The Mineola Mayhem, the boys U-15 team, ended their season with only one loss to the first place team. Great teamwork was the contributing factor with most boys playing together for the last 10 seasons.
High scorers for the season were Josh Lopes and Justin Sandler, each with 11 goals. A very strong defense, led by goalie Jonathan Klicpera, sweeper Scott Rivera and stopper Luis Pires helped keep the goals against us to only 8, the second lowest in Division IV.
Any boys interested in joining the team, call Lisa Sandler at 294-1864 or George Petrakos at (917) 642-5201 for more information.
The boy’s U-7 soccer tournament team, the Mineola Daredevils, played great on their Father’s Day weekend tournament. Only losing one game, they finished in second place. The Daredevils are in their second year playing together and are getting stronger as a team. Jerry Flood started the weekend off scoring the first goal, helping us win the first game of the tournament. Jordan Sandler followed, scoring in the second game. Sean Grey and Tristan Gilbert helped bring the tournament to an end with their winning goals.
Stephen Collica, Ryan Dailey, Brendan McDonough, Kevin Graff and Aidan McMahon all played very strong offensively as well as defensively.
The MAA Hurricanes travel baseball program was in full swing on Memorial Day weekend. The MAA sent three teams (9U, 11U and 12U) to Port Washington to compete in Port Washington’s first Memorial Day Tournament. Over 30 teams from Long Island competed in tournaments through the various age groups.
The 9U team, coached by Kevin Braster and Sal Raziano, made it to the championship game in their first tournament. On the Sunday before Memorial Day, Tyge Duffy pitched a no hitter in the final qualification game, helping to capture the second seed in the championship game on Monday.
It has been a long hard road, but the Mineola Fireball is now reaping the fruits of success that they truly deserve. With a core of players that come as far back as when they were 7-8-years-old and starting at Division VIII, this eclectic group, comprising players from different towns, has worked extremely hard over the years to achieve this major success.
The team captured the Division I title with a 4-2 win against Farmingdale (2 DJ Feimer, W. Rivera, E. DeLay) on June 14, and the Waldbaums’ Cup by beating VOB Blazers 2-0 (J. DePietto, P. Vilaca) on June 20.
The John S. DaVanzo Mineola Community Pool opened for the summer season on June 20. 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.
Keith Hernandez held a book signing June 27 at Borders of Westbury and hundreds of baseball fans had an opportunity to receive autographed copies of the former first baseman’s new book, Shea Good-Bye: The Untold Inside Story of the Historic 2008 Season. Hernandez also took some time out before the signing to speak with Anton Community Newspapers about his years in Flushing and the demolition of Shea Stadium.
People holding tickets to Thursday’s rain shortened day of golf were treated to a great finish on Monday. On Thursday, golf was halted after just over three hours of play with half of the players not even teeing off. Those fans with tickets were granted entrance to Monday’s conclusion to see 29-year-old Lucas Glover take the trophy after finishing 4-under par.
Wheatley High School students Kieran Lang, Ariel Fieldman and John Haghighi qualified for the New York State track & field championship, led at Syracuse.
The Girls U10 Mini-Mustangs finished their solid second place season at 6-1-2 following a gut-wrenching, last minute, 3-2 loss at Oceanside. With Jillian Palma and Brianna O’Brien unavailable, the Mini-Mustangs began the day shorthanded. Down two goals early in the game, Mineola relentlessly attacked the Oceanside defense, resulting in a late first half penalty kick that Christen Patalano hammered into the corner of the net.
The Chiefs 6th Grade Lacrosse Team in the most physical and hard hitting game of the year, leveled the Levittown Blue Devils 6-3 at the Lacrosse Jamboree held at Farmingdale College on June 14. This brings their 2009 season to an end with a final record of 8-1.
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