Port Dances and Dines in Style at Pride in Port
The wind and rain forced the cancellation of some of the Pride in Port activities, but the weather did not dampen the spirits of the partygoers at the annual Pride in Port dinner dance. Over 250 people danced the night away to the music of the Juke Box Saturday Nite band, while sampling scrumptious food from Port Washington's best eateries.
Candidates for New York State Senate Square Off
At the invitation of the Manhasset Bay Estates Association, Mike Balboni and Chris Murray, candidates for the New York State Senate from this district, addressed a group of Port Washington residents at the public library. The discussion was a friendly one, Balboni describing Murray as a "talented lawyer" and complimenting him on his "thoughtful presentation." Murra, in turn, referred to his opponent as a "nice guy," and said, "He has done a lot of nice things for our community." Nevertheless, both candidates made it clear that there are very real differences between them on a number of issues.
PYA Manhasset PAL Junior Football
On Sunday Oct. 20, the Junior Football league with players from Port Washington and Manhasset played its third games. In the first period, Oklahoma in Red sponsored by Manhasset Community Chest defeated Notre Dame in Green sponsored by Greenpoint Savings Bank by the score of 27-12. Ahmad Reed ran 12 yards for a touchdown for the Green in the first period. This was countered in the second period on an 8-yard by Will Himler for the Red with Cody White running for the point after touchdown. Ahmad Reed ran 50 yards for a touchdown in the second period and the point after touchdown was missed. In the third period Will Himler ran 56-yards for a touchdown and Frank Morelli made the point after touchdown. The Red recovered a fumble and Cody White ran 4 yards for the touchdown for the Red and Ben Gonzalez made the point after touchdown. In the final period Cody White threw a pass to Ethan Sander for a touchdown. The point after was stopped. Playing well for the Red team were the Manoogian brothers, Chris and Matt and Nick Siconofi. For the Green, Spencer Maslow made a number of tackles as did Michael Wysota, Alexander Ardito and Chris Katzman.
Port Girls Soccer Ready to Make a Run
The girls varsity soccer team is ready for the playoffs after a long hard-fought season. They have waited all season long and now there are only three games left. With a 4-4-1 record, the team needs to run the table on the next three games to hopefully win the division and enter the playoffs as the number one seed. Their last game against the number one team, Bethpage, was the most electrifying contest of the season. Goalie Michele Kornblau and sweeper Stephanie Holzer kept the potent Bethpage offense in check for the first 80 minutes. Yet, during these 80 minutes the Port team failed to score either. The game thus went to overtime. After no scoring in the first overtime, Danielle Gil connected a header in the box on a Sam Moskowitz cross with 23 seconds left in the game to win it for Port. Already playing good soccer against tough opponents in Division IV, the team has fared very well. Seaford, Bethpage, Lawrence and West Hempstead are just some of the tough competition the girls are up against. "We should definitely make the playoffs. We have the right people who want to win," said Stephanie Holzer. The team is coached by Mrs. Joannon and their assistant coach is Laura O'Brien. With no freshmen on the squad, the team consists of veteran, intelligent players. Led by all-county goalie Michele Kornblau and the team play of Marla Diakow and Jen Kolodny, the team has many exciting players. The playoffs begin at the end of the month, and support is always appreciated. The team has three games left and after an exciting game against Bethpage, the girls have something to build on for the future.
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