Anton Community Newspapers  •  132 East 2nd Street  •  Mineola, NY 11501  •  Phone: 516-747-8282  •  FAX: 516-742-5867
Attention: open in a new window. PDFPrintE-mail

Hoping To Make Baseball History

Manhasset’s varsity baseball team appears to be shining within the past couple of years. The team’s recent success lies largely in the hands of a few people. Two captains, two more seniors, and four juniors hold the destiny of the team. Coach Corbo anticipates that this upcoming season has the potential to be one of the best in school history.

Coach Corbo has already named his two captains for the team next year: Matt Basso and Ryan Lennon. Basso has been on the team since his freshmen year, and recently received an All-Conference award. Basso is going to be one of the big hitters for the Indians next year.

Lennon, a player since his sophomore season, was plagued by injuries part of the season. Yet Lennon did receive an All-Conference award as a sophomore. On varsity Lennon has mostly be a pitch-only player but is looking forward to hitting and potentially catching next season.

The other two seniors, Christian Winnitzki and Matthew Stratford, fly under the radar but both are very important to Manhasset’s success. Stratford has been a key component in the bullpen the past few years and is looking to crack the starting rotation. Stratford relieved in most of the games this season and was a portion of the bullpen’s success.

Christian Winnitzki won an All-League award this past season and is hungry for more. Winnitzki will be an important part of Manhasset’s starting rotation.

Each of these four juniors has been on the varsity team for at least one season and has the experience to lead the team now as seniors.

Rounding out the roster are the sophomores rising into junior year. Tim Curtis has been on the team since his freshmen year and developing stronger skills each year. Coming into his second year on varsity, Alex Anderson is a first-year starter and an All-League selection. Another second year player, Peter Cybriwsky, is the only southpaw on staff. Cybriwsky was an important reliever last season. Another impact player is Joe Enea. Enea started both pitching and in the infield.

One player can’t make a baseball team; it’s the players who work together that make it work. These veteran teammates have every chance for a strong year.

News

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.”

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.”


Sports

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.

Second at Counties, State Quals as Weilep Qualifies for State Meet

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.


Calendar

Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com