After 10 months of hard work, fund-raisers, email blasts, phone calls, and of course the help of the community, family and friends of Rocky Pacent, Rocky’s Field, located at Manhasset High School, is undergoing its finishing touches.
The official ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, April 25 at 1:15 p.m. sharp, rain or shine. The existing field has undergone a complete transformation. Gone are the days of an underwater home plate, first and third base area, and outfield.
Athletics have had, and continue to have a significant influence on American culture and society and enjoy unique status in the American value system. The Manhasset Public Schools believe that participation on an interscholastic athletic team is a worthwhile experience, which all students should have the opportunity to pursue. It is this opportunity, along with the guidance of the athletic department headed by Carolyn Pagnano, director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, and the coaching staff, which helps students learn important life skills; grace, poise, respect, commitment, loyalty, decision making, teamwork and sportsmanship.
Three of the country’s best high school lacrosse teams will compete in this year’s Lead The Way Day of Lacrosse Champions at St. Anthony’s High School in Huntington. The competing boy’s teams are: St. Anthony’s, the host and co-sponsor of the day, vs. Connecticut’s New Canaan High School, Chaminade High School vs. Yorktown High School and Manhasset High School will take on Darien High School, another Connecticut school.
On Thursday, April 1, Manhasset Varsity Girl’s Lacrosse team, coached by Danielle Gallagher, played an exciting game on their home turf. They defeated Notre Dame Prep (ranked 4th in the nation), from Baltimore, Maryland.
Even though the last few days have been shorts and T-shirts kind of days, our bay is not ready to race the big boats and host a regatta – not yet anyway. That will happen later with the YRA of LIS Annual Frostbite Regatta. But for now, if someone wants to race in ultra-reliable breezes, flat water, warm weather and great hospitality, then Charleston, SC is the place to be this week. For this week is the 15th edition of Charleston Race Week, known for its great spring wind and high quality of the offshore handicap fleets and general race management.
Manhasset Soccer presents their first-ever special needs soccer group this spring with the program debuting on Sunday, April 11. The program will be held on Sundays at 4 to 5 p.m. on Memorial Field, located across from the LIRR parking/Mary Jane Davis playground. The adaptive soccer program is offered by Manhasset Soccer and facilitated by Manhasset Special Education PTA (SEPTA) in response to the community’s request for a sports program for their children with special needs.
Even though the weather outside makes the warm summer winds seem very far away indeed, we can’t let the wind and rain dampen our plans to make this a really great season of sailing. For our juniors who are advanced racers, there is a clinic that you may want to know more about. It is Sail Newport’s Brook Gonzalez Advanced Racing Clinic, which will be held on June 17 -20 and will offer the best of the best coaches and give juniors a jump start on their summer racing. This high-end clinic is in its ninth year and was modeled after the success of a similar clinic in southern California. The deadline for the clinic is today, April 1.
Manhasset High School junior Alexandra Boisselle and her team, Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team, culminated their very successful season with a fifth place finish at the Junior World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden on March 13.
Put aside Saturday, May 8 for the fourth annual Adventures in Learning Tennis Challenge and Dinner/Dance fundraiser. You can support either one or both.
Wind and water…. Sailors the world over travel long distances in search of wind and water. Family vacations are spent in locales where wind and water are in abundance. Sailors even go so far as spending a good portion of their winter planning their leisure time to take advantage of the best wind and water. But, good grief! Have they gone overboard in hoping and praying for the perfect sailing conditions?
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