The Syosset Baseball Association and the Town of Oyster Bay recently announced the overhaul of the Syosset Woodbury Community Park 60-foot baseball field in time for the opening day game to take place on Wednesday, April 14.
On Saturday night, March 20, at a steamy Island Garden in West Hempstead, before an enthusiastic crowd, Coach Warren Wagner’s eighth-grade Long Island Lightning AAU Basketball team, sponsored by Celebrity Diner, stunned previously unbeaten (14-0) LI Lightning Law 43-40, to capture the eighth-grade Division 1 Super League Championship.
Perennial Caumsett 50K superstar Michael Wardian of Arlington Virginia did it again on March 7 – his third consecutive victory in the Caumsett State Park 50 Kilometer Run. Mike covered the 10 loop 31.07 mile course in 2 hours, 55 minutes, 50 seconds, a scant 40 seconds short of the race record that he set in 2008, but a solid eight minutes plus in front of runner-up Malcolm Campbell of Marietta, Georgia. Scott Jaime of Highlands Ranch, Colorado scored third, and top Master Dan Verrington of Bradford, Massachussetts crossed the finish line in front of the Winter Cottage at Caumsett in fourth place overall.
The Jericho Hawks, girls U12 travel soccer team, was awarded the Sportsmanship Award for the Fall 2009 season at the Long Island Junior Soccer League’s Annual Convention held in March.
Monday, March 22 and Tuesday, March 23 between 7 and 9 p.m. at Jackson Elementary School’s cafeteria the Jericho Youth Football League will be holding its flag and tackle football programs registration for the fall 2010 season.
The Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor’s Cup Ice Hockey Championship game will be held at the Town’s new state-of-the-art rink in Bethpage on the evening of Wednesday, March 24. The title game, which will feature the top two Town of Oyster Bay high school ice hockey teams, will start at 7:45 p.m.
Applications are now available for the 23rd anniversary Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, Long Island’s largest triathlon, and perhaps the most athlete friendly—multisport event in the country. Fifteen hundred athletes representing 12 states participated in the 2009 edition of the Tri, and an equally big turnout is expected for 2010.
At a recent swim meet against the Bensonhurst Stingrays, the Sid Jacobson Barracudas was able to take first place in every category. While there were no competitors in some categories, in the categories where all lanes were taken, the Barracudas were able to maintain their competitive edge and come out ahead. Some of the highlights of the meet were:
The Jammin’ Jayhawks basketball program has completed its winter 2010 season. This non-competitive sports program for students with special needs in the Jericho School District has been a resounding success. It was initially started by Alex and Nicole Ripka, both juniors in the Jericho School District, who along with their sister Danielle, a sophomore, organized a group of high school teen volunteers to play with and coach the special needs students in athletic clinics held at the Robert Seaman Elementary School. The program is proudly co-sponsored by the Jericho Athletic Association and SEPTA. The clinics are directed by an experienced adaptive physical education instructor and are open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The high school teen volunteers work with the special needs students in a one-to-one or two-to-one ratio.
The snow is melting and the start of JAA spring soccer season is just around the corner. The JAA’s kindergarten and pre-K Soccer Divisions will be kicking off their spring season on April 11.
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