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Sports Briefs

Hurricanes Fall To Raiders

Dominick Ferreira did his best to will Mineola Hurricanes 10U with a two-hit game, but Mineola Hurricanes dropped a 12-2 contest to the North Patchogue/ Medford Raiders in game one at the Willis Avenue Field in Mineola. The Raiders hammered Mineola Hurricanes pitching as six hitters had a field day, combining for 11 hits, four RBIs and 10 runs scored.

The top of the second inning saw Mineola take an early lead, 1-0. The Hurricanes’s threat began with a single by Ferreira. A stolen base then moved Ferreira from first to second.

Patrick O’Gara singled, scoring Ferreira. The Raiders didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring three runs in the second inning when they scored on a two-run error and an RBI single. The Raiders tacked on another three runs in the third.

One run in the top of the fourth helped the Hurricanes close its deficit to 6-2. An RBI single by Ferreira fueled the Hurricanes’s comeback.

The Raiders survived the Hurricanes’s surge and put up four more runs in the fourth. 

The Raiders scored on an RBI single, a two-run single and a steal of home. T.J. McManus took the loss. He allowed six runs (two earned) on six hits in 2 2/3 innings, walked one and struck out two.

 

Hurricanes Strike Back

Mineola Hurricanes 10U seize victory thanks to a late double and beat the North Patchogue/Medford Raiders 5-3. The top of the first saw the Raiders take an early 1-0 lead. After a quick strike from the Raiders, the Hurricanes responded with three runs in the first.

 

The Hurricanes scored on an RBI double by Kevin Pusey, an RBI single by Dominick Ferreira, and an RBI double by Nick Ramos. The Raiders evened up the score at 3-3 with two runs in the top of the second on an RBI single and a bases loaded walk. The Hurricanes managed to grab the lead after a strong fifth inning. Mineola went up for good on a two-run double by A.J. Henriques bringing home Connor Eakin and Jack Mackay.

 

Chris Marotta started the game going four innings allowing three runs on five hits walking five and striking out one. Pusey came in on relief. He held the Raiders hitless over two innings, allowing no earned runs, walking one and striking out two to earn the victory.


News

The Mineola School Board will hold a public hearing on the much-debated New York State veterans exemption on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Willis Avenue School. It is expected the board will either approve or disapprove the tax exemption during its regular meeting at 7 p.m.

When votes go to the polls next week on Tuesday, Nov. 4 to vote on the Town of North Hempstead’s 2nd Council District seat, candidate Bonnie Parente feels her stance on the building department is what voters will remember when casting their choice. The 2nd council district post is currently held by Peter Zuckerman, a former East Hills trustee. He was appointed to the seat in January to replace Thomas Dwyer, who resigned last year.

 

“That’s the major issue I heard about when I knocked on doors,” she said. “No matter where I am, I could be at the Herricks Community Center or the Albertson Pasta Dinner and

predominately what people ask about is how to fix the building department.”


Sports

Samantha Pastore

Samantha Pastore, senior and third-year varsity player, is also co-captain of the currently undefeated (11-0) Mineola Girls Varsity Volleyball team. She is an outside hitter and is often recognized in games by starting rallies with her quick thinking and nimble feet. She earns 20 percent of the team’s points and averages four aces per match.

The Mineola Mustangs varsity football team fell to the Seaford Vikings last week 27-21, missing their chance to tie the top seeds Locust Valley and Roosevelt’s 6-1 Nassau conference IV record.

 

After tying the game in the second half and having the opportunity to capitalize on Seaford’s failed extra-point kick on their final touchdown, the Viking’s senior wide receiver/defensive back Bobby Buell knocked away a pass from Mineola senior quarterback James Gerstner to senior wide receiver Brian Smith in the end-zone with 57 seconds left


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International Night - October 30

Halloween Parade - October 31

Cultural Arts Series - November 1 


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