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Schreiber Boys Lacrosse Starts Strong

It’s a brand new season of lacrosse at Schreiber High School. Head boys varsity lacrosse coach Tom Rooney and his team are looking to improve from last season’s progress and play deep into the month of May.

The Vikings finished last season with a 9-8 overall record, which placed them fourth in their league. They eventually bowed out to Farmingdale in the quarterfinals. They were unfortunately riddled with a lot of injuries. All 10 starters missed games at some point during the year and some were out for the whole season. Fortunately, other players stepped up and performed well. This provided not only some quality playing time for the boys, but experience as well.

Schreiber boys lacrosse team

Schreiber boys lacrosse team

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Wrestlers Excel

Putting up a powerful fight

Putting up a powerful fight

The Port Washington Viking wrestlers had a busy and successful month in January.

On Jan. 10, the Vikings headed to Jericho High School to compete in the Jericho Duals. After defeating three teams, Port finished as tournament champion.

Next was a trip to top ranked Long Beach. Port entered the match down a number of starters due to injury and illness but had a few outstanding performances. At 126 Sam Goldman led the charge by dismantling one of Long Beach’s tougher opponents by a score of 13-0. Next, Teddy Tanenbaum had a rematch of last year’s 4-3 victory in the Nassau Qualifying Finals against John Colletti. This time Tanenbaum shut down his opponent by 3-0. At 195 lbs., Elmer Mendez would match his teammate Goldman by downing his opponent, also by a score of 13-0. In perhaps the most exciting match of the night, senior Michael Petty defeated one of the top wrestlers in both the county and nation while upending Charlie Spada by a close score of 9-7. [Read more…]

Port Store Honors Jeter

Derek Jeter is the first recipient of Digmi’s “Livin Legend” award.

Derek Jeter is the first recipient of Digmi’s “Livin Legend” award.

To kick off the new year, Port apparel store Digmi has created a “Livin’ Legend” award and announced former New York Yankee captain Derek Jeter as the first recipient.

The award recognize individuals who embody the Digmi philosophy of “Live Your Dreams Be Yourself,” often abbreviated to Live.Dream.Be, said Digmi founder Ray Digmi. [Read more…]

Port Players Champs

Lacrosse champs John Neil (left) and Luke Cummings holding the Brogden Cup

Lacrosse champs John Neil (left) and Luke Cummings holding the Brogden Cup

John Neil and Luke Cummings, varsity lacrosse players at Paul D. Schreiber High School, who were selected to represent Team Long Island this past summer, went on to capture the 2014 Brine National Lacrosse Classic and the Brogden Cup.

The Brine National Lacrosse Classic was held in Maryland, where Team Long Island and Team Maryland advanced to the Brine National Championship game on Jan. 2, at the University of Tampa.

Both teams separately represented the United States against Ontario during the annual Brine Brogden Cup International field lacrosse series.

Team Long Island closed out a perfect weekend by defeating Canada, 10-8, in double overtime, to win the Brogden Cup for the USA. [Read more…]

Walking For A Cure

Weber eighth grader Adam Jackman, on right in the blue T-shirt, walked with his team at the “JDRF Walk For A Cure” in Yaphank. With the help of his family, friends and the Port Washington community he raised $17,000 to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. This was the 10th anniversary of his team walking. This year the walk happened to also be the week after celebrating his bar mitzvah.

 

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…]