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Spring Sports In Syosset


Frozen Ropes co-owner Peter Witkow of Port Washington

It can be hard enough to get the kids out from in front of the television when the weather is nice. Add in some snow and zero degree temperatures and most parents probably have a bona-fide videogame-playing couch potato on their hands.

However, Frozen Ropes, an indoor sports facility, with two Long Island locations (Garden City and Syosset), which is centered on baseball and softball, might be the ticket to getting your children active during the season when they’re least likely to do so. But first, let’s answer a pressing question—what exactly does “Frozen Ropes” mean? [Read more...]

Runners Invited To Annual Pace


As they announce plans for the 2015 Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid Kings Park 15 Kilometer Run Race, Director Steven Toto (seated, center) joins with Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid partners (back from left) James Devine, Alex Gayer, Louis Fiore, Jennifer Silvestro, Amy Silver, Russell Penzer, (front, left) Ralph Rosella and (front, right) Robin Abramowitz.
(Photo courtesy of Mike Polansky)

Runners and walkers of all ages and levels of ability from Syosset, Jericho, Woodbury and all over Long Island and beyond are invited to test their training and endurance levels by being a part of the 18th annual Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid Kings Park 15 Kilometer Run. The run will take place on Saturday, March 14, starting at 9 a.m. at New Beginnings of Kings Park (formerly New Discovery Elementary School) at 180 Lawrence Rd. in Kings Park.

The prestigious law firm of Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C. has stepped forward once again to be the title sponsor of this 18th edition of the run, and several of the attorneys in the firm will once again be taking the challenge of the hills of Kings Park.  [Read more...]

Syosset Golfer Places In Tourney

Golf_011615AMalini Rudra (left in photo), a eighth grader from Harry B. Thompson Middle School in Syosset, placed third overall in the U.S. Kids Golf Holiday Classic held at the PGA National Golf course in West Palm, Fl.


LIU Launches Equine Studies

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The Spring 2015 semester will feature a new equestrian program at LIU Post.

LIU Post recently announced the launch of a new Equine Studies program, offered to students beginning in spring 2015. The four areas of focus include Equine Management, Equine Education and Equine Health, as well as an interdisciplinary track.

The program will utilize North Shore Equestrian Center located on campus, home to the LIU Post equestrian team and where students have been taking riding courses for decades. The Equestrian Studies minor is designed to meet the needs of students who want to expand their knowledge of horses and the equestrian business and gain skills in this area that will prepare them to enter into a career in the equine industry.  [Read more...]

Jericho Competes In NBA Contest

Jackson Elementary School students recently participated in the NBA FIT Dribble, Dish & Swish program, which is a competition that provides boys and girls, ages 7-12, the opportunity to showcase their basketball skills against their peers in the Tri-State area.JacksonNBA_010915A

Jackson boys and girls competed in separate age and gender divisions (ages 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12) and were timed on their ability to complete the basketball skills course which challenges the participants to dribble, pass, and shoot accurately, as quickly as possible. [Read more...]

Awards Volleyed To Jericho Team

The month of December has brought many accolades to the Jericho girls varsity volleyball team. The team was honored with the New York State Scholar Athlete State Championship Award. This was followed by individual awards given by the Nassau Volleyball Coaches Association to Gloria Park, who received an All Class Award for her outstanding performance as an outside hitter and team captain. Madison Joyce won an All Class Award for her incredible level of play as the team’s Libero. Marissa Blaine received All Conference for defensive ability. Amanda Damon and Bianca Benayoun also received first marking period’s top Nassau County Scholar Athlete Award.Volley_122614A

Woodbury Hosts Record-Breaking Run


Patty Santella of Syosset heads through the trail on the way to her first place performance.

The weather for this year’s 22nd annual edition of New York Blood Services Rob’s Run was nearly perfect for a late Fall cross country race, and the net result was a bunch of pretty impressive performances—and lots of enthusiasm—on the part of a record breaking 702 finishers who completed the 5 Kilometer course in and around Stillwell Woods in Woodbury on Nov. 30.

Northport High School superstar Mike Branningan led the field in a strong 15:30, followed by 2013 winner Chris Mammone who propelled his Bellmore Striders to top Men’s Open Team honors once again. Billy Holl of Team Tri Global was a determined third place, and Boyd Carrington repeated as the first master.

Victoria Kornieva of the Bellmore Striders scored top honors among the women, outkicking  Lauren Jasinski by 15 seconds, with Jen Dagan a strong third, 15 seconds behind Lauren. [Read more...]

Syosset Athlete Ranks As All-Star


Daniel Albernas was recently selected as a Nassau County all-star basketball player.

Muttontown resident and Syosset high school senior, Daniel Albernas, has been selected as a Nassau County all-star basketball player. Albernas is ranked as a top 10 player in Nassau county’s public high schools and represented Nassau County on its talented team of all-star players.

When asked about this ranking, Albernas said the true measure of an athlete is performance on the field—or court—of play.

“It’s not about being one or two,” he said. “It’s about how you do on the court; how well you play.”   [Read more...]

Syosset Runs For Autism


Patty Santella of Syosset heads for the finish line of the Blazing Trails 4 Mile Run 4 Autism.

Syosset runners Patty Santella, Melissa Esswein, Pamela Lee and Bert Jablon all blazed a trail at a recent run for a good cause.

The proficient pacers each won an award in the seventh annual Blazing Trails 4 Autism 4 Mile Run, held through the streets of East Meadow on Nov. 22. [Read more...]

Syosset Is Title Town

The Syosset Braves secured the first Long Island Championship in school history after the varsity football team defeated Suffolk County Champion Lindenhurst 35-13 on Nov. 28.


The 2014 Syosset varsity football team secured the school’s first ever Long Island Championship with a 35-13 victory over Lindenhurst on Nov. 28.
(Photo by Syosset Schools)

At one point the Braves led 35-0 off the strength of some defensive touchdowns and the solid play of Syosset’s quarterback William Hogan.

“This is amazing,” Hogan said. “It has been 40 years since the district has won a county championship so [the Long Island Championship] is a big deal for the school and the alumni. It feels great to be able to bring it home to all of them.” [Read more...]