As the Girls Varsity Basketball team took the court this season, they knew it would be one unlike any other. With a conference title to defend and only six returning varsity players, the hard work started straight out of the gate. The girls work extremely hard in practice while trying to have some fun.
The Mineola Portuguese Soccer Club and and GO Sports, Inc., have joined together to create “Soccer in the Community,” a youth soccer program in its first season, and even has star power with Carlos Mendes of the New York Red Bulls Soccer team on board.
Charles Water Karate and Fitness held a Break-a-thon to raise money for the Kids Cancer Center at Winthrop University Hospital.
When a person breaks a piece of wood they are breaking through their challenges and helping other people to break through their challenges as well. Charles Water Karate & Fitness with the help of the wood-breakers, raised over $1,000.
Nassau County’s top amateur soccer club and two-time defending Long Island division 1 champions had a brand new setup entering the 2010/11 season. Calling it a “rebuilding phase,” club president Marco Dafonte shifted a majority of last year’s Long Island championship team to the reserve squad (affectionately known as “the people’s team”).
Congratulations to Mineola runners Patrick Hoey and Barbara Cronin Stagnari for their award winning performances in the 23rd annual Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho Holiday Run on Dec. 18. Hoey finished in 8th place overall with a time of 17:48, to earn him the first place award in the 25-29 age group. Cronin-Stagnari scored in 23:10, good for second place honors in the women’s 45-49 age group.
Trips to the beach, ice cream cones and no school. Those are just some of the wonderful things that come to mind when one thinks about summer.
Yes, I know it may feel like some far away destination now, especially as the snow shovels and rock salt make their first public appearance. But it will be here in the blink of an eye.
The New York Islanders teamed up with EmblemHealth to bring toys and holiday cheer to dozens of young hospital patients in Queens and Long Island. The event was the culmination of last week’s holiday shopping spree when players and their families personally selected gifts at Toys“R”Us. Both events were sponsored by EmblemHealth, which provides health insurance through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York.
Nassau County residents who are college students can enjoy a special “College Total Health Pass” to the Nassau County Aquatic Center during winter break that provides unlimited access to the Olympic-size swimming pool and the state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the pool, for a fee of only $35. The Health Pass is good now through Jan. 31, 2011.
The Mineola Physical Education department congratulated Lacey Fater and Thomas Satalino on being awarded the Nassau County Physical Education Student of the Year Award recipients. Lacey and Tom were recognized along with two recipients from each school in Nassau County at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Monday Dec.13.
The Mineola Boys Basketball team has high expectations for this upcoming season in which the head coach and players think that they have a good amount of talent to bring them towards their first playoff appearance since 2008. Head coach Jim Hegmann has built this team into a more shooting-base team considering the lack of big men down low on the court.
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