November 28, 2010… this date will long be remembered in the annals of Oyster Bay Rough Riders Football history. It is the date on which the Oyster Bay Rough Riders Football program won their first super bowl victory in the Nassau Suffolk Football League.
The Oyster Bay Rough Riders Pee Wee team with a final record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 1 tie, secured their first Super Bowl victory by dismantling Babylon’s defense with consistent yardage coupled with a few long touchdown runs and a sterling defense that limited Babylon’s offense to minimal yardage and one touchdown.
The WaterFront Center (WFC) hosted its second annual Corporate Benefit Regatta on Sunday Oct. 3. Companies who supported and sponsored the regatta include: Farrell Fritz, Laffey Associates, Global Petroleum, Oyster Bay Marine Center, Renaissance Property Associates, and Sabharwall Properties. “The WFC truly appreciates Walter Imperatore of Renaissance Property Associates for organizing the event and the companies that participated by supporting our mission to raise awareness about the marine environment and provide opportunities to people of all ages to learn about and enjoy beautiful Oyster Bay,” said Dave Waldo, WFC executive director.
Oyster Bay High School Varsity Football Lineman, Bobby Hanna, was selected as an All Conference player for the 2010 season. Bobby was also chosen to represent the Baymen in the Exceptional Senior Game.
The Sixth Annual Muttontown Horsemen’s Association together with the Nassau Suffolk Horsemen’s Association held an Open House Event at the Muttontown Preserve on Sunday, Sept. 26. This equine community festival was free to attendees and was intended to showcase various equestrian disciplines and educate the public about horses. The weather was perfect and free pony rides were provided by Lakewood Stables of Hempstead to introduce the pleasure of riding to many happy children.
Coach Kevin Cotter has built an impressive legacy over the past few years with his high performing Cross Country team. Every year in recent history, Coach Cotter has sent runners to the States. This year a staggering eleven of his runners have qualified and will be competing on the weekend of Nov. 13, in Pawling, New York.
The Boys Cross Country team qualified for the New York State meet at the County Championships on Nov. 6. After winning the Class C County Championship for the fourth year straight, the boys’ team has high expectations for the State meet. Senior Joe LaCorte was only a freshman when the boys’ team began the streak, which includes 4 undefeated seasons against team within the division. Joe captured the individual county title for Class C, and was able to place 25th overall with a time of 17:10, his best time ever at Bethpage State Park. Joseph was voted All-Division along with Steven Tortora, Chris Kulis, Nick Mavros, TJ Butler, and Patryk Tauter. Andrew Kenn and Daniel Eng hope to make an impact at the state meet, by running their best times this year.
Simon Winchester has written a new book on the Atlantic Ocean called: Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories . He said in an interview on WNPR radio that he wanted to remind people of the majesty, breadth and danger that a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean was seen as before we took to flying across it and making it qualify for its alias “The Pond.”
The fall Junior Fishing Derby, organized and run by Karl Brosky, was held on Saturday, Sept. 11. The weather was perfect and about 20 children ranging in age from 2 to 15 years old, all wearing the required life vests, assembled on the Sagamore dock for some serious fishing. There were at least 20 adults helping to bait the hooks and to “un-hook” the fish in order to throw them back in the water.
Theodore Roosevelt received a birthday present, in absentia. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Park staff and Naval personnel from the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier were on hand for the unveiling of a new orientation panel for the site on Oct. 27. It is located in the parking area in front of the Sagamore Hill NHS Visitor Center.
Friday morning, Oct. 15 walking down the Western Waterfront pier to where the tall ships were berthed, you could see that the Gazela was being pushed east by the winds. As predicted, Oyster Bay was being hit by a nor’easter. The Gazela, usually tied up to the dock with four lines, was tied with double lines – eight – and at around noon, Captain Richard Bailey told the First Mate Patrick Flynn to make it 10 to keep the 600-ton vessel safe.
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