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End Of The Year Mineola High School Sports Awards

The 2013 Spring Sport Seasons sent several teams and individuals into playoffs and state meets. The Girls Softball team advanced into the county playoffs behind the strong play of Freshman pitcher Emily Skupp.


Offensive firepower was provided by Skupp and a host of other players including Valerie Fisher, Christina Palmentieri, Lauren Fisher, and Addie McKeever. Christina Palmentieri played solid defensively throughout the season and will be continuing her playing career at Adelphi University in the fall.


The Boys Lacrosse team was led by St. Johns Lacrosse bound Brian Gaffney. The team took on Oyster Bay in the first round of the Nassau County Playoffs at Hofstra University. After defeating Oyster Bay 13-10 the Mustangs set their sights on perennial lacrosse power Cold Spring Harbor. The team gave a good fight but in the end came up short in the semi final round as Cold Spring Harbor continued on their route to become County Champions.


In Boys Track Senior Fred Lang was all-state as he finished fifth overall in the New York State Meet in the 3000 meter Steeplechase event. In addition the All County 4x800 team consisting of Fred Lang, Jake Tavernite, Dylan Bessler and Joe Mulder qualified for the state meet.


The Mineola Athletic Booster Club sponsored the recent Varsity Award Banquet held at Jericho Terrace. The evening featured many special award presentations. Brian Gaffney and Julie Falotico were presented with Athlete of the Year awards for their efforts and achievements as student athletes.


Mineola Athletics Boosters Senior Scholarship

Brad Coleman

Joseph Mulder

Teresa Ferreri

Ashley Stavish

Nikki-Taylor Massaro                                                                                                  

Adriana McKeever                                                                                                   

Matthew DePalma

Delores Chichi

Rohit Singla

Student Athlete Leadership Award

Thomas Behan

Nikki-Taylor Massaro


U.S. Army National Scholar Athlete Award

Patrick Murray

Julianne Falotico


U.S. Marines Distinguished Athlete Award

Josh Lopes

Michael Waszczuk

Christina Palmenteri

U.S. Navy Athletic
Achievement Award

Mathew Long

Malcolm Brown

Danielle Martinez-McCormack


Athlete Of The Year

Brian Gaffney

Julianne Falotico


Sportsmanship Award

Fredric Lang

Anastasia Canell


PE Students Of The Year

Fredric Lang

Erica Cunha


Softball-All County

Christina Palmenteri

Emily Skupp


All Conference

Adriana Mckeever

Mallory Donelan     


All Division

Lauren Fischer

Valerie Fischer  

 Senior Scholar Athlete-Anastasia Canell   

Boys Lacrosse-All County-Brian Gaffney               

 Hon. Mention All County -Robert Dwyer       


All Conference

Josh Lopes

Tim Gill


All Academic 

All Conference

Robert Dwyer

John Clancy

Brian Gaffney    


Girls Lacrosse-Hon. 

Mention All County

Ashley Stavish


All Conference

Marisa Athan

 Julianne Falotico

Teresa Ferreri    


Academic All American

Julianne Falotico

Nikki Massaro

Ashley Stavish

Carolina Palumbo

Courtney Capobianco

Rebecca Chiu



All League –  Ryan Kelly               


Spring Track- All County

Anthony Caruso – Discus

Fred Lang – 3000m Steeple Chase

Joe Mulder – 4 X 800

Dylan Bestler – 4 X 800

Jake Tavernite – 4 X 800

Fred Lang – 4 X 800         


County Champion

Fred Lang – 3000 M Steeple Chase

Joe Mulder – 4 X 800

Dylan Bestler – 4 X 800

Jake Tavernite – 4 X 800

Fred Lang – 4 X 800         


All Division

Jessica Azevedo

Jenna Pareti

Nina Ribeiro

Brad Coleman           


Jaclynn Demas always loved film and television. She dreamed of having a hand in its creative process. and wanted to shape the moving image. The East Williston resident’s obsession paid off after taking home a Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program last month as producer of PBS KIDS’ Peg + Cat.


“I’ve loved TV and was a movie buff since I was a little kid,” she said. “All I’ve ever wanted to do was make films. I was just upset at how things were made. When I got older, I took a lot of courses in TV and video production.”


After graduating Hicksville High School in 1998, Demas, 34, attended Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., majoring in mass communications, specifying in film and television production.

$100K donation for Life’s WORC

In recognition of the superior care her daughter Marjorie Levine of Albertson, received, the late Elsie Levine, formerly of Great Neck, has bequeathed $100,000 to Life’s WORC. The recently deceased

Levine was an ardent advocate for those suffering from developmental disabilities. According to her daughter Cathy Levine, Elsie Levine turned her grief and pain into action and this gift demonstrates the gratitude and peace of mind Life’s WORC provided for her entire family.


“My mother had overwhelmingly positive feelings about the care my sister received through Life’s WORC,” added Cathy Levine. “Life’s WORC represented the dawn of giving those with special needs a life and an opportunity to reach their potential.”


Hurricanes Fall To Saints

Mineola Hurricanes lost a battle of the bats on Sunday, June 29, at St. Joseph’s Field in Kings Park, falling short in a 9-8 ball game against the St. Joseph’s Saints in the first game of a doubleheader.

The top of the first saw the Hurricanes take an early 2-0 lead. The runs came home for the Hurricanes when T.J. McManus scored on an error and Connor Eakin scored on a fielder’s choice. The Saints never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring five runs on two errors and an RBI single by Jonathan.

The Mineola 12U intramural team opened its summer season against the East Williston Wildcats at the Willis Avenue field complex in Mineola on Monday, July 7.


East Williston jumped out to an early 3-0 lead due to some Mineola miscues and timely hitting. Mineola starting pitcher Kenny Solosky was strong, allowing only two hits, four strikeouts and one walk.

Mineola began their push back when Zach Buongiovanni crushed a solo home run onto the railroad tracks, just missing a passing train.


Solosky, Jordan Sandler (game winning walk-off single), Phil LaPierre, Kieran O’Gara, Patrick Solosky, Zach Buongiovanni (2 RBIs) and Vin Othman all contributed an RBI in a balanced hitting attack.

Andrew Geagher made a nice defensive play in the shortstop hole at short throwing out the runner by a step. Matt Pardo also made a nice grab off the centerfield wall holding the East Williston player to a double.


Leisure Club Opportunity - July 16

Green Meadows Farm - July 17

Movie Night In The Park - July 18


1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller,

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry,

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller,