Friday, 22 June 2012 00:00
Manhasset’s Crew Team traveled to Saratoga Springs, New York, to race against more than 600 boats and 3,000 rowers who competed in the 2012 New York State Scholastic Rowing Championships in mid-May. Both the boy and girl crews continued the team’s winning tradition in the two-day regatta.
Manhasset came home with five New York State Championship Titles. The Girls Varsity Lightweight 4+ extended their championship winning streak for the third year running. Of the 12 Manhasset boats selected to compete in this championship event, the team captured an exceptional tally of nine medals—including five gold, one silver and three bronze—and the remaining three boats all advanced to semi-finals:
Girls Varsity Lightweight 4+, Al Borghard Cup: Sarah Henry, Olivia Henry, Clare McIntee, Katharine Frost, Coxswain: Justine Yunakov
Girls Varsity Lightweight 8+, 1st Place Scholastic, West Side Cup: Jennifer Juliano, Kelly Kenlon, Alexandra Nikolaidis, Emily Battaglia, Juliet Paterek, Emma Goodwin, Nikki Brown, Sarah Gunzburg, Coxswain: Hannah Press
Girls Junior 4+, Dark Horse Cup: Gabriela Piatek, Dagmara Lapins, Mari Catherine Gillis, Keagan Hanley, Coxswain: Jessica Kelly
Boys Junior 8+, Longfellow Cup: Tommy Kuehn, Damien Quinn, Stasi Thermos, Jason Yunakov, Mark Andriotis, JP Schiefele, Kosta Baktidy, Raffi Khatchadourian, Coxswain: Matt Harris
Boys Freshman 8+, President’s Cup: Danny McGorry, William Morea, William Delaney, Tommy Panetta, Michael Kennedy, Marc Soyak, John Knox, Declan DePietro, Coxswain: John Amorosana
Silver Medalists, Second Place: Boys Varsity Lightweight 4+: Max Johnson, Christian Voto, Paris Thatos, Stefan Hummel, Coxswain: Jordan Kostoulas
Bronze Medalists, Third Place: Boys Varsity Senior 4+, 3rd Place Scholastic: Michael Yu, Daniel Soyak, Alan Delaney, Chris Kasabian, Coxswain: Alex Kavourias
Girls Freshman 8+: Erin Lyons, Annie Mills, Chase Middleton, Kiara Romotzki, Alexa Postiglione, Courtney Marino, Francesca Sostar, Sophia Langner, Coxswain: Jonathan Nikolaidis
Girls Novice 4+, 3rd Place Scholastic: Madeline Diskin, Janna Winchester, Caroline O’Connor, Kendall Glynn, Coxswain: Chloe Kang
Boys Junior 4+ (A Boat): Coxswain: Angelica Cramer, Patrick Mills, William King, Connor Lee, Michael Scrobe
Boys Junior 4+ (B Boat): Coxswain: Hannah Press, Matt Harris, Harry Tsou, Matthew Moreira, John Luke Mantikas
Boys Novice 4+: Coxswain: Jonathan Nikolaidis, Thomas Moschitta, John Farrell, John Karantzios, Austin Yung
Based on their excellent performance at the NYS Championships, eight boats have now qualified for and will advance to compete in the Scholastic Rowing Association of America’s National Championship Regatta being held in Camden, New Jersey at the end of May. This marks the fifth year in a row that Manhasset High School’s crews have qualified for the Scholastic Nationals.
According to Head Coach Hugo Guardado-Henriquez, “The large number of medals we earned and boats that have advanced to compete in Scholastic National shows the deep talent of our team. Out of 80 athletes who competed in State Champs for Manhasset, 66, or over 80 percent, came home with a medal. Along with Assistant Coaches Chris Mare, Tara Marsigliano, Jim Finke, Alan Pedisich and Team Trainer Dan Kozerski, I am extremely proud of every member of our team.”
Coach Guardado-Henriquez added that, “Our performance at State Championships has also qualified two Varsity boats to compete in the Junior National regatta.” This is the fourth consecutive year that the team has qualified and will participate in the prestigious U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships, an invitational event that will be held in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in mid-June.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00Daddy you are the best! It’s true! The very best! In first grade you cooked something delicious every month! You cook omelets at the bus stop party every year and you even dressed up as Geronimo Stilton during book week! Whenever we have sleepovers you make Saturday Morning Buffet Extravaganza! You are the KING OF THE ROADTRIPS and KING OF CAMPING! You love Disney as much as we do and you take us on BIG fishing trips. Most of all you teach us how to do for others. You brought us to volunteer in the tent cities after hurricane Sandy, you donate blood and you help raise money for NFED. WE LOVE YOU DADDY!!! Love, your little man, your angel and Boo
Gavin, Jade and Karyna Olsen
Friday, 14 June 2013 00:00
Across Nassau County, residents are reacting with a mix of surprise, empathy, and appreciation to the Nassau County District Attorney’s recent arrests of more than 100 men for soliciting prostitutes, including three Manhasset residents ranging in age from 22 to 79.
The DA’s office not only arrested the men, but made public their names and photographs. That, some feel, was an invasion of privacy, while others feel that the men should take responsibility for their actions, and their neighbors have a right to know what type of people surround them.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
For the first time since 2005, the Manhasset Indians won the Long Island championship and took home a quarterfinal win last week on Motamed Field at Adelphi University. Unfortunately, the dream of a state championship ended in upstate Cortland, as the girls’ lacrosse team fell to Brighton in the Class B girls’ lacrosse semifinal.
Though obviously frustrated and disappointed in coming so close to the state finals after a long and promising season, the ladies of Manhasset can still see the promise in the future of the team.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Three members of the Manhasset Varsity Softball team were honored at the Nassau County Softball Coaches Association awards dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club on June 4. Head Coach Lauren Majewski escorted the three players as they were honored by the Association for their outstanding play, and contribution to the Nassau County Softball League. These awards are significant as they are selected by the league coaches. This year, Manhasset had the distinction of three honorees recognized by the league.
Senior Ariana Larocca and freshman Murphy McGorry both received All-Division honors while senior Katherine Giesecke was awarded the All-Conference honor. The Manhasset High School Softball Program, under the keen guidance of Coach Majewski, has become a perennial playoff contender.