Written by James Werner NFL PPK coordinator Friday, 05 October 2012 00:00
More than 20 participants took place in the NFL Punt Pass Kick competition hosted by the Oyster Bay Rotary Club on Sunday, Sept. 23. These youngsters earned first-place honors in their respective age groups:
Girls Age 8-9 - Emma Guarini of Oyster Bay, 74.3 feet
Girls Age 10 – 11 - Madeline Askeland of Oyster Bay, 108.3 feet
Girls Age 14 – 15 - Elizabeth Delnegro of Commack, 245.2 feet
Boys Age 8-9 - Jack Stallow of Cold Spring Harbor, 132.2 feet
Boys Age 10-11 - Aidan Dananza of East Norwich, 247.7 feet
Boys Age 12-13 - Anthony Delnegro of Commack, 286.0 feet
Boys Age 14-15 - Logan Dananza of East Noriwch, 280.3 feet
These winners will advance to the Long Island Sectional Championships, to be held on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park during the Oyster Festival. Sectional winners will advance to the Team Championship competition, to be held at Met Life Stadium during a Jets pre-game ceremony.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
February, Black History Month, was celebrated by the Hood A.M.E. Zion Church of Oyster Bay with a series of special events.
“The whole month was inspiring, so I am looking forward to doing it next year,” said Black History-Harriet Tubman Committee Chair Diane Cortes-Evans.
The month included a visit from Assemblyman Charles Lavine, who attended the Feb. 9 service and presented Pastor Linda Vanager with a citation from the NYS Legislature for the church’s work in preserving the Pine Hollow Cemetery, and a lecture by historian Simon Rutledge.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 11:47
Residents in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich school district may need to pony up more in taxes as a result of a proposed exemption for veterans. Across New York State, school districts are being asked to provide this special exemption, which provides three tiers of tax breaks for vets based on whether or not they saw combat or suffered a disability.
While a similar exemption already exists at the county level, the state left individual school districts to decide if it would be in the best interest of the taxpaying community.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:01
On Saturday, Feb. 22, as temperatures rose to well above freezing for the first time in weeks and the melting snow created a thick fog, the Oyster Bay High School Varsity Lady Baymen Basketball Team showed up at Long Island University ready to play.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:48
The Winter Varsity Sports Season is into post-season play in Oyster Bay. Many fine young athletes have excelled this season and were chosen by the Oyster Bay High School coaches as Athletes of the Month for February.
Cassidy Exum has been a member of the varsity wrestling team since his freshman year. Since that time, he has achieved All-County honors, which includes a Nassau County Small School County Championship. This year, Exum started his competitive season with success. He was a place winner in the annual Locust Valley Tournament, a Hank Paris Tournament Champion and a Bethpage Tournament Champion, where he was presented with the Champion of Champions Award. Exum’s success is due to his work ethic, dedication and discipline.; he is a fierce competitor which will help him as he competes for his second Nassau County Championship. Exum is coached by 2012 Coaches of the Year Jay Davis and Doug Axman.