Football mom, Mrs. Ashley Stevens, took the initiative and suggested that the junior varsity team wear pink socks for the cause. Her son, Quentin, running back for the team, posed the idea to the players and coach Teeter, who all jumped at the opportunity and were proud to be a part of the National Breast Cancer Awareness team of people who want to encourage breast cancer awareness and to eradicate breast cancer.
The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 5-4 in waddle-off fashion on Sunday night, Oct. 7, in Game Five of the Atlantic League Championship Series at Bethpage Ballpark. The Ducks won the best-of-five series three games to two and were named the 2012 Atlantic League Champions.
Long Island jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning on a sacrifice fly to center by Ray Navarrete and a RBI single to right by Bryant Nelson off Barnstormers starter Dwayne Pollok. After a Tommy Everidge homer in the second off Ducks starter Bobby Blevins, Long Island added another run in the bottom of the frame on a RBI single to right by Joash Brodin.
The annual homecoming event for Westbury School District will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13. This will be the culmination of Spirit Week, which will be observed throughout the school district from Oct. 9 through 12 and will be preceded by a pep rally at the high school on Oct. 12.
As tradition holds, the annual pancake breakfast sponsored by Westbury High School PTSA will officially kick off the day’s activities, which will include the parade along Post Avenue and the football game at 2 p.m.
The Long Island Ducks defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 5-4 on Sunday night, Sept. 28, in game five of the Liberty Division Championship Series at Bethpage Ballpark. With the victory, the Ducks win the best-of-five series three games to two and are the 2012 Liberty Division Champions.
Southern Maryland scored first in the fourth inning, as Jeremy Owens came home on a balk charged to Ducks starter Bobby Blevins. The Ducks answered right back with a two-run homer to left by Brandon Sing off Blue Crabs starter Daryl Thompson.
Eisenhower Park was filled with the laughter of more than 700 pediatric cancer survivors and family members that gathered on Sunday, Sept. 23 for the inaugural Les Nelkin Pediatric Cancer Survivors’ Day hosted by Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) of New York. They cheered as the event’s keynote speaker, New York Giants’ linebacker Mark Herzlich talked about his own successful battle with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.
When he was diagnosed at age 21 before starting his senior year at Boston College, Herzlich was told that he would not be able to play football again – and might never run again.
With over 1,500 travel teams in Suffolk, Nassau and Queens, the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) is the largest league in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA). The LIJSL recently gave back to the local community by hosting fundraisers at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Long Island Cares.
On Sunday, Aug. 19, a dozen teams of Estée Lauder employees and executives, and local Under-14 and Under-15 girls teams from the Long Island Junior Soccer League, took part in a series of friendlies to support the fight against breast cancer.
The New York Islanders recently announced an exclusive partnership with social media startup SportsYapper. This is the team’s first official partnership with a social media company and SportsYapper’s first sponsorship deal with a professional sports franchise.
“We created SportsYapper to give fans everywhere a place to connect with friends while they’re watching a game,” SportsYapper CEO Eric Goldstein said. “We are excited to be partnering with the New York Islanders to bring SportsYapper to their great fans.”
Thursday, September 27, 7– 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 29, 1– 4 p.m.
At the PAL Clubhouse, 2nd Street and Willis Ave.
Open to boys and girls ages 5-17
Clinic ages 5-7 / competitive ages 7-17
Hockey Hotline (516) 747-1663 - www.mineolapal.org
Runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes of all ages and levels of ability are invited to join in the fun on Saturday, Oct. 13, and accept the challenge of the Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run. It is the opening event for the 29th Oyster Festival to be held Oct. 13 and 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Run will once again start on South Street in the heart of downtown Oyster Bay, head up Berry Hill Road, turn down Sandy Hill Road, with a great finish on East Main Street to Townsend Square. This is the sixth year that the Run will be utilizing a unique course that will show you the scenic beauties of Oyster Bay at their best!
Westbury Okinawan Karate, which is offered by the Westbury Recreation Department, had its formal August Testing and Pizza Party on Monday, Aug. 27. Fourteen students who met the attendance requirements and proficiency of the skills were tested. The following students passed their test and were advanced to the next belt level:
Jr. YanDan Blackbelt – Black with blue stripe – Kiarra Richardson
Jr. SanDan Blackbelt – Black with orange stripe – Alvin Campos
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