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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

The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Mineola. 

 

With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born. 

Educating The Underprivileged Girl

As I tried to make my way through the unforgiving monsoon season, rain pouring as far as the eye could see, dodging puddles I rushed inside the school building. The guard yelled in the background for the children to come in quickly before they dragged in even more mud inside. Trying hard not to slip on the wet dirty floor, I pondered to myself what

exactly I was doing here. The words of Mahatma Gandhi resonated inside my head, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

 

Here I was at a school in Mumbai India, 7800 miles from my home in Mineola, volunteering with “Aseema,” a non-governmental organization whose mission is to empower and educate the under privileged children. Children living on the streets or in slums and in inhuman conditions.


Sports

The Mineola Mustangs varsity football team defeated the Roosevelt Roughriders 47-38 on Saturday, Sept. 20.

 

Senior quarterback James Gerstner led the Mustangs (2-0) to victory by rushing 212 yards and securing five touchdowns on 23 carries.  He also completed 11 of 13 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown.

 

“This was a big game—we were ready and pumped up all week,” Gerstner said.  “We came in ranked third but we knew we could beat them.”

Mustangs Shut Out Valley Stream

The Mineola Varsity Football team’s defense dominated Valley Stream South, winning 21-0 on Sept. 13. The Falcons never got further then Mineola’s 30 yard line. The defense was lead by senior linebackers Eric Guardado (8 tackles 6 assist), Ed Hincapie (6 tackles, 5 assist) and safety John Clancy (tackles, 3 assist).

 

Defensive linemen Anthony Sarno, Luigi Athan, Victor Tineo, Matt Lafaye and Chris Brenes controlled the line of scrimmage. Defensive backs Peter McCormack and Chris Lockwood played very well as they combined for eight tackles and only allowed two pass completions. Linebacker Kyle Dunleavy, Ben Carbone, Matt Kosowski and Brian Smith also played very well.


Calendar

Exercise Class - September 24

Silver Sneaker Fitness - September 25

International Night - September 25


Columns

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