Mayor James Altadonna and the Board of Trustees presented Bocce Trophies to the first place winners, Jack Hunsuckel and Leonard Zella of the Bocce Tournament held in September. Pictured left to right: Trustee Harry Jacobson, Trustee Tina Schiaffino, Leonard Zella, Mayor James Altadonna, Jack Hunsuckel, Deputy Mayor Jeffrey P. Pravato and Trustee Teresa Spinosa.
Mayor James Altadonna, along with Deputy Mayor Jeffrey Pravato, Trustees Teresa Spinosa, Harry Jacobson and Tina Schiaffino recently congratulated the Massapequa Coast Little League Juniors Williamsport Tournament Team on winning the 2011 Long Island Championship.
The fall sports season is underway and the Massapequa Chiefs have established an offensive powerhouse that has given them a winning 4-2 record, one that is tied for third in Conference I play.
The Chiefs juggernaut was on display in a home game last Saturday as they steamrolled Plainview JFK, 49-21. The ground game was in high gear as T. J. South ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns, while Jack Korber added 108 yards rushing with two touchdowns. South set the pace for the game with a 30-yard run on the Chiefs’ first possession.
The Hagedorn Little Village School and the Carman Foundation will hold their annual 5K Charity Run on Sunday, Oct. 30, with a Kids Fun Run beginning at 9:30 a.m. The 5K start time is 10 a.m. at Brady Park, Lake Shore Drive in Massapequa Park. The grand sponsor is Timeless Treasures.
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced to its nominating chapter Downstate NY/Friends of Long Island Wrestling, the acceptance of Howie Greenblatt for induction. The Induction Ceremony and dinner will be held at the Melville Marriott Hotel April 27, 2012. The chapter is located in Wantagh.
Howie Greenblatt began his wrestling career in the Deer Park youth program, where he won multiple state youth titles under the guidance of Hall of Fame coaches Ed Luksik and “Jumper” Leggio. He went on to wrestle for Luksik at Deer Park High School where he was a four-year starter on the varsity and finished third in the Suffolk County tournament.
The New York Islanders announced on Sept. 8 the launch of their campaign to celebrate their 40-Year Anniversary. The Islanders played their first National Hockey League season in 1972 and are proud to celebrate 40 years on Long Island.
The theme for the Islanders’ upcoming season is “Commitment,” representing the organization’s ongoing commitment to its fans and the Long Island community.
Out of all these great teams in the Massapequa program, the most impressive dynasty is the girls’ volleyball squad. The Lady Chiefs have won 11 consecutive Nassau County titles, including both a Long Island and New York State championship in 2007. Guiding Massapequa to Nassau County dominance has been a native of the village itself. Carol Ann Habeeb is now in her 21st year of coaching the volleyball squad and along with her assistants, she has built a dynasty that features a camaraderie that looks to ensure its continuation for years to come.
Massapequa High School Head Track & Field Coach Richard Degnan was the guest speaker at the Sept. 25 open general meeting of The Greater Long Island Running Club.
It was Homecoming Weekend at Massapequa High School and the boys’ football team did not disappoint as they jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead while on their way to a 28-14 win over Baldwin.
Vassili Grigorakos and Matt Pagano provided the offense for the Chiefs as the game was won with a combination of a solid ground game and a balanced passing attack.
October is National Roller Skating Month and the Roller Skating Association International is encouraging children and adults alike to get exercise through a safe, healthy and fun activity: roller skating.
Lauren Fink, Event Coordinator of United Skates of America in Seaford, is encouraging children and adults to enjoy the sport of skating by offering a free family skate session for the Long Island community. The session is scheduled for Saturday October 1, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
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