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.
It’s been another great week at the John S. DaVanzo Community Pool. Attendance is up due to the glorious heat and bouts of sunshine that everyone has experienced lately.
Last week, approximately 80 incoming sixth, seventh and eighth graders graced the pool for Middle School Night. Everyone was extremely well-behaved and had loads of fun dancing around and enjoying meeting their classmates.
The Mineola Mayhem, the boys U-15 team, ended their season with only one loss to the first place team. Great teamwork was the contributing factor with most boys playing together for the last 10 seasons.
High scorers for the season were Josh Lopes and Justin Sandler, each with 11 goals. A very strong defense, led by goalie Jonathan Klicpera, sweeper Scott Rivera and stopper Luis Pires helped keep the goals against us to only 8, the second lowest in Division IV.
Any boys interested in joining the team, call Lisa Sandler at 294-1864 or George Petrakos at (917) 642-5201 for more information.
The boy’s U-7 soccer tournament team, the Mineola Daredevils, played great on their Father’s Day weekend tournament. Only losing one game, they finished in second place. The Daredevils are in their second year playing together and are getting stronger as a team. Jerry Flood started the weekend off scoring the first goal, helping us win the first game of the tournament. Jordan Sandler followed, scoring in the second game. Sean Grey and Tristan Gilbert helped bring the tournament to an end with their winning goals.
Stephen Collica, Ryan Dailey, Brendan McDonough, Kevin Graff and Aidan McMahon all played very strong offensively as well as defensively.
The MAA Hurricanes travel baseball program was in full swing on Memorial Day weekend. The MAA sent three teams (9U, 11U and 12U) to Port Washington to compete in Port Washington’s first Memorial Day Tournament. Over 30 teams from Long Island competed in tournaments through the various age groups.
The 9U team, coached by Kevin Braster and Sal Raziano, made it to the championship game in their first tournament. On the Sunday before Memorial Day, Tyge Duffy pitched a no hitter in the final qualification game, helping to capture the second seed in the championship game on Monday.
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