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.
The First Annual Michael Trama Memorial 5K Walk/Run will be held on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m. at Centre Island Beach in Bayville. The charity fundraiser is in honor of Michael Trama. Michael who died in March 2010. He was a local coach, founder of Locust Valley Bayville Soccer Club; and a coach to many of the children of the Locust Valley/Bayville families. Sponsored by numerous local businesses and community members, the event will benefit the educational fund for the children of Michael Trama.
Centre Island Beach in Bayville will be the place to be for summer fun when the American Red Cross in Nassau County celebrates its 21st Annual Swim-A-Cross, Saturday, July 24, with a huge family-friendly party on the beach.
The East Norwich Juniors took 1st Place for Best Appearing Juniors in 5th Battalion Parade in Locust Valley. A total of 18 juniors came out to march that night. Led by Captain Henrietta McDonald who is also 1st Vice President of the Nassau County Junior Firefighter Association. They competed against other juniors in their Battalion and hoped for the best, they waited around until after 10 p.m. to hopefully hear the news that they had won.
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