On Friday, Dec. 28, the Westbury varsity boys basketball team defeated Manhasset in the consolation game of the Chaminade Christmas Tournament, 65 to 64.
The Dragons were down 37 to 22 at halftime but made a big comeback, outscoring Manhasset 26 to 13 in the fourth quarter. Avery Flitchett-Flores scored 12 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and Brian Newell sank two free throws with eight seconds remaining to lift Westbury to the victory. Newell finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds and was selected to the all-tournament team.
Westbury Okinawan Karate, which is offered by the Westbury Recreation Department, had its formal December testing and holiday last month. Sixteen students that met the attendance requirement and proficiency of the skills that were required were tested. The following students passed their test and were advanced to the next belt level:
On Dec. 7, Port Rowing held their 2nd Annual Ergathon. The team broke into groups and rowed a combined distance of 1,000,000 meters in 7 hours and 25 minutes. This is equivalent to rowing across New York and back again (630 miles).
Buckley Country Day School upper school students recently earned top honors at the end of this fall’s interscholastic soccer season. Shown here from left is Joshua Can, of Westbury, MVP for the boys seventh and eighth grade blue team, and Kevin Ross, of Old Westbury, most improved player, boys fifth and sixth grade blue team. Congratulations, Joshua and Kevin!
The Long Island Lizards would like to thank all the Nassau and Suffolk participants who came out for the Hurricane Sandy Relief Clinic recently. Thanks to the participation of nearly 100 students, and the sponsorship of the event by Atlantic Hyundai, the Lizards will be making a $5,000 donation to the Hurricane Sandy Long Island Disaster Relief fund.
Lizards head coach Joe Spallina, along with players Tommy Palasek, Michael Skudin and Chris Passavia, helped to lead students of all ages and skill levels through a variety of stations, focusing on different fundamental lacrosse skills. Members of the Stony Brook womens lacrosse team also came out to lend a hand to the young girls at the clinic.
Long Island Fight for Charity (LIFFC) hosted nearly 250 supporters at a recent celebration held at the Hilton Long Island in Melville. Plans were announced for activities leading up to the Tenth Long Island Fight for Charity’s “Main Event,” scheduled for November 25, 2013. At the main event volunteer boxers from the Long Island business community who have completed intense training will step into the ring for charity.
The first volunteer boxers who have been announced to participate in the 2013 Main Event are Keith Dawson of Patchogue, Anthony Giallanzo of Glen Cove, Mike Haltman of Woodbury, Joanne Hutchins of Bayville, Kevin Kelly of Plainview, Bill Mabanta of Holtsville and Leaf Steuernagel of Bellport, as well as Scott Zuckerman and Joe Palumbo.
The Carle Place High School boys varsity soccer team accomplished the goal the team had set way back in June: win a Nassau county title. All season, the coaching staff preached two words, consistency and focus.
Congratulations are in order for Carle Place senior Samantha Burden, who signed her Letter of Intent on Monday, Nov. 19. Samantha has accepted a full scholarship to play Division II basketball for St. Thomas Aquinas College.
Congratulations to Jenney Tesoriero, Shari Zimmerman and Susan Schmuck, all residents of Westbury, for their award winning performances in the 5th Annual Grillo & Associates Blazing Trails 4 Autism 4 Mile Run, recently held on the streets of North Bellmore and North Merrick.
Jenney crossed the finish line at Nassau BOCES Children’s Readiness Center in 29 minutes, 37 seconds, earning first place in the Athena Division. Shari scored in 34:36 to win the first place award in the women’s 60-64 Age Group and Susan finished in 32:47, good for top honors in the Athena Division.
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