Captains Jeff Cherkin, son of Dr. Allan M Cherkin of Mineola and Alec Tuckey of Half Hollow Hills East High School recently won their first Long Island High School Championship at Cold Spring Harbor High School.
The 2013 Spring Sport Seasons sent several teams and individuals into playoffs and state meets. The Girls Softball team advanced into the county playoffs behind the strong play of Freshman pitcher Emily Skupp.
Offensive firepower was provided by Skupp and a host of other players including Valerie Fisher, Christina Palmentieri, Lauren Fisher, and Addie McKeever. Christina Palmentieri played solid defensively throughout the season and will be continuing her playing career at Adelphi University in the fall.
The 6th Grade Chiefs Lacrosse Team played in the PAL Lacrosse Festival at Farmingdale State University this Sunday, June 9 and beat the Harborfields Tornadoes 7-5, finishing their season with an undefeated record of 9-0. All the boys played and participated in the victory.
Brianna O’Brien’s tie-breaking goal with a minute remaining propelled the GU14 Mineola Mustangs to a thrilling 3-2 win over a skillful Syosset team on June 1. With the score knotted at two, Mineola’s Natalia Cotto raced to a loose ball ahead of the Syosset goalkeeper and poked the ball loose to the onrushing O’Brien, who calmly drove the ball into the goal.
Albertson’s Gabrielle Schreib will be wrapping up her record breaking Kellenberg Memorial High School Spring Track season this month running in the NYS High School State Championship in Middletown, NY and the New Balance High School Nationals in Greensboro, NC. She attended Mineola Schools until 2012.
Jeff Cherkin, son of Dr. Allan M Cherkin of Mineola and Kyle Alper of Half Hollow Hills East High School won their second consecutive Suffolk County Tennis Section XI individuals doubles championship recently at Smithtown East High School. Alper and Cherkin beat teammates Travis Leaf and Ross Reiffman in the doubles final, 6-1, 6-0, becoming the first duo to win consecutive county titles in at least 20 years, according to Half Hollow Hills East Coach Tom Depelteau.
The 47th annual Celebrity Sports Night at The Viscardi Center in Albertson was held on May 16 to raise funds for educational programs serving children, adolescents and adults with disabilities. The event featured several notable individuals such as former NFL stars Joe Namath and Joe Theismann—both Super Bowl Champions—as well as former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Mick Foley.
The Mineola High School girls spring track team performed well at the Division Championships on Monday, May 13. The girls battled with some of the top teams in the division for team points as well as All-Division recognition.
All-Division performances came from Nina Ribeiro in the 100M hurdles, Jess Azevedo in the discus, and Jena Pareti in the high jump. The girls finished in fourth-place overall to cap off the season.
The sixth grade Chiefs lacrosse team went on the road recently and beat the perennial powerhouse Manhasset Indians 12-8 to keep their undefeated season alive with a record of 6-0. The Chiefs offense was on fire as they moved the ball up and down the field against the Indians. With great precision, the Chiefs offense passed the ball around the offensive zone. The scoring was provided by Chiefs’ Midfielders Michael O’Connell (4 Goals, 1 Assist), Luke Baskind (3 Goals, 1 Assist), Matt Sluka (2 Goals, 3 Assists), Thomas Albig (2 Goals, 2 Assists) and Attackmen Jalen Rivers (1 Assist) and Marc Chiappone (1 Assist).
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