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North Shore Kayak Club to Host U.S. Coast Guard Speaker

Written by Alan Bergman Friday, 08 July 2011 00:00

Safe paddling, of utmost importance to all canoeists, kayakers and stand-up paddlers, will be addressed by a representative of the United States Coast Guard at the next meeting of the North Shore Kayak Club. USCG Master Captain Fred Furnell will discuss the current Coast Guard programs in place to teach people how to be safer on the water.

 

Manhasset Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team Scores Big at NC Awards Dinner

Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00

On Monday, June 13, the MHS girls varsity team brought home a multitude of awards to make Manhasset proud. Senior Meg Markham and junior Halle Majorana were voted All Americans once again this year. All County recipients are: Seniors Kerri Fleishhacker, Jenny Vlahos, Cara Cappellini, Cathryn Avallone, Meg Markham, and Junior Halle Majorana.

 

Spring Varsity Lacrosse Awards—Duvnyak and Morelli Named All-American

Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00

Congratulations to the 2011 Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team and coaching staff for another winning season. It was announced on June 16 that two players have been named High School All-Americans: Bobby Duvnjak and Frank Morelli. Coach Bill Cherry and staff released the following list of team and individual awards.

 

MHS Girls Varsity Golf – Making A Name

Written by Brandon Cruz, Head Coach, Manhasset Girls Varsity Golf Friday, 24 June 2011 00:00

When you think of a Manhasset High School girls’ varsity sport, you likely think of lacrosse. However, there are alternatives to lax at Manhasset High. Specifically, sports that offer other competitive female athletes with high expectations and a strong work ethic the chance to one day play at the collegiate level. The sport I’m referring to is golf.

The Manhasset Girls’ Varsity Golf program has seen many successes in its first three seasons. Since the program’s inaugural season, in 2009, the team has made the playoffs three consecutive years, and improved scores each year. The team finished in seventh place (out of 16 teams) in Nassau County its first season and in sixth place the next year. This season, the team finished in third place with an adjusted average of 244 for 5 starters on a 9-hole course. With an 8-2 record, all 11 girls have proven their team is ready for the next step.

 

Boys Track & Field Earn Second Place Finish at County Championships

Friday, 24 June 2011 00:00

The Manhasset Boys Track and Field and Cross Country Program completed a three-season sweep of 2nd place finishes with their runner-up placement in this spring’s Nassau County Track and Field Championships at Cold Spring Harbor High School. The Indians, who placed second to Great Neck South in the fall cross-country season, finished behind Valley Stream North in the winter and spring seasons. This season’s successful campaign was fueled in large part by the contributions of the team’s three captains – junior middle-distance runner Travis Burger, junior distance runner Charlie Morris, and sophomore distance runner Stephen Bourguet. The trio, which has carried the team all season, scored 55.5 of 62 total team points throughout the two-day competition.

 

Seventh Grade ‘Manhasset Orange’

Friday, 17 June 2011 00:00

The Seventh Grade “Manhasset Orange” played their last game of the LISGYLL season Sunday that ended in a tie (11-11) with first place team Wantagh who was undefeated going into the game. Top row from left: Kaitlin Baranello, Alexandra Pidedjian, Ellie Shibley, Lindsay Gallo, Chloe Murphy, Meredith Gallo, Stephanie Palma, Lizzy Harris, Rory Quinn, Madison Foglio, Allison Weilep, Maggie Duvnjak, Colleen Conlan, Coach George Catallo, Coach Michael Gallo. Bottom row from left: Katarina Catallo, Elisa DeSousa, Kayleigh Caggiano, Juliana Baydar, Collette Murray, Jillian Calderone, Lauren Merola. Missing from photo:  Isabella Abbracciamento.

 

On the Bay: June 17, 2011

Written by Andrea Watson Friday, 17 June 2011 00:00

Now that Memorial Day is behind us, there is a ton of activity on the bay. This is what we have been waiting for all through the long, snowy, cold winter months. So get ready for a full season of great sailing, outdoor dinners, and long strolls along the shore as the sun is setting. Aren’t we lucky to live in a waterfront community?

On Saturday, June 11, the North Shore YC held their 22nd Annual Day Race. NSYC’s PRO, Ron Fink, was kind enough to share his report: By the time of the start at 10:50 a.m., the winds were 16-22, gusting to 30 out of the southeast with a good three to six-foot short chop. Only one of the 15 entries decided not to come to the race and another decided to drop out before the start. The race courses, 19.5 miles for the spinnaker boats and 14 for the non-spinnaker boats, proved to be too much for some as four racers dropped out for various reasons. The boats that prevailed had some exciting racing, with one boat bragging that they saw boat speed of 16.4 knots surfing down a wave. The winners were William Purdy (CIYC) Whirlwind in Spinnaker and Art Karpf (Glen Island YC) Snow Goose in Non-spinnaker. The best performance trophy was won by Whirlwind, with the best performance by a NSYC entry won by Charlie Cannam, Engarde in the Spinnaker Division. The other trophy winners were Marc Epstein, Vision, second in Non-spinnaker and Bob Schwartz, Nordlys, third in spinnaker.

 

23rd Annual Manhasset Lacrosse Hall of Fame Dinner: May 5

Friday, 10 June 2011 00:00

Speech by Kim Fritz Is From the Heart—

and Makes You Think

Email of Megan Trotta Who Attended the Lacrosse Dinner

Last Thursday night, (May 5) I had the privilege of attending the Manhasset Lacrosse Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. The night is always a special event and it is an honor to congratulate some great lacrosse players, coaches, and/or supporters of the Manhasset lacrosse community every year.

 

Boys Varsity Tennis Team Takes Title

Friday, 10 June 2011 00:00

The boy’s varsity tennis team, led by Co-captains Harrison DiGia and Joe Toole, has won the Conference II Championship. The team finished with an overall record of 13-1, and was co-division champs as well. The team was led by singles players Harrison DiGia, Mike Nelson and Bryant Born. The doubles teams were Joe Toole and Matt Holweger at 1st doubles, Sai Senthil-kumar and Andrew Chin at 2nd doubles, Vincent Bianco and Brian Reddington at 3rd doubles, and Tim He and Brian Wong at 4th doubles. David Kim and Austin Wong rounded out the varsity roster.

 

Winning Tradition Continues for MHS Crew Team

Friday, 03 June 2011 00:00

Mother Nature provided gorgeous Mother’s Day weather for rowers and spectators who attended the Long Island High School Championships, held off Centre Island Beach in Oyster Bay. Manhasset’s Varsity and Novice teams competed against crews from three states in this regatta, commanding a tally of 17 medals for the 23 boat entries they sent out to compete in 15 different events.

 

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