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Wheatley Athletes Receive Honors

The Wheatley School announced that student athletes have been recognized by Section VIII-Nassau County Interscholastic Athletic Association for their exceptional performance in athletics, scholarship, and leadership qualities for the fall 2013 season.

 

Football

Andrew Hastings  - All County

 

Zach Farmilo  - Scholar Athlete

 

Field Hockey Scholar Team

Samantha Palazzolo  - All Conference

 

Samantha Seigler  - Scholar Athlete

 

Perri Schreiber  - All League

 

Namita Reddy  - Unsung Hero 

 

Girls Cross Country Scholars

Morgan Hane  - All Division

 

Katie Keller  - All Division and All Conference

 

Boys Cross Country Team

Jordan Weinstock  - All Division

 

Girls Soccer Scholar Team

Lauren Perry  - Scholar Athlete

 

Alana Leahy  - All County

 

Danielle Wasserman  - All Conference

 

Adena Bernot  - All Conference

 

Boys Soccer Scholar Team

Brian DeLay  - (Sr.)(Mineola) All County and Conference- Offensive Player of the Year

 

Michael Covas  - (Sr.)(Mineola)     All County

 

Matt Huhn  - Honorable Mention All County

 

Jacob Dinetz  - Honorable Mention All County

 

Ethan Bloomberg  - All Conference

 

Kevin Martins  - (Sr.)(Mineola)   All Conference

 

Andrew Tripi  - All Conference

 

Xavier Fallarino  - Scholar Athlete

 

Girls Volleyball Scholars

Nicole Cutinella  - All Class

 

Joanne Joshua  - Scholar Athlete 

 

Girls Tennis Scholars

 

Ashley Lessen  - All State and All County

 

Kelsey Shields  - All Conference

 

Olivia Gatoff  - All Conference

 

Sabrina Goldbaum  - All Conference

 

Madison D’Ambrosio  - All Division

 

Jillian Gothelf   - All Division

 

Brittany Groveman  - All Division

 

Fallon Roher  - All Division

 

Courtney Schwartz  - All Division

 

Danielle Joel  - All Division

 

Sabrina Lee  - All Division

 

Danielle Krueger  - All Division

 

Samantha Lessen  - All Division

 

Samita Nath  - All Division

 

2013 Fall Team Award Recipients

Varsity Boys Cross Country

 

Boys Wildcat Award:  Mike Koszalka

 

Boys Coaches Award: Vakas Akhtar   

 

Boys Unsung Hero:  Jordan Weinstock  

 

JV Spirit:  Zach Calabrese

 

Varsity Girls Cross Country

Girls Wildcat Award:  Katie Keller

 

Girls Coaches Award:  Morgan Hanel

 

Unsung Hero:  Leigh Anderson

 

Varsity Field Hockey

Wildcat Award:  Samantha Palazzolo

 

Coaches Award:  Taylor Keenan  (Jr.)(Mineola)

 

Unsung Hero:  Alexandra Schreiber  

 

Varsity Boys Soccer

Wildcat Award: Brian DeLay  (Sr.)(Mineola) 

 

Coaches Award:  Ryan Levy  

 

Unsung Hero:  Andrew Feimer

 

Junior Varsity Boys Soccer

Spirit Award:  Matt Kelapire and Joe Cucinella

 

Varsity Girls Soccer

Wildcat Award:  Jamie Sellinger

 

Unsung Hero:  Rachel Jozef (Jr.)(Mineola) and Allison LaMonica

 

Junior Varsity Girls Soccer

Spirit Award:  Gretchen Keller and Erin O’Kelly

 

Varsity Girls Tennis

Wildcat Award:  Kelsey Shields

 

Coaches Award:  Sabrina Goldbaum

 

Unsung Hero:  Olivia Gatoff  

 

Junior Varsity Girls Tennis

Spirit Award:  Ally Schmertz and Diana Lee 

 

Varsity Football

Wildcat Award:  Andrew Hastings

 

Coaches Award:  Walter Hernandez  (Sr.)(Mineola)

 

Unsung Hero:  Zach Farmiloe

 

JV Spirit Award: Chris Vazquez  (Soph)(Mineola)

 

Varsity Volleyball

Wildcat Award:  Nicole Cutinella

 

Coaches Award: Katie Stagnari   (Sr.)(Mineola)

 

Unsung Hero:  Maura Koszalka

 

Junior Varsity Volleyball

Spirit Award: Olivia Suppa and Lianna Golden


News

Road improvement and storm preparation dominated the discussion of the Village of Mineola’s preliminary 2014-15 budget released last week. The proposed budget totals $19.33 million, a 1.38 percent increase from last year.

The tentative budget also represents a .34 percent tax increase from last year, when Mineola’s tax bump was .74 percent.

 

The village has budgeted almost $1 million for road and curb upgrades, Mayor Scott Strauss estimated. The road maintenance line in the budget received an $80,000 to increase to $580,000.

An April 7 fire in a second-floor apartment at 98 Mineola Blvd.—which also houses Wong’s Noodle House—was sparked by unsanctioned plumbing work, Mineola officials revealed last week.

 

According to Village Building Superintendent Dan Whalen, the building owner, 104 Mineola Blvd. LLC, did not have the required permits to do plumbing work on file. Arcadio Matias, superintendent of the building, could not be reached for comment. The building department is notifying Matias and his workers, both of who will appear before the village court some time in May.

 

The Mineola Fire Department received the call at noon and rushed to the scene. “The fire didn’t spread far,” MFD Chief Jeff Clark said. “Luckily no one was hurt.”


Sports

FC Mineola Wins Two

The BU10 FC Mineola opened league play with 3-0 win over the Hewlett Lawrence Blue Sonic on April 3. Mineola was led by Liam Going (two goals and an assist). The first goal came off a beautiful cross from Liam Russelman that Going sent to the back of the net.  Fifteen minutes later the Liam to Liam connection struck again when Russelman found Going open at the top of the box for another shot and score by the talented Mineola player.

 

Mineola’s final goal came midway through the second half as Gregory Kenney redirected a good cross past the Hewlett goalie. The back line of Peter Murphy, Luke Sommese and Brent Muessig controlled the defensive end of the field limiting the number of shots Hewlett took on goal and the few that made it through were gobbled up by keeper Andrew Pizzardi. Brian Heckelman, Phil Macchietto and James Teadore all contributed with stellar play at the midfield position.

Marissa Cotroneo

Senior Captain Marissa Cotroneo excelled at the Paul Limmer Invitation on Saturday, April 5, held at Mepham High School.  Cotroneo placed first overall in the 1500 meters in one of the most exciting, come from behind victories of the season.


Calendar

Village Meeting - April 16

Zoning Board Meeting - April 17

Egg Hunts and Fun Fairs - April 19


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