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PAL Flag Football Report From October 28

PEE WEE 3—With Hurricane Sandy looming the Steelers and Titans battled under a dark sky. The Steelers opened the scoring with a long run by Nicholas Napolitano, followed by a two-point conversion by Miles McIntrye. Ian Innes turned a short pass into an 80-yard gallop down the sideline for a score. Jake Miller caught the two-point conversation. The Steel Curtain defense led by Nick DiSantis, Antonio Migliaccio, Kevin Piraino, Greg Gaudio and James Zanelotti kept the Titans off the scoreboard in the first half. The Titans responded in the second half with long plays from Joe Sciacca and his brother Paul to cut the Steelers lead. Christopher Kretschmer then scored on a long touchdown run and the lead was cut to 22-12. The Steelers scored on a long run and the game ended 28-12.

From Oct. 21, the Steelers defeated the Redskins 20-12 in a tight well-played game. The Steelers opened the scoring when Napolitano scored on a sweep. On their next possession Innes caught a short down and out pass and rumbled 80 yards for the score. Innes than did an end dance which will be talked about for weeks to come, Disanti dashed in for the two-point conversation to make the score 14-0. The Steeler defense, led by Piraino and Zanelotti was in full “steel curtain” mode and kept the Redskins out of the end zone for the first half. In the second half McIntyre took a short pass and turned it into a 79-yard adventure down the sideline, before being stopped at the one-foot line. On the next play Gaudio caught a touchdown pass to extend the lead to 20-0. The Redskins rallied and scored two touchdowns to close to the gap. Jack Agres scored on an 80-yard run, cutting back and forth across the field. The Redskins comeback ran out of time as a last second pass was picked off by Napolitano to end the game.

PEE WEE 4—The Titan finished their regular season games by defeating the Steelers 21-14 bringing their record to 6-2. It was a great team effort led by Daniel DeMartino, Brenden Moritz, Matthew Gaba, Jack Moloney, Tyler Carlow, Michael Melo, Adam Gordon, Chris Sperretta and Sam Cordova.

News

During a recent meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Education, President Shari Bardash-Eivers addressed a controversy that had erupted among parents in the district surrounding comments that were made online about student data mining. Initially proposed as a component of New York State’s Common Core Learning Standards, data mining is used to gather information on students through a company called InBloom. However, the proposal to allow data mining through the use of InBloom was defeated by state lawmakers. 

 

For Eivers, the controversy had come about after she had made comments on social media sites regarding parents who were opposed to student data mining. Many referred to her comments as “insensitive,” for use of the terms “paranoid” and “ignorant” whilst noting that the same parents opposed to data mining seemed to have no qualms about activities such as using Google or their credit cards online—acts which she said carry many of the same risks. 

On April 4, members of the Farmingdale Board of Fire Commissioners appointed three new Chiefs of the Farmingdale Fire Department. After 14 years of service with the department, the newly minted Chief Patrick Tortoso is ambitious about his new title. 

 

“I wouldn’t be here without my members' backing,” Tortoso said.

 

At the ceremony, Frank Romano, ex-Chief of the Farmingdale Fire Department, gave his final rundown of the 997 calls the department handled in 2013, before handing over the proverbial reigns to Tortoso. 

 

“You guys always did a standup job,” Romano said congratulating his commrades. “This has been a rewarding experience.” 


Sports

John Galanoudis of Farmingdale, a junior student at Molloy College, batted .462 for the week with a .562 on-base percentage and a .615 slugging clip to help Molloy to a 3-1 series win over St. Thomas Aquinas. He scored four times, had six hits including two doubles, and drove in three runs. Galanoudis also stole a base and walked once.

 

— Submitted By ECC Sports

 

Erin Donovan of Farmingdale, a sophomore at Farmingdale State College, finished 6th in the High Jump at the St. Joseph’s Invitational competition. Her mark of 4 feet, 8.25 inches moves her to No. 7 on the All-Time list. 

 

— Submitted by the Farmingdale State College Athletics Department


Farmingdale High School’s Lady Dalers have staked an early lead in Nassau County Girl’s Varsity Lacrosse Conference I, after winning each of their last three games this season. Starting the season on the road, the Lady Dalers would open with a non-league victory over Sacred Heart on March 20. The Lady Dalers would go on to win the exhibition match 10-8, thanks to Tara Wahl who scored six goals to put Farmingdale in the lead. On March 22, the Lady Dalers would compete in their first game of the regular season against

South Side High School. During the game Jill Alonso put up two goals and four assists, helping the team to secure its 13-4 road win. 


Calendar

School Board Budget Adoption - April 9

CSEA Training - April 11

Comedy Dinner - April 11


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