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.
Chrissy Bello, of Upper Brookville, a 2008 graduate of Friends Academy in Locust Valley, and a government major at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, has been named First Team All-Conference in softball by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).
St. Dominic High School’s varsity baseball team, the Bayhawks, has advanced to the semifinal round in the CHSAA playoffs after beating rival team Chaminade last Saturday in a close contest. The semifinal round, versus St. John the Baptist High School from West Islip, was being played in a best of three series at SUNY Farmingdale this week. The next round, should the Bayhawks be victorious, will also be played in a best of three series beginning this Sunday, at New York Institute of Technology.
Last year’s contest in the final round garnered the team, and coach Rick Garrett, its first CHSAA Championship title.
The Soldiers Walk on Armed Forces Day, May 15 at TR Memorial Park Marina was a great way to pay special tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families who also sacrifice along side of them, said Kathy Genovese, America’s VetDogs director of development. “Almost 200 people took part and we raised over $1,600,” she said.
Get your team together for the 3 vs. 3 Basketball Tournament to be held on Friday, June 4, at the Boys & Girls Clubhouse, hosted by the PACE Torch Club.
The Steeple Chase record set by George Townsend in 2000 has finally been broken. Shane Gianetti broke the record time of 10:15.8 in the first steeple chase of his life. And for good measure, he broke it again. In his first race at Mitchell field, in the Section VIII relays, Shane ran a time of 10:13.2. “I was a little nervous about the water jump,” the senior proclaimed, “but after the first two laps, I got used to it. Getting used to the varying heights of the barriers was a more difficult adjustment, but doing hurdle workouts in practice helped a lot.”
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto and Town Councilman Anthony Macagnone attended the Long Island Jr. Rowing Championship, hosted by the Sagamore Rowing Association at Centre Island Beach. At the event, a boat was dedicated in honor of Tom Reardon, the late ex-chief of Oyster Bay Fire Company #1 during the Avianca plane crash and Oyster Bay Rotarian, who was also a prolific rower. His insurance business, Reardon, Rapley, Mehlman and Lindner, was located in Oyster Bay. He was a longtime member in the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce and known for his work with the Oyster Festival since its inception.
Head Wrestling Coach Jay Davis is the recipient of the 2009-2010 Nassau County Wrestling Coaches Association “League IVB Coach of the Year Award”. Coach Davis was Coach of the Year in 2008 for Wrestling and he was again acknowledged as Coach of the Year in 2009 for taking the OBHS Baseball Team to the New York State Final Four.
Oyster Bay’s beaches and harbors are much cleaner, thanks to an incredible effort by a crew of hard-working volunteers. The event was coordinated by the North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association, Town of Oyster Bay, and Friends of the Bay. Volunteers literally came by the busload to celebrate Earth Day by removing tons of garbage and litter that had accumulated over the winter months.
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