On July 22, the USTA Eastern section and the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Museums collaborated on a program called Healthy Nassau Quick Start Tennis Day 2009. The program was open to the public and was free of cost to participants. Eight parks in Nassau County participated: Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn, Cantiague Park, Centennial Park, Cow Meadow Park, Eisenhower Park, Nickerson Beach Park, North Woodmere Park, and Wantagh Park.
Roughly one hundred golfers turned out for The Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation’s 16th Annual Golf Classic, which was held on Monday, June 15 at Sands Point Golf Club. This year LIAF honored the 300 families who depend on the foundation for its continuous support and care.
The event continued indoors for the celebratory evening reception; complete with a bagpipe player, a silent and live auction, dinner and cocktails. Some auction prizes included golf threesomes at The Creek Club, Atlantic golf Club, Meadow Brook Club and Westhampton Country Club. Guests also bid on a Nintendo Wii. Fender guitar package and an overnight stay at The Garden City Hotel with breakfast at Rein. All proceeds of this event benefited LIAF’s fundraising efforts.
The following are the Roslyn High School Class of 2009 awards given to students for outstanding achievements on the athletic fields or in the service of athletic endeavors.
Gloria Castro – All County, 2009, 2007; All Conference, 2008
Julie Clark – All County, 2009; All Conference, 2008
Arielle Hankes – All Conference, 2009
Katherine Lombardo – All Conference, 2007
The Albertson Roma Academy boys’ U-15 soccer team recently took home the gold medal in the annual Waldbaum’s Cup competition.
The tournament took place over three months, with over 70 teams from Nassau and Suffolk County participating, with the finals taking place at Stony Brook University on June 20. The team was led by its stifling defense that allowed just three goals in five rounds of play.
Although the Cardinals had an up and down regular season, they worked hard and jelled towards the end of the season.
This group of intense, softball loving, snack-enjoying girls won four straight playoff games and were crowned Division Champions.
Their season record was 13-1. The team followed their victory with a team BBQ and enjoyed some “off the field” time together.
The Nassau County Sports Commission recently held their Hall of Fame dinner, honoring both professional athletes and high school athletes who have made significant contributions to sports in Nassau County. North Shore High Schools’ Robert Grabher was selected to receive the James J. Regan Award as Nassau County’s Top Scholar Athlete.
“The James J. Regan Award is presented in memory of Sergeant James J. Regan, who gave his life in Iraq protecting our freedom and our way of life,” said a spokesman. “Regan lived his life as a champion and was a 1998 recipient of the Nassau County Sports Commission High School Outstanding Achievement Award while attending Chaminade High School.”
The tennis operations for residents of East Hills are in full swing. Mayor Michael R. Koblenz described the summer program as “one of the finest, most comprehensive, and fun-filled tennis programs available at any club.” The great success is due to tennis teaching pro Steve Alhadeff who has over 25 years’ experience in adult and junior coaching and is a USPTA certified instructor.
Wheatley High School students Kieran Lang, Ariel Fieldman and John Haghighi qualified for the New York State Track & Field championship, led at Syracuse. Kieran qualified for the high hurdles and the 400m hurdles. Ariel qualified in the five-event pentathlon (high jump, long jump, shot put, high hurdles and 800m). Joseph was Nassau County’s top entry in the shot put and discus throw.
Ariel also was the winner of the track and field MVP award for Wheatley; Jill Hsia won the Coaches’ Award and Scholar-Athlete Award; Michelle Chin won the Unsung Hero Award; Liz Jacob won the Senior Athlete Award and Ryan Pitcavage won the Wheatley Award for Athletic Excellence and Outstanding Service.
Keith Hernandez held a book signing June 27 at Borders of Westbury and hundreds of baseball fans had an opportunity to receive autographed copies of the former first baseman’s new book, Shea Good-Bye: The Untold Inside Story of the Historic 2008 Season. Hernandez also took some time out before the signing to speak with Anton Community Newspapers about his years in Flushing and the demolition of Shea Stadium.
Adults, children and teens all participated in May Madness sponsored by Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. This month’s challenge had seven goals that were to be completed May 30.
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