Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00
Three SYAC Girls Softball travel teams played season openers on Sunday, April 15, under warm, sunny skies. SYAC travel teams all play under the Syosset Cyclones name.
The Syosset Cyclones U10 squad, fifth-graders coached by Bruce Cayne and Amy Cicio, rallied to a 24-4 win over Albertson-Herricks in an opener at Herricks Middle School. The U10 players hit a lot of balls and were aggressive on the bases. Solid pitching was provided by Isabel Schneider, Tina Mari Susca, and Maddy Siegel. Serving as bench coach for the game was SYAC intern Danielle Zurek, a Syosset High School varsity player.
The Syosset Cyclones U12 team, sixth-graders coached by Frank and Andrea DiCostanzo, opened at home, also against an Albertson-Herricks team. They played to a 20-3 victory, behind strong pitching by Logan Freedman, Alicia Cherian and Jenn Swing. The Cyclones’ bats were alive with many big hits, and the team performed a number of delayed steals. The Cyclones were assisted by bench coaches Alexa Beovich and Jamie Warfield, SYAC interns and varsity athletes at Syosset High School.
Also in action were the U12 seventh-graders, coached by Christine Casale. They played a doubleheader against the Long Island Hurricanes. The team lost the first game by a wide margin, but battled back in the second game, before bowing 4-3 to a very good squad.
The skills clinic will be conducted by U18 players from the Long Island Thunderbolts Softball Club, a tournament travel organization. Thunderbolts players will teach hitting skills with older players and basic skills with younger players. For more information and to register for the SYAC spring season, visit www.syacgs.org.
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.