Hundreds cross over to drop off gifts for kids at Toys for Tots Drive

The true spirit of the holiday season was on full display in Massapequa Park on Saturday as hundreds of Long Islanders opened their hearts to donate gifts to children in need. Festive music was played on KJOY radio speakers, and a Santa Claus was ready to greet children who handed over items for the annual … Read more

Massapequa coach says the LI title ‘was meant to be’ after close victory over the championship

“Meant to be.” Those are the three words that were the final analysis of this season’s Massapequa football team made by coach Kevin Shippos on the turf at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium after their white knuckle 38-35 victory over Whitman in the Long Island Class I championship game. “Massapequa has so many amazing athletes, and the … Read more

Get together: Massapequa girls’ soccer trip to the state championship

What started on a youth football field ended on a state championship field. Starting a sport at a young age in a community program is not exclusive to Massapequa. But in girls’ soccer, club teams can have a big impact on players as they get older. You no longer just play with neighbors and classmates … Read more

Whitman’s Allen Evans III hurts but proudly after winning 301 all-purpose yards in LIC loss

Fifteen minutes after the hardest defeat of his high school career, Allen Evans III hobbled down the aisle of the bus for a post-match interview as he crouched down while squeezing his ribs. The Whitman senior runback hurt both physically and emotionally and managed to smile when asked about the heart his team played with … Read more

LIC Class I Images: Massapequa Vs. Whitman

Massapequa won the Long Island Class I championship, 38-35, on a last-second field to defeat Whitman on Friday, November 26, 2021 at Hofstra. Credit: Peter Frutkoff Massapequa head coach Kevin Shippos is keeping an eye on the training before the match before the Long Island Class I football championship against Whitman at Hofstra University on … Read more

Whitman Vs. Massapequa: Updates from Class I LIC

Massapequa and Whitman meet Friday at noon to decide the Long Island Class I championship at Hofstra University in an exciting battle between two offensive powerhouses. Massapequa is 10-1 and plays in his first Long Island Championship since 1998. Whitman is 11-0 and plays in the school’s first LIC in football. Stay tuned here for … Read more

Ryan Heidrich proved he was ready for the task for Massapequa

John Giller went on to play college football in Western Connecticut State after leading Massapequa to the Nassau Conference I Championship this spring. So after two seasons as an understudy, Ryan Heidrich moved on as a senior to QB1. “I was nervous, but I was confident in myself,” Heidrich said. “I worked hard in the … Read more

How a one-handed TD catch made Whitman a believer

Whitman football coach Robin Rosa easily identified the moment his program became a winner. “It came on an almost impossible catch that one would have to see to believe,” he said. “A one-handed grip that turned a loss into a win against Ward Melville in the second game of the spring season 2021. It was … Read more

Whitman Vs. Massapequa: Two powerhouses are vying for the Long Island title

It was week two of the spring football season and Whitman was down with less than 20 seconds left of the game against Ward Melville. The Wildcats came after a 2-6 season in 2019 and had already dropped their opening game against the Bay Shore. Whitman quarterback Nick Bottoni fell back and raised a long … Read more

Way to go! Massapequa students explore civilian engagement

A student from Massapequa High School turns his head around in topics ranging from social studies to gun violence. Sarah Popeck, a senior, has accomplishments that include being a regional technologist for March for Our Lives, a nonprofit organization that focuses on preventing gun violence, and recently being named one of 375 students worldwide to … Read more