The Manhasset Girls swim team begins the 2010 season as the # 2 ranked team in Nassau County. The Indians will compete in Conference 1 for the dual meet season and Division B. The team will blend a strong returning group infused with some young talent, as the goal is to try and capture a 7th Division title in the past eight seasons.
The team is comprised of seventh-graders Kylie Mulholland and Grace Kenlon. Ninth-graders include Maria Kouspos, Marisa Aliprantis, Finola Meyer, Caroline Cozzens, Amanda Lopez, Jenny Cook (County Finalist), Madeleine Quinn (County Finalist) and Sarah Henry (All-County).
The Manhasset Board of Education unanimously voted “yes” on naming the “Court of Champions Tennis Project” the David H. Dorman Tennis Center at their July 29 board meeting. The committee anticipates breaking ground for the three additional courts around June of 2011.
There was never any question, the committee indicated, as to who the courts should be named after.
For 32 years he has coached both boys and girls varsity tennis teams, and was named Section VIII Tennis Coach of the Year in 1983 and Nassau County Scholastic Coach of the Year by the USTA in 2006.
Dr. Dorman‘s entire professional career has been at Manhasset High School, where he has been teaching for 46 years. Having taught all levels of social studies, he currently teaches AP World History. In 1991 he was named a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Master Teacher in World History by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation of Princeton University. More recently, he was named the Joseph B. Whitehead Educator of Distinction for 2006, a national award sponsored by the Coca Cola Scholars Foundation.
Long Island and Manhasset are making themselves known in international waters and in rowing, there are some athletes 17 years old and under that are winning national and international attention.
The Sagamore Summer Rowing Team, formed this year by Manhasset High School crew coach Hugo Guardado has put Long Island on the map in the world of international competitive rowing. A select group of rowers from Manhasset and other Long Island towns were chosen to be a part of the elite Sagamore summer team which competed in the Independence Day Regatta in Philadelphia, U.S. Club National Championships in Tennessee and the 128th Royal Canadian Henley in Canada.
Phil Robertson, Waka Racing (NZL) and his crew of Garth Ellingham, Sam Bell and James Williamson, have won the 2010 Knickerbocker Cup and win an automatic entry into the Argo Gold Cup, one of the stops on the World Match Racing Tour. Manhasset Bay Commodore and Knickerbocker Cup PRO, Sue Miller, and Ted Weisberg, Manhasset Bay YC member and a Director of both the Match Racing Association (MRA) and the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) were on hand to present the team with their award and the invitation to the Argo Gold Cup.
Taylor Canfield, Team ISV, (ISV) with crewmembers Matt Clark, Tod Reynolds and Dave Shriner won the first ever East Coast Trifecta, a series of three Grade 2 back-to-back match racing events at the CMRC Chicago Cup, the Toyota International Match Race for the Detroit Cup and the Knickerbocker Cup. Kirk Brown, Umpire and representative from the Congressional Cup, Long Beach YC was on hand to give Canfield his invitation to the event to be held in March 2011.
Farmingdale speedster Joe Morris, 19, steadily pulled away from defending Sands Point Sprint champion William Slattery of Garden City to score an eight second victory in the Aug. 14 Sands Point Sprint for the Feinstein Institute. Morris’ winning time was a race record of 17:14, breaking Jon Cuomo’s race record, set in 2007, of 17:21.
Leading the way among the women (“This is the first time I’ve ever won a race!”) was 30-year-old Anna McCusker in 19:40, with Kathleen Calahan Fodor of Northport second and Shari Klarfeld of Plainview third.
The Manhasset Soccer’s adaptive soccer program for children with special needs is now accepting participants for the fall 2010 season which begins on Sunday, Sept. 12. The program is held on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. on the Shelter Rock Elementary fields. Registration fee is $125 with uniforms and supplies included.
The program welcomes all boys and girls of all skills to come and try the program. The program supports children with physical and developmental disabilities with a special education coach, additional adult supervision, a smaller playing field and shorter practices and games. Parents, siblings and teenaged coaches’ helpers are also welcomed to join.
Register now online at the Manhasset Soccer website, www.Manhasset Soccer.com. Registration is open to all children in Manhasset and neighboring towns.
As North Hempstead continue to gather input from residents on the creation of a waterway trail for canoeists and kayakers, Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the Town’s elected officials announced that the 2010 Kayak Run continues to grow in popularity.
The Aug. 7 event attracted more than 80 participants, more than any of the six years since the event first started.
“As the recreational sport of kayaking grows in popularity, we are proud to help provide rowers with a vehicle and venue to participate in this fun outdoor activity,” said Supervisor Jon Kaiman. “We hope with the creation of Long Island’s first Blueway trail to add another selection to the menu of quality year-round entertainment options available to our residents.”
The Manhasset Nationals, the 8U Summer Baseball travel team, captured third place in the premier Glen Cove Mayor’s Trophy Tournament defeating North Shore 13-2. Manhasset lost a tough semifinal game 7-2 to the eventual champion Plainedge team. The boys were undefeated in the tournament with a 6-0 record. Competition included Glen Cove, HBQVB, Island Trees, Bayville, Ozone Howard and Central Nassau.
The boys also won the Championship of the competitive HBQVB Lomangino Little League Baseball Tournament with a tough 3-2 victory over Island Trees. Manhasset went undefeated in the tournament notching wins over two HBQVB teams, Ozone Howard and Merillon.
The 28th Knickerbocker Cup, hosted by the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, will take place on August 25-29. The Knickerbocker Cup is a qualifier for the World Match Racing Tour, with the winner gaining an automatic entry to the Argo Gold Cup, one of the most prestigious match racing events on the Tour. Twelve teams from around the world have been invited to compete in the 2010 Knickerbocker Cup.
The international line-up of match racing teams from around the world has shaped up to provide exciting racing on Manhasset Bay, located in western Long Island Sound. Reuben Corbett, NZL, 2009 Knickerbocker champion, will be back to defend his title. Nipping at his heels will be Evgeniy Neugodnikov, RUS, a newcomer to the Knickerbocker Cup, who came close to upending Corbett in the finals in a tight duel to the finish at the Sail of the White Nights, a Grade 1 match race held in St Petersburg Russia, Corbett prevailed and won entry into the STENA Swedish Match Race, fifth stop on the World Match Race Tour. Phil Robertson, NZL, 3rd in 2009, blasted through the preliminary rounds at the Slovenia Cup, only to lose out to Neugodnikov in the finals. Dave Perry, USA, collegiate All-American, two-time Congressional Cup champion and well-known rules guru, is back, vying for the Cup which slipped from his hands in a close finals dial-up, forcing him to 2nd place in 2009.
The Port Washington Yacht Club Swim Team is the undefeated North Shore Swim League dual meet champion with a record of 5-0! This is a first for the Port Washington Yacht Club, as far back as record keeping goes.
In a competitive season, where the Championship Meet was decided by less than 80 points, the Port Washington Yacht Club had a tremendous season. “This was the most successful season we have had in my tenure at the club,” said Coach Joseph Lennon. It was noted by the officials that the league has grown and improved to this point, highlighting the technique and endurance displayed by the athletes.
With a roster of near 150 swimmers, ages 6-17, it was a challenge for the dedicated coaching staff (Chris Maganelli, Joe Lennon, Katherine Byrns, Kelly Bergin, Kristen Augenthaler, and Pat Nuzzolese). They were able to adjust their practices and teach and train the swimmers, which is what allowed each member to improve.
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