Brianna O’Brien’s tie-breaking goal with a minute remaining propelled the GU14 Mineola Mustangs to a thrilling 3-2 win over a skillful Syosset team on June 1. With the score knotted at two, Mineola’s Natalia Cotto raced to a loose ball ahead of the Syosset goalkeeper and poked the ball loose to the onrushing O’Brien, who calmly drove the ball into the goal.
Albertson’s Gabrielle Schreib will be wrapping up her record breaking Kellenberg Memorial High School Spring Track season this month running in the NYS High School State Championship in Middletown, NY and the New Balance High School Nationals in Greensboro, NC. She attended Mineola Schools until 2012.
Jeff Cherkin, son of Dr. Allan M Cherkin of Mineola and Kyle Alper of Half Hollow Hills East High School won their second consecutive Suffolk County Tennis Section XI individuals doubles championship recently at Smithtown East High School. Alper and Cherkin beat teammates Travis Leaf and Ross Reiffman in the doubles final, 6-1, 6-0, becoming the first duo to win consecutive county titles in at least 20 years, according to Half Hollow Hills East Coach Tom Depelteau.
The 47th annual Celebrity Sports Night at The Viscardi Center in Albertson was held on May 16 to raise funds for educational programs serving children, adolescents and adults with disabilities. The event featured several notable individuals such as former NFL stars Joe Namath and Joe Theismann—both Super Bowl Champions—as well as former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Mick Foley.
The Mineola High School girls spring track team performed well at the Division Championships on Monday, May 13. The girls battled with some of the top teams in the division for team points as well as All-Division recognition.
All-Division performances came from Nina Ribeiro in the 100M hurdles, Jess Azevedo in the discus, and Jena Pareti in the high jump. The girls finished in fourth-place overall to cap off the season.
The sixth grade Chiefs lacrosse team went on the road recently and beat the perennial powerhouse Manhasset Indians 12-8 to keep their undefeated season alive with a record of 6-0. The Chiefs offense was on fire as they moved the ball up and down the field against the Indians. With great precision, the Chiefs offense passed the ball around the offensive zone. The scoring was provided by Chiefs’ Midfielders Michael O’Connell (4 Goals, 1 Assist), Luke Baskind (3 Goals, 1 Assist), Matt Sluka (2 Goals, 3 Assists), Thomas Albig (2 Goals, 2 Assists) and Attackmen Jalen Rivers (1 Assist) and Marc Chiappone (1 Assist).
The sixth-grade Mineola Chiefs (Maroon) defeated a very tough Garden City on the road 6-4 on May 12. With three players on injured reserved Mineola’s reinforcements played with all heart on Mother’s Day.
The Mineola defense controlled the game. Joe Carr grabbed the rock out of the air on crease slides at least three this game, Zach Koerber stopped ball on fast breaks while defensemen Evan Eberlein and Alex Marchiselli locked down the remaining attack men.
The Wheatley School announced that 15 student athletes have been recognized by Section VIII-Nassau County Interscholastic Athletic Association for their performance in athletics, scholarship and leadership qualities for the Winter 2012-13 season. The Boys Indoor Track team was crowned NYS State Scholar Athlete Team Champions. The Boys Varsity Basketball team won the Nassau County Class B Championship.
Below is a list of Wheatley athletes who attained various All-County/Conference honors.
The Mineola Athletic Association’s soccer program will be holding its annual tryouts for their travel soccer teams in early June. Boys and girls in the U10, U11, and U12 age groups are invited to tryouts on Monday, June 3 and Thursday, June 6.
All interested athletes are encouraged to attend both try-out sessions, which will be held at Wilson Park on Field 3 (behind the pool and at the end of Liberty Avenue). For more information on practice times, age qualification, commitment, etc. please visit the MAA Web site at www.mineolaaa.org
Ashley Stavish is a member of the Mineola Girl’s Lacrosse team. Ashley has been a four-year member of the varsity team and is a co-captain. In 2012 she was voted by Nassau County Girls Lacrosse Association to be an All Conference player.
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