On Saturday, Aug. 7, Mastermind Unit (MMU) partnered with the Michael Magro Foundation, a Hicksville organization dedicated to safeguarding and enhancing the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families, to translate an 18-team soccer tournament into a mega-charity event that raised close to $10,000 to benefit the Foundation and its mission on behalf of children with cancer.
The sudden spike in soccer interest generated by the World Cup games made the Mastermind Unit’s Third Annual Soccer for a Cause Tournament an obvious crowd-pleaser. A non-profit group empowering individuals to take a leadership role in their community, MMU members are challenged to leverage their skills by creating new ideas, helping others and serving as catalysts for change.
The 13- and 14-year-old Cardinal Baseball teams competed in a split squad game on July 30 at historic Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. The boys prepared for the trip all spring, participating in numerous fundraisers and raffles throughout the year so as to maximize their experience.
In addition to playing on the field, a field where hundreds of Major League players and future Hall of Famers also played, the trip included a tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Training camp for the 11-year-old Hicksville Crusaders is now in full swing. Marty Ketelsen is beginning his seventh year as head coach for this group of Crusaders. Once again Peter Capel, Kevin McPartland, Rob McBride, Steve Delaney and Tom Fleming have returned as assistant coaches to help Ketelsen with the team.
During the first few weeks, the focus will be on conditioning. In this way, the boys will be well prepared for the vigors of what they are about to face. As the team gets further into training, the emphasis will be on techniques: blocking, tackling as well as running and passing plays will be the order of the day.
Centre Island Beach will be the stage for the Supervisor’s Cup, an NCAA Division 1 Women’s College Soccer Showdown and Soccer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m., according to Town Supervisor John Venditto. Hofstra University and Marist University Women’s Soccer Teams will square off and showcase some the area’s best female soccer talent. Admission is free, but those in attendance are asked to bring two cans of food to support Island Harvest and the fight against hunger.
“Soccer is an extremely popular sport, and the talented women of the Hofstra Pride and Marist Red Foxes take it to a whole other level of excitement,” said Venditto. “This game coming to the Town represents the widespread appeal of the sport. It should be very popular with local residents, who enjoy seeing soccer played at a very high level.”
Fresh off their trip to Massachusetts where they finished second, the Hicksville Hurricanes took the top spot in the Seahorse Showdown in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. With solid defense behind the brilliant pitching of Michael Reilly, who went all seven innings with 113 pitches, the ’Canes beat the very tough NY Gothams team of Manhattan, 4 to 3, to become the tournament champs! The coaches and parents couldn’t be prouder with the ongoing success of this team. The roster includes Kyle Cashman, Anthony Salomone, Chris Sarni, Mike Reilly, Danny Taggart, Ryan Schultheiss, Billy Harvey, Ryan Fama, Jacob Frenchman, Andrew Purcell, Matt Tsotras, coaches Steve Cashman, Chris Sarni, George Taggart and Todd Frenchman. Missing from photo: Nick Schoen and Coach Jeff Schoen.
Hicksville Baseball would like to congratulate the 13- and 14-year-old Junior League District 32 Champions. Hard work and teamwork is what it is all about. Congratulations on winning the district championship, we are all very proud! Back row: Coach George Taggart, Danny Taggart, Connor Doyle, Ronnie Bauer, Sean Bragg, Michael Reilly, Kyle Cashman and Manager Steve Cashman. Front row: Jake Melville, Justin Franco, Anthony Bencivenga, Nick Schoen, Frank Emanuele, Ryan Schultheiss, Anthony Salomone, Chris Sarni and Matt Tsotras.
Anton Community Newspapers, with 18 editions serving 70 communities throughout Nassau County, has signed on once again to be a major sponsor of the third annual 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. All runners, walkers and supporters of those far too many families dealing with autism are invited to be a part of it.
Congratulations to Hicksville runners Liz Flahavan, Maryanne Langro, Carolyn Mazzola and Erica Siraco, who successfully completed the 27th annual Arrow Exterminating Long Island Women’s 5-Kilometer Run. The Run was held on July 17.
Flahavan finished the 3.1-mile course in 22 minutes, 10 seconds, Langro scored in 29:25, Mazzola crossed the finish line in 31:24 and Siraco completed the run in 35:27.
Congratulations to the Eighth Grade St Ignatius Cardinals, who put together an incredible spring, going 9-0 during the regular season. To remain undefeated despite scheduling conflicts, school exams and injuries is an incredible testament to the player’s determination, dedication and desire to play. In addition, the Cardinals were awarded CYO’s highest honor as they were chosen by their opposing coaches to receive the Sportsmanship Award. Winning such a distinguished award in a season filled with so much success was a tremendous honor and proved that — contrary to that famous baseball adage — nice guys do finish first.
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