The Wheatley School 2010 Senior Male Athlete Award was presented to Josh Haghighi. Josh has spent much of the last two years competing at the New York State Championships. While in the classroom or on the athletic field, Josh participated with enthusiasm, was considered a leader among his peers, and achieved an outstanding record of accomplishment. Josh’s interest and passion for foreign language will surely help him when he competes on the international stage. He has worked on his talents and abilities, becoming the number one high school shot putter and discus thrower in New York State. His consistent performances have earned him a full scholarship to the University of Maryland.
This year’s Vanderbilt Demonstration runs will once again celebrate the repatriation of the Alco Racer that won the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup races for the USA.
On July 12, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center hosted the annual Jonathan Krevat Memorial Golf Classic at Engineers Country Club. The event, chaired by Paul Vitale, board member, and Jack Bransfield, raised over $55,000 for the Guidance Center.
The North Shore Baseball Alliance 11 U Vikings won their second Long Island Tournament on the weekend of June 12-13. The Vikings steam rolled through four different LI teams to go undefeated at 4-0 and take the first place crown.
Another record-breaking field of 392 runners and walkers crossed the finish line at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School at the 7th annual Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run on Sunday morning, July 11. It was the second year in a row that the number of finishers for this event broke the race record.
Tuesday’s Children is seeking triathlon participants for the 23rd Annual TOBAY Triathlon & Tri-Relay.
While residing in Oyster Bay in the 1890’s, Theodore Roosevelt once said, “I wish that we citizens of Oyster Bay could make here a breathing place for all the people of this neighborhood, especially the less fortunate ones.”
Next fall, Greenvale resident Emily Lipari will be running track for the nationally ranked Villanova University track squad.
In the meantime, Emily made her final year at Roslyn High School a memorable one. She won long distance events in Boston, Binghamton, Greensboro, NC, and Philadelphia, not to mention numerous races against local athletes.
The # 1 ranked golfer on the LPGA Tour will be making an appearance here on Long Island for a cause that has great personal importance to her.
After defeating East Rockaway two games to one in the best of three County Championship series, Friends Academy’s baseball team advanced to the regional semi-finals and Long Island Class C Championship game on June 6 at Farmingdale State College. The Friends Quakers faced the high scoring Suffolk Class C Champions Bishop McGann-Mercy Monarchs with junior Sam Harrington of Locust Valley on the mound.
On Monday, July 19, the Marty Lyons Foundation will host its 25th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic at the Old Westbury Golf and Country Club. Brothers Mike Ryan, president of The LandTek Group and Ed Ryan, vice president of The LandTek Group, will be honored at the event as the 2010 Men of the Year. The LandTek Group, the foremost leader in athletic field and golf course construction, is the corporate sponsor of the fundraising event. Golf-outing registration and brunch will be 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the cocktail and dinner reception will be at 5:30 p.m.
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