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.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
Eleni Pitzel has lived in East Williston since 1975, having raised five children. Prior to that, she and her family lived in Floral Park. Pitzel is a longtime club member, and served as corresponding secretary for two years.
Pitzel has been the club’s art instructor for four years; she also teaches art at St. Paul’s Orthodox Cathedral in West Hempstead. “My artistic skills are a gift from God, and from that gift I give back to others,” Pitzel said.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
A new proposal by interim Town of North Hempstead Supervisor John Riordan seeks to hike pay for elected officials. Riordan's plan would have board members’ salaries jump by $15,000 to a total of $55,000, an increase of approximately 37.5 percent. Other proposed salaries would be $138,000 for the supervisor, $115,000 for the receiver of taxes and $105,000 for the town clerk.
Riordan introduced the proposal at the last town board meeting, on Nov. 19, requesting that a resolution be placed on the agenda setting Dec. 10 for a public hearing to consider the adoption of an amendment that would enable the salary increases for the 2014 calendar year.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
MAA Travel Soccer teams wrapped up their respective fall 2013 seasons recently. Two MAA teams won titles this season in the Long Island Junior Soccer League; the BU13 Mineola Empire went 9-0-1 and the GU14 Red Bulls enjoyed a 8-1-1 campaign to each win first place trophies. The GU11 Honey Badgers went undefeated (6-0-2) and finished in second place in their division, as did the GU15 Mini-Mustangs with a 7-1-1 season record.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The Mineola 12U fall intramural baseball team celebrated their fall season and tournament championship with a pizza party/awards dinner on Nov. 20. In addition to celebrating a great fall season and tournament championship, the boys were treated to an inspirational talk by coach Ken Conrade, the 2013 New York State High School Coach of the Year.
Conrade, the Kellenberg Memorial High School assistant principal for academics and girls varsity softball coach, was the keynote speaker for the awards dinner. He presented a very talked about baseball and youth sports.
Conrade’s talk was framed around each inning of a baseball game. He used stories and examples from the first to an extra “10th inning” to drive home both a sports and life lesson. For example, as part of the seventh inning stretch, he had each player stand up, stretch their legs and then go and thank their parents for their support and commitment to their baseball playing.