Written by John Bosco and Charlie Acerra, Hicksville@AntonNews.com Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00
The Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its 10th tournament on Sept. 5, with 35 golfers. Eight of the golfers scored under 40, including a brilliant 32 by Charlie Hong. Low overall score was won by Bruce Danen. Joe Iavaroni scored a 43, his personal best so far and easily won low overall net.
Low Actual Score - Bruce Danen (34)
Low Overall Net - Joe Iavaroni (21)
Low Flight A - Jerry Skaee (24)
2nd Low Flight A - Charlie Hong (28) Tie breaker with Geoff Tripp
Longest Drive - Bob Ross
Closest to the Pin - Pete Guerra
Low Flight B - Tom Parker (23)
2nd Low Flight (B) - John Bosco (27) won tie breaker with Kent Schreiber
The Club Champion for 2013 is Charlie Hong (26). Runners up are Dave Malle (20), John Bosco (20), and Bob Evans (19). Prizes for winning overall club Champ will be 1st $50; 2nd $40; 3rd $30; 4th $20. Second and third prizes are added together since there is a tie and split between Bosco and Malle.
The next tournament will be a scramble tournament on Thursday, Sept. 19. Rain date for golf will be Sept. 20. The luncheon will go on as scheduled. The annual luncheon and awarding of prizes will be at Domenico’s Restaurant from noon to 2 p.m. Domenico’s is located in the King Kullen Shopping Center, 3270-A Hempstead Turnpike. Call 516-735-5535 for directions.
Match Play Championship continues with the finals being played on Sept. 19. Prizes for match play are 1st $80; 2nd $40; 3rd $20. The handicap you had at beginning of match play remains static for the tournament. The changes in your handicap for purposes of regular prizes may change from week-to-week.
Golfers advancing: Rudi Pekarek (12) will play Mike Guerriero (13) for Club Championship. Consolation round is between Geoff Tripp (12) and Ted Marukawa (12)
Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more. The league is a 100 percent handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership.
If you are interested in joining the league for next year, call John Bosco at 516-512-0050 for information. The league includes an optional match play competition beginning in July and includes recognition of a yearly overall club champion by awarding points throughout the year. There are numerous opportunities for cash prizes for individual achievement utilizing your handicap in every tournament.
Name - Score - Handicap- Net Score -New Handicap -Points
Charlie Acerra 40-10-30-10-17
John Agnoli 59-25-34-25-6
John Bosco 41-14-27-12-20
Jim Caffrey DNP-13-6
Bruce Danen 34-10-24-7-10
Jim Daugherty DNP -10- 6
John Dilavore 47-15-32-15-13
Bob Evans 36-5-31-7-19
Jim Fitzpatrick 42-9-33-10-9
Warren Gallagher DNP -19-1
Mike Galgano DNP -24-3
Pete Guerra 42-10-32-10-16
Mike Guerriero 43-12-31-13-11
George Hatalsky DNP - 17-4
Charles Hong 32-4-28-3-26
Ken Hymes DNP - 9-6
Joe Iavaroni 43-22-21-18-17
Bob Kann 49-15-34-15-18
Pete Kerr DNP 13-10
Sevald Knudsen 44-11-33-12-4
Pat Lehane DNP - 10-5
Walter Ludewig 52-23-29-22-10
Tony Macaluso 52-23-29-23-17
Dave Malle 37-7-30-6-20
Andrew Malone 50-14-36-14-6
Ted Marukawa 51-11-4011-14
Augie Moschitto 50-14-36-14-2
Jim Murphy DNP-16-7
Jim O’Brien 40-10-30-10-11
Tom Parker 37-14-23-11-9
Rudy Pekarek 45-7-38-7-17
Walter Pietsch 45-13-32-13-12
Al Poggioli 45-17-28-16-10
Bob Powers 45-14-31-14-12
Jack Prunty 47-18-29-17-8
Bob Ross 39-7-327-15
George Rottkamp 56-21-35-21-9
Frank Russo DNP - 21-0
Joe Sander 51-21-30-21-13
Kent Schreiber 47-20-27-20-11
Jerry Skaee 35-11-24-9-16
Don Sterling 51-13-38-17-16
Geoff Tripp 39-11-28-9-16
John Valsecchi 46-17-29-15-9
Dom Vissicchio 56-15-41-16-13
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Visitors to the concession stand at Triangle Park might notice a difference in the snack’s shack’s name, as it was recently rededicated to honor longtime Hicksville American Soccer Club (HASC) Vice President Joe Visconti.
The building rededication came as a surprise to the Hicksville resident, who found out about the renaming when he arrived at Triangle Park to find his friends, family and local legislatures gathered around a new sign on the concession stand that read “Joe Visconti Snack Shack.”
“I was very touched. It was amazing that they did that for me,” said Visconti.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
Hicksville residents, business owners, and stakeholders came out to a Northwest Hicksville Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) open house last week where they learned more about proposed revitalization and provided feedback on the draft pre-nomination study.
The Northwest BOA is bounded by the Northern State Parkway to the north, Old Country Road to the south, Cantiague Lane to the west and 106/107 to the east. The area includes major Hicksville landmarks including the Broadway Mall, train station, post office, Cantiague Park, Burns Avenue School, several businesses and manufacturers, and numerous residential homes. Several of the properties in the corridor lie vacant or underused, which identifies the area as eligible for the BOA program, which is meant to provide communities with money, land use and redevelopment tools for revitalization.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Hicksville’s Jill Loveland, 28, scored as the second finisher among the women in the 25-29 age group in the 21st annual New York Blood Services Rob’s Run, a 5 Kilometer cross country race held through Stillwell Woods in Woodbury on Sunday morning, Dec. 1. Loveland finished the run in 22 minutes, 29 seconds.The weather for this year’s run was nearly perfect for a late Fall cross country race, and the net result was a bunch of pretty impressive performances — and lots of enthusiasm — on the part of the 534 finishers. The run was staged by the Greater Long Island Running Club in cooperation with the Town of Oyster Bay.
“We were thrilled to see Jill Loveland do so well in this event,” observed Run Co-Director Sue Fitzpatrick. She is a great competitor and a valued member of the club."
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
As they come off their most successful season in 30 years, the Hicksville Boys basketball team faces a challenge in replicating last year's success. The 2012-13 season saw the Comets compile a 15-5 record and had their season ending in the Nassau County semifinals to rival Baldwin. According to Head Coach Phil Essigman, who is entering his 14th season with the varsity team, the team will feature only two returning players from last season. Last year’s team was incredibly deep and experienced and it is part of the “rollercoaster”, as he described it, of high school sports for teams to go through periods of grooming inexperienced players.