The Port Washington Soccer Club BU-12 Cosmos won the LIJSL Long Island Cup 2002 Inter-A final on June 21 in a nail biting 5 – 4 penalty shoot out over the previously undefeated Lindenhurst Bianco Verde team. It was the Cosmos’ first appearance in the LI Cup finals, a single game elimination tournament held during the spring season. The Cosmos reached the finals by winning 4 games played throughout the spring 2015 season. [Read more…]
Runners and walkers are invited to join in the fun for what is one of the most unusual 5K courses on Long Island, at the Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint on Sunday, August 9.
In June, several teams played Beat The Pro at North Hempstead Country Club (NHCC). The successful teams were: Lisa Stefan and Paula Paterno, Sue Cremins and Terry Capobianco, Gloria Grafer and Cathi Rossi, Lori Fleishhacker and Christine Whitaker, Sheila Dunphy and Mary Breen Patrick, Karen Walsh and Sara Tasady, Patty Millo and Blanche Puglisi, Mary Beth D’Angelo and Sue D’Agnes and Elaine Gargano and Toni Malafronte. Great fun for all.
As the National Basketball Association holds its off-season Summer League, the game continues to be played under the hot sun everywhere. In Port Washington, two successful programs providing opportunities for basketball enthusiasts in the summer are Hoops 101 and Game 7.
It may be summer, but that doesn’t mean it’s time for a break, especially for Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA). The organization’s lacrosse program, which is one of the oldest and best programs they have to offer, is looking to churn out more year-round activities in the near future. After this summer, the lacrosse program will go full circle. With the fall and spring seasons already intact, PYA will also conduct winter training as well as a new travel league for next summer.
Now that school is out, local yacht clubs have started their Junior Sailing Programs. In preparation for the upcoming season, the Junior Sailing Association of Long Island Sound (JSA of LIS) ran a clinic for the older junior sailors at Port Washington Yacht Club during the weekend of June 27 to 28 to help junior sailors improve their sailing skills in the Laser or C420 boats. [Read more…]
Paddling around Manhasset Bay on Saturday, July 18 at the Port Washington-Manhasset Bay Kayak Run will not only be a fun Town event, but a win-win for everyone. The tax deductible entry fees will go to the Community Chest, a Port Washington 501 (c)(3) organization that helps Port Washington residents in need.
The annual event, now in its 11th year, is presented by the Town of North Hempstead and the Community Chest, with major assistance from Atlantic Outfitters. The family-friendly event begins at 10 a.m. with a blast from a canon, as participants take off in kayaks (or canoes and paddleboards) on Manhasset Bay. Participants paddle at their own pace, leisurely or full steam ahead, along the Bay’s five mile course, to designated locations where they check in. At 12:30 p.m., upon hearing the canon fire again, paddlers go ashore and head for the Town Dock, where a raffle drawing is held. The top prize winner receives a kayak, and many other prizes are given away.
According to Run Director and Community Chest board member Joel Ziev, “everyone is welcome, and no experience is necessary.” Registration forms are available at the Town Dock, Atlantic Outfitters on Inspiration Wharf, West Marine, or at PortChest.org. Entry fees are $25 for adults ($45 if paid on July 18) and $5 for those under 21 ($25 if paid on July 18). Forms and entry fees should be dropped off or mailed to Atlantic Outfitters, Inspiration Wharf, 405 Main Street or to the Community Chest of Port Washington, 382 Main Street.
Participants are welcome to bring their own kayak, canoe or paddleboard. Discounted kayak rentals are also available at Atlantic Outfitters. Call Atlantic Outfitters in advance for kayak information or to reserve a kayak at 516-767-2215. Kayaks may be launched from the Town Dock or Manorhaven Park.
All proceeds go to the Community Chest of Port Washington and the 26 nonprofit organizations that receive grants. For more information, call The Town of North Hempstead 311 center, the Community Chest of Port Washington at 516-767-2121, or email email@example.com.
It was a great year for the Schreiber boys varsity lacrosse team. They finished the year with an impressive 13-4 overall record and went 8-2 in conference play. After getting past the quarterfinals, the team saw their run come to an end in the semis. Two reasons for the team’s magnificent run were the play of Joe Froccaro and Hayden Braider. [Read more…]
For the fourth year in a row, all of Schreiber’s varsity teams have been named Scholar Athlete Teams. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association sponsors the New York State Scholar Athlete program which recognizes academic scholarship among varsity sports. Any team with a cumulative 90% or higher grade point average qualifies as a NYS Scholar Athlete team. Once again, Schreiber has managed to accomplish this incredible honor. As a result, the school will be named a School of Distinction by the state, honoring schools in which all varsity squads earn scholar-athlete teams. Schreiber will be presented with this crowning achievement in September.
The Schreiber track and field teams successfully competed in the NYS Track and Field State Championships held in Albany during the weekend of June 12 to 13. Eleven of the high school athletes represented the school for the festivities, and they did not disappoint. [Read more…]