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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

More than 2,000 Long Islanders enjoyed the festivities at Captree State Park as Assemblyman Joseph Saladino hosted the ninth annual Marine and Outdoor Recreation Expo on Sept. 15.

Attendees learned about sustainable sources of energy as well as ways to protect the planet, especially the island’s marine environment. There were demonstrations in camping, boating, water safety, renewable energy, wildlife and environmental education, fly fishing, arts and crafts, face painting, clowns, touch tanks, ballon animals and plenty of rock and roll.

The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Farmingdale.

With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born.


Sports

Farmingdale squeaks by Massapequa

The rivalry between the Farmingdale Dalers and the Massapequa Chiefs is a big one. So big that the school districts and the Nassau County Police Department had to take extra precautions to maintain security. Not everyone who wanted to see this game at Masspequa High School were allowed access to the game. In the past, there was some unruly behavior. So, if you were from Farmingdale you parked on the right side of the school and from Massapequa you were on the left. The stands on both side were full and hundreds standing along the fence to watch this game.

The Chiefs would score first in the first quarter with a 9-yard run by Paul Dilena for a touchdown. The Dalers had some problems moving the ball down field until Daler Danny Mckeon intercepted a pass and ran it back into the Chiefs side of the field. This would set up a 6-yard run for a touchdown for Michael Outing who had 19 carries for 84 yards. With the score tied 7-7, Zach Kolodny kicked a 22-yard field goal to put the Dalers up 10-7 shortly before  halftime and the heavy rain that followed.

Town sports shifts to hockey

It’s almost time to hit the ice again.

The Town of Oyster Bay Youth Ice Hockey Program will hold its registration on Monday, Oct. 6 and Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. on both nights. Registration takes place at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage.

“The Youth Ice Hockey Program provides youngsters, ages three to 13, with the opportunity to hone their skating and hockey skills under the guidance of ice hockey coaches,” Councilman Joe Pinto stated. “The highly regarded program has earned it recognition by the NHL, which has partnered with the Town to promote hockey programming and youth enrichment through its ‘Hockey is For Everyone’ initiative.”


Calendar

Junior Varsity Football At Baldwin High School

Saturday, September 27

Girls Varsity Tennis At Malverne High School

Tuesday, September 30

Boys Varsity Volleyball Versus Massapequa High School

Wednesday, October 1



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