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Mineola 9/10 Summer Baseball Continues Winning Streak

Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00

On Tuesday, July 19, on another very hot and humid evening, the Mineola 9/10U baseball team marched on to their third straight win this summer season in dramatic fashion winning against New Hyde Park, 11-8. Once again, the “boys of summer” won in extra innings.

The Mineola 9/10U baseball team played New Hyde Park tough. Utilizing the “total team” strategy, Mineola utilized five pitchers to secure the victory. In a game that saw the lead switch several times, the Mineola players fought back all evening resulting in the extra inning win.


San Diego Padres Draft Garden City’s Matt Colantonio

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00

Chaminade HS Alum on the Fast Track To Making Major League Debut 

Considering his .341 batting average and the six runs he drove home in the first 14 games of his professional baseball career, it might feel like slugger Matt Colantonio is an overnight success. But for the best hitter to come out of Chaminade High School since 1980’s Minnesota Twins great Gene Larkin, the road to the big leagues has been long and winding.

Colantonio, 22, was selected in the 22nd round, 683rd overall, by the San Diego Padres in this year’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. After signing with the franchise, he reported to a Rookie League baseball mini-camp in Phoenix, Arizona before traveling to Oregon for work in the Northwest League with the Padres’ Class A affiliate: the Eugene Emeralds.


Mineola 9/10U Summer Baseball Opens in Dramatic Fashion

Friday, 22 July 2011 00:00

On Monday, July 11, on a very hot and humid evening, the Mineola 9/10U baseball team opened the summer season in dramatic fashion winning against New Hyde Park, 9-8.

The Mineola team got off to a fast start, with Kieran O’Gara driving in an RBI in the first inning. Later in the game, O’Gara made a game saving diving catch at third.


Mineola Student Advances to Junior Olympics in Kansas

Friday, 22 July 2011 00:00

Back in June on Father’s Day, Gabrielle Schreib finished in first place at the Long Island Junior Olympics Trials in the 100M Dash, 200M Dash, 400M Dash and she placed third in the Long Jump.


MPSC to Take On Long Island Rough Riders in Executive Cup

Friday, 15 July 2011 00:00
On July 23 at Mitchel Field Stadium in Uniondale, the 2011 ENYSSA Manning Cup Champion Mineola Portuguese Soccer Club, one of the top ranked amateur soccer teams in New York State, will faceoff against Long Island’s only professional soccer team in the LI Rough Riders in the 2011 Nassau County Executive Cup.

This two-game event will kickoff at 4:45 p.m. with a high school showcase game where 40 of Nassau County’s top male high school players will play in front of college coaches from the tri-state area.


MPSC Wins First State Amateur Championship in 30 Years

Friday, 08 July 2011 00:00

The Mineola Portuguese Soccer Club (MPSC) triumphed in Yonkers, defeating 2010 National Amateur Champions, the New York Pancyprians 5-3 in the 2011 ENYSSA Manning Cup Finals to secure the Club’s State Championship. The team will head to Pennsylvania for the National Finals Tournament on July 10.

Hundreds of Portuguese gathered at Wilson Park on Sunday, June 12, to celebrate the weekend of their Independence Day, this year however, they had even more to cheer about.


Mineola Tigers Win 11-12U Little League Championship

Friday, 08 July 2011 00:00

The Mineola Majors Championship team, The Tigers, stuck it out through the season to bring home the hardware and showcase to parents and friends who the true winners are…. everyone. The Tigers beat the Cardinals 7-3 on June 24. Front Row (Left to Right):  Nicholas Dossantos, Alex Antionello, Peyton Maier, Anthony Bartolotta, Daniel Albano, Christian Diaz. Back Row (Left to Right):  Head Coach: John Maier, Jack Grafing, John Venus, Raymond Tamburino, Anthony Picano, Kyle Kern, Assistant Coach: Steve Bartolotta.


Mineola Holds off Carle Place For 12U Championship

Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00

The Mineola Lightning Majors softball team won the Merrilon “B” division girls 12U championship game Saturday morning on June 18 against Carle Place 8-7. Mineola built up an early 6-1 lead, which Carle Place chipped back at.


Wheatley Boys Golf Team Earns Conference III Championship

Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00

The Nassau County Public High School Athletic Association has recognized the Wheatley School’s Varsity Golf team for it’s historic accomplishment.  This year’s team, lead by Captain and senior Nicholas Del Mistro, senior John Gullotta, juniors Nicholas Kelapire, Alex Grieco, Eric Lizzul and Ryan Laverty, sophomore Graham Turk, freshman Ben Goldbaum and eighth grader Michael Braunstein finished the season with a 7-1 record. This outstanding performance provided Wheatley with its first Conference Championship in 17 years.


Ruler On Ice Takes 143rd Belmont Stakes

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 24 June 2011 00:00

24-1 Shot Claims Third Leg of Triple Crown

Over 55,779 fans watched and waited with great anticipation at the 143rd Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 11. They waited for the sun to shine; it didn’t. They waited for the mud to turn back to Belmont’s trademark dirt; it wouldn’t. But on a day where the impossible seemed implausible, it happened.

Last year, 13-1 underdog Drosselmeyer took the third leg of the Triple Crown and this year saw much of the same with 24-1 shot Ruler on Ice.


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