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Mineola Hurricanes News

Hurricanes Fall To Saints

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.

 

Hurricanes Lose By Two

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.


News

The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Mineola. 

 

With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born. 

Educating The Underprivileged Girl

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.


Sports

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.”

Mustangs Shut Out Valley Stream

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.


Calendar

Exercise Class - September 24

Silver Sneaker Fitness - September 25

International Night - September 25


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