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Mineola Caps Athletic Season

The Mineola Athletic Program capped off a great year with the 2014 varsity Awards Banquet held at Jericho Terrace. The evening was well attended as over 300 people packed the room to honor the efforts of all the members of the Athletic Program. Special award winners included Jake Tavernite and Courtney Capobianco, who were given the Sportsmanship Awards based on their athletic achievement and ability to create a positive competitive environment for their teammates throughout their careers at Mineola.

 

John Lusardi and Emily Martins received the coaches’ “Old Reliable” awards based on consistent overall effort and team contributions throughout the course of their participation in the program. Katie

Priolo and Vincent Bieniek won Athlete of the Year honors. 

 

Mineola Award Winners

Girls Volleyball

All County – Valerie Fischer

 

All Class - Courtney Capobianco

 

All Conference – Tara Maloney, Samantha Pastore

 

Girls Soccer

All County/Scholar Athlete – Nicole Forte

 

All Class B – Catherine Cunningham

 

All Conference – Sabrina Ferreri, Samantha Mendes

 

Boys Soccer

All County – Daniel Pardo                  

 

All Conference – Chris Farrell, Andrew Pereira

 

Scholar Athlete – Mersim Redzematovic         

 

Football

All County - Vinny Bieniek

 

All Conference – Ryan Eccher, Christian Martin, Justin Oommen

 

National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete - Anthony Caruso

 

Unsung Hero – Zach Vega 

 

Cross Country

All County - Jake Tavernite

 

All Conference - Marissa Cotroneo, Caroline Mueller

 

All Division - Douglas Demagistris, Ryan Kelly           

 

Girls Bowling

All County - Marissa Buonincontro 

 

All Conference – Lauren Pucci

 

Boys Bowling

All County - Tony Macchietto

 

All Division - William Andrade                     

 

All Conference – John Lusardi  

 

Wrestling

All County – Luigi Athan, James Rodriguez, Anthony Sarno, Milandip Toor

 

County Champion - Edien Hincapie, Peter McCormack

 

All Conference – Kyle Dunleavy               

 

Girls Basketball                           

All Class - Samantha Venus

 

Scholar Athlete – Kati Priolo

 

Boy’s Winter Track

All County - Jake Tavernite

 

All Conference - Dylan Bestler, Anthony Cueter, Chris Mueller, John Murray, Tom Farrell, Robert Lang, Jake Tavernite, Andrew Pereira

 

Girl’s Winter Track 

All Conference - Jenna Pareti, Marissa Cotroneo, Amy Wetzel

 

Softball

All County – Mallory Donelan, Emily Skupp

 

Hon. Mention All County, Valerie Fischer, Kathryn Priolo

 

All Conference – Samantha Venus

 

Boys Lacrosse

All County – John Clancy, James Gerstner                    

 

Hon. Mention All County - Tim Gill

 

All Conference – Kyle Dunleavy, Peter Mc Cormack, Brian Smith

 

Girls Lacrosse

All County/Scholar Athlete – Courtney Capobianco

 

All Conference - Emma Fater, Alexandra Iannelli

 

Old Reliable – Aline Muller

 

Baseball

All County – Vinny Bieniek

 

MVP League A-4 Nick Iadevaio

 

All Conference – John Lusardi       

 

All League – Mike Conte, Steven De Palma

 

Spring Track

All County - Dylan Bestler

 

All Division - Marissa Cotroneo, Deborah Gabbay 

 

Booster Club Senior Scholarship Awards

Marissa Cotroneo, Chris Farrel, Valerie Fischer, Doug Hale, Justin Oomen, Caroline Mueller, Christian Martin, Dylan Bestler

 

U.S. Army Scholar Athlete Award

Chris Farrel, Caroline Mueller

 

U.S. Marines Distinguished Athlete Award

Anthony Caruso, Nicole Forte

 

U.S. Navy Athletic Achievement Award

Nick Iadevaio, Marissa Cotroneo


News

The Village of Mineola’s Zoning Board last week approved Winthrop University Hospital’s plan to revamp the “Welcome to Mineola” sign atop the Station Plaza Diner at the Long Island Rail Road Station.

The village code prohibits rooftops signs, but the zoning board has relief powers.

 

“I spoke with the building commissioner and he said that he’s satisfied; that it’s structurally sound and stable,” Zoning Board Chairman John Macedo said. “If he’s satisfied, I’m satisfied.”

The Village of East Williston was recently ruled against in the second round of lawsuits with neighboring Village of Williston Park involving the latter’s water rates—establishing a 13 percent increase from $3.83 per 1,000 gallons of water to $4.33.

 

Village of East Williston Mayor David Tanner said that the lawsuit, “still does not resolve the underlying problem between the villages, which is we feel that we’re being charged too much for water—the cost is excessive.”

 

Tanner said the village is still calculating the financial impact will be, and that the village has been making payments in escrow for every water bill received.


Sports

Runners from all over Long Island came to run at the fourth annual Katie Oppo Memorial 5K on Sunday, June 15. The runner first across the finish line was Mineola resident Michael Mariotti, general manager, owner and host of the famous local restaurant Cafe Continental in Manhasset. 

 

The day was glorious as the runners and walkers began their trek through Flower Hill from the starting line at Flower Hill Park. Organizers of this year’s event made the race a USATF Certified 5K race, timed by Long Island Race Timing. 

Hurricanes Fall To Saints

Mineola Hurricanes lost a battle of the bats on Sunday, June 29, at St. Joseph’s Field in Kings Park, falling short in a 9-8 ball game against the St. Joseph’s Saints in the first game of a doubleheader.

The top of the first saw the Hurricanes take an early 2-0 lead. The runs came home for the Hurricanes when T.J. McManus scored on an error and Connor Eakin scored on a fielder’s choice. The Saints never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring five runs on two errors and an RBI single by Jonathan.


Calendar

Family Night - July 25

Satisfaction - July 26

Million Dollar Baby - July 29


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