Nassau County’s top public officials gathered recently at Mitchell Field in Uniondale to support a new annual event dedicated to the celebration of soccer in the county. Hosted by County Executive Edward Mangano and joined by County Comptroller George Maragos, County Legislator Richard Nicolello, and New York State Senator Jack Martins, the Nassau County Executive Cup gave 40 resident high school student athletes the opportunity to play in a professional atmosphere in front of over 30 tri-state college scouts.
On Tuesday, July 19, on another very hot and humid evening, the Mineola 9/10U baseball team marched on to their third straight win this summer season in dramatic fashion winning against New Hyde Park, 11-8. Once again, the “boys of summer” won in extra innings.
The Mineola 9/10U baseball team played New Hyde Park tough. Utilizing the “total team” strategy, Mineola utilized five pitchers to secure the victory. In a game that saw the lead switch several times, the Mineola players fought back all evening resulting in the extra inning win.
Colantonio, 22, was selected in the 22nd round, 683rd overall, by the San Diego Padres in this year’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. After signing with the franchise, he reported to a Rookie League baseball mini-camp in Phoenix, Arizona before traveling to Oregon for work in the Northwest League with the Padres’ Class A affiliate: the Eugene Emeralds.
On Monday, July 11, on a very hot and humid evening, the Mineola 9/10U baseball team opened the summer season in dramatic fashion winning against New Hyde Park, 9-8.
The Mineola team got off to a fast start, with Kieran O’Gara driving in an RBI in the first inning. Later in the game, O’Gara made a game saving diving catch at third.
Back in June on Father’s Day, Gabrielle Schreib finished in first place at the Long Island Junior Olympics Trials in the 100M Dash, 200M Dash, 400M Dash and she placed third in the Long Jump.
This two-game event will kickoff at 4:45 p.m. with a high school showcase game where 40 of Nassau County’s top male high school players will play in front of college coaches from the tri-state area.
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.
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