At its 2010 golf outing, the Mineola Lions awarded the prestigious Melvin Jones Award to past president Rick Volpe for his dedicated leadership of the Club and exceptional service to the community. Rick, the owner of Van Buren Buick Pontiac GMC in Garden City Park, served as President for two years, during which time the Club raised and donated tens of thousands of dollars.
The Mineola Mustangs enjoyed a decent start to its season. They defeated Oyster Bay 35-0 for third victory this past Saturday, bringing its record to 3-2. This is a very young Mineola team, at times starting as many as eight or nine underclassmen on each side of the ball.
The boys varsity soccer team heads into the second half of its season with their pre-season goals of making the Nassau County playoffs for a seventh consecutive year and contending for a conference title very much intact. The team has compiled a league record of 6 – 0 - 0 (8 - 0 - 1 overall) which is good for sole possession of first place in the conference.
The Chiefs 9-year-olds boys football team got back to its winning ways as they went on the road and defeated the Syosset Braves 20-6. This brings the Chiefs early season winning record to 2-1.
Sept.25-The BU9 Mineola Magic continued its winning ways with a 6-0 win over Massapequa, to a record of 2-0. Jordan Sandler’s four goals led the team, with Stephen Collica and Aidan McMahon also providing scores.
Eyes were struck wide open in shock on Friday night, Sept. 24, when the Mineola Mustangs defeated the North Shore Vikings 29-26 in an upset for the ages. Going into the game, North Shore was ranked 4th in the Conference as Mineola was an extreme underdog standing at 12th.
The 2010 Mineola High School Athletic season is off to a very successful start. The year began with the varsity Football team hosting Valley Stream North in their home opener. The Mustangs jumped out to an early lead only to see Valley Stream North make a comeback and tie the game 23-23. It was a late drive engineered by Junior QB Robert Clarkin that sealed the victory for the Mustangs.
The student athletes of Mineola High School don’t know what rest is. These athletes better themselves by playing all year round. For coaches, this is something that they love to see because it means that not only are they practicing but they have a chance to really grow and progress over a long period of time and come back the next season to show it all off at tryouts.
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.
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