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Port Native Receives Lax Honor

laxPort Washington native and St. John Bosco varsity lacrosse coach Ryland Huyghue was named 2014 U.S. Lacrosse Man of the Year for the Los Angeles region by LAX Power.

Huyghue, who played lacrosse as a teen in Port, is heavily involved in the sport as an adult and is an advocate for the expansion and development of lacrosse nationwide. [Read more...]

K-Cup At Manhasset Bay Yacht Club

kcupPort Washington’s Manhasset Bay Yacht Club will host the 32nd Knickerbocker Cup, or K-Cup, Race, which will include three of the top-10 world-ranked match racing skippers.

The racing competition will be preceded by an opening ceremony and welcome cocktail party, followed by an All-American BBQ Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. [Read more...]

Strong Season For PYA Boys

pyaPort Washington Youth Activities (PYA) recently concluded another successful spring season of its third grade boys’ baseball program.

The two teams with the best records, the Rangers and the Yankees, played the final game on Saturday evening, June 21, at Lions Field.

The thrilling contest featured outstanding pitching from both teams, as well as some amazing defensive plays. The outcome of the game came down to the bottom of the last inning, and with two outs and the tying run in scoring position for the Yankees, the Rangers were able to hold on for the 4-2 win. [Read more...]

Port Lax Players All-American

scheiberJohn Athanasian, son of Ed and Susan Athanasian, a rising freshman; Luke Cummings, son of Darrin and Marilu Cummings; and John Neil, son of John and Donna Neil, both rising seniors at Paul D. Schreiber High School; have been named as 2014 Brine National High School All-Americans.

They represented Long Island at the 2014 Brine National Lacrosse Classic held in Boyds, MD, June 30–July 3. [Read more...]

Sands Point Preserve To Host Run

runEveryone is invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5 Kilometer courses on Long Island at the Saturday, Aug. 9, Sands Point Sprint.

The run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve.

The law firm of Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello has signed on to be the new lead sponsor of the event, with partner John Dunne and his wife planning on running the 5K distance. The Lynbrook Runner’s Stop will be back as presenting sponsor. [Read more...]

Family Run-4-Fun A Big Hit

runClear skies welcomed the third annual Family Run-4-Fun Day at the Schreiber High School track.

The event focused on the importance of physical activity and nutrition and drew a large crowd of 80 families (with 160 kids). Port teachers, school staff, 40 student volunteers, the Port Viking mascot and a very special guest, 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist Derrick Adkins (400-meter hurdles), all joined the fun. [Read more...]

Kayak Club Runs Clinic June 17

kayakThe North Shore Kayak Club will hold its annual kayaking clinic, targeted to novice recreational kayakers, and those interested in learning more about the sport, on Tuesday, June 17. It will begin promptly at 7 p.m., at the Town Dock in Port Washington at the bottom of the ramp, to the left of the fishing pier when facing the water.

Among the items to be covered are: the different types of basic equipment, including kayak and paddle options; the proper way to enter and exit a kayak; basic paddling strokes; and, necessary safety gear and precautions. This will be a demonstration and lecture, so it is not necessary to bring any equipment. There is no charge for this event.

Instruction, given on land and in water, will be provided by North Shore Kayak Club officer, Seth Ehrlich. Ehrlich stated that one of the Club’s goals is to get more people out on the water, experiencing the ever-growing sport of recreational kayaking. [Read more...]

Zoller Golf Classic Planned

The Joseph C. Zoller Memorial Fund is having its 10th annual Golf Classic on Monday, July 21, at the Sands Point Golf Club.

This is a great day at one of the finest private courses in Nassau County, a spokeswoman said.

The day includes brunch, golf, a lavish cocktail hour, dinner and a spectacular auction of unique items. All donations and proceeds from this event will ensure that this charity continues to grow and maintain Joseph C. Zoller’s legacy for years to come. [Read more...]

Port Regatta For Autism

rowingCalm seas and blue skies was the backdrop for Port Rowing’s Third Annual Regatta for Autism on Hempstead Harbor.

The event had 18 clubs, 180 entries and 800 individual participants. This year, Port Rowing raised over $20,000 of which 25 percent goes to Autism Speaks.

Port Rowing took the lead with 12 gold, four silver and three bronze medals. [Read more...]

Special Needs Soccer Begins

soccerSpecial Needs Soccer, a national adaptive soccer organization based in Port Washington, released the first set of practice plans for soccer organizations around the country working with challenged children.

Whether just starting up or already established, many organizations around the country are incorporating the practice plans into their own programs, said Dan Brotman, founder of Special Needs Soccer.

Users vary from individuals who have no soccer or specific special needs backgrounds, to already established programs with dozens of participants. The easy-to-follow practice plans were designed so that anyone who was looking to start or enhance their own programs could have a trove of tested materials at their disposal. There is no charge for the practice plans and they can be freely downloaded at SpecialNeedsSoccer.com. [Read more...]