Port Washington Library Reopens
Thursday, July 26, was a joyous day in PW, thanks to the eagerly awaited reopening of the PW Public Library. In a recent telephone interview, Library Director Nancy Curtin described mostly-delighted patrons viewing brand-new, expanded or improved spaces. Most remarked how beautiful it looked, she said, as they walked through the building. "Overall, the public is very pleased," she noted.
Bruce MacDonald Honored as One of Top Coaches in U.S.
Late in November, the New York State High School Athletic Coaches' Association selected Port Washington's Bruce MacDonald as the girls' Track and Field Coach of the Year. Along with the letter informing Mr. MacDonald of this honor was an application to be considered as one of the top track and field coaches in the United States. Upon completion of the application, Bruce MacDonald was chosen as one of the top eight coaches in the country. The awards ceremony took place in Fargo, North Dakota.
Glen Cove Mayor's Trophy Tournament
Port Washington's PAL Age 10 Traveling Team lost to Plainedge 7-6 in a heart wrencher. Plainedge players had their hitting shoes on early as they pounded out 6 runs on 6 hits in the second inning. But Port chipped away with 2 runs in the 1st inning on a lead off single by Dominick Massielo, an RBI single by Alex Caruso and a single by Jeff Frocarro who subsequently stole home. Dominick worked a walk with bases loaded in the 4th inning for another run. Then in the 5th inning, Alex Caruso (3 for 3) singled, James Garcia walked and Jeff Frocarro came through with a 2 RBI triple. Frank Miscioscia was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to allow the 6th and final run to score. James Garcia came on to pitch in the 5th inning and shut down the Plainedge players. He pitched to one over the minimum in 3 innings, striking out 7 and making a great assist on a hit back to the pitcher. During the game, left fielder Eric Ellegaard threw out a runner at home plate, third baseman Matt Podobinski made a diving infield catch for an out, and right fielder Eric Schroeder made a great run saving catch. Buddy Horak also played well. Late in the game, Port had its chances. With runners on, James Garcia twice hit deep smashes to left. But Plainedge's left fielder made sensational catches each time to preserve the lead.
On The Bay
The US Team Race Championships for the Hinman Trophy and the Commodore George R. Hinman Masters Trophy, sponsored by Rolex Watch USA and Vanguard Sailboats, took place last weekend in Narragansett Bay at the New York Yacht Club's Harbour Court. While there were no entrants from our area for the U. S. Team Race Championship, there were several team members who live in our area or who grew up on Manhasset Bay who participated in the competition for the Masters Trophy. The competition is named after George Hinman, the 39th Commodore of the New York YC and the 23rd Commodore of Manhasset Bay YC (1945-56). His son, George R. "Jory" Hinman, Jr, who grew up sailing on Manhasset Bay, and is now the Rear Commodore of the NYYC, skippered one of the three boats in the team representing the Club. They came in second-place to the Yale Corinthian team. The team members included Rich du Moulin, skipper, John Browning, Bill Tripp, skipper on the third boat, and Chip Whipple. All five sailors grew up in the Port-Manhasset areas and were trained in local junior sailing programs. John Browning is the only one of the five who still lives locally, and is active in the Sonar fleet during the spring-summer-fall sailing season, and then races a frostbite dinghy during the winter months.
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