Friday, 25 January 2013 00:00
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
Mineola resident Frank Zuniga and his wife, Charlotte, were heartbroken. It was bad enough that they had to take Mollie, their rescued beagle/terrier mix to the veterinarian on July 4, but it wasn’t until last week that they found out what happened to her until last week.
It started on Independence Day when Mollie, who the Zunigas adopted in February, started vomiting. Their regular vet was closed for the holiday, and the couple found that the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury would see them.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00
Jaclynn Demas always loved film and television. She dreamed of having a hand in its creative process. and wanted to shape the moving image. The East Williston resident’s obsession paid off after taking home a Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program last month as producer of PBS KIDS’ Peg + Cat.
“I’ve loved TV and was a movie buff since I was a little kid,” she said. “All I’ve ever wanted to do was make films. I was just upset at how things were made. When I got older, I took a lot of courses in TV and video production.”
After graduating Hicksville High School in 1998, Demas, 34, attended Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., majoring in mass communications, specifying in film and television production.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
Runners from all over Long Island came to run at the fourth annual Katie Oppo Memorial 5K on Sunday, June 15. The runner first across the finish line was Mineola resident Michael Mariotti, general manager, owner and host of the famous local restaurant Cafe Continental in Manhasset.
The day was glorious as the runners and walkers began their trek through Flower Hill from the starting line at Flower Hill Park. Organizers of this year’s event made the race a USATF Certified 5K race, timed by Long Island Race Timing.
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
Mineola Hurricanes lost a battle of the bats on Sunday, June 29, at St. Joseph’s Field in Kings Park, falling short in a 9-8 ball game against the St. Joseph’s Saints in the first game of a doubleheader.
The top of the first saw the Hurricanes take an early 2-0 lead. The runs came home for the Hurricanes when T.J. McManus scored on an error and Connor Eakin scored on a fielder’s choice. The Saints never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring five runs on two errors and an RBI single by Jonathan.