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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

Winthrop University Hospital employee Jeffrey Brenner, a hyperbaric technician with the Life Support Technologies group in Mineola, recently received the American Heart Association’s prestigious Louis J. Acampora Heart Saver Award at a dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The award is named for a Long Island teenager who succumbed to a sporting injury that is understood to have been preventable if a cardiac medical device had been immediately on-scene and applied. 

 

“I hope that I have made a real difference in my town and the world around me to help prevent death and improve the quality of people’s lives” said Brenner.

The Wheatley School recently hosted an Item Writing Workshop for more than 100 language teachers representing districts across New York State.  The workshop was sponsored by the Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS), the professional organization that has assumed responsibility for the creation and administration of the FLACS

Checkpoint A and B Exams (formerly the NYS Second Language Proficiency and Regents Exams).


Sports

After consecutive seasons of finishing runner-up in the men’s golf Player of the Year for the Skyline Conference, Christian Bleck of St. Joseph’s took home first place in a rather unlikely turn of events. 

 

After a herniated disc caused the Chaminade High School alum to miss every event after the first week of the season until the conference tournament, Bleck returned—without even having the luxury of practicing a full 18 holes—and competed with the best players the conference has to offer. 

Cross-Country Crowned Champs

The Mineola Mustang boys cross-country team won the division 4A championship recently at Bethpage State Park.  This is the first championship for the program since 1974, ending a 40-year championship drought. 

 

Mineola defeated Seaford, who also entered the undefeated in division competition, 38-20.  Overcoming rain and high winds throughout the race, many Mustangs ran personal records for the 5K in route to the victory.


Calendar

Mineola School Meeting - November 20

Fools Rush In - November 21

Mustangs Face Roosevelt - November 22 


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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