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Lady Daler Corner: The 2012 Farmingdale Lacrosse Season Begins

This year, the Farmingdale High School girls’ varsity lacrosse team is currently 5-0. Not only are they undefeated in Class A, they are currently ranked no.1 in the New York State Region on “LAXPOWER.” The Lady Dalers are led this year by senior captains, Kaitlin Gaghan, Kim Kolodny and Colleen Reynolds.

The Lady Dalers also have several powerful keys returning players such as Nadine Hadnagy, Amanda Turturro, Paige DeVine, Maggie Flemming, Brenna Weill, Courtney McPartland, Emily Marlow, Samantha Brescia, Megan Sullivan, Kate Hess, Diana Prendergast, Sara Tolson, Lindsay Rzempoluch, Gina Ramos, Nicole Kayola, transfer students Cassie Perettine and Chrissy Kelly.

New to the Lady Daler team are Tara Wahl, Jillian Alonso, Laura Fullum, Shannon Sullivan, Bridget Weill, Emily Dwyer, Kayleigh Escamilla, Mirella Despot, Karlee Dessel, Carrie Godas and goalie Olivia Kirk.

The JV Farmingdale Lady Daler lacrosse team is also having success on the field. Joining the program this year is new assistant coach Stacie McPartland.

The eighth-grade girls started off their season on March 24 with a 15-8 victory over Manhasset. The entire team played well with eight different girls contributing to scoring. Brian Quinn, George Henry and Don Gaghan coach the team this year.

The seventh-grade girls had their first game on March 23 in Northport. The team fought hard and came up a little short 7-5. Joe Rzempoluch and several varsity Lady Dalers players such as Perettine, Rzempoluch and Flemming coach the team this year.

News

Marc Anthony Bynum was able to make a prize-winning dish out of the ingredients in the “mystery basket”—matzah, salty peanuts, dried strawberries, and cocoa nibs—to win the Food Network's TV show Chopped in June 2010. Two months later, he returned to the show for a second time, where he excelled through the appetizer round with a combination of dandelion greens, Greek yogurt, liverwurst and catfish, which allowed him to move forward through the entrée and dessert rounds to win. But it was the combination of geoduck, Buddha’s hand, black radishes and waffle cones that did him in when he appeared in the grand finale of the Chopped Tournament in September that year. 

Due to what appears to be a colossal error on the part of the Nassau County Assessor’s office, or perhaps an errant interpretation of state law, 1,100 military veterans and Gold Star families in Farmingdale will have to wait for their tax break until next year.

 

The Farmingdale School District is among several local school districts that recently approved resolutions extending the exemption to local veterans, even though budgets and Albany’s tax cap make it a tough choice. Earlier this year, school board trustees uanimously voted to provide a school tax exemption for veterans living in the district, starting with the 2014-15 school year. 


Sports

The Farmingdale Devils  U10 Travel Baseball team defeated the West Islip Gold team 11-6 to win the Bayport Bash baseball tournament last weekend. The Devils swept both games on Saturday to advance to the championship game. In the championship The Devils struck for four runs in the first inning. Nick Napolitano and Nick Disanti  started it off with singles and were driven home by Gavin Weinstock’s 200 foot blast off the left field wall. Timmy Purack and Matt Brandimarte followed with run scoring singles and the Devils were on their way to their first title of 2014. Nicholas Napolitano pitched three solid inning for the win. The Devils will now compete in the Half Hollow Invitational Spring Tournament. 

 

— Submitted by The Farmingdale Devils

The Dalers Boys Varsity Lacrosse team (3-2) are putting their best foot forward, after losing two games this season.  

 

On March 25, the Dalers took their home turf to face the Lynbrook Owls. During the game, the Dalers Tom McPartland and Chris Brown each scored two goals, while goalies Matt Deluca and Scott dePalmer racked up a total of 11 saves. Despite the valiant effort, the Dalers lost to Lynbrook High School 11-7. 

 

The Dalers are currently 3-2 this season. Their next game will be held on April 17 at Long Beach. 


Calendar

Women's Club of Farmingdale - April 17

Maundy Thursday - April 17

Good Friday - April 18


Columns

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