The fifth grade Jericho travel basketball team recently defeated Syosset to win the Island Garden Super League championship.
After finishing the season atop the league standings and splitting their two regular season games, expectations were high that these two teams would produce another exciting and well-played game. The boys from both teams did not disappoint as they traded baskets in an extremely close first half, with Jericho taking the lead 14-10 at halftime. Using a swarming defense and sharp execution on the offensive end, Jericho went on a 17-1 run to start the second half. The boys from Syosset fought hard until the end, with Jericho ultimately prevailing by the score of 43-18.
Victorious coach Warren Wagner summed it up after the game: “It was a wonderful end to a great season.”
Timothy Mahoney was recently presented with the Edward Kata Sportsmanship Award at St. Mary’s gym in Syosset. The CYO program at St. Edward the Confessor Church organizes the honor. Among those present were Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris Coschignano, CYO Board Member Kevin Frain, Bradd and Gregg Kata, as well as Jim and Ginny Mahoney and their daughter Meghan.
One of Long Island’s most important recreational sporting events – the 26th anniversary Runner’s Edge Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon – is now open for registration.
The Triathlon will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2013, starting and finishing at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay.
It will once again consist of a ½ mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, followed by a 15 kilometer bike ride through Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and finishing up with a 5 kilometer run up to the Planting Fields Arboretum and back to the finish line at Roosevelt Park. The first wave of athletes will enter the water at 7:30 a.m., and the last athlete should cross the finish line well before 11 a.m.
Local residents Kasper Buchen and Julian Buchen from Brookville, James Wun of Syosset, Max Scalamandre of Brookville, and Geoffrey Chen of Locust Valley, have qualified to compete at the 2013 Metropolitan Swimming Junior Olympics. These young swimmers will compete representing the nationally ranked host team, Long Island Aquatic Club (LIAC).
In addition, Trudiann Patrick from Brookville is a qualifier for the Junior National Championship meet to take place in Orlando, Florida the same week. Only a select number of swimmers nationwide qualify each year. Patrick got her start at the Metropolitan Junior Olympics as an age group swimmer and is proud to represent LIAC and Long Island at the national level.
Long Island Lutheran’s Girls’ Basketball Team captured first place in the State Federation Tournament of Champions Class “A” Finals held recently in Albany. Facing Troy, the team pulled off a 62-45 victory. Securing a first-place finish in this year’s tournament was the goal for the team all season long and capped off a great season in its new division. Tournament MVP honors went to Lauren “Boogie Brozoski. Additionally, Katie Lavelle and Staci Barret received All Tournament honors.
LuHi’s Boys Crusaders outscored their opponent in the semifinal round and won against Abraham Lincoln School 73-55. In the Class AA Federation Title game, the Crusaders battled back from an early deficit to trail Christ the King 38-55 at halftime. Unfortunately, they came up short and the Royals went on to claim the title 73-64. Despite the loss, they placed in USA Today’s “Best of the Rest” category. Kentan Facey received All Tournament honors and Mical-Ryan Boyd received the Sportsmanship Award.
Chaminade High School senior Dan Lagalante of Syosset, anchored the Chaminade 4x100-freestyle relay team to a third-place finish in the NYSPHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships held on March 2 in Rochester. The relay team (which included Chaminade’s Liam Cashin, Mike Cashin, and James Brittan) finished in 3:10.29 setting a school record and earning All-American Consideration. Lagalante also set a new school record of 51.87 with his fifth-place finish in the finals of the 100-yard backstroke event, and finished in ninth place in the 200-yard freestyle and eleventh in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Congratulations go out to St. Edward the Confessor School’s Lady Monarchs basketball team for winning the Catholic Middle School Sports Association (CMSSA) Division III championship. The team was coached by Mr. Pat Conroy and assistant coach, Mr. Keith Weidenmann.
Jericho’s boys varsity basketball team won the Nassau County Class A Championship at Hofstra on March 3, defeating Roslyn by a score of 62-45.
As juniors and seniors in high school, the members of the Syosset Pumas GU-19 team have chosen to stay together - partly for the love of the game, but more so for the friendships they formed throughout the years. The Pumas, who started out as a Syosset squad, embraced players from various towns such as Jericho, Woodbury, Cold Spring Harbor, Plainview, Dix Hills, Huntington, Oyster Bay and more. Other results from the successful fall season: -The GU12 Thunder stormed to a 7-0 record and won its division. -The GU11 Madrid finished on top in a competitive league, and won Division 1 with a 6-0-1 record. -The GU11 Jazz clinched first place with 6-0-1 record. -The GU10 United placed first and won in Division 1 with seven victories.
The Jericho Athletic Association recently celebrated the close of another successful baseball/softball program, and the kickoff for the “new and improved” Spring 2013 season with the JAA Annual Baseball Dinner, held at North Shore Synagogue in Syosset.
This past year, 265 boys and 130 girls participated in JAA baseball/softball programs. Both enjoyed free clinics offered by the JAA using professional organizations, a full slate of games, and once again, both baseball and softball enjoyed games at home, as well as against neighboring towns, giving the boys and girls in our program an intramural experience with a travel feel.
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