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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

The Village of East Williston was recently ruled against in the second round of lawsuits with neighboring Village of Williston Park involving the latter’s water rates—establishing a 13 percent increase from $3.83 per 1,000 gallons of water to $4.33.

 

Village of East Williston Mayor David Tanner said that the lawsuit, “still does not resolve the underlying problem between the villages, which is we feel that we’re being charged too much for water—the cost is excessive.”

 

Tanner said the village is still calculating the financial impact will be, and that the village has been making payments in escrow for every water bill received.

Only once a year a 25-foot movie screen sits in the middle of Wilson Park in Mineola, ready to entertain residents. This year’s Movie Night in the Park feature The LEGO Movie, sponsored by the Village of Mineola and Mineola Chamber of Commerce on Friday, July 18.

 

The event, which was free of charge to all of the moviegoers, was meant to help promote local Mineola businesses, according to president of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce Bill Greene.

 

“Small businesses are the backbone of the American industry, and we feel that this is a great way of giving back to the community with hopes that they’ll remember to shop locally,” said Greene.


Sports

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. 

Hurricanes Fall To Saints

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.


Calendar

Family Night - July 25

Satisfaction - July 26

Million Dollar Baby - July 29


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