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Sports Squirts And Tennis

The City of Glen Cove Parks & Recreation Dept., in partnership with US Sports Institute, is offering two exciting spring programs for local youth.

  Total Sports Squirts, for children ages 3-5, is a fun way to introduce children to a variety of sports such as soccer, tee-ball, basketball, lacrosse and hockey, as well as fun playground games.  The 2013 Total Sports Squirts program will be offered as an after-school program on Friday afternoons from April 19 through May 31 (seven sessions).  Total Sports Squirts will be held at John Maccarone Memorial (City) Stadium from 4– 5 p.m. The fee is $105 per child.

   First Play Tennis is geared towards players who are of beginner to intermediate level and will teach children the basic fundamentals of forehand, backhand, volley, serve and rallying, as well as court movement, shot selection and footwork.  The enthusiastic coaches follow USTA guidelines and curriculum.  Instruction is in small groups, not individual, and players are required to supply their own racquet. Sessions will be held at the Stanco Park courts at theGlen Cove Golf Course on Saturdays from April 13 through June 1 (seven sessions, includes a miss date for Memorial Day weekend).  Children ages 5-7 will attend the 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. session; ages 8 -10 will attend the 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. session and ages 11-14 from 3:30 to 5p.m..  The Tennis Clinic program fee is only $100 for the one-hour 5-7 year old session and $145 for the one-and-a-hour sessions for ages 8-14.

 Info: City of Glen Cove Parks & Recreation Dept. at 676-3766 or stop by Room 304 in Glen Cove City Hall during business hours.


Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.

The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.


The Syosset Braves 11-year-old football team recently won the Superbowl Championship Game against the Rosedale Jets with a final score of 13 to 0.

The Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-Kilometer Run started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage on Dec. 21. The top local finisher was Tim Mahony of Syosset, who scored in 11th place overall and third in the 15 to 19 age group.

Other locals winning awards in this year’s Ho Ho Ho Run were Gina Ferraro of Syosset (2nd woman, 35-39 age group), Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman, 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (2nd woman, 55-59 age group).


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