On June 22 at a dinner held at the Woodbury Country Club, Manhasset’s David Knowles was honored as the Citibank/News 12 Scholar Athlete of the Year.
On Saturday, June 27, the Rocky Pacent Softball Fund hosted its first “Non-Event” to raise money for a new state-of-the-art ball field at Manhasset High School. Over 160 families participated in the “Non-Event,” and balloons were flying over each house on Saturday.
Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth (D-Great Neck) congratulated the members of Manhasset High School’s Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team, the New York State Class “C” Champions and their coach, Bill Cherry, the Nassau County Conference IV Coach of the Year.
On Saturday, June 20, a soggy John Burns Park in Massapequa was host to the 36th Annual Father’s Day Soccer Tournament.
The Port Washington Twin Pines Kayak Club will have its first outing of the season on Saturday, June 27.
Manhasset’s Varsity Boys Golf Team participated in the Nassau County Team Championships this past week for the 12th year in a row. Only 12 teams out of 41 in the county qualified. Individual qualifiers were based on their stroke averages during league play. Eisenhower Park’s White Course was the site for the two day tournament and the 6,900 plus yard layout proved to be extremely difficult for the 130 player field. Unforgiving rough, tough pin placement and undulating greens led to higher than normal scores except for the very few.
Manhasset Crew Team announces its “Learn to Row” Week. This will introduce rowing fundamentals to incoming Manhasset High School students of grade nine and above.
The Manhasset Softball Girls PAL second-grade Angels earned their first two wins last week against heavily favored second/third grade rivals the Oakland A’s and Chicago Cubs. Both games were well coached by their opponents and the Angels would like to compliment them for their sportsmanship and outstanding play.
On May 16, the Manhasset Girls Varsity Softball Team won their Conference III Title and finished the season with an outstanding record of 15-4 in Conference III and 16-4 overall, the best all time record in Manhasset history.
The Indians played “with heart and never gave up” according to their two coaches Gaylardo and Halsworth who credited the team for beating back strong competition from highly ranked teams like Valley Stream North and South.
Peter Galloway, with crew Paul Steinborn and Ched Proctor, won the 2009 Sonar Atlantic Coast Championships held over the weekend of May 31-June 1. Hosted by Manhasset Bay YC, the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) and Sonar Fleet #11, the racing was competitive to the very end, when Galloway, who was tied with second place team of Bill Lynn and co-skipper Ed Keuer, with a strong team of Robert Wilber and Harcourt Schutz nipping at their heels, managed to pull ahead in the downwind leg of the seventh and last race of the regatta. Lynn and Wilber got into a tacking duel, Lynn fell into a hole, and the Galloway team jibed away, and onto victory. Galloway attributed his win to, “consistency, minimizing risk, and maximizing opportunities. We just had to stay in front of them.”
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