Each year, the Mineola Booster Club holds a dinner to honor the Mineola High School varsity athletes who have committed themselves to many long hours of practices and games in the name of athletics and sportsmanship. These athletes have showed dedication and leadership and many have showed perseverance. Regardless of how the Mustangs teams ended up in the standings, participation has ensured that they are all winners.
The John S. DaVanzo Mineola Community Pool will be opening for the summer season on June 20. From June 20-26, the pool will be opened 11:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. From June 27 until Aug. 21, the pool will be open on Monday, from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. and then from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. The pool will be open from Aug. 22 until Sept. 7 from 11:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.
You can check your Village of Mineola Recreation Bulletin for more information or call the Leisure Pass office at 746-0750, ext. 268.
The Mineola Mini-Mustangs girls U10 travel soccer team improved their league record to 5-0-1 with a solid 2-0 win over the MassapequaX-Treme on Saturday, May 16. Christen Patalano netted both goals forMineola, including one off a deft pass from Katie Russelman.
The Mini-Mustangs’ defense once again had a solid showing. In the first six league games this season, the team has allowed only three goals against.
Registration for the Village of Mineola Summer Recreation Program has begun. The children’s camp program is for all Village of Mineola residents who are entering grades 2-8 in September 2009.
Registration forms are available at the Village Hall Recreation Office, located at 155 Washington Avenue.
Mineola residents can call the Recreation Office at 746-0750 ext. 268 or 237 for further information about the camp.
Adelphi University Panther Kaitlyn Carter (Mineola High School Class of 2007) garnered the second Division II Women’s Lacrosse National Championship for Mustang alumni with a record setting 16-4 victory over Lock Haven University in Salem, Virginia on Sunday, May 17.
Christen Patalano and Allison Lamonica each netted hat tricks to lead the Mini-Mustangs to a decisive 7-2 win over the Rockville Center Raveat the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview. Lamonica’s strike in the third minute of the game got Mineola going. Patalano’s three consecutive goals came during the first twelve minutes of the game. Emma Feimer, off a sefless pass from Casey Conners, scored the final goal for the Mini-Mustangs, who improved to 4-0-1.
Seniors Emily Glenn (51 goals), Emily Kain (43 goals, 34 assists), Mo Phelan (34 goals, 11 assists), Melissa Pastoressa (24 goals) and Caitlyn Taveira (112 saves and an average of only 6 goals allowed) had something to prove this year and capitalized on their commitment.
The Lady Mustangs take an unblemished conference record into the Class C playoffs looking to end their careers on a positive note. With Junior Sami Stavish’s 61 goals leading the way, the girls automatic bid via the Conference II championship forces longtime head coach Frank Massaro to “skirt” steaks at the season-ending dinner.
The Mineola Chiefs 6th Grade Boys Lacrosse team went on the road May 3 and beat the Oceanside Sailors 7-5 in the pouring rain to bring their undefeated record to 4-0.
It was a sloppy wet game played on the new turf field. Midfielder James Gerstner didn’t seem to mind the weather conditions as he recorded a hat trick scoring three goals. Midfielders Thomas O’Connell and Brian Smith had two goals apiece as tough Peter McCormack was throwing his body all over the field. The Chiefs attackmen Chris Lockwood, Tom O’Dwyer and Dominic Paggi kept active in front of the Sailors goalie throughout the day. The defense of the Chiefs was all over the place putting the hurt on the Sailors, led by Teddy Capsis, Gavin Dowd and Jake Connors. Chiefs goalie John Clancy made eight saves in front of the cage while players Kyle Leinhart, Gerard Boniello, Trifon Boniello, Mark Sarnell, Anthony Sarno, Chris Berger, Eric Pacher, Jacob Correia and Kyle Dunleavy also contributed to the victory.
The game scoring is summarized below:
• James Gerstner – goal (assist by Peter McCormack); goal (assist by Chris Lockwood); goal (assist by Chris Lockwood)
• Thomas O’Connell – goal (unassisted); goal (unassisted)
• Brian Smith – goal (unassisted); goal (assisted by Tom O’Dwyer)
Preparations have long since been under way for the U.S. Open’s return to Bethpage State Park’s Black Course in Farmingdale this June.
At a May 4 Media Day press conference, United States Golf Association officials and local politicians praised U.S. Open organizers and offered information about the upcoming event.
Put on your best sneakers and join your family, friends and business associates in a casual, fun-filled day of activities for children and adults of all ages at the 2009 Sports Day. This event will be held on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cantiague Park, Hicksville, to benefit the children of Schneider Children’s Hospital.
If you enjoy the camaraderie of participating in sports and outdoor springtime activities, then this is the perfect event for you. Start the day by rocking to the tunes of popular Long Island radio station, WKJY 98.3 FM that will play your favorite music and provide giveaways for all attendees. Throughout the day, youngsters will have the chance to play on inflatable bouncies and talk to the famous Sparky, the Long Islander’s team mascot. Meet the characters from The Wizard of Oz, actors from the Long Island Theater Group who will put in an appearance to delight the young and the young-at-heart. A delicious barbecue lunch will be provided for all guests.
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