At an awards ceremony at the Crest Hollow Country Club, Nassau County Softball Coaches Association presented their county award winners for this past season. The Schreiber Vikings were proud to have three award winners receive recognition for their excellent playing and sportsmanship. Pictured (left to right): Coach Eric Sutz; Janice Havasy, All Division 3rd Base; Alex Caprariello, All Conference Pitcher; Jackie Avila, All Division Catcher; and Assistant Coach Patty Borzon.
Each year right after Memorial Day, third grade children at local elementary schools build their own little sailboats and test them at one of the ponds down by the bay. This year was no different. But for the volunteers and onlookers who have watched this annual “introduction to sailing” year after year, this was a banner year. Every year this event gets better and better, and under the leadership of Mary Lu and Bill Palafox, this year was no exception. Spending just a few hours at Baxter Pond on Sunday, June 5 was yet another reminder of why Port Washington is such a fantastic community.
Congratulations to St. Peter’s middle school basketball teams for completing the most successful season in the history of the school. New records were established for most victories; the boys’ team advanced to the conference semifinals and the girls’ advanced to the championship game. St. Peter’s School is a member of the Long Island Catholic Athletic Association (LICAA). During the past eight years, over 20 Catholic Grammar Schools within the Diocese of Rockville Centre have expanded their interscholastic sports programs. St. Peter’s School teams compete in volleyball, basketball, softball, and lacrosse.
On Memorial Day, May 31, the Chaminade baseball team swept St. Dominic’s of Oyster Bay in a best two-out-of-three series and captured the NSCHSAA baseball championship.
Three players from Port Washington, all alumni of the PYA baseball program, played key roles in the success of the team. Former PYA “Legends” travel team players Eric Truss, Joe Duarte, and Adam Schmidt were part of the championship team for Chaminade. They have played together for many years as these three were also part of the PYA 2005 District 28 Championship Williamsport team as 12-year-olds. All will be playing in college this fall – Truss at Middlebury College, Duarte at Trinity College, and Schmidt at Sewanee: University of the South.
Now that Memorial Day is behind us, there is a ton of activity on the bay. This is what we have been waiting for all through the long, snowy, cold winter months. So get ready for a full season of great sailing, outdoor dinners, and long strolls along the shore as the sun is setting. Aren’t we lucky to live in a waterfront community?
The North Shore Kayak Club began the 2011 paddling season with a very successful clinic held at the kayak docks in Port Washington on May 26.
Nearly 30 attendees descended on to the floating dock to learn the finer points of recreational kayaking. Instruction, both on-land and in-water, was provided by North Shore Kayak Club member Seth Ehrlich. Among the items covered were: basic equipment including kayak and paddle options; necessary safety equipment; entering and exiting a kayak; basic paddle strokes; and, some possible situations that one may encounter on the water.
For over 30 years, the fifth grade students at Manorhaven Elementary School have produced and performed in a gymnastics show for their teachers, parents and fellow students. The show is formally called the Fred Yarosh Gymnastics Show in honor of retired Manorhaven physical education teacher, Fred Yarosh.
In a sport rich in tradition and history, Port Rowing made their own these last few weeks. Two weeks ago Port introduced itself to the rowing world by winning eight medals (five gold) in the Big Duck Regatta out in Riverhead. It was the best overall performance by a team at the regatta, and the best inaugural race by any Long Island Crew team in recent years.
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