Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00
Syosset speedster Kim Solomine took second-place honors among the women in the 55 to 59 age group in the Jan. 19 Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery.
Solomine, who is 44 and runs competitively for the Greater Long Island Running Club, crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 17 minutes, 39 seconds, just 41 seconds behind age group winner Linda Ottaviano of Cold Spring Harbor.
While it wasn’t nearly as warm as it was for the 2012 edition of the run, Mother Nature provided clear skies on the morning of Jan. 19 for the 3rd Annual running Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery.
One thousand seventy finishers enjoyed a fast, flat 10-mile course from Patchogue through Blue Point and Bayport to Sayville and back, followed by a post-race courtesy of Pete Cotter and his team at the Blue Point Brewery in Patchogue.
Ric Diveglio of the Greater Long Island Running Club served as race director. Diveglio and the race committee of Linda Ottaviano, Brendan Barrett, Mike Nolan, Pete Cotter of the Blue Point Brewery, Fred von der Heydt, Nikita Dorcinvil of justfinish.net, and Carl Grossbard made something that was not very easy look as smooth as possible
Organizers are pleased that a significant amount of the proceeds of the run will be turned over to Tom Fricke and his Better Understanding of Life in Africa (BULA) program.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 00:00
During its April and May meetings, the Birchwood Civic Association welcomed Board of Education members and candidates from the Syosset School District, as well as Board of Education members and administrators from the Jericho School District to discuss budget proposals and issues facing the districts. The BCA voted to endorse both the Syosset and Jericho budgets, as well as the Jericho Library budget, acknowledging that all made a strong effort to retain programs while staying below the state tax levy cap. In addition, the BCA voted in support of Jericho's Proposition 2 regarding the establishment of a capital reserve fund. The Syosset Library budget was not reviewed.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Susan Parker, a resident of Syosset for 24 years, is running for a trustee seat on the Syosset Board of Education.
A mother of three and employee of the Syosset Fire District for the past seven years, Parker has been an active PTA member for the past 21 years on a local and county level. Parker received her BS from SUNY Binghampton and her MBA from Boston University. Parker says she has two “gainfully employed” graduates of the school district, and a son currently attending Syosset High School.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
The Syosset Braves varsity boys lacrosse team (7-1) were victorious over the Plainview JFK Hawks (5-3) last Friday afternoon, 12-5 in Conference I play. The Braves are the number two seed going into the playoffs, and the Hawks are the number six seed.
Ending the first two periods with a 6-2 lead, the Braves’ defense reduced Plainview’s potential comeback to only one goal, while Syosset scored four.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Monmouth University sophomore Ashley Sandler of Jericho was named Northeast Conference tennis co-player of the week in April. The Syosset High School grad earned her second career league honor after posting a 4-0 record, including a 3-0 NEC mark, in a week that saw the Blue and White go 3-1.
Sandler did not drop a game in rolling to a 6-0, 6-0 win over La Salle’s Allison Amrein then stopped Wagner’s Rachel Jurgielewicz, 6-0, 6-4. Sandler edged the Mount’s Renee Deane in a marathon three-set affair, winning 6-2, 3-6, 13-11 and ended her week with another 6-0, 6-0 victory, this time over St. Francis’(Brooklyn) Akuila Edwards.