Coming off playoff berths in each of the two seasons under Head Coach Anthony Tramonte, the Mineola Mustang softball team is confident they will return. They will have the challenge of replacing six starters from last season that graduated, but Tramonte feels that the team’s strength will carry the load.
“What we lack in power, we make up in speed and defense,” said Tramonte, whose squad is coming off a strong 8-4 season that ended with a 1-0 loss to Glen Cove in the first-round of the playoffs. “We will be relying on bunting and moving the runners and executing the little things,” he said.
The Mineola Varsity Wrestling team had a strong finish to a good season. This is a young team that has only four seniors, with two coming into the year with one year experience between them. The real problem they had to overcome was that they were going to have to forfeit at least four weight classes every match, putting the team down by 24 points at the start of each dual meet.
This year’s team had no small boys joining the team so the 99, 106, 113 and the 121-pound weight classes went unfilled which give the opposing team six points for each weight. The boys finished the 9-9 with a team predominately made up of juniors.
The four seniors did a fine job led by team captain Jacob Escobar (19 wins) at 132 pounds, second-year wrestler Lorenzo Gulinao (15 wins) at 120 pounds and Milandip Toor at 145 pounds, who made it to the Nassau County finals. First-year wrestler Christian Martin had 12 wins at 285 pounds.
The 2014 Junior Olympic Metropolitan Championships were held March 14-16 at the Nassau County Aquatic Center. Results were unavailable as of press time. Roslyn, Albertson and East Williston residents Bridget Ye, Camellia Ye, Alice Ye, Sophia Karras, Anthony
Melchore, Orry Zayit, Jessica Guglielmo and Isabella Antoniuk join a large squad from the Long Island Aquatic Club (LIAC). The team hopes to uphold a legacy of consecutive Junior Olympic Team Championships.
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Ave. in Williston Park, have received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.
“Our goal at Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Charles Water.
Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is a full time, professional martial arts school, with classes for children, adults and teenagers. The school is the only one to offer Karatatot, the program specifically designed for children 4 ½ - 6 years of age.
From Williston Park: Gavin Lee to red belt, Mario Lombardo to purple belt.
Students and faculty members from Mineola High School went head-to-head
in Olympic-style games in an effort to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital recently. More than 16 student and faculty teams competed against each other in events such as volleyball, three-point shootout, relay races and goal kicking. Spectators were asked to donate $5 each, which raised more than $1,500 for the cause.
— From Mineola High School
This is the year the program has been waiting for. Head Coach Helms Bohringer, now in his 17th season at Mineola High School, is looking forward to having eight returning seniors from the 2013 varsity baseball team. That squad finished with seven wins, an improvement over the previous year.
The Mustangs have a program that is trending upward and Bohringer is excited for the prospects of this squad.
Children, teens and adults competed in the recent Winter 2014 Martial Arts Tournament at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park.
Williston Park: Mario Lombardo-first place
Williston Park: Gavin Boylan - third place
Williston Park: Gavin Lee - Medal Winner
Matthew Gavagan – Medal Winner
The Wheatley School announced that student athletes have been recognized by Section VIII-Nassau County Interscholastic Athletic Association for their exceptional performance in athletics, scholarship, and leadership qualities for the fall 2013 season.
Andrew Hastings - All County
Zach Farmilo - Scholar Athlete
Karatatots at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park, demonstrated courage and self confidence as they competed in their sparring tournament.
Karatatot is a combination of exercise and karate in a format specifically designed for young children ages 4½ - 6. All students had to participate and spar to win. Students demonstrated an array of skills such as awareness, confidence, respect, discipline and focus abilities that are crucial both inside and outside of the classroom.
With all the great moments that accompany high school athletics, unfortunately injuries can happen. Winthrop-University Hospital has created a Saturday Sports Injury Clinic primarily geared at providing game day care to high school and middle school athletes. It is the first program of this nature on Long Island.
At Winthrop, sports medicine physicians from Winthrop’s leading Orthopaedic Surgery team, including Bradley Wasserman, M.D., and Mark Grossman, M.D., chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Winthrop, are available each Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in
Winthrop’s Pediatric Emergency Room, located at 259 First Street in Mineola, to evaluate and treat student athletes who have been injured.
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