For the second year in a row, the Manhasset High School girl’s tennis team has won a division championship. The team finished with a regular season record of 12-2, tied for first place with Cold Spring Harbor and Great Neck South. This year’s team was led by senior tri-captains Christina George, Lizzie Kreitman and Victoria Kapovic. Singles courts were anchored by freshmen Nicole Koskovolis and Courtney DiGia along with junior Kaitlin Miller. Doubles courts were handled by the three tri-captains (Christina, Lizzie, and Victoria) along with Caroline Boylan, Jessica Eggers, Tierney Flynn, Caitlin Gleason, Emily Lattner, Julie Paone, and Emily Santos. The team manager was Alexa Lopez.
The Manhasset Girls Varsity swim team concluded their dual meet season Oct. 29 by defeating rival Sewanhaka. The victory secured a tie for second place in Conference I with Jericho and a 7-2 record. The MHS team’s only losses were a heartbreaking one-point loss to Jericho and a defeat to undefeated Garden City.
On Oct. 25 and 27, the girls swimming and diving team competed against nine other teams in the Division B Championship. The Manhasset team carried some extra motivation as they would try and avenge their one point loss to Division rival Jericho.
PATV’s production of the ribbon-cutting ceremony and day of softball with Olympic Gold Medalist Jennie Finch will be cablecast on Cablevision, channel 20 and Verizon channel 37 on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 9:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. and Sunday Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. For additional cablecast times, see the schedule in the Manhasset Press. The day included a pitching clinic for girls of all ages and a tribute to Rocky Pacent, beloved coach and community leader. Tune in to see the transformation of the field at Manhasset High School into a beautiful turf field, complete with scoreboard, serving softball players for years to come, thanks to a determined fundraising team and the generosity of our community.
On a great day for rowing, Manhasset’s High School crew team kicked off their fall racing season at the Tail of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga Springs, New York. The team sent 10 boats to compete on the 2.3-mile course on Fish Creek and came home decorated with seven medals—1 Gold, 1 Silver and 5 Bronze!
Boys Varsity 4s - 3rd, bronze – Alex Kavourias (coxswain), Stefan Hummel, Christian Voto, Sean McIntee, Max Johnson
Boys JV 4s – 1st, gold – Carlo Calcagni (coxswain), Matt LoBello, Jamie Izzo, Justin Erb, Paris Thatos
Two doubles teams represented Manhasset High School at the Nassau County Sec. VIII Girls Tennis Tournament that was held at Oceanside HS on Saturday, Oct. 16.
The team of Nicole Koskovolis and Courtney DiGia advanced three rounds by defeating the team of Tamborino and Bentz of Massapequa HS and then defeating the team of Lavin and Kohan from Friends Academy.
In the late Spring, the seventh- and eighth-grade Long Island Senior Girls’ Youth Lacrosse League teams brought home the Long Island championships in each grade. Both seasons culminated at Massapequa’s Field of Dreams where Manhasset dominated for the Long Island titles.
Coached by Devin Beresheim, Jim Kenny, John Keogh and Andy Phillips, the seventh-grade LISGYLL Manhasset Girls had another amazing spring season with a 12-1 record, avenging their only loss to the North Shore seventh- and eighth-grade team. Playing teams such as Garden City, Wantagh, Farmingdale and North Shore, the athletes rose to the occasion in the finals beating the Suffolk County champs, Huntington, 16-11.
This past Sunday morning, Oct. 3, while most were likely still quietly snug in their bed sheets, 19 members of the Manhasset Boys Cross Country program braved brisk winds and cool temperatures for the opportunity to provide hydration and good cheer to the 5,000+ female participants in the first annual Diva Half Marathon held at Eisenhower Park.
The race, which attracted athletes from across the country and Canada, was anticipated to be one of the top destination races in the country. The young men arrived via parent carpools by 7 a.m. and worked diligently throughout the morning, setting up the hydration stations and then distributing water and Gatorade to racers at two adjacent mile-markers along the course.
The second annual Court of Champions Principal’s Classic was held on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Manhasset High School tennis courts to raise funds for the Dr. David H. Dorman Tennis Center slated to break ground in June 2011. Thirty-two students from Manhasset in grades 7-12 participated in the event. Students played qualifying rounds in random pairings to earn points to gain entry to the quarterfinal rounds. Eight students earned entry to the quarterfinals.
Elizabeth Kreitman and Harrison Barsky squared off against Nicole Koskovolis and Caprice Catalano. Kade Kenlon and Collier Sutter met Jamie Lopez and Jesse Levitin to compete for a spot in the semi finals. Koskovolis/Catalano and Lopez/Levitin prevailed and advanced to meet in the semi final round. Jamie Lopez and Jesse Levitin won the semifinal round, which gave them the privilege of playing with Principal Dr. Dean Schlanger and Superintendent Charles Cardillo in the final round.
On Saturday, Sept. 25, the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapters 11 and 82, and local service organizations held the first annual “Steps for Homeless Vets,” a one-mile walk on the beautiful golf course at the Northport VA Medical Center. This walk-a-thon raised funds to support homeless veterans enrolled in the Northport VAMC’s homeless veteran programs. Girls Scouts are using $1 of every $20 collected to purchase personal care and support items for homeless veterans with families. With the help of the VA the balance is being used to help local homeless veterans secure a safe and comfortable place to call home.
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