The Mineola Varsity Baseball team is coming off one of its best seasons in a few years. After winning a conference championship in 2010, everyone on the team is very confident because of last year as the team is returning many of its starting players.
March 19-The BU9 Mineola Magic started its spring season with a thrilling come-from-behind win against a talented Lindenhurst Strikers team. The Magic trailed 3-1 at halftime and fell behind 4-2 with five minutes remaining in the game.
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park, have received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.
“Our goal at Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Mr. Charles Water, owner and director of the school. “Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsively while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”
Barbara Cronin-Stagnari of Mineola successfully completed the Caumsett State Park 50 Kilometer Run on Sunday, March 6. The Run served as the 2011 USA Track & Field National 50 Kilometer Championship.
The 49-year-old Stagnari navigated the course in 4 hours, 39 minutes, 47 seconds, good for 44th place overall; 41st place overall. She was presented with a special “Masters” Award as the 2nd Female age 40 plus to finish.
The Wheatley School’s Boys Varsity and Girls Varsity Indoor Track, Fencing, Basketball and Boys Varsity Wrestling have been recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) for academic excellence in its Scholar/Athlete Recognition Award Program. This program, which was initiated by NYPHSAA 20 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.
The 2010 – 2011 Winter Sport season brought great excitement to the Mineola High School community. Student athletes found great success as they competed with exemplary sportsmanship and pride. Several teams and individuals had great accomplishments.
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park had the best time at boot camp; this was Creative Form Day. In addition, they met their goals of 500 jumping jacks, 100 crunches, 50 gut busters, and 50 squat hops. This camp was for three hours. Every day had a specific theme and specific goals. All participants met their goals. In addition, those students who came to the boot camp also attended regularly scheduled classes.
For the second year in a row the Mineola Mustang Varsity Wrestlers came away as the Division 2 Nassau County Championship. Four athletes from Mineola were crowned champions and participated in the NYS wrestling Championships in Albany.
The Mustangs finished over 60 points ahead of 2nd place Oyster Bay. Senior Steve O’Connor was voted the tournaments Most Outstanding Wrestler after his dominating performance in the finals over his opponent from Carle Place.
Members of the media had the opportunity to meet New York Islanders owner, Charles Wang, as he hosted the fourth annual Lighthouse International Youth Hockey Tournament which featured pee-wee teams from China, Finland, Japan, Long Island and Westchester County. It was held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, Jan. 23. The ages of participants in the tournament ranged from 9-12 years old.
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