Plainview runners Steven Weiss, Stacianne Lester, Shari Klarfeld, Rich Diamond and Barry Jerson each won awards at the 23rd annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation 5 Kilometer Run, which was held at Eisenhower Park on June 5.
Weiss took second place honors in the Open Law Enforcement Division, Lester took home the third place award in the women’s 20-24 age group, Klarfeld took home the second place award in the women’s 30-34 age group, Diamond scored second in the 35-39 age group, and Jerson was the second place finisher in the 65-69 age group.
The Town of Oyster Bay Sports Commission (TOBSC) hosted the first presentation of its TOBSC Symposium Series, focusing on knee and shoulder injury awareness and prevention at the Hicksville Athletic Center. The program was led by TOBSC Board Member William J. Schwarz, P.T, P.C. and provided invaluable information to all attendees. Dr. Schwarz, who played Division 1 lacrosse for Villanova University, has a practice in Massapequa and is well known and highly respected in the field of sports related physical therapy. He is often sought out by the area’s top athletes. The symposium was the first in a series of free forums scheduled and sponsored by the TOBSC.
The next symposium, slated for Thursday, July 31 at the Hicksville Athletic Center located at 167 S. Broadway in Hicksville, will center on football related injuries, prevention and technique. “It is essential for any parents, coaches and players involved in football,” Schwarz said. “Registration will be held online at www.oysterbaysportscommission.org or at the door from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The seminar will start at 7:00 p.m.”
Young people from Plainview-Old Bethpage got a lesson in pro hoops at a recent Police Athletic League event at the Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Athletic Center.
Former NBA/WNBA standouts Vin Baker, Wes Matthews, Anthony Avent and Tamecka Dixon served as youth coaches at a program sponsored by National Basketball Retired Players Association, National Police Athletic/Activities League for National Urban League and Nassau County PAL.
Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School will once again serve as the starting and finishing line of the Heart & Sole 5-Kilometer Run.
The 11th annual event, organized by the Greater Long Island Running Club and sponsored by Central Island Heath Care, will hit the ground running Saturday, July 20 at 8:30 a.m.The fundraising run, at Central Park Road and Southern Parkway and hosted by Plainview and Syosset hospitals, is being held to raise awareness of diabetes and to help fund scholarly activities and community outreach programs.
When the glaciers stopped advancing about 18,000 years ago, they halted smack in the middle of Long Island. The result is that the southern half of Long Island is relatively flat, but things get increasingly hillier the further north of Jericho Turnpike you travel.
This Long Island geological fact has important implications for the participants in the annual Long Island Greenbelt Trail 50 Kilometer and 25 Kilometer Runs, hosted once again on May 10 by the Greater Long Island Running Club. The course starts at the GLIRC Clubhouse on Dupont Street in Plainview, enters the Greenbelt Trail at the Sunnyside Boulevard trailhead and proceeds due north up the trail to its Cold Spring Harbor terminus by Long Island Sound. The runners then turn around, head south on the Trail back to Sunnyside Boulevard, at which point the 25 Kilometer runners head back to the finish line at the GLIRC Clubhouse. The 50 Kilometer runners turn back onto the trail and do the whole thing again before returning to the finish.
The Farmingdale State men’s lacrosse team had five players, including two from Plainview, named All-Skyline in voting conducted among the conference’s seven head coaches.
Sophomore midfielder Ryan Corbett and freshman midfielder Daniel Desimone, both from Plainview, received second-team honors, while junior attack Philip Schaefer of Holbrook was named to the first team. The awards were rounded out by freshman defender Steven Marxhausen of Levittown and Donovan Devaney of Northport, who both received second team honors.
A tennis player and graduate of Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School is being lauded by his college for sportsmanship.
Senior Shaun Bernstein is the University of Michigan’s Sportsmanship Award honoree. The student-athletes chosen for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award are individuals that have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting. A three-time captain, Bernstein owns 121 career victories for the Maize and Blue, including 76 doubles wins, which rank 10th all-time in program history.
— Herald Staff
Stifling an opponent’s offensive output is task that Bethpage resident Melissa Rohr has down to a science.
The LIU Post lacrosse player recently earned Co-Defenseive Player of the Year honors, a major award from the East Coast Conference. Rohr was joined by teammates Jackie Sileo, of Wantagh, who won ECC Player of the Year; and Katie Hannan, of Gansevoort, N.Y., who won Goalkeeper of the Year.
Following a 2012 campaign that saw the Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy varsity softball team go 12-4 overall and earn a spot in the Class AA-III playoffs, the Lady Hawks struggled in 2013, winning just one time in its 15 games.
Local residents came out in droves to run in the All Rounds Foods 10k Run for Aspire recently at Mattlin Middle School.
Among the award winners from the local area were 13-year-old Christian Schiavone of Plainview, who scored second in the 14 and under age group; Alison Meyer of Plainview, second female in the 14 and under age group; Evan Melle of Plainview, third in the 14 and under age group; Matthew Wontz of Bethpage, who scored with third place honors in the 0-34 age group; Barry Jerson of Plainview, who scored first in the 65-69 age group; and Howard Kestenbaum and Odd Sangesland, both of Plainvew, who scored second and third in the 80-84 age group.
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