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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

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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