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Mineola HS Boy’s Winter Track Takes Conference Championships By Storm

Runners place high in multiple events, garner All Conference honors

Mineola High School’s Boy’s Winter Track team turned in a solid performance at the 2013 Conference VI Championships held at St. Anthony’s High School on Jan. 17. Conference VI includes nine teams (Mineola, Valley Stream North, Roosevelt, Oyster Bay, Friends Academy, Wheatley, Clarke, Locust Valley, and Cold Spring Harbor.)  

Mineola placed second overall and had several outstanding performances.

Senior Captain Freddy Lang was a triple threat heavy-hitter, receiving All Conference honors in three separate events.  Lang was the 600-meter conference champion with an official time of 1:2, and was All Conference in the 3200 meter and 4x800 meter relay team.  

Senior Captain Brad Coleman dominated in all three jumping events, also receiving All Conference recognition three times.  Coleman was the Conference VI Champion in the Long Jump with his impressive mark of 19 feet 10 inches.

He also placed 3rd in the triple jump with a distance of 39 feet, 8 1/2 inches and second place in the high jump.  

Captain Anthony Caruso led Mineola in the shot put, receiving All Conference recognition with a third place finish, recording an impressive distance of 38 feet 11 inches. Captain Dylan Bestler was All Conference in the 600 meters finishing second overall.

Robby Lang added additional points to the team’s score with his 3rd place finish in the 1000 meters. He earned All Conference recognition and is one of the underclassmen with tremendous potential and a bright future with the Mineola Track program.

The 4x800 meter relay team of Joe Mulder, Jake Tavernite, Freddy Lang and Robby Lang were conference champions, placing first overall in the relay competition.  The team came from behind to take the lead and secure an exciting victory over some of the best relay teams in the Conference.

Award Winners

Freddy Lang

All Conference honors in three events  

600 meter Conference Champion 

Second place in the 3200 meter race

First place 4x800 meter relay team

 

Brad Coleman

All Conference recognition in three events  

Conference VI Champion in the long jump

Third place in the triple jump

Second place in the high jump

 

Anthony Caruso

All Conference

Third place in the shot put

 

Dylan Bestler

All Conference

Second place in the 600 meters

 

4x800 Meter Relay

Jake Tavernite

Joseph Mulder

Fred Lang

Rob Lang

First place, conference champions


News

Educating The Underprivileged Girl

As I tried to make my way through the unforgiving monsoon season, rain pouring as far as the eye could see, dodging puddles I rushed inside the school building. The guard yelled in the background for the children to come in quickly before they dragged in even more mud inside. Trying hard not to slip on the wet dirty floor, I pondered to myself what

exactly I was doing here. The words of Mahatma Gandhi resonated inside my head, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

 

Here I was at a school in Mumbai India, 7800 miles from my home in Mineola, volunteering with “Aseema,” a non-governmental organization whose mission is to empower and educate the under privileged children. Children living on the streets or in slums and in inhuman conditions.

East Williston resident Brian Advocate-Ross addressed the Village of East Williston Board of Trustees earlier this month about an alleged drug problem at 386 Roslyn Rd.  Advocate-Ross lives next to the house, and alleged to the village that there is “abundant drug use going on there—they’ve got people coming and going all day long, parking all over the place, and I have a little museum of drug paraphernalia that they throw over the fence.”

 

Advocate-Ross, who said a school two blocks away from the house, is primarily concerned about the safety of his four young children, and said he has called the police at the Third Precinct numerous times and expressed disappointment.

 

“I’m tired of calling them, they do nothing,” Advocate-Ross said.  “My 6-year-old is finding what they throw over the fence and bringing them to me. I’m not going to tolerate it.”

 

The Third Precinct declined to comment.


Sports

The Mineola Mustangs varsity football team defeated the Roosevelt Roughriders 47-38 on Saturday, Sept. 20.

 

Senior quarterback James Gerstner led the Mustangs (2-0) to victory by rushing 212 yards and securing five touchdowns on 23 carries.  He also completed 11 of 13 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown.

 

“This was a big game—we were ready and pumped up all week,” Gerstner said.  “We came in ranked third but we knew we could beat them.”

Mustangs Shut Out Valley Stream

The Mineola Varsity Football team’s defense dominated Valley Stream South, winning 21-0 on Sept. 13. The Falcons never got further then Mineola’s 30 yard line. The defense was lead by senior linebackers Eric Guardado (8 tackles 6 assist), Ed Hincapie (6 tackles, 5 assist) and safety John Clancy (tackles, 3 assist).

 

Defensive linemen Anthony Sarno, Luigi Athan, Victor Tineo, Matt Lafaye and Chris Brenes controlled the line of scrimmage. Defensive backs Peter McCormack and Chris Lockwood played very well as they combined for eight tackles and only allowed two pass completions. Linebacker Kyle Dunleavy, Ben Carbone, Matt Kosowski and Brian Smith also played very well.


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International Night - September 25


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