Written by Mineola American Staff Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00
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.
Saturday, 27 September 2014 00:00
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.
Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00
East Williston resident Brian Advocate-Ross addressed the Village of East Williston Board of Trustees earlier this month about an alleged drug problem at 386 Roslyn Rd. Advocate-Ross lives next to the house, and alleged to the village that there is “abundant drug use going on there—they’ve got people coming and going all day long, parking all over the place, and I have a little museum of drug paraphernalia that they throw over the fence.”
Advocate-Ross, who said a school two blocks away from the house, is primarily concerned about the safety of his four young children, and said he has called the police at the Third Precinct numerous times and expressed disappointment.
“I’m tired of calling them, they do nothing,” Advocate-Ross said. “My 6-year-old is finding what they throw over the fence and bringing them to me. I’m not going to tolerate it.”
The Third Precinct declined to comment.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
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.”
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
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.