Tom Lipari of Greenvale crosses the finish line with a time of 16:56 at the Sixth Annual 5K Run/Walk and Children’s Fun Run at Sid Jacobson JCC. Lipari finished first place in a field of 150 participants. The race raised funds for Strength to Strength, the JCC’s free cancer wellness group, and various special needs fitness programs. Needless to say, the Lipari’s are the First Family of long distance runners on Long Island.
The 126 pound jockey said it was an unbelievable race, even though the win didn’t come with spoiling history. I’ll Have Another was scratched one day before a chance to push Affirmed aside in the history books as the last to win all three jewels of the Triple Crown. The horse became the second since 1936 to win the first two legs, only to be unable to compete in the “Test of Champions.”
While many may not have made the trek to Elmont this year without the treat of a Triple Crown, longtime racing fan Louis Howe still made the 3-hour drive from North Hampton, MA to see the race.
Ray Lumpp visited Kiwanis members as part of its joint meeting with the Wheatley High School Key Club. There, Ray talked about traveling to London that year and the pride he felt in helping to win the gold medal for his country.
Connor Hehn, a North Shore eighth-grader who turned 14 in April, pitched a no-hitter for the Glen Cove Cougars on May 11 against the Bellport Blue Claws in Baseball Heaven. The game was scoreless until the Cougars scored in the seventh inning on a walk, a bunt and a series of hits. Hehn finished the seventh inning by getting two groundouts and the final strikeout to complete the no-hitter. Hehn walked two batters and struck out seven, winning the game by a final score of 6-0. Hehn has played for the Glen Cove Cougars since he was 7 years old, coached by Thom Cappobianco, Tom Scott and David Hehn.
The Wheatley Girls Track Team finished with an 11-3 record (7-1 league record) this season. Ariel Fieldman, who was conference champion in three events this past Monday, May 14, led them. Alana Leahy won the triple jump. Kristina Turnok, Allison Chadbury, Jade Marcus, Nicole Cutinella, Katie Keller placed in two events as well as Morgan Hanel and Maura Koszalka.
On Sunday, May 6, the Nassau Region of Hadassah held a Walkathon for Stem Cell Research. The walk took place on locations throughout Long Island. Over 400 members and their family and friends of the Nassau chapters participated in the event.
Roslyn High School varsity boys’ tennis coach, Kerriann Jannotte was named the Nassau County Coach of the Year by The United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Eastern Long Island division.
Ms. Jannotte was honored for her accomplishment on May 9 at the Crest Hollow Country Club. She has been the varsity boys’ tennis coach for six years and sent four doubles teams to the county tournament this spring.
The Roslyn High School softball girls’ varsity squad has enjoyed one of its best seasons in years. Roslyn finished the regular season on top of League II Conference 4 play with a 8-4 mark. Roslyn was 10-7 overall. Even though the season ended with a loss to Plainedge, the softball program is looking forward to many great seasons in upcoming years. Pictured below are the Lady Bulldogs in action during their winning season.
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