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MAA Softball News

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.

 

MAA Travel Soccer News

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

Winthrop University Hospital employee Jeffrey Brenner, a hyperbaric technician with the Life Support Technologies group in Mineola, recently received the American Heart Association’s prestigious Louis J. Acampora Heart Saver Award at a dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The award is named for a Long Island teenager who succumbed to a sporting injury that is understood to have been preventable if a cardiac medical device had been immediately on-scene and applied. 

 

“I hope that I have made a real difference in my town and the world around me to help prevent death and improve the quality of people’s lives” said Brenner.

The Wheatley School recently hosted an Item Writing Workshop for more than 100 language teachers representing districts across New York State.  The workshop was sponsored by the Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS), the professional organization that has assumed responsibility for the creation and administration of the FLACS

Checkpoint A and B Exams (formerly the NYS Second Language Proficiency and Regents Exams).


Sports

After consecutive seasons of finishing runner-up in the men’s golf Player of the Year for the Skyline Conference, Christian Bleck of St. Joseph’s took home first place in a rather unlikely turn of events. 

 

After a herniated disc caused the Chaminade High School alum to miss every event after the first week of the season until the conference tournament, Bleck returned—without even having the luxury of practicing a full 18 holes—and competed with the best players the conference has to offer. 

Cross-Country Crowned Champs

The Mineola Mustang boys cross-country team won the division 4A championship recently at Bethpage State Park.  This is the first championship for the program since 1974, ending a 40-year championship drought. 

 

Mineola defeated Seaford, who also entered the undefeated in division competition, 38-20.  Overcoming rain and high winds throughout the race, many Mustangs ran personal records for the 5K in route to the victory.


Calendar

Mineola School Meeting - November 20

Fools Rush In - November 21

Mustangs Face Roosevelt - November 22 


Columns

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