The Mineola girls varsity basketball team defeated Jericho’s Lady Jayhawks by a score of 55-48 to win its first conference championship in over 30 years. Sophomore Kerry Medlock led the team in scoring for the second time this season with 15 points and junior Krystie Kern had a break-out game with 12 points as she drove hard to the hoop making Jericho’s defenders get into foul trouble early and often throughout the game.
The Corpus Christi boy’s third grade basketball team concluded their very successful 2009-2010 basketball campaign against St. Mary’s of Manhasset at the St. Mary’s Girls High School gym.
The Mineola Portuguese Soccer Club will be celebrating their seventh Long Island Soccer-Futebol League championship on February 20 at the Mineola Portuguese Center (306 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola) with a gala and fundraiser. In addition to a live band and both American and Portuguese cuisine, the event will include the 2009 MPSC Hall of Fame inductions, appearances by former MPSC players who have since played professionally, the owners of the sponsoring companies, and local politicians. The price is $35 per ticket, with limited seating. Any donations are also currently being accepted. For more information you can call Marco Dafonte at 385-0363 or visit www.mineolasc.com.
The Muttontown Preserve will host a guided “Winter Trek” hike on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Open registration for Spring 2010 ice skating classes at the beautiful indoor ice skating rink at Cantiague Park begins the week of Feb. 8 and runs through the start of classes the first week of March. Open registration is for patrons who did not participate in the Winter 2009-10 classes.
Athletes and families of the Corpus Christi CYO sports program experienced a very special day together as they attended Mass, enjoyed breakfast and then played several basketball games!
The day began as the players, families and friends gathered for the Corpus Christi Church 10 a.m. family Mass. The players proudly wore their CYO team jerseys as they celebrated mass together.
It was an exciting day for both the boys and girls Mineola varsity basketball teams as both teams came out on top in two fascinating wins on Reggie Carter Night on Friday night, Jan. 15.
Reggie Carter Night consists of two memorial games played in dedication of former New York Knick-player and Mineola High School vice principal at the Mineola High School gymnasium.
The Mineola Booster Club, which supports Mineola athletics, is holding its 8th Annual Mineola Mustang Stakes fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 186 Jericho Turnpike in Mineola.
The Mineola High School girls cross country team won the conference championship this past October, the first championship for the program in 35 years.
The boys team won the conference in 1974 and the 35 years without a championship for the program served as great motivation for the girls. They went through the season undefeated in their division, being crowned the division champion.
As part of its mission in the community, St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center will be conducting free cardiac screenings of high school student athletes. The purpose of the program is to detect and assess potential cardiac abnormalities that can put a strain on an athlete’s heart particularly when he or she engages in strenuous physical activity.
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