Oyster Bay resident Neel Raj was recently recognized by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) at the site of this year’s US Open for excellence on the court this season. Raj finished second in the Boys 12 bracket of Eastern Award winners. The awards were based on the 2013 performances of the participants during a series of tournaments.
St. Gertrude’s Rising fifth grade basketball team won the Island Garden Championship, finishing the season 19-1: 8-0 in CYO and 11-1 in Island Garden.
St. Gertrude’s coaches went into the CYO summer season expecting to do well, and hoping to win a few games in the 10-game Island Garden summer season. The coaches figured on just gaining experience from playing at a much higher level in Island Garden play.
On Saturday, Aug. 17, the Oyster Bay Rough Riders won the Boys U14 Kick-off Classic Soccer Tournament, held at the Soccer Park in Plainview. The boys went a perfect three wins and no losses in the tournament.
In the first game, the Oyster Bay Rough Riders defeated the Long Island Rough Riders 4-0. Goals were scored by Nick Zucconi, Charlie Ritter (two) and Manny DeFreitas. In the second game against HBC, the lone goal was scored by Harrison Treble as the boys won 1-0. In the third and final game, Justin Lanza scored with about 10 minutes remaining to give Oyster Bay a 3-2 victory over the Long Island Rough Rider’s Elite Team. Other goals scored in the game were by Spencer Weingord and Harrison Treble.
The top local finisher in the 26th annual Runner’s Edge-Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon was 16-year-old Glen Lostritto of Old Brookville, who took second place in the 16-19 age group and finished 18th overall. Kelly Pickard was the first Oyster Bay woman to cross the line, putting her in seventh place overall among the women. The triathlon was held on Saturday, Aug. 24 under near-perfect weather conditions.
Other local award winners include:
Bernadette Winnubst of Locust Valley (first master, Athena Weight Division)
Steven Quigley of Bayville (first Master Clydesdale plus Weight Division)
A record amount of $200,000 was raised at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s (HMTC) Golf Outing on Monday, Aug. 19 as David Rosen, golf outing chair, greeted 136 golfers at the prestigious Glen Head Country Club. He was joined by Co-Chairs Stewart Hescheles, Len Novick, and Matt Skidell.
“I am a father of five, and the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center’s mission to educate our youth on diversity and tolerance fuels my passion for spreading the word and doing good things,” Rosen said. “Our children are our future. Dialogue and exchange between people of different views, cultures and faiths is the glue that will hold us together and enrich us all.”
The 32nd Annual Invitational Golf Tournament was held at The Creek in Locust Valley on Aug. 12, where many professionals joined together to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the March of Dimes. This year’s honoree was Robert Gilman of Plainview, CPA of Anchin, Block & Anchin, LLP. Other sponsors included Seyfarth Shaw, Bryan Cave, Deloitte, Jericho Capital, Merrick Financial Group, Michael & Darci Hirschberg, Meister Seelig & Fein LLP, Property Resources Corporation, TD Bank, and Lexus of Massapequa.
Even though this event was postponed from June due to inclement weather, it couldn’t keep away the 96 golfers who raised over $105,000. On the 17th hole, golfers were challenged by 12-year-old youth volunteer, Alex Keener of Bethpage. Each golfer took a chance but only a handful of golfers were able to top his shot. Also, Paul “Dr. Hook” D’Amato joined the March of Dimes golfers for a fun filled day.
An exciting matchup of two premier Northeast college soccer teams will take place in the Town of Oyster Bay, Town Councilman Joe Pinto announced. The town will host a
College Soccer Challenge and Youth Soccer Festival on Sunday, August 18, at John J. Burns Town Park in Massapequa, featuring a game between the NCAA men’s soccer forces from Hofstra and Lafayette. The game will begin at 4 p.m.
“Soccer fans in our town will not want to miss this festival which will showcase some of the area’s best soccer talent and will make for an entertaining day for the community to watch and enjoy,” Councilman Pinto said.
Pine Hollow, one of the North Shore’s finest country clubs, has just completed its annual Charity Week, with an outstanding turnout and record-breaking contributions from its members, all going to local causes.
Pine Hollow Country Club, celebrating its 51st year as a five-star, full-service venue, features an 18-hole golf course, fine dining, swimming and tennis and other activities in an ornate historic Vanderbilt mansion, replete with all the modern conveniences of a world-class club. Somewhat hidden off Route 25A, in East Norwich, nestled among giant chestnut trees, the club has recently undergone extensive renovations.
A record smashing field of 541 runners and walkers successfully completed the Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run through the streets of Plainview at the 10th Anniversary Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run through the streets of Plainview on Sunday morning, July 22.
Jean Bohan of Oyster Bay and Maggie Reid and Jeri Cavagnaro, of Locust Valley, each won awards in the 30th annual Runner’s Edge Long Island Women’s Run on July 13, as a strong field of 439 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes crossed the finish line on the track at Farmingdale High School.
Reid earned fourth place honors in the 15-19 age group, with a finishing time of 21:46. Bohan scored as the third finisher in the 40-44 age group with a time of 22:03. Cavagnaro was the fifth place finisher in the 65-69 age group with a time of 32:30.
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