Pride in Port Honors Local Fallen 9-11 Hero
In the wake of the tragic events of Septe.ber 11, last year Pride in Port honored The Port Washington Fire Department with the event's tradition of renaming Main Street in the honorees' name during Pride in Port week. This year, as we are still in deep mourning as a nation, the committee decided to honor a 35-year-old Port Washington Port Authority Police Officer, Antonio Rodrigues, whose young life was sadly cut short. He was last seen in the basement of the World Trade Center just before the towers collapsed on that day that has had such a profound affect on our way of life. His supervisors told his widow, Cristina, that he had gone downstairs to the basement to pick up oxygen tanks.
State, Town and Village Team Up to Announce Partnership to Beautify Shoreline
Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli (D-Thomaston), Senator Michael Balboni (R-Mineola), North Hempstead Supervisor May Newburger, and Inc. Village of Port Washington North Mayor Thomas Pellegrino were joined by Jennifer Rimmer of Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington to announce state and local funding to purchase the Fearon Marina, clean up Sheets Creek and complete the planning for a recreational trail. All of these projects are along Manhasset Bay on the Port Washington peninsula.
On The Bay
The Sonar North American Championships were held in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin over three days on September 19- 21. An open invitation to all boats in the Sonar Class brought 21 boats to this picturesque town located north of Chicago on the Wisconsin-Illinois border. Two boats from Manhasset Bay were on the starting line: Mike McAllister brought his brand new Sonar, Puff, to the Midwest from Providence, RI, where they moved several years ago from our area. Mike skippered the boat, and Kristen McAllister, Sue Miller and Ted Toombs rounded out the crew. The other Manhasset Bay boat belonged to Greg and Beth Danilek, who brought their boat, Housemartin, to Lake Geneva for the competition. With Greg as skipper, his crew included Beth Danilek, Brian Hayes and Jonathan Siener. The weather for this regatta created a very interesting three days of sailing as the wind offered a variety of conditions to challenge the sailors - stormy for the first two days of sailing, with high winds, rain and several severe squalls. On Thursday, while the fleet was having a lunch break, a tremendous squall hit one side of the parking lot, flipping over many boats off their trailers, and tipping over two optimist racks of boats, scattering Optis as far away as 200 yards down the shoreline. The sailors were fortunately on shore having a lunch break at the time. They were not so lucky the following day, as another squall hit during the second race of the day, on a downwind leg with spinnakers flying. One sailor commented that the green sky "looked like it would miss but all of the sudden it was on us," causing several boats to capsize. All were accounted for. On the third day, winds were so light that the fleet was barely able to finish racing. And, as anyone who has sailed on a lake in the Midwest knows, light winds can be very fluky. Such was the case on the last day of racing, as a wind gust (relative term on a light wind day) randomly hit just one corridor of the lake, giving some boats a real advantage. Even with these challenging conditions, our two Sonar teams did very well in the standings: Greg Danilek and crew came in fifth out of 21 boats, and Mike McAllister and his crew came in sixth overall. Considering the competition - the top two boats on the scoreboard hailed from Marblehead, MA, an area known for producing great Sonar sailors - our two teams did very well in the standings. Congrats to all.
Port JV Football Opens Season
The Schreiber JV football team opened its season with two disappointing losses. In its season opener, the JV lost on the road to Herricks High School by the score of 18-13 in a hard fought game on Saturday, Sept. 21. In its home opener this past Saturday, the boys lost to an overpowering Garden City squad by the score of 48-0. As disheartening as they were, the losses were not without cause for optimism. In both games, freshman quarterback Dan Koh ran the option extremely well gaining significant yards on the ground against Herricks including a two-yard touchdown run in the second half. That touchdown capped a five play drive in which sophomore Eddie Heppt ran for 77 yards on four plays. Heppt, the recipient of several nifty pitches from Koh, had well over 100 yards rushing in the game to go along with a first half interception that killed a Herricks scoring threat. Sophomore Bobby Fischetti ran the ball well gaining tough yardage off tackle and scored in the first half bursting through the left side of the Herricks line for a two-yard score. Sophomore middle linebacker Matt Ferraro kicked the extra point after Fishcetti's run. Ferraro was a tiger on defense as well making numerous solo tackles including a sack of the Herricks quarterback on a blitz in the second half.
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