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Mineola Hurricanes Sweep Bulls

The Mineola Hurricanes recently swept the Smithtown Bulls recently pounded the Smithtown Bulls in two games, winning 9-1and 6-1 at Brady Field in Smithtown. In game one, Chris Marotta brought the heat against the Bulls. 

 

Smithtown managed just one hit off of Marotta, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out eight during his five innings of work. The Bulls jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.

 

The lead stayed with Mineola Hurricanes after the second, when Connor Eakin and John Guiffre hit back to back two run doubles to go ahead 4-1. The Hurricanes scored one run in the third when TJ

McManus scoring on a sacrifice fly by Dominic Ferreira.

 

Two more runs in the fourth inning, an RBI single by Eakin, who also scored on an error by the Bulls defense. Two more runs in the sixth with a Guiffre’s sacrifice fly ball and an RBI Single by Patrick O’Gara.

 

In game two, the Hurricanes beat the Smithtown Bulls 6-1 behind Dominick Ferreira, who had two extra base hits when he doubled in the fourth and fifth innings. McManus worked out of two bases loaded jams for Mineola Hurricanes while on the mound.

 

He pitched 4 1/3 innings and allowed no earned runs on four hits, one walk and nine strikeouts. In the bottom of the third inning, the Hurricanes scored first on an RBI single by A.J. Henriques plating Marotta. The Hurricanes piled on two more runs in the bottom of the fourth.

 

The inning looked promising, as James Raziano singled, scoring John Guiffre to kick things off. That was followed up by Phil Macchietto’s double, scoring Eakin. The Hurricanes scored three more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning when Blake Bastos and Henriques scored on an RBI double by Dominick Ferreira.

On the same play, Andrew Pizzardi scored on the relay throw. The Hurricanes closer Bastos put away the final five outs to record the save.  


News

Winthrop University Hospital employee Jeffrey Brenner, a hyperbaric technician with the Life Support Technologies group in Mineola, recently received the American Heart Association’s prestigious Louis J. Acampora Heart Saver Award at a dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The award is named for a Long Island teenager who succumbed to a sporting injury that is understood to have been preventable if a cardiac medical device had been immediately on-scene and applied. 

 

“I hope that I have made a real difference in my town and the world around me to help prevent death and improve the quality of people’s lives” said Brenner.

The Wheatley School recently hosted an Item Writing Workshop for more than 100 language teachers representing districts across New York State.  The workshop was sponsored by the Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS), the professional organization that has assumed responsibility for the creation and administration of the FLACS

Checkpoint A and B Exams (formerly the NYS Second Language Proficiency and Regents Exams).


Sports

After consecutive seasons of finishing runner-up in the men’s golf Player of the Year for the Skyline Conference, Christian Bleck of St. Joseph’s took home first place in a rather unlikely turn of events. 

 

After a herniated disc caused the Chaminade High School alum to miss every event after the first week of the season until the conference tournament, Bleck returned—without even having the luxury of practicing a full 18 holes—and competed with the best players the conference has to offer. 

Cross-Country Crowned Champs

The Mineola Mustang boys cross-country team won the division 4A championship recently at Bethpage State Park.  This is the first championship for the program since 1974, ending a 40-year championship drought. 

 

Mineola defeated Seaford, who also entered the undefeated in division competition, 38-20.  Overcoming rain and high winds throughout the race, many Mustangs ran personal records for the 5K in route to the victory.


Calendar

Mineola School Meeting - November 20

Fools Rush In - November 21

Mustangs Face Roosevelt - November 22 


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