A May Gala is scheduled for the Nassau County Police Activity League (NCPAL) called “Helping Kids Get in the Game.” Special Honoree of the evening will be Karen and John Acompora from the Louis J. Acompora Foundation, longstanding supporters of NCPAL. [Read more…]
Rugby registration is currently underway for rugby, all age groups from seventh grade to twelfth grade for the Long Island Colts Boys Rugby Club. [Read more…]
On Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28, the Manhasset High School Varsity Ice Hockey Team competed in the New York State championships at Twin Rinks in Eisenhower Park. [Read more…]
Do you have extra youth baseball equipment lying around your house going unused? Do you want to help needy children around the globe find positive, skill-building activities? Then donate your new and gently-used baseball equipment to Michael Gastwirth’s Mitzvah Project, which is partnering with Pitch In For Baseball to spread America’s pastime to impoverished communities across the globe. [Read more…]
Jacob Klainberg, a junior at MHS, won the Long Island Youth Bowling Tour’s
tournament at Massapequa Bowl on Feb. 15. A relative newcomer to the tour, this month’s match hosted a field of 26 exceptional bowlers from throughout New
York State. [Read more…]
On Feb. 20, the temperatures outside were at record-breaking lows. As the crowd entered the gym that evening, you could feel the anticipation of the quarter final matchup of the 9th seed Manhasset Indians (9-10) vs the 16th seed Floral Park Knights (13-7). Needless to say the temperature was rising.
Right from the tip of the ball, you could tell that the intensity of this game broke the scale. The Indians had a hard task of stopping Kevin Cluess and company. After defeating Southside, the number one seed, in the opening round, their confidence was high and Cluess had the hot hand. However the Indians confidence was just as high coming off a thrilling overtime win.
Michael Bellucci had the tough task of containing Cluess but he was more than ready. The goal for the Indians was for everyone but Cluess to beat them. Manhasset’s offensive weapons were ready for the rugged Floral Park defense. Joe Enea and Tramont Smith led the offensive charge for the Indians; Enea with 25 points and Tramont Smith with 10 points. Michael Bellucci notched in 5 points. Keyshawn Johnson scored 7 points. John Sanseverino totaled 9 points. Sophomore Jack Keogh had 8 points and Danny Hedberg finished the game with 4 points. The offense was well rounded using several different methods. The team played very inside-out and attacked the basket very well.
The Indians tough task was on the other side of the ball in containing the high-powered offense of Floral Park. Although the star of the show was Cluess the scoring came in many different attacks. In the first quarter Matt Kelly scored 10 point alone, in the second quarter it Cluess scored 10 points alone, in the third Jimmy Guiero scored 13, and finally what seemed to be the dagger in the game, Shadner Edouasie scored 12 points. In the fourth quarter with just under 4 minutes left in the game, Edouasie hit three 3-pointers in a row.
The Indians would go on to lose the game 79-68 despite a heroic defensive performance by Bellucci and a well balanced offensive attack.
It would come to end the Manhasset Indians best season in the last four years. The coaching staff of Stu Goldman and George Bruns led the Indians to their first playoff victory since winning the Nassau County Championship. The Indians completed a great season.
As many readers may already know, George Martin, Manhasset Bay Shipyard, and his wife Pia Haselbach lost their home, their four cats and all their possessions in a devastating fire aboard their houseboat. George and Pia are also very involved in volunteer activities for CancerCare and the Lutheran Church of Our Savior. The church has found temporary housing for them and established a fun
d to help them. If you would like to personally contribute to the fund, you can send your donation, payable to the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, to: Lutheran Church of our Savior, 12 Franklin Avenue. Indicate on the check the donation is for George and Pia. Alternatively, donors can contribute at this website: http://www.gofundme.com/helpforhouseboats. [Read more…]
Kudos are in order—yet again—for Oakcliff Sailing Center in Oyster Bay. Liz Shaw, Trainer Program Director at Oakcliff, accepted the U.S. Sailing’s Joe Prosser Award at the National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) in Milwaukee, WI. This esteemed award is given to an organization that has made an exemplary contribution toward improving the quality and safety in the training or instruction of sailors. This is the top award a training facility can receive from U.S. sailing and embodies everything that Oakcliff stands for. [Read more…]
Mineola High School will host Nassau County’s inaugural FIRST LEGO League (FLL) all-day qualifying match on Saturday, Jan. 31 and the LEGO Legends from St. Mary High School in Manhasset will participate. [Read more…]
Jan. 1 to 31 – Pre-K and K is $175, first through sixth grade; seventh grade girls are $225 [Read more…]