Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00
With the Mustangs trailing 4-0 going into the third inning, big hits by Ryan Kelly and John Lusardi helped the Mustangs take the lead on March 25.
In the top of the fifth with two out, the Mustangs scored three more runs with the help of a lead-off double by sophomore Steve DePalma (with his first varsity hit), he was followed by Robbie Lang getting on base with a walk and Mike Conte’s single. These guys were all driven home by Nick Iadevaio’s bases-clearing triple.
drove home Matt Demelas and Ryan Kelly on his second hit of the day. Starting pitcher Ryan Kelly went five innings and reliever John Lusardi finished up to earn the save.
On a day in which the temperature felt more like football weather, the Mineola Mustangs’ bats sizzled as they scored 15 runs on March 26. Mineola managed nine hits and took advantage of the Cold Spring Harbor pitching staff’s inability to throw strikes as they walked six times. Scoring for the Mustangs was Brendan Healey (2), Nick Iadevaio (2), Vinny Bieniek (3) John Lusardi 3), as well as Kenny Faath, James Wiercinski and Robbie Lang touched the plate. Timely hits were by Vinny Bieniek, Ryan Kelly and Robbie Lang. Bieniek pitched four solid innings while reliever Chris Farrell shut the door for the final two as the umpires stopped the game after 6 p.m. due to the cold.
The Mustangs were able to take an early lead and never look back in its 7-3 win on March 29. Nick Iadevaio drove home Mike Conte (3 runs) after Mike got on base via a walk and stole second to give the team an early 1-0 lead. In the second inning, the Mustangs responded with a four-run spot. Driving in runs were Kenny Faath with a sacrifice fly, Steve Depalma with a single, Vinny Bieniek’s fielder’s choice and Matt Demelas clutch two-out, two-strike hit. Nick Brown pinch hit a single in the fourth that kept the Mustangs rally alive and he was driven in by Demelas, who added another RBI in the fourth, giving the Mustangs a 7-0 lead. Starting pitcher Nick Iadevaio had no trouble holding on as he only allowed two hits and struck out eight batters. Robbie Lang also had two hits and two stolen bases.
Saturday, 27 September 2014 00:00
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.
Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00
East Williston resident Brian Advocate-Ross addressed the Village of East Williston Board of Trustees earlier this month about an alleged drug problem at 386 Roslyn Rd. Advocate-Ross lives next to the house, and alleged to the village that there is “abundant drug use going on there—they’ve got people coming and going all day long, parking all over the place, and I have a little museum of drug paraphernalia that they throw over the fence.”
Advocate-Ross, who said a school two blocks away from the house, is primarily concerned about the safety of his four young children, and said he has called the police at the Third Precinct numerous times and expressed disappointment.
“I’m tired of calling them, they do nothing,” Advocate-Ross said. “My 6-year-old is finding what they throw over the fence and bringing them to me. I’m not going to tolerate it.”
The Third Precinct declined to comment.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
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.”
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
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.