Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
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.
Two runs in the top of the second helped the Hurricanes close its deficit to 5-4. A fielder’s choice set off the Hurricanes rally. Finally, Jack got McManus to ground out to end the threat.
The Saints added four more runs in the bottom of the fifth. Nick kicked things off with a double, bringing home Aidan, Ryan and Nicky.
Four runs in the top of the sixth helped the Hurricanes close its deficit to 9-8. An RBI single by Phil Macchietto, a two-run single by Andrew Pizzardi, and a fielder’s choice fueled the Hurricanes’ comeback. Jake got Dominick Ferreira to strike out to end the game.
Pizzardi went 3-for-3 at the plate for the Hurricanes. He singled in the second, fourth, and sixth innings. Jake got the win in relief for St. Joseph’s Saints. Jake pitched one inning and allowed no runs.
St. Joseph’s Saints was sparked by Nick and Jonathan, who teamed up for five hits and five RBIs. Macchietto took the loss for Mineola Hurricanes. He lasted just three innings, walked one, struck out one, and allowed four runs.
The Mineola Hurricanes came out firing, but couldn’t hang on to the lead, ending up on the losing side of a 7-5 ball game against the St. Joseph’s Saints in game two of the double header.
In the bottom of the first, the Hurricanes got things going when T.J. McManus singled. A stolen base then moved McManus from first to second. Kevin Pusey singled, plating McManus. Pusey scored on a ground out by Blake Bastos to jump out to an early 2-0 lead.
The Saints took the lead in the third inning when Nick doubled to centerfield plating Jonathan B and then scoring on a throwing error to go up 3-2.
The Hurricanes survived the Saints’ surge and put up three runs of its own in the third. Mineola Hurricanes scored on a three-run home run by Pusey to go ahead 5-3. The Saints got two runs in the sixth to tie the game with an RBI Triple by Derek and an RBI Single by Jack.
In the top of the seventh, the Saints, Nicky and Ryan, scored on a two-run error to pad their lead. Kevin Pusey racked up four RBIs on two hits for the Hurricanes. He singled in the first inning and homered in the third inning. John got the win in relief for St. Joseph’s Saints. John pitched four innings and allowed no runs.
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
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.”
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
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.