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Mineola High School Sports

Mineola Wrestling News

Mineola Wrestlers Take On Clarke High School

The Mineola Wrestling Team took on Clarke High School on Jan. 9, with highlighted matches by Matt Long, winning by a major decision 13-1 over his opponent and Sophomore Kyle Dunleavy, pinning his opponent in 2:26.  Sophomore Peter McCormack also wrestled a very tough opponent, but came up short by a score of 10-5. JV wrestlers John Clancy and James Rodriguez also won their matches. 

Mineola Track And Field News

Mineola Girls Winter Track And Field Update

The girls’ winter track and field team competed at its fourth and final developmental meet at St. Anthony’s High School in Huntington on Tuesday, Jan. 8.  The girls competed against Conference 6 rivals as well as Conference 1 teams. Sophomore Jenna Pareti set personal records in the high jump and triple jump, with 4 feet 8 inches and 30 feet 1.75 inches, respectively.

Sophomore Debbie Gabbay improved in her first full season competing in the 55m high hurdles.  She set a personal record with a time of 11.82 seconds. Amy Wetzel completed the 1500m racewalk in a time of 11:33.1.

Girls Track & Field Battles In Conference Championship

The Mineola High School girls’ winter track and field team competed in the Conference 6 Championship at St. Anthony’s High School against 8 other schools on Tuesday, Jan. 15. A pair of fourth-place finishes from sophomore Jenna Pareti in the high jump and senior Jessica Azevedo in the shot put earned the Lady Mustangs eight of their 11 points. 

Sophomore Amy Wetzel chipped in with a fifth-place finish in the 1500 race walk (2 points) and the remaining point came from a sixth-place finish by the 4x800 relay team of juniors Marissa Cotroneo and Caroline Mueller and freshmen Emily Skupp and Kaylie Braun.  Junior Ansel Shibu and freshmen Ashly Augustine set personal records in their respective events, the 300m dash and 600m run respectively.

Mineola Bowling News

Mineola Boys Bowling Team Rolls Against Carle Place

The team rolled a program-best 2516 series against Carle Place on Jan. 9, winning the series 8 – 3. Mineola won the first and second games games 821–795 and 872–760 respectively and lost the last game by two pins.

John Lusardi and Dylan Perro rolled career bests. Lusardi bowled a 667 series with high games of 258 and 245.

Perro bowled a 631 series with a high game of 259.  Eighth-grader Tony Macchetta continues to maintain his 205 average.  He bowled a 642 series with a high game of 248.

Mineola Basketball News

Seaford Falls To Mustangs

The Boys’ Basketball Team defeated Seaford on Saturday Jan. 5, 65–56. Dominick De Rosa sparked the Mustang offense with two three pointer to end with a 22–10 quarter. Strong rebounding by Thomas Behan and Bobby Rogers helped in the win. Malcolm Brown had 26 points and Brian Gaffney added 14 points.

Mustangs Top West Hempstead

Mineola Mustangs Boys’ Basketball defeated West Hempstead on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 78-65. Stephen Gessner’s three-pointer at the buzzer of the first quarter sparked the Mustangs’ offense. Malcolm Brown had a career high 36 points and Bobby Roger added 13 points in the Mustangs’ win. Dominick De Rosa sparked the Mustangs in the second quarter to finish with 12 points. 


News

Winthrop University Hospital employee Jeffrey Brenner, a hyperbaric technician with the Life Support Technologies group in Mineola, recently received the American Heart Association’s prestigious Louis J. Acampora Heart Saver Award at a dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The award is named for a Long Island teenager who succumbed to a sporting injury that is understood to have been preventable if a cardiac medical device had been immediately on-scene and applied. 

 

“I hope that I have made a real difference in my town and the world around me to help prevent death and improve the quality of people’s lives” said Brenner.

The Wheatley School recently hosted an Item Writing Workshop for more than 100 language teachers representing districts across New York State.  The workshop was sponsored by the Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS), the professional organization that has assumed responsibility for the creation and administration of the FLACS

Checkpoint A and B Exams (formerly the NYS Second Language Proficiency and Regents Exams).


Sports

After consecutive seasons of finishing runner-up in the men’s golf Player of the Year for the Skyline Conference, Christian Bleck of St. Joseph’s took home first place in a rather unlikely turn of events. 

 

After a herniated disc caused the Chaminade High School alum to miss every event after the first week of the season until the conference tournament, Bleck returned—without even having the luxury of practicing a full 18 holes—and competed with the best players the conference has to offer. 

Cross-Country Crowned Champs

The Mineola Mustang boys cross-country team won the division 4A championship recently at Bethpage State Park.  This is the first championship for the program since 1974, ending a 40-year championship drought. 

 

Mineola defeated Seaford, who also entered the undefeated in division competition, 38-20.  Overcoming rain and high winds throughout the race, many Mustangs ran personal records for the 5K in route to the victory.


Calendar

Mineola School Meeting - November 20

Fools Rush In - November 21

Mustangs Face Roosevelt - November 22 


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