This is a story about the budding sense of altruism that is being instilled in the children of the St. Rose of Lima Church community. These children are developing a true sense of concern for others and have found a way to help those who are living with circumstances that are very difficult to comprehend. Last January, more than 650 fourth, fifth, and sixth-grade religious education students from St. Rose of Lima Church, Massapequa participated in the Youth for Outreach walkathon at the Westfield Sunrise Mall. Families, friends and parish staff joined the students as they carried inspirational posters and dressed in class theme outfits, which unified the groups as they walked for the needs of others.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Massapequa High School to congratulate the girls’ soccer team on winning the 2010 New York State Class AA Championship.
At their first national showing, the Plainedge High School Varsity Cheerleading squad, coached by Kerri Boye, captured a third-place win in the Super Varsity category at the UCA’s 2011 National High School Cheerleading Championship this February. The team qualified to attend the contest as a result of their performance during the UCA Regional competition in December.
The Matthew Logan Scarpati Memorial Soccer Tournament has been set to return for a second year at Scarpati’s high school alma mater, Half Hollow Hills HS East on Saturday, June 11.
Last week, the Massapequa High School boys’ basketball team lost in first round playoff action and this past Feb. 23, the girls squad also experienced the same unhappy fate. On Feb. 23, the Lady Chiefs fell to Uniondale, 49-46 to end their winning 2010-2011 season.
On Wednesday, Feb. 16, New York Islander star Mike Mottau had a successful signing at Westfield Sunrise Mall in Massapequa. Fans not only were photographed with Mottau, they also received his autograph free of charge.
Mottau joined the Islanders last September. A native of Quincy, MASS. Mottau is a 10-year veteran of the National Hockey league. Originally drafted by the New York Rangers, Mottau has played for the Rangers, the Calgary Flames, and the New Jersey Devils before joining the Islanders.
The Massapequa boys’ basketball team enjoyed a winning season in 2010-2011 but it came to an end in the first round of the playoffs as the Chiefs fell to perennial powerhouse Hempstead, 49-41 in Conference AA-I action.
On Sunday, April 3, the 34rd annual Nationwide Insurance 10 Kilometer Run for ASPIRE will be held on the streets of Plainview and Old Bethpage.
Regular season action in Conference AA-1 play has come to an end with the Massapequa High School girls’ basketball team in their accustomed spot as one of the top teams in the league.
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