On Monday, July 19, the Marty Lyons Foundation will host its 25th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic at the Old Westbury Golf and Country Club. Brothers Mike Ryan, president of The LandTek Group, and Ed Ryan, vice president of The LandTek Group, will be honored at the event as the 2010 Men of the Year. The LandTek Group, the foremost leader in athletic field and golf course construction, is the corporate sponsor of the fundraising event. Golf-outing registration and brunch will be 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the cocktail and dinner reception will be at 5:30 p.m.
Once again, the Westbury High School Boys Track Team and Girls Track Team performed exceptionally well at the Nassau County Class AA championships at Mitchell Field complex on May 25 and 26. The women’s track team performed extremely well taking 3rd place. Congratulations to these outstanding student-athletes on winning multiple championships and consistently making Westbury so proud.
During the weekend of June 12, Carle Place athletes Nicole Scicolone and Joanna Koronios competed in the New York State Track and Field Championship in Vestal, NY. Koronios, a junior captain, qualified to compete in the discus. On her second throw of the day, Koronios broke her own school record and clinched the gold for Division II schools with a 141’ throw, leaving all other competitors at least 20’ behind her. The next day, competing in Federations, Koronios placed 3rd in all of the state which moved her to be ranked 66th in the nation. She will conclude her season competing in Nationals in North Carolina.
The Westbury Rattlers 13-year-old youth travel baseball team concluded its spring season with two huge come-from-behind wins against the first place Cobras. Powered by Bradley Eugene’s base-clearing double in game one of the doubleheader, which scored three runs, the Rattlers came back to win the game, 14 to 11. Game one was highlighted by great pitching from Nick Pitti and relief work of Dan Kapps. Game two was highlighted by another come from behind win in the last inning with the Rattlers scoring two runs to come out on top, 11 to 10.
The Carle Place Women’s Track and Field team recently earned their second consecutive division championship. The team had outstanding performances on the track, in the jumping pits and in the throwing circle. The women beat out seven competing schools with the closest being Locust Valley, who scored a 101 compared to Carle Place’s 139.
Alyssa Bruckner of Carle Place, a member of Muhlenberg College’s softball team, has had another successful season. Bruckner started 14 games at pitcher and appeared in two in relief. She went 6-9 with a 2.92 ERA and led the Mules with 11 complete games and 93.1 innings pitched.
Congratulations to 53-year-old endurance athlete Les Madey of Westbury, who successfully completed the 8th annual Long Island Greenbelt Trail 50 Kilometer Run on May 8. Congratulations as well to 62-year-old Ray Nieves, also of Westbury, for successfully completing the accompanying 25 Kilometer Run.
Madey completed the 50K Run in 6 hours, 11 minutes, 52 seconds, scoring as the18th finisher overall; Nieves completed the 25K in 4 hours, 20 seconds, earning himself the 77th spot in the 20K.
Overcast skies at the start were followed by some short but torrential showers and high winds before the sun finally made an appearance in the closing stages of the run.
The Greenbelt Trail covers the entire width of Long Island from the Atlantic Ocean north to Long Island Sound, and the Greenbelt Trail 25K covers an out-and-back course on the northern third of the Trail between Plainview and the Trail terminus at the Cold Spring Harbor boat dock. The 50 Kilometer runners do the course twice. The southern miles of the course are fairly flat, but there are a series of nasty hills in the last two miles before the runners reach Cold Spring Harbor.
Race Director Nick Palazzo of the host Greater Long Island Running Club did another outstanding job putting the pieces together, with some most welcome support from Super Runner’s Shop and its proprietor Gary Muhrcke.
Westbury Okinawan Karate, which just completed its sixth year in partnership with the Westbury Recreation Department, had its 4th Annual Board Breaking Night on May 10.
Students from 5 to over 50 years of age participated in the event with the thickness of the boards varying with the age and size of the students. The students were allowed to break the boards with various strikes – punches, elbows, palm strikes, hammer fists, knee strikes and kicks. Although this is not part of the regular curriculum taught at the Westbury dojo, it adds some excitement and flavor to the program.
The Chiefs third grade boys lacrosse team was excellent as they went on the road and shut out the Northport Tigers 5-0 in their own back yard. This brings their undefeated record to 7-0. Chiefs scoring was provided by midfielders Michael O’Connell (2 goals, 1 assist), Jack Duff (2 goals) and Attackmen Marc Chiappone (1 goal).
Holy Trinity Diocesan High School’s 17th Annual Golf Classic will be held on Monday June 21, at the Brookville Country Club in Glen Head. This year’s honorees will include Don Gallant Sr., Don Gallant Jr., and All County Business Solutions; all of whom are longtime supporters and friends of Holy Trinity.
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