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Mineola Mustangs Varsity Softball Clinches Playoff Berth

Written by Michael Scro: mineola@antonnews.com Friday, 18 May 2012 00:00

Skupp strikes out nine Division batters in comeback win

The Mineola Mustangs Varsity Softball team (8-4) defeated Division (9-3) in a comeback 4-3 victory to gain entry into the League II Conference 3 playoffs. Mineola is the second seeded team and Division is the number one seeded team.

Pitcher Emily Skupp scored the teams first run in the first inning, and the Mustangs held onto that lead until the fifth inning when Division took over with three runs by Kim Beattie, Alexis Alvino and Julie Wielder.  With only two innings remaining, they had to act fast, and that they did.

 

MAA Athletic News: May 15, 2012

Friday, 18 May 2012 00:00

MAA Soccer

Mineola Red Tops Mineola White

Christina Hefele, usually a stand-out player on defense, turned in a strong offensive performance, scoring her first two career goals as the Mineola White topped the Red 6-1 at Wilson Park on April 28. Jenna Anderson contributed her first goal of the season off a terrific, hard shot.

Emily Kille added a goal and Kerriann Zappalla also scored for the White. Emily Marotta scored for the Red who struggled all game against solid goalkeeping from Melissa Pereira.

 

Mineola Baseball Wins One For The Seniors

Written by Rick Karas: mineola@antonnews.com Friday, 11 May 2012 00:00

Mustangs salvage finale against Seaford to end losing streak

Mineola broke through with a win…or, to be more accurate, they walked through for a win.

It wasn’t pretty, but the Mustangs took advantage of some wild Seaford pitching, drawing 12 walks en route to a 9-8 win on Thursday, May 3. The victory ended a six-game losing streak, including the first two against Seaford earlier this week.

 

MAA Sports News: May 8, 2012

Friday, 11 May 2012 00:00

MAA Baseball

Orioles Beat Cardinals

Led by solid pitching and timely hitting, the Orioles topped the Cardinals 11-7 in its MAA minor league game on April 21.  Sean Fracclvieri, Joey Franzini, Ryan Burke and Joey Franzini starred in the game for the Orioles, delivering RBI hits. The Cardinals were led in the field by two fantastic, unassisted double plays by Jimmy Tighe. Liam Russelman sparked the Cards offense, scoring three runs and driving in two.  Matthew Cobos and Jack Mackey each scored runs for the Cardinals’ off great base running.

 

Despite Great Effort, Mineola Baseball Swept At Home By Valley Stream North

Written by Rick Karas: mineola@antonnews.com Friday, 04 May 2012 00:00

Mustangs drop two heartbreakers to conference rival as part of three game sweep

For six innings, two days running, Mineola had Valley Stream North (VSN) right where they wanted them, either tied or winning outright on their home field. In high school baseball they play seven innings, and that proved to be a problem for the Mustangs.

Over a rain-soaked 24 hours, Mineola fell to the Spartans, 5-4 on Wednesday, April 25 and 3-1 on Thursday, April 26. The losses came on the heels of a 3-1 loss at VSN on Tuesday, putting the Mustangs at 3-8, and their playoff hopes in serious jeopardy.

 

Boot Camp Held At Charles Water

Friday, 04 May 2012 00:00

Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park, had a choice of one, two or three days at Boot Camp. Boot Camp is intense, fun and creative. Daily fitness goals and conditioning are two of the main aspects of the event. Some highlights include artistic and technical presentations, team obstacle courses and sparring.

 

Mineola Baseball Cruises Past Great Neck North

Written by Rick Karas: mineola@antonnews.com Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00

Scott Berger’s one-hitter leads the way as Mustangs prevail 10-1

A one-hit shutout is as good a way as any to begin to climb the standings. Scott Berger starred on the mound for Mineola, as they took care of Great Neck North 10-1 in Conference A-IV/A-VI crossover action on Thursday, April 19.

The win ends a brief two-game skid for the Mustangs (3-5), as there’s little margin for error if they hope to see the post season this year.

 

Mineola Chiefs News: April 24, 2012

Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00

Chiefs Improve To 2-0 In Win Over Floral Park

Seven Mineola players combine for 10 goals

The fifth-grade Mineola Chiefs lacrosse team went on the road Sunday, April 15 and outlasted the Floral Park Titans 10-6. This brings the young Chiefs early season record to 2-0. All the boys played and participated in the victory.

The Chiefs offense was on a mission as they moved the ball up and down the field against the Titans. Chiefs midfielder’s Matt Sluka (3 goals), Michael O’Connell (2 goals, 3 assists), Darien Lloyd (1 goal), Joey Ruscillo (1 goal, 1 assist) and attackmen Caden Hawkinson (1 goal, 1 assist), Mark Marinkovik (1 goal) and Marc Chiappone (1 goal) provided the scoring.

 

MAA Kicks Off Spring With Annual Parade

Written by Rick Karas: mineola@antonnews.com Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00

Several volunteers singled out for efforts in keeping the MAA going strong

It was a great day for a ballgame in Mineola on Saturday, April 14, and because the weather cooperated, a parade was thrown in for good measure. The Mineola Athletic Association (MAA) kicked off the spring season with its annual parade, culminating in an awards ceremony at the MAA ball fields off Willis Avenue.

The Mineola High School marching band led the charge through the streets, as Little Leaguers and parents from the world of Mineola baseball, softball and soccer wore their team colors proudly, and displayed the banners of the many local sponsors that keep the MAA afloat.

 

Lead The Way Funds “Regs Rock” For Fallen Hero

Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00

Lacrosse day to honor Chaminade graduate Sgt. James J. Regan

The Lead The Way Fund will host its annual Lead The Way (LTW) Lacrosse Day For Heroes “Regs Rock” game at Chaminade High School (CHS) in Mineola on Saturday, April 28. The game is a two-game shootout between the two top-tier high school lacrosse teams, the Chaminade Flyers and the Manhasset Indians.

The one day event, which attracted more than 2,000 spectators in 2011, recognizes past and present protectors of the American flag and honors the life of local hero Sgt. James J. Regan (CHS ’98), who was killed in action while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment Soldiers. He was 26.

 

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