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Ike Davis At Baseball Dinner

The Jericho Athletic Association recently celebrated the close of another successful baseball/softball program, and the kickoff for the “new and improved” Spring 2013 season with the JAA Annual Baseball Dinner, held at North Shore Synagogue in Syosset.

This past year, 265 boys and 130 girls participated in JAA baseball/softball programs. Both enjoyed free clinics offered by the JAA using professional organizations, a full slate of games, and once again, both baseball and softball enjoyed games at home, as well as against neighboring towns, giving the boys and girls in our program an intramural experience with a travel feel.

The dinner was a huge success, attended by over 220 people. The evening started with a surprise appearance of “Mr. Met” and was highlighted with a special guest speaker from the New York Mets, Ike Davis.

 Anyone who would like to volunteer to be part of the JAA’s Little League baseball and sssoftball program can do so by contacting Adam Brodsky at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Roster positions are still available, but filling up quickly. Children who live within the Jericho School district can sign up at www.jaasports.org.

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

Reality Check on America’s Economy, Health Care & Budget

January 17

Open Forum: Now What Do I Say?

January 21



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