On Oct. 17 and 18, three doubles teams were selected by Coach Eileen Cuneo to represent Manhasset Girls Tennis in the individual Nassau County Tournament at Eisenhower Park. Manhasset had the most teams entered of any other Nassau County school participating based on their undefeated season. As a result of their performance, teams would be selected to represent Section VIII in the State Tournament in Latham, NY, on Oct. 31 through Nov 2.
Manhasset Bay Yacht Club (MBYC) has been busy these last few weeks. Their signature regatta, the 37th MBYC Fall Series, took place over three days: Oct. 18, 19 and 24. Thirty-six boats raced in five divisions: three divisions were PHRF spinnaker boats, one division as PHRF non-spinnaker and one division as J/105 boats. This year, the wind was “honking” with white caps on the Sound, with winds gusting up to 25-30 knots. There was even a bit of snow, not surprising because everyone said that it was really, really cold on the Sound and felt more like frostbiting. [Read more…]
After a record-setting dual-meet season, The Manhasset Girls Varsity Swim Team was excited and prepared for the post-season. The first week of the post-season was the Divisional Championships at the Nassau Aquatic Center.
On Tuesday, Oct. 27, the girls swim team competed against Divisional opponents Great Neck South, Jericho, Farmingdale, Lynbrook, East Meadow, Hewlett, Cold Spring Harbor, Freeport and Hempstead in Nassau’s Division A Championship. On the line for Manhasset was an opportunity to win a fourth consecutive Division title.
In the opening event, the 200-yard Medley Relay Manhasset set the tone for the evening by taking first with open water. After finishing 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th (top 20 score), Manhasset took a commanding early lead that they would never relinquish. The total team effort was evident as Manhasset placed all four swimmers in the top 10 of 7 of 8 individual events. The Indians also took 1st place in all three relays. [Read more…]
Every year the Munsey Park Women’s Club (MPWC) reaches out to the community to search for philanthropic opportunities. They ask residents of Manhasset to apply for a grant that will help support a cause that benefits the residents of Munsey Park and/or Manhasset. The grants are then reviewed and one or two are chosen by the MPWC board. Valerie Siener, the cochair of philanthropic steering with the MPWC, leads the outreach effort and advocates for funding for small organizations. [Read more…]
The Manhasset 10U Indians won the Columbus Day Tournament in Baseball Heaven, defeating Team Pride 6-2 in the final game. In both the semifinal and finals, the team came back from 2-0 deficits late in the game to win.
The team was an undefeated 6-0 in the tournament, giving up only five runs in the entire tourney.
The 10U team is an undefeated 14-0 in winning three championships at the prestigious baseball complex. Competing as the only town team, they defeated travel teams from the entire tristate area.
The players are: Christian Antonopolous, Mikey Brunetti, Nate Chen, Mark DeGaudenzi, Jake Moss, Jack Petersen, Dylan Rorech, Tommy Tsongas and Michael Waltos.
The Manhasset High School Girls Varsity Tennis Team accomplished the rare feat of an undefeated season 17-0 and back-to-back titles with a 5-2 victory over Cold Spring Harbor in the Nassau County Championships on Oct. 23 at Eisenhower Park. [Read more…]
This past Friday the 13th was not your average Friday night in Manhasset as a new season and sport debuted under the lights. Manhasset High School girls gathered on the Manhasset football field for the first annual Powderpuff Flag Football game. The game was conceived and organized by ninth grader, Kyra McLaughlin. [Read more…]
All special needs children ages 4 to 12 years old are invited to join in the All Sport party events sponsored by Manhasset SEPTA this November. There are two events, both held at an indoor sports facility. Adaptive sports experts from Be the Best Sport run the two sports parties.
The first party is held on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for children ages 4 to 7 years old. The second event takes place Saturday, Nov. 14, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for children ages 8 to 11 years old. Each event has one hour of sport activities and games followed by half an hour of pizza, cake and fun giveaways in the party room.
Some of the activities for the younger group include relay races, soccer and an obstacle course. Older children will have mini games of soccer, kickball and football.
The All Sports parties are free to attend and all special needs children from the North Shore are welcome to join the fun. Space is limited to 15 participants to keep a high instructor to participant ratio, so online registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and click the online link for registration.
On Oct. 13, the Manhasset girls captured the Conference 2 championship and Division 2B title at Bethpage State Park over Calhoun, Elmont, Westbury and Carey. There were a total of 13 teams in the conference that Manhasset faced in the past five weeks. Leading the pack over the 5,000 meter race distance was Captain Catherine Matteo with a second-place finish in a time of 20:09. Third place was grabbed by Co-Captain Kayleigh Caggiano. The next three scorers were sophomores Emily Tsoumpas and Olivia Plansker, and freshman Samantha Derasse. These athletes scored 30 points over Calhoun’s 44. In cross country, the lowest score wins. Angela Tsoumpas, Lizzy Harris, Eliana Rozinov, Allison Weilep and Clarie DeBeneditis have contributed to the team’s success each week with great finishes and routinely finishing faster than most other teams’ fifth runner.
Highlights include a second-place finish overall out of 22 teams at the Suffolk Coaches Invitational. At the Nassau County Frosh/Soph champs at Bethpage State Park, the sophomores Emily and Angela Tsoumpas, Plansker, Molly Alpert and Jessica Zand finished second place. Seniors Caggiano and Matteo competed at the Brown Invitational and recorded personal records with a 18:53 and 18:56 over the 5,000 meter course. Both seniors are ranked for Class B schools in the state.