Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00
The Mineola Mustangs girls varsity volleyball team started off the season defeating the Clarke Rams in three games, 25-21, 25-17 and 25-14. Courtney Copabianco led the team with five aces and Valerie Fischer notched 11 kills. The team looks to challenge Seaford for the Conference title this year as they did in 2012. The Mustangs lost to Seaford in the county finals last year.
The Mineola High School boys and girls cross country teams kicked off the year at Bethpage State Park with a meet against Friends Academy, Cold Spring Harbor and West Hempstead on Tuesday, Sept. 17. This was the first race for both squads for the 2013 season in Conference IV competition.
The girls squad (2-1) scored victories against Cold Spring Harbor and West Hempstead, but suffered a defeat to Friends Academy. The Lady Mustangs got encouraging contributions from two newcomers, senior Caroline Mueller and sophomore Marissa Karasz. They filled in the second and third scoring slots for the team.
The boys squad took a clean sweep over all three teams to get off to a fast 3-0 start. Senior captain Jake Tavernite won the race by over 1 minute. Newcomer Matt Tavernite and returning juniors Chris Mueller and John Murray contributed to the win.
DeLay A ‘Player To Watch’
Wheatley School senior Brian DeLay was named a “Player to Watch” by Newsday for the upcoming varsity soccer season. DeLay, a forward, led the conference in scoring last year and was named All-County as a junior.
The Mineola PAL Roller Hockey team will hold registration dates on Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mineola PAL clubhouse on Second Street and Willis Avenue. The season runs Nov. 1 to Feb. 1.
The boys/girls 7-17-year-old league is $125 and $75 for each additional child. Non-residents must pay a $25 surcharge per child.
The boys/girls 5-7-year-old instructional clinic is $60, no surcharge. Seven year olds have the option of doing the clinic or older league. For more information, call 516-747-1663 or visit www.mineolapal.org or www.ncpal.org