Friday, 21 September 2012 00:00
The Syosset Cyclones, whose three squads comprise the travel division of SYAC Girls Softball, piled up the wins in games this past weekend.
The U9 squad, playing against the Lady Cobras in Roslyn on Sunday, Sept. 16, cruised to an 11-9 win. The team’s record is now 2-0.
The U12 squad, playing against East Meadow, the home team, split a doubleheader. They won game one, 8-5, on good pitching from Pam Kreinces. She was backed up with three hits from Caroline DiCostanzo and two big shots from Rachel Posen. Syosset lost the second game 15-5 to bring their record for the season so far to 3-1.
On Saturday, the U10 Cyclones of sixth graders scrimmaged the U12 Cyclones of seventh graders. No score was kept in what is a series of instructional scrimmages. The U10 squad, which is in the East Meadow League, had a bye this past weekend. In addition to the travel program, SYAC Girls Softball hosts a spring community softball program for girls. For more information visit www.syacgs.org.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00
The Town of Oyster Bay unanimously voted to decrease the speed limit on a stretch of Cold Spring Road from Arizona Avenue to Laurel Hollow from 40 mph to 30 mph last Tuesday during a town board meeting. The selected area had become a primary concern for residents of Syosset and nearby towns and villages, following multiple accidents over the past few years.
Cold Spring Road is a Nassau County road, and the Town of Oyster Bay maintains jurisdiction on setting speed limits within the town’s locations.
Saturday, 15 June 2013 00:00
A vehicle accident left a motorcyclist and his passenger dead following an accident on the New York State Thruway. The fatal motorcycle accident occurred at 1:10 a.m. on Sunday, June 2 near Exit 16 in Woodbury, the Associated Press reported.
According to officials, a Suzuki motorcycle operated by Rafaelito DeJesus, 23, of Valley Stream was headed north on the Thruway when he was hit by another vehicle.
Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00
This spring, in anticipation of fielding their strongest Varsity Baseball squad since the program began eight years ago, Portledge decided to change leagues from IPPSAL (Independent Private and Parochial Schools Athletic League) to the Private School Athletic Association and Athletic Conference of Independent Schools (PSAA/ACIS Alliance), in hopes of finding stronger and more consistent competition. As a newcomer to the Alliance League, which consists of independent school teams from all over the metropolitan area, the Panthers were placed in the 10-team 2nd Division.
It didn’t take long for Portledge to demonstrate the rapidly developing quality of their baseball program, as the Panthers hammered their way to a regular season mark of 9 wins and 1 loss. Moving on to the league playoffs, Portledge quickly dispatched their quarter and semi-final foes before heading to the championship game against Bay Ridge Prep on May 21 at MCU (Municipal Credit Union) Park in Brooklyn.
Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00
The weather was blustery but hearts were warm at the SYAC Pony League All-Star Game, held at H.B. Thompson Middle School last month.
Thirty specially selected girls who play in the Pony League (grades 2-3) of SYAC Girls Softball put on a fine show for the bundled-up fans. They provided a barrage of hitting, combined with great fielding that ended rallies, sometimes by double plays. Eight dads who volunteer as coaches in the SYAC softball program, assisted the players.