In the last of three quarter-final games at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium on Wednesday evening last week, the Syosset Braves boys’ lacrosse was victorious over the MacArthur Generals in a hard fought 5-4 victory that went into triple-overtime.
With both teams playing their hearts out for possession of the ball, it was Syosset freshman Mac Okeefe who found the hole necessary in MacArthur’s tight defense, and delivered the win for his team.
The U.S. Tennis Association’s Long Island Region recognized several area residents, including New York State’s top male and female high school singles players, for their tennis playing or volunteer achievements.
Syosset’s Josh Levine was a New York State and Nassau County Boys’ Singles Champ at Cold Spring Harbor High School. This was Levine’s second consecutive year winning the New York State championship. Peggy Gluck and Nadine Netter won the Women’s 60s Doubles Eastern, and Flo Levine was the Adult Volunteer of the Year.
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.
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.
The Mill Neck Family of Organizations recently announced that they will host their second “Sail the Sound for Deafness” Regatta on Thursday, August 1, 2013. The late afternoon/evening event, taking place in Oyster Bay, N.Y., follows the successful inaugural launch of last year’s regatta and will once again benefit the Mill Neck Family of Organizations, a group of organizations serving people who are deaf and/or have other special communication needs, locally, nationally and around the world. Programs include deaf education, early childhood education for children with speech and language delays, services for deaf adults, audiology and sign language interpreter services.
Jericho’s boys basketball team was honored by the Board of Education at a recent meeting at Nassau County Champions. Pictured is the team, Jared Bloch, Zachary Cohen, Joshua Francis, Michael Goren, Jake Hirsch, Garrett Johnson, Erik Kanzer, Matthew Kiviat, Brian Lowenstein, Derek Medolla, David Orr, Jack Roberts, Jake Rosenbloom, Daniel Schneider, Jackson Weinreb, and Jared Weiss, along with coaches Walter Bachman and Barry Coval.
Syosset native Bruce Grant was recently named the Liberty League Men’s Tennis Performer of the Week. A senior at Hobart College in upstate Geneva, Grant posted a 2-1 singles record and a 2-1 mark in doubles in the Statesmen’s three matches earlier this month. In one match, he paired with sophomore Michael Fields for a 9-7 win at No. 1 doubles and earned a 6-3, 6-4 victory at No. 2 singles against Hamilton. A few days later, against St. Lawrence, Grant and Fields logged another 9-7 win at the top doubles spot. Grant also defeated his opponent 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Grant is a graduate of Cold Spring Harbor High School.
The New York Cosmos were welcomed by local officials to Mitchel Field last week, as the soccer club said that it will, pending approval of the County Legislature, invest $400,000 in rehabilitating a dilapidated, dry dirt field at there as the team’s new practice facility.
The Cosmos, revived last year, won a Request-for-Proposals issued by the County last month to develop the field. The 10-year lease, which requires approval of the County Legislature, requires the Cosmos to make renovations to the facility and pay Nassau County rent on the land.
The fifth grade Jericho travel basketball team recently defeated Syosset to win the Island Garden Super League championship.
After finishing the season atop the league standings and splitting their two regular season games, expectations were high that these two teams would produce another exciting and well-played game. The boys from both teams did not disappoint as they traded baskets in an extremely close first half, with Jericho taking the lead 14-10 at halftime. Using a swarming defense and sharp execution on the offensive end, Jericho went on a 17-1 run to start the second half. The boys from Syosset fought hard until the end, with Jericho ultimately prevailing by the score of 43-18.
Victorious coach Warren Wagner summed it up after the game: “It was a wonderful end to a great season.”
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