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North Hills Softball Game Benefits Mill Neck Family

Friday, 16 September 2011 00:00

Yankees great Whitey Ford among the participants

The North Hills Country Club (NHCC), home of recent Spring Swing Invitational Golf Tournaments hosted by the Mill Neck Family of Organizations (MN), held their second annual Softball Game this summer at The Wheatley School in Old Westbury. The two successful events had commonalities–both honored and were held in memory of longtime supporter, country club member and avid sports fanatic Billy Donnelly, and both benefitted the organizations he loved.

Led by fellow NHCC member Scott Raffa (of Encore Events), this summer, the softball game had a vast turnout of enthusiasts and players, including President Dominick Salzano, who manned second base the entire game, and Hall of Fame New York Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford, who actively participated in the day’s festivities.


Wheatley Fall Sports Homecoming Spirit Sept. 23

Friday, 16 September 2011 00:00

The East Williston UFSD and the Wildcat Athletic Foundation is most excited to invite you, your families and your friends to attend the Wheatley Fall Sports Homecoming Spirit Event, on Friday, Sept. 23. Thanks to the cooperative efforts of the East Williston and Carle Place School District’s, this year’s event will feature our second ever “Under the Lights” Varsity Football game. 


JCC Squads Win Silver And Gold At Maccabi Games

Friday, 09 September 2011 00:00

This summer, the Sid Jacobson JCC sent 21 athletes, aged 13-16, to the 2011 JCC Maccabi Games in Philadelphia. The Maccabi Games, an Olympic-style competition, allows Jewish teens from around the world to compete against each other in a variety of sports and artistic endeavors, as well as instills an appreciation of Jewish values.

“Year after year, the athletes who represent Sid Jacobson JCC make us proud,” said Sarah Schmitt, Delegation Head and JCC program director of Membership and Fitness. “Their strong athletic ability, coupled with the dedication of our coaches, make for a very successful week.”


Registration Opens for Annual Blazing Trails 4-Autism Run

Friday, 09 September 2011 00:00

Registration is open for the 4th annual edition of the Grillo & Associates Blazing Trails 4-Autism 4 Mile Run/Walk, to be held on Sunday morning, October 23, at the Great Neck South High School/Middle School campus. Every runner, walker and supporter of families who are dealing with autism is invited to be part of this year’s event. Specifically, the event will benefit the Eden II and Genesis Foundation, which supports children and adults with autism through specialized programs designed to help them achieve the highest possible quality of living throughout their lives.


Marching Bulldogs Ready for a Big Year

Friday, 02 September 2011 00:00

The Roslyn Marching Bulldogs have just completed an intense and enjoyable week of rehearsals at Camp Taconic in preparation for their upcoming season.  

Under the direction of Mr. Pat Patterson, the band worked tirelessly to perfect their new show, The Playdate. 


Kicking His Way Into The Record Books

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 02 September 2011 00:00

Craig Pinto to Attempt 1,000 Field Goal Conversions in 24 Hours

Craig Pinto is all about the cause. He strives to do it; he loves the challenge and can kick a mean field goal of world record proportions. He’s done it once and now he’ll attempt to top it.

The Mineola resident kicked 717 forty-yard field goals in 12 hours in October 2010 at Bethpage High School. The previous record was 500, which was an arbitrary number set by the Guinness Book of World Records because no one had ever attempted it before.


Viscardi Students Show Heart in Wheelchair Basketball Game

Friday, 26 August 2011 00:00

Take On and Top the County Champs

Under sunny skies, the heat beat down on the basketball courts recently at the Dutch Broadway Elementary School in Elmont. The Henry Viscardi School Cougars waited patiently for their game to begin. The Cougars weren’t taking on any ordinary team; they would be taking on the Nassau County champion Elmont Memorial High School Spartans.

Senator Jack M. Martins has spent time visiting the schools in the Seventh Senate District, including the Henry Viscardi School for the Disabled, located in Albertson, and Elmont Memorial High School. After visiting the Henry Viscardi School for its annual sports night, Senator Martins was so impressed watching the Viscardi team play basketball that he invited the team to participate in the annual basketball tournament in Elmont, sponsored by Senator Martins.


Clinic Seeks to Develop North Shore’s Future Track Stars

Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00

Rocco Signore, a resident of Old Brookville and student-athlete at Chaminade High School in Mineola, conducted a track clinic for 25 kids of the North Shore Boys and Girls Club in Glen Head on Monday, Aug. 8. The 2011 CHSAA Sophomore 55-Meter champion, who holds several Chaminade all-time track records following his first two seasons as a sprinter for the Flyers, developed a training program that included warm-up and speed drills, proper technique for short-distance events and concluded with a competitive 55-meter race.


Groundbreaking for Recreation Center

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00

Town of Hempstead to honor children of former RHS counselor

Last week, The Roslyn News told about the success of the Malone Mulhall Benefit Game 2001, a charity contest at St. John’s University, one designed to assist the families of Floral Park residents who lost loved ones in an accident a year ago on the Meadowbrook Parkway.

The head of the Malone family is Jim Malone, a former Roslyn High School counselor and current head basketball coach at Beach Channel High School in Rockaway, Queens.


Charity Game Honors Legendary Teacher

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 12 August 2011 00:00

Top Hoopsters Play for Family of Former Roslyn High Counselor

On a recent Saturday afternoon, July 30, the famed Carnesecca Arena at St. John’s University was packed with thousands of basketball fans, all there for a worthwhile, but melancholy event. The arena was host to the Malone Mulhall Benefit Game 2011, a charity contest to assist the families of Floral Park residents who lost loved ones—-Jamie and Paige Malone and Michael Mulhall—-in an accident a year ago on the Meadowbrook Parkway.

The event became a reality due to the efforts of one of the victim’s boyfriend, but also to the legendary status of Jim Malone who was a former Roslyn High School counselor and for years, has been the head basketball coach of Beach Channel High School in Rockaway, Queens. 


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