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Register Now For Track Team

The St. Patrick’s CYO Track team is now looking forward to their 13th season and gearing up for registration. Last spring, the team competed in six meets throughout Long Island. In the fall, they competed in three more meets, including the CYO Fall Championship at Mitchell Field.

The fall Cross Country team had a great season, competing in several USATF Cross Country meets, and many runners qualified for the USATF Regional Championship in Wappingers Falls. One of the runners went on to compete at the Nationals in San Antonio, TX.

Registration takes place on Saturday, Jan. 18 (9 a.m. to noon) and Saturday, Jan. 25 (9 a.m. to noon), at the Parish Hall of St Patrick’s R.C. Church in Glen Cove. Boys and girls from kindergarten through eighth grade who live in Glen Cove, Sea Cliff, Roslyn, Bayville, Locust Valley and surrounding communities are welcome to join. Cost: $95 new registration, $55 returning runners (if they do not need a new uniform).

Registration includes: uniform, 2014 Spring Track Season (six meets and weekly practice) and 2014 Fall Track (one meet and weekly practice) or Cross Country. Practices start on Saturday, March 29 at the Glen Cove High School track. Parent coaches and volunteers would be a great help; talk to the organizers at registration.

If you have any questions please call John McCormack at 516-674-9432 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

Driving rain and an early start time did not deter 600 people who arrived at Crest Hollow Country Club recently to celebrate the Women’s Fund of Long Island’s 20th year and to honor four exceptional women.

The breakfast started with a meet and greet and a chance to showcase Women’s Fund contest winner Patti Hogarty, designer of “Women as Bamboo.” Inspired by her neighbor’s bamboo, she entered the contest drawing a design of the bamboo, which Ambalu Jewelers of Roslyn then turned into various pendants of which 40-percent of the profits would go to WFLI. Hogarty wrote a short essay comparing women to bamboo in that they are strong and can weather difficult storms, yet remain graceful and continue to grow sending out new shoots.

Oyster Bay High School Principal Dr. Dennis O’Hara addressed the board of education at Tuesday night’s meeting about offering a summer school program at the high school. It would be the first time the district had a summer school program in more than 12 years.

Dr. O’Hara explained that with the institution of the Common Core state standards, students are faced with a greater level of academic rigor and more challenging coursework. The program would offer remedial and enrichment classes for students both in and out of district.


Sports

In the history of Oyster Bay High School athletics, no one has ever won a Girls’ Tennis New York State Championship. Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky became the first when they won the 2014 New York State Doubles Championship in Latham on Nov. 3. What makes this tremendous achievement even more remarkable is that Matute is a junior and Kowalsky is a sophomore.

The girls, who are usually singles players, teamed up to take on the very best players in Nassau County and New York State. They won all 10 matches in the section XIII and NYSPHSAA tournaments and left Latham as the 2014 New York State doubles champions.

The conditions were as fierce as the competition earlier this month at Oakcliff Sailing’s Halloween Invitational.

Ten teams from the U.S., Canada and Bermuda battled 30-knot-plus winds, heavy rain and biting cold to see who would take top honors at Oakcliff’s final match racing event of the 2014 season.


Calendar

Annual Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov. 27

Turkey Detox Workshop

Friday, Nov. 28

East Norwich Holiday

Sunday, Nov. 30



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