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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

Swaths of nearby and local residents flocked to the sixth annual Mineola Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 14. With vendors lined up and down the streets featuring local businesses and restaurants, live performances and various entertainment for kids, the Mineola Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event didn’t disappoint Mary Cheung of Great Neck.

 

“These fairs are always fun,” she said. “It’s not too hot, not too cold. The music is the best part.”

Painter’s still lifes in Chef’s Corner meld normal objects into art 

A bunch of fruit in a bowl may not be that exciting to look at, that is unless you’re looking at them from Nancy Colleary’s point of view. Through her still life paintings, the she explores shadows, colors and light to make the most ordinary objects appear beautiful. 

 

From her in-home studio, she continues to hold classes and work on her own projects, which includes paintings that are on display at Walk Street in Garden City and Chef’s Corner in Mineola.


Sports

Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

 

There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.

Mineola resident Michael Patalano of Andrews Road was named one two captains on the Kellenberg Memorial High School varsity football team recently.  He played for the Mineola Chiefs for five years, which prepared him for football at the next level.  He has three younger sisters. Two of them play sports for the Mineola Mustangs. 



Calendar

Village Meeting - September 10

Mustangs Face Rams - September 11

Homecoming - September 12


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