Damiana is the captain of the Roslyn High School gymnastics team and has qualified for All-County honors on Vault and Floor Exercise. A senior, she is currently ranked third in Nassau County on Vault. She has been the Most Valuable Player for the past three years. She is the athlete with the highest vault average in Nassau County that is not a “club” gymnast. She also qualified for the All-County Track Tournament in Winter Track for the high jump.
Luke, also a senior at Roslyn High School, won two of four major Indoor Invitational events this season at the armory. He won the Bishop Loughlin Games and the Stanner Games with a time of 7.64 in the 55 hurdles that is a Long Island best this year. At the Stanner, he also anchored the Shuttle Hurdle Relay to a Long Island Best time of 32.4. In the Hispanic Games he placed third while at the New Balance games he placed second. In these invitational meets he competed against only the best from the eastern seaboard. He won conference and county championships in the 55 hurdles readily while also anchoring the 4x400 meter relay to first and third finishes in those same championships. He is currently looking forward to state qualifiers and, if all goes according to form, a state Class B Championship.
Former SUNY College at Old Westbury right-handed pitcher Robert Whitenack has been named to the Chicago Cubs’ 40-man roster, the first Panther in school history to make a major league roster.
Since 2009, he has spent time with the Boise Hawks (2009), Peoria Chiefs (2010) and Daytona Cubs (2010-11, 2012), and the Tennessee Smokies (2011). In 2009, the Chicago Cubs made Whitenack the first Division III player selected in the draft, acquiring him in the eighth round.
In the stands at Roslyn High School basketball games, the school’s athletic director, Dawn Cerrone, wears a blue Roslyn jersey with the number 12 on it. Why? Well, despite having a great regular season in which they won 14 games, the Bulldogs are ranked #12 in Class A playoff action. As such, all of their games have been on the road, including the two wins over Bethpage and Mineola. The low ranking has given Roslyn all the motivation they have needed so far to advance in the playoffs.
All four of Nassau County’s 9-hole golf courses are offering a special weekday discount.
The four such courses are Christopher Morley, located in Roslyn, plus Cantiague Park, North Woodmere and Bay Park.
“With these lower green fee prices, golfers of all skill levels are invited to continue to enjoy our 9-hole county golf courses at an even more economical and low-cost rate,” said Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano. “Every course provides the perfect setting to enjoy a day of golf.”
Five Viking lacrosse players received post-season honors at the Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association’s annual dinner held last month at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The dinner honors outstanding lacrosse players from Nassau County.
Senior Michael DeVincenzo and junior Dan Grabher were both named All County as well as Academic All County. DeVincenzo, a two-year starter at attack, lead the team with 26 goals and 39 assists. He was also the team captain. Grabher, a two-way midfielder, amassed 22 goals and 127 ground balls with a 77 percent face-off win percentage despite a midseason injury.
A basketball horse tournament will be held on Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christopher Morley Park on Searingtown Road in Roslyn. A one-on-one round robin tournament will provide fun as you match your basketball skills against others in your skill and age bracket.
East Hills resident Lisa Hiller has been qualified by USA Triathlon (USAT) to compete at the Age Group National Championships to be held in Burlington, VT on Aug. 18.
On Tuesday, June 26, Roslyn Little League held its annual meeting at which time the following officers were elected for the upcoming year: David Ozer, president; Michelle Brier, executive vice president; Aaron Drucker, secretary; Brian Meyerson, treasurer; and Brett Nussbaum, immediate past president.
In addition, the following individuals round out the executive board of the Roslyn Little League: Steve Mussman, Kraig Fox, Bill DiSanti, Michele Bruck, Chris Mongeluzo, Ira Newman, Jim Tullman, Kevin Lang and Scott Bernstein.
On Tuesday, June 19, the Roslyn Cardinals won the Roslyn Girls Majors Division with an 11-4 win over their opponent in a contest at The Park at East Hills. Top row: Assistant Coach Gene Spiegelman, Manager Brian Feingold and Assistant Coach Brad Cash. Middle row: Emily Cohen, Amanda Feingold, Estee Sharabani, Jillian Pion, Samantha Mussman and Samantha Spector. Bottom Row: Dylan Spier, Ariel Spiegelman, Alexa Irom, Lara Mansbach and Morgan Cash.
Every year, the crowds keep getting larger at the Empire Challenge High School All-Star game, one that pits the best football players from Long Island against those from New York City. This year, on Tuesday, June 19, 12,418 people packed into Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium to witness one of the most lopsided wins in the game’s history as a talented Long Island squad defeated the city team, 31-7.
The game benefits an array of charities, including the Boomer Esiason Foundation for cystic fibrosis research, the Gunnar H. Esiason (Boomer’s son) Scholarship Fund and various youth football programs. Esiason is an East Islip native who starred at both the University of Maryland and in the National Football League for the Cincinnati Bengals and the New York Jets. Esiason also hosts the popular morning sports talk show, “Boomer and Carton In The Morning” on WFAN and that, too, has contributed to the game’s increasing popularity.
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