Thursday, 10 July 2014 00:00
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.
Saturday, 27 September 2014 00:00
As I tried to make my way through the unforgiving monsoon season, rain pouring as far as the eye could see, dodging puddles I rushed inside the school building. The guard yelled in the background for the children to come in quickly before they dragged in even more mud inside. Trying hard not to slip on the wet dirty floor, I pondered to myself what
exactly I was doing here. The words of Mahatma Gandhi resonated inside my head, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Here I was at a school in Mumbai India, 7800 miles from my home in Mineola, volunteering with “Aseema,” a non-governmental organization whose mission is to empower and educate the under privileged children. Children living on the streets or in slums and in inhuman conditions.
Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00
East Williston resident Brian Advocate-Ross addressed the Village of East Williston Board of Trustees earlier this month about an alleged drug problem at 386 Roslyn Rd. Advocate-Ross lives next to the house, and alleged to the village that there is “abundant drug use going on there—they’ve got people coming and going all day long, parking all over the place, and I have a little museum of drug paraphernalia that they throw over the fence.”
Advocate-Ross, who said a school two blocks away from the house, is primarily concerned about the safety of his four young children, and said he has called the police at the Third Precinct numerous times and expressed disappointment.
“I’m tired of calling them, they do nothing,” Advocate-Ross said. “My 6-year-old is finding what they throw over the fence and bringing them to me. I’m not going to tolerate it.”
The Third Precinct declined to comment.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
The Mineola Mustangs varsity football team defeated the Roosevelt Roughriders 47-38 on Saturday, Sept. 20.
Senior quarterback James Gerstner led the Mustangs (2-0) to victory by rushing 212 yards and securing five touchdowns on 23 carries. He also completed 11 of 13 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown.
“This was a big game—we were ready and pumped up all week,” Gerstner said. “We came in ranked third but we knew we could beat them.”
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
The Mineola Varsity Football team’s defense dominated Valley Stream South, winning 21-0 on Sept. 13. The Falcons never got further then Mineola’s 30 yard line. The defense was lead by senior linebackers Eric Guardado (8 tackles 6 assist), Ed Hincapie (6 tackles, 5 assist) and safety John Clancy (tackles, 3 assist).
Defensive linemen Anthony Sarno, Luigi Athan, Victor Tineo, Matt Lafaye and Chris Brenes controlled the line of scrimmage. Defensive backs Peter McCormack and Chris Lockwood played very well as they combined for eight tackles and only allowed two pass completions. Linebacker Kyle Dunleavy, Ben Carbone, Matt Kosowski and Brian Smith also played very well.