In their 2009 season opener, the 8-year-old Chiefs continued their winning ways from last season and beat the Franklin Square Warriors 33-6.
The Chiefs offense, led by quarterback Michael O’Connell (4 for 4 passing), had a fantastic day and were able to move the ball because of the great blocking by the offensive line centered by Michael LaGinestra and anchored by Patrick McTiernan, Matty O’Connell, Anthony Giunta, Philip Arnold, Dylan Vincenti and Spenser Warantz. Key runs and catches by running backs Lance Costa, Matthew Sluka, Thomas Albig, Jason Eccher and Jack Duff helped the Chiefs offense control the ball throughout the game.
The Girls U-11 Mineola Mini-Mustangs, beginning their Long Island Junior Soccer League season, used a strong second half effort to defeat the very talented Elmont Raging Fire by a 3-1 score. The Raging Fire scored first during a sluggish first half, off a crossing pass that eluded Mineola’s defenders. Three minutes later, Mini-Mustang Allison Lamonica broke free on the right side and drilled a perfect shot across the field and into the top left corner of the Elmont goal. The two teams headed to the sideline tied at halftime.
In recognition of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, which aims to increase the community’s understanding of the grief associated with the loss of an unborn or newborn child, Winthrop-University Hospital’s Perinatal Bereavement Team will host the Sixth Annual Walk to Remember on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 9 a.m. at Field 5 of Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. This annual memorial event, the only walk of its kind on Long Island, enables parents, relatives and friends who have lost a child due to pregnancy complications, stillbirth, early infant loss or fetal abnormalities to walk in remembrance of their loved one. In addition to the walk, the day includes a light breakfast, a candlelight memorial service, and the opportunity for parents to create a personal memory page for inclusion in Winthrop’s Memory Scrapbook. Last year more than 200 people participated in Winthrop’s Fifth Annual Walk to Remember.
Entering his 13th season as the boys soccer coach at Mineola, Paul Pereira looks to welcome a record sixth consecutive playoff berth and ninth overall. The rebirth of the program has brought notoriety to the school and select placement in one of Nassau County’s top conferences.
Each year, the Mustangs fine tune a core group of individuals around a singular presence and develop bench strength without the pressure of a “win at all costs” regular season. The task in 2009 is no different for the Mustangs.
The last chance for sign-ups for the 5 and 6-year-old flag football season will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9-10 a.m. at the Mineola PAL house. The registration fee is $55. All games are on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. at Hampton Stadium.
In recognition of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, which aims to increase the community’s understanding of the grief associated with the loss of an unborn or newborn child, Winthrop-University Hospital’s Perinatal Bereavement Team will host the Sixth Annual Walk to Remember on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9 a.m. at Field #5 of Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.
The Mineola Mini-Mustangs have had a busy summer preparing for the upcoming Long Island Junior Soccer League Girls U11 season. The team recently completed a tough five-game stretch in addition to its twice-weekly practices in the summer heat, finishing with four victories against one defeat.
On August 23, Annie Cripps scored her first goal as a Mini-Mustang off a perfect crossing pass from Katie Russelman, leading her team to a 4-1 victory at Smithtown. Emma Feimer started the play with a long, accurate pass down the right sideline to Russelman.
Congratulations to the Lusitano Soccer Club for winning the Long Island Soccer Football League (LISFL) Super Cup, making Lusitano the top ranked amateur soccer team on Long Island and one of the top ten in New York State.
Plandome Soccer Club was created for soccer players looking for something in addition to their intramural team. “Our club will not replace that - we will not have an intramural league, nor will we expect you to not join one, the club states. “Rather, our players will play both with their intramural friends in one league, and against other clubs in ours. Our teams will be registered and insured through SAY soccer, www.saysoccer.com, a member of the United States Soccer Federation.
Hundreds of Long Islanders flocked to Centre Island Beach Saturday, Aug. 8, to attend the 20th Annual Swim-A-Cross and Beach Bash BBQ. The event raised $15,000 for the American Red Cross in Nassau County.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better day,” said Frank Cassano, CEO of the Nassau Red Cross, “and with the economy being the way it is, we are very pleased with the turnout.”
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