That familiar crack of the bat was back as several dozen teams from SYAC Girls Softball recently took to the athletic fields to begin practices for the spring season. Each spring, hundreds of girls from Syosset, Woodbury and Jericho in grades K through 9 play SYAC softball. SYAC has four divisions: Instructional (grades K-1), Pony (2-3), Junior (4-5), and Senior (6-9).
The season begins on April 23 and extends to playoffs in early June. Teams hold practices before the season begins, and once the season starts, there are several games a week. Games are held on weekday evenings.
Hobart College junior Bruce Grant of Syosset was selected the Liberty League Men’s Tennis Performer of the Week after posting a perfect 4-0 record in singles and 2-2 mark in doubles during one week in March.
Chandler Kirby, a junior and varsity long stick middie at Jericho High School has been named as a 2012 Brine National High School All-American and has been selected to represent the New York East Region in the 2012 Brine National Lacrosse Classic to be held in Boyds, Maryland June 30-July 3. The Brine National Lacrosse Classic brings the top 400 high school underclassmen lacrosse players in the country to one venue, where 16 regional teams will compete to become the 2012 National Champion and qualify to compete for an international championship later in the year.
From the very first practice on a night back in October, Coach Howie Winston told the boys that they had a very good team. In fact, the words ‘championship caliber’ were even bantered about. Most of them knew the team was going to be good. Nobody realized that five short months later, they’d end up extremely good. In fact, perfect. And that’s what happened.
The Syosset Basketball League’s Red Team finished as the undefeated, undisputed, champions of the 7th-8th grade division with a final record of 13-0. The final tournament ended up being not much different than the regular season with the Red Team taking on all comers with the same style they had played all year and the results were the same too. The team had a few simple rules to play by which were repeated time and time again: Defense and Rebounding usually win games, and forget about the last play; think about the next play; and always stay positive.
Following the earlier and equally stunning news that future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning would sign as a free agent with the Denver Broncos, Tebow, a Heisman Trophy winner, found himself on the trade block. The Jets swooped in and acquired the lefty, while surrendering two mid-round draft picks. So, what’s the early verdict?
Syosset Baseball Association introduced BlastBall for the spring 2012 season and expanded the program in the community to include children ages 3 and 4.
BlastBall is an introductory game for tee-ball, baseball, and softball for boys and girls ages 3 and 4. Utilizing a large foam ball and foam bat the game is safe for the youngest members and does not require use of a baseball glove.
Everyone who is planning to participate in the Long Island Marathon, Half Marathon or 10 Kilometer Run on Sunday, May 6 is invited to attend the “Pre-Long Island Marathon RunSmart Clinic” on Thursday evening, April 26. Admission is free.
The clinic will be held in the auditorium of the Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue in Bethpage, starting promptly at 7 p.m.
It was the winter of the hardwood as the Portledge Varsity Basketball teams dominated the winter athletic scene. Varsity Girls Basketball led the way by winning a third consecutive IPPSAL Championship, reaching the semifinals of the prestigious NYSAISAA Class C Girls Basketball Tournament and establishing an overall record of 26-2.
This record and the .930 winning percentage that goes along with it are among the finest overall marks in school history. Congratulations to seniors Lisa Dourmashkin ’12 (Locust Valley) and Alexa Lodenquai ’12 (Westbury) who graduate with three consecutive IPPSAL Championships, coaches Skip Amadio, John Greene and Francesca Maiello, and the rest of the Lady Panthers squad. Watch out for this team next winter as sophomore sensation Tamara Simpson ’14 (North Babylon), who is arguably one of the top ten players in the state, returns, along with dominating defensive center Ceci Mulry ’13 (Glen Cove) and lightning quick guard Kristie Kelly ’13 (Oyster Bay).
More than 200 juniors and seniors participated in a spirited competition of scooter races, a shuttle run, volleyball and tug of war at Syosset High School’s Sports Night on Friday, March 2. For more than 15 years, this annual event continues to foster school spirit and reinforce the importance of teamwork, unity and trust.
With 400 registrants and 335 finishers, this year’s Merrell of Huntington Village Caumsett State Park 50 and 25 K Runs shattered all previous totals, as this event continues to grow and grow. The Run was held on the traditional 5K loop course once again this year, with 112 athletes successfully completing the 50K and 233 finishing the 25K.
Among the top finishers in the 50 K Run were Kim Solomine of Syosset, who was the 11th woman overall with a time of 4:36:28 and Patrick Riccardi of Plainview (4:48:47). Among the top finishers in the 25K were Aaron Lewis of Jercho (1:57:14), Jessica Petrina of Plainview (2:00:38), Steven Girardi of Syosset (2:12:51)Keith Kleiman of Syosset (2:28:07), Guy Klarfeld of Plainview (2:42:54), and Larry Kurtzman of Plainview (3:01:57).
Page 16 of 45<< Start < Prev 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Next > End >>