Friday, 28 September 2012 00:00
In their 2012 season opener, the 2011 NCYFL Champion Chiefs 11-year-old team played at home and continued on in their winning ways as they beat the Uniondale Knights, 28-6. All the boys played and participated in the victory.
The Chiefs’ offense, led by the speedy quarterback Michael O’Connell (1 TD, 1 XP) and the strong runs by running backs Matt Sluka (1 TD), Jack Duff (1TD), Jalen Rivers (1 TD) and Matt Grimm (1 XP), were able to move the ball because of the great blocking by the offensive line of Kevin Parente, Patrick McTiernan, Anthony Giunta, Brandon Coward, Michael LaGinestra and tight-ends Spenser Warantz and Philip Arnold.
The Chiefs defense was intense, making gang tackles all over the field. The defensive line of Dylan Vincenti (safety), Sante Nicolia, Damien Patterson, Lance Costa, Naz Jackson, Joshua Jacob, Vincent Pomara, Ocian Villa and Ryan Calderone kept the pressure on Uniondale’s offense the whole day. The linebackers Rivers and Sluka attacked the ball and finished off the Knights. Cornerbacks and safeties were fearless; they were lead by O’Connell, Duff, Costa, Grimm and Andrew Casoria (one interception).
Scoring is summarized below:
Michael O’Connell 50-yard touchdown run (XP run failed)
Matt Sluka 38-yard touchdown run (Michael O’Connell XP run)
Dylan Vincenti safety (tackled quarterback in end zone)
Jalen Rivers 7-yard touchdown run (kick failed)
Jack Duff 4-yard touchdown run (Matt Grimm XP run)
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00
If Terence Hale thought he could save the Mineola School District or himself from trouble and expense, he was sorely mistaken.
Irene Parrino isn’t going anywhere.
A month ago, Parrino—an attorney who has served as a trustee alongside Vice President Hale since 2010 but was unseated in the most recent election—filed a petition with the state Department of Education demanding Hale’s removal. That entails a hearing process in Albany that would chew up district resources.
Saturday, 15 June 2013 00:00
Mineola doesn’t fancy itself as a San Francisco treat, but if the $360 million Nassau Hub plan comes to fruition, residents could see a trolly-style-like tram rolling down East Second Street. Funding for the trolley would likely be funded by the federal government, according to village officials.
Nassau County spent a $5.1 million federal grant on the county/Federal Transit Authority-led feasibility study analyzing the practical nature of a transportation service through Mineola, as part of the Nassau Hub plan. One end of the plan would be the Mineola Train Station, with the Hempstead Bus and Rail Station being the other.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Brianna O’Brien’s tie-breaking goal with a minute remaining propelled the GU14 Mineola Mustangs to a thrilling 3-2 win over a skillful Syosset team on June 1. With the score knotted at two, Mineola’s Natalia Cotto raced to a loose ball ahead of the Syosset goalkeeper and poked the ball loose to the onrushing O’Brien, who calmly drove the ball into the goal.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Albertson’s Gabrielle Schreib will be wrapping up her record breaking Kellenberg Memorial High School Spring Track season this month running in the NYS High School State Championship in Middletown, NY and the New Balance High School Nationals in Greensboro, NC. She attended Mineola Schools until 2012.