Runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes from all over Long Island and beyond are cordially invited to come to Plainview on Sunday morning, July 10 for the 8th annual edition of the Heart and Sole 5 Kilometer Run/ Walk. The event will once again be starting and finishing at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School, on Central Park Road and Southern Parkway in Plainview, starting at 9 a.m.
The net proceeds of this event will go to benefit the Plainview/Syosset Scholarship Fund for local students considering a career in a medically related field. This year’s race will be conducted in honor of local emergency medical teams and other first responders.
The SYAC Girls Softball Spring season got off to a roaring start on April 27, with the season’s first games played all around Syosset. Despite cool temperatures and a touch of fog, spirits were high as the national anthem was sung and the first ball was thrown out at Syosset-Woodbury Park for the opening game in the SYAC Senior League.
The Syosset Spartans, Syosset Youth Lacrosse’s (Sylax) boy’s travel lacrosse teams played in the Simsbury Shootout Lacrosse Tournament in Simsbury, Connecticut on the weekend of May 8. There are 4 Spartans teams made up of Syosset School District residents who tried out for this highly competitive level of lacrosse. All of the teams had an excellent experience and were led by the fifth-grade Red team, which went undefeated and won the fifth/sixth-grade division.
On Saturday, April 30, Jericho Team Three played Westbury in the 9 and 10-year-old Gold Division at Westbury Water Park Field. Jericho grabbed an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on hits by Ian Gerber, Sagar Sethi, and Michael Wexler. However, the lead was short-lived as Westbury tied the game in their half of the first and took a 4-2 lead with single runs in the next two innings.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that the county is teaming up with the Salisbury Golf & Learning Center and the Metropolitan PGA to sponsor four hours of free playing time at the Eisenhower Park driving range on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Jammin’ Jayhawks proudly completed their third basketball season last month at Seaman Elementary School. This non-competitive sports program was established in 2009 by the Jericho Athletic Association and was initially organized by Jericho High School seniors Alex and Nicole Ripka along with their sister Danielle, who is a junior.
On Saturday, April 9 under a clear blue sky, the Jericho Athletic Association’s (JAA) Little League baseball and softball season kicked off with opening day festivities at Lynch Field at Merry Lane.
All of the baseball and softball players, from kindergarteners through high school students, arrived at the Milleridge Inn parking lot at 10:45 a.m., proudly wearing their baseball uniforms, for the start of the annual opening day JAA Baseball Parade. The Jericho High School varsity baseball players, along with Coach O’Shea, marched alongside the Little Leaguers.
Prior to the season’s playoffs, the Syosset Baseball League Shock went 7(wins) and 3(losses), with their wins averaging 10 points over their opponents. Each of the girls routinely attended weekly practices over the five-month season, improving their skills and growing as individual players and as a team as whole. The championship game, which took place on Wednesday, March 23, was a great match-up against second place “Team Dream,” coached by Evan Friedman. At the end of regulation time, both teams had done such a tremendous job on defense that the score was tied at 14-14. In the end, the Shock scored one last basket in overtime and held off Team Dream for a final score at the buzzer of 16-14.
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