The onset of shorter days and the opening of school signals not only the approach of fall, but also the start of football season. Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto (back row 2nd from right) along with Councilman Joseph Pinto (4th from left), Councilwoman Michele Johnson (5th from left) and Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr. (right) were on hand as the Plainedge Bobcats kicked off their fall season. Supervisor Venditto and the Town Board members wished the young football players well as they embarked on a new season and also extended best wishes to the coaches who will instill in their players a sense of teamwork, responsibility, dedication and enjoyment of the game. Also pictured (left to right) are Plainedge Superintendent of Schools Edward Salina Jr., Plainedge School Board Vice-President Douglas Pascarella, Plainedge Board of Education Trustee Mary Lowe, Coach Corey Hill, District Court Judge Rhonda Fischer and Plainedge Board of Education Trustee Catherine Flanagan.
The Farmingdale Devils U9 baseball team continued their successful summer season by capturing the championship in the Plainedge Baseball Summer Tournament. The Devils went 8-0 in the regular season, including tough wins over the
Farmingdale Greendogs and the the Bethpage Eagles.
In the playoffs the Devils defeated th Greendogs 15-5 and move on to face the Shelter Rock Redman. The Redman also went undefeated in the regular season. After falling behind by two in the top of the first the Devils responded quickly.
The hills of Oyster Bay are calling you.
Runners and walkers from the Massapequas are cordially invited to come to Oyster Bay on Saturday, October 19 and accept the challenge of the Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run.
Starting at 9 a.m., the Run will be a great way to kick of Oyster Festival weekend.
Massapequa athletes scored in the near-perfect weather of the 26th annual Runner’s Edge Town of Oyster Bay triathlon August 24.
The top finisher from the Massapequas was 33-year-old Brendan Mims of Massapequa, who scored in 6th place overall with a time of 1 hour, 41 seconds.
The Hicksville Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Long Island Running Club collaborated on what turned out to be one of the highlights of the Long Island running and racing summer — the inaugural Discover Hicksville 5 Kilometer Run on Saturday, August 17.
Starting and finishing at Cantiague Park, more than 200 runners enjoyed a great race through the streets of northwest Hicksville, and a terrific post-race barbecue. Fifty-five youngsters took part in the 1/4 mile Fun Run that preceded the main event.
The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) announced that Emmalee Meyer is receiving the Patricia Louise Masotto and Brenda Driscoll Scholarship. The scholarship’s namesakes were best friends and top women’s soccer players from Massapequa. ENYYSA set up a scholarship in their name after they were killed by a drunk driver in Farmingdale in 1985.
Meyer played goalkeeper for the Massapequa Elite of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) from 2004 to 2012. She served as team captain and starred for the Elite when they won the State Open Cup in 2008. Meyer played for ENYYSA’s Olympic Development Program from 2005 to 2010 and for Region 1 ODP in 2008.
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano recently honored the United States Taekwondo championship team during a ceremony on August 16. All of the 65 participants competed in the 2013 US Nationals Taekwondo Tournament in Chicago. The tournament was formerly the United States Junior Olympics. A Korean Martial Art, Taekwondo enjoys popularity throughout the world and holds the unique position as a Martial Art, Korean cultural export, and World Olympic sport. Joining County Executive Mangano are: Master Clinton Ohm Bellmore; Jan Trigg, Oceanside; Timothy Williams, Nassau County IDA; Kyle Haglich, Bellmore; Ryan Gao, Flushing; George Chen, Flushing; Tiffany Chen, Flushing; Michael Latino, Seaford; Kyle Huang, Bayside; Priscilla Pan, Flushing; John Lantino, Seaford; William Vaccaro, Massapequa; Sarah Rudnick, Massapequa; Sean Seibert, Uniondale; Christina LoBuglio, Massapequa; Elizabeth Mauro, North Merrick; Daniel Min, Flushing; Christopher Yoon, Flushing; Tyler Berke, Bellmore; Jordan Pan, Flushing; Jodie Gao, Flushing; Skylar Mondelli, Wantagh; Justin Fredricks, Wantagh; Robert Graziano, Wantagh; Vivyan Razeq, Wantagh; Anthony Santoro, Seaford; Raymond Nakovic, Wantagh; John Lantino, Sr., Seaford.
When the Massapequa International Little League team won the regional championships and qualified for the junior league World Series, everyone was surprised.
Everyone except their head coach, Councilman Joe Pinto.
“Nobody gave us a chance for the longest time,” said Pinto, who has coached Massapequa little league for more than 30 years. “This team worked and worked and worked. When they won the state championship and realized they had a chance at the World Series, words cannot describe the expression on their faces.”
Sports enthusiasts from throughout the Town of Oyster Bay are invited to attend a Family Football Night at John J. Burns Town Park in Massapequa on Wednesday, August 28, at 7 p.m. Residents will feel like a part of the action during the evening’s planned activities, including a live interactive scrimmage with players from LIU Post.
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto said the unique event will allow fan to go inside the game and experience football from a different perspective.
The Massapequa Chiefs return to the gridiron this year looking to continue their rush toward glory.
The No. 1 seeded team in Nassau County’s Conference I, ahead of rival Farmingdale, the Chiefs kick-off their seaon September 12 at Freeport.
Massapequa lost to eventual champions Farmingdale in last season’s semifinals by the close score of 12-9. The two teams square-off on October 5 in Massapequa.
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