The Port Washington Soccer Club has presented Schreiber High School graduate and captain of the Port Washington Blue Knights, Cameron Boroumand, with the annual $1,000 Joe Cohen Scholarship.
The award, which has been presented annually for over 10 years, was established by the Port Washington Soccer Club to honor Joseph Cohen, a gifted athlete who attended college on a soccer scholarship. He went on to achieve outstanding success, first academically, and then in his professional life. He gave his time fully and with great heart to innumerable charitable endeavors.
The tough and talented Port Washington volleyball team defeated Hicksville at an away game this past Friday in all three sets.
With strong returning players who also play on club teams year round, the Port Washington team plays with a certain level of chemistry. Megan Murphy and Kelly Nardone led the way with 12 assists and Mia Walker had six kills.
Oracle Team USA has won the 34th America’s Cup in a winner-take-all 19th race, defeating challenger Emirates Team New Zealand by 44 seconds and the America’s Cup stays in the United States.
In an event that no one could predict, Jimmy Spithill and his team came from behind 8-1 to beat the Emirates New Zealand, 9-8. In the longest America’s Cup ever, which is saying a lot as the event began back in 1891, the American dug in, and under the leadership of Spithill “a never say die” kind of leader, infused this team with confidence and the will to win.
In continuing the year-long celebration of its 50th Anniversary, on Monday, October 14, 2013 (Columbus Day), Port Washington Youth Activities will hold its 16th annual Marty Rybecky Memorial Golf Outing.
Golfers will tee it up at the Village Club of Sands Point on Middle Neck Road. The event is once again sponsored by Finn Mac Cool’s restaurant and Connie O’Reilly.
“The great thing about age and tennis is that you always feel young,” said Bob Litwin, well known North Shore senior player, about his latest accomplishment, winning the United States Tennis Association’s National Men’s 65 Grass Court Championships in both singles and doubles earlier this month. “Tennis keeps you young,” added the age and injury-defying Litwin, who grew up in Great Neck, played for many years in Port Washington and now lives in Glenwood Landing.
“When I was playing in my 35’s and 40’s, I never really thought I’d be playing in the 65's and over,” he added, referring to his latest victories, achieved at the Seabright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club in New Jersey. Despite a three-year layoff due to two hip surgeries, Litwin has compiled a 35-1 record this year and won the Grand Masters gold medal singles title at the World Maccabiah Games in Israel in July.
Port Washington runner Karen Melara took first place in the women’s 35-39 age group in the inaugural Five Mile Run for the Many, a 5 mile running race held on the scenic roads of Halesite and Huntington Bay on Saturday morning, September 7.
Melara earned her award with a finishing time of 35 minutes, 50 seconds, a 7:10 per mile pace over a challenging course with lots of hills.
The run was administered by the Greater Long Island Running Club for the benefit of the We are Many Foundation and the work the foundation is doing to help, heal and educate society concerning children who have been sexually victimized as well as adults who struggle in their current life from the horrific ordeal they experienced when it was done to them in their youth.
The Port Washington Vikings of Schreiber High School brought home a remarkable win, scoring 35 to 6 against Long Island Lutheran High School of Old Brookville in their very first game of the season last Thursday, September 12th – a day when the forecast was “touch and go” calling for thunderstorms throughout the day. Thankfully and much to the benefit of the game plan, the downpour didn’t roll in until close to 7:30 p.m. with major lightening and thunderstorms lasting close to an hour. Having begun practice in early July for some, Coach Jamel Ramsay was glowing with pride about the varsity team’s first win.
“Considering the increase in the number of players on board this season, (the highest in 10 years with 42 participants), I think it’s phenomenal to have seen this much interest,” said Coach Ramsay.
In 1851, a radical looking schooner ghosted out of the afternoon mist and swiftly sailed past the Royal Yacht stationed in the Solent, between the Isle of Wight and the south coast of England, on an afternoon when Queen Victoria was watching a sailing race.
As the schooner, named America, passed the Royal Yacht in first position, and saluted by dipping its ensign three times, Queen Victoria asked one of her attendants to tell her who was in second place. “Your Majesty, there is no second,” came the reply. That phrase, just four words, is still the best description of the America’s Cup, and how it represents the singular pursuit of excellence.
The Port Washington Special Needs Soccer program kicks off its fall season at Manorhaven Park on September 14 at 9 a.m.. The “Soccer For All” program is for challenged children aged 5-13 years old who are looking for a non-competitive, fun soccer experience.
The program is open to all children from Port Washington and surrounding areas and is run by Dan Brotman who designed the special needs soccer curriculum used by organizations around the country. Port Washington soccer’s program is based on the national Special Needs soccer philosophy “Participation, Not Competition,” allowing children with a variety of special needs to have rewarding and memorable experiences.
Port Rowing turned on the steam in its second summer season. A modified team of 40 youngsters trained all summer and raced in Philadelphia, Camden, and St. Catharines, Ontario. The commitment and development the team demonstrated led them through a successful summer season and prepared them for this fall.
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