Mineola to honor high school champions

Mineola to honor high school champions
Mineola Marching Band with trophy after winning second consecutive Small School Division 1 championship at the New York State Field Band Conference on Oct. 29. (Photo courtesy of Renee K Productions Photography)

The Mineola Board of Trustees will honor the Mineola High School teams that earned championships this fall season in the upcoming weeks.

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, the board will honor the high school’s marching band for winning a second consecutive championship in the Small School Division 1. The band competed in the New York State Field Band Conference in late October in Syracuse where all 144 students in the group performed “Odyssey: Through Space and Time.”

“The show this year was really remarkable. Congratulations to everyone involved and especially the students for once again putting Mineola on the map,” Mayor Paul Pereira said during the trustees meeting Wednesday night.

The marching band also enjoyed an undefeated season on the way to securing local championships. The band was accepted to its new division in 2021 after winning a championship in 2018 and 2019 in the Small School Division 2. 

The high school’s boys varsity soccer team finished its regular season at 9-2-3 and entered the Nassau County Class A playoffs as the No. 3 seed. After posting shutout wins throughout the postseason, the team topped it off with a 3-0 win over No. 5 seed Lawrence on Nov. 1.

This Saturday the team beat Kings Park 4-3 in double overtime to secure the Long Island championship, the school’s first since 2005 when Pereira was a coach.

The team will be recognized by the village before the end of the year, Pereira said. 

Mineola’s girls varsity volleyball team is playing Tuesday evening against Wantagh at SUNY Old Westbury. The team is in search of its first-ever county crown in Class A after finishing the regular season at 12-2 for a share of the conference title and entering the playoffs as the top seed. 

Pereira also recognized Carle Place High School’s varsity boys soccer team, which includes players from Mineola who attend schools in the district. The team went undefeated during the regular season and won a Long Island championship in their respective division.  

The next meeting for the Mineola Board of Trustees will be on Wednesday, Nov. 15. 

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