“The Oyster Bay Rough Riders U12 travel team finished first place in the Long Island Rough Riders Kick-Off Classic held at Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview on Aug. 6,” said coach Manny DeFreitas. The boys finished first after defeating two Long Island select teams. The boys played real hard despite being short-handed, as some of the team were unable to make it and some players got injured during the day.
The WaterFront Center will hold a Benefit Regatta on Friday, Sept. 23 at the WFC in Oyster Bay. The event includes lunch, racing, cocktails and dinner. Dave Waldo, WFC executive director said, “Leave your golf clubs in the office and experience a new kind of corporate outing.”
If hours of fishing followed by a tailgate party with hot dogs, beverages, snacks, raffles, awards and prizes sounds like a perfect day to you, then you’ll want to sign up for the 26th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Bluefish Tournament, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18, according to Councilman Chris Coschignano.
“The Town’s Bluefish Tournament is a great all-day sporting event with wonderful prizes and great camaraderie,” Councilman Coschignano said, adding that the tournament runs from 4:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. “The entrance fee for the tournament, which is open to anglers of all ages, is $25 for Town residents and $35 for non-residents. Registration is limited to the first 350 boats, so sign up early.”
The Rozalia project came to the WaterFront Center for two days, June 30 and July 1, on their mission to help clean the world’s waterways, oceans, and all bodies of water it can reach.
They were there to share with kids in the WFC summer programs to help educate people about how they can protect and preserve our oceans and other bodies of water.
Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Beth Faughnan attended Bay’s Big Bash, the Ninth Annual Celebration of Life Fundraiser to raise awareness for the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop University Hospital. The event was held at Centre Island Beach in Bayville on July 2.
Alice and Michael Ryan of Bayville said, “Twelve years ago out son Bailey Ryan was diagnosed with leukemia. It was without a doubt one of the worst days of our lives. Our lifeline throughout his treatment and aftercare has been the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop University Hospital. Through their incredible compassion, knowledge and caring, our son is now a happy and healthy 14-year-old and for this we will be forever in their debt.
The St. Dominic’s sixth grade CYO baseball team completed an undefeated season, 11-0, by winning the semi and final championship games in exciting fashion.
The semi-final game was an extra inning pitching duel won by Jack Barstow of St. Dominic’s. He pitched a shutout with relief from Harrison Treble. The winning run came from a base- loaded infield single by Evan Mattel.
Congratulations to 13 year old Jack Sherbal of Oyster Bay, who took third place honors in the 13-15 age group in the 8th Annual Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run through the streets of Plainview on Sunday, July 10.
Jack crossed the finish line at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle school in 22 minutes, 42 seconds.
Congratulations to Katherine Cimonetti of Bayville and Maggie Reid of Locust Valley; each of whom won awards at the 28th annual Runner’s Edge Long Island Women’s 5 Kilometer Run on July 16. The Run started and finished at Farmingdale High School.
Cimonetti crossed the finish line in 19 minutes, 24 seconds, good for 10th place overall out of 394 finishers and 1st in the 40-35-39 age group. The 13-year old Reid finished in 24:34 to earn the third-place award in the 11-14 age group.
Bethpage Federal Credit Union, an avid supporter of health and wellness initiatives on Long Island, has announced its sponsorship of the Greater Long Island Running Club’s annual Ocean to Sound Relay, now in its 26th year. The Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay, which takes place on September 25, will take runners across both Nassau and Suffolk Counties with 150 teams of eight runners each traversing a 50-mile scenic course stretching from the South Shore to the North Shore of Long Island.
Over 1,000 runners are expected to participate in the relay, which will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services, money raised from the relay will go directly to support the organization’s Long Island Chapter. Long Island runner Alan End, who founded the relay back in 1985, will be the relay director.
The Oyster Bay High School track team is no stranger to the New York State championships. What makes this year particularly remarkable is that one of the athletes is a freshman. In her first year of running for the varsity cross country, winter track and spring track teams, Nicole Giannetti has been impressive. Nicole carries on a family tradition of excellence here in Oyster Bay. Nicole’s brother, Shane Giannetti of the class of 2010, made a name for himself in track and tennis.
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