The drought is finally over, for the first time in 20 years the Chiefs 10-year-olds won the title and brought home the 2011 Nassau County Championship. This past Sunday at Mitchel Field in Uniondale, the Chiefs beat the Long Beach Bulldogs 19-7. It was an exciting game, tensions were high, with a county title on the line, but the Chiefs proved to be too much for the Bulldogs in the end.
This brings the Chiefs Dream Season final winning record to 8-1-1.
Nov. 19-The GU13 Mineola Mini-Mustangs capped their stunning Fall 2011 season with a decisive 5-0 victory over the Wantagh-Seaford Crusaders. The victory gave the division champion Minis their first ever-perfect season. Mineola finished the season at 9-0, outscoring its opponents by an impressive 31-7 margin. In the season finale, Mineola’s superb back line earned 10 offsides calls as they consistently deployed traps against Wantagh’s forwards.
The traps were expertly orchestrated by center back Jillian Palma. Shannon Durham and Cara Kennedy shined as goalkeepers for Mineola, which earned its fifth shutout of the season. Kennedy brilliantly kept the shutout intact, saving a penalty kick (and ensuing rebound shot) awarded Wantagh following a tough foul by Mineola’s talented and physical right-back Valerie Cobos.
On Oct.9, Craig Pinto, executive director of the Kicking 4 Celiac Foundation, attempted to set his second world record within a one year period; once again, he proved to be unstoppable. Last October, Pinto set the Guinness World Record for most American football field goals made in a 12 hour period with 717, while raising money for Celiac Disease research and awareness. This time, he wanted to set the bar a little higher.
Nov.13-The GU13 Mineola Mini-Mustangs improved to 8-0 on the season with a decisive 7-2 victory over the Rockville Centre (RVC) Rave. Six different Mini-Mustangs found the back of the RVC net, leading a balanced attack that moved Mineola within one game of finishing undefeated for the season.
With RVC taking charge in the early going, Mineola’s defense escaped pressure to clear the ball to Christen Patalano, who quickly directed the ball forward to Allison Lamonica ten yards from midfield. Lamonica’s lead pass sent Emma Feimer dashing up the right side, slowing down only to line up a perfect shot past the RVC keeper for the first goal of the game.
Wednesday, Nov. 9, former MAA player, Caitlin Kennedy signed the National Letter of Intent to play softball for the University of Rhode Island (URI). Caitlin is currently a senior at Kellenberg Memorial High School. She verbally committed to URI in July of 2011. Kennedy’s family along with Ken Solosky, (brother of the late Ed Solosky, Athletic Director of Kellenberg Memorial) were present for the signing. Caitlin was on the Mineola Heat, part of the team that brought two Championships to Mineola.
Nov. 6-The BU7 Mineola Mavericks traveled to Bellmore to play in a mini-tournament with the FC Bellmore PAL Chelsea and FC Roosevelt United. In the opener Mikie Duda put the Mavericks ahead early but Bellmore tied the score before halftime. The Mavericks scored four goals to break the game wide open in the second half and secure their victory.
After an up and down season the Mineola Varsity Football team finished the regular season in playoff position. The Mustangs started out the season with a 26–6 loss to the now first-place and #1 playoff seed Locust Valley. The Mustangs rebounded from that loss with a victory over Friends Academy and a 28 –7 win over Oyster Bay on Homecoming.
The team had been without the services of returning All County running back Steve Napolitano. Steve suffered a broken ankle over the summer and after rehabilitation played his first game against #2 seed Roosevelt High School. Although Steven was not quite his normal self, his addition to the team would be a big plus. The Mustangs took an 18–6 lead into the fourth quarter but faltered in the end as Roosevelt came away with the victory.
Snow in October? The Chiefs 10-year-olds played at home last Sunday on a snow covered field at Tully Park and beat the Uniondale Knight’s 39-19. Even with the snow, it was all about the offense on this day as the Chiefs were hot and made the snow melt. This brings the Chiefs record to 5-1-1.
On Sunday, Oct. 16, the Mineola 10U intramural baseball team hosted East Williston at the Willis Avenue field complex. Mineola defeated East Williston 15-6.
The Mineola offense put on a show with big hits by several Mineola players. Almost every Mineola player reached base at least once. The Mineola offense was led by Kenny Solosky, 2-for-2 with a double, two RBI’s and two runs scored, Jordan Sandler, 2-for-2, 2 runs scored, Derek Lekhwani, Kevin Roach, Nick Librandi, David Escorcia, Patrick Lanigan and Josh Giron.
The Chiefs 10-year-olds went on the road and were victorious as they beat the Inwood Buccaneers 22-6. The first half was a defensive battle, with each team fighting to get on the board first. With just enough time to run one more play before going into half time, the Chiefs used a play out of the Boise State Broncos playbook. Chiefs’ quarterback Michael O’Connell pitched the ball to running back Matt Sluka going to the right.
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