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Baseball News

 

Mineola Tops Cold Spring
Harbor 12-5

 

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.

Mustangs Beat Cold Spring Harbor 15-4

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.

Mustangs Complete CSH Sweep

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.


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Way before Home Depot or Ace Hardware came into existence, there were little mom-and-pop shops like Munder’s True Value on Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. The hardware store, which opened its doors in 1948, is somewhat of a suburban dinosaur having outlasted several other hardware stores in the area.

 

“My father, Charles, opened this store in 1948 after returning home from World War II,” said Bill Munder, who took over the store operation seven years ago. “His parents wanted to know his plans after he returned home from the marines and he decided to open this store on Hillside Avenue.”

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from the Mineola School District showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, Mineola had some of the lowest numbers, with eight students opting out of the English Language Arts test. However, not a single Mineola student missed the math test. In East Williston, the opt out rates were 75 students in ELA and 60 in math.


Sports

The New York Cosmos hosted the Mineola Athletic Association’s Soccer Club recently for its penultimate fall 2014 home game. More than 140 members of the MAA soccer club and their families came out on a chilly October evening to show their love of the game. Twenty-two Mineola boys and girls had the honor of escorting the New York Cosmos and Ottawa Fury players onto the field in the traditional “Walk of Champions.”

 

The Mineola spirit must have inspired the home team, as spectators enjoyed the exciting 2-1 Cosmos victory, with the game-winning goal coming in stoppage time.


As a current member of the Mineola High School Varsity Soccer team, senior, Catherine Cunningham has been dominating the scoring for the Mustangs.  She has 12 goals and two assists in the last seven games. 

 

In her last week of play alone, she amassed six goals in just three games. As a captain for the last two years, Cunningham has been an All-Conference and All-Class player, leading her team to two victories so far this season. 


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