The heat of the summer months go on, but in the meantime, Long Island youngsters, including those from Roslyn, are sweating it out on the football field, getting ready for the fall season. Below is the 2015 Roslyn High School Bulldogs: [Read more…]
The Town of North Hempstead, in partnership with NBA star Toby Harris and the Harris Organization, will be offering summer basketball clinics that also include instruction in “life skills,” as well as basketball, to North Hempstead residents for only $50 per week at the “Yes We Can” Community Center in New Cassel. The clinic will run August 17 to 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“I am very excited to be offering this wonderful program to our town’s youngsters this summer because it gives participants the opportunity to hone their interpersonal skills, as well as their physical ones,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “I really love the message of encouraging young people to stay on the right path in life. When that message comes from a role model like Tobias Harris, it means so much.”
The program, The Tobias Harris “School of Business” Basketball Clinic, not only offers youth coaching in the fundamentals of basketball, but also educational, career, and interpersonal skills workshops. Campers will get to work on their basketball skills, such as shooting drills, ball handling and defense, but also will be coached on good health, yoga, nutrition, the food pyramid and career assessment.
Harris’ goal is to make sure that campers learn more than just basketball. Harris said he is “just trying to have the kids take care of business, work hard, have fun, go to class, do the right things, stay on the right path.”
Harris is an NBA player who grew up on Long Island. Harris graduated from Half Hollow Hills High School and began attending the University of Tennessee. After his first year, Harris was the 19th overall draft pick for the NBA and later played for the Milwaukee Bucks and then was traded to the Orlando Magic.
“I can’t imagine a better investment in a child’s summer than to spend a week at this clinic learning more than basketball skills, but also how to take care of oneself and stay on the right track,” said Councilwoman Viviana Russell. “I hope that our residents will jump at the chance.”
The “Yes We Can” Community Center is located at 144 Garden St. in New Cassel. To register, call 311.
During their championship season and right into the title game, Roslyn resident Matthew Feingold was a leading star for The Long Island Force 12u Black Travel team. The Force recently took the Long Island Hot Stove League spring 2015 season after defeating the Frozen Ropes team, 7-2 in the league championship game. In the title game, Feingold had two hits and made several key defensive plays. For the Force, Feingold, pictured in the back row, center, starred at both first base and as a pitcher.
Roslyn area athletes from the East Williston School District who competed in the program included Lana Cale, Maia Cale, Sophia Caputo, Jessica Eder, Robyn Garnock, Paulina Grgas, Allison Hackett, Lauren Hackett, Rio Malito, Riya Mittle, Valeria Pashko, Carly Rick, Emilie Sakai, Lauren Tavolacci, Jessica Tu, Gia Verma and Ria Verma. [Read more…]
Last Sunday, June 7, the Sid Jacobson JCC hosted the 9th annual Stronger Than Cancer 5K and Kids Color Fun Run. [Read more…]
Jimmy Wasserman, a New York City resident with family roots in Roslyn, will bring his tennis prowess to Princeton University next fall where he will play men’s tennis for the Tigers. [Read more…]
Marking the end of their spring season with the afterschool running program, 144 girls in grades 3 to 8 in 10 Nassau County schools, including North Side School in East Williston, completed the Lynbrook Runner’s Stop Girls on the Run 5K on Sunday, May 31 at Hofstra University. The girls were joined by nearly 200 additional runners, including their running buddies and runners from the community. [Read more…]
As reported in last week’s issue of The Roslyn News, seven members of the Roslyn High School boys varsity tennis team were selected to compete in the Nassau County High School Tournament, which was held on May 8-9, in Oceanside.
They included Justin Lempert, competing in the singles tournament, and the tandems of Michael Liebman and David Jaslow, Kyle Galin and Sohil Mohan, plus Eric Irom and Jeremy Kaplan, competing in the doubles tournament.
The first day was cut short due to rain but all seven players won their opening round matches and continued play the next day.
Liebman and Jaslow were able to make it to the third round, while Irom and Kaplan advanced all the way to the quarterfinals earning them All County honors.
From left are David Jaslow, Kyle Galin, Justin Lempert, Coach Kerriann Jannotte, Eric Irom, Jeremy Kaplan, Michael Liebman and Sohil Mohan.
Earlier this month, over 60 Roslyn students participated in a tennis clinic sponsored by the Roslyn High School tennis teams. Despite the rainy weather, everyone had a great time learning new drills and playing tennis with new friends. [Read more…]
Roslyn High School Tennis Players were selected to participate in the Nassau County Tennis Invitational at Oceanside High School. Pictured, from left, are David Jaslow, Kyle Galin, Justin Lempert, Tennis Coach Kerri Jannotte, Eric Irom, Jeremy Kaplan, Michael Liebman and Sohil Mohan. [Read more…]