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Chiefs Baseball Not Deterred By Loss

Written by Vinny Messana Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
For a town with such a proud tradition of baseball excellence, the goal is always to reach the mountaintop. There is no reason to be demoralized, however, by a 1-0 season-ending defeat in the Long Island Class-AA Championship game, according to Head Coach Tom Sheedy.

“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.


Runners Race Against Prostate Cancer

Written by Steve Mosco, Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

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.


Hail The Champs!

Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00

Chiefs Capture Nassau AA Title

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.


Massapequa Loses Tough Title To Farmingdale

Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00

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.


Massapequa Runners Score In RunNassau

Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

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.


Temple Sinai of Massapequa To Host Sandy Fundraiser

Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

Temple Sinai of Massapequa/Amityville is hosting a golf and tennis outing to benefit its post-Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts. The community is welcome to participate in this fundraiser, which will take place at The Hamlet Golf & Country Club in Commack on June 17.

The event will include a full day of golf, tennis, and board game activities, designed for any level of play as well as supporters.


USTA Honors Michelle Carnovale At Annual Dinner

Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00

The U.S. Tennis Association Long Island Region has recognized Michelle Carnovale of Massapequa for her tennis playing in 2012. Michelle was honored for her ranking in the Girls’ 14s on Long Island.

With more than 9,000 members, the Region promotes the growth and development of Long Island tennis and supports USTA programs including Jr. Team Tennis, National Junior Tennis and Learning, High School Tennis, College Tennis, USTA 10 and Under Tennis, USTA League Tennis, and community tennis.

The volunteer-based Board of Directors works with USTA members to create programs and activities for all the tennis players on Long Island, from small children to seniors. For more information, visit or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Massapequa Observer A’s Clinch Division Title

Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00

Last Wednesday the Massapequa Observer A’s had a come-from-behind victory 5-2 over the Trial Lawyer Mets, powered by key hits from Ray Anzelone, Michael Grisanti, and Jason Kopp. Evan “Mariano” Barrow came in again with no outs and the bases loaded to pick up the save.

On Saturday, the Observer A’s beat the Kleer Fax Yankees 4-2. The A’s were down 1-0 into the 4th inning due to an RBI single by Ross Mitton of the Yankees. Anthony Patullo drove in two runs with an RBI triple to give the A’s a 2-1 lead. This was followed by Brendan Castonguay driving in two runs with a double to make the score 4-1. Patullo pitched three solid innings in the start with Castonguay pitching the final three innings for the win.


Coach of the Month: Vinny Zanfardino

Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00

Vinny Zanfardino started his coaching career in 1997 when he stepped up to coach his daughter’s Little League team.

What started as a hobby turned into a full-blown obsession for Zanfardino, 48. Coaching became an outlet to do some good for children while staying close to the game he loves: baseball.


Golf Course To Be Named In Honor Of Colby

Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00

On Saturday, May 18, the Town of Oyster Bay will conduct a ceremony to officially re-name its golf course in honor of Joseph Colby, a resident of Massapequa Park who served as the Town of Oyster Bay’s 56th supervisor. The Honorable Joseph Colby was appointed supervisor in 1977 and was elected to that office five times in the following ten years. He was then elected as a New York State Supreme Court Justice in 1988, a post he held through his retirement from public service in 1992. The unveiling will take place at the main entrance of the course off South Woods Road in Woodbury.

“When the sign for Honorable Joseph Colby Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course is unveiled, it will celebrate an outstanding career in public service,” Supervisor John Venditto said. “Joseph Colby has always had the needs of the public as his top priority and has been widely respected for his innovation and responsiveness. This golf course will now forever bear his name as a tribute to his outstanding legacy.”


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