Courageous Breast Cancer Survivors received pink carnations at a special presentation, which was dedicated to these amazing women. Judge Scott Fairgrieve was there to show his support by participating in the 2nd Annual “Hope Runs Here” Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk Race. Fairgrieve placed first in his age category (60-64) with a finishing time of 22:21. Town Clerk Steve Labriola was also present to support this outstanding event. Left to right are Breast Cancer Survivors with District Court Judge Scott Fairgrieve (front, left) and Oyster Bay Town Clerk Steve Labriola (front row, right).
The Mineola Hurricanes 11U team completed their 2012 summer season by winning the NJBL 2012 Championship series. The 2012 season started off with a Memorial Day tournament in Mineola against teams from Long Island and New York City, with the Hurricanes coming up short in the championship game, finishing the tournament in second place.
During the NJBL summer season, the boys finished with a 14-2 record in second place heading into the playoffs. The team won the first round of the playoffs by defeating the Nassau Titans behind a stellar pitching performance from Anthony Tramonte going 5.2 innings and a one pitch final out by Issaih Alonzo St-Turin.
On Aug. 8 the Mineola 9/10 summer baseball team hosted a team from the Merillon Little League of New Hyde Park at the Mineola Middle School. Mineola edged out the victory with a 5-4 win, earning their fifth straight victory.
As has been the case all season, Mineola pitching held sway as the team utilized five pitchers to nail down the victory: Jimmy Tighe, Zach Buongiovanni, Steven Collica, Ryan Burke and Derek Lekhwani, who struck out the side in the sixth inning to earn the save.
Y.H. Park TaeKwonDo Academy will be hosting the 2012 New York Open TaeKwonDo Championships/Korean Cultural Festival on Saturday Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. in the Chaminade High School Athletic Center in Mineola.
The tournament will consist of competitive sparring, board breaking, and forms as well as a Team Demo Competitions. Highlighting this year’s event will be a special showcase between the national level team from New York facing off against international rival Team Mexico.
The 17th hole is considered to be a signature hole of the course. During the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open Championships, which were held at Bethpage Black, a loud and enthusiastic crowd helped to put a New York stamp on those tournaments. Barclays tournament directors are hoping for that same excitement as players arrive at the challenging hole.
Under a blazing hot sun, the Mineola 9/10 Summer Baseball took their turns in a friendly, competition against each other in a pitch, hit and run contest on Saturday, Aug. 4. This fun competition, based on the national competition of the same name, challenged the boys in pitching accuracy, hitting distance/accuracy as well as speed on the base paths.
In a very tight race, Zach Bongiovanni prevailed as the team champion, placing first in the hit and run competition. Patrick Solosky was the pitching champion and placed second overall.
Nassau County once again held the Nassau County Executive Cup showcase at Mitchel Field stadium, which involved 96 high school student-athletes from 43 local areas split into two girls and four boys teams on July 21. Nassau County Legislator Richard Nicolello officially got the event under way after he performed the ceremonial coin toss and congratulated the participants and the fans.
The event’s main focus is to give the high-school athletes, mostly incoming seniors and juniors, an opportunity to give their all in front of college coaches from the northeast.
On Monday, July 30, the two Mineola 10u baseball teams (Team Solosky) met their intra-town rivals…the other Mineola 10u team (Team Othman). The teams met at Willis Avenue Field for the showdown and bragging rights to be called the champions of Mineola 10u summer baseball.
In a well-played game by both sides, Team Solosky prevailed 8-5. Team Solosky utilized five pitchers to nail down the victory: Patrick Solosky, Jimmy Tighe, Steven Collica, Zach Buongiovanni and Ryan “lights out” Loughlin. The boys allowed only four hits and spread the runs out over several innings.
Anglers down in the Gulf remember this tragic event: three friends, two of them NFL players, lost after their boat capsized during a fishing trip in March 2009. A fourth was rescued after clinging to the hull in 63-degree water for almost two days. As an offshore angler, you would never want to find yourself unprepared in such a desperate situation. If fishing takes you far offshore, make sure you know your limits.
Get advanced training. Boating education is widely available and includes classroom and online training offered through the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGA), United States Power Squadrons (USPS) and state boating agencies. Advanced training in navigation, seamanship, boat handling and weather are important to know before you venture into open waters. Local knowledge and recommendations from experienced captains who run offshore fishing charters can be valuable as well.
On Monday, July 23 the Mineola Athletic Association (MAA) Boys 9/10U summer baseball team hosted Port Washington at the Willis Ave field complex in Mineola. The Mineola boys defeated Port 12-7.
Mineola utilized six pitchers to secure the victory. Andrew Geagher, Patrick Solosky, Tom Tugander, Dominic Ferreira, Kenny Solosky and Ryan Loughlin combined to shut down any Port Washington threats.
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