A first-half flick near the net by Will Rezin led to the only goal of the game to lead the Massapequa Rough Riders to a 1-0 win over Valley Stream Forest in the Boys-Under-19 State Open Cup at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview on June 8. The other dramatic play in the game between the two Long Island Junior Soccer League teams occurred in the second half when Massapequa keeper Vincent Pellegrino saved a penalty kick.
A strong contingent of Massapequa pavement-pounders was on hand for the 22nd annual edition of the 5-kilometer Run, held in Eisenhower Park, and many of them came away with awards.
“It was such a competitive game,” said Sheedy. “We had our chances, but today we didn’t come through.”
Massapequa put together a tremendous season, finishing with a 20-6 record and capturing another Nassau County title. They defeated MacArthur 7-5 in the prior week at Farmingdale State College to capture their 10th county title and first since 2009.
Two Massapequa residents from the opposite ends of the age spectrum led a strong contingent of runners down the stretch at Belmont Park and scored great finishes in the 2nd annual Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon 5-Kilometer Run to Fight Prostate Cancer June 2.
As the first woman in the 15-19 age group to cross the finish line, 16-year-old Chelsea Hroch of North Massapequa finished in 23 minutes and 10 seconds. Meanwhile, 81-year-old Howard Kestenbaum took second place in the 80 to 84 age group, with a time of 43:11.
The Massapequa High School boys’ baseball team turned the diamond at SUNY Farmingdale into a field of dreams last week, capturing the Nassau Class AA title with a nail biting, 7-5 victory over top-seeded General Douglas MacArthur High School.
The victory clinched a series sweep for the fourth-seeded Massapequa Chiefs (20-5) and earned them a trip to the Long Island Class AA championship game this week.
The Massapequa High School girls’ lacrosse team lost a heartbreaker to Farmingdale, 11-9, in the county championship last Wednesday—coming in second to the top-seeded team for the eighth consecutive season.
Rosie Pimental’s goal gave Massapequa a 5-2 lead 49 seconds into the second half, but Farmingdale charged back with four unanswered goals.
Tara Mannino, Christina Langan, Paul LaGumina, Glenn Morse, and Monica Enright of Massapequa, Sherry Bellovin of North Massapequa, and Howard Kestenbaum of Massapequa Park, won awards from the Jonas Chiropractic RunNassau Series Race Four at Eisenhower Park on Saturday, April 27.
Temple Sinai of Massapequa/Amityville is hosting a golf and tennis outing to benefit its post-Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts. The community is welcome to participate in this fundraiser, which will take place at The Hamlet Golf & Country Club in Commack on June 17.
The event will include a full day of golf, tennis, and board game activities, designed for any level of play as well as supporters.
The U.S. Tennis Association Long Island Region has recognized Michelle Carnovale of Massapequa for her tennis playing in 2012. Michelle was honored for her ranking in the Girls’ 14s on Long Island.
With more than 9,000 members, the Region promotes the growth and development of Long Island tennis and supports USTA programs including Jr. Team Tennis, National Junior Tennis and Learning, High School Tennis, College Tennis, USTA 10 and Under Tennis, USTA League Tennis, and community tennis.
Last Wednesday the Massapequa Observer A’s had a come-from-behind victory 5-2 over the Trial Lawyer Mets, powered by key hits from Ray Anzelone, Michael Grisanti, and Jason Kopp. Evan “Mariano” Barrow came in again with no outs and the bases loaded to pick up the save.
On Saturday, the Observer A’s beat the Kleer Fax Yankees 4-2. The A’s were down 1-0 into the 4th inning due to an RBI single by Ross Mitton of the Yankees. Anthony Patullo drove in two runs with an RBI triple to give the A’s a 2-1 lead. This was followed by Brendan Castonguay driving in two runs with a double to make the score 4-1. Patullo pitched three solid innings in the start with Castonguay pitching the final three innings for the win.
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