The Mineola Mini-Mustangs have had a busy summer preparing for the upcoming Long Island Junior Soccer League Girls U11 season. The team recently completed a tough five-game stretch in addition to its twice-weekly practices in the summer heat, finishing with four victories against one defeat.
On August 23, Annie Cripps scored her first goal as a Mini-Mustang off a perfect crossing pass from Katie Russelman, leading her team to a 4-1 victory at Smithtown. Emma Feimer started the play with a long, accurate pass down the right sideline to Russelman.
Congratulations to the Lusitano Soccer Club for winning the Long Island Soccer Football League (LISFL) Super Cup, making Lusitano the top ranked amateur soccer team on Long Island and one of the top ten in New York State.
Plandome Soccer Club was created for soccer players looking for something in addition to their intramural team. “Our club will not replace that - we will not have an intramural league, nor will we expect you to not join one, the club states. “Rather, our players will play both with their intramural friends in one league, and against other clubs in ours. Our teams will be registered and insured through SAY soccer, www.saysoccer.com, a member of the United States Soccer Federation.
Hundreds of Long Islanders flocked to Centre Island Beach Saturday, Aug. 8, to attend the 20th Annual Swim-A-Cross and Beach Bash BBQ. The event raised $15,000 for the American Red Cross in Nassau County.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better day,” said Frank Cassano, CEO of the Nassau Red Cross, “and with the economy being the way it is, we are very pleased with the turnout.”
Registration for the 2009 North Hempstead Cup Tournament is now open and the North Hempstead Soccer Advisory Committee welcomes U10 thru U14 teams to attend the 2009 Columbus Day Weekend Soccer Tournament, which will take place Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11.
Teams are guaranteed four games, with World Cup style play, and will be seeded into groups of five or six with major, intermediate and minor brackets offered whenever possible.
This is a patch exchange tournament; teams are expected to have an adequate number of team patches to exchange with opposing team players and coaches after each game. The North Hempstead Cup reserves the right to combine age groups, if appropriate and to create alternate bracket groupings based on availability and ability of teams participating.
Tournament games shall be held at North Hempstead locations, including Michael J. Tully Park and Harbor Links as well as Mitchel Field and Peter C. Collins Soccer Park. Awards will be given to first and second place teams.
The tournament cost for U10 and U11 teams is $475 and $525 for U12 and U14 teams.
For information, including eligibility requirements, visit www.northhempsteadcup.com.
Between swimming lessons, family fun nights and middle school nights, the John S. DaVanzo Community Pool has been bustling over the past few weeks.
Swimming lessons concluded on July 7 with many students successfully learning and perfecting a variety of swimming techniques and strokes.
There have also been two Splash Parties. The first one, Family Fun Night, was held on Aug. 1 and was hugely successful. Many families attended and had a great time dancing and enjoying the beautiful evening. The second party, Middle School Night on Aug. 7, was well-attended by students going into the sixth, seventh and eighth grades.
The final Family Fun Night of the season was held on Aug. 15 from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
For those wishing to relive Woodstock, there was Woodstock Day on Aug. 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
After five exciting weeks, summer recreation camp ended on July 7. Throughout the entire duration of the five-week program, there were only two indoor days and the camp was never cancelled due to inclement weather.
To celebrate the end of the camp, campers were treated to two water slides, cotton candy and ice pops and the program’s first annual dance-off in the hockey rink.
Approximately 400 campers completed the program, making 2009 one of the most successful summers ever.
Once again, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and the Williams sisters will not be playing in the 29th edition of the “Stop World Hunger” Tennis Tournament. However, recreational tennis players from 50 communities across Long Island are expected to take part.
The tournament will be taking place between Aug. 29 and Nov. 8. Divisions are set up according to ability levels and geographic locations. Players schedule their own matches at mutually convenient times and sites.
The fifth annual Cancer Center for Kids Golf Outing, held at the Hamlet Wind Watch Golf & Country Club in Hauppauge on June 22, was a terrific success, raising more than $50,000 in support of vital support programs for Winthrop’s pediatric oncology/hematology patients. More than 100 golfers braved threatening skies to play 18 holes for a great cause. Once the final players moved inside for dinner and awards, the sky filled with heavy rain and thunderstorms while the golfers further demonstrated their generosity, purchasing bundles of raffle tickets for an array of donated prizes.
The Marlins worked hard through the whole season and it showed in the championship game, which the team won 14-2.
Coached by Israel Rivera and assisted by Paul Lang and John Sandler, the team pulled together one final time in the playoffs. They continued making amazing plays in the field and kept up their batting and great pitching through to the end of the season. ‘Way to go Marlins!
The first meeting of the Mineola Mustang Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Mineola Village Hall Community Center. The meeting will be held to discuss the upcoming Mustang Run, which will be held in November. This will be the final year the Mustang Run will be held and the committee is determined to make it the best ever.
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