Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.
“Our goal at Charles Water Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Charles Water, owner and director of the school.
“Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”
Runners and walkers from New Hyde Park are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5K courses on Long Island at the Saturday, Aug. 9 Sands Point Sprint.
The run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve.
The August 2013 edition of the Sands Point Sprint attracted 313 finishers, including top New Hyde Park finishers Michael Ringel, who scored first in the 11-14 age group and Dave Frisone, who earned first place honors in the 65-69 age group. Race organizers are looking for both Ringel and Frisone, and a host of other New Hyde Park runners, to be back next week.
The Sewanhaka Indians’ very talented lacrosse defenseman, Tyler Regnier, will be playing next season for the Division 1 Rutgers University Scarlet Knights.
Regnier started playing lacrosse as a third grader, when he played with the New Hyde Park Police Activity League, a youth lacrosse program.
“At first, I wasn’t too serious,” he said recently. “But I just stuck with it, a lot of training, a lot of travel and a lot of practice made it happen.”
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park received belt promotions after completing a series of extensive exams.
From New Hyde Park: Jonah Khorrami to brown belt, Isabella Castelli to purple belt.
From Mineola: Alexandra Santos and Kayla Toal to, Kayla Toal yellow belt, Jason DeJesus to Yellow/White Belt.
From Williston Park: Mario Lombardo to red belt, Daniel Melore to blue belt, Grayson Lee to yellow/white belt.
From Garden City: Alexandra Delgais: to brown belt, Jake Delgais to yellow/white belt.
From Roslyn Heights: Suhani Jain to red belt.
From Uniondale: Isiah McClean to yellow/white belt.
Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board recognized the athletic achievements of three different teams who call North Hempstead their home at its recent. These teams reached incredible heights in their recent competitions, and they exemplify what hard work and perseverance can do.
The New Hyde Park Lady Jaguars recently defeated the Albany AllyCats 1-0. Jaguar goalie Linda Artuso was fantastic in her strategic play in preventing the Albany squad from scoring a goal. The defensive team of Caitlin McDonough, Catherine Rivera, Nora Higgins, Samantha Corrigan and Andrea Bouzos helped keep the game in the control of the Jaguars by their assertive play on both ends of the field.
The Lady Jags scored a goal on an assist by Zoe Winston that was put into the net by Tesse Cash. The remainder of the offensive force—Cate Conway, Mary Tsahas, Alexandra Caldwell, Sammie Coope, Vrisida Bouzos, and Nicole Orlando—displayed great control of the play throughout the match.
Brennan Scanlon, a New Hyde Park Gladiator baseball standout, received an academic scholarship to Sacred Heart, and will be playing for their club ball team this coming school year.
Scanlon, who also played football and basketball for the New Hyde Park Gladiators, was an All-League center fielder and starting pitcher this past season. He was a constant in the lineup, hitting third, he batted .305 with 16 RBI and flashed his speed as he swiped 11 bases. However, Scanlon states he did not play for personal stats.
“I always focus on winning, not my personal achievements,” he said.
The New Hyde Park U10 Stormcats ended their season on a high note after a recent commanding 5-1 win against the Massapequa Pythons. Dean Caldwell, Colin Coope, Luke Notine, Christopher Ribaric and Jack Kareff each put the ball in the net, with the assistance of offensive payers James Gensch, LJ Tsiforas and Dino Vidaich. Brendan Cooper, Ryan Oommen, LJ Tsiforas, Joseph Vieni and Ryan Wasserman held tight on defense, while Brendan and Joseph tag teamed in goal to hold the Pythons to just one goal.
Dalton FH’s bats ignited in the final inning of play to capture the Farms League title recently. Trailing 8-5 going into the top of the sixth, Manager Farelli’s huddle inspired a come from behind rally to defeat a very tough NHPFH team.
Sewanhaka High School’s football standout Elijah Smith is taking his talents to Monroe College after receiving a partial scholarship for this coming fall.
Smith’s electric speed and versatile play as a slot wide receiver and defensive back for the Indians, as well as punter and punt returner, helped catch the eye of those at Monroe College.
To succeed at the college level, the 5-foot-10, 165-pound Smith says he has to continue to hit the weight room in order to get bigger and “put more meat on my bones.”
Head Coach George Kasimatis believes Smith’s explosive style of play will translate to the college level.
The Herricks Middle School eighth-grade baseball team recently completed its undefeated season, finishing 10-0. The squad was comprised of high character student athletes who played the game “the right way” - hard; were solid defensively, and supported one another throughout the season. The boys learned a great deal about perseverance and just how difficult the game of baseball is.
The team was coached by Dennis Conroy and included John Bono, Dominic Carella, Jordan Chin, Matt Collins, Eric DelValle, Kyle Haase, Thomas Haug, Jordan Idaspe, Andrew Imperatore, Mike Lee, CJ Marciano, Mike Marcy, Max Moreno, Dominick Piccirillo, Ryan Slattery, Mike Toohig and Mike Gao.
— From Herricks Middle School
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