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Mustang Named To Blue Chip All Star Game

Mineola Mustangs baseball standout Nick Iadevaio was selected to play in the recent Nassau County Blue Chip Prospects All Star Game at SUNY Farmingdale. Iadevaio was selected by a panel of coaches who chose the best of all Long Island high school baseball players to take part in this event.

 

In 19 games Nick batted .469. His 30 hits included two home runs, one triple and seven doubles. He led the team in RBIs and stolen bases. On the mound, Iadevaio compiled an impressive 5-3 record. In 47 innings pitched, he recorded a 1.19 ERA and 59 strikeouts while only allowing 33 hits. 

 

Iadevaio threw a recent complete game 2-hitter with 14 strike-outs against Locust Valley. He also went 3-for-4 with a double, run scored and RBI. 

 

In the second game of the three-game set against Locust Valley, Iadevaio went 2-for-3 with an RBI. The hit pushed the Mustang lead to 2-0 in a game they would win 3-1. In the series finale, Iadevaio went 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored, had a stolen base and doubled. 

 

These impressive numbers followed an off season where Iadevaio trained hard in the high school’s fitness center and in the batting cage in preparation for his senior year. He will be continuing his academic and baseball career at Bentley College in Boston.


News

Audience members were treated to an evening of incredible singing by 10 extremely talented Wheatley students during the Tri-M Music Honor Society’s Wheatley Idol X on Friday, Nov. 7, in the packed Wheatley auditorium.

 

Nada Al-Okla, sang “Titanium” by David Guetta, Michaela Balboni sang “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities, Alex Boubour sang “Love Song” by The Cure, Melanie Esquilin sang “At Last” by Etta James, Tessa Karikas sang “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus, Ben Lee sang “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5, Lauren Levine sang “Drops of Jupiter” by Train, Ally Levy sang “A

Drop in the Ocean” by Ron Pope, Juliana Luber sang “Reflection” by Alan Menken and Morgan Misk sang “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse.

What Thanksgiving Means In Mineola

Thanksgiving is a holiday, a festival, celebration and food fest. Tradition says the first Thanksgiving feast was celebrated by pilgrims and Native Americans back in 1621 to give thanks for their harvest after a harsh winter. Over a century later, George Washington, the nation’s first president, issued a Thanksgiving proclamation in 1789.

 

Fast forward to 21st century—the modern day Thanksgiving has come a long way since then. What has not changed however is the shared elaborate meal consumed with family and  friends in the same spirit of celebration and giving thanks for the blessings.


Sports

Mineola High School student Mary Elizabeth Smith signed her letter of intent to attend Stetson University in the fall. She is receiving a partial athletic scholarship and will be a member of the Stetson Rowing team.  

 

Smith is an accomplished rower who has trained locally and competed nationally. She began her rowing career as a 10th grader and ranks 53 in her rowing classification. 


 

In their semifinals home playoff game, the 9-year-old Mineola Chiefs (7-2) shut out perennial power Seaford Broncos 21-0. 

 

The Chiefs defense, the strength of the team, was lights out, making gang tackles all over the field. The defensive line of Charlie Villa, Luigi Kaloudis, Michael Nygaard, Luke Ruiz, John Jochym, Zachary Bohringer, Johnny Kessler, Zakria Zulfiqar and Jack McCormack kept the pressure on Seaford’s offense all game long. The Linebackers John Viggiani and Nick Rios attacked the runners and finished off the Broncos.


Calendar

Rockinghams - November 29

Village Green Tree Lighting - December 2

Village Meeting - December 3 


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