Written by Joe Enea, Editorial@antonnews.com Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00
Approaching the 2013 season, Manhasset’s baseball team had great expectations to perform well. Coming off the best season in the school’s history, there was much to expect of this team with nine returning seniors displaying considerable experience.
Unfortunately, this year’s team was plagued with injuries from the start of the season and faced tremendous adversity. But the team pulled through, proving to be a success by earning a sixth seed in the playoffs, and a conference title. Although Manhasset lost in the second round, overall, the season can be considered a great one.
After facing a 0-7 start, most teams would have crumbled and given up on their season. With great leadership from Coach Corbo and Coach Keen, confidence prevailed.
Injuries also affected the Manhasset team sidelining key pitchers Tyler Juliano and Ryan Lennon. During the entire season, it was an ongoing theme for the group; grinding till the bitter end.
Given the challenging start, Manhasset still managed to earn a double-elimination seed into the playoffs and a conference title. Several players on the team received postseason awards for their contributions to their team’s success.
Lukas Pracher and Charlie Mack were both all-county selections. Matt Basso and Juliano won all-conference awards. Christian Winnitzki and Alex Anderson both received all-league awards. Pracher also won CO-MVP of the league. The players worked extremely hard, deserved their awards, and were rewarded for their success.
Although this season ended, there is immense potential and anticipation for the 2014 baseball season. Coach Corbo has already named Basso and Lennon as captains next year.
Manhasset will have numerous returning players and a few starters. The team seems to be heading in the right direction as a team that could do some real damage next year.
While the underclassmen are looking forward to returning next year, they will surely miss their fellow seniors Pracher, Juliano, Mack, Donald Spampinato, Greg Nodaros, Jon Stefan, Harrison Felman, Nick Fiacco, and Charles Kline.
Many thanks to the players and the parents for an amazing season.
Friday, 17 January 2014 00:00
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.”
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
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.”
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
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.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
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.