Friday, 06 April 2012 00:00
Hobart College junior Bruce Grant of Syosset was selected the Liberty League Men’s Tennis Performer of the Week after posting a perfect 4-0 record in singles and 2-2 mark in doubles during one week in March.
Grant played at No. 1 singles and paired up with first-year Michael Fields at No. 1 doubles in all four of the Statesmen’s matches on their spring break trip to Hilton Head, S.C. Grant started the trip defeating his St. Thomas opponent 6-2, 7-6 (7-3), and earned his second win of the day with an 8-3 doubles victory. He rallied to top St. Olaf’s John Wight 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 10-4. Against Centre, he notched a 6-4, 7-5 triumph in singles and posted a 9-8 (7-2) doubles win. Grant also recorded a 6-3, 6-0 win over Carleton’s Avery Rux.
Grant improved to 6-4 at No. 1 singles this season. He is now 4-2 at No. 1 doubles with Fields.
Hobart edged St. Thomas 5-4 on Monday, defeated St. Olaf 6-3 on Tuesday and topped Centre 7-2 on Wednesday. The Statesmen fell to Carleton 6-3 on Thursday to finish their spring break trip to Hilton Head, S.C. Hobart is now 8-3 overall.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:25
The delightful and upbeat Annie Bleiberg, who is 93 years young, considers herself a very lucky person.
Bleiberg, a Woodbury resident, was a slave at Auschwitz during the Holocaust and her story of survival is chronicled in We Will Survive, a new book by Grammy award-winning artist Gloria Gaynor, known for her famous song “I Will Survive.”
On Nov. 19, The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County held its Annual Tribute dinner at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, with more than 400 people in attendance including Bleiberg and Gaynor.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
A Syosset surgeon has become the first in the United States to present findings from a clinical trial on a combined bariatric approach to enhance weight loss that involves implanting a Lap Band and performing surgery on the stomach.
Plication, or surgery to fold the outer curve of the stomach into a pleat, is new in its application to bariatric surgeries. For decades, the procedure was used to treat perforated ulcers or stomach trauma.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:56
The 6th Annual Blazing Trails 4 Autism 4-Mile Run held on Nov. 23 was almost a brand new race—a new community (East Meadow) with a new school (the new Eden II/Genesis School at St. Raphael’s Parish) and a new flat course through some very nice local streets.
Among the 863 finishers were several award winners from local communities: Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (1st woman 55-59 age group), Glen Wolther of Jericho (3rd 55-59 age group), Pamela Lee of Syosset (1st woman 60-64 age group) and Bert Jablon of Syosset (1st 85-89 age group).
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:50
Graduate student and Syosset native Kiera Harrison became the first-ever Loyola University Maryland cross country runner to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championships, by the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee in November.
Harrison will become the first-ever Greyhound to compete at an NCAA Division I Championship in any sport as an individual.
“This was all Kiera’s hard work,” head cross country coach Rick Woods said. “She deserves this opportunity.”The veteran distance runner was the only Patriot League finisher to earn All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors this year, finishing 24th at the regional meet by tying a career-best time of 20:51 on Nov. 15.