Bay Day lived up to expectations as the WaterFront Center got people in boats, and out on the water on Sunday, June 6. There were free kayak rides available – with the boats lined up along Beekman Beach. There were Sonar rides for four – you had to sign up and get a special ticket – free again. By the Jakobson Pier, a tent was set up to handle the oyster sloop Christeen rides. It takes 25 people, a captain and a crew of two volunteers for the Christeen to set out to sea.
Congratulations to the 2013 Rough Rider Lacrosse Summer Tournament team which went 16 – 9 this year. With a trip to the semifinals in both the Long Island Lax Fest and the Chocolatetown Shoot Out as well as a trip to the finals at the Tomahawk Tournament the boys look forward to the start of the Fall tournament season.
All participants in the 2010 Runner’s Edge TOBAY Triathlon and their families and friends have been invited to join the members of the North Shore Assembly of God on Saturday, August 28, for a special prayer service for “safety and blessing.” The service starts at 1 p.m. and will be entirely interfaith and ecumenical, so no one of any faith should feel uncomfortable in attending.
Oyster Bay hamlet and surrounding areas will once again be hosting the Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, Long Island’s largest triathlon, and perhaps the most athlete friendly—multi-sport event in the country. Fifteen hundred athletes representing twelve States participated in the 2009 edition of the Tri, and an equally big turnout is expected for 2010.
After defeating East Rockaway, two games to one in the best of three County Championship series, Friends Academy’s baseball team advanced to the regional semi-finals and Long Island Class C Championship game on June 6 at Farmingdale State College. The Friends Quakers faced the high scoring Suffolk Class C Champions, Bishop McGann-Mercy Monarchs with Junior Sam Harrington of Locust Valley on the mound.
Congratulations to 46-year old Tracy Kemper of Oyster Bay who scored as the first woman overall in the 7th annual Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run held on the roads of Plainview on Sunday morning, July 11. Ms. Kemper crossed the finish line in 19 minutes, 45 seconds, getting her to the finish line at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School 24 seconds in front of runner-up Jessica Petrina of Plainview.
The Red Sox capped off a tremendous first place finish for the 2010 OBB Season with a great Championship Game – beating the White Sox 2-1. The game was very close from the first pitch to the last out. Both teams played very well. It was a memorable moment since it was the end of our first season and the first Championship Game in our brand new ballpark at Marino Park. The Red Sox beat the Indians 11-4 and the Athletics 7-1 in route to the Championship Game.
The 8th grade St. Dominic’s CYO team won the CYO Nassau, Suffolk baseball championship. They beat an undefeated St. Ignatius team 9-7. The boys started playing together as 4th graders. Over the past 5 years they made it to the championship game twice only to come up short both times.
Oyster Bay High School senior and member of the Varsity Baseball Team, Dan Roland, was selected as one of the distinguished and elite members of the Newsday/MSG All Long Island Baseball Team. The ceremony took place on Monday, June 14 at the Tilles Center on the campus of C.W. Post.
Local coaches Alex Gallego and Larry Van Patten brought talent from Oyster Bay, Bayville, and young athletes from the Hispanic Cultural Center (CCU) together to build one of Oyster Bay’s most competitive youth soccer teams, the Avalanche.
“We’ve put together a very diverse and special group of young men. It includes some from the CCU who are still learning English to help them integrate into this culture,” said Coach Gallego.
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