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PAL Flag Football Report

Grasshoppers—The Steelers and Titans youngsters put on a great show for a capacity crowd on Sunday afternoon. The Steelers were led by Mateo Morales, who made a nifty run to pay dirt while also throwing a TD strike to Christopher Smith and making an awesome full out dive to yank a flag and prevent a long Titans scoring chance. Alexa Smith contributed a long TD gallop, while Andrew Adamo and Matthew Ippololi made tough runs to get the Steelers into the red zone. Guiseppe Dalimonte contributed a nice sprint to the end zone while Ernie Thompson passed for a score and made some nice defensive plays, as well.

Peanut—The 49ers were led by Nick Migliaccio who scored two rushing touchdowns. Dean Kott and Colin Horowitz executed a reverse that resulted in a TD while Chris Ruotolo led the defense with two tackles / flags before the game was called due to heavy rain.

Peanut 2—The Redskins were balanced this week with Joe Mahan, Michael McCarty, William Napolitano and Christopher Giglio all scoring on touchdown runs. On Defense, Giglio had an interception while Christian Mall and Jonathan Pereira each had a tackle/flag.

CJ Mangio broke three tackles in a 60-yard run for the game’s first score. In the second half, Ben Purcell connected with Jack Wiser on a 60-yard TD pass. Wiser led a strong defensive effort with seven solo flags, two blocked passes and two interceptions. Ben Purcell also added an interception just before halftime. Joe Walsh and CJ Mangio added two flags of their own. Izabella Cimino, Nick Mahan, Nick DiGorga and Aiden Ng helped to stifle the 49ers offense.

Pee Wee 3—The Steelers defeated the Jets 32-24. Jake Miller and Nick Napolitano had long touchdown catches to give the Steelers a 20-6 lead in the third quarter. The Jets rallied and took a 24-20 lead with four minutes to go in the game. Colin Cody had a 20-yard run followed by a Nick Disani touchdown catch to give the Steelers the lead. Napolitano intercepted a jet pass on the five-yard line and the Steeler iced the game with a Disanti touchdown run.

Pee Wee 4—The Titans improved their record to 3-1 with a 32-19 win over the Giants. Sam Cordova and Brenden Moritz both scored two touchdowns. Michael Melo ran for a long TD. Adam Gordon and Matt Gaba both had long runs. Jack Moloney and Daniel DeMartino led the Titans’ defense.

Girls 5/6—The Titans and Giants girls waged an epic battle with the Titans surviving by two points to squeeze out the victory. The Titans were led by the team’s Olivias: Olivia Connolly contributed a nice sprint to pay dirt while also throwing a TD dart to Olivia Kropp; Kropp also made a tough INT in traffic and chipped in a second TD by virtue of an impressive gallop up the sideline on a halfback sweep. Allison Kiernan starred with a pick six and several big runs on offense, while Rebecca Morales reeled in a TD strike from Paige Nusio before making a huge, late goal line INT to preserve the victory. Gianna Morales contributed a long run to set the Titans up in great field position and made several flags on defense. Kimberly Dortz, Victoria Gagliardi and Andrea Lauritsen rounded out a solid offensive performance while also making several big stops on defense.

Junior Varsity 6—The Steelers pulled away late in the second half for a 19-7 win in a tough battle against the Chiefs. Daniel Bould connected on a short pass over the middle to Mario Febbraro who took it the length of the field to seal it. Connor Zanelotti scored his first touchdown of the season by hanging onto a bullet thrown by Mario despite a Chief defender close by. However, the story of the game was the outstanding effort provided by each of the Steelers on defense.

The Texans beat the Patriots 14-13. A tremendous defensive effort, highlighted by a John Feldman interception, by the Texans to defeat the Patriots in a real close and exciting game. Daniel Cordova scored both Texan touchdowns. A great team effort for the Texans second straight win by one point over the last two weeks.

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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