Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00
The weather was blustery but hearts were warm at the SYAC Pony League All-Star Game, held at H.B. Thompson Middle School last month.
Thirty specially selected girls who play in the Pony League (grades 2-3) of SYAC Girls Softball put on a fine show for the bundled-up fans. They provided a barrage of hitting, combined with great fielding that ended rallies, sometimes by double plays. Eight dads who volunteer as coaches in the SYAC softball program, assisted the players.
SYAC, which spans at least four decades of Syosset history, fields teams in four divisions, from kindergarten through seventh grade. Several hundred girls from Syosset, Woodbury and Jericho take part each spring. SYAC also fields a travel program, with teams in three age groups in competition around Long Island in spring and fall.