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Port Rowing Makes Splash On National Stage

Written by Steve Panzik, Editorial@Antonnews.com Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

In only its third season, Port Rowing has grown from an exciting start up to a Long Island powerhouse, to a state champion, and now to a top national contender. Three boats qualified from New York State championships to represent Port Rowing at the largest high school Regatta in the world, The Stotesbury Cup, in Philadelphia. There were over 150 schools from America and Canada at the event, and Port Rowing came right out of the gate on fire. The team advanced all three boats into the second round of top 18. In the second round the boats fell just shy of the top 6 final by mere seconds. In the end, the Boys Freshman 8 took 12th overall, and the girl’s lightweight four and men’s junior eight took 7th overall. In the Adaptive category, Michael and Molly took home the title with a demanding victory in the double. It was a great achievement from the pair that just started rowing together less than a year ago to win the Stotesbury Cup.

 

Port Washington Cobras Continue To Excel

Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00

Port Washington Soccer Club’s BU 11 Boys team, the PW Cobras, showed sportsmanship and resilience after winning all four games at the Commack Memorial Day Tournament and taking first place. The rain and wind could not keep this team from another great weekend of soccer.

Coaches Marc Hatam, Peter Stein and trainer, Glenn Koelbl, are very proud of the accomplishments of the Cobras. The Cobras have had a great season so far, advancing to the finals of the LI Cup, and are presently tied for First Place in their division. The LI Cup finals will be played Father’s Day in Stony Brook.

 

Red Hots Lacrosse

Written by Brian McCormack, Editorial@Antonnews.com Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00

On May 22, for the first time ever, the Port Washington Red Hots 7th grade lacrosse team played in the LISGYL Long Island Lacrosse Championship.  Their opponents were from Cold Spring Harbor, two great teams playing a great lacrosse game. The Red Hots battled back not once but two times in the game and with only 19 seconds left, scored the tying goal that was called off because of a crease violation. The final score was Cold Spring Harbor 11, Red Hots 10.

“The “never give up” attitude of the girls is what has made the Red Hots program so successful.  Our greatest accomplishment as coaches would be if our girls take this attitude with them and continually apply it to other challenges they will face throughout their lives” said Coach Brian McCormack. “Our Red Hots embrace the whole concept of team.”  “We emphasize that in a team everyone must play roles in a game.

 

Port Rowing Team Pulls In 9 Medals

Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

The Port Washington rowing team competed in the Long Island Championship during its Regatta season in Centre Island and the New York State Championship in Saratoga. They stepped up their performance with nine medals at the LI Championships.

 

Schreiber’s Girls Softball Team – Better Shape Than Ever

Written by Andy Newman, anewman@antonnews.com Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00

Elimination in the first-round of the county playoffs, though disappointing, can’t take anything away from what the Schreiber High School girls softball team accomplished this year, according to coach Eric Sutz.

A comparison between what happened to the team last year and what the team did this year is a study in contrasts. “Last year we didn’t win one league game,” Sutz explained. “This year we were undefeated in the league.” The Vikings won all 14 of their league games and were 15-4 overall. They were conference champions for the first time since 2004.

 

“PYA Never Stops…It’s For The Kids”

Written by Andy Newman, anewman@antonnews.com Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00

The fact that Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA) is celebrating its 50th year of working with area boys and girls is quite an accomplishment. Ron Henderson, its executive director for the past 20 years, also has a long history with PYA’s Lions Field that extends all the way back to 1958.

“I played in the first games ever held at the field back then when it was the Port Washington Little League,” said Henderson. “That was before the field was renovated.” The renovation, which began in 1999 and forced the PYA to relocate for two years from its Glen Lane site, now features four Little League fields and one major league field, all on pesticide-free, natural grass. During the fall, the fields are converted for lacrosse and football programs.

 

On The Bay: May 17, 2013

Written by Andrea Watson Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00

This is the season of anticipation. Boats are being prepared for launch, yacht clubs are going into commission all up and down Long Island Sound, and the weather is absolutely beautiful. The beginning of an active boating season on Manhasset Bay and LI Sound is just weeks away. Before the season begins, it might be a good idea to think about boat safety.  Whether you are a skipper or crew, racing or out for a nice leisurely afternoon, be it sail or motor, safety should be your first priority.  

An online sailing newsletter, Sail-World.com recently published some good information on this very topic.  It is from the BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. This is what Foundation suggests: It takes just six minutes to brief your new guests on board your boat for a day of sailing and it could save a life and/or your boat.  Below is a six-minute briefing that all of us should practice to make sure the sail is fun and relaxed and safe.

 

Six Port Teams Play To Strike Out Cancer

Written by Andy Newman, editorial@portwashington.com Thursday, 09 May 2013 00:00

On a perfect day to play a baseball game, the Schreiber High School and Weber Middle School players played six — all in support of the fight against cancer.

Dubbed Day At The Diamond Strike Out Cancer, the April 27 event continued the Port school district’s yearlong involvement in fundraising for the American Cancer Society in partnership with student athletes and their parents. The culmination of their efforts is set for Saturday, June 15, at Schreiber’s track at 7 p.m. Relay for Life will celebrate cancer survivors, remembering those who have been lost to the disease, and help raise more funds for the continued fight against cancer.

 

Fishing Derby

Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00

The Manhasset Bay Sportsmen’s Club recently hosted its 50th Spring Fishing Derby at the Town of North Hempstead Dock. More than 40 kids turned up to fish for flounder. Two keepers were landed: Brenden Murphy caught the first and Chris Vola the second. Both boys were awarded fishing rods and reels.

The 64th Annual Snapper Derby comes on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon.

 

Sands Point Golf Course On Par With Changes

Written by Andy Newman, Portwashington@antonnews.com Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00

There’s a song from the classic Broadway show and movie, All That Jazz, that says, “Dreams can come true again when everything old is new again.” That’s an apt description of the dream envisioned by the members of the Sands Point Golf Club several years ago that’s about to come to fruition.

The project, a complete renovation of the 1927 course originally designed by the legendary A. W. (Tilly) Tillinghast, and re-designed by noted architect Keith Foster, should be ready for its grand re-opening tournament on May 18th. Work first began last September and includes a complete new irrigation system.

 

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