Massapequa’s Brendan Henry took to the streets in the 2013 ING New York City Marathon representing USTA Serves, the philanthropic and charitable entity of the United States Tennis Association, helping to raise funds for the programs it supports.
The organization is dedicated to supporting programs throughout the country that utilize the combination of tennis and education to make a difference in the lives of America’s youth and people with disabilities.
Henry is among eight runners to dedicate their marathon experience to support the mission of USTA Serves. He pledged to raise money by seeking donations to support his 26.2 mile run and all of the money raised was allocated to tennis and education programs in the runner’s USTA Eastern Section.
Back-to-back overall winner in 2011 and 2012 of the Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5-K, Conor Shelley of Rockville Centre, and 2009 and 2010 winner Chris Mammone of Massapequa (who holds the course record of 14:43) went stride for stride for most of the Oct. 19 race before Shelley pulled ahead near the finish for a five-second win. Shelley’s winning time was 15 minutes, 27 seconds.
The 5 Kilometer Oyster Bay course is a classic jaunt through the heart of Oyster Bay hamlet, starting on South Street by the firehouse, with a long uphill trek on Berry Hill Road, a steep downhill challenge on Sandy Hill Road, and a stretch down East Main Street to the last turn into the Townsend Square parking field to the finish line.
Blue and gold reigned at Homecoming, Oct. 12, as the Massapequa Chiefs swiftly took the lead against Syosset and kept it until claiming victory 49-28.
The Farmingdale State men’s soccer team defeated NYU-Poly, 6-1, in a Skyline Conference match last week in Farmingdale. The Rams improved to 7-6 overall and 3-2 in Skyline play, while the Fighting Blue Jays dropped to 0-10-1, 0-6.
The Fighting Blue Jays struck first with 21:48 remaining in the first half as freshman midfielder Carlos Fidalgo was set up in front with a short pass from junior forward Andres Torres. The Rams tied the game at 1-1 in the 42nd minute on a score by sophomore midfielder Diego Sarmiento as senior midfielder Matt Kirby recorded the assist. The pair connected for another goal less than three minutes later to put Farmingdale State ahead, 2-1, at the halftime break.
Runners from across the Massapequas and all over the New York Metropolitan area and beyond are cordially invited to be part of the 21st anniversary edition of New York Blood Center’s Rob’s Run, a 5-kilometer cross country race to be held on Sunday morning, December 1 at Stillwell Woods Park in Syosset.
Runners from the Massapequas have always been prominent in Rob’s Run. In the 2012 edition of Rob’s Run, Chris Mammone of Massapequa and Joe Grieco of Massapequa finished third and fourth overall respectively, and Joe’s sister Michele Grieco was the first woman in the 20-24 age group to cross the finish line.
Baseball is America’s pastime and should be enjoyed by everyone, including children with special needs.
That has been the thrust of Long Island Challenger Baseball since it was established in 1989 -- to give physically and mentally challenged children from across the island the opportunity to play baseball in an environment structed to their abilities.
And those abilities will be on display at the Long Island Challenger Baseball Jamboree at John J. Burns Park on Merrick Road in Massapequa, Sunday Oct. 13. The special event will bring together challenger teams from through the island and outside of the state.
The founders of the Long Island’s Fight for Charity will host a Boxer Matchup Cocktail Reception on Monday, October 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Carlyle At The Palace, in Plainview to announce the boxer matchups for this year’s 10th Main Event.
Massapequa’s Robert “The Tax Reducer” Renda is one of more than 20 volunteer boxers from the business community who will gather with committee members, sponsors and fans to meet, network and learn who the boxers’ opponents will be in November. Robert Renda is an associate in the Tax Certiorari Department at Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP in Uniondale.
The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association announced that its former president, former Massapequa resident Peter Masotto, will be inducted into the Region 1 Hall of Fame on October 19 in Portland, Maine.
This is the fourth Hall of Fame that Masotto is being inducted into, having previously become a member of the Hall of Fame of Eastern New York (1998), the Long Island Junior Soccer League (1999) and the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (2004). In addition, he received the rare double honor of being selected a Life Member of both Eastern New York and US Soccer in the same year (2006).
Councilman Chris J. Coschignano announced that registration for the Town of Oyster Bay Youth Ice Hockey Program will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Wednesday, October 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage.
Following those dates, registration will continue in the Recreation office at Town Hall South, located at 977 Hicksville Rd. in Massapequa, from Oct. 10 through 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Massapequa varsity football team began its 2013 season, September 12 against Freeport. Despite Freeport’s poor record last season, the Chiefs prepared for Freeport the same as any other team.
“They have something to prove this year,” said Massapequa head coach Kevin Shippos in regards to Freeport. “We’re not taking them lightly.”
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