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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

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
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