Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00
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.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:48
Preparations are underway for the Annual Christmas Tree lighting to be held this Friday, Dec. 6 at Mary Jane Davies Park on Plandome Road. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m.
Workers have been busy decorating the gazebo with garland and lights to make the this year’s celebration the best yet. Sponsored by the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, The Town of North Hempstead and the Manhasset Park District, the event will feature holiday music performed by the Manhasset High School Brass Choir.
The program will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and the blessing offered by Rev. Dr. Steven D. Pierce of the Community Reformed Church. The winners of the poster contest will be announced during the ceremony followed by the anticipated lighting of the Manhasset Christmas tree. The Manhasset Parks Department will be dispensing hot chocolate and treats, too.Santa Claus will make a ‘surprise’ appearance on Manhasset-Lakeville’s Fire truck and volunteer firefighters will be handing out candy canes to girls and boys. Come on down and celebrate the beginning of the season.
Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
It seems as though the real estate market is not the only thing hot in Manhasset. A number of new stores are popping up throughout the community making Manhasset the go-to location for business. On Plandome Road, facades are being renovated to add a fresh new look. The change is updating the appearance of the existing storefronts and causing the opening of new businesses. The exterior facade of Vincents Cleaners, Tony’s Shoe Repair and Manhasset Hair Stylists are brand new both front and back. The renovation beckons customers to come in to shop on a new trendy main street.
Last week a new tenant moved into the space that adorns the renovated new storefront called ivivva. ivivva is a new store from lululemon featuring clothing for young girls age 4 to 14. And the trend continues. Just this weekend, two new businesses, Adelina Boutique and Barrel Grapes, and new members of the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce opened their doors here. They held grand opening events on Friday and Saturday night.
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.