Lacrosse teams from across the region are invited to a major fall tournament sponsored by the 2013 New York State Girls Lacrosse Champions, Farmingdale’s Lady Dalers.
The event, scheduled for September 29 at Farmingdale High School, is open to any and all teams ranging from grades three through 12. The all-day event runs from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
A Massapequa native was one of 48 former student-athletes honored in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of NCAA Division II sports.
Long Island University Post men’s soccer alumni Brian Kilmeade, class of 1986 and one of the hosts of cable television’s Fox & Friends, was among the honorees.
Developed through a partnership with the Division II Conference Commissioners Association, the 40th Anniversary Tribute Team highlights one male and one female from each of the division’s 23 current conferences, plus two at-large nominees.
Paige McAtee placed first in the women’s event at the 33rd Annual Firecracker 5K Race hosted by the Massapequa Road Runners. She ran the race in 20 minutes, 52 seconds. On hand to congratulate her was Mayor Jeffrey Pravato. After the race, the mayor accepted a Certificate of Appreciation from Massapequa Roadrunners Director Alex Flyntz for his support for the event.
Pictured is Mayor Jeffrey Pravato, Paige McAtee,Trustee Tina Schiaffino and Trustee Daniel Pearl.
After winning taking home the hardware in last year’s Arch Capital Group Cup, the Plainedge Pumas continued their winning ways this season by capturing the ENY Upper 90 Cup last month, defeating the Sound Beach Spirit, 4-2, for the girls under 14 title.
“It was an exciting, competitive game,” said Plainedge coach Jean Matthews. “We had the better of play in the second half and that made the difference.”
While most boaters and personal watercraft riders operate their vessels in a responsible manner, speeding is a major problem. According to Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris J. Coschignano, speeding will not be tolerated in Town waters.
“With Long Island Sound on the town’s north shore and Great South Bay on the south shore, it is only natural that Oyster Bay attracts a large number of boaters and personal watercraft riders,” Coschignano said. “Boaters and operators of personal watercraft commonly known as ‘jet skis’ after a popular brand should be aware that speeding in town waters will not be tolerated.” In 2011, bay constables issued 130 summonses for speeding, excessive wake and imprudent operation of a vessel.
It was a special night at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa, as the Town of Oyster Bay hosted the First Annual Supervisor’s Trophy Game. The Long Island Force, an elite traveling baseball team of prominent baseball players from high schools across Long Island, took on the U. S. Military All-Stars, a team of players with ties to the U.S. Military, including active duty service members. In an exciting contest, the U.S. Military All-Stars rallied in the seventh inning, defeating the Long Island Force, 8-5.
Massapequa is crazy about soccer and this summer fans and athletes alike will get a chance to sharpen in-game skills thanks to the Long Island Rough Riders.
South shore players between the ages of 5 and 13 are invited to register for the Rough Riders’ Soccer Academy at Cedar Creek Park in Wantagh, August 5 through 8 from 5 until 8 p.m. each night. There will be daily instructional themes including dribbling, passing and receiving and shooting, as well as technical instruction in age and skill based groups and small-sided games at the end of each daily session.
A first-half flick near the net by Will Rezin led to the only goal of the game to lead the Massapequa Rough Riders to a 1-0 win over Valley Stream Forest in the Boys-Under-19 State Open Cup at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview on June 8. The other dramatic play in the game between the two Long Island Junior Soccer League teams occurred in the second half when Massapequa keeper Vincent Pellegrino saved a penalty kick.
A strong contingent of Massapequa pavement-pounders was on hand for the 22nd annual edition of the 5-kilometer Run, held in Eisenhower Park, and many of them came away with awards.
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