Friday, 30 November 2012 00:00
The MacArthur boys’ varsity basketball team tips off its 2012-13 season against rival Division High School on Thursday, Dec. 6, in the opening round of the annual Jeff Shaw Memorial Tournament. The tournament’s opening round also features a first-round matchup between Massapequa and Valley Stream North. The championship and consolation games will be held at MacArthur on Dec. 7.
The Generals return six members from last season’s squad, which qualified for the playoffs for the fourth time in the past six years: guards Gerard Cunningham, Tom McAndrew, Brendan Smith and Ryan Walsh and forwards Kevin Olsen and Andrew Seniuk.
MacArthur won last December’s Jeff Shaw Memorial Tournament by beating Island Trees in the finals, 55-38, behind 20 points from forward Kevin Roach. Roach made his college basketball debut on Nov.16 for SUNY New Paltz.
MacArthur has three other nonleague games during the 2012-13 season: at Lawrence on Dec. 14, at Valley Stream South on Dec. 28 and at North Shore on Dec. 29.
The Generals again will play in Conference AA-II. MacArthur’s league opponents are Baldwin (home: Feb. 11, away Jan. 15), East Meadow (home: Dec. 21, away: Jan. 29), Hicksville (home: Jan. 4, away: Feb. 1), Plainview JFK (home: Jan. 11, away: Feb. 8) Port Washington (home: Jan. 25, away Dec. 18) and Valley Stream Central (home: Feb. 5, away: Jan. 8).
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00
Nassau County drivers are up in arms due to the recent implementation of school zone speed cameras, which have issued numerous violations since they were installed just weeks ago. The source of residents beef with the county’s speed cameras stems from the cameras issuing speed violations even when school wasn’t in session.
Director of Nassau County Traffic Safety Chris Mistron said that while some residents were taken by surprise, summer school hours are still considered a violation period.
Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:00
One local mom was concerned about her shy daughter’s first acting class at the newly opened Neighborhood Entertainment Arts and Theatre (NEAT) at 166 Center Lane in Levittown; but after her daughter’s lesson with Theatre Director Watson Miller, she was surprised to hear her daughter broke out of her shell, singing not one, but two songs for the class.
“My husband has a very special gift with kids,” Koula Miller said. “He brings out the best in them.”
Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00
Golfer Annie Park, 19, of Levittown came close at the U.S. Women’s Amateur tourney, but missed the cut, finishing at 149, 9 strokes over par and just one stroke away from the match-play cut-off.
“I couldn’t make any putts, so then I had more pressure into my shots to get it closer,” Park said, “but obviously that’s not going to work.”
Thursday, 07 August 2014 00:00
It might not be what you think of as a traditional sport, but at Eisenhower Park people are doing flips in the air and dangling from harnesses, training at I.FLY, a recreational flying trapeze and circus arts program.
Anna Marie Cagnazzi is a fairly new convert. “I love the freedom that I feel and the sense of accomplishment that I get,” Cagnazzi said. “Everyone always cheers, and I feel so good about myself. You don’t get to feel that in your everyday life.”
Over a year ago the 30-year-old Bethpage resident had no idea that a regular person could trapeze recreationally. Then a co-worker suggested they try a I.FLY class together.