Three years on the sidelines with a bad hip and two surgeries later, 65-year-old Bob Litwin, one of the North Shore’s most accomplished tennis players, is ready to lead the United States Grand Masters Team as its player/coach in the 19th World Maccabiah Games in Israel in July.
Litwin, a member of the Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame, has won the International Tennis Federation World Championship, 14 United States Tennis Association National titles from 1991 to 2007 and was ranked first in the over 55 years old bracket in 2005. He grew up in Great Neck, starring at Great Neck South High in tennis and basketball and lived in Port Washington for 23 years before moving to Glenwood Landing to develop his Focus Institute.
Roslyn High School senior Luke Pascale has been selected as a member of the Newsday All Long Island Track Team 2013. Luke will continue his track career next year at Adelphi University.
Mike Smith atop Palace Malice knew when he looked back at a fellow jockey, he reassured victory. Smith had the 145th Belmont Stakes in hand as he thundered down the final stretch on June 8, but not because of a runaway finish. Preakness winner Oxbow with Gary Stevens manning the reins gave Smith the go-ahead as he glanced over to his fellow Hall of Fame member.
“When I ranged up next to [Oxbow], it was like a movie scene,” Smith said. “He looked over to me. I could see his face clear as day. He says, ‘go on little brother, you’re moving better than me. Just ride off your win.’”
The Ninth Annual Cancer Center for Kids Golf Outing will take place on Monday, June 17 at the Wind Watch Golf and Country Club in Hauppauge. An afternoon of golf on one of Long Island’s most beautiful golf courses will be followed by a lively dinner and reception featuring good food and great company as well as a wide variety of unique raffle prizes.
“She is a good athlete, but not exceptional. I don’t think she was the fastest girl on the court in any game or practice she played in.” So said Herricks Girls” Basketball Head Coach Glenn Lavey about senior Lady Highlander Alison Ricchiuti.
Ricchiuti has been named Nassau County Player of the Year by both the Nassau County Coaches Association and by Verizon FIOS.
The Wheatley School announced that 15 student athletes have been recognized by Section VIII-Nassau County Interscholastic Athletic Association for their performance in athletics, scholarship and leadership qualities for the Winter 2012-13 season. The Boys Indoor Track team was crowned NYS State Scholar Athlete Team Champions. The Boys Varsity Basketball team won the Nassau County Class B Championship.
The Long Island Tigers 10u team celebrate their championship at the NJBL 2013 Memorial Day Weekend Tournament. The Tigers went undefeated in the four game tournament and finished in First Place. Matthew Feingold of Roslyn was the starting pitcher and winner of two games during the tournament. Front row: Ronnie Marciano, Evan Baschnagel, Mike Giammona, Matthew Shore, Jeremy Levine, Anthony Arguello, Brandon Hislop and Coach John Olsen. Second row: Matthew Feingold, Alex Kapilevich, Ryan Robbins, Mike DeAngelis and Stephen Dowbek. Back row: Coach Tom Hopke. Not pictured: Head Coach Kevin Perrucci.
The Roslyn High School Varsity tennis team had eight members that went to the Nassau County Invitational tournament. The entire Varsity team made it to the second round of playoffs and came in second place in Division 1B.
Pictured is Roslyn High School Tennis players Brett Edelblum and Alec Goldberg (Pictured with Coach Kerri Jannotte-Hinkley) made All County and All State and finished fourth in Nassau County.
Fifty athletes and supporters got on their spin gear and headed out on April 14 for a day of exercise to benefit Michael’s Mission, a nonprofit organization focused on improving the quality of life and treatment options for those suffering from colorectal cancer through education, research and patient support.
In a luxury bus filled with mouthwatering, healthy snacks, the participants navigated around the north shore of Long Island. First stop was to the Sid Jacobson JCC in East Hills, followed by a trip to Hot Ryde, itself located in downtown Roslyn. From there, the group traveled to two more destinations: Equinox Woodbury and Lifetime Fitness in Syosset. Throughout the day, volunteer instructors provided 30 minute spin classes. Additionally, Hot Ryde included a warm yoga class, while Equinox offered a stretch class and their signature VIPR class.
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