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PAL Flag Football Report

Week 2: Peanut 2—The Steelers played an impressive game against the Jets.  Izabella Cimino opened the scoring on a long run down the sideline. Jack Wiser threw a TD pass to Ben Purcell before running in one of his own. Wiser had two interceptions on defense to go along with CJ Mangio’s team leading five flags. Nick DiGorga also played well in his second game with the Steelers.   

In a hard fought high scoring battle between the Saints and 49ers, the Saints offense included an exciting 50-yard touchdown run by Gavin Vega on one play and another long touchdown run by Tyler Bules. The Saints also scored on a touchdown pass from Michael Connolly to Torin Kassenbaum.

Christopher Giglio was all over the field for the Redskins and scored on two long TD runs of 75+ yards. Joseph Mahan had an 80-yard run of his own that also resulted in a touchdown. On defense the Redskins were led by Christian Mall who recorded four solo tackles, flags and assisted on several others.

Girls 5/6—In a hard fought battle between the Titans and 49ers, the Titans came up short in an 18-8 loss. But the Titans played tough defense in the second half to stay close and were led by Gianna and Rebecca Morales and Victoria Gagliadri who all grabbed flags to stop the 49ers offense. The Titans lone offensive score was a thrilling touchdown pass by Allison Kiernan to Olivia Connolly who exploded after the catch to elude the defense and run it in for the score. Kiernan followed up her TD pass with a great run for the two-point conversion.

Week 3: Grasshoppers—The 49ers were clicking on all cylinders this week. Nick and Sal Migliaccio each scored on long TD runs as did Christopher Ruotolo. Colon Horowitz connected with Dean Kott on a pass play for another TD and Anthony Scarmato scored a rushing TD on the final play of the game. On defense, Kott, Horowitz and Nick Migliaccio combined for a total of 12 flags/tackles.

Peanut 2—Dillon Mehta led the way scoring on two long runs and a TD reception for the Steelers. Izabella Cimino, Jack Wiser, Ben Purcell, and Joe Walsh also added scores. Wiser had six flags and Matt Cangelosi, Dillon and Ben all had key interceptions stopping the Giants’ momentum. Nick Digorga, Aiden Ng and Nick Mahan played well on both sides of the ball.

Christopher Giglio scored on a 70-yard TD run in the first half and added another TD on a reverse from Joe Mahan in the second half for the Redskins. Christian Mall added a TD of his own on a 75-yard run while Gabe Aliendro, Michael McCarty and William Napolitano contributed defense.

PeeWee 3—The Steelers edged the Titans in an overtime thriller. With the game tied 14 all, Nicholas Napolitano caught a short pass and out ran the defense to the end zone. The extra point failed. The Titans then responded with a last second 80-yard run by Chris Krasmer to send the game into overtime at 20-20. The Steelers Colin Cody ran an end around for a 40-yard touchdown. The Titans were driving when Nick Disanti stepped in front of a pass for a game ending interception. The Steelers defense was led by Miles McIntyre who had an interception and Ian Innes, who had three flags pulled.

PeeWee 4—The Titans had a great day winning 30-26 over the Steelers. Brandon Moritz, Matt Gaba and Sam Cordova all had TD runs. The Titans defense was solid led by Jack Moloney, Tyler Carlow, Chris Sperretta, Michael Melo and Adam Gordon.

Junior Varsity 6—The Steelers held on for the win in a 29-27 nail biter against the Patriots. Vincent Perrone had a game-saving interception and led the Steeler defense along with Connor Zanelotti by together pulling several flags. Jared Aleman shined on offense with a spectacular touchdown pass to Daniel Bould and a one-handed TD reception thrown by Mario Febbraro.

The Texans beat the Chiefs 27-26 in a very exciting game that came down to the last few minutes. Three touchdowns scored by Daniel Cordova and Justin Reece added a TD and an interception that helped the Texans come back from a 13-0 deficit. Great job by the entire Texans team on their first victory.

News

If you stopped by the Farmingdale Public Library this past week, perhaps you noticed all of the paintings and art pieces currently on display. For the entire month of July, the library will feature the many styles of artist/poet Ruth Lawrence.

 

“I’ve been exhibiting for quite a few years,” said Lawrence, “I am always happy to show my work.”

 

Lawrence, 87, of East Meadow, said she first began painting at just 12 years old. She recalls, at the time her sister had been dating someone who worked at an art supply store, and had gotten her some oil-based paints as a present. 

Two inventors, one local and one international, have come together to launch an online fundraising campaign for a product they hope to bring to the market by the end of the year. 

 

Farmingdale resident Rafael Avila is one half of the duo behind the Chocolazer, which is a hot glue gun used to melt chocolate for culinary purposes. 

 

The Chocolazer is branded as a no-mess product that is meant to inspire people to be creative with chocolate. The gadget features a removable heating barrel, wherein special chocolate sticks are melted down into a manageable liquid form. 


Sports

Throughout the summer, the Farmingdale Observer will feature the box scores from the Farmingdale Baseball League Inc.’s 9/11 Baseball Tournament. 

July 6

Farmingdale Greendogs 7 - Seaford Vikings 6 (8U)

 

Syosset Cubs 18 - Plainview Hawks 1 (12U)

Runners and walkers from Farmingdale and all over Long Island and beyond are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5 Kilometer courses on Long Island at the Saturday, August 9th Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint.

 

The Run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve. 

 

The leading Nassau County law firm of Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello has signed on to be the new lead sponsor of the event, with partner John Dunne and his wife planning on running the 5K distance. The Lynbrook Runner’s Stop will be back as the presenting sponsor.  


Calendar

Wounded Warrior Dinner - July 16

Youth Council Concert - July 17

Roller Rebels Tryouts - July 19


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com