The Mineola Athletic Association recently held its All Star game and MAA Family Fun Day The day consisted of two bounce houses for the kids, a dunk-tank a DJ, BBQ and pizza. Parents held an adult softball game as well as some brave volunteers getting into a dunk tank.
St. Aidan’s second-grade boys track held a recent meet sponsored by Sacred Heart. They raced around the Calhoun High School in Merrick. Each runner finished the day with two medals, Including first and second place finishes in the 240m relay. Left to right are Kevin Loughlin, Joe Durante, Ashton Sacharoff & Adam Tobar. Standing: left to right are Zachary Chheda, Cameron Mahmood, Thomas Kuczwaj and Dean Aquilina. Not pictured: Nathan Shirazi and Alex Cabrera.
Captains Jeff Cherkin, son of Dr. Allan M Cherkin of Mineola and Alec Tuckey of Half Hollow Hills East High School recently won their first Long Island High School Championship at Cold Spring Harbor High School.
The 2013 Spring Sport Seasons sent several teams and individuals into playoffs and state meets. The Girls Softball team advanced into the county playoffs behind the strong play of Freshman pitcher Emily Skupp.
Offensive firepower was provided by Skupp and a host of other players including Valerie Fisher, Christina Palmentieri, Lauren Fisher, and Addie McKeever. Christina Palmentieri played solid defensively throughout the season and will be continuing her playing career at Adelphi University in the fall.
The 6th Grade Chiefs Lacrosse Team played in the PAL Lacrosse Festival at Farmingdale State University this Sunday, June 9 and beat the Harborfields Tornadoes 7-5, finishing their season with an undefeated record of 9-0. All the boys played and participated in the victory.
Brianna O’Brien’s tie-breaking goal with a minute remaining propelled the GU14 Mineola Mustangs to a thrilling 3-2 win over a skillful Syosset team on June 1. With the score knotted at two, Mineola’s Natalia Cotto raced to a loose ball ahead of the Syosset goalkeeper and poked the ball loose to the onrushing O’Brien, who calmly drove the ball into the goal.
Albertson’s Gabrielle Schreib will be wrapping up her record breaking Kellenberg Memorial High School Spring Track season this month running in the NYS High School State Championship in Middletown, NY and the New Balance High School Nationals in Greensboro, NC. She attended Mineola Schools until 2012.
Jeff Cherkin, son of Dr. Allan M Cherkin of Mineola and Kyle Alper of Half Hollow Hills East High School won their second consecutive Suffolk County Tennis Section XI individuals doubles championship recently at Smithtown East High School. Alper and Cherkin beat teammates Travis Leaf and Ross Reiffman in the doubles final, 6-1, 6-0, becoming the first duo to win consecutive county titles in at least 20 years, according to Half Hollow Hills East Coach Tom Depelteau.
The 47th annual Celebrity Sports Night at The Viscardi Center in Albertson was held on May 16 to raise funds for educational programs serving children, adolescents and adults with disabilities. The event featured several notable individuals such as former NFL stars Joe Namath and Joe Theismann—both Super Bowl Champions—as well as former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Mick Foley.
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