Written by Randy Vogt, Manhasset@antonnews.com Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
Last year, the Auburndale/Bayside Tigers defeated the Manhasset Rebels, 2-1, in the Arch Capital Group Cup final. Manhasset returned the favor this year in the ENY Upper 90 Cup final on June 2 at Stringham Park in LaGrange by defeating Auburndale/Bayside by the same 2-1 score.
During the postgame celebration, the coaches of the friendly rivals, miles apart in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), considered having the rubber match next year—maybe in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) State Open Cup final?
In this year’s championship game, Caitlyn McNamara and Samantha McCormack scored Manhasset’s goals while Rebels’ keeper Daniella Ford was named Player of the Match.
“I think that we were just the more consistent of the two teams today,” said Manhasset coach Mark Ferraris.
Auburndale/Bayside received the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award as selected by the match referees. Now retired, Rubenstein was seemingly involved in every facet of New York soccer for decades and is a member of the Halls of Fame of Eastern New York, the US Amateur Soccer Association, and the Long Island Junior Soccer League.
With more than 120,000 youth soccer players and more than 25,000 volunteers, the nonprofit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) promotes the sport for children between 5 and 19 years old, and encourages the healthy development of players, coaches, referees, and administrators. For more information, visit www.enysoccer.com.
Friday, 17 January 2014 00:00
Negotiations are currently underway between the Village of Farmingdale and members of the local CSEA labor union. After a closed door executive session meeting, on Jan. 6, village trustees met with members of the labor counsel to iron out terms of a new contract proposal, which they said will hopefully meet the fancy of union leaders.
“We have sent our proposals out there,” said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, “we are just waiting for the CSEA membership to approve it.”
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus.
“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.
Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.
In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.