William Hansler of the NYPD Racing Team was a convincing winner in the 19th annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation 5 Kilometer Run held in Eisenhower Park on the evening of June 10, crossing the finish line in 16:39 - exactly one minute in front of the incredible 58 year old Chris Webber of the Super Runner’s Shop Team. Hansler’s NYPD teammate Shaun Mara scored in 3rd place OA.
The Muttontown Preserve will host a guided hike, “Meadow Wildflowers,” on Sunday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The hike will include the exploration of several meadows, upland woods and trails, as well as displays of more than 30 species of wildflowers.
The Oyster Bay boys track team finally amassed enough successful efforts to dethrone Carle Place, a team that had won the Division Championship ten years in a row. The victory was truly a team effort, as the hurdlers, sprinters, jumpers and distance runners all contributed greatly to the victory. Oyster Bay earned 148 points, followed by Carle Place with 89 points.
Another fun-filled and exciting brand new 7-week Summer Camp Program is being planned at the Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich. Registration is currently in progress.
The Oyster Bay High School Varsity Baseball Team won its fourth consecutive County Championship with a two game sweep of Locust Valley in the best of three series.
The 5th Brooke Jackman Run for Literacy had more people taking part than ever before, as well as a good number of runners from Oyster Bay High School. Brooke Jackman, who died at age 23 in the fall of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 was a graduate of the high school. She was working for Cantor Fitzgerald the day the planes hit the buildings.
The Lady Baymen travelled to Nanuet High School on June 8 to face off against Babylon for the Long Island Class ‘B’ Championship.
It was a hard-fought game that went into extra innings when Babylon tied the score at 5-5 in their last at bat in regulation play (7th inning).
The Women in Physical Education in New York State offer the Dorothea Deitz Memorial Scholarship (DDMS) to provide financial assistance to selected women students planning to major in the field of Physical Education. This scholarship is a memorial to Dorothea Deitz, an outstanding teacher, supervisor and director of physical education for many years in Schenectady and Long Island.
The weather report on Thursday, May 27 was calling for afternoon thunder and lightning. At Mitchel Field for the final game of a three game series to determine the Class ‘B’ Nassau County Softball Champions, the only thunder was from the bats of the Lady Baymen. All the lightning came from the mound as Kerry Apicella pitched a complete game shut out, racking up 12 strike outs along the way.
The WaterFront Center will host its 10th annual Bay Day Festival on Sunday, June 6, at Beekman Beach at the Western Waterfront in Oyster Bay between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. “The WaterFront Center is pleased to offer Bay Day as an exciting way to connect people to the environment and ways to responsibly enjoy the waterfront resources existing in their community” said David Waldo, executive director of the WaterFront Center.
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