MCF to Honor Ruggiero, Reichert
Two stars of Manhasset sports infrastructure, Phil Ruggiero and Rick Reichert, will be honored guests of the Manhasset Community Fund at the organization's dinner dance on Friday, April 7, at the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. Known as advisor to young Manhasset athletes over several decades, Phil Ruggiero retired four years ago after 50 years as active proprietor of the Manhasset Sports Shop, always known locally as "Phil's." His son, Andy, has succeeded him in directing this landmark institution on Plandome Road.
St. Mary's Wins CHSAA Championship
By now the St. Mary's Boys Varsity Basketball team knows Route 17 well; it leads to the upstate town of Binghamton. For the last three years, the Gaels have visited Binghamton High School to play an upstate designee on a Saturday afternoon in March. And for the second time in three years, St. Mary's has walked away with a CHSAA (Catholic High School Athletic Association) Class B State Championship.
PAL Lacrosse Season Begins
Saturday, March 25, is the official start of the Manhasset PAL Lacrosse season. The Munsey Park field is the place. Director Bill Miller and Commissioners Jack Cannon for the fifth and sixth grade and Bruce Miller for the third and fourth grade have been out on the field in the last few weeks putting the players through their paces in preparation for play to begin.
On the Bay
Sunday, March 19, was a glorious, sunny day, with a bright blue sky to tease us all into thinking about the delights of springtime. Crocuses are sprouting and daffodils have been sighted. Families, walking through their neighborhoods after a winter of hibernation, are catching up on their neighbors' latest news. Boatyards show signs of activity as a few boat covers have already been removed in preparation for launching. Out on the bay, seven teams of sailors enjoyed the brisk, almost springtime weather. Five races and one crew race were completed in 10-12 knot NE winds. As the afternoon progressed, the wind became lighter, with some wind shifts that are typical of a northerly. Top skippers and crew: 1. Steve Moore/Jerry Morea (#510), 2. Doug Morea/Jason Hill (#653), 3. Ralf Steitz/Colin Fitzpatrick (#537). Doug Morea won the crew race. The team of Steve Moore and Jerry Morea has come on strong in the last few weeks. Out of the five races on Sunday, they won all but one of them. The Sunday before, March 12, the Moore/Morea team came in first overall. Congratulations to both.
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