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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

 

Baseball

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           

News

In a typical Long Island community packed with houses and backyards, there are a couple of acres of open land of community gardens where people are growing basil and dahlias and roses and cabbages—people like Terry Dunckey of Westbury and Peg Woerner of Great Neck, tending their small plots and helping to promote sustainable and organic practices.

East Meadow Farm, off Merrick Avenue, is owned by Nassau County and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Nassau County. Previously it was a family-owned farm that was purchased by the county through the Environment Bond Act Program, a $150 million program that called for, among several mandates, the preservation of 400 acres of open space. In 2009, CCE of Nassau was awarded the lease to the land and in January 2012 took possession of the property. East Meadow Farm is a place where we can get the best advice on how to make our gardens grow without harming the earth. Part of the CCE’s original proposal was the establishment of a farmer’s market and, now, the market is open two days a week, a place to purchase organic vegetables and flowers during the growing season.

Drivers—get ready to slow down. Nassau County is currently in the process of installing school zone speed cameras in an effort to enhance safety by encouraging drivers to travel with caution, as well as support law enforcement efforts to crack down on violators and prevent accidents caused by speeding.

Nassau County officials say they’re still investigating locations in the Mineola School District, while leaning towards installing cameras near the North Side or Willets Road schools in the East Williston School District. Cameras could begin operation in September.


Sports

Nobody wants to make excuses, but sometimes when the injury bug hits, it’s impossible to overcome. Mineola Mustangs football head coach Dan Guido, entering his 28th season at helm, knows the injuries were the cause for their first-round defeat at the hands of the West Hempstead Rams last November.

“There was too many injuries on the offensive line last season,” said Guido. “It was supposed to be our strength and it ended up being a weak link by the end of the season.”

Even with those injuries, the Mustangs went 4-4 during the regular season.

The BU15 Mineola Revolution were crowned champions of the Roar at the Shore Tournament 2014 in West Islip on Aug. 10. After dropping the opener 2-0 against North Valley Stream, Mineola bounced back to beat Freeport Premiere 2-1.

The Revolution’s offense exploded in the third game as they beat West Islip 7-0. Mineola’s final game pitted them against Quickstrike FC, which entered the contest without a loss and within a point of winning the tournament.


Calendar

Zoning Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28

Mineola Village Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 3

School Board Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 4



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