The Farmingdale State women’s tennis team picked up their first conference win of the season recently, defeating Yeshiva University 8-1.
The weather was warm but could not have been better for this great event, which produced records for both participants and funds raised to benefit CiC. Bob Cook, owner of the Runners Edge, the Melville based law firm of Carter, Deluca, Farrell and Schmidt, Cisco Systems, Farmingdale Chiropractor Dr. Larry Lembo, Croxley Ale House and B103 Radio presented the event this year. The co-race directors were the team of Cook; Mark Leff of Cisco Systems; Mindy Davidson of Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) and BOCES; Eric Bressler of Wikham, Bressler, Gordon and Geasa; and Craig Gluf of Henry Schein.
Runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes of all ages and levels of ability are invited to join in the fun on Saturday, Oct. 13 and accept the challenge of the Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run.
The run will once again start on South Street in the heart of downtown Oyster Bay, head up Berry Hill Road, turn down Sandy Hill Road, with a great finish on East Main Street to Townsend Square. This is the sixth year that the Run will be utilizing a unique course that will show you the scenic beauties of Oyster Bay at their best.
With the exception of one lockout season (2004-05), the Ice Girls have been part of the show at Islanders’ games since the 2001-02 season. In addition to presenting the Islanders flag at every game, Ice Girls keep the ice clean during games, and perform an additional routine when the team wins. They also play games with the fans in the stands during time outs and distribute T-shirts. The girls must be over 18 with strong skating skills, capable of skating backwards as well as doing lunges, spirals, t-stops and power crossovers.
The Massapequa Longhorns finished their season last weekend by winning the LSW Travel League A Division with a 7-5 win over the Long Island Devils. This year, the Longhorns won no less than three championships with a final record at an impressive 30-0.
The following is a breakdown of the Travel League championship game.
On Saturday, Aug. 18, Chris LoVarco of Massapequa Park and head instructor at American Black Belt Academy won by a first round technical knockout against Patrick Baird of Kenpo Karate at 1:58 of that round in the WFL2 The Battle in Bethpage.
This amateur full contact kickboxing event was the main event of the night and took place at Sportime in Bethpage. LoVarco dropped Baird with a powerful left hook in the first exchange of punches.
Congratulations to Chelsea Hroch and Norman Hershkowitz, both of North Massapequa and Howard Kestenbaum of Massapequa for their award-winning performances in the Sands Point Sprint for the Feinstein Institute, a five-kilometer race held on the grounds of the Sands Point preserve on the morning of Aug. 11.
The 16-year old Hroch took first place honors in the women’s 15-19 age group with a time of 27 minutes, 9 seconds. The 73-year old Hershkowitz earned third place in the 70-74 age group, scoring in 35:22. Kestenbaum, age 80, won third place in the 80-84 age group, crossing the finish line in 46:34.
The 17th hole is considered to be a signature hole of the course. During the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open Championships, which were held at Bethpage Black, a loud and enthusiastic crowd helped to put a New York stamp on those tournaments. Barclays tournament directors are hoping for that same excitement as players arrive at the challenging hole.
Recently, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum was the site of the Islanders’ 12th annual Draft Party. Calling the event festive was an understatement as the old barn had the aura of a carnival right down to the line of kids waiting to use the myriad of bounce houses, the multigenerational families wandering around clad in blue and orange and even a Ferris wheel whose passenger cars were festooned with the team’s logo.
After the Edmonton Oilers took Russian junior right wing phenom Nail Yakupov with the overall first pick, speculation was rampant as to who the Isles would take with the fourth pick. Forty-year-old father and fan, Jeff, hoped his Islanders would go in more for more scoring punch to go along with John Tavares and Matt Moulson.
The 86-50 win over France in the championship game gave Bird her third consecutive gold medal as she was also on the winning U.S. squads at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and the 2008 games in Beijing. Published reports hold out the possibility that Bird may compete, Michael Phelps-style, in her fourth Olympics in the 2016 games in Rio de Janerio. During the London games, Bird provided steady leadership for the talent-laden U.S. squad, combining her talents as passer, scorer and floor leader. Bird’s finest moment in this year’s games may have come in a semifinal game against perennial powerhouse, Australia, one where the U.S. squad faced an uncustomary deficit at halftime. In her role as team captain, Bird took charge, giving a halftime pep talk to her teammates, which helped to inspire them to an 86-73 win over the talented Australian team.
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