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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

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.”

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.


Sports

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.


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. 


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