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Manhasset Indians Lose Opener 21-28

DSCN2546The Manhasset Indians varsity football team fought  and played an excellent game against the Hewlett Bulldogs but missed by one touchdown on Friday night at Hewlett.

The teams were assessing each other in the first quarter and kept the score 0-0. For more on this exciting first game of the season, read this week’s Manhasset Press on newsstands Wednesday, Sept. 17.


Manhasset Indians Play Hewlett

Football_091214BThe Manhasset High School football team will play Hewlett at 7 p.m. in an away game.  Come on down to support your team!

CitySports Manhasset Grand Opening

DSCN2523Come on down to City Sports in Manhasset. The grand opening event on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. features family fun with a free bootcamp class at 10 a.m. for ages 12 and older.  Come Ask a Health Coach with Maryann Jones at 11 a.m. and make your own granola. Enter in a raffle to win a new pair of sneakers  every two months for a year! [Read more...]

Don Monti Golf Classic

Golfball Saint Mary’s High School will host the 22nd Annual Don Monti Memorial Golf Classic and Fall Alumni Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 25 at Plandome Country Club. Following the golf outing, a dinner reception will take place where Tom Raleigh will be honored with the Timothy J. Coughlin ’76 Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to St. Mary’s High School.

Raleigh has deep connections to St. Mary’s High School and the Manhasset community. Four of Raleigh’s five children went to St. Mary’s –Tom, Jr. ’88, Brian, ’91, Katie ’93, Kevin ’95. He has been a loyal St. Mary’s advocate both as a past parent and former coach.

He joined the Nassau County Police Department in 1969, and after three years as a patrolman, he found his calling. He spent the next 17 years overseeing the Manhasset Police Boys Club (PBC), responsible for coordinating all of the youth services and sports in the community. It was in this role that he would come to know and coach many of the young men who would go on to become St. Mary’s High School students and now alumni.

He also spent seven years coaching basketball at St. Mary’s High School, winning five league championships on three different levels. His basketball skills were honed at St. Francis College where he played for three years on a Division I Baseball/Basketball scholarship. He was a mainstay on the 1966 Knickerbocker Conference Championship team.

An avid lacrosse fan, Raleigh coached lacrosse at Manhasset High School for seven years and started the Floral Park youth lacrosse program. He has resided in Floral Park for 37 years, where he was actively involved in CYO.

Raleigh is married to his elementary school sweetheart, Marilyn. The Raleigh’s have five children, Tom Jr., Brian, Katie, Kevin, and Kristie Erin, and 12 precious grandchildren.

The event is open to anyone who would like to attend in honor of Raleigh and be part of the day long festivities. All of the money raised directly benefits current St. Mary’s students.

To learn more about the event or to register online, visit or contact Kristin Lynch Graham, Director of Development and Alumni Relations at 516.627.2711 ext. 1162.

PYA Registration Open

PYA_090514ARegistration has begun for the 2014 fall sports activities and programs of the Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA).

Once again, PYA will conduct its Midget Football for boys in fourth and fifth grades in Port Washington and Manhasset. Those grades will play in the junior division. The program also features developmental/intramural flag football for boys in second and third grades.

The junior division (fourth and fifth grades) practices begin at Lions Field on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon, and Sunday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Developmental flag football (second and third grades) practices begin on Sunday Sept. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. The registration fee is $195 for junior division football and $175 for developmental football.

The midget football senior division (sixth and seventh grades) is considering whether to field intramural teams or a single travel team. A decision will be made based on interest in the program and the level of participation.

Boys fall lacrosse for first through sixth grades begins Thursday, Sept. 4. Girls fall lacrosse for first through sixth grades begins Monday, Sept. 8. The registration fee is $150 for each group.

Girls Field Hockey for first through sixth grades begins Friday, Sept. 5, and will run from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Friday afternoons through Oct. 25. The registration fee is $125.

Fall baseball returns with the instructional program (kindergarten through second grade) starting on Saturday, Sept. 6. The registration fee is $125.

Intramural baseball for boys (minor and major leagues, third through seventh grades) will also begin on Sept. 6. The registration fee is $150.

Girls softball, kindergarten through second grade, (Saturdays 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.) and girls softball minor and major Leagues, third through seventh grades, (Saturdays 9 to 10:30 a.m.) begins Saturday, Sept. 6, as well. The fee is $125 for kindergarten through second grade, and $150 for third through seventh grades.

The PYA fall tennis program runs during October on each Thursday afternoon. It takes place indoors at the Port Washington Tennis Academy on Harbor Road, and serves 8 to 10 year olds. The registration fee is $95. Participation is limited to 16 players with two alternates, and selections will be made by lottery.

A comprehensive application for all the sports, with all the details, including deadline information, can be picked up at Arena Sports at 52 Main Street, Gail’s Shoes at 9 Main Street, or online at (where you can also register and pay by credit card).

PYA, established in 1963, is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote the sportsmanship and character development in children through participation in its sports programs. PYA is the only Better Business Bureau-Accredited sports-related charitable organization in Port Washington, a spokesman said. With its top-notch facilities located at the end of Glen Lane in Port Washington, PYA has one of the finest youth sports complexes on Long Island, the spokesman said.

Visit the PYA website,, to sign up online, get further details, or print an application, as the fall sports registration is going on now. Details for those are also available on the website.

Rough Rider Registration Open

With over 800 participants, the Rough Riders have once again confirmed their reputation
as one of the most popular Youth Development Programs in America’s Northeast.

Individuals who are chosen for the Junior Rough Riders Program become part of an elite player community. This community represents the best youth players on Long Island.

The program is dedicated to identifying and properly developing players that represent the talent associated with Long Island soccer.

These premier level players train together, forming a cohesive team that can successfully compete at the highest level of the game.

Teams, U-12 and older, will participate in the United Soccer Leagues Super Y-League Mid-Atlantic Division of the Northeast Conference. Certain teams may also participate in national and regional tournaments.

The Junior Rough Riders Developmental Program is an 11-month professional youth development program that is affiliated with the Rough Riders Men’s and Women’s soccer franchise. For more information or to register go to

Knickerbocker Cup At Manhasset

K_072514DThe 32nd Knickerbocker Cup Race at the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club (MBYC) has “never had a field of competitors this strong; half the field [is made up of] the top 20 in the world; all [are in] the top 50,” said Port Washington’s Sue Miller, principal race officer of the event, which runs Aug. 28-Aug. 31.

Races begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue as needed until sundown. Of the 10 teams competing, seven come from countries outside the United States.

The Knickerbocker Cup Race will be the third of four Grand Slam match races for the skippers and their five-member crews of the 40-foot racing yachts. The four-week series began in Chicago, Aug. 15, and moved to the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit, Aug. 22. [Read more...]

Tennis Gals Make Sectionals

Tennis_082914AA tennis team that plays out of the new Christopher Morley Tennis Center on Searingtown Road made it to the USTA Section title in Schenectady.

The USTA 18 & over team competed and won against eight other teams from the Long Island area.

The team will be competing for the section title and a chance to compete in the USTA National Championships after summer ends. [Read more...]

U.S. Open Womens Draw

DSCN2444The USTA announced that world No. 1 and two-time defending US Open champion Serena Williams has been named the top seed in women’s singles at the 2014 US Open. The 2014 US Open will be played Aug. 25 – Sept. 8 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing. [Read more...]

Play For P.I.N.K.

PlandomeGolf_080814APlandome Ladies Golf Association

Play for P.I.N.K. (Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, Knowledge) or (PFP) is a grassroots charity organization dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research through sporting and lifestyle events. On Tuesday, July 29, the Plandome Ladies’ Golf Organization held their annual golf, tennis, mah Jongg and bridge tournaments in support of this worthy cause. Chairpersons Karen Blum, Mary McGorry and their many supporters worked tirelessly until the last minute raising over $20,000. That will buy a lot of petri dishes…may it be one of these that finds the cure. Congratulations to Karen, Mary and all who participated in making the day a P.I.N.K.-fect success!

The winners were:

Low Gross: Jayne Cardascia, Susan Larocca, Mary Lou Johnson

Low Net: Deborah Kucharczyk, Lori Downey, Tara Baranello, Lauren Baranello

2nd Low Net: Doreen Crimmins, Cathy Dodge, Deirdre O’Connell, Lisbeth Shibley

3rd Low Net: Anne Baumann, Flo Musalo, Anita Schmidt, Debra Celebre

Longest Drive (Hole #12): Tracy Petracca

Longest Drive (Hole #16): Alyson Caligure

Straightest Drive: Lou Ann Gribbon

Closest to the Pin (Hole #3): Lou Ann Gribbon 4’9″

Closest to the Pin (Hole #11): Tara Baranello 8’5″

Closest to the Pin in Two (Hole #18): Janet Marron 3’11″