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Manhasset Indians Trample Blazers

FootballWin_101714CHomecoming was sensational for the Manhasset Indians (2-3) who played against the Great Neck North Blazers (0-5) this past Saturday afternoon. It was a blustery day, but the fans were hyped for the upcoming game. Click here for more photos. [Read more...]

Indians Lose Home Opener

Football_092614BThe first home game for the Manhasset Indians arrived and the town showed their excitement by filling every seat in the stands, The Indians who are 0-2 had a hard time and were trying to put it together. Blue and orange was filtered throughout the crowd and you could feel the excitement from the fans.

The Manhasset offense had a tough time starting up and the strong Lynbrook defense wasn’t giving them any help. Lynbrook’s air tight defense stayed strong throughout the entire game and didn’t give the Indians a break.

Without a touchdown in the first half, Manhasset seemed out of the game. Then right in the beginning of the second half, Ben Cirella had a huge rushing touchdown of 52 yards. The awesome rush of yardage brought excitement back into the air and things seemed to turn optomistic.

Unfortunately, injuries plagued the Indians and the team failed to score again in the game. Every time Maanhasset had a drive going or a few plays going their way, something unexpected would happen and cause them to lose the ball or turn it over.

As the Manhasset offense struggled, so did the defense. Manhasset’s defense couldn’t match up to the high powered offense of the Lynbrook Owls. Allowing 34 points in the first half, the entire team was in a major hole throughout the game. The Indians fought back the entire game and tried their hardest to get back into the game. In an impressive second half, the Indians shut down the Lynbrook offense. If the defense played like they did in the second half the entire game, they would’ve had a much better chance of winning and put themselves into a better position offensively.

In both games this year the Indians have given up large plays in kick offs and punt teams. The special team’s issues have allowed opponents offensive teams to be put into better position to score and thus put more stress on the Manhasset defense.

Manhasset’s struggled and lost 41-7 to Lynbrook. Manhasset is scheduled to play the Roslyn Bulldogs this Saturday, Sept. 27.

Manhasset Clean Up

KayakClean_091214AThe North Shore Kayak Club will participate in the national American Littoral Society coastal cleanup.  The Kayak Club will concentrate its clean-up efforts on Leeds Pond Beach in Plandome. The clean-up will occur on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m.. Participants can arrive by kayak or canoe, walk over, or drive and park at the Science Museum of Long Island across the street. There is a staircase that descends to the beach. [Read more...]

Children’s Max Boot Camp

As part of his FitNassau Initiative and in recognition of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Nassau County will be hosting a free family-friendly Maximum Boot Camp at Cantiague Park on Sunday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept 28.  There will be six classes each day, three at 10 a.m. and three at 11 a.m.

Maximum Boot Camp is a fitness and weight loss program for adults.  Realizing the need for a brighter and healthier future, the trainers at Maximum Boot Camp felt it was important to create a program for children.  Maximum Kids Club is the start of something new and ingenious for our kids, families and schools to promote health for our kids with the support of our community and school systems.

Maximum Kids Club is a series of Life Size Fitness Board and Card Games that teach our kids in a FUN and exciting way how to eat right, exercise, and perfect cognitive skills necessary for academic performance!  Exercise for many kids can be boring and weight loss for kids can be even more torturous; but playing a game with colors, Life Size cards, boards, dice and more can be very fun and challenging.  The best way to get our kids on the right path to fitness, weight loss and eating right is to allow them to do what they do best and that’s playing!  Why not tap into that natural desire of our kids to play and at the same time provoke learning, thinking, and fitness.

To reserve your spot please call 516-572-0200.  For more information please visit

For more information about the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call  572-0200 or visit the website at

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