s Weight Division, Cindy Stimpfel of North Massapequa, third place finisher in the Masters Athena Weight Division, Heather Riddiough of Massapequa Park, 5th place woman in the 35-39 age group, Karen Conkling of Massapequa, 4th place woman in the 50-54 age group, and Lorraine Huether of Massapequa, was the first woman to finish in the 55-59 age group.
Former Long Islander Tom Eickelberg of upstate Cortland was the overall winner among the triathletes. Eickelberg was the first competitor out of the waterand was never headed after that. Brian MacArthur of Golden Colorado was second, 30 seconds behind Eickelberg, and Ryan Siebert of Patchogue scored in first place and was the first current Long Island athlete to finish.
Karen Pompay of Garden City, who has been the second woman overall twice in the past, scored as the first female finisher this year, with a margin of nearly two full minutes in front of runner-up Magnalena Mango of New York City.
The event consisted of a 1/2 mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, followed by a 9.3 bike ride throuh Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and finishing up with a 5 kilometer run up to Planting Fields and back to the finish at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park.
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.