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.
“It was such a competitive game,” said Sheedy. “We had our chances, but today we didn’t come through.”
Massapequa put together a tremendous season, finishing with a 20-6 record and capturing another Nassau County title. They defeated MacArthur 7-5 in the prior week at Farmingdale State College to capture their 10th county title and first since 2009.
Two Massapequa residents from the opposite ends of the age spectrum led a strong contingent of runners down the stretch at Belmont Park and scored great finishes in the 2nd annual Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon 5-Kilometer Run to Fight Prostate Cancer June 2.
As the first woman in the 15-19 age group to cross the finish line, 16-year-old Chelsea Hroch of North Massapequa finished in 23 minutes and 10 seconds. Meanwhile, 81-year-old Howard Kestenbaum took second place in the 80 to 84 age group, with a time of 43:11.
The Massapequa High School boys’ baseball team turned the diamond at SUNY Farmingdale into a field of dreams last week, capturing the Nassau Class AA title with a nail biting, 7-5 victory over top-seeded General Douglas MacArthur High School.
The victory clinched a series sweep for the fourth-seeded Massapequa Chiefs (20-5) and earned them a trip to the Long Island Class AA championship game this week.
The Massapequa High School girls’ lacrosse team lost a heartbreaker to Farmingdale, 11-9, in the county championship last Wednesday—coming in second to the top-seeded team for the eighth consecutive season.
Rosie Pimental’s goal gave Massapequa a 5-2 lead 49 seconds into the second half, but Farmingdale charged back with four unanswered goals.
Tara Mannino, Christina Langan, Paul LaGumina, Glenn Morse, and Monica Enright of Massapequa, Sherry Bellovin of North Massapequa, and Howard Kestenbaum of Massapequa Park, won awards from the Jonas Chiropractic RunNassau Series Race Four at Eisenhower Park on Saturday, April 27.
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