Friday, 28 September 2012 00:00
The Syosset Braves 8-year-old Cheer Team had a very exciting day this past weekend. The girls had to get up early, put on their uniforms and head to Citifield Stadium in Queens. The reason? The Mets were hosting Cheer and Dance Day. The Braves arrived at Citifield and were greeted by over 500 cheerleaders, ranging from elementary school teams, to high school teams, all the way up to college level. Even the championship Hofstra Cheer Team was there. The day was led by members of the Jets (football) Flight Crew Cheer Team.
The Jets led the large group through an hour-long rehearsal, right out in the parking lot of Citifield. It was an incredible sight and the girls could feel the spirit and excitement in the air. The Braves did a fine job of keeping up with the rest, even though their team was one of the youngest in attendance.
Once the practice session ended, it was photo-op time with the Jets Cheerleaders; the Braves were ecstatic. Next, it was time to make their way into the stadium. The Braves were so excited that they broke out into a rousing round of hometown cheers. “We are the Braves,” and “SYO - SS – ET” could be heard throughout the parking lot. The girls were escorted into the stadium by Nicole Annese, the Mets’ event organizer, who patiently answered all of their many questions while smiling and coordinating the entire event through her walkie-talkie.
Once inside the stadium, the girls got a front row view of the baseball diamond and watched a few players warm up as well. Finally, it was show time. The Braves were the first team led out onto the field and lined up, as the rest of the teams of cheerleaders made their way out onto the field behind them.
The Jets Cheerleaders came out and led the performance, while the Braves and all of the Cheer teams put on a great show. The girls danced to Shook Me All Night Long, I Love Rock and Roll, Glory Days, and a few other stadium songs. Once the routine was done, the crowd cheered and the parade of cheerleaders left the field. The Mets treated everyone to a commemorative T-shirt, making the day even more memorable.
Now that show time was over, it was time to sit back, relax and watch the game. The Mets did their part in making the day a success by winning the game 4-3 against the Florida Marlins.
The Braves would like to thank the Mets, Nicole Annese and the Jets Cheerleaders for a great Cheer experience. The team can’t wait for next year’s Cheer and Dance Day.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
If you’ve ever been to the 16 Handles store in Jericho and topped your frozen yogurt with the crumbcake crumbs, you know why shop owner Scott Silverman has to re-order them frequently. They are that popular.
“And they always come in fresh,” he says.It’s not surprising, since they are made just a few miles away at Laura & Co. Snacks: The Crumb Without the Cake in Glen Cove.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:47
The Town of Oyster Bay will host two Saturday night primetime high school ice hockey contests this season as part of its High School Hockey Night in Oyster Bay series held at the town's Ice Skating Center on Stewart Avenue in Bethpage. Starting off the series will be the Syosset Braves taking on the Massapequa Chiefs on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m.
“These events, which are free to all Town residents, feature high school teams that are among the finest in Nassau County,” Venditto said. “The players really look forward to competing at the Town of Oyster Bay’s state of the art rink and we are always pleased to have them here.”
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Fourteen student-athletes from Syosset High School have committed to play at a college or university next year.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Jericho Celeste Taub, 13, showed that she could run with the big girls (and the big boys!) on Sunday, Nov. 17, as she scored a decisive victory in the Women’s Division of the 5th annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer, a 5-kilometer road race that started and finished at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park.
Taub finished the Run in 20 minutes, 17 seconds, 53 seconds in front of 36-year-old runner-up Kelly Bregou of New York City.