Playoff season is here and Massapequa High School athletic squads are continuing their winning ways.
The boys’ lacrosse squad has been undefeated in Conference I play and the opening round of the playoffs was no different as they breezed past Hicksville, 14-1. Ian Kirby, Brandon Savona, Paul Bentz, and Craig Berge all scored more than one goal, while Wyatt Russo and Joe Danaher took turns in the goalie area, keeping Hicksville shots out of the net. The Chiefs now advance to the semifinal round in a Tuesday, May 22 game against Port Washington.
Plainedge High School recently held an awards ceremony to honor the academic, artistic and athletic achievements of its students in grades nine through 11.
“Tonight we honor the athletes and scholars who will lead Plainedge for the next few years,” Principal Robert Amster said in his opening speech. “Many students deserve awards and accolades, but all of you [here tonight] have demonstrated a high level of commitment and dedication for an extended period of time.”
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.
Bradley Raxenberg of Woodbury scored his third overall win over the RunNassau Series, smoking the field at Eisenhower Park on April 28 with a 22:03 finish, 51 seconds in front of his nearest challenger.
Among the award winners were Nora Reade of Massapequa Park, who scored as the third woman in the 15-19 age group, and Howard Kestenbaum of Massapequa Park, who took home first place honors in the 85 and over age group.
The regular season for spring sports is winding to a close and Massapequa High School squads are heading into the home stretch in their usual winning fashion.
The mighty Massapequa Chiefs baseball squad remains on top of Conference AA-I play with an 8-1 record in league play and a 10-1 mark overall. Since losing a close one to Freeport on March 30, the Chiefs have both the offense and pitching and defense in gear. In recent action, they have taken two straight from Syosset, and three straight from conference rivals Baldwin. Ryan McCormick, Jon Mulford, and Rob Fitzpatrick have hurled winning games from the mound with Mulford allowing only one run on five hits in the 4-1 April 24 win over Baldwin.
The dates for in-person registration for both flag and tackle football, which will be held on the second level of the Massapequa Mustangs equipment building, located in the rear of John J. Burns Park are Friday May 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday May 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost for registration this season for both in-person and online for flag football, ages 5 and 6 is $75.
Integrated Medical Foundation (IMF) invites the public to join the inaugural “Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon 5K Run for Prostate Cancer” at Belmont Park on Sunday, June 3, at 7:15 p.m. This will be a 5K evening run through historic Belmont Park, ending at the actual finish line of the Belmont dirt track! This run is being held the weekend leading up to the Belmont Stakes, the third and final leg of the North American Triple Crown, and has the potential to do more to raise awareness of prostate cancer than any other Long Island event has ever done before.
If your child likes to play ice hockey, summer doesn’t mean the end of the season for Town of Oyster Bay youngsters; indoor Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage will provide the venue for the Summer House League Ice Hockey Program.
Registration will be held on Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2, at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, in Bethpage Community Park, at Stewart and Cherry Avenues, from 6 to 9 p.m. Space is limited and registration will be done on a first-come, first-served basis for kids between the ages of seven and 13. If there are still openings after May 2, registration will be conducted in the recreation office at Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For those runners who want to test themselves beyond the marathon distance of 26 miles, the Long Island Greenbelt Trail 50 Kilometer run will do it. The run will be held on Saturday, May 12, starting and finishing at the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) headquarters on Dupont Street in Plainview, which is about a half mile from the Sunnyside Boulevard trailhead of the Greenbelt Trail.
On Friday, March 23, the Massapequa Chiefs basketball team took on the Seaford Vikings for the last game of their season, winning 43-37.
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