On Friday, July 8, the Friends of Massapequa Wrestling, Inc. will be hosting its 3rd annual Friday Night Lights Take Down Tournament at John J. Burns Park. This has become a premier fun wrestling tournament for wrestlers throughout the tri-state area from ages 6 through 60. We expect to have over 300 wrestlers participating in this event.
Runners from the Massapequas and all over Long Island are invited to join in the fun at the Sands Point Preserve Sprint for the Feinstein Institute on Saturday morning, August 13. This 5-Kilometer running race and recreational walk offers a combination of paved paths and runner friendly trails (and a surprise or two ) through the woodlands, and Long Island Sound vistas of the Sands Point Preserve, at the north end of the Port Washington peninsula.
Mayor James Altadonna, along with Deputy Mayor Jeffrey Pravato, Trustees Harry Jacobson, Teresa Spinosa and Tina Schiaffino recently congratulated the Massapequa Soccer Club’s Arsenal U15 Team for winning the title of Eastern New York State Champions 2011. Also pictured with team members are coaches Joseph Votinelli, Robert Christensen and trainer Tobi Bishoff.
The Massapequa Soccer Club presented scholarships to six college bound players, and Nassau County Legislator and Presiding Officer Peter J. Schmitt was on hand to congratulate the winners. Shown in photo, left to right, are: Presiding Officer Peter J. Schmitt; Massapequa Soccer Club President Kevin Ferrari; 2011 scholarship winners Bryan Baroniunas, Vanessa DiSilvio, Brianne Kranz, Alexandra Larosa, Natalie Sabia, Courtney Short, Scholarship Chairperson Kathy Hillger; Massapequa Soccer Club Past Presidents Lincoln Page and Peter Annarumma; Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto.
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.
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