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Athlete Of The Week

 

Anthony Cueter

MHS Track And Field

 

 

Mineola High School Senior Anthony Cueter has grown into a leader on and off the track for the boys’ spring track and field team since he joined the team as a freshman.  Cueter is a consistent scorer for the team in the 400m dash, 200m dash, and 400 intermediate hurdles.  The event he enjoys the most is the 4x400 relay because of the length of the race and the fact he gets to compete with his teammates as a unit.

 

Cueter achieved All-Conference honors in the winter when he was a part of the Conference Champion 4x400 team.  He’s looking to earn All-Division honors and possibly qualify for the state championship meet to be held in Syracuse the first weekend of June.

 

Cueter’s a big reason the team achieved an 11-3 conference record this season.  He hopes to continue his running career collegiately when he attends SUNY Fredonia in the fall.

 

Cueter also served as a role model in the classroom and community as well. On April 26 he teamed with co-captain Dylan Bestler to organize a track meet for the middle school students as part of their senior project.

 

Cueter and Bestler taught the younger students how important it is to be physically active every day in order to fight childhood obesity, a growing problem in our country.  The seniors also exposed the students to track and field and showed them how much fun it can be since there is no track and field team at the middle school level.    


News

The nine-story apartment building at 250 Old Country Road is rising on schedule, according to developers. Lake Success-based Lalezarian Developers is constructing a nine-story, 315-unit complex at the site.

 

Kevin Lalezarian estimated the project is about 20 percent complete.

 

“Our foundation is nearly complete,” Lalezarian said. “Our superstructure is proceeding. That’s the main thing happening right now.”

The Mineola Fire Department is looking to replace its Company Two engine, Truck 168. The truck is 25 years old, consisting of an articulating boom and bucket.

 

A new truck would cost upwards of $1 million, fire reps said.

 

“The current truck has served the village well for many years, but is in need of replacement,” Chief of Department Jeff Clark said.


Sports

The Mineola Hurricanes recently swept the Smithtown Bulls recently pounded the Smithtown Bulls in two games, winning 9-1and 6-1 at Brady Field in Smithtown. In game one, Chris Marotta brought the heat against the Bulls. 

 

Smithtown managed just one hit off of Marotta, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out eight during his five innings of work. The Bulls jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.

Had college lacrosse burst onto the scene one generation earlier, one local resident would have become a household name within the inner circles.  Settling for three National Championships and a professional contract, however, is not a bad consolation prize.

 

Alex Rosier can now add one more accomplishment to the resume, nearly 20 years after his college career ended. 


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - August 13

International Night - August 14

What Matters To You - August 15


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