Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00
Following a tough 8-7 loss to Herrick’s the night before, the Mineola Cyclones faced the formidable Lady Patriots of Williston Park on a crisp Sunday April 20 morning. After digging themselves into an early seven-run deficit, the Cyclones clawed their way back to a stunning victory over the Lady Patriots.
Extra-base hits from Jenna Cox (triple), Caitlyn Long (double) and Meaghan McCaffrey (who fell a single short of the cycle with a double, triple, and home run) pushed the Cyclones over the top. McCaffrey’s homer was her third in four games to start the young season. The 11-10 victory was hard fought, and a real thriller for fans of both teams. Mineola moved to 3-1 on the season with the win.
The BU9 Mineola Mighty enjoyed a 7-0 win over HBC and completed their weekend with a thrilling 1-1 tie against Busby Soccer Academy on April 20. In the opener, with Andrew Pizzardi and Greg Kenney combining on the shutout in goal, Mineola’s offense dominated possession and opportunities from the opening whistle.
Liam Going netted a hat trick, Mattheus Silva delivered his first two career goals, and Jack Flood and Liam Russelman chipped in with a goal apiece to lead the Mighty. Chris Marotta and James Teadore nearly missed scoring as well, as the talented HBC goalkeeper made several saves.
Strong defensive play by Brian Heckelman and Peter Murphy ensured all HBC threats were turned aside. In the second game, Going’s team-leading 11 goals evened the tight game. Pizzardi’s solid goalkeeping kept the game tied, but he needed help from Russelman to keep it level.
With two minutes remaining Pizzardi challenged a Busby break in front of him, only to have the opposing striker evade his challenge and drive a shot towards the Mineola goal. Russelman, backing up his keeper, headed the ball off the line and away from danger. Mineola improved to 3-3-2 on the season.
Lynbrook Shuts Down Mineola
The GU14 Mineola Mustangs struggled to find their offense in a tough 2-0 loss to the Lynbrook Synergy on April 20. Mineola’s solid defensive play, led by Jillian Palma, Brianna Lopes, Valerie Cobos and Annie Cripps, kept the Synergy off the scoreboard in a scoreless first half.
Lynbrook netted two goals minutes apart on direct free kicks from more than 40-feet from the Mineola goal. The two well-struck tallies proved to be the difference, as scoring opportunities fell short for Mineola’s Allison Lamonica, Katie Russelman, Shannon Durham and Brianna O’Brien.
Saturday, 23 August 2014 00:00
A few months ago, while returning to my car after attending a wake, I was surprised to catch a glimpse of something that immediately brought me back to my elementary school days. Directly in front of me stood a portion of the original concrete wall that had surrounded my alma mater.
In 1922, Corpus Christi Church purchased the Robert Graves estate on Searing Avenue and transformed its building into a parish school. It was a beautiful structure of Spanish-style architecture surrounded by the concrete wall, sporting huge ornate iron gates.
Friday, 22 August 2014 00:00
Village of East Williston Mayor David Tanner last week stood fast against paying an “excessive” water bill from neighboring village and supplier Williston Park, following a loss in a second round of legal battles.
Tanner said Williston Park sent East Williston a bill for $600,000 last week based on water rate increases East Williston refused to pay while pursuing two lawsuits that contested the rate hikes.
Williston Park is seeking $300,000 in interest and penalties following a recent state Appellate Court decision upholding the second of two water rate increases imposed on East Williston. Tanner said East
Williston will only pay approximately $250,000 of the $300,000 Williston Park seeking to recover in unpaid fees based on the two increases.
Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00
Mineola runners PJ Diskin, Kaitlin Phelps, and Yuri Karasz were award winners in the Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9.
Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00
The Mineola 9U Hurricanes recently completed its summer baseball season as the NJBL 9U Central Division Champions, finishing 10-2-1 on the year and secured a second place spot entering the playoffs.
The Hurricanes beat the North Shore Spartans for the fourth time this season in a playoff win in walk-off fashion as they came from behind to win 4-3 earning the Hurricanes a berth into the championship series.