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Plainview Announces Athletes of the Month

Written by Herald Staff, plainview@antonnews.com Wednesday, 20 November 2013 13:36

Zachary Zeises and Alix Katz

Selected as October Winners

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s John F. Kennedy High School recently announced the following student-athletes as the District’s Athlete of the Month for October:

Zachary Zeises – Senior – Boys’ Varsity Soccer

“Zach is a senior and four-year varsity player. He has really improved in the last half of the season. Zach has shown great leadership, leading the team into the playoffs. With his effort this season he earned All-County Honors.”

– Christine Ho, Head Coach, Boys Soccer

Alix Katz – Senior – Girls’ Varsity Tennis

“Alix has been on the Girls’ Varsity Tennis team for all four years of her high school career. This year she was the team captain, and faced some of the best players in the county during each of her 14 regular season matches. While she played hard and practiced regularly, Alix was able to keep with her schoolwork that included four AP courses and two college level courses. Alix has an overall GPA of 97.34, which puts her in the top 10 percent of this school year’s senior class. Alix is a perfect example of a true student-athlete.”

– Neil Lasher, Head Coach, Girls Soccer

 

Long Island Challengers Step Up To The Plate

Written by Herald Staff, editorial@antonnews.com Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00

Baseball is America’s pastime and should be enjoyed by everyone, including children with special needs.

That has been the thrust of Long Island Challenger Baseball since it was established in 1989 — to give physically and mentally challenged children from across the island the opportunity to play baseball in an environment structed to their abilities.

 

Plainview Hawks Asserting Their Height

Written by Ben Strack Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00

Volleyball squad long on talent and coaching prowess

Winning isn’t everything. But it certainly seems to have manifested itself into the culture of Plainview volleyball over the past 20 seasons. That’s how long Coach Russi Villalta has reigned over the courts at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School. 

 

With seven county championships and fifteen appearances in the finals, Villalta has tirelessly molded talent into titles. She is the winningest high school volleyball coach in New York with 382 wins entering the 2013 season.

 

But seldom in her two decades with the Hawks has she had the tool she possesses this season: A 6-foot-4 junior with the ability to play any position on the floor. 

 

Plainview Finishes Strong In Supervisor’s Run

Written by Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald Staff, editorial@antonnews.com Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00

Back-to-back overall winner in 2011 and 2012 of the Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5-K, Conor Shelley of Rockville Centre, and 2009 and 2010 winner Chris Mammone of Massapequa (who holds the course record of 14:43) went stride for stride for most of the Oct. 19 race before Shelley pulled ahead near the finish for a five-second win. Shelley’s winning time was 15 minutes, 27 seconds.

The 5 Kilometer Oyster Bay course is a classic jaunt through the heart of Oyster Bay hamlet, starting on South Street by the firehouse, with a long uphill trek on Berry Hill Road, a steep downhill challenge on Sandy Hill Road, and a stretch down East Main Street to the last turn into the Townsend Square parking field to the finish line.

 

Plainview Students Join Marching Band Festival

Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00

The Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School Marching Band recently performed at the 51st annual Newsday Marching Band Festival at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium. The festival allowed POBJFK Marching Band, Flag Line and Kick Line to showcase the halftime shows that they perform at football games. The event gives marching bands across Long Island a chance to perform for a large audience.

‑ Herald Staff

 

Local Pair Qualify For National Swim Meet

Written by Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald Staff, editorial@antonnews.com Wednesday, 23 October 2013 00:00

Long Island Aquatic Club recently announced that Plainview residents Moca Tanaka and Zoe Katevatis have qualified to compete at the National Age Group Challenge Meet. These athletes are two of 67 LIAC swimmers invited to attend this prestigious competition.

This is the fifth year that LIAC has qualified swimmers to race in the meet. The LIAC athletes will compete in single age groups against swimmers from all over the east coast. In 2011 LIAC had 90 individual swims in the top 8. After being sidelined by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the coaches and swimmers look forward to returning to the competition and improving on that performance this year.  

National Age Group Challenge will be held November 2 and 3 in Germantown, Maryland. Results of the meet can be found live on LIAC’s website www.longislandswimming.com.

 

Soccer Kids To Kick Cancer In Plainview

Written by Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald Staff, editorial@antonnews.com Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in recent years the Long Island Junior Soccer League clubs and teams have used this time to raise funds, raise awareness and bring and bring their communities together through their efforts off the field.

One such example this season is the efforts of the GU14 Elwood Thunder and the GU10 Elwood Mustangs. Both teams actually raised funds for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer a year ago. This year they are taking their efforts to another level. In addition to a recent bake sale that raised over $350, the Thunder are looking forward to taking part in the Estee Lauder Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview later this month.

 

Long Island Challengers Step Up To The Plate

Written by Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald Staff, editorial@antonnews.com Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00

Baseball is America’s pastime and should be enjoyed by everyone, including children with special needs.

That has been the thrust of Long Island Challenger Baseball since it was established in 1989 -- to give physically and mentally challenged children from across the island the opportunity to play baseball in an environment structed to their abilities.

 

Charity Fighters To Meet Opponents

Written by Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald Staff, editorial@antonnews.com Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00

The founders of the Long Island’s Fight for will host a Boxer Matchup Cocktail Reception on Monday, Oct. 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Carlyle at the Palace, in Plainview to announce the boxer matchups for this year’s 10th Main Event.

Kevin “Spider” Kelly, a Plainview resident and co-president and CCO of BigBuzz Marketing Group, is one of over 20 volunteer boxers from the business community who will gather with committee members, sponsors and fans to meet, network and learn who the boxers’ opponents will be in November.

 

Cancer Awareness Comes to Plainview Soccer Park

Written by Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald Staff, editorial@antonnews.com Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00

The Peter C. Collins Soccer Park in Plainview plays host to the Estee Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Day Sunday, Oct. 20.

Forty teams of under-14 girls will be playing at the park that day to help raise funds and awareness for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

 

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