Dowling College’s Mike Groenthal, of Levittown, was recently named as Honorable Mention All-Conference selections from the East Coast Conference (ECC) in men’s soccer, as a forward. Groenthal is a junior at Downling. He is a graduate of Island Trees High School.
The ECC was formed in 1989 to enhance intercollegiate athletic competition among member institutions and to assist them in integrating athletics into their academic program in a fiscally sound way.
John Kane, of Levittown (pictured), scored as the 10th finisher overall in the Greater Long Island Club’s 15th Annual Six-hour 16th Birthday Run, which was recently held at Sunken Meadow State Park. Kane logged a total of 38.22 miles over the six hours, to earn him the 10th slot out of 140 participants.
The Island Trees Cross Country teams continue their improvement in 2014. This year the girls’ team has a record of 8-2 and with their victories over Clarke and Wheatley High Schools, they clinched the Division Championship for the first time in Island Trees High School history.
The girls are led by senior Captain Angela Brocco who has been rewriting the girl’s record boards. Brocco set the school record for the Warwick Valley 5000 meter course on Sept. 20.
This season the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team at Division Avenue has the rare ability to fill every position on the field with a member of the senior class. All 11 seniors have made contributions to the success of this year’s squad.
Golfers recently enjoyed a perfect summer day; not only was it a great day for golf, it was a wonderful day for YES Community Counseling Center. The 25th Annual Glen Clarke & Kevin Joseph Oehl Charity Tournament was conducted on the south shore. Surrounded by close friends and family, the Oehl family donated the proceeds from this event to YES.
“It is an extraordinarily kind gesture when a lifelong member of our community recognizes the importance of helping their local charity in their neighborhood. These donations make a profound difference as we develop new programs and maintain the quality of services that have been built with that support” stated YES Executive Director Jamie Bogenshutz. “We are so grateful to Dennis Oehl and his family for their efforts on our behalf. Our community becomes stronger because of their generosity.” To learn more about YES and how they may be able to help, call 516-799-3203 or visit www.yesccc.org or on Facebook.
Four Division Avenue High School seniors have signed national letters of intent to play baseball at local universities next fall. All four players were instrumental in winning the 2014 Nassau County Championship.
Tyler Epple has committed to play baseball at Concordia University. He is a two-year starter as third baseman for the Blue Dragons and was named All-Conference as a junior player. Epple currently boasts a batting average of .357 with 19 RBIs and 24 runs scored.
The Island Trees Squirts Rockets U-6 team met with town officials, Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilman Gary Hudes at the 2014 Island Trees Soccer Club Opening Day Parade and Ceremony held at Stokes Elementary School. Pictured also with the Rockets U-6 team is President Joe Badolato, Event Coordinator Keri Cinelli, Equipment Commissioner Chris Blum, Travel Commissioner Mike Rich, Vice-President Brian Fielding and Rockets U-6 Coach Gina Weyland.
With six second half goals, the Farmingdale State Rams men’s soccer team picked up a 6-0 conference victory over the Sarah Lawrence Gryphons on Oct. 11, to improve to 5-8-1 overall, 2-2-1 in the Skyline. The visiting Gryphons fell to 2-9, 0-5 in conference play.
The Long Island Fight for Charity will be hosting its 11th annual Charity Boxing Event on Nov. 24 at the Hilton in Melville. Among the 20 volunteers will be Levittown native Stefan Borovina, who will be fighting under the nickname “Lights Out.” Borovina is the business manager at RMB Electric in Farmingdale.
He also participated in the event last year, after a friend from his high school wrestling team informed him. Borovina jumped at the opportunity, having had a history in the boxing ring at the University of Notre Dame.
Men’s Farmingdale State College Soccer update (3-6, 0-1 Skyline)
The men’s soccer team fell in both matches last week - 4-3 vs. Staten Island (2 OT) and 3-2 at Mount Saint Mary (OT). Junior midfielder J.T. Famularo (Levittown) was named to the Skyline Honor Roll. Famularo recorded a team-leading three goals last week. He scored two versus Staten Island and added one goal in the OT loss at MSMC.
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