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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.


News

The Mineola School Board will hold a public hearing on the much-debated New York State veterans exemption on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Willis Avenue School. It is expected the board will either approve or disapprove the tax exemption during its regular meeting at 7 p.m.

When votes go to the polls next week on Tuesday, Nov. 4 to vote on the Town of North Hempstead’s 2nd Council District seat, candidate Bonnie Parente feels her stance on the building department is what voters will remember when casting their choice. The 2nd council district post is currently held by Peter Zuckerman, a former East Hills trustee. He was appointed to the seat in January to replace Thomas Dwyer, who resigned last year.

 

“That’s the major issue I heard about when I knocked on doors,” she said. “No matter where I am, I could be at the Herricks Community Center or the Albertson Pasta Dinner and

predominately what people ask about is how to fix the building department.”


Sports

Samantha Pastore

Samantha Pastore, senior and third-year varsity player, is also co-captain of the currently undefeated (11-0) Mineola Girls Varsity Volleyball team. She is an outside hitter and is often recognized in games by starting rallies with her quick thinking and nimble feet. She earns 20 percent of the team’s points and averages four aces per match.

The Mineola Mustangs varsity football team fell to the Seaford Vikings last week 27-21, missing their chance to tie the top seeds Locust Valley and Roosevelt’s 6-1 Nassau conference IV record.

 

After tying the game in the second half and having the opportunity to capitalize on Seaford’s failed extra-point kick on their final touchdown, the Viking’s senior wide receiver/defensive back Bobby Buell knocked away a pass from Mineola senior quarterback James Gerstner to senior wide receiver Brian Smith in the end-zone with 57 seconds left


Calendar

International Night - October 30

Halloween Parade - October 31

Cultural Arts Series - November 1 


Columns

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