While the future of the New York Islanders’ franchise might be on thin ice, it was business as usual for head coach Jack Capuano at the team’s annual prospects mini-camp at the Nassau Coliseum on July 14.
Nassau County residents, who will have the chance to approve a $400 million bond on Aug. 1 to finance a new arena for the team, could possibly help remedy some of the uncertainty. Team owner Charles Wang publicly stated it’s unlikely the Islanders will remain in Uniondale beyond 2015 – when the current building lease expires – if a new arena isn’t approved.
The 2011 Carle Place Varity Softball Team posted the best overall record since the program began in 1997, with an overall record of 19-3-1 and 14-0 in league play. The season was a success: Class B/C Conference Champions, Class B County Championships and Class B Long Island Champions.
The Lady Frogs were ranked ninth in the state for “B” schools. In 15 varsity seasons, the Lady Frogs have captured five conference championships, eight county championships, four Long Island championships and one Final Four at appearance at States.
Congratulations to Owen Skeete and Tiara Mitchell, two of Westbury High School’s track athletes, for earning athletic scholarships as a result of their outstanding accomplishments. Skeete earned a scholarship to the University of Indiana, while Mitchell earned a scholarship to the University of New Haven.
Westbury Little League’s seniors won their second straight Colt Division Championship with a resounding 15-1 victory over division rival, Plainview, at the East Meadow complex on Monday, June 27.
Westbury, coached by Ralph Davis, Lou Mejica and Matt Alford, savored this win as it concluded a solid season with just one loss to this same Plainview team earlier in the season.
Senior Alyssa Bruckner, a CPHS graduate, closed out her career by helping the Muhlenberg College softball team capture the 2011 Centennial Conference Championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament.
Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization, will host its 15th Annual Golf Classic at one of the region’s premier golf courses, The Creek Club in Locust Valley. To be held on Thursday, Aug. 4, the fundraising event will honor Long Island businessman Stephen McDermott, a resident of East Meadow who assisted Island Harvest in securing a new 24,000 square foot warehouse, serves on several committees and was a panelist at Island Harvest’s 2010 Hunger Summit.
On June 16 in the Westbury High School Auditorium during the commendations component of the Westbury Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Constance Clark-Snead recognized two Westbury High School spring season teams that earned the prestigious New York State Scholar/Athlete Team Award: the Westbury varsity girls badminton team and the Westbury varsity girls softball team.
On June 14 the Nassau County Track Coaches Association presented the Allen Dawson Memorial Award for contributions to the sport of track and field to Westbury UFSD Director of Athletics Doric Capsis.
The award was presented at the Nassau County Track and Field Officials dinner, which was held at the Stewart Thomas Manor in Farmingdale. Former Section VIII running coordinator and retired Great Neck School’s Athletic Director Bob Baratta recognized Capsis’ contributions to the sport of track and field, which included complimenting his friendliness to officials, coaches, parents and athletes and willingness to help with what ever was needed to create a great track meet.
Despite a postponement from the week before due to a rainy forecast, the outing took place on Wednesday, May 25 at Towers on the Green in Floral Park.
Thanks to Ben Pardo and his committee, including Cynthia Johnson, Margaret Cecere, Jo Marino, Marilyn Gobel, Robin Marks and John Iannucci for their efforts in organizing the outing to raise funds to continue to provide services for the seniors in the Westbury community and the surrounding areas. The Westbury Senior Center offers a variety of social, recreational and educational activities that enable the seniors to continue to lead healthy, productive and enriching lives.
The State University of New York (SUNY) College at Old Westbury will host its 10th Annual Summer Polo Match and Lawn Party on Sunday, June 26 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at Hickox Field in Old Westbury.
This championship polo tradition raises funds to support academic and programmatic enhancements at the College, while also honoring those who advocate for the preservation of Long Island’s open spaces.
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