A Fond Farewell to Manhasset's Class of 2004
Before a gathering of family and friends, members of the Manhasset High School Class of 2004 participated in its graduation ceremony on Friday, June 25. As these students prepare for life after Manhasset, we offer another brief glimpse at some of the exceptional accomplishments and achievements that define this Class and the Manhasset School District.
Munsey Park Memorial for Marine Lieutenant Killed in Action in Korea
On Saturday, July 10, 1 p.m., the Village of Munsey Park will dedicate a memorial for 1st Lt. Robert T. Munday, a fallen Marine. Lt. Munday was killed in action in Korea on May 29, 1951, as he was leading an ammunition convoy to the front, when his jeep struck a landmine. Lt. Munday was a resident of the Village of Munsey Park who lived on Ryder Road. Lt. Munday's sacrifice for our freedom was brought to the attention of the village by Col. Robert W. Rust, USMCR (Ret.), a former resident of Flower Hill and a friend of Lt. Munday.
Cardinals Take Girls 5th-6th Grade Softball Championship
The Murray Hill Medical Group Cardinals defeated the Manhasset Deli Diamondbacks 8-3 in the championship of the girls 5th-6th grade division of the Manhasset PAL Softball League. The game was played at Valley Park on Sunday, June 13. Anastasia Barnes who pitched three solid innings and closed the game by striking out the side led the Cardinals. Christina Fink provided important mound work in the middle innings to hold the lead. Cara Cappellini led the Cardinals' offense with two hits. Runs were tallied by Elena Avalos-Bock, Christina Fink (2), Megan Clarke, Christine Burki, Daniela Trocchia, Kathleen Hanlon and Tori Nelson. Lisa Ciaccio was steady behind the plate as were Tori Simon at second base and Leanne Finamore in the outfield. Missing the game but contributing all season long were Hayley Roher and Rachel Giovaniello. Kristin Leung pitched well for the Diamondbacks, recording five strikeouts and no runs in two innings of work. The Cardinals finished the season 9-2-1. Congratulations to both teams for a well-played game and a successful season.
Diamondbacks Defeat Cardinals 7-6 to Win Fourth Grade Boy's World Series
This time last year, the Diamondbacks won the third grade boys' baseball championship. The road to last year's finals was not easy, as the D'Backs had to come back from deficits in both play-off games to advance. In the final game, the D'Backs met the Dodgers, with the D'Backs prevailing 2-0.
Thank You, Barbara Tancredi