Carle Place High School sophomores Leanne Iannucci and Ashley Cole were recently selected to compete in the Queen of Diamonds Softball Showcase East (QDSE) at Hofstra University on Aug. 21 and 22. The QDSE is a first year event, though its sister showcases in the north and south are considered to be the largest fast pitch softball showcases of their kind in the U.S.
Westbury resident Tara Spohrer is training for the ING Miami Half Marathon on Jan. 30, 2011. Spohrer, 26, is participating with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training Program.
Team In Training (TNT) is the world’s largest charity sports training program. The program provides training to run or walk marathons and half marathons or participate in hiking adventures, triathlons or century (11-mile) bike rides. And all participants are supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of our patients and their families.
Panera Bread, with local restaurants in Hicksville, Farmingdale, Carle Place and East Meadow, has signed on once again to be a major sponsor of the 3rd annual edition of the Blazing Trails 4 Autism 4-Mile Run/Walk. The event will be held on Sunday morning, Oct. 24 at the Great Neck South High School/Middle School campus, and every runner, walker and supporter of those families who are dealing with autism is cordially invited to be a part of it.
Congratulations to Westbury athletes Robert Wu, Matt Mandel and Jenney Tesoriero, all of whom won awards in the 19th annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation 5 Kilometer Run at Eisenhower Park on June 10.
On Father’s Day, June 20, the Westbury Little League Senior Division 15- and 16-year-old team played in the Senior Division Championship game at East Meadow’s baseball complex on Merrick Avenue to a crowd of cheering fans. In an exciting and close game, Westbury defeated Plainview 7-6 in a fierce battle culminating with a walk-off single by Billy Casseus in the bottom of the 7th inning, giving Westbury the Championship against a strong Plainview team. Westbury and Plainview both won their playoff games on June 19, which brought them into the Championship game.
The David Lerner Associates Police Appreciation 5K Run recently drew a record 600 participants to Eisenhower Park in an annual event that raises money for The Police Crisis Fund, which aids Nassau and Suffolk County law enforcement personnel and families in times of personal emergencies, including on-the-job injuries. In its 19 years, the fund has distributed more than $250,000 locally.
The Carle Place Athletic Booster Club will hold its 16th annual Golf Outing in memory of Gerard F. O’Connor at the North Hempstead Country Club on Mon., Aug. 9 at $190 per golfer.
SUNY Maritime, a Division III school, participates in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) and ChrisRichard JeanBaptiste (Westbury High School Class of 2009) and Keith Barnes (Westbury High School Class of 2006) are both currently attending SUNY Maritime and playing on the college’s football team.
Freshman ChrisRichard (6’0, 275 pounds) saw duty at defensive tackle. He has been improving his strength through the “Bigger, Faster, Stronger” program at SUNY Maritime. His bench press maximum was 405lbs and his squat maximum was 545 pounds. ChrisRichard is also working on lowering his time on the 40-yard dash through intensive spring practices and summer off-season workouts. He has selected International Transportation and Trade as his academic major.
Despite a postponement from the week before due to rainy weather, the outing took place 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 fundraising outing to raise funds in order to continue to provide services for the seniors in the Westbury community. The Westbury Senior Center offers a variety of social, recreational and educational opportunities that enable the seniors to continue to lead healthy, productive and enriching lives.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano recently honored the 2010 C.W. Post men’s lacrosse team for winning their second straight NCAA Division II championship. The Post Pioneers defeated LeMoyne College 14-9.
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