Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00
The Mineola Mustangs shocked the bowling community as the team defeated Sewanhaka for the first time since Coach Helms Bohringer took over the program.
Sewanhaka is always among the top Nassau County teams and has won the conference the last seven years in a row.
Although the Mustangs lost the first game they rebounded to win the final two. They rolled an 800 team score in game and followed that up with a 760 in the third to seal the victory.
Senior captain John Lusardi started the season off strong with 588 series, just missing 200 average in the three-game set. Sophomore Tony Macchietto, who was All-County last season, rolled a 599 with a high game of 217. Freshman Ryan Sellinger , Juniors William
Andrade and Danny Ferreriera help the Mustangs achieve the much needed victory. Ferreriera had the overall high game of 222.
The Mustangs started slow again on the second day, but bounced back to win the last two games. Leading the way were the Freshmen Ryan Sellinger and Macchietto. Sellinger had a 472 series (high game 175) while Macchietto had a 532 series.
Mineola will face Oyster Bay at Sheridan Lanes on Jericho Turnpike on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 4 p.m.
Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:00
Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.
“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.
Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00
A contingent of 80 Mineola runners embarked on their first trek to lower Manhattan last year for the Tunnel To Towers 5K Run through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel toward the World Trade Center site. This year, the United Mavericks, a networking group of local business people that support local charities and causes, are gearing up surpass that number.
Mavericks reps say they’re half way to gathering 1,000 people to run in the event’s 13th year on Saturday, Sept. 28.
The run honors a fireman Stephen Siller, who was enjoying a day off planning to play golf before he learned the Twin Towers were hit by two airplanes during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. He was one of the 343 firefighters who died when the towers collapsed.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
Though it had already hosted the series of lacrosse games during the regular season this past spring, Chaminade High School’s new Gold Star Stadium was officially christened on Saturday, Sept. 6, named in honor of the 56 alumni who had perished during combat.
“Tradition holds that when one dies in the service a gold star is given to the family,” said Chaminade President Bro. Thomas Cleary. “Our 56 Gold Star Alumni are honored for their selflessness, courage, and integrity.”
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.