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Tune Squad Reaches Second Straight Title Series

Written by Nick Palma Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00

Everyone knows that the toughest thing to accomplish in any sport is to reach the championship game or series. But reaching it in back to back years? This year, the Mineola/Williston Park Athletic League (MWAL) was able to witness one of its established franchises’ accomplish that goal.

 

After defeating the Monarchs in game seven of last summer’s championship, the Tune Squad are looking to hold onto the throne after beating up on the Titans in the semifinals of the Mineola League.

 

Mineola 12U Opens Season With Win

Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

The Mineola 12u baseball team opened its summer season against with a dramatic 4-3, walk off victory in the final inning against Manhasset recently.

 

Mineola had superb pitching from Jack Dwyer and Sean Hembach. Dwyer struck out six and allowed two unearned runs while Hembach struck out five and allowed one earned run.

 

Hembach was credited with the victory.

 

Soccer Partnership Thriving

Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00

Youth Soccer on Long Island has changed dramatically during the past five years.  The formation of new leagues and programs has provided parents and their young soccer stars with a variety of options designed to serve all levels of skill and interest.  The Mineola Athletic Association’s (MAA) Soccer program has kept pace with these changes with the introduction three years ago of its development program and one year later of its soccer tots division.

 

The relationship between MAA Soccer and its training partner, Empire Soccer Academy (ESA), have fostered many of these changes.  Peter Hulse and Michael Todd founded ESA and employ trainers with diverse soccer backgrounds (including former Manchester United and Liverpool club players and several trainers who have represented their countries’ respective national teams).

 

Athletic League Playoffs Starting Up

Written by Nick Palma Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00

Now that the MWAL regular season has come to a close, it is time for all of the teams and fans to focus on the playoffs. For those of you who don’t know, the post season consumes half of the summer and brings out the best of all the players. 

 

“The intensity is turned up all the way by everyone in the league. It’s one of my favorite times of the year,” says MWAL Commissioner Michael Granath.

 

Mineola HS Male Athlete Of The Year

Written by Nick Palma Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

Brian Gaffney, Basketball, football, lacrosse

Growing up with three older brothers, it wasn’t hard for Brian Gaffney to find someone to play one-on-one basketball with in the driveway as a kid. That’s where it all started for the graduating senior out of Mineola High School, and he hasn’t stopped since.

 

Gaffney started playing in youth sports leagues as a kid before entering high school, where his natural athletic ability started to impress both students and adults throughout the school district. He got a jump-start to playing high school sports for the Mineola Mustangs when he was brought up to play point guard for the junior varsity boy’s basketball team as an eighth-grader.

 

Mineola HS Female Athlete Of The Year

Written by Nick Palma Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

Julie Falotico, Basketball, lacrosse, soccer

Ever since she was fitting into her soccer cleats for peewee soccer, Julie Falotico developed a passion she couldn’t resist. It was the passion for sports, one that never goes away.

 

Growing up with her father as a coach, it wasn’t hard for Falotico to build relationships with her teammates. That is one of the factors that have grown on her while playing sports for almost her entire life. Playing on the varsity sports teams through her four years of high school paid off when Julie was awarded with the Female Athlete of the Year.

 

Soccer Partnership Thriving

Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00

Youth Soccer on Long Island has changed dramatically during the past five years.  The formation of new leagues and programs has provided parents and their young soccer stars with a variety of options designed to serve all levels of skill and interest.  The Mineola Athletic Association’s (MAA) Soccer program has kept pace with these changes with the introduction three years ago of its development program and one year later of its soccer tots division.

 

MAA Fun Day

Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00

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 Track Shines

Thursday, 04 July 2013 00:00

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.

 

Orioles Win MAA Junior Division Championship

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 09:56
The Orioles won the MAA Junior Division (13-15 year olds) Championship by defeating the D’Backs by a score of 8-2. Front Row (left to right): Thomas Bohner, Peyton Maier, Andrew Ariza, Shane Sullivan, Marcos Goncalves and Asst. Coach Gerry Bohner. Back Row (left to right): Head Coach John Maier, Roland Schultheiss, Anthony Picano, Brendan Cunningham, Nicky Dos Santos, Steven Martone, Lucas Posillico, Asst. Coach Carlos Ariza. Missing: Mark Anderson and Josh Borsykowsky.
 

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