Oyster Bay resident Danielle Giannetti and Locust Valley residents James Blatchly and Dylan Appel committed to play collegiate tennis. They were recently recognized by the United States Tennis Association of Eastern Long Island (USTA) with a celebration at the Knights of Columbus with other local students.
“An event like this was well overdue,” said Clark D. Kuiz, USTA member who spearheaded the event. “We wanted to commemorate how strong our region is on a tennis standpoint as well as recognize high school seniors that are committed to playing tennis.”
Joanne Gallo of Oyster Bay took home the first place award plaque in the women’s 65-69 age group in the 23rd annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation 5 Kilometer Run, which was held at Eisenhower Park on the evening of June 5.
Gallo crossed the finish line in 28 minutes, 1 second, 32 seconds in front of Abby Gonzalez of Dix Hills, who scored second in the age group.
The run was conducted by the Greater Long Island Running Club, under the sponsorship of David Lerner Associates, the outstanding Syosset corporate citizen whose generous support for this event over the years has made it possible for the run to have donated more than $300,000 over the years to law enforcement officers and their families in time of personal emergency.
Both the boys and girls lacrosse teams at St. Dominic’s High School won the CHSAA ‘A’ Championship, for the first time since 2011.
“This is really a great group of kids. They take pride in winning for St. Dominic’s more than for themselves, and you don’t see that very often,” says Coach Matthew O’Brien.
The Oyster Bay fencing team recently invited back all alumni to fence against current team members. The event was a success, helping the team raise enough money for new equipment for next year’s season.
Oyster Bay High School’s fencing team has been one of the most successful teams in the high school division. Next year, the team hopes to have another successful year in fencing.
The Spring Varsity Sports Season is into post-season play in Oyster Bay. Every season the academic averages of all varsity sports teams are taken collectively and each team whose average is greater than 90 percent is honored with the Scholar/Athlete Team distinction by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). In a remarkable testament to the well-rounded OBEN student, all nine Spring Varsity Teams earned this prestigious award.
The 2014 Oyster Bay High School Lady Baymen varsity softball team was crowned Class B Nassau County Champions last week when they defeated Carle Place High School in the finals at Mitchel Park in Uniondale. The Lady Baymen swept the best of three series with 2-0 and 11-9 victories. The week before in the Class B semi-finals, the Lady Baymen swept East Rockaway High School by scores of 6-0 and 13-1 to advance to the county finals. Next up for the county champs is the Long Island Championship game on June 5 at Mitchel Park in Uniondale and hopefully another Fire Department escort back into town.
The Locust Valley High School Wrestling Team was crowned New York Division II State Wrestling Champions. Nassau County Legislator Donald MacKenzie was on hand to congratulate the members and coaches of the team. Locust Valley Wrestling Head Coach Joe Enea and members of the Locust Valley High School Wrestling Team are pictured.
Oyster Bay endurance runners Matt Kelly and Kate Cifarelli each successfully completed the May 10 Long Island Greenbelt Trail 25 Kilometer Run from Plainview to Cold Spring Harbor and back. Kelly completed the course in two hours, 54 minutes, 26 seconds, and Cifarelli reached the finish line in three hours, 20 minutes, 56 seconds.
The event was staged by the Greater Long Island Running Club and made possible by a great cadre of senior staff, led by race director Nick Palazzo, coordinator of volunteers Lou LaFleur, Bob Sherman, Fred von der Heydt, Linda Ottaviano, Rich Innamorato, and Curt and Irene Robinson.
The Locust Valley Varsity Girls Lacrosse team finished the regular season as Conference III Champions. The Lady Falcons were 9-0 in league play and 11-4 overall.
The team worked hard all season and their dedication paid off. The Lady Falcons exhibited that they know how to play and act as a family, both on and off the field.
The Spring Varsity sports season is in full swing. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Six fine young athletes were chosen by the Oyster Bay High School coaches as Athletes of the Month for April 2014.
Varsity Girls’ Track Coach Tom Neary had this to say about his choice: “Nicole Giannetti set the school record in the 2000m steeple chase at the Cold Spring Harbor ‘Seahawk Invitational’ on April 23 with a time of 7:34.9. She broke the previous record by seven seconds! Nicole is undefeated in both the 1500m and 3000m runs this spring. Nicole won the girls 1500 meter run during the Nassau Coaches Invitational at MacArthur on Saturday, April 26. Nicole will be attending Haverford College in the fall.”
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