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MHS Crew Team Dominates In First Spring Regatta

Manhasset’s Varsity and Novice high school crew teams opened their spring “sprint racing” season at the Manny Flick/Horvat Regatta in early April. As part of the Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series, the annual series of Manny Flick races brings in schools from Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and Connecticut, among other states in the region.

Head Coach Hugo Guardado-Henriquez reported that, “Eight of Manhasset’s 16 boats that competed in the 1,500-meter races on the Schuylkill River had first-place finishes to win their races, and the team also posted six second-place finishes.” He added that, “Needless to say, our coaching staff is very pleased with the team’s racing results overall and with continued hard work we are on our way to a competitive spring season.”

Competing for Manhasset in boats that won their races were:

Girls Novice 8+, Flight 3: Nikki Brown, Kelly Kenlon, Caroline O’Connor, Janna Winchester, Kendall Glynn, Chloe Kang, Maddie Diskin, Hannah Press, Angelica Cramer (coxswain);

Girls JV 4+, Flight 2: Keagan Hanley, Mari Catherine Gillis, Dagmara Lapins, Juliet Paterek, Jessica Kelly (coxswain);

Girls Lightweight 4+, Flight 2: Katharine Frost, Clare McIntee, Olivia Henry, Sarah Henry, Justine Yunakov (coxswain);

Girls Varsity 4+, Flight 4: Katharine Frost, Clare McIntee, Olivia Henry, Sarah Henry, Justine Yunakov (coxswain);

Boys Freshman 8+, Flight 3: Danny McGorry, William Morea, William Delaney, Tommy Panetta, Michael Kennedy, Marc Soyak, John Knox, Declan DePietro, John Amorosana (coxswain);

Boys JV 8+, Flight 3: Damien Quinn, Kosta Baktidy, JP Schiefele, Mark Andriotis, John Luke Mantikas, Tommy Kuehn, Raffi Khatchadourian, Connor Lee, Matt Harris (coxswain);

Boys Lightweight 4+, Flight 3: Stefan Hummel, Paris Thatos, Max Johnson, Christian Voto, Jordan Kostoulas (coxswain);

Girls Varsity 4+, B Boat, Flight 3: Keagan Hanley, Mari Catherine Gillis, Dagmara Lapins, Gabriela Piatek, Hannah Press (coxswain);

The team will be back in action at month-end at the Saratoga Invitational in Saratoga Springs, NY.

For more information about Manhasset’s crew team and to join their summer camp, please visit


Negotiations are currently underway between the Village of Farmingdale and members of the local CSEA labor union. After a closed door executive session meeting, on Jan. 6, village trustees met with members of the labor counsel to iron out terms of a new contract proposal, which they said will hopefully meet the fancy of union leaders. 


“We have sent our proposals out there,” said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, “we are just waiting for the CSEA membership to approve it.”

A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus. 


“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.

Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”


On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.

In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.

Second at Counties, State Quals as Weilep Qualifies for State Meet

The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.


Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

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