Dear Parents and Student Athletes,
Welcome to the Mineola Public Schools Interscholastic Athletic program! This handbook has been prepared to be used as a reference by our student athletes and their parents/guardians in an effort to define responsibilities as they pertain to the rules and regulations, as well as the policies and procedures for participation in our interscholastic athletic program.
The Mineola Public Schools Interscholastic Athletic program is governed by the regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Education’s basic coed for extra class athletic activities. In addition, Mineola is a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). Specific guidelines are established for Middle School students as a part of the NYSPHSAA Modified Interscholastic Sports Program.
We are proud of the effort and accomplishments of all of our athletes and coaches. Our department strives to enhance the student athlete physically, socially and mentally. We encourage our athletes to win without boasting, lose without excuses and never quit. We expect athletes to respect coaches, teammates, opponents and officials and understand that their actions represent all in the Mineola community. Through team concepts of family, sacrifice and discipline students will learn life lessons through sports and mature into better athletes and citizens.
Mr. Ralph Amitrano
District Supervisor of Athletics,
Physical Education & Health
Congratulations to eighth-grader Phil Macchietto who helped lead Nassau County's All-County Bowling Squad to a third-place finish in Syracuse, New York last weekend. Phil had the best game of the tournament with a 266. He averaged an overall score of 200, making him the top bowler on the Nassau squad and earning him the rank of fourth in the state.
Convincing Wrestling Win
The Mineola Wrestling team defeated Lawrence High School on Friday in a
convincing fashion. The crowd was excited to cheer in the Mustangs and
after the High School team competed the up and coming Mustang Wrestlers
took the mat. Students in grades 3-7 who participate in district youth
Wrestling clinics took part in a Take Down Challenge !!! It was a great
event for all the wrestlers.
With a record of 10-0, the JV Softball team went undefeated for the 2017 season. The team was led by captains Toni Ondris, Chrisina Peitler and Christina Crecco. Members of the successful season included pitchers Victoria VanGrembergen, Mikayla Dalton and Daniella Condon, as well as Natalie Schmitt, Jenna Cox, Alyssa Garbarini, Madison Rees, Morgan Scott, Maria Martins, Theresa McCarey and Maggie Gorman. Congratulations on a great season!
New Baseball Field
The newly refurbished High School baseball field was re-opened last week as the Mustangs took on the Locust Valley Falcons.
Improvements included a new spectator seating area behind the backstop and a new infield diamond.
Mineola Varsity Softball started its season as they took on Garden City in a pre-season game. Coach Tramonte preps the girls prior to the start of the game.
Senior Recognition Night
Left to Right , Rodney Lird, Bryan Gonzalez , AJ Batista, Zoliel Gallardo, Michelle Rodrigues and Emily Mendes
Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Bowling team who finished first in
their conference by beating the Sewanhaka District team , way to go
Phys Ed Students of the Year
Congratulations to Matthew Tavernite and Tara Maloney as they were selected by the Mineola High School Physical Education department as the 2015-2016 Physical Education Students of the Year. Both Tara and Matt are outstanding student athletes and exceptional role models in the Mineola High School community. As members of the Physical Education leadership class Tara and Matt completed their training as Juniors and act as qualified and motivated leaders in physical education classes for 8th grade students at Mineola. In addition , both Tara and Matt are exceptional athletes at Mineola. Matt is a 3 season track team member who has acted as a team leader in his role as a team captain. Tara is a also a team captain and All-County Volleyball player. Tara helped lead her team to a very successful and exciting season which culminated in the County Semi-finals.
A Dinner to honor all of the award recipients in the County will took place on December 14th at the Crest Hollow Country Club . Tara and Matt were presented alongside many other outstanding physical education students from all over Nassau County as their work and accomplishments were celebrated. Certificates were presented by members of the New York State Association for Health , Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
The members of the Mineola Physical Education department are proud to have Tara and Matt stand for our beliefs in the importance of lifetime fitness and health.