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Hurricanes Sports News

Mineola Best Saints

The Mineola Hurricanes recently pounded the L.I. Saints 11-4 at Terry Farrell Park in Huntington in six innings. Chris Marotta got it done on the hill on the way to his first win of the season. He allowed two runs over 2 1/3 innings. He struck out four, walked three and surrendered two hits. Jake Christianson took the loss for L.I. Saints. He allowed six runs in four innings, walked two and struck out seven. The Hurricanes didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the second inning when it scored on a two-run triple by Kevin Pusey.

Mineola Hurricanes piled on three more runs in the top of the third. TJ McManus singled, scoring AJ Henriquez to kick things off.

Mineola scored five runs in the sixth on an RBI triple by Connor Eakin, a groundout by Marotta, an RBI single by Patrick O’Gara, and a two-run double by Jack Mackay.

One run in the bottom of the fifth helped L.I. Saints close its deficit to 6-4. An RBI single by Tom Biryla sparked L.I. Saints’ rally. McManus ended the inning by getting Liam Weigele to fly out. Mineola scored five more runs in the top of the sixth inning.

Mineola Wins Tight Game

Fans were treated to a high-scoring affair Sunday as the Mineola Hurricanes outscored the L.I. Saints 14-13 in six innings recently. The teams totaled 33 hits, including six extra base hits in the game.

The top of the first saw the  Saints take an early 4-0 lead. Tom Biryla started the rally for L.I. Saints with a single. Dom Bosco singled, scoring Jake Christianson. More runs came home for  Saints when Tom

Biryla scored on an RBI single by Goe Cartisano and Dom Bosco and Goe Cartisano scored on a two-run single by Jack Chinsky.

The Hurricanes answered Saints’ top inning with four runs of its own in the third. Mineola Hurricanes scored on an RBI triple by Connor Eakin, an RBI single by Phil, and a two-run single by Kevin Pusey. Mineola took the lead in the fifth inning and held on for the victory. Mineola Hurricanes went up for good on an RBI double by Jack Mackay off Tom Biryla, plating Patrick O’Gara.

TJ McManus led the team in hits with three hits. Patrick O’Gara led the team in walks with 2.

Philip Macchietto got it done on the hill on the way to a win. He allowed three runs over 2 2/3 innings. Macchietto struck out two, walked two and gave up three hits.

Hurricanes Fall To Central Islip

The Mineola Hurricanes fell 11-1 to the Central Islip Cougars at Eastview Field in Central Islip on Tuesday, June 23. Trevor Esparza recorded the win for the Cougars. He allowed one run over four innings. He struck out five, walked two and surrendered two hits.

The Cougars were sparked by Jraven Keet and Anthony Golobil, who teamed up for five hits and seven RBIs.

Blake Bastos was charged with the loss for the Hurricanes. He lasted just three innings, walked two, struck out seven, and allowed four runs. The game was never in doubt after the first inning, as the Cougars scored three runs on a triple by Anthony Golobil.

The fourth inning saw the Hurricanes score its only run of the day on a groundout by Chris Marotta plating John Guiffre. The Cougars quickly matched the Hurricanes ‘s inning with a six-run  inning of its own in the bottom of the fourth to put the game out of reach.

News

Way before Home Depot or Ace Hardware came into existence, there were little mom-and-pop shops like Munder’s True Value on Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. The hardware store, which opened its doors in 1948, is somewhat of a suburban dinosaur having outlasted several other hardware stores in the area.

 

“My father, Charles, opened this store in 1948 after returning home from World War II,” said Bill Munder, who took over the store operation seven years ago. “His parents wanted to know his plans after he returned home from the marines and he decided to open this store on Hillside Avenue.”

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.


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


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

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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com