It was a sight to see at Mitchel Field in Uniondale when close to 150 students from the Massapequa Public School District turned out to support their schoolmates and other athletes from across Long Island at the Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged. Berner Middle School Physical Education Teacher Ed Hoffman coordinated the event with enthusiastic physical education and special education teachers from buildings around the district. Massapequa students from the elementary level through high school volunteered their time to attend the games and support 13 of their schoolmates who were participating in the day’s competitive events.
On Sunday, July 25, The Lustgarten Foundation will hold its 10th annual Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk at Nassau County Community College, Garden City.
The St. David’s Lutheran Church’s Preschool teachers, office personnel, friends, students and parents will play in the annual golf outing and dinner, Aug. 9. This year’s fundraising outing will be played at the North Shore Towers Country Club in Floral Park. The annual golf outing is being sponsored by the Lutheran Schools Association, 171 White Plains Road in Bronxville, NY 10708.
Another stellar spring sports season for Massapequa high school sports has come to an end. The boys’ volleyball squad, completing an undefeated season, took the Conference I Nassau County title. Meanwhile, both the boys and girls lacrosse teams took their season in the county finals, where they fell heartbreakingly close to winning their own championships.
Congratulations to veteran Massapequa runners Glenn Morse and Marty Schimmele, each of whom won trophies in the second annual Rocky’s Rockin’ 5 Kilometer Run, hosted by the Unqua PTA at the Unqua Elementary School on Unqua Road on May 23.
Last Thursday, the Massapequa boys volleyball team scored an impressive trifecta: They captured the Nassau County Conference I title, they finished the season undefeated and they did so in dramatic fashion, coming from behind to top Port Washington, 3-2.
The Penn Relays are the biggest relay carnival in the world. Over 10,000 athletes and 50,000 spectators converge in Philadelphia each year over the last weekend in April for what can be considered track and field’s “Super Bowl.” Each year hundreds of 4 x 400 meter relays teams plan all season with the goal of earning a medal and or a championship plaque during their trip to Philadelphia.
In local high school sports, it has been the Massapequa boys’ volleyball squad, which has taken the glory this spring.
Five endurance athletes from the Massapequas—-Thomas Durnin, Brendan Mims, Brian Coll, Kerry Ann Massett, and Warren Drezen—-were among the 150 endurance athletes who successfully completed the eighth annual Long Island Greenbelt Trail Runs on May 8.
Everyone in Massapequa is aware of the powerhouse athletic teams that the high school fields year-round. For many of Massapequa High School’s top athletics, their playing days will continue on the college level.
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