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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

Audience members were treated to an evening of incredible singing by 10 extremely talented Wheatley students during the Tri-M Music Honor Society’s Wheatley Idol X on Friday, Nov. 7, in the packed Wheatley auditorium.

 

Nada Al-Okla, sang “Titanium” by David Guetta, Michaela Balboni sang “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities, Alex Boubour sang “Love Song” by The Cure, Melanie Esquilin sang “At Last” by Etta James, Tessa Karikas sang “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus, Ben Lee sang “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5, Lauren Levine sang “Drops of Jupiter” by Train, Ally Levy sang “A

Drop in the Ocean” by Ron Pope, Juliana Luber sang “Reflection” by Alan Menken and Morgan Misk sang “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse.

What Thanksgiving Means In Mineola

Thanksgiving is a holiday, a festival, celebration and food fest. Tradition says the first Thanksgiving feast was celebrated by pilgrims and Native Americans back in 1621 to give thanks for their harvest after a harsh winter. Over a century later, George Washington, the nation’s first president, issued a Thanksgiving proclamation in 1789.

 

Fast forward to 21st century—the modern day Thanksgiving has come a long way since then. What has not changed however is the shared elaborate meal consumed with family and  friends in the same spirit of celebration and giving thanks for the blessings.


Sports

Mineola High School student Mary Elizabeth Smith signed her letter of intent to attend Stetson University in the fall. She is receiving a partial athletic scholarship and will be a member of the Stetson Rowing team.  

 

Smith is an accomplished rower who has trained locally and competed nationally. She began her rowing career as a 10th grader and ranks 53 in her rowing classification. 


 

In their semifinals home playoff game, the 9-year-old Mineola Chiefs (7-2) shut out perennial power Seaford Broncos 21-0. 

 

The Chiefs defense, the strength of the team, was lights out, making gang tackles all over the field. The defensive line of Charlie Villa, Luigi Kaloudis, Michael Nygaard, Luke Ruiz, John Jochym, Zachary Bohringer, Johnny Kessler, Zakria Zulfiqar and Jack McCormack kept the pressure on Seaford’s offense all game long. The Linebackers John Viggiani and Nick Rios attacked the runners and finished off the Broncos.


Calendar

Rockinghams - November 29

Village Green Tree Lighting - December 2

Village Meeting - December 3 


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com