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Graduate Athletes Earn All-American Honors

The Women’s Game of U.S. Lacrosse recently named three former student-athletes from the Farmingdale High School Class of 2012, Kaitlin Gaghan, Kimberly Kolodny and Colleen Reynolds, as High School All-Americans.

“We are extremely proud of Kaitlin, Kimberly and Colleen for achieving this outstanding and notable recognition of being named High School All-Americans,” said John Lorentz, Farmingdale School District superintendent. “Their diligent work ethic and dedication in the classroom and on the lacrosse field made them well-deserving candidates of this honor.”

Kolodny and Reynolds were selected as First Team U.S. Lacrosse All-Americans for their exceptional skills and sportsmanship. They currently attend Rutgers and Fairfield, respectively. Gaghan earned herself a U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American award for her outstanding achievements in both her academics and lacrosse and now attends Quinnipiac.

“Kim, Kaitlin and Colleen were team captains and emotional leaders who left an indelible mark on the high school lacrosse program,” said Shari Campbell, Farmingdale High School head girls’ lacrosse coach. “They are well-deserving of being recognized as High School All-Americans.”

News

This month, the Professional Golfers Association of America [PGA] hosted the Barclays Tournament—part of the first round of PGA’s FedEx Tournament with a $1 million prize—at the Bethpage Black Golf Course. From the event, the PGA released $50,000 to the Village of Farmingdale. 

 

“It was great working with the Farmingdale community, one of the best host communities in the country”, said Peter Mele, PGA Tour Director.

This August, the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will hear public comment on a proposed law to place new restrictions on driveway use. 

 

According to Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, village code does not currently mandate size or shape of residential driveways. He said that presently, village residents could make it so their driveway takes up the entire front lawn. 


Sports

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

July 13

Plainedge 12 - Island Trees 2 (9UB)

 

Ozone Howard Huskies 14 - Wantagh Hawks 1 (9UA)

The Farmingale Devils Travel Baseball teams were in action during The 4th of July weekend and provided fireworks in two different states.

 

The 11U Devils won their third tournament this year. They traveled  to Connecticut for the fourth of July tournament. The Devils lost game one on Saturday 7-5 to the Connecticut Defenders and won game two 17-0,The Devils advanced to the playoff round and would meet the Defenders again .The bats were on fire all day led by Big Joe Mcgrath and Nick Franco.The Devils beat the Defenders 11-5 and advanced to the championship to play the number one seed and undefeated Hit Club. The Devils jumped out to 4-2 to lead .The game was tied at 9-9 going to the 6th inning and the Devils would score 2 runs and hold on to win the tournament. The Devils had 52 hits and scored 44 runs,Big Joe had 4 doubles a triple, Nick Franco had 8 hits. Anthony Quatromani 8hits.Matt DiSanti drove in the last run in the championship game. Tim Dorman 6 hits. Patrick Quinn 5 hits and 6 stolen bases. Nick O'Connor 3 hits and 4 stolen bases. Kyle Gaertner 6 hits and was winner pitcher in championship game. Patrick Sanchez was the winning pitcher in semi-final game.


Calendar

DJ Dancetime - July 31

Over The Hill Gang - August 1

Mini Golf and Ices - August 2


Columns

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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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