The Mineola Portuguese Soccer Club (MPSC) triumphed in Yonkers, defeating 2010 National Amateur Champions, the New York Pancyprians 5-3 in the 2011 ENYSSA Manning Cup Finals to secure the Club’s State Championship. The team will head to Pennsylvania for the National Finals Tournament on July 10.
Hundreds of Portuguese gathered at Wilson Park on Sunday, June 12, to celebrate the weekend of their Independence Day, this year however, they had even more to cheer about.
The Mineola Majors Championship team, The Tigers, stuck it out through the season to bring home the hardware and showcase to parents and friends who the true winners are…. everyone. The Tigers beat the Cardinals 7-3 on June 24. Front Row (Left to Right): Nicholas Dossantos, Alex Antionello, Peyton Maier, Anthony Bartolotta, Daniel Albano, Christian Diaz. Back Row (Left to Right): Head Coach: John Maier, Jack Grafing, John Venus, Raymond Tamburino, Anthony Picano, Kyle Kern, Assistant Coach: Steve Bartolotta.
The Mineola Lightning Majors softball team won the Merrilon “B” division girls 12U championship game Saturday morning on June 18 against Carle Place 8-7. Mineola built up an early 6-1 lead, which Carle Place chipped back at.
The Nassau County Public High School Athletic Association has recognized the Wheatley School’s Varsity Golf team for it’s historic accomplishment. This year’s team, lead by Captain and senior Nicholas Del Mistro, senior John Gullotta, juniors Nicholas Kelapire, Alex Grieco, Eric Lizzul and Ryan Laverty, sophomore Graham Turk, freshman Ben Goldbaum and eighth grader Michael Braunstein finished the season with a 7-1 record. This outstanding performance provided Wheatley with its first Conference Championship in 17 years.
Over 55,779 fans watched and waited with great anticipation at the 143rd Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 11. They waited for the sun to shine; it didn’t. They waited for the mud to turn back to Belmont’s trademark dirt; it wouldn’t. But on a day where the impossible seemed implausible, it happened.
Last year, 13-1 underdog Drosselmeyer took the third leg of the Triple Crown and this year saw much of the same with 24-1 shot Ruler on Ice.
This year, UCP Suffolk was proud to honor Marvin Salenger. He is considered by many to be one of the premier trial attorneys in the country and has been a good friend to UCP. Chris Schaefer of The Schaefer Agency, Inc., returned to chair the event, with the assistance of honorary co-chairs Richard B. Lewis, R.B. Lewis Associates, Inc. of Mineola, and Joe Ricci of JPR Risk Management.
The 4th Grade Chiefs Lacrosse Team went on the road this past Friday night and played its season finale under the lights and edged out a 9-8 win against a very good Levittown Tomahawks team. The Chiefs end a perfect season with an undefeated record of 8-0.
On Saturday, June 4, the MAA held its annual All-Star game and Family Fun Day. The day consisted of a DJ, games for the kids, bouncy ride, movie at night for the kids, adult softball game and barbecue all day. The MAA thanked Village Hall for the table and chairs and the firehouse for the grills and ice. A couple of hundred families came out to enjoy the day
In an excellent performance, Mineola blitzed Port Washington winning 10-2. This was a total team effort, great goal-tending by Joey Megeil, awesome defense by the “Big 4 D,” and a high-powered offense that played lights out. In goal Megeil again performed outstandingly, making seven saves on nine shots. He made two stick saves on Port Washington attackmen, and one kick save beauty on a point blank shot, frustrating Port Washington’s offense all game long.
The Mineola sixth graders traveled to East Meadow and won a hard fought contest 6-5. They remain unbeaten at 5-0. Mineola’s defense and goal-tending stood tall for this crucial win, as the offense stalled much of the first half.
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