The golf tournament on Thursday, Aug. 5 seemed like it would never happen. The forecast called for thundershowers. When we got to the golf course, the skies were very heavy with clouds. It did rain for about two minutes. Then the skies cleared and the sun came out. We had the hottest day of the year on the golf course. The scores reflected the heat. Forty-two men showed up, a good number considering the weather forecast. We had only 20 pars and one birdie by Ray Onorato on the 272-yard, par four, seventh hole. Only six men shot under net par and three more shot even par. The next round for Match Play will be on Thursday, Aug. 19. For those men still in it, please find your opponent and sign in together.
For fans of the Islanders dynasty in the 1980s, which won four consecutive Stanley Cups from 1980-1984, a little piece of history recently experienced a big transformation as everything from the boards to the scoreboard underwent a revamping at the Cantiague Park Ice Rink in Hicksville.
Perhaps one of the most humble and underrated franchises of all time, the New York Islanders set a record for most consecutive playoff series wins, in any professional sport, with 19. During that time, the team laced their skates and taped their sticks between games at its second home: the practice facility at Cantiague Park.
A six-phase construction period began on July 3, wherein the rink had its ice melted and boards, glass and nets all removed before brand new replacements could be installed. Although not ideal for workers on the project, one of the hottest July months in recent memory significantly expedited the process of melting the ice, a vital step in the renovation that had to be completed before others could begin.
The Levittown United U8 boys’ team displays their first place trophies at the 2010 Plainedge Soccer Club Father’s Day Tournament. The boys had great goalkeeping, an awesome defense and an aggressive offense over the two-day tournament. The players showed their soccer skills and displayed great teamwork. The United include Lorenzo Fernandez, Conner Maurer, Justin Weinert, Aidan Glynn, Timothy Weber, Myles Scarry, Danny Conigliaro, Ryan Bray and Peter Soguero with Coach Rich Maurer.
King Kullen Vice President Tony Femminella and Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray join Lacrosse Academy coaches and players at McLaren Field in Levittown, as they prepare to enjoy the ice cream treats provided by the store for each clinic participant. Pictured with Femminella and Murray are Jennifer Newins of Levittown, Nicole Heaney of Wantagh, April Ferraro of Levittown, Sofia Fitzpatrick of Merrick, Kevin Murray of Bellmore, Dan Anderson of Westbury, Jillian Kleber of Levittown, Michelle Fucich of Seaford.
Island Trees Baseball, along with President Nick Sguigna, would like to congratulate the 8-year-old All Star team, who recently beat Plainedge with a score of 6-3 to become the Babe Ruth District Champions. Island Trees Baseball would like to wish them good luck in the state competition.
Congratulations to Levittown Northstars 12-year-olds travel baseball team for going undefeated 4-0 in the district level of the Babe Ruth Tournament hosted by Levittown Central Baseball League. The team would like to thank the league and Island Trees Team for a great tournament.
Levittown Northstars players are Paul An, Vincent Albano, Michael Gino, Matt Imbrogno, Sammy Lugo, Nick Moore, Justin Norcini, Eric O’Neill, Bran Perez, Philip Raza, Michael Sivilli, and Vincent Thron under the coaching staff of Gerard Gino, Bob O’Neill, Bob Greenlee and Peter Thron.
The Levittown Northstars 12-year-olds travel baseball team and their coaches celebrate winning the Babe Ruth Tournament.
Congratulations to the U7 girls team of the Levittown Soccer Club, who finished in first place in the Father’s Day Soccer Tournament in Massapequa in June. The girls from the Panther-StarZ team includes (sitting from left to right) Isabella Casucci, Isabella Molina, Mairead Gillespie and Olivia Eden; (standing left to right) Alyssa Accordino, Hailey Clancy, Natalie Untener, Jamie Race, Skyla Looney, and Alexandra Gately with Coaches Rich Untener and Chris Gately.
The Lustgarten Foundation was founded 10 years ago and has grown so much that the people running its annual Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk have had to move the venue to accommodate the 4,000 people expected to attend this weekend.
“We have grown pretty steadily; had 4,000 people last year,” said Kerri Kaplan, the executive director of The Lustgarten Foundation. “It’s mostly Long Islanders, so for a disease that only affects 40,000 people a year, it’s a huge amount of supporters in a place like Long Island.”
St. Francis Church’s fifth-grade baseball team recently completed an outstanding season and claimed the Nassau County CYO baseball title. Pictured are (top row, l to r) Coach John Conroy, Patrick Conway, Andrew Fenter, Nolan Foley, Trevor Fagan, Michael Dingler, Jake Castellano, Coach Tom Dingler and (bottom row, l to r) John Conroy, Connor L’eplattenier, Brendan Haas, Vincent Demaio, Chris Moustooka, Andrew Sweeney, Chris Hogan.
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