The America’s Cup is over and the United States has won back the Cup. BMW ORACLE Racing, the American challenger, from the Golden Gate Yacht Club in San Francisco, won the 33rd America’s Cup Match last Sunday in Valencia, beating the Swiss defender, Alinghi, in a 2-0 victory.
There is a common thread in sailing this past week that has affected our local frostbiters and that other event that is happening in Valencia – you may have heard of it. It is called the America’s Cup and it is finally being contested on the water rather than in the courts.
The only team not affected by the dubious snow forecast of last weekend was the wrestling team…traveling to Baldwin for the individual qualifiers, Port got 10 All Conference Wrestlers!...Yes, 10 for the first time in school history…also moving on are seven wrestlers to the county tournament…great going for the wrestlers who have been having a great season….Numbers were the name of the game last week and the big one was $2,204 which was the monies raised in the Hoops for Haiti fundraiser by the boys basketball team….News 12, Newsday and a host of other media were on hand to see the presentation of the check to the Uniondale coach and players…again kudos to senior Harrison Remler for kick starting this and the community for once again pulling through for a good cause….boys hoops playoffs on Thursday…first round at home at 6 p.m….No big news on the season ending track, gymnastics and swimming because of the postponements…will get to that next week….Keep warm…
Weber has always had talented female runners on their cross country team. The 2009 season was no different. During the weeks before the first meet, the girls all showed that they had natural ability. Although the first practices were very challenging for most of the girls, every single teammate improved greatly from when they first started.
The Knights of Columbus “ Free Throw Contest” will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Daly School. Boys and girls, ages 10 to 14, (as of Jan. 1) are eligible. Trophies will be given to winner and runner-up in five brackets. Winners will advance to district level. Registration will be at gym entrance.
The term “New Year” conjures up many images and thoughts, as diverse as the people celebrating the holiday. For sailors, one of the thoughts that are always connected to the New Year is the regatta held each year on the first day of the year. The annual Frostbite New Year’s Regatta has been held every year since 1932 when the Knickerbocker Yacht Club gathered hardy men to compete out on Manhasset Bay on Jan. 2. On that day, it rained, it hailed, and it snowed – all the makings for one terrific regatta. That specific group of men started a tradition that exists to this day, when after a long night of revelry, teams of racers pulled it all together, rigged their little dinghies and headed for the bay. Sounds a little crazy to those uninitiated, but it is one of the best days of the year to race. Not sure why – maybe has something to do with pain, as in “if I brave the cold and wind, maybe the coming year will be a good one?” Each sailor has his or her own reason for racing on Jan. 1, and it must be a good one, for racers come back year after year, and even their children and grandchildren join in.
When you hear about all that is right in sports, look no further than the Port wrestling program…Coach Anthony Schettino has put together a team that is riding a three match winning streak with close wins last week….Last week also held the PYA/Alumni reunion recognition before the match against Plainview JFK…Monday the 18th is the Busby Classic beginning at 10 at Schreiber which honors Hall of Fame former Schreiber wrestling coach Bob Busby….The team that is running the hottest winning streak is girls gymnastics…with victories over Great Neck and Roslyn the team is coming into its own…home matches are at Sousa elementary at 5..check the website for their schedule…Boys basketball will host rival Carey on Tuesday the 19th at home at 6:15 p.m…This will also be boys PYA night so pack the house!...Girls basketball is having a fine season and in second place in the conference…games on Thursday and Saturday the 16th against first place Herricks at home will be the places to be…Our cheerleaders and Portettes put on a nice halftime show which adds to the great sports atmosphere at basketball games…Numerous PRs were set at the Armory at the Hispanic Games for boys and girls winter track…That’s the update…come watch the games for more than just the scores!!!!
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