The New York Jets were relatively quiet during the NFL’s free agency frenzy, which began March 13, 2012 – the date likely to be remembered for Peyton Manning’s departure from Indianapolis, which rendered him a Colt in the same regard as the city of Baltimore.
In true Jets fashion, the announcement of the Tim Tebow trade – albeit with its minor complications – stole (read: engulfed) headlines and emphatically overshadowed what was already one of the wildest weeks in football history.
Tickets to the New York Islanders-New Jersey Devils game at Barclays Center went on sale Thursday, March 29 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclays center.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.
The preseason game, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m., will mark the first sporting event at Barclays Center, the new major sports and entertainment venue at the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush avenues in Brooklyn. Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center will be accessible by 11 subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road.
Following the earlier and equally stunning news that future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning would sign as a free agent with the Denver Broncos, Tebow, a Heisman Trophy winner, found himself on the trade block. The Jets swooped in and acquired the lefty, while surrendering two mid-round draft picks. So, what’s the early verdict?
University of Connecticut junior Danielle Cecco (Hicksville) finished in 14th place in the three-meter diving event on Friday at the NCAA Championships at Auburn University in Alabama.
Cecco scored a 303.75 in the preliminaries to earn her way into the “B” finals. She then came back with a 308.60 in the finals to give UConn three points in the team standings.
University of Connecticut junior diver Danielle Cecco of Hicksville won the NCAA Zone Diving championship in the three-meter event on Saturday, March 10. Cecco, who finished third in the one-meter the day before, earned a spot in both events at the NCAA National Championship, which is being held this weekend in Auburn, Ala.
Our Lady of Mercy Holy Name Society (Hicksville) Golf Classic will be held on Tuesday, May 29 at the Town of Oyster Bay Course in Woodbury. Registration: 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. start. Golf, lunch, cocktail hour, prizes and dinner. For information call 516-405-0467.
The Town of Oyster Bay hosted a “Fitness Frenzy” day on Saturday, March 3 at the Hicksville Athletic Center, located at 167 Broadway in Hicksville. Open to all Town residents age 18 and over, the event showcased various exercise programs to be available for 10-week sessions this spring. Demonstration sessions were available throughout the day, and fitness instructors were on hand to answer questions and provide information about each program.
Members of the Hicksville PAL wrestling team participated in the Bethpage Youth Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 25. Curtis Lee, Freddy Aguilar and Carl Petrucelli, Jr. coached the young athletes.
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that tickets for The Barclays 2012 Playoffs are on sale now at Bethpage State Park.
Golf enthusiasts have the opportunity to purchase a weekly grounds ticket package directly at Bethpage State Park Clubhouse for $150. Ticket purchases made at the Clubhouse for this event will directly support the care and maintenance of Bethpage golf courses for future generations. Purchase your weekly grounds ticket package and watch as the world’s greatest golfers compete on your golf course.
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