Massapequa resident Jessica DeNicola, currently a senior at Long Island Lutheran High School, has signed a letter of intent to attend Molloy College and compete on its Girls Division II Basketball squad next year. Jessica will be receiving a full academic and athletic scholarship. Long Island Lutheran is located in Brookville. Jessica is pictured here with her parents, Dawn and Mark, and brother Ryan at the signing ceremony.
Massapequa’s Girls Tennis Team, coached by Mike Pavlides (pictured), had a successful season. Samantha Gann, the #4 seed, reached the semifinals in singles and earned All-County and All-State honors for the third consecutive year. The doubles team of Jessica Sickles and Megan Tamborino reached the semifinals, defeating the #4 seed from Port Washington in the Quarterfinals, and also earning All-County and All-State honors. The partners lost in the semifinals to the eventual County Champs; however, they defeated Manhasset in the consolation match, which qualified them for the state finals. Congratulations to the team. Photo provided by Syntax Communication
On Nov. 9, the Lady Chiefs won their 10th consecutive Nassau County title, defeating Long Beach three games to one. The Lady Chiefs won the first two games, 25-21 and 25-23, only to see Long Beach battle back and take the next two matches, 25-21 and 26-24. However, led by star setter Katie Bryson, Massapequa stormed back to win the final match and the title, 25-20.
The 13U Long Island Braves became the Columbus Day Wood Bat Tournament Champions by defeating the Long Island Explosion in the finals at Baseball Heaven in Yaphank.
The Braves compiled an impressive 6-0 tournament record over the entire weekend of play.
The Braves are scheduled to compete in the upcoming Fall Brawl Tournament at the Diamond Nation Sports Complex in Flemington, NJ.
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.
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