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Athlete Of The Week: October 10, 2013

Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00

Courtney Capobianco, 17


Senior Courtney Capobianco, is Mineola High School’s starting setter for the varsity volleyball team. She has led the team to its current 4-1 record. As co-captain of the team, Capobianco promotes camaraderie among her teammates and can be heard spreading her positive energy on and off the court.


Rain Can’t Douse Mineola's Spirit

Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00

32nd homecoming a lively event despite loss  

Hundreds came out to the Mineola High School homecoming parade this past Saturday to support the Mustangs. The parade marched its way down Jericho Turnpike to the home field near Hampton Street, despite a pouring rain. The damp weather could not dampen the spirits of students participating in the parade or the cheering of the enthusiastic spectators.


Athlete Of The Week

Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00
Nicole Forte, 17, Varsity Soccer

Nicole Forte, a senior at Mineola High School, is the co-captain and starting center midfielder on Mineola’s Girls Varsity soccer team.


Forte is an exceptional player, who earned a starting spot on the varsity team as a freshman. Throughout the past four years, her speed, footwork and ability earned Forte recognition throughout the county. 


Sports Briefs

Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00
Mustangs Best Rams

The Mineola Mustangs girls varsity volleyball team started off the season defeating the Clarke Rams in three games, 25-21, 25-17 and 25-14. Courtney Copabianco led the team with five aces and Valerie Fischer notched 11 kills. The team looks to challenge Seaford for the Conference title this year as they did in 2012. The Mustangs lost to Seaford in the county finals last year.


MHS Soccer Expects To Compete

Written by Mineola American Staff Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00

Young team gives glimpse of future

The expectations for Mineola High School’s 2013 boys varsity soccer season will be more measured than in recent years, with a fresh crop of young talent. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.


The Mustangs expect to be competitive in the very near future with junior Daniel Pardo returning (14 goals in 2 seasons) and a solid defense led by junior goalkeeper Andrew Pereira and anchored by senior sweeper Chris Farrell.


Hurricanes Cap Season Scrimmage, Pizza Party

Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

The U9 and U10 Mineola Hurricanes Travel Baseball teams recently held an end of the summer mixed scrimmage to celebrate a successful travel season. Coaches Rich Macchietto and Dan Othman decided this would help the teams prep for the fall season.


The U9 and U10 boys were mixed together to create two teams: Dan’s Dorks and the Macchietto Mutts. Dan’s Dorks came out on top winning 14-9 in an all-around slugfest. The game was followed by a pizza party for all players, coaches and families.


Guido Embarks On 27th Season

Written by Vinny Messana Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

Mineola football coach loves the talent, experience on '13 squad

Not many high school football teams have the stability at the head coaching position that Mineola has. For the past 27 seasons, the Mustangs have counted on Dan Guido to lead them to victory.


Born and raised in Mineola, Guido and his whole family are very much a part of the tradition of the town and of the high school’s success. Guido’s son was a member of the football team 10 years ago. Even his daughter played a tremendous role, earning her peers’ vote for “Best Athlete” her senior year.


Bill Jaffe Coaches Team USA

Written by Vinny Messana Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00

Local resident recalls winning silver medal in Israel

Representing Team USA is a tremendous honor, even for athletes and coaches who have had illustrious careers in their respective sports. For Bill Jaffe, it was extra special, coming full circle.


A former standout hockey player at the University of Michigan in the late 1980s, Jaffe had the honor of coaching the USA men’s ice hockey team to a silver medal in the Maccabiah tournament in Israel last month. It was the first time that ice hockey was a part of the tournament since 1997, when Jaffe was team captain.  


Mineola Football Primed For Success

Written by Vinny Messana Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00

Team looking to build off 2012 playoff berth


Coming off a disappointing first-round exit in the playoffs last season, Mineola football is looking to make some serious noise in Conference IV of Nassau County. Many of the team’s impact players from last season are returning, and the added experience could spell trouble for their foes.


“We have a good group of returning players,” said head coach Dan Guido, starting his 27th season at the helm of the Mustangs.


Karatatot’s Receive Balance Tips

Written by Donna Duffy Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:55

Local students in Karatatot, a unique program offered by Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park, recently received balance tips through a series of tests. Karatatot is a combination of exercise and karate in a format specifically designed for children ages 4 and up.  In a fun filled and nurturing setting your children learn concentration, discipline, respect, as well as an understanding of self defense at his or her own level. Congratulations to all the Karatatot’s:


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