While not quite as nice as last year’s weather, the weather for this year’s 18th annual edition of Long Island Blood Services Rob’s Run was a good deal better than in 2008, and this year’s finale of the USATF-Long Island Cross Country season welcomed 528 finishers to the Stillwell Woods course on Sunday, Nov. 28.
Back in 1968, living in the Massapequa’s was becoming hectic: Citified traffic, expanding business pressures and an increased need for home building were all typical of this once sleepy South Shore community.
Throughout the summer months, the Massapequa Preserve and the Town of Oyster Bay Parks have been the choice venue for numerous charity runs and walks. Sunday, Nov. 21, was no exception. The YES Community Counseling Center held their 5K Turkey Trot in the Massapequa Preserve with the finish line in the Brady Park. Up to 400 adults and youngsters joined the run-walk.
The Plainedge High School marching band will be one of the many bands highlighted as MSG Varsity will present “The Marching Bands,” which premiered Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25 on MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s iO TV (Channel 14).
In a year when Massapequa High School sports squads dominated conference play in Nassau County, the girls varsity soccer team won the New York State title last weekend, defeating Baldwinsville and Webster-Thomas on successive days in games played at Tompkins-Cortland Community College.
On Sunday, Oct. 31, the Carman Foundation and The Hagedorn Little Village School, Jack Joel Center for Special Children, held their tenth annual Sleepy Hollow 5K Charity Run. More than 350 male/female runners entered the event. The scenic cross-country course included the paths along the Massapequa Creek and lakes in the Massapequa Preserve.
It was the most eventful weekend in the history of Massapequa High School sports.
On both Saturday, Nov. 13 and Sunday, Nov. 14, no less than five varsity squads competed for the Long Island title in their respective sports. Earlier, the Massapequa High School girls volleyball, boys volleyball, girls field hockey, girls soccer, and boys soccer squads all won conference titles and advanced to the Long Island championships.
The YES Community Counseling Center (YESCCC) will host its first annual Massapequa Park Turkey Trot and Youth Run on Sunday, Nov. 21 at Brady Park in Massapequa Park. The 5K run/walk will begin at 9:00 a.m.; the youth mile will begin at 8 a.m. Race day registration for the 5K run is $30; youth registration is $15.
In a Nassau Conference 1 football game played at the Massapequa High School field Oct. 30 arch rivals Massapequa Chiefs and the Farmingdale Dalers played a hard fought game won by the Dalers 35-21. Farmingdale’s senior running back Kevin Wahl rushed for 259 yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries. He now has 30 career touchdowns, a mark that broke the old Farmingdale record of 28 held by Jerome Williams. Massapequa has a 4-4 record, while Farmingdale goes to 6-2. However, the overflow crowd enjoyed the half time show that featured the Chiefs marching band, MHS cheerleaders and the Chiefetts.
Get healthy, have fun and contribute to those in need by participating in the Second Annual Massapequa Wellness Run on Sunday, Nov. 7. Choose between a 5K competitive run or a 1K fun run/walk. Register online or on the day of the races.
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