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Syosset Captures Golf Title


The Syosset golf team

The Syosset Varsity Girls golf team won the two-day Nassau County Golf Championship held at Bethpage Golf course, May 18 and 19. [Read more…]

Woodbury’s Half Marathon Man


Dr. Bob Monaco and his dog Jake

Everybody’s running from something—and at the annual Long Island Marathon on May 3, thousands of streetwise athletes will aim to hit their stride and cross the finish line before fatigue puts up a wall.

Woodbury’s Dr. Robert Monaco, a veterinary practitioner at Old Country Animal Clinic in Plainview, will join his fellow runners for his 13th jaunt in the Long Island Half Marathon; his 32nd marathon entry in total. Monaco’s been a runner for about 15 years and a tri-athlete for the last three years. Besides Long Island, he’s hit the ground running in races upstate, in Connecticut and beyond. [Read more…]

Baylis Performs At Islanders Game

A big thumbs up for the Islanders win!Baylis families went to the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum as part of a PTA sponsored “Family Night Out” recently to cheer on the New York Islanders and spend some quality time together. [Read more…]

Syosset Runner Keeps Going


Bert Jablon of Syosset heads for the Cedar Creek finish line.

Still running after all these years. [Read more…]

Syosset’s Basketball League


The Syosset Basketball League is a rite of passage for many local youths. (Photo Courtesy Of Syosset Schools)

For many upper classmen in Syosset, springtime means one thing: SBL.

In the Syosset Basketball League, athletes of all skill levels join together with one ultimate goal—to win a championship. SBL is, however, so much more than just your typical recreational basketball league. For those of us who have been playing in SBL for most of our childhood, it has become an influential part of our lives. [Read more…]

Hundreds Freeze For A Reason


Plungers Lily Lancellotti, Angelina Leibman along with spectator Frank Leibman

On Saturday March 21, Tobay Beach hosted the second annual Freezin’ for a Reason Town of Oyster Bay Polar Plunge. Even though it was the second day of spring, Mother Nature still had winter on it’s mind. Though the ground was covered in white from the snow the day before, it did not deter the participants or spectators from coming down to experience this fun packed event, which was created to raise funds for the athletes of Special Olympics New York. [Read more…]

Syosset Ices Championship

HockeyChamps_032715AThe Syosset Braves completed an impressive season by icing the Plainedge Red Devils and winning the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Hockey Championship. [Read more…]

Sign Up For Summer Hockey Now

The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center is currently offering early bird registration for the town’s Summer Hockey School program, developed by The Rinx Hockey School at the Town’s Ice Skating Center, located at 1001 Stewart Ave. in Bethpage, according to Town Councilman Chris J. Coschignano. Hockey enthusiasts can sign up for any number of weekly sessions at discounted prices now through April 1, from one week to all eight weeks of the program.

“This summer, hockey players in the Town of Oyster Bay will have the unique opportunity to develop and learn new hockey skills in week-long sessions designed specifically for their talent level,” Coschignano said. “Parents may register their children now for the Rinx Summer Hockey School, which is not only a great way for kids to spend the summer, but is also an excellent opportunity for them to fine tune their hockey skills.”

Coschignano commented on the schedule for the hockey school. The program, which is slated to begin June 29 and run through Aug. 17, will include a full day of on-ice and off-ice training run by trained hockey professionals. Throughout the week, participants will receive the benefit of 15 to 20 hours of on-ice training and six to eight hours of off-ice training. The program will be broken down into two levels, intermediate and advanced. The intermediate skills program is for ages five through 12 and will include 15 hours of on-ice training per week and more than eight hours of training per week off the rink. The advanced session is geared for travel players ages six through 14 and includes 20 hours of on-ice training and six hours of training per week off the ice. Both skill programs focus on shooting, passing, agility drills and field sports. Lunch every day is included.

“The Summer Hockey School sessions will be challenging, but will result in newly developed skills for our young hockey players,” Coschignano said. “Each class will be filled with useful tips and techniques to fully develop each student’s hockey playing abilities.”

“The Rinx Summer Hockey School is not only a great way to spend the summer, but an excellent opportunity to fine tune their hockey skills,” Coschignano continued. “Town of Oyster Bay residents receive a 10 percent discount on any of the training weeks.” Early arrival and late pick up will also be available.

Anyone interested in registering for the program or looking to find out more information on the Rinx Hockey School should go to or call 516-797-4126 and ask for Ed Chandla.


Syosset Soccer Star Keeps Rising


Grant Burg

Grant Burg, a Syosset High School senior, recently signed his National Letter of Intent to play soccer for Division 1 Lafayette College in Easton, PA.

Grant started playing soccer at the age of three for the Syosset Soccer Club. He has fond memories of playing with his friends and classmates at Stillwell Fields and Baylis School. [Read more…]

Flying High In Syosset

The Long Island SilentFly_022715ASilent Flyers have been flying remote-controlled model gliders throughout the Syosset skyline since the club’s inception in the 1970s. However, people who have lived there their entire lives might not even be aware they exist—that’s something life-long local resident Ed Anderson can certainly attest to. [Read more…]