This annual picnic is one of Jericho’s favorite community activities, with hundreds of Jericho residents in attendance during the day. The crew from Zorn’s was kept very busy serving up an unlimited supply of hamburgers, hotdogs and an assortment of delicious chicken.
The Syosset Baseball Association spring season drew to a close with the crowning of a new champion in each division from A Division through the Seniors Division. Saturday, June 18, Championship Weekend, was the picture-perfect day to roll out the grand finale for the season with perfect weather: sunshine, no rain, and not too hot to have a fun-filled day of baseball.
The games proceeded with the Majors game at 9 a.m., pitting division-leading Woodbury Sports, managed by Frank Laine, versus Verizon, managed by Mike Simon. Verizon took a commanding lead with five runs in the first inning, and it appeared there would be no turning back. Team Woodbury Sports answered back with runs of its own to make this a nail-biting finish, with Woodbury Sports crowned champions of the Majors Division.
The summer season is well under way for the Syosset Hurricanes, the SYAC Travel Softball U12 girls team. The Hurricanes competed in the Glen Cove Mayor’s Trophy, where they are playing for the fourth straight summer. On July 15, the Hurricanes topped the East Meadow Fillies by a score of 12-4. Kayla Beovich went the distance in pitching for Syosset, with plenty of offensive and defensive support from the entire team. Pictured are Coach Anthony Beovich and his winning Syosset Hurricanes.
Local Jericho student Eric Basile traveled to Reno, Nevada to compete in the United States Fencing Championships from July 1-10. Over 7,000 of the country’s best fencers participated in the largest domestic fencing event held in the United States. Basile fenced in six events over eight days culminating in the US Fencing Division III National Championships. He battled through five hours of fencing, winning all of his bouts to reach the Gold Medal round where he fenced this year’s top rated fencer in his division.
The Syosset Spartans Travel Lacrosse Teams played in the Tri-State National Lacrosse Tournament in Princeton, New Jersey on July 8-10. This three-day lacrosse tournament attracts teams from all over the country, including Massachusetts, Ohio, Maryland, Michigan, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Colorado and many other states. With over 75 players and nearly 100 parents from Syosset in attendance, it was a great community event. Congratulations go out to all of the players for their great play in the tournament.
Ben Rosen’s road to the NHL may not be complete, but he’s certainly getting there. The longtime Syosset resident participated in this summer’s edition of the New York Islanders mini-camp, held at Nassau Coliseum from July 12-16.
The mini-camp featured a mix of recent Islander draft picks and undrafted invitees. Rosen, who participated in last year’s camp, was invited after a successful sophomore season with the Boston University Huskies.
Congratulations go out to Plainview’s own Shari Klarfeld, who scored as the first woman overall in the 8th annual Heart and Sole 5 Kilometer Run through the streets of Plainview on Sunday, July 10.
Klarfeld crossed the finish line at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School in 18 minutes, 57 seconds, a pace of 6:07 per mile that brought her to the finish 41 seconds in front of women’s runner-up Stepanie Gerland of Garden City. Plainview’s Jessica Petrina was the fourth woman overall in 20:16. Tom Glenn of Levittown was the first finisher overall in 17:00.
The Jericho-Brookville Lions Club will hold its 31st Annual Golf for Charity Tournament on Monday, Sept. 19 at the Mill River Club in Upper Brookville.
After a great start at the track at Nassau County’s Mitchel Field and at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, the final ten weeks of the RunStart Program for newer runners are being held at the track at Bethpage High School.
On Sunday morning, July 10, a very special event will take place on the roads of Plainview: the 8th annual Heart and Sole 5 Kilometer Run. Host Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) is asking for the cooperation of local residents to help make the run successful and safe.
The club will be staging the run on behalf of the Plainview and Syosset Hospitals of North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System, with the proceeds earmarked to support the Plainview/Syosset Scholarship Fund for local students considering a career in a medically related field and to support community services at Plainview and Syosset Hospitals to better serve patients.
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