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.
On Aug. 28 the Underdogs Softball team will be hosting the Second Annual Richard Greene Memorial Softball Game and Fundraiser on what would have been Richard’s 25th birthday. Come down and share in the memory of a son, brother, cousin and close friend that the world lost too soon.
The game will be played at 6 p.m. on Field D at Hicksville’s Cantiague Park (490 West John Street). There will be various raffles with the proceeds benefiting the Ricky Greene Scholarship Fund and there will be a special appearance by Long Island Ducks mascot QuackerJack (the 28th only from 6 to 8 p.m.). The rain date for the event will be Sept. 4 (same time and location).
Another record-breaking field of 392 runners and walkers crossed the finish line at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School at the 7th annual Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run on Sunday morning, July 11. It was the second year in a row that the number of finishers for this event broke the race record.
The #1 ranked golfer on the LPGA Tour will be making an appearance here on Long Island for a cause that has great personal importance to her.
Cristie Kerr will be the keynote speaker at the American Cancer Society’s Babe Zaharias luncheon being held on July 14 at the Glen Oaks Country Club in Old Westbury. Kerr is a crowd favorite who started playing golf when she was 8 years old. She just completed a stunning 12-stroke victory at the season’s second major with a closing round of 66 at Locust Hill. She has also become a leader in the fight against breast cancer, a matter of personal importance since her mother Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. In addition, Cristie’s aunt and godmother all had breast cancer.
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