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Manhasset Girls Strong Swim to Victory

The Girls Varsity Swim Team began their 2013 season with the opening Relay Carnival, held at Eisenhower on Sept. 12. A strong showing marked by some fast early season times helped Manhasset finish second overall.

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, Manhasset traveled  out east to take on rival Farmingdale. The Indians took an early lead by winning several closely challenged races at the finish. Although the meet was very competitive, the Indians would never relinquish the lead, going on to win eight of the twelve events. The final score Manhasset 56 Farmingdale 45.

Highlights from the Relay Carnival and Farmingdale meet include many strong early season performances.

Senior Madeleine Quinn swam a 1:04.34 in the 100yd butterfly. Sarah Henry swam a 2:10.91 in the 200yd freestyle. Katie Margherio swam a 6:19.94 in the 500yd Free. Marisa Aliprantis swam a 30.46 in the 50yd freestyle. Keagan Hanley swam a 1:05.75 in the 100yd. freestyle. Amanda Lopez swam a 39.14 in the 50yd breaststroke. Nikki Brown swam a  31.56 in the 50yd freestyle. Emma Goodwin swam a 31.52 in the 50yd freestyle. Jackie Nikakis swam a 37.94 in the 50yd breaststroke. Finola Meyer swam a 32.95 in the 50yd freestyle.

Junior Alexa Durso swam a 2:12.01 in the 200yd freestyle. Caroline O’Connor swam a 1:20.50 in the 100yd butterfly.

Sophomore  Kylie Mulholland swam a 2:03.41 in the 200yd freestyle. Julia Henry swam a 5:46.53 in the 500yd freestyle. Meredith Johnson swam a 1:06.82 in the 100yd backstroke. Grace Kenlon swam a 59.89 in the 100yd freestyle. Allegra Sodi swam a 1:14.75 in the 100yd breaststroke. Giorgia Piantanida swam a 1:09.19 in the 100yd backstroke. Delaney Flynn swam a 27.81 in the 50yd free. Kaitlin Baranello swam a 1:06.8. Grace Amato swam a 31.35 in the 50yd freestyle. Michelle Sciarrino scored 88 points in 1m diving.

9th grader Megan Smith swam a 2:21.09 in the 200yd IM. Maddy Kang swam a 26.21 in the 50yd free. Olivia Garvey swam a 2:33.45 in the 200yd IM. Maggie Brogan swam a 6:56.78 in the 500d Freestyle. Jessalyn Chuang swam a 29.82 in the 50yd freestyle.  Amanda Lennon swam a 31.68 in the 50yd freestyle.

8th grader Garrity Kuester swam a 1:19.90 in the 100yd breaststroke. Rose Marie Donnell swam a 1:03.46 in the 100yd freestyle.

Next up for the Indians are Great Neck South and Plainview.



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.


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Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

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