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Storming Cyclones Take Two

This Mineola Cyclones took on the undefeated girls of Port Washington and managed to come out on top in a game that featured solid pitching from the Cyclone’s Mikayla Dalton and Meaghan McCaffrey on April 23. The Cyclones faced Albertson Herrick’s (Team 2) in their second weekend game.

 

Vicky VanGrembergen led the charge from the mound.  Powerful hitting from Jenna Cox, Toni Ondris and Vicky Venus pushed the Cyclones to yet another victory. The Cyclone’s are in contention to lead the league with a 5-1 record as they reach their mid-season stride.

 

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Mineola BU9 Take One, Drop One

The BU9 Mineola Mighty’s Liam Going, off a nifty combination play from teammates Greg Kenney and Jack Flood, scored his second goal of the game to give Mineola a 3-2 win over Wantagh on April 27.  Jack Flood scored Mineola’s other goal, off a terrific shot early in the first half.

 

Mineola goalkeepers Luke Sommese and Andrew Pizzardi played solidly in front of a defense led by Malcolm DeCollibus and Michael Duda.  In their second weekend game, Mineola fell to Massapequa 3-0.  Massapequa’s tough defense denied Mineola any solid chances all game. The Mighty were led by solid all-around games from Thomas Daly and Mattheus Silva.

 

Mineola Tops New Hyde Park

The GU14 Mineola Mustangs held on to defeat the New Hyde Park Tigers 2-1 on April 27.  Gretchen Keller started the scoring for Mineola, looping a ball into the corner of the NHP goal early in the first half.  Minutes later, Emma Feimer’s shot from outside the box nicked off teammate Katie Russelman’s head through the goalkeeper’s hands for a 2-0 lead. 

 

Mineola seemed poised to strike again moments later, as Brianna O’Brien’s deft move in the box led to an open shot in front of the NHP net. The Tigers’ keeper denied O’Brien a goal with a nice save.  As the first half came to a close, the momentum started shifting to the Tigers. 

 

Halfway through the second half, the Tigers were awarded a penalty kick and their talented striker squeezed her shot past a diving Natalia Cotto.  The Tigers constantly attacked over the final 15 minutes of the game, but Cotto and Mineola’s terrific backline of Jillian Palma, Meghan Lafaye, Brianna Lopes, Annie Cripps and Valerie Cobos were up to the challenge, constantly clearing aside loose balls and rebounds to secure the victory.

News

Night On The Town has been a fixture in Mineola, honoring community pillars and charities with a evening of great food and fun. This year, event reps have a new goal in mind for the May 7 event at Jericho Terrace: 1,000 attendees and $100,000 raised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the night’s yearly beneficiary. The event raised $72,500 last year.

 

“If you want to buy a ticket or write a check, you don’t make it out to no one else other than the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,” said event coordinator and Piccola Bussola owner Tony Lubrano. “All of the money goes straight to them.”

After two terms on the Mineola School Board and six years of service to the district, trustee William Hornberger will not seek re-election in May, he confirmed last week. 

“After six years of volunteering, I believe the district is on solid ground financially and moving in the right direction educationally,” he said. “I think it’s time for other members of the community to bring their ideas and vision to the board of education. It’s time to move onto the next chapter.”

 

Hornberger was first elected to the board in 2008 and re-elected in 2011, serving as board president and vice president in that span. The Williston Park resident oversaw the reconfiguration of the district which included the closing of the Cross Street and Willis

Avenue schools, one of the more challenging times in the district’s history. Those two schools have since been leased out to Solomon Schechter Day School and Harbor Child Care, respectively.


Sports

Mineola FC Clips Red Wings

Brian Heckelman and Peter Murphy’s defending held the Smithtown Red Wings in check the entire game as the BU10 Mineola FC team advanced to the Long Island Cup quarterfinal round with a 2-0 victory on Saturday, April 12. Liam Russelman scored first for

Mineola, taking a ball from the left sideline and cutting in along the top of the Smithtown box, where he launched a shot into the left corner of the RedWings goal.

 

The 1-0 lead lasted for most of the game, until Liam Going sidestepped three Red Wings defenders, drove to the net and slid a hard shot into the back of the net. Mineola improved to 4-0 in all competitions with the win.

Jimmy Regan was a perfect man in that he put others before himself and made sacrifices—both for his country and in ultimately his life as an Army Ranger. Chaminade High School lacrosse star Jack Brennan, who grew up knowing Regan and who now plays for his alma mater, would be the first to admit that he is not a perfect man, but did put on a perfect performance this past Saturday night on the lacrosse field, scoring a hat trick in a 10-5 win against the Manhasset Indians and giving the Flyers the overall edge 4-3 in the annual charity game held in Regan’s name.

 

“I didn’t really do much, it was just a lot of feeds on the crease and I just finished and I got lucky,” Brennan said of his on-field performance, especially considering the significant amount of playing time as a junior on the team.


Calendar

Cabaret Night - April 25

Buffet Dinner - April 25

Baseball Fundraiser - April 29 


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com