It’s amazing how many people are willing to jump into the winter waters of Oyster Bay Harbor for a good cause. The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. (ucpn) hosted its 7th Annual Polar Bear Plunge benefit fundraiser at Theodore Roosevelt Town Park and Marina in Oyster Bay. The parking lot was in the midst of a construction project to create new playing fields but it didn’t deter the crowd. It was a rain or shine event and luckily the rain waited until the swimmers were out of the water!
The Baymen Wrestling Team completed a successful season at the Nassau County Wrestling Championships held at Oyster Bay High School and Hofstra University.
Jack Leguelaff defended his title by winning the 103 lb Nassau County Championship for the second year in a row. Jack had a “tech fall” of his opponent in the final period of the match. A tech fall is when a wrestler defeats his opponent by 15 points. Jack won by a score of 15 to 0 and received the Most Valuable Wrestler Award for his outstanding performance in the tournament.
This week, during ArtWalk Thursday, March 3, the Oyster Bay Main Street Association is planning to welcome building owners, brokers and members of the business community to their Real Estate Networking After Hours event. It will help them find out about space available in downtown Oyster Bay.
Members of the OBMSA and the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to answer any questions you have about opening a business in Oyster Bay.
On Thursday, Feb. 3, AMF Garden City Lanes transformed from a bowling alley into an Islanders playground, as eight players laced up their clown-like, ruby-red bowling shoes and hit the hardwood with some of their biggest fans. The Lady Islanders Girls Ice Hockey Program of Long Island held their second annual Bowl-A-Thon in conjunction with the Islanders to fundraise for their Under-19, Under-14, Under-12 and Under-10 teams. The four female squads, solicited sponsors for this year’s event, collecting over $6,000 to help pay for ice time, jerseys, equipment, tournament registrations, league fees and more. In addition to raising money, the girls were rewarded with the opportunity to bowl with some of their hockey heroes. They also had the chance to take numerous photos with the boys in blue and brought home bags full of autographed yearbooks and player cards. Veterans Matt Moulson, Bruno Gervais and Josh Bailey led the way and brought rookie teammates Nathan Lawson, Ty Wishart, Jeremy Colliton and Travis Hamonic along for the evening’s festivities.
The featured speaker at the February 15 Open General Meeting of the Greater Long Island Running Club was Heather Williams, the co-owner (with husband Greg Fives) of Northport Physical Therapy, as well as one of Long Island’s premiere runners. Her topic – one of interest to all runners: “Why Runners Get Injured...and how to Prevent it.”
Ever since Coach John Bruckner and Assistant Coach Chris Hammond took over the Fencing program at Oyster Bay High School, they have built a winning tradition year after year. The 2010 – 2011 season brings more accolades to OBEN Athletics.
Notwithstanding frigid conditions, nearly 200 runners were on hand in Bethpage on Saturday morning, Jan. 22 to get started on the RunSmart Training Program for the Long Island Marathon Festival of Races.
Oyster Bay High School athletes crowded into a classroom at the high school to meet the new head coach for the Baymen Football Program, Mr. Joe Knoll on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
Coach Knoll comes to Oyster Bay with an impressive track record. He began his coaching career as an Assistant Coach in Sewanhaka where he was part of an organization that won five straight championships. The highlight of his coaching experience at Sewanhaka was having the opportunity to coach a future Heisman Trophy winner. A young quarterback by the name of Vinnie Testaverde who went on to play in the NFL and was QB for the New York Jets.
The Oyster Bay Tornadoes, U16 girls travel soccer team, consists of 15 and 16 year-old players. They include: Kristen Poppe (defender), Danielle Coccia (forward), Gabrielle Albanese (defender/ midfielder), Melissa Albanese (forward/midfielder), Erin Allen (forward/center midfielder), Katrina Cappiello (defender/midfielder), Amanda Kalan (center midfielder), Marissa Venuto (midfielder), Melissa LaCorte (defender/forward), Brianna Cornachio (forward/midfielder), Emily Siringo (forward/midfielder), Alessandra Puccio (forward), Julia Cranz (defender/midfielder), Erica Eisenberg (defender/forward), Caroline Dupre (defender), Marissa Matarese (forward/midfielder), Kristen Maggi (defender), Arden Etts (goalie), Riane Woodman (defender). The girls are coached by Sal Albanese.
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