The Long Island Junior Soccer League joined The Estee Lauder Company for a fundraising event to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation recently at the Peter C. Collins Soccer Park in Plainview. Six girls teams, aged U15 through U17, as well as teams of Estee staffers and executives, took part in a series of scrimmages throughout the day to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
“This is always a great day,” said Carlos Ospina, who has run the event for Estee Lauder the past several years, and is a coach of the Lynbrook-East Rockaway Lizards. “The girls and the teams really take ownership of the event and make it a special day on so many levels, and it’s become a great tune up for the start of the fall season for many of these teams. The support the league and the soccer park have shown us is always appreciated.”
The Town of Oyster Bay and the Greater Long Island Running Club teamed up to conduct an exciting program for young athletes this summer: the inaugural Runner’s Edge-TOBAY Junior Triathlon Training Program.
Seventy local youngsters, ages eight through 13, signed up for this eight-week program, which began in late June and will ends in late August, leading to the participation of these youngsters in the Runner’s Edge-TOBAY Junior Triathlon on Sunday, August 25. All sessions are held on Saturday afternoons at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay.
Chuck Merritt of Plainview, competing under the colors of Merritt Environmental Consulting Corporation, of which he is the CEO, was the winner of the “Top Dog” Division of the 8th annual Marcum Workplace Challenge, held at Jones Beach State Park last month. Merritt crossed the finish line of this 3.5 mile race in 24 minutes, 42 seconds.
To be eligible to score in the Challenge competition as a “Top Dog,” you must be the most senior executive of your company.
The first player in men’s lacrosse history to gain All-America honors both on the field and in the classroom, John Rubano, a native resident of nearby Bethpage, has been selected to the Eastern Connecticut State University E-Club Hall of Fame.
A member of the second team in program history in 1997, Rubano was named to the USILA All-America team and to the USILA Scholar All-America team as a senior captain in 2000 after piling up a record 48 assists and team-high 69 points in leading the Warriors to their first-ever post-season tournament win in the opening round of the ECAC New England Division III Tournament.
The Long Island Rough Riders and Global Sports recently hosted the second Annual Beach Bash Sand Soccer Tournament at Jones Beach. Sixty-four teams with over 700 players competed in 13 age brackets for the sought- after title of Beach Soccer Champions. Players and their families found perfect playing conditions at Jones Beach State Park.
The Long Island Thunderbolts will be holding tryouts for the 2013-14 season for Girls Softball ages 10U-18U at Syosset/Woodbury Park.
The Long Island Thunderbolts was founded in 2010 by coaches Carmine Mazzaro and Peter Janowsky. They started with just one team, have since grown to five, and hope to expand more. The club’s mission is to teach players the game of softball, one pitch at a time. They accomplish this through discipline, respect for each other, integrity and poise as players push one another to strive for greatness.
The tenth annual Heart And Sole 5-Kilometer Run was held through the streets of Plainview on Sunday morning, July 22.
The Run started and finished at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School. A record smashing field of 541 runners and walkers completed the Run as, in its tenth year, the Heart & Sole Run has clearly become one of the more important summer road races in Nassau County.
The Long Island Rough Riders recently fell 3-2 against the Jersey Express in their final home match of the 2013 PDL season. In a back and forth game, the Rough Riders created many attacking chances but did little to capitalize. Based off of their regular season play, the Rough Riders now depend on other improbable results in the division and need to win in Ocean City to have any chance of moving onto post-season play.
In the opening minutes of the game, possession switched back and forth as both the Rough Riders and Express were trying to set the tempo. After a few unsettling attacks by the Express, the Rough Riders began to push forward and create chances. Express defender Clint Caso played a lazy ball back to keeper Jon Dawson but Rough Rider forward Dominick Sarle intercepted the pass. What could have been the first goal of the game ended in a save after Sarle attempted to dribble around the keeper.
The 30th Annual Runners Edge Long Island Women’s Run on July 13 saw a field of 439 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes crossing the finish line on the track at nearby Farmingdale High School.
Local runners were on hand for this event, and many of them took home awards. Top local finisher was Lauren Jasinski of Plainview, who finished eighth, overall and took home the second place award plaque in the 35-39 age-group.
Other local athletes winning awards were Shari Klarfeld of Plainview (fifth 30-34 age-group), Pamela Lee of Syosset (third 60-64 age-group), and Constance Sehlmeyer of Syosset (third 65-69 age-group),
With football season approaching, the Plainview-JFK Hawks led by veteran head coach Chris Rogler have their expectations high and feel they will make another run at the playoffs in 2013.
Finishing last year’s regular season 4-4 with wins over Freeport, Hicksville, Hempstead and Valley Stream District, Rogler says their 14-12 win over Freeport was “the biggest win in Plainview football history.”
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