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SHS Boys Varsity Soccer Team Clinches Nassau Championship

The Syosset High School boys’ varsity soccer team earned their first Nassau County Championship title since 1998, defeating Massapequa High School on Monday, Nov. 12.

The Braves moved on to face the second-ranked team in the county, Brentwood High School, on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Long Island Championship. The team played a great game but was unfortunately defeated by Brentwood, 1-0.  Overall, Syosset had a great season, finishing league play with an 11-2-1 record.

Off the field, in their tenth year of participating in the Tunnel to Towers Run, the Braves helped to raise $2,000 for the foundation for which the race is named. In the wake of the devastation brought to the area by Hurricane Sandy, the players sought ways to support those in need. After learning that six soccer players from Massapequa (the team they had played in the county finals) had their homes affected by the storm, the Syosset team rallied quickly to raise $600 and present each player with a $100 gift card.

News

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.


Sports

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).


Calendar

Jericho Wheelchair Basketball

January 17

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January 17

Open Forum: Now What Do I Say?

January 21



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