Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, on April 9, joined RXR Realty Chief Executive Officer Scott Rechler, Nancy Mariano, regional director of Friends of Karen and Long Island Marathon runner Brian Ihm, who has been running with the Friends of Karen team for four years, inside the winter garden at RXR Plaza in Uniondale, to announce the 2012 RXR Long Island Marathon Weekend, which will be held Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6. The marathon has grown to include a full and a half marathon, 10k, 5k, 1-mile run and Kids Fun Run.
Congratulations to Enno DeRoos of Oyster Bay, who scored as the first-place finisher in the Clydesdale 200 pound Weight Division in the 15th Annual Lazer Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid Kings Park 15 Kilometer Run on March 24.
Runner DeRoos crossed the finish line at the new Discovery School in Kings Park in one hour, 10 minutes, 26 seconds; thats 29 seconds in front of division runner-up David Whitwell. A total of 633 runners successfully navigated the 9.3 miles up and down the hills of Kings Park. Mile for mile, this is arguably the toughest course of any Long Island race, but local runners proved equal to the task.
On March 26, the Long Island Ducks announced the signing of pitcher Gustavo Chacin. The former Major Leaguer begins his first season in the Atlantic League and 14th in professional baseball.
“Gustavo brings a tremendous amount of Major League experience to our rotation,” says Ducks President/General Manager Michael Pfaff. “We are excited to see him on the mound this season.”
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto and Town Councilwoman Beth Faughnan visited with the participants and volunteers at this year’s United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County’s (UCPN) 8th Annual Polar Bear “Break the Ice” Swim at Theodore Roosevelt Park and Marina.
Alex Gallego past President of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce has often participated in the Polar Bear swims, representing the chamber. This year he brought along his two beautiful daughters.
Following the earlier and equally stunning news that future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning would sign as a free agent with the Denver Broncos, Tebow, a Heisman Trophy winner, found himself on the trade block. The Jets swooped in and acquired the lefty, while surrendering two mid-round draft picks. So, what’s the early verdict?
Oyster Bay High School Freshman Nicholas Orlowski began playing lacrosse for Oyster Bay in 2010 when he was in the 7th grade. He loved the sport so much that he looked for other ways to play in the off-season. Nick joined a summer travel team in a program called “For the Love of the Game.”
The coaches noticed that Mr. Orlowski had exceptional skills and recommended that he try out to compete on a national level. In the summer of his 8th grade year, Nick made the team. He traveled with his team comprised of other 8th grade players from Long Island to Maryland to compete in a tournament facing off against teams from all over the country.
On Saturday, March 24, Centro Cultural Hispano’s Youth Group will be hosting its first-ever sports clinic – for free. “One of the goals of the youth group is to teach adolescent youths about the satisfaction of giving back to their communities,” says Cinthia Scavone, the programs director. “What better way to give back to your community than to teach younger kids.”
For many sports, if a team wins the county championship, they often go on to regional and state championship competitions. In Fencing, the county championship is the highest plateau.
When the Oyster Bay High School Boys Varsity Fencing Team recently won the Nassau County Championship it seemingly spelled the end of an illustrious high school fencing career of Oyster Bay High School senior Jack Greenfield.
Local residents Delaney Eichorn and Maggie McNamara have qualified for the Metropolitan Swimming Junior Olympics to be held in West Nyack, New York. The athletes will be competing for their club team Long Island Aquatic Club during the three day competition.
Long Island Aquatic Club, located in Garden City, is the premier USA Swimming Club on Long Island. The team regularly sends swimmers to compete at regional and national competitions, and has already qualified seven swimmers for the USA Swimming Olympic Trials this summer.
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