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Mineola Splits In Playoffs

The Mineola Mustangs Softball team completed an excellent season with two exciting games in the Nassau County Playoffs.  

 

The Lady Mustangs met Floral Park in the first round of the playoffs on Friday, May 16, beating the Spartans 8-4.

 

It was the third meeting of the season with Floral Park, with Mineola winning the first two games.

 

The Mustangs jump out to an early 5-1 lead that included a two-run triple from Valerie Fischer in the top of the third inning. Floral Park fought back to come within one run of tying the game making it 5-4 at the end of six innings played.

 

Kati Priolo sealed the win for Mineola with a two out, three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to put the game out of reach. Emily Skupp shut down Floral Park in the bottom of half of the inning to earn the playoff victory for Mineola.

 

The Mustangs earned its third playoff birth in as many years. They advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2004. 

 

Mineola finished the season with a heart breaking 1-0 loss against Carey High School, who entered the playoffs as the number one seed. The Mustangs got six innings

of superb pitching from Emily Skupp along with stellar defense from the Lady Mustangs. Mineola bats could not break through against Jenna Turato of Carey to get the equalizer in a tight game which featured great pitching from both teams. 


News

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.

Gitangalie Palombo, an Elmont yoga instructor, will open Fly High Dance and Fitness on the second floor at 111 E. Jericho Tpke. after her plan was approved by the Mineola Village

Board last week. She expects to open by January 2015. Sherwin Williams occupies the main floor.

 

“We want to be a great addition to the community,” she said. “I hope Fly High brings a new flare to the area.”


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. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - October 22

International Night - October 23

Village Halloween Party - October 24


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