All the talk of a new arena for the New York Islanders has been the crux of the discussions of revamping Nassau County’s Hub in Uniondale. However, the other piece of the puzzle just started to come together on Monday, June 11.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced on July 11 that the county selected an RFP (request-for-proposal) from Long Island Ducks owner Frank Boulton of the independent Atlantic League to bring a Minor League Baseball team to Nassau County. This agreement with the Central Islip-based team is contingent upon a $400 million bond referendum passing before voters Aug. 1.
The Levittown Lightning girls U6 soccer team took third place in the Plainedge Soccer 2011 Father’s Day Tournament. With incredible goalkeeping, awesome defense and a relentless offensive attack the girls showed their great soccer skills and terrific team play. The players are Emma, Gianna, Shannon, Athena, Blayke, Ava, Shae, Hallie and Madison. Coach Tom and Coach Joe would like to thank all the parents for their support.
Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School recognized the achievements of its outstanding students at its Annual Honors Banquet held on Tuesday, June 14 at the Fox Hollow Caterers in Woodbury. Among those honored was Levittown resident Michael Valencia.
Nassau County will offer a series of general and specialized baseball clinics at Cantiague and Wantagh parks in June and July.
“I am pleased to introduce this program as part of our ongoing effort to provide meaningful and affordable recreational opportunities for Nassau County’s youngsters,” says County Executive Ed Mangano. “The program is designed for boys and girls at all skill levels.”
Joey Manna of Island Trees has signed his letter of intent to play football at Buffalo State College next fall. Manna played an instrumental role in ITHS’ 2010 football season as a two-way lineman playing both offensive guard and defensive tackle.
Congratulations to the Levittown Lightning soccer team for gaining a tie for First Place in the Massapequa Father’s Day Tournament. The girls played outstanding as a team, with a record of 3-1 in a very competitive U8 division. Coached by Rich Untener and Chris Gately, the girls included Emily Gillis, Melanie Barroca, and Alexandra Gately; (middle row) Hailey Clancy, Natalie Untener, Skyla Looney, Isabella Vocile, and Nicole Amatulli; (kneeling) Alyssa Accordino, Olivia Eden, and Isabella Molina; as well as Isabella Casucci (missing.)
The LAC Slammers headed to Pennsylvania on Memorial Day weekend to play in the 2011 Rock Memorial Day ASA National qualifier tournament. The Slammers played with intensity all weekend long and took second place in the 16U Championship game, earning the Silver title – LAC Slammers Silver. On Monday, Memorial Day, the Slammers played three games back-to-back in the 95-degree weather and the girls always managed to maintain a positive and winning attitude on the bench and in the field. The coaches would also like to thank the parents, because without the support of the parents the Slammers would not be who they are – Go parents!
Congratulations to the Varsity Softball team for an outstanding regular season in a highly competitive conference. The team finished with an 8-4 conference record (9-6 overall record) that earned them a #2 seed in the single elimination, Nassau County tournament.
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