The Town of Oyster Bay will host the Supervisor’s Trophy Game, an NCAA Division 1 College Baseball Showdown, at John J. Burns Town Park on Merrick Road in Massapequa on Friday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m., according to Supervisor John Venditto. The contest, featuring NCAA powers New York Institute of Technology and Hofstra University, will showcase some the area’s best baseball talent. Admission is free.
For the 10th year in a row, the Uniroyal Soccer Program is supporting soccer communities across the country. BJ’s Wholesale Club will donate funds and equipment to the Plainedge Soccer Club.
Beginning Oct. 1, players will receive a certificate that can be redeemed for a free soccer ball at BJ’s Wholesale Club while supplies last. Uniroyal Tire and BJ’s Wholesale Club will also donate $2 for every Uniroyal tire sold during the 30-day program.
Diehard golfers want it green and want it fast - want the ball to roll quickly eight or ten feet at a tap of their club. And sure, Dave Catalano and his staff want it fast too.
But for the crew at Bethpage State Park’s world-renowned golf courses, it’s about more than play—they’re out to prove something. For they are part of groundbreaking research to develop, test, and fine tune techniques that steeply cut pesticide and fertilizer use.
Notwithstanding some very precarious weather forecasts for the weekend of August 29 and 30, Hurricane Danny turned out not to have the impact that everyone feared, and more than 1500 athletes, ranging in age from 8 to 80, participated in the 22nd annual Runner’s Edge-Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, Tri-Relay and Junior Triathlon, and there were no end of smiling faces at the finish line.
The American Black Belt Academy in Massapequa Park is introducing a new karate program for children that are 3 years old.
The “Ninja Turtle” class will teach the children basic martial arts movements while at the same time increase their attention span and get them used to being in a structured environment.
Keith “Mr. Massapequa” Piro, a longtime Massapequa resident, has been selected to be one of the boxers for the Seventh Annual Long Island Fight For Charity, which will be held November 23 at the Long Island Hilton in Melville.
This action-packed event is one of the Island’s leading charity fundraising and networking events. The event is expected to have an attendance of more than 1,200 people and to raise over $150,000 for local charities.
Congratulations to veteran Massapequa runner Glenn Morse, who scored as the first finisher in the 60-64 age group in the Sands Point Preserve 5 Kilometer Sprint for the Feinstein Institute, held on the grounds of the Sands Point preserve on Saturday morning, August 15. A total of 350 runners successfully completed the 5 Kilometer (3.107 Miles) course.
Congratulations to Massapequa boys, Joseph Swenson and Oliver Roberts, on being selected to the U.S. Soccer’s National Pool. The National Player Pool is composed of the best soccer players in the country. The boys’ journey to become national players began with the N Y State Olympic Development Program. They were chosen to participate in the NY State ODP Tournament, at which time they were ID’d by regional coaches. They were then invited to attend the Regional ID Camp where National coaches selected them for the National Player Pool. Congratulations to both the boys.
Last spring, the Massapequa Chiefs won their fourth straight Nassau County Class AA title. In June, Plainedge High School alumni and SUNY-Old Westbury pitching star, Robert Whitenack, was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the eighth round of the Major League Baseball summer draft. Whitenack was the first player from Old Westbury to ever be drafted by a big league squad. He was also the first Division III player to be taken in the draft.
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