Students at Charles Water Karate and Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park, have received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.
Roslyn resident Michael Mineo-Nardacci has been racing at competitions throughout Long Island since he was a youngster. When he earned his driver’s license, he began competing in auto cross races on the Island and in the Northeast. Now he is vying to race in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup series, which would take him to racetracks all across North America.
The Roslyn High School girls basketball team continued their winning ways, while the boys squad ran into a rough patch as both teams head into the home stretch of the 2009-2010 season.
Fresh off their big win against Locust Valley, the Lady Bulldogs followed that up with wins over North Shore and Seaford, before falling to conference leader Roosevelt.
New York Islander star, Andy Sutton, is a prince among men. Andy recently met Brian Faithfull at the Henry Viscardi School in Albertson. Brian, a die-hard Ranger fan, was dressed all in his Ranger gear and Andy instantly connected. Andy promised Brian tickets to a Ranger/Islander game. Brian and his brother Ronnie were treated like kings in their ringside seats and then escorted to the locker room to meet the players for autographs. These two teenage boys couldn’t have been happier or more excited. It was a great Christmas gift and one they will never forget.
The winter break is over and both the Roslyn High School boys and girls basketball squads have started the new year in grand style, winning both of their games and serving notice that they will be a force to reckon with as the season heads into the home stretch.
The annual tradition of Mineola High School basketball at Madison Square Garden continued recently when the Lady Mustangs took on the Lady Vikings of Port Washington following the Duke-Gonzaga men’s Aeropostale Classic on Dec. 19.
The Wheatley School’s girls varsity volleyball, girls varsity soccer, boys varsity soccer, girls varsity tennis, field hockey and boys varsity and girls varsity cross-country have been recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) for academic excellence in its Scholar/Athlete Recognition Award Program. This program, which was initiated by NYPHSAA nineteen years ago, recognizes athletic teams from across New York State for the exemplary academic performance of its team members. Based upon a composite of the grade point averages among team members, team champions are selected for each varsity sport from those high schools across New York State that enter the competition.
The Muttontown Preserve will present a guided hike, “Special Places at Muttontown,” on Sunday, Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The hike will cover several areas of the preserve, including: the “Succession Field Trail,” onetime farmland that has been reclaimed over the years by woods; the “Tall Conifers,” comprising white pine, spruce and larch planted in 1909; “Hidden Pond,” a kettle pond tucked away in the preserve where participants can engage in bird-watching; and “Glacial Kame,” a type of hilly deposit formed during the ice age. The walk will cover three miles over somewhat rough terrain.
Jan. 15 will be the deadline for early bird registration for the 2010 RXR/TIAA-CREF Long Island Marathon. The Long Island Marathon “Festival of Races,” set for the weekend of April 30 to May 2 is recognized as one of Long Island’s most prestigious sporting events.
The One Mile Race, the 5K Race, and the “Kids Fun Run” will start from Mitchel Athletic Complex on Saturday, May 1. On Sunday, May 2, the Long Island Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K races take place. The weekend celebration also includes a pasta party for runners on April 30, at the Cradle of Aviation Museum and a “Runners’ Expo” at Mitchel Athletic Complex from April 29 to May 1.
Green Vale students in grades 5-9 had a chance to hear directly from high school student-athletes about what it’s like to play high school sports.
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