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Locals Win Big In Aqua Run

Congratulations to Westbury residents Heidi Roussis and Rochelle Holden, each of whom won an award in the third annual UJA-Federation of New York Summer’s Not Done Aqua Run, consisting of an 800 meter swim and 3 mile run, held at TOBAY Beach. [Read more...]

Local Walk To Fight ALS

Power walks in the ALS walk

Power walks in last year’s ALS walk with his wife, who passed away from the dieseas 

Westbury’s John Power will once again be participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS at Eisenhower Park on Sept. 20. He will be heading up Team Power in honor of his wife, Joan, who passed away last year from ALS.

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. People with ALS lose their ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which leads to total paralysis and death within 2 to 5 years.

Power is still active with the ALS Association and their support group. In addition to research, funds also go to the association to ease the lives and care for those stricken. The Powers both have benefited immeasurably from the ALS association by their loan closet and support groups.

The walk is a great family event, which features food, entertainment and more. Visit http://webgny.alsa.org/goto/johnpower2014 to join Team Power or make a donation.

In addition to the walk, Power will be holding a Zumba-athon on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Phipps Sports Center at 346 Post Ave from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Certified Zumba instructors will keep Zumba enthusiasts and beginners moving and grooving. $15 each. For more information contact John at 516-333-8489.

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 Sunday, 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
westbury@antonnews.com

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...]