The Mineola Girls Varsity Basketball team is now in mid-season, posting a 4-3 league record and a 7-5 overall record so far.
Competition has been stiff, and Mineola is fighting to lock in second place. They must win the remaining league games and Island Trees must lose one more. The season’s highlight game was on Jan. 13 when Mineola beat Seaford, the team that tied for Conference Champions with Mineola last year. Mineola was down one point with 1:22 left in the game when Samantha Venus hit 2 consecutive three pointers to give Mineola the lead, 45-40, game ending at 40-44, Mineola prevailing.
Senior Kerri Medlock is the seventh ranked scoring leader on Long Island, averaging 21 points a game. She has had two career highs at 32 points against Clarke and North Shore respectively.
The girls’ winter track and field team has already achieved a goal they set at the beginning of the season. On Jan. 18, the girls competed in the Conference VI Championship and improved upon their performance from last year by scoring 71 points and finishing in third place. The girls placed 3rd last year as well, but accumulated only 65 points.
The girls’ success at the meet was highlighted by some outstanding All-Conference performances. In the long jump, the girls earned 20 points including 10 points from senior captain Emma Perez who won the event and 6 points from freshman Jenna Pareti who placed third. Junior Nina Ribeiro earned two Conference Champion titles in the 55-meter high hurdles and the triple jump. The last Conference Champion for the Lady Mustangs was sophomore Kaitlyn Latella who won the 1500-meter racewalk. Other contributors to the 71 point effort were senior captain Cinthia Martins, sophomore captain Caroline Mueller, sophomores Marissa Cotroneo, Rebecca Chiu, and freshmen Sabrina Ferreri and Caitie Cunningham.
“Home ice advantage” is a common expression used throughout the National Hockey League, and one usually utilized for good reason: as of Jan. 16, only two out of the 30 NHL teams had a winning percentage below .500 on home ice.
For New York Islanders’ forwards Matt Martin and Matt Moulson, playing at the Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum represents more than just a statistical advantage as the two athletes host a different member of the armed forces and his or her family for each of the team’s 41 home games. Win or lose, regulation, overtime or shootout, Martin and Moulson meet with their guests after games near the Islanders’ locker room – where, uncharacteristically, hockey isn’t the only topic of conversation.
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness demonstrated courage and self-confidence as they competed in their sparring tournament.
The program is a combination of exercise, karate, discipline, focus, respect, awareness and confidence taught in a format specifically designed for children ages 4½ - 6 years old. In a fun filled and nurturing setting your children learn concentration, discipline, respect, as well as an understanding of self-defense at their own level. The results are improved strength, coordination, flexibility and the self-confidence that we all want for our children.
Alzheimer’s Association Long Island will get an “assist” from the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders with a special fundraising night on Feb. 24 at Nassau Coliseum when the Islanders face off against their division rivals, the New York Rangers, at 7 p.m.
The Islanders are teaming up with Alzheimer’s Association Long Island to raise funds for their mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research to provide and enhance care and support for all affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
The foundation for character building and success starts at home. The schools and role models that impact your child’s life assist in reinforcing the aspirations that you have for your child’s development and future.
These children who have achieved goal at a young age, are in Karatatot, which is a unique program offered by Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park. Karatatot is a combination of exercise and karate in a format specifically designed for children ages 4½ and up.
After holding a successful clinic in 2011, The L. I. Thunderbolts Softball Club is now taking reservations for their second Winter Skills Clinic, which will take place in early 2012 at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County, located at 25 Country Drive, Plainview. Geared for girls ages 7 – 12, this is a perfect way to get ready for the softball season; a limited amount of spots are available.
Session 1: Hitting will be held on Jan. 15, 22 and 29 for a cost of $65. Session 2: Pitching or Fielding will be held Feb. 5 and 12 for a cost of $55. Session 3: Hitting will be held Mar. 4, 11 and 18 for a cost of $65.
The Wheatley School’s Varsity Field Hockey team has been recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) for academic excellence and has been declared New York State Team Champions in its Scholar/Athlete Recognition Award Program. This program, which was initiated by NYPHSAA 21 years ago, recognizes athletic teams from across New York State for the exemplary academic performance of its team members. Based upon a composite of the grade point averages among team members, team champions are selected for each varsity sport from those high schools across New York State that enter the competition.
In the 21-year history of the NYSPHSAA Scholar/Athlete program, the field hockey team GPA of 98.591 is the highest recorded GPA in the sport of field hockey. This remarkable accomplishment is a credit to the athletes who have had to balance the demands of a rigorous academic schedule with the long hours of practice and competition required to successfully compete in interscholastic athletics at the varsity level.
The Dec. 20 Open General Meeting of the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLRIC) served as the Club’s Awards Night for 2011, and Katie Cappeller of Mineola was among those receiving awards that evening. The Meeting was held in the auditorium of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library with an audience of nearly 300 in attendance.
Katie Cappeller won top honors among women Club members in the 15-19 age group.
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