For many, the blooming trees and reddened thermometers signal the start of spring – a new beginning, a fresh start and, finally, the end of winter.
For this editor, spring means the start of the National Hockey League playoffs and the culmination of what’s been one of the New York Rangers’ most enjoyable seasons in recent memory.
The New York Jets were relatively quiet during the NFL’s free agency frenzy, which began March 13, 2012 – the date likely to be remembered for Peyton Manning’s departure from Indianapolis, which rendered him a Colt in the same regard as the city of Baltimore.
In true Jets fashion, the announcement of the Tim Tebow trade – albeit with its minor complications – stole (read: engulfed) headlines and emphatically overshadowed what was already one of the wildest weeks in football history.
The media circus, billboard marketers’ dream from the heavens, or whatever you want to call Tim Tebow may do more harm than good for the unnamed player bashing, loud-mouthed huddle fighting New York Jets if three-year signal-caller Mark Sanchez develops a case of the hiccups to start the 2012 season. It took three games for Denver Broncos fans to start chanting the former Florida Gators’ surname. After a 1-4 start by then-QB Kyle Orton, the clock on “Tebow Time” started ticking.
Following the earlier and equally stunning news that future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning would sign as a free agent with the Denver Broncos, Tebow, a Heisman Trophy winner, found himself on the trade block. The Jets swooped in and acquired the lefty, while surrendering two mid-round draft picks. So, what’s the early verdict?
Adam Sirota, a seventh grader at the Roslyn Middle School, ran the New York City Half Marathon on Sunday, March 18. This was Adam’s second year participating in the 13.1-mile race. Like last year, Adam was once again, the youngest runner in this prestigious race.
Adam ran for Team Fox. He chose to run for them because he hopes to make a difference for those that live with Parkinson’s Disease. Adam raised close to $1,500 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
As part of their Winter Sports Awards Assembly on March 5, Green Vale School students in grades 4 to 9 were treated to a dynamic presentation by Rohan Murphy, a former Penn State wrestler and motivational speaker who has been featured in Sports Illustrated, ABC News and Nike commercials, among other national outlets.
Rohan’s life story is amazing. His work ethic, passion and drive for success in spite of fears and physical limitations, and his gratitude for coaches and friends who inspired him paints a great picture for people of all ages.
Roslyn High School varsity bowler Sam Kaplan recently competed in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Bowling Championships and received the Sportsmanship Award.
Roslyn Heights residents Alice and Camellia Ye have qualified for the Metropolitan Swimming Junior Olympics to be held in West Nyack.
The swimmers will be competing for their club team Long Island Aquatic Club during the three-day competition. The team regularly sends swimmers to compete at regional and national competitions, and has already qualified seven swimmers for the USA Swimming Olympic Trials this summer.
The Bulldogs Booster Association will hold its first 5K Run/Walk event on Saturday, April 21 beginning and ending at Roslyn High School and following a course through the Village of Roslyn.
The race honors the memory of Greg Fried, a beloved Roslyn track and field coach. The district needs the help of sponsors and donors to make this event a success. Contributions are tax deductible and the first $25,000 of sponsorships will be matched dollar for dollar, which will substantially leverage any gift.
When he was at Roslyn High School, George Beamon led the Bulldogs to some of their most successful basketball results in years. He was also the top scorer in all of Nassau County.
Now, Beamon has repeated that success at Manhattan College. During the regular season, he led the Jaspers to a 20-11 overall record and a 12-6 mark in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play (MAAC).
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