Roslyn Homecoming’s This Weekend

The annual Roslyn High School Homecoming celebration will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20.

The community is invited to enjoy the Homecoming Parade beginning at 12:20 p.m. in front of Roslyn High School.  The parade will go through the Village of Roslyn and conclude at the high school.

Participating in the parade are the Roslyn fire departments, students, staff, parents, clubs and teams.

Principal Dr. Scott Andrews encourages the community to carry their enthusiasm and spirit from the parade into the football game scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and cheer on the Roslyn Bulldogs against Great Neck North.

Opening ceremonies begin at 1:30 p.m. before the game. The Marching Bulldogs, Roslyn High School’s award-winning marching band, will perform during halftime.

Local Deli Celebrates Football

Football and food lovers of all ages filed into Delicacies Gourmet of Roslyn during Customer Appreciation Day held earlier this month. Customers got autographs from NFL player Sean Landeta and ESPN’s NFL reporter Adam Schefter while enjoying free food.

Jimmy Zanfardino, Delicacies Gourmet of Roslyn owner, was pleased that everyone had a blast.

“We love our customers and the community. The day was meant to bring everyone together to enjoy great food, football and themselves,” said Zanfardino. “We are celebrating the opening of football season right, and I’m very happy that Adam and Sean were involved. [Read more...]

Relay To Benefit Leukemia Chapter

runRunners from the Roslyn area are invited to join The Greater Long Island Running Club on Sunday, Sept. 28 for the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Ocean to Sound Relay.
The beneficiary of the race will be the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its Long Island Chapter.

More than 150 teams of eight runners each are expected to traverse a 50-mile course from Jones Beach State Park to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay, with the running to be followed by what has been characterized as “the best post-race party in the Northeast” at Roosevelt Park. [Read more...]

Emily Lipari Roslyn All-American

lipariEmily Lipari’s track career at Roslyn High School was legendary. She was four-time national champion in the Mile, the 2007 and 2008 New York Athlete of the Year in cross country, and to top if off, the subject of a cover story in ESPN magazine. Needless to say, Lipari graduated from high school as a local celebrity, with loud cheers and standing ovations greeting her many accomplishments. [Read more...]

Roslyn Lax Players Honored

roslynlaxRoslyn High School lacrosse stars recently received outstanding recognition by the Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association.

Among those honored were Griffin Goldberg and Reid Karp, both of whom were named as All County selections. Goldberg was also an All County academic selection and was named as the team’s Most Valuable Player.

Bass Builds A Basketball Mecca

bassEast Hills resident B.J. Bass is turning Basketball City, located at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan, into New York’s basketball mecca.

Last Sunday, Bass, who is managing partner of RBA Sports, hosted the fifth annual RBA Sports Showcase at that location.
The event drew dozens of professional basketball prospects and scouts from nine NBA teams, including the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. At the same time, the courts were full of youngsters playing in organized games from the grade school to high school age levels.

“The turnout was great,” Bass said of the Sunday event. “From the standpoint of the scouts, the level of talent just gets better and better each year.”

The players who participate have a chance to be drafted by one of the NBA’s 30 teams, while others, some of whom are already playing pro ball, have a chance to sign on as free agents. [Read more...]

Board Honors George Beamon

beamonLast month, Roslyn resident George Beamon visited the Town of North Hempstead Town Hall where both Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilman Peter Zuckerman honored him for a successful college career both on the court and in the classroom.

Beamon, a graduate of Roslyn High School, led the Manhattan Jaspers to this past year’s NCAA Tournament while leading the team in scoring and capturing the Most Valuable Player award in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament. During his career at Roslyn High School, he led his team to the Nassau County Championship back in 2009 while garnering All-State honors in 2008 and 2009. At Roslyn, he set numerous scoring records.

Beamon has also excelled academically, graduating last May with a degree in Business Management. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, also at Manhattan College. The leading scorer on the Jaspers this year, Beamon will be attending workouts for NBA teams this May in Atlanta prior to June’s NBA Draft. [Read more...]

Molloy & County Team Up

rosAn extensively renovated baseball field recently opened at the Mitchel Field Athletic Complex in Uniondale as a result of a public-private partnership between Nassau County and Molloy College.

The 20-year licensing agreement gives the Rockville Centre-based college use of the NCAA-regulation field in exchange for the funds to replace the field’s infrastructure. The new baseball field features all-weather artificial turf, new dugouts and a new scoreboard.

In addition to Molloy College athletes, Nassau residents and athletic groups will use the field throughout the year. [Read more...]

Sports Showcase This Sunday

RBA_052914AIf you’re in Manhattan on Sunday, June 1, then the RBA Sports Showcase at Basketball City NYC is the place to be to watch some of the future stars of the NBA. 

East Hills resident B.J. Bass is managing partner of RBS Sports. Roslyn Heights resident George Beamon, who recently completed an All-Star career at Manhattan College, will be one of the many prospects in competition.

Bass helped Beamon get into Manhattan after the latter had enjoyed a successful four years at Roslyn High School, where Beamon holds most of the school’s scoring records. [Read more...]

Winning Streak For Lacrosse

laxThe Roslyn High School girls’ lacrosse season is heading into the home stretch with the Lady Bulldogs driving hard for the Conference IV regular season title.

After losing an away game to New Hyde Park, Roslyn bounced back with two convincing wins, a 14-6 triumph over Jericho and a 13-3 win over Mepham. As of press time, Roslyn held a 10-2 mark overall, while remaining undefeated in Conference IV play with an 8-0 mark.

In the big May 1 win over archrival Jericho, the high-scoring combo of Allison Schneider and Lexi Singer paced Roslyn. Schneider had five goals and Singer had three as Roslyn handed Jericho their first loss of the season. Mackenzie Liotta had a big game in the net, recording 11 saves.

Two days later, that same trio paced another Roslyn win, a 13-3 home win over Mepham. Schneider and Singer each had three points, while Riley Liotta chipped in with two points. Meanwhile, Riley’s sister, Mackenzie had 13 saves in the win. [Read more...]