The U12 Mineola Mini-Mustangs began its fall campaign with a hard-earned second place finish at the East Meadow Soccer Tournament, New York State’s largest soccer tournament. Mineola earned four points in pool play to advance to the championship game on Aug. 29.
The rebirth of the boy’s soccer program at Mineola in the last decade has brought considerable notoriety and success to the school. This year the team expects to continue that tradition.
Students at Charles Water Karate and Fitness participated in the studio’s 26th Black Belt testing cycle. “Our goal at Charles Water’s Karate and Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Grandmaster Charles Water, owner and director of the school.
Charles Water’s Karate and Fitness is a full time, professional martial arts school, with classes for children, adults and teenagers. The school is the only one on Long Island that also offers Karatatot, the only program specifically designed for children 4 ½ to 6 years of age.
Testing for 4th Degree Black Belt:
From New Hyde Park: Ryan Collins
Testing for 3rd Degree Black Belt:
From New Hyde Park: Steven Shing
From Roslyn Heights: Gary Marano
From Mineola: Brendon Pusey
Testing for 2nd Degree Black Belt:
From Old Westbury: Daven Jadonath, Arvin Jadonath
From Williston Park: Danielle Sullivan, Christopher Hembach
From Roslyn Heights: Chelsea Wolgel
From Roslyn: Jesse Chani, Jessika Chani and then off to Los Angeles, Ca.
From East Hills: Daniella Barisano
Testing for 1st Degree Black Belt:
From Mineola: Michael McCleary, Steven McCleary, Kevin Oliveira
The 12U MAA Mineola Hurricanes stormed in to Cooperstown on Aug. 20. This marks the first time in MAA history that an MAA sponsored team comprised of all MAA baseball players competed in a weeklong tournament at Cooperstown Dreams Park.
At Charles Water Karate & Fitness, random acts of kindness have always been a part of the values that are instilled; we always recognize students at the studio for their random acts of kindness.
Old Bethpage Village Restoration (OBVR) will offer up 19th-century entertainment over the Labor Day weekend, with period musical performances and dance, as well as a series of “base ball” games. The “Olde Time Music Weekend” festival will take place on Sept. 4 and 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mineola residents Scott Fairgrieve and the mother-daughter team of Annie and Katie Cappeller each came home with an award from the Aug. 14 Sands Point Preserve Sprint for the Feinstein Institute 5 Kilometer Run.
MAA Mineola Storm Girls 12U softball team won the Merillon Summer Classic Tournament held Aug. 7 and 8. The Storm had a tough Saturday playing in their first ever double-header coming away with a win and a loss.
The championship round began Sunday morning against the Hicksville White team. Anna Bongiorno ignited an early five run rally, but the lead soon slipped away. With the score tied after the two-hour time limit, the Storm played two extra innings before squeezing home the winning run on a perfectly executed bunt by Meghan Lafaye.
The foundation for character building and success starts at home. The schools and role models that impact your child’s life assist in reinforcing the aspirations that you have for your child’s development and future.
These children are in a combination of exercise and karate in a format specifically designed for children ages 4 and up. In a fun-filled and nurturing setting children learn concentration, discipline, respect, as well as an understanding of self-defense at his or her own level. The results are improved strength, coordination, flexibility and the self-confidence that we all want for our children. These children are learning child safety and stranger training. They are becoming better students at school and better listeners at home.
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