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MacArthur Wrestling Begins Its Season

The MacArthur Generals opened up their season with the Annual MacArthur Holiday Wrestling Tournament earlier last month. The Generals had a great tournament and took home the first place team plaque followed by a tough Monsignor Farrell High School which finished in second place. Mepham High School rounded out the top three.

The Generals finished the tough day with seven finalists and crowned four individual champions at their respective weight classes. 

Freshman Travis Cooksey won his first varsity tournament at the 99lbs. weight class, while brother Justin Cooksey took home a first place medal at 126lbs; he is a 2012 New York State Tournament finalist, and was named Outstanding Wrestler for the tournament. 

Senior Robbi Bennett and Junior Steven Schneider found gold medals at 138lbs. and 160lbs weight classes. Finalists Vincent Thron, Anthony Boccasini and Mike Marrero all had great starts to their season and took home second place.

News

More than 475 runners from all across Long Island, came together on Aug. 30, for the tenth annual Companions in Courage one-mile run.

 

For Andrea Kopatka, 49, of Levittown, this was her first race in three years. 

 

“I wanted to run this race before I turned 50,” she said. “It was on my bucket list.” 

Over the summer, 13-year-old Zachary Martin of Levittown was named an All-American athlete for his performance on the gridiron, earning him an invitation to the ninth annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

 

Martin, a defensive lineman for the Wisdom Lane Middle School Wildcats, said he was selected among a group of young athletes after attending a rigorous five-day football camp at LIU Post.  


Sports

The National Brain Tumor Society hosts its Long Island Brain Tumor Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Jones Beach State Park, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. Programs and activities run from 8 a.m. to noon.

Michelle Duffy of Levittown was recently named head coach for the Blue Angels’ cross country program at the College of New Rochelle. 

 

“We are very pleased to have a coach with Michelle’s pedigree take the reins of our cross country program,” said Athletics Director Harold Crocker. “Her success athletically and academically, as well as her ability to mentor and guide young women, makes her the ideal coach for the Blue Angels.”


Calendar

Levittown Board of Ed - September 10

Patriot Day - September 11

Annual Country Fair  - September 13


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com