Unqua Elementary School students and staff flashed posters and cheered in support of those afflicted with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) as a procession of trucks, ALS supporters and ALS patients in their electric wheelchairs rode down Unqua Road and visited the school.
Last week, the Massapequa High School boys’ lacrosse team fell short in their bid to win a Class A title, losing to Farmingdale, 15-13 in the championship game. On Wednesday, June 1, the girls’ lacrosse squad suffered the same fate, losing also to a Farmingdale squad. The Lady Dalers frustrated Massapequa’s hopes, defeating the Lady Chiefs, 17-10 in another Class A title game.
It’s that time of year again when Massapequa High School athletic squads showcase their excellence in Nassau County sports.
This year is no different as the boys’ tennis squad and the girls’ track and field team have already won their respective conference titles.
On May 24, the Massapequa varsity tennis squad defeated Hicksville 5 to 2 to capture the Conference III title.
In 2011, Massapequa High School athletic teams have continued their dominance of Nassau County sports. Such successes have significant consequences for individual stars, also.
Next fall, more than 50 current Massapequa High School senior athletes plan to continue their careers both on the field and in the classroom after graduation, according to Department of Athletics officials. The students have committed to participating in intercollegiate athletics at various colleges and universities beginning in the fall of 2011.
On Wednesday May 11, the Plainedge Red Devils baseball squad easily defeated Lawrence, 10-1. With that win, the team made history as it gave Plainedge its first ever-perfect regular season. The Red Devils finished the 2011 campaign with a sterling 19-0 record.
On the way to their perfect season, the Red Devils were crowned the Conference A III champs and awarded the number one seed entering the Nassau County Class A playoffs.
The Massapequa High School Chamber Singers will perform the national anthem at the Long Island Ducks baseball game on Memorial Day, May 30, at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip. Game time is at 1:35 p.m.
The spring sports regular season is heading into the home stretch and most Massapequa High School athletic squads are maintaining their customary spots at the top of the respective divisions.
The Greater Long Island Running Club has announced that the local running and multisport specialty store The Runner’s Edge will be the new title sponsor of the 28th annual edition of what will be redesignated as the Runner’s Edge Long Island 5 Kilometer Women’s Run/Waalk. The Run will start and finish at Farmingdale High School on Saturday, July 16.
YES Community Counseling Center will hold its 13th Golf Tournament on Monday, May 16 at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury.
The proceeds from this event will be used to expand services to children and families in southeastern Nassau County.
If there is one constant, among several others, that local residents can expect from life in the Massapequa’s: Excellence from its high school varsity athletic squads.
This spring is shaping up as no different from other seasons as a number teams, including Lacrosse and Track squads—-are all off to fast starts in their respective regular season action.
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