Friday, 28 September 2012 00:00
The Mineola Hurricanes were recently invited down to Mineola Village hall where the players were given an award from Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss and the village trustees. The players and the coaches thanked Mayor Scott Strauss and Mineola trustees Lawrence A. Werther, Paul S. Cusato, Paul A. Pereira and George R. Durham for taking the time during the village meeting to recognize the boys. It is something they will remember forever.
The night did not end there for the Hurricanes. They immediately went to Uncle Louie G’s Ices Shop just down the road where they received ices and the NJBL Championship trophies.
On Sat Sept. 8, it was time for the Hurricanes to get back to work and start the NJBL fall season. The boys moved up in the fall to 75-foot base paths in the fall season.
The season opened with an away doubleheader in Nesconset against the Nesconset Panthers, who were the champions of the division they played in during the summer season themselves.
The first game had stellar pitching from Anthony Tramonte who pitched a complete game no-hitter in the 3-1 victory. Tramonte needed just 65 pitches to record the victory in which he walked one and struck out eight batters.
The defense of Chris Wiercinski, Kevin Perlow, Jake Fraher, Jordan Sandler, Nicholas LiBrandi, Eddie Pardo, Kevin Roach, Jason Eccher, Marc Giordano, Joseph Lubrano, Isaih Alonzo-St. Turin and Ryan Duffy helped keep the Panthers offense in check all game. The Hurricanes got the scoring started in the first inning, playing some small ball.
Giordano walked with one out in the first inning and stole second and went to third base on a wild pitch, after Wiercinski walked and stole second base. Eccher grounded out, driving in Giordano to give the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead, which they would never relinquish.
In the top of the third inning, Mineola would add another run when Sandler walked, stole second base and went to third on a ground out by LiBrandi and scored when Roach reached on an error, giving them a 2-0 lead. The Hurricanes added another run in the top of the fourth after Pardo walked, Giordano’s beautifully executed sacrifice bunt moving Eddie to second where he would proceed to steal third base and score on a ground out by Jason.
The second game once again had stellar pitching from the Hurricanes this time it was Wiercinski, who went the distance pitching a no-hitter of his own. Wiercinski needed 85 pitches to complete the game in which he walked three, struck out eight, and hit a batter.
The Hurricanes would jump out to a quick 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first after Pardo was hit by a pitch, stole second and scored on a hit by Giordano. He would score two batters later on a hit by Eccher.
The Hurricanes would score five more runs in the bottom of the fourth with some quality at bats by Marc, Chris, Jason, Anthony, Jake, Joseph, Jordan and Kevin R. They would add three more runs in the top of bottom of the fifth to take a commanding 10-0 lead.
The Panthers, who struggled all day with getting a hit against Hurricane pitching tried to make things happen on the bases when they had a chance. After reaching on a walk in the fourth inning and the score 2-0, they would attempt to steal second base where Eccher threw a bullet form behind home plate to Lubrano who applied to tag, ending the threat.
The Panthers would once again try stealing second in the sixth inning; this time Tramonte threw a bullet form behind the dish to Perlow who applied the tag to end the game.
In the second doubleheader of the year, the Hurricanes faced off against the Jericho Cyclones.
In the first game, they received another stellar start from Tramonte who went five innings. Alonzo St-Turin came in and closed out the sixth inning for the save.
The Hurricanes would jump out to a quick one run lead on Wiercinski home run over the left field fence. The hitting stars of the game were Wiercinski, Eccher, Lubrano and Tramonte. The defensive stars of the game were Pardo, Perlow, Roach, Sandler, Fraher and Alonzo-St. Turin. The Hurricanes won 6-3.
In the second game the Hurricanes received a great pitching effort from Wiercinski and Sandler in winning the game 12-0 in four innings. Every Hurricane would reach base via a hit or a walk in this display of power and patience at the plate.
The Hurricanes pounded out 12 hits and eight walks in the victory.
Mineola is 4-0 and in first place for the fall season.
Coaches for the 11U Hurricane team are Jon Perlow, Kenny Eccher, Billy Duffy, Tom Fraher, Frank Giordano and Anthony Tramonte.
The Mineola Hurricane 11U family thanked their supporters and sponsors including Jericho Terrace, Dick’s Sporting Goods, JLJ Enterprises, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and Tin Alley Grill.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Almost everyone has heard the expression; a dog is a man’s best friend. These great animals guard, protect and shower people with their affection and undivided attention. They love unconditionally in good times and in bad. The strength of the bond between man and canine was put on display at the Mineola Library on Saturday, May 11 in JoAnne Raskin’s, ‘War Dogs’ exhibit.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 07:16
The Nassau Interim Finance Authority (NIFA) approved funding for Nassau County’s part of a plan to address flood issues in Mineola and Carle Place, officials revealed on May 15. Mineola and North Hempstead’s portion of the three-part Bruce Terrace Flood Remediation Project has been ongoing.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The sixth-grade Mineola Chiefs (Maroon) defeated a very tough Garden City on the road 6-4 on May 12. With three players on injured reserved Mineola’s reinforcements played with all heart on Mother’s Day.
The Mineola defense controlled the game. Joe Carr grabbed the rock out of the air on crease slides at least three this game, Zach Koerber stopped ball on fast breaks while defensemen Evan Eberlein and Alex Marchiselli locked down the remaining attack men.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The Wheatley School announced that 15 student athletes have been recognized by Section VIII-Nassau County Interscholastic Athletic Association for their performance in athletics, scholarship and leadership qualities for the Winter 2012-13 season. The Boys Indoor Track team was crowned NYS State Scholar Athlete Team Champions. The Boys Varsity Basketball team won the Nassau County Class B Championship.
Below is a list of Wheatley athletes who attained various All-County/Conference honors.