The Bayville 5 Kilometer Run was held on Saturday, June 21. Todd Rowley, 44, of Huntington, is pictured here breaking the tape as the overall winner.
On Saturday, June 21, Glen Cove High School’s Maiden Field hosted the inaugural Dan Daly Cup High School All-Star Lacrosse game, honoring the legacy of U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Dan Daly, a two-time Medal of Honor recipient.
Sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps, in partnership with the Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association, the New York Lizards professional lacrosse team, the City of Glen Cove and the Glen Cove School
District, the game featured 50 of Nassau and Suffolk’s elite high school lacrosse players. Ryan Hauser from Oyster Bay High School and Pierce Dellafera from Friends Academy represented their high schools, as did Glen Cove High School lacrosse players Philip Grella and Sean Peet, who participated in the game as members of Nassau’s Team Virtue squad. Despite an admirable comeback by team Virtue, the Suffolk squad –Team Valor– prevailed in the game, 14-8.
Not only did Friends Academy sophomore Devika Kedia of Muttontown win the Silver Medal at this year’s Long Island Math Fair, she was able to do it with a project that is very close to her heart.
Competing against hundreds of Long Island high school students, Kedia chose to connect her passion for golf with mathematics in her project. “I researched the math behind a golf shot,” explained Kedia. “I proved that each different golf club corresponds to its own distance due to varying shaft lengths and loft angles, which explains why golfers have to carry so many different clubs.”
Town of Oyster Bay residents can learn to skate this summer by registering for skating lessons at the Town of Oyster Bay’s Ice Skating Center, at 1001 Stewart Ave. in Bethpage.
“Skating lessons for people of all ages take place at our rink throughout the year,” Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris J. Coschignano said.
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.
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