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Strength In Numbers For Tunnel Run

Last year, a contingent of 80 local runners embarked on their first trek to lower Manhattan for the Tunnel To Towers 5K Run through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel toward the World Trade Center site. This year, the United Mavericks, a networking group of local business people that support local charities and causes, are gearing up to surpass that number. Mavericks reps say they’re half way to gathering 1,000 people to run in the event’s 13th year on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Tunnelstowers_091914AThe run honors fireman Stephen Siller, who was enjoying a day off planning to play golf before he learned the Twin Towers were hit by two airplanes during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. He was one of the 343 firefighters who died when the towers collapsed. [Read more...]

Carle Place Looks To Build On Solid Season

It’s hard to not be encouraged by Carle Place’s four-win improvement from 2012 to 2013. Now, the team will be returning many of those key playmakers and will look to take the next step in their development.

Head Coach Tim Moran, entering his ninth season, will be counting on his captains to ignite the offense. Quarterback Andrew Hastings, RBs Lucas Golon, Luis Costa and Eric McCloskey—all seniors—will look to lead a powerful running attack that employs the double-wing ala Navy.

“The run game will definitely be our strength,” said Moran. “I expect to move the ball on offense.” [Read more...]

High Hopes For Westbury Football

There is no shortage of optimism among the Westbury football circles about the upcoming season. Head Coach Savalis Charles, entering his third year at the helm, is confident that this is the season that his team takes the leap from talented to contention.

“This should be our best year yet,” he said. “Everyone has been working hard, the expectations are high. It’s the first time in a long time here.” [Read more...]

Locals Score At Heart And Sole

Congratulations to Westbury’s Johnny Schmück and Jenney Tesoriero, each of whom won an age group award in the 11th annual Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run held on the streets of Plainview recently. [Read more...]

Round Two For Joe Palumbo

Joe Palumbo is at it again. The Westbury resident is stepping into the boxing ring for the second time for Long Island Fight For Charity, an annual event that pits local business owners against each other to raise money for several local causes.  [Read more...]

NBA Player To Host Sports Clinic

Nate Robinson helps kids at last year's camp

Nate Robinson helps kids at last year’s camp

NBA star Nate Robinson will be conducting a three-day basketball clinic at the “Yes We Can” Community Center July 21 through July 23. Robinson will train girls and boys ages 11-18 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Robinson, currently on the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, has played in the NBA for nine years and is a three-time NBA Slam Dunk Champion. [Read more...]

Local Named Skyline Pitcher Of The Year

By Vinny Messana

It was just one bad game, but it still is not easy to get over. “I had one bad game,” said Tim Ingram, starting pitcher for SUNY Old Westbury.“But it could not have come at a worse time.”

Ingram is referring to his playoff start against rival Farmingdale State in which he threw 4.1 innings and allowed seven runs on 11 hits. The loss stung because it put them on the brink of elimination and sent the Rams to the championship game, which they ultimately won for the seventh consecutive season. [Read more...]

Boys Track Named Champions

The Westbury boys track team recently took home the title of Conference 2 Champions, finishing their season undefeated.

With about 32 members on the track team, Westbury boys track is not a very large team to begin with. However, the team has a small amount of guys on the team that head coach Donald Ross can consistently count on to score in events. That group of athletes holds the team together. Ross calls that group of athletes the “Nucleus.”

“That ‘nucleus’ is the foundation of the Westbury track team,” said Ross. [Read more...]

Frogs Fall To Glen Cove

Softball_041614AThe Carle Place JV softball team was recently defeated by Glen Cove 18-5. Glen Cove’s cleanup hitter, Maria Kirsch had a tremendous game, going 4-for-5 with a walk and eight RBI. On two occasions she came to the plate with bases loaded and drove in all three runs with an extra base hit. 

The Frogs were in the game for the first two innings. They were able to score two runs in the first innings, thanks to discipline at the plate and nice hitting from Kailee Pagnotta and Gina Pascarella. They put together three runs in the first two innings.

They were unable to, however, keep the score close. Pagnotta, the ace of the team, was unable to pitch due to an injured arm. In her absence, freshman Alyssa Mifsud, took the mound but struggled with control. Mifsud was able to strike out four batters, but hit eight batters and they all came around to score runs. [Read more...]

Not Your Average Boxing Gym

boxingMost people who come into the Westbury Boxing Club do not just come here for boxing. Some of the kids who come in are angry, frustrated, suffer from bullying, and are looking to find a fighting chance in life.

The Westbury Boxing club is a free boxing club located in the basement of the M. Phipps Sports Center. Anyone is welcome to come and train at the facility.

The club owners, Gerard Wilson and Kevin Collins, volunteer their time to help keep the club running. “The gym was set up in order to help people,” said Collins. “It gives them an identity.”

Although they don’t receive a paycheck for their work, the feeling of helping a troubled kid find a purpose is more rewarding than any paycheck they could receive, according to Wilson. “That’s how we end up getting paid,” he said. [Read more...]