With the future of Jericho football in question, 37 dedicated Jericho junior varsity football players went on the road for the season opener against Calhoun in Merrick.
The Syosset Youth Football and Cheerleading League had its season opening games on Saturday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 12. The weather cooperated for most of the day, but the later games were a little wet. Even so, the league played some great football.
What do you get when you cross the NHL with NASCAR and the NHL? Roller Derby is what, and it’s happening right here on Long Island. On Saturday, Sept. 4 the local derby divas, the Long Island Roller Rebels, hosted a tournament at Skate Safe America in Bethpage against seven other teams from across New York State. Hundreds of spectators gathered, arriving often and early to get the coveted rink-side seating for their favorite team’s battle.
The featured speaker at the Tuesday evening, Sept. 21 open meeting of the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) will be Amy Palmiero-Winters, who recently was awarded the ESPY as the best female athlete with a disability.
It’s no secret that young athletes, like the young hockey players at Syosset Iceworks, can learn a lot from the professionals about their sport. However, some may find it surprising that the players can learn a trick or two from the experience as well. “I did two new drills today that I’ve never done in my life, and really, really enjoyed them,” said New York Islanders defenseman Bruno Gervais of his experience instructing Syosset campers.
The 2010 Maccabi Games were a great success this summer for the Sid Jacobson JCC team, which included several athletes from the Syosset-Jericho area: Zachary Goodman, Michael Friedman, and Renee Kiviat. Taking place in Omaha, Nebraska this year, the local delegation took home medals in every sport in which they took part in. The five-day event featured Olympic style competition in which athletes aged 13-16 excelled.
Shari Klarfeld and Richard Kleiman of Plainview, and Arthur Koppelman and Bert Jablon of Syosset all won age group awards in the August 14 ‘Sprint for the Feinstein Institute’ 5 Kilometer Run, held at Sands Point.
On June 20, in a thrilling come-from-behind victory, the Boys U-10 Jericho Galaxy soccer team won the Long Island Junior Soccer League Waldbaum’s Cup Championship by a score of 2-1, defeating the Dix Hills Hurricanes in overtime.
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