The United States Tennis Association will be hosting tennis lessons on Sunday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free, and open to all ages and skill level.
Held at the tennis courts at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, the event dubbed “Love on Long Island,” will provide both children and adults the opportunity to learn the game of tennis or improve upon already acquired skills. Provided in conjunction with the United States Tennis Association and the United States Professional Tennis Association, the day will feature ‘10 and Under Tennis,’ a new and innovative way to learn the game that also provides a one year USTA membership for children 10 and under.
For the first time ever, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) is making $10 grandstand general admission tickets to the Belmont Stakes available through Ticketmaster.
With I’ll Have Another set to pursue a sweep of the Triple Crown following his victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, a big crowd is expected for the 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9.
The Carle Place Soccer Club is holding tryouts in several age groups to compete in the Long Island Junior Soccer League this coming fall. Ages range from boys 10 to 14 years old and girls 10 to 13 years old. Tryouts run through June 15 in the evening at Rushmore Avenue School soccer fields.
Players must pre-register at www.cpsoccer.com and are reminded to bring a soccer ball and wear shin guards (no jewelry, please) to tryouts. Players also must attend at least one session.
The New York Islanders recently announced that passes for the 2012 draft party are now available to the general public through Ticketmaster or by visiting the Nassau Coliseum box office. The draft party is scheduled for Friday, June 22, at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Passes to this fan fest are free, but each individual can only reserve up to eight. Doors for the draft party open at 5:30 p.m. and the live stream of the NHL entry draft in Pittsburgh begins at 7 p.m.
On Wednesday May 16, Westbury High School senior pitcher Ralph Davis pitched his second consecutive complete game, one-hit shutout against first-place Great Neck South High School to lead the Westbury Green Dragons to a 3-0 victory.
Recently, members of the Carle Place women’s track and field team, the National Junior Honor Society and Girl Scout Troop 3096, as well as other community residents, helped promote Relay for Life by painting Carle Place purple. “Paint the Town Purple” is an initiative to spread the word about Relay for Life and pump up the community’s excitement since the event is only weeks away.
The W.T. Clarke High School varsity cheerleading team recently competed at the UCA Nationals at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. The team consisted of seniors Michelle Hertzberg, Nicole Hertzberg, Colleen Aspenleiter and Erika Barello, juniors Fernanda Lizama and Amanda Cornell, sophomores Kassie LoDico, Gina Rose, Allyson Ballabat and Mychaela Gonzalez and freshmen Emily Bridgwood and Casey Weinberg. The team fundraised more than $10,000 toward the trip. Congratulations to the girls and their coach, Liz Lamac, on this great accomplishment.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray (second from right, back row), Councilman Gary Hudes (right, back row), Town Clerk Mark A. Bonilla (second from right) and Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin (second from left, back row) recently congratulated the 10 – 11-year-old New York District champions at the Central Nassau Little League opening day ceremony held at the Salisbury Park Drive Ballfields in Westbury. Nassau County Legislator Norma Gonsalves (left) and New York State Assemblyman Tom McKevitt (left, back row) were also on hand to congratulate the young players.
The Long Island Ducks defeated the Somerset Patriots, 9-4, on April 26 at TD Bank Ballpark, securing their seventh consecutive victory in the first game of the season.
Somerset took an early 2-0 lead in the second inning against Ducks starter Mike Loree on a two-run homer to right by Adam Mathews. Long Island rallied back to jump in front 3-2 on Brandon Sing’s sacrifice fly to right in the fifth and RBI doubles from Lew Ford and Josh Johnson in the sixth.
The Long Island Ducks recently announced the final additions to their roster as spring training kicks off for the third consecutive season at Bethpage Ballpark. The team has signed pitchers Randy Keisler and Eric Niesen, catcher Josh Johnson and announced that catcher Mitch Canham has been signed by the St. Louis Cardinals and catcher Mike Rivera has been signed by the Boston Red Sox. Both catchers will report to their respective organization’s Triple-A teams.
“We are excited to begin our quest for the Atlantic League championship,” said Ducks manager Kevin Baez. “I look forward to seeing the team together on the field.”
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