Supreme Court Denies Appeal of L.I. Checker Cab
The Supreme Court decided not to overturn the decision of the Mineola Village Board of Trustees to deny 14 additional taxi licenses for L.I. Checker Cab of Mineola, which currently holds one license.
Chaminade Plans Improvement to Memorial Park
Approximately 50 members of the Chaminade High School community, including students, faculty and alumni members plan to improve Mineola Memorial Park by planting foliage and cleaning up the basin area in the park.
Mustangs Gridders March Forward
The Mineola High School Varsity Football team rolled to its fourth win in as many games on Oct. 5. The Mustangs notched a 10 to 7 win at Manhasset. After a scoreless first quarter, senior quarterback Rich Medlock connected with junior runningback Jerelle Harrison on a 3-yard scoring pass to get Mineola on the board. Senior Paul Bispo booted the extra point for a 7-0 lead. Later in the second quarter, Harrison finished off a 60-yard drive with his second touchdown of the game on a 3-yard run. Bispo's kick gave the Mustangs a 14-nothing lead with a minute left in the first half. The Mustangs finished their scoring in the third quarter. Medlock found senior Adam Minsky with a 9-yard scoring toss to give Mineola a 20-0 lead. The extra point attempt failed. Manhasset avoided the shut-out when Cullen Molinari took off on an 80-yard punt return in the fourth quarter. Medlock finished the day hitting on 10 of 15 passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns. Medlock has nine touchdown passes through four games. He also picked-off a pair of Manhasset passes while playing safety on defense. Junior middle linebacker Jim Holubowich led the defensive effort with 12 tackles. The win left Mineola 4 and 0 on the season heading into its homecoming game against Island Trees.
MHS Girls JV Soccer Notes
With the remnants of Huricane Isidore swirling the clouds overhead, the MHS Girls JV soccer team took their game on the road to Sewanhaka HS. Utilizing her speed, Katie Keegan opened the scoring in the first half to put Mineola ahead 1-0. With the wind at their backs, Sewanhaka looked to tie the score before the half, but were stymied by Mineola's defensive unit led by Jess Handibode and Alyssa Glenn as the half came to an end. Now with the wind at their backs, Mineola looked to build on their lead and did so on goals by both Alyssa Ortiz and Johanna Valencia, as each scored their first goal of the season. Sewanhaka scored their only goal mid-way in the second half to avoid the shut out as Mineola won 3-1.
Around Town With Lou
From the Desk of the Mayor