For the second year in a row, the Jericho boys soccer team won the New York State Championship. Pictured are seniors: Jesse Buller, Zachary Cohen, Abraham Fatehi, Michael Gang, Jared Garten, Alexander Genatt, Ari Lewis, Brian Lowenstein, Derek Medolla, Anjani Motta, David Orr, Harrison Rieber, Bradley Wank, Brandon Wood, and Josh Yardeni. Juniors: Jonathan Amodio, Tyler Amodio, Jason Barbagallo, Michael Blumberg, Robert Busam, Reed Ginsberg, David Greenbaum, Andrew Greenblatt, Jack Roberts, Drew Shuman, Noah Zeiff, and Jake Zorfas. Also pictured are sophomore Zachary Brown and freshman Barry Sharifi, head coach Dani Braga and assistant coach James Whelan. Congratulations go out to the team, as well as to John Mankowich, Curriculum Associate for Health, Physical Education and Athletics.
The 2nd Annual Tai Chi Competition in New York City was recently held at the Seward Park High School in Lower Manhattan. The event included not only individual, but group competitions as well. The team from America Taiji Health Qigong Center of Syosset, the only team from Long Island, placed second in the Tai Chi 24 Forms and third place in the Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan group competition. The day ended with a free performance by the Tai Chi Masters, which was held in the high school auditorium. Over 700 people attended.
Syosset Baseball Association (SBA) recently held its annual Awards Dinner at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. The event honored those teams in the A through Major League Divisions for their accomplishments throughout the 2012 spring intramural season along with awarding trophies to the champions and runner-ups in each of the respective divisions. The ceremony also acknowledged those SBA players that played travel baseball during the summer and fall seasons.
In spite of the fact that Hurricane Sandy had recently hit the area and many SBA families were without power or facing damage to their property, the organization chose to hold the event to give members a diversion from the cleanup, warmth and a hot meal. Those in attendance were treated to one of the greatest baseball hitters of all-time with former Cincinnati Reds, Montreal Expos and Philadelphia Phillies player, Pete Rose, joining the group.
The Syosset High School boys’ varsity soccer team earned their first Nassau County Championship title since 1998, defeating Massapequa High School on Monday, Nov. 12.
The girls’ varsity tennis team at Syosset High School brought in another impressive win for the season, its fourth consecutive Long Island Championship win. The team defeated Half Hollow Hills East 7-0 during the Thursday, Nov. 15 game.
The Syosset Braves 10-year-old football team recently won the Super Bowl Championship Game against the Bellmore Braves with a final score of 20 to 12. The team was led by Quarterback Jack Fine, while players John Harris (two touchdowns) and Thomas Dolciotto (one touchdown) helped clinch the win. This victory was made possible by the hard work the players put into each practice, led by Lead Coach Craig Fine, and coaches Tom Dolciotto, Joe Gangi, Joe Terino and Ely Izarkson. The team would also like to thank Tina Mourelatos, the “team mom.”
Football players at H.B. Thompson Middle School in Syosset were treated to a special guest recently when Ottis Jerome “OJ” Anderson, former player with the New York Giants and St. Louis Cardinals, stopped by the school to discuss the importance of hard work, dedication and teamwork with the students.
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