Ice Dreams, an Olympic Ice Show starring 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist Jason Brown and aspiring local skaters, is coming to Twin Rinks on Sep. 20. [Read more...]
Congratulations to Syosset runners Nick Lavacca, Patty Santella, Janet Healy, Alexa Morales and Bert Jablon, each of whom won an award in the inaugural James F. Rice Memorial 5K Run through the streets of Levittown on the morning of June 14.
Lavacca crossed the finish line at MacArthur High School in 20 minutes, 39 seconds, which earned him the third-place award in the 45-49 age group. [Read more...]
It was a picture perfect day on the Long Beach Boardwalk as 200 walkers recently gathered to commemorate 65 years of “Celebrating Abilities” as Brookville-based AHRC Nassau walked in recognition of the milestone anniversary of the New York State Chapter of The Arc (NYSARC), the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. [Read more...]
Andrew Alejo, Cole Samaroo and Jonathan Klobus represented Syosset High School on Saturday, June 21, at Glen Cove High School’s Maiden Field for the inaugural Dan Daly Cup High School All-Star Lacrosse game, honoring the legacy of U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Dan Daly, a two-time Medal of Honor recipient.
The game featured 50 of Nassau and Suffolk’s elite high school lacrosse players. Despite an admirable comeback by team Virtue, the Suffolk squad –Team Valor– prevailed in the game, 14-8. Leading up to the game, players from both squads participated in intense, military-style physical fitness warm-up drills led by local Marines, who also conducted seminars that instilled pride, emphasized teamwork and addressed community responsibility. Lizards coaches also shared their professional lacrosse expertise with members of both teams. [Read more...]
The Center for Developmental Disabilities, Inc., located in Woodbury, recently held its 15th Annual golf classic at The Muttontown Club.
The inaugural James C. Metzger Leadership Award for Nassau County high school lacrosse was recently presented to one player on each of the six teams competing in the finals of the 2014 Section VIII Nassau County high school boys’ lacrosse championship.
The Syosset winner was Syosset High School Senior Defender Liam Blohm, who always receives the team assignment to defend the opponent’s top scorer. He’s headed to Ohio State in the fall.
Each award recipient reflected the tenacity, honesty, commitment and positive attitude required in Nassau lacrosse. Each player also possessed the ability to inspire others on and off the field.
The awards were presented personally by James Metzger, a Long Island high school and college lacrosse star. Metzger set assist records (82 in one season) and won many awards during his days at Half Hollow Hills East High School, including All-American honors and the 1977 Ray Enners Award for outstanding Suffolk County lacrosse player when he scored 102 points. Metzger also starred in football and played varsity basketball as a sophomore in the Suffolk County playoffs.
After graduation from high school, Metzger played lacrosse for two years at Hofstra University. As an All-American, he led Hofstra in assists during his freshman and sophomore seasons (1979 and 1980). His single season points per game average (4.9) ranks fourth all-time and his single season assist average (2.8) ranks eighth.
Metzger recently was inducted into the Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame. He is the CEO of The Whitmore Group, a leading insurance services and estate planning company in the New York metropolitan area that is headquartered in Garden City.
MercyFirst raised more than $160,000 at its Annual Spring Golf Outing held at Tam O’Shanter Club in Brookville and The Creek in Locust Valley. This past May, more than 200 participants from across the county came to spend a day on the greens, while helping to raise funds for the abused, traumatized and neglected children MercyFirst serves. [Read more...]
Runners and walkers from Syosset, Jericho, and all over Long Island and beyond are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5 Kilometer courses on Long Island at the Saturday, August 9 Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint.
The 2013 edition of the Sands Point Sprint attracted 313 finishers, including top local finishers Pamela Lee of Syosset, who was the first place woman in the 60-64 age group, Arthur Koppelman of Syosset, who was third in the 70-74 age group, and Bert Jablon of Syosset, who earned first place honors in the 85 and over age group. Race organizers are looking for Lee, Koppelman, Jablon, and a host of other local runners to be back on August 9, 2014. [Read more...]