Members of the Massapequa High School – Main Campus Varsity Girls Cross Country Team, under the coaching skills of Mike Lisa, had the opportunity to expand their horizons and make Massapequa famous down south when they participated in the Great American Cross Country Festival. The competition featured some of the finest teams from across the United States. The Lady Chiefs left a lasting impression at the festival, finishing fifth overall in the Girls Seeded Invitational Race. Senior Emily Marchini won the race with a time of 18:36, the fastest time of any Massapequa Cross Country athlete in two decades. Team members who attended the trip (pictured) are Nicole Boylan, Amanda Schmidt, Tatum Heath, Caitlyn Krug, Courtney McMillan, Julianne Licari, Emily Marchini, Melinda Reid, Lisa Knoph, Shannon McBrien, Whitney Smith, Kerry Ryan and Kelly Burke. Photo provided by Syntax Communication
The win puts Plainedge in a first-place tie with Lynbrook in Conference III play. Plainedge now sports a 7-1 regular season record.
John Daly of North Massapequa scored in 21st place overall and first place in the 50-54 age group to lead a large contingent of runners from the Massapequas and Amityville in the 26th annual Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s Oyster Festival 5 Kilometer Run, held on the roads of Oyster Bay hamlet on October 17. John crossed the finish line in 18 minutes, 23 seconds.
The Chiefs relied on the running game to grind out a 14-0 halftime advantage before blowing the game open in the second quarter. As usual, Kenny Fundus was the running star, rushing for 221 yards on 23 attempts with two touchdowns.
The Massapequa U14 D’feeters recently brought home the First-Place trophy in the Western Lehigh Columbus Day Weekend tournament.
The team won all four games in shutouts thanks to the hard work of goalie Cameo Tietje.
Congratulations on this great accomplishment to coach Ralph Tietje, assistant coach Helen Fishman and assistant coach Dan Watson.
The loss drops Massapequa to 5-1, still good enough for a first-place tie with Freeport and East Meadow in Conference I play.
Plainedge High School’s 2009 Varsity Softball Team, which was coached by Jason McGowan and assistant coach Tara Kalberer, has been named a 2008-2009 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Academic Team.
The team was considered for this honor based on the athletes’ unweighted cumulative grade point average of 3.7, an average that ranked them highest among other New York State schools considered for the award.
During the week of August 10 – 14, Massapequa High School – Ames Campus was the place to be as the district hosted its second year of Camp Invention. The engaging science program offered students opportunities to think creatively, and explore and imagine during a fun-filled, hands-on week of activities provided by the Long Island Science Center and facilitated by district educators.
On Saturday, Oct. 3, the Red Devils improved to 4-0 with an impressive 28-0 shellacking of Glen Cove.
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