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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 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

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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