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Lady Dalers Lacrosse Corner

The Varsity Lady Dalers continue to roll through Class A girls lacrosse and are now 8-0. The Lady Dalers are putting up some impressive stats on both the offensive (150 goals) and defensive sides (35 goals) of the field. The Dalers have a string of games against highly ranked opponents that starts with nationally ranked Garden City at home on May 1, followed by Port Washington on May 3 and Manhasset on May 7.

The JV Lady Dalers are also off to a good start and currently 6-2. The JV Lady Dalers have a small roster of 14 hardworking and very dedicated lacrosse players. The team consists of 10 freshman, three sophomores and one junior (Katherine Tuttle, Summer Baranello, Tori DiCicco, Shannon Lawlor, Melissa Leone, Jennifer Lyons,Jessica Mangieri, Georgia Miller, Paige Nelson, Katie Phillips, Valerie Scimeca, Jenn Thompson, Sarah Konchalski and Linday Ramos in goal.)

Howitt Middlle School seventh and eighth grade girls combined team has started their preseason training. The Howitt girls had their first game on April 30 against Island Trees at home.

The eighth-grade PAL team has continued to improve this season. The girls recently faced some tough competition. The eighth-grade Lady Dalers came up short in a hard fought rainy game against Long Beach. The loss did not dampen the team’s spirit and they look forward to their next game against East Meadow.

The sixth-grade PAL girls are off to a rough and challenging schedule. The girls are coming together as a team and hope to improve with a win in their next game against Garden City.

The fifth-grade PAL Green had an impressive win over Huntington 10-5 on April 21.

The fourth-grade PAL White team has started their season with back-to-back wins over Dix Hills and Long Beach. Between victories, the fourth-grade team spent April 9 supporting the varsity Lady Dalers during their victory over Penfield. The girls got to warm up and interact with the Lady Dalers on the sidelines.

Third-grade PAL is off to an amazing first season coached by Allissa Calandrino. The girls played their first PAL game against Garden City and came up a little short, 7-5. Tremendous effort by all and their next game will be against Bayville.

The Farmingdale High School Lady Dalers will host the Long Island Challenge on May 5. Come out and support the best teams on Long Island as they compete at Allen Park. First game starts at 2:30 p.m. with the Lady Dalers, concluding this event at 8:30 p.m. against East Port South Manor.

News

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. 

In the aftermath of a fatal carbon monoxide leak at Legal Seafoods in Huntington, the Village of Farmingdale passed new legislation requiring all residential and commercial properties carry a carbon monoxide detector. 

 

“The whole idea behind this is public safety,” said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand.

 

On April 7, Farmingdale Trustees unanimously voted to amend village code as a proactive measure to prevent future harm from carbon monoxide poisioning.   


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

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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