The Oyster Bay High School Varsity Wrestling Team started the 2011 - 2012 wrestling season in a very strong and impressive way.
With a great team effort, the Baymen won the prestigious Hank Paris Memorial Wrestling Tournament Championship competing against 11 other teams in Nassau County. Individual Championships were won by the following wrestlers; Ryan Arnel, Blake Meyer, Rob Morgan and Dylan Rankin. Rob Morgan also won the Most Pins Trophy and reached a career record of 100 wins in his finals victory.
Conor Shelly reprised his Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5K win, Stefanie Braun reprised her Marcum Workplace Challenge win in the Women’s Division and Peter Hawkins completed still another wheelchair win, as beautiful skies and brisk temperatures greeted the competitors in the 24th annual Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho Holiday Run on Dec. 17. A total of 1,238 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes navigated the streets of Bethpage before crossing the finish line at the John F. Kennedy Middle School. (FYI the record number finishers for this event was 1256 in 2001.)
Highlighting the Run from a local standpoint were the outstanding performances of a trio of local youngsters – Thomas Brouillard of Woodbury, Bradley Raxenberg of Woodbury, and Austin Huminski of Oyster Bay, who finished, 6th , 9th and 10th overall respectively. Humiski had been the overall winner of the 2009 edition of the Run, but the great crop of local youngsters on the Long Island racing scene in 2011 made this a fiercely competitive event, with eight of the first 10 finishers being less than 30 years old!
Every season the academic averages of all varsity sports teams are taken collectively and each team whose average is greater than 90 percent is honored with the Scholar/Athlete Team distinction by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). For the fall of 2011 season seven of the eight varsity teams had an average GPA of 90 percent or greater.
The Girls Cross Country team led the pack with a team average of 96.077 percent. The Boys Cross Country came in at 95.767 percent. Girls Field Hockey at 95.171 percent, Girls Tennis at 94.932 percent, Boys Soccer at 92.639 percent, Girls Soccer at 92.449 percent, and Girls Volleyball at 91.750 percent round out the very impressive field. The Football team had a team average of 89.142 percent, which is excellent, but missed the award by less than a point.
The Oyster Bay Patriots 12-year-olds played for the Division B Nassau County championship in TOB Flag Football game on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. at Walker Field in Hicksville.
The game was played between the Matlin Jets and the Oyster Bay Patriots under the lights.
The finishing times were exceptionally competitive in this year’s Rob’s Run, with the first 27 runners scoring in under 18 minutes. Seventeen-year-old Nick Mavros of Oyster Bay came in 21st place overall – in that tight pack.
There were 51 runners who came in under 19 minutes, and 78 runners breaking the magic 20 minute mark.
You could watch a lot of soccer and it will be a long time before you see a game that was as exciting as the playoff between St. Dom’s and St. Aidan’s on Saturday, Nov. 19. The Bayhawks were down early and had to come back from a deficit. Katherine Williams saved several goals while playing defense and Erica Duke tied it up with 4 minutes left as regulation play ended in a 1-1 tie. Then the fun really began.
The Bayhawks brought out their mascot, cried, prayed, and a real live hawk flew over the soccer field. It would take all of that for the girls to win a double overtime; quadruple shootout game. The shootout became a sudden death match as Nicole Coccia put her kick in and Molly Milano came up with a big save for a 2-1 St Dominic win. An unbelievable finish to a well played soccer game.
On October 8, nearly a year since East Williston resident Greg Cocchi, of Shelter Rock Troop 201, a student at the Wheatley School, first approached North Shore Land Alliance about an Eagle Scout project he might organize, he and 40 fellow Scouts and some of their parents created a meandering trail through the atmospheric pine plantation at Fox Hollow Preserve in Laurel Hollow.
An Eagle Scout project places many demands on the Scout, requiring him to design it from soup to nuts, addressing everything from calculating equipment and labor needs, to securing Troop and District approval for the project, to fundraising for materials used.
Oyster Bay East Norwich Soccer’s Club’s 13U girls were crowned Gold Division Champions at the 2011 Northport Cow Harbor United Columbus Day Weekend Tournament. The 16 member team took the trophy in a tie-breaker by defeating the hosts, The Northport Torpedos, 1-0. The Pearls were undefeated in their season and brought their winning streak to the beautiful Theodore Roosevelt Turf for the first time on Sunday October 23 as they played and won against West Hempstead.
For nearly a quarter of a century, Long Island local runners, walkers and their families have known that there’s no better way to celebrate the Holiday season than by being part of the fun at the Ho Ho Ho Holiday 5 Kilometer Run, and on Saturday morning, Dec. 17, athletes from Oyster Bay, East Norwich, Locust Valley, Bayville, Mill Neck and all over Long Island are invited to celebrate the 24th annual edition of this event at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage.
Thanks to the generosity of the leading law firm of Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt LLP (specializing in Intellectual Property Law) and Local 338, RWDSU/UFCW, this year’s edition of the Run will offer all the great amenities of past years... and MORE!!
It was a great end to the season for the Locust Valley-Bayville Falcons United won the division championship against the Valley Stream Tornadoes in an epic soccer battle that ended with a 4-3 victory.
The Falcons United ended the season undefeated with two ties.
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