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Kyle Cartwright Is NY State Champion

Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00

It has been another stellar year for Oyster Bay High School sports. The crowning moment came on June 8, when Kyle Cartwright won the State Championship for the Division 2 category of the 400-meter hurdles race. The last time Oyster Bay High School celebrated a state champion track star was 60 years ago when Rick Robinson won the crown. Robinson was the State Champion Long Jumper.  He still holds the school record for that event and is an inductee of the inaugural Class of 2005 in the Oyster Bay High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Robinson wrote a sports column for many years for the Oyster Bay Guardian.

A major component of the educational program in Oyster Bay-East Norwich is the focus on building character as well as academic and athletic abilities.  Character was front and center at the State Championships as well. Kyle Cartwright received recognition for his Sportsmanship throughout the season, and was one of two athletes in Nassau County who received the Sportsmanship award.  


Fencers Demonstrate At Health Fair

Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

The Oyster Bay High School’s Fencing Team gave a demonstration at Senator Carl Marcellino’s/OBEN Chamber of Commerce Annual Health Fair. The demo started off with a foil bout with Virginia Kemp vs. Lucian Paone, followed by Nina Policano vs. Grey Warwick-Clark in epee and ending with a saber bout of Matt Mahoski vs. Anant Mehrotra.  Also present were Head Coach John Bruckner who umpired and gave commentary of the matches with assistant coaches Chris Hammond and Mark Lizza.


Sagamore Yacht Club Opening Day

Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00

On Sunday, May 19, Sagamore Yacht Club held one of the most important events of the year: Opening Day, marking the commissioning of the officers and the club, and the official start of the boating season. 


In years past, the ceremony has taken place under sunny skies, however, this year it rained, so most of the event took place inside the clubhouse. 


“The Tigress” Transitions to Traditional Bouts

Written by Vinny Messana Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00

As founder of the “Moms Who Kick” charity, Oyster-Bay native Joanne “The Tigress” Hutchins has the experience necessary to hold her own in a fight. Those skills will be necessary when she participates in the 10th annual Long Island Fight for Charity event on November 25 at the Hilton in Melville.


Race For Literacy

Written by Pete Sheehan Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

Hundreds of runners were tensed and ready near Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in Oyster Bay as they waited for the start for the eighth annual Brooke Jackman Race for Literacy on May 18.

Then, with the signal, runners young and old, took off, racing through Oyster Bay, past the high school, turning around rushing along the beach at Theodore Roosevelt Park, and crossing the finish line in the parking lot, tired but satisfied after their five kilometer (5K) run.


Track Team Brings Home Championships

Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

The Friends Academy Boys and Girls Varsity Track team competed to championship levels at both their Division IV B Championship meets, clinching the title at both meets and scoring more points than competitor teams from Locust Valley, Cold Spring Harbor, Malverne, Wheatley, Oyster Bay, Carle Place and East Rockaway. The girls team scored 136 points, while the boys team scored 107. According to Coach Louisa Garry, this was the first team championship the girls team has won since 2002; the boys track team had not won since 1974. The boys won five individual events (1600, 800, 200, shot put and discus) as well as the 4 x 800 meter relay. The girls also won six individual events (1500, 800, 200, 400, 3000 and high jump), as well as the 4 x 800 meter relay and 4 x 100 meter relay.


Golf Tournament Benefits Boys & Girls Club

Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00

Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club held their Annual Golf Tournament, named for the late World Golf Hall of Famer Joseph C. Dey Jr., on Monday, May 6, at Meadow Brook Club in Jericho. Hugh R. O’Kane, President of Hugh O’Kane Electric Company, chaired this year’s event.

“This year’s outing was an overwhelming success due to the tremendous support from both our corporate and personal friends. We attracted a sold-out crowd across a broad spectrum from both the Long Island and New York City communities,” said O’Kane. “We are thankful to all those that both attended and supported our outing this year.”


Nick Carbone Helps Fight Alzheimer’s

Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00

According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, more than five million Americans are suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

Troubled by these statistics and personally affected, Long Islander and NBA draftee Gordon Thomas founded the Alzheimer’s All-Star Basketball Classic Committee, a group of professionals dedicated to raising awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia.


Doctor ‘Runs For Sight’

Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00

Ronald Caronia, MD, a glaucoma and cataract surgeon and partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) with Tom Burke, CEO of OCLI, participated in the first annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation’s “Run for Sight” 5K and 1-mile walk during the ASCRS/ASOA Annual Symposium and Congress in San Francisco. Dr. Caronia hails from Oyster Bay Cove and Mr. Burke is a resident of Islip.

The ASCRS partnered with TearLabs to host this first-ever “Run for Sight” event. It took place on Sunday, April 21 near the beautiful Japanese botanical gardens in Golden Gate Park. The event raised close to $25,000. All proceeds from the race will benefit the ASCRS Foundation’s cataract blindness treatment efforts.


President’s Cup Golf Tournament

Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00

The Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich will be holding its annual President’s Cup Golf Tournament on Monday, May 20, at Pine Hollow Country Club, East Norwich. Join them for a fun-filled day. Enjoy brunch, 18 holes of golf, contests, great raffles and prizes, and a “not to be missed” dinner buffet. It is not too late to participate. Register today.

For further information, including sponsorship opportunities and golfer registration, please contact Sharon at 922-9285, ext. 16, or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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