Written by Joe Enea, Manhasset@antonnews.com Wednesday, 24 July 2013 11:56
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.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:48
Preparations are underway for the Annual Christmas Tree lighting to be held this Friday, Dec. 6 at Mary Jane Davies Park on Plandome Road. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m.
Workers have been busy decorating the gazebo with garland and lights to make the this year’s celebration the best yet. Sponsored by the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, The Town of North Hempstead and the Manhasset Park District, the event will feature holiday music performed by the Manhasset High School Brass Choir.
The program will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and the blessing offered by Rev. Dr. Steven D. Pierce of the Community Reformed Church. The winners of the poster contest will be announced during the ceremony followed by the anticipated lighting of the Manhasset Christmas tree. The Manhasset Parks Department will be dispensing hot chocolate and treats, too.Santa Claus will make a ‘surprise’ appearance on Manhasset-Lakeville’s Fire truck and volunteer firefighters will be handing out candy canes to girls and boys. Come on down and celebrate the beginning of the season.
Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
It seems as though the real estate market is not the only thing hot in Manhasset. A number of new stores are popping up throughout the community making Manhasset the go-to location for business. On Plandome Road, facades are being renovated to add a fresh new look. The change is updating the appearance of the existing storefronts and causing the opening of new businesses. The exterior facade of Vincents Cleaners, Tony’s Shoe Repair and Manhasset Hair Stylists are brand new both front and back. The renovation beckons customers to come in to shop on a new trendy main street.
Last week a new tenant moved into the space that adorns the renovated new storefront called ivivva. ivivva is a new store from lululemon featuring clothing for young girls age 4 to 14. And the trend continues. Just this weekend, two new businesses, Adelina Boutique and Barrel Grapes, and new members of the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce opened their doors here. They held grand opening events on Friday and Saturday night.
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.