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Syosset Athletes Make Commitments


Syosset boys lacrosse players who have committed to play college athletics.

Syosset High School held its National Commitment Day for athletes on Nov. 10. Fifteen of Syosset’s most distinguished student athletes signed a Letter of Intent to play their respective sports at the collegiate level. [Read more…]

A ‘Blue Ribbon’ Day For Runners


Susan Anderson of Syosset

It was one of those picture perfect mid-fall days, with temperatures around 55 degrees and bright sunshine highlighting the efforts of 500 runners and walkers to conquer their choice of the 5-kilometer or 10-kilometer distance—everyone working together for better men’s health and to fight prostate cancer at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park on Nov. 15. [Read more…]

Syosset Golfer Lands On The Green


Pohalski successfully made the transition from baseball to golf. (Photos by Harris Rappel)

Originally on a collegiate baseball track, SUNY Old Westbury’s Andrew Pohalski derailed from the plan. But the sophomore didn’t crash, instead becoming a golfer and earning the program’s first Skyline Conference Rookie of the Year honor. [Read more…]

Athletes Score In Supervisor’s Run


Dan Gargaro of Jericho was the first local runner to cross the finish line.

No locals were running on empty at the recent Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor’s 5K Run Oct. 17. [Read more…]

Winter Skating Lessons

Lace up the skates, it’s time to hit the ice.

The Town of Oyster Bay’s Learn to Skate program is back and open for registration at the Bethpage Community Park ice skating center.

“Anyone interested in learning to skate or in sharpening their abilities will be happy to learn that the ice skating center offers skating classes for residents all throughout the year,” said town Councilwoman Michele Johnson said. “Registration for Series 2 (Nov. 1 through Dec. 19) will begin on Oct. 18. Those interested can register at the rink, online ( or by phone at 516-797-4126.”

The program offers group skating lessons to beginners through advanced levels. Skaters are paired based on age and skill, ranging from pre-school and basic skills through advanced levels. The program is seven weeks in length with the exception of Thursday and Friday classes which are prorated for six weeks. All classes are 30 minutes in length. For residents, the fee is $135 for the session. For non-residents the fee is $175. The schedule is: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon; Saturdays, from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.; and Sundays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. The rink will be closed on Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) and no classes will be offered on Nov. 27.

Registration costs include admission into the session for which you are registered on the day of the lesson, membership in the United States Figure Skating (USFS) Basic Skills Program, USFS record book for new members, along with stickers and USFS badges upon mastering of each level. There will also be an evaluation on week seven with a recommendation for the next series. There will be no refunds or makeups and skate rental is not included in price. Helmets, gloves or mittens and warm layers are recommended for all skaters.

“The Rinx Skating School staff is consists of experienced and qualified professionals, governed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey and Professional Skaters Association,” said Johnson. “This team of professionals places a major focus on educating the fundamentals of ice skating but most importantly, having fun. The town is happy to offer such outstanding programs that are enjoyable for skaters of all ages.”

For more information, visit, or call the Rinx office at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center at 516-797-4126.


Oyster Run On The Horizon

OysterRun_101415ARunners, walkers and wheelchair athletes from all over Long Island and beyond are cordially invited to join in the fun on Saturday, Oct. 17, for the new and improved Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run.

This year’s run will feature a new course that heads west from downtown Oyster Bay into the villages of Mill Neck and Upper Brookville before returning to the exciting finish at Townsend Square. [Read more…]

Register For Youth Hockey

8396270914_d4dea37afa_b[1]Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone announced that registration for the Town of Oyster Bay Youth Ice Hockey Program will take place on Sunday, Oct. 11 (8 to 10 a.m.), Monday, Oct. 12 (7 to 9 p.m.) and Thursday, Oct. 15 (7 to 9 p.m.) at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center located at 1001 Stewart Ave. in Bethpage (in Bethpage Community Park). Ice hockey schedules will be distributed at registration. [Read more…]

Champs Brave Chiefs In Shootout


Syosset’s Braves celebrate their victory. (Photos by Ben Strack)

As kicker Cameron Biegel’s 24-yard field goal soared through the uprights in the game’s final seconds, the Syosset sideline spilled onto Massapequa’s home field, reveling in the 40-39, come-from-behind win.

“It was a Conference I football game,” said Braves head coach Paul Rorke. “You have teams up and down this conference that can play and we were very fortunate to make one more play than they did today.” [Read more…]

Town Invites Residents To Fall Programs

031205-N-2468S-002Residents are invited to take part in the Town of Oyster Bay’s fall adult co-ed badminton and adult co-ed volleyball programs, Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone announced. The programs are open to players who are 18 and older and will be held at the Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Athletic Center. [Read more…]

Local Athletes Take It To The Limit


Aaron Lewis of Jericho was the first local finisher.

The Syosset, Jericho and Woodbury area was well represented in a recent Oyster Bay triathlon.

Aaron Lewis of Jericho was the first local finisher in the 28th annual Runner’s Edge-Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, held in Oyster Bay and surrounding hamlets on Aug. 30. [Read more…]