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.
A press conference was held two days later, except Mangano wasn’t there; the New York Islanders organized a press conference at 620 Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center, the franchise’s new rink as of 2015.
The 33rd Annual Carle Place Civic Association Family Fun Run/Walk three-mile marked race will take place Sunday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. Register until noon on the day of the race, which starts at Carle Place High School. Minors will not be registered without completed application with a signature of parent or legal guardian. Registration fee is $10. The event will include T-shirts, medals for the winners, ribbons for all walkers, age categories, family categories and certificates to all who complete the race. For more information, visit http://www.cpcivicassociation.com/.
Football mom, Mrs. Ashley Stevens, took the initiative and suggested that the junior varsity team wear pink socks for the cause. Her son, Quentin, running back for the team, posed the idea to the players and coach Teeter, who all jumped at the opportunity and were proud to be a part of the National Breast Cancer Awareness team of people who want to encourage breast cancer awareness and to eradicate breast cancer.
The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 5-4 in waddle-off fashion on Sunday night, Oct. 7, in Game Five of the Atlantic League Championship Series at Bethpage Ballpark. The Ducks won the best-of-five series three games to two and were named the 2012 Atlantic League Champions.
Long Island jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning on a sacrifice fly to center by Ray Navarrete and a RBI single to right by Bryant Nelson off Barnstormers starter Dwayne Pollok. After a Tommy Everidge homer in the second off Ducks starter Bobby Blevins, Long Island added another run in the bottom of the frame on a RBI single to right by Joash Brodin.
The annual homecoming event for Westbury School District will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13. This will be the culmination of Spirit Week, which will be observed throughout the school district from Oct. 9 through 12 and will be preceded by a pep rally at the high school on Oct. 12.
As tradition holds, the annual pancake breakfast sponsored by Westbury High School PTSA will officially kick off the day’s activities, which will include the parade along Post Avenue and the football game at 2 p.m.
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