Bullying Is Not Cool
The tragedy at Columbine High School five years ago brought national attention to the problem of bullying in schools and the serious consequences of such actions. At Mineola High School, students take a proactive approach to the problem with a club that teaches youngsters that bullying is not cool.
Employee Appointments Delayed
As is custom each year, the mayor must appoint or reappoint village employees who are department heads or assistants to department heads. At Wednesday's board of trustees meeting, Mayor Jack M. Martins attempted to reappoint the existing department heads. However, the board's majority tabled or held off on the vote for the appointments.
Mineola 3rd Grade Lacrosse Team Wins Opener
The chiefs 3rd Grade team opened the season with a decisive victory. After raining out the opening day the boys were ready to play. All three middie lines came through. Scoring was led by the 1st midline Brians Erhardt, Cody Omage, and Kevin McCloskey. Not to be outdone were the 2nd line who came in and scored twice. Brian Gaffney, and Tevin Carlo each scored after face off by Mike Montello. The Third midline Joe Murray, Jesse Rozio, and Mike V played tough. Keeping the ball in the attack zone while killing the clock. The tough defense of Anthony Fassino, Owen Spisak, and Richard Ford kept Plainedge off edge. Attackmen Gary Kim, Gregory Cochi , Nick Miller, and Dave Fraser sucked up the ground balls better than any Hoover. Goal tending looked easy by Paul Lopes, 6 saves, and Brendan Philbin, 5 saves. The team won handily Mineola 9 to Plainedge 6.
Wheatley Sophomore Throws Perfect Game
In his first-ever start as a member of the varsity baseball team, Giancarlo Ciolino pitched a perfect game for The Wheatley School. A JV player at the start of the season, Giancarlo, a sophomore, was promoted to the varsity squad and responded with an 11 strikeout, 78 pitch performance. Despite some arm and shoulder discomfort earlier this season, Giancarlo kept the East Rockaway batters off-stride by mixing off-speed pitches with a blazing fastball. The Wheatley record book indicates that Mike Ferrara pitched a no-hitter during the 1985 season, but it is believed that this is the first perfect game in the history of Wheatley baseball.
Holding Off on Appointments Is Bizarre