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Tobay Hosts Sports Injury Events

TOBSC Chairman Leonard Genova (center) was joined by members and supporters of the Town of Oyster Bay Sports Commission prior to a recent symposium sponsored and orchestrated by the organization. Among those on hand were Nassau County Legislator and Advisory Board Member Michael Venditto (left) and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor and Executive Board Member John Venditto (right).

TOBSC Chairman Leonard Genova (center) was joined by members and supporters of the Town of Oyster Bay Sports Commission prior to a recent symposium sponsored and orchestrated by the organization. Among those on hand were Nassau County Legislator and Advisory Board Member Michael Venditto (left) and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor and Executive Board Member John Venditto (right).

The Town of Oyster Bay Sports Commission (TOBSC) hosted the first presentation of its TOBSC Symposium Series, focusing on knee and shoulder injury awareness and prevention at the Hicksville Athletic Center. The program was led by TOBSC Board Member William J. Schwarz, PT, PC and provided invaluable information to all attendees.

Dr. Schwarz, who played Division 1 lacrosse for Villanova University, has a practice in Massapequa and is well known and highly respected in the field of sports related physical therapy. He is often sought out by the area’s top athletes. The symposium was the first in a series of free forums scheduled and sponsored by the TOBSC. [Read more...]

Youth Sports Photo Night

picsThe annual Syosset Young Athletic Club photo night always gives athletes a fun occasion to don team uniforms and make funny faces with teammates. This year, sunny skies prevailed on May 13 as softball teams and coaches in SYAC Girls Softball posed for team pictures.

SYAC fields teams in four divisions. Instructional (K-1), Pony (2-3), and Junior (4-5) teams play games at school fields. SYAC’s Senior teams (6-7) compete in the majors division of the InterTown League against teams from Plainview, Jericho and Farmingdale, with home games played at Syosset-Woodbury Park.

SYAC also hosts a travel division, which plays games on weekends at home and in neighboring towns. [Read more...]

Syosset Girls Crowned LI Champs

Syosset Girls won both titles of Nassau County Championship by defeating Garden City. They were crowned the Long Island Champs by defeating the Suffolk County’s Smithtown East in the All Star Nassau Suffolk championship.

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Jericho Honors Wrestler

wrestlerPictured (L-R) are Jericho wrestling coach Kevin Brodsky, Nassau County wrestling champion Jaison White, and curriculum associate for health, physical education, and athletics John Mankowich.

Syosset Athlete Commended

chamNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano (fourth left) congratulated members of the Chaminade Track team and their coaches for their extremely successful year. First, County Executive Mangano commended the team for winning the prestigious CHSAA Intersectional championship followed by a victory at the Millrose Games. The team also celebrated their first-place New York State Federation Championship at the New Balance Nationals. Pictured from left to right are: Coach Brian Hayes, Joseph White, Gunnar Nolan, Sean Kelly, Tom Slattery, Andrew Dorritie of Syosset, and Coach Kevin Beirne.

JVB Coach Wins 400

jvbWally Bachman, Jericho boys varsity basketball coach, recently won his 400th game. Bachman is the 10th coach on Long Island to hit this mark. He has an overall record of 400-271 and won 1 Long Island Championship, 5 Nassau County Championships and 8 Conference Championships during his tenure. Congratulations Coach! Pictured: Wally Bachman, left, is congratulated by John Mankowich, Jericho’s Curriculum Associate for Health, Physical Education, and Athletics.

USTA Coach Of The Year

coachShai Fisher, coach of the varsity boys and junior varsity girls tennis teams at Syosset High School, received the 2014 Nassau County Coach of the Year Award at the 24th USTA Eastern/Long Island region awards dinner on April 29 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. The award is given to a Long Island coach who has demonstrated an outstanding devotion and commitment to the game and his team.

Syosset Player Pitches No-Hitter

nohitSyosset’s Kyle Young of St. Dominic pitched a no-hitter vs. St. John the Baptist on May 7. (Photos by Bill Kelly)

Shai Fisher Named USTA Coach Of The Year

coachBW_090514Shai Fisher, coach of the varsity boys and junior varsity girls tennis teams at Syosset High School, received the 2014 Nassau County Coach of the Year Award at the 24th USTA Eastern/Long Island region awards dinner on April 29 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.

The award is given to a Long Island coach who has demonstrated an outstanding devotion and commitment to the game and his team.

Local Octogenarians Win Awards

OctoA_041814The Greater Long Island Running Club recently gave special awards to the Club’s 85-89 Age Group Champions Bert Jablon of Syosset and Ruth Maller of Massapequa Park.

“We are thrilled to have such incredible athletes as part of our Club and of the Long Island running community,” noted Club President Mike Polansky. “By participating — and excelling — in running events deep into their 80s, Bert and Ruth are outstanding examples of what seniors can accomplish.” [Read more...]