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PAL Flag Football News

PAL Flag Football Wraps Season

Farmingdale’s PAL Flag Football league wrapped up play for most divisions Sunday at Woodward Parkway Field. After Super Storm Sandy forced a one-week postponement, it was great to see the kids back on the field on a picture perfect day. All players received a medal or participation gift to cap another successful season. The high school divisions finish play this Sunday.

Grasshoppers—Dean Kott, Luke Begley, Colin Horowitz, Chris McIntyre, Chris Ruotolo, Sal and Nick Migliaccio and Anthony Scarmato all scored for the 49ers during their final game of the 2012 season. The kids all played hard and had a great season. A special thank you to all the parents that made it week in and week out. We look forward to seeing everyone again next season.

Peanut 2—The Redskins finished their season strong on the final Sunday of the 2012 season. Joe Mahan threw a touchdown pass, ran for another and also contributed two tackles/flags. Will Napolito had a rushing TD and a TD reception while Gabe Aliendro scored on a touchdown run of his own. Michael McCarty, Mason Kott and Jonathan Pereira each had nice runs. Thank you to all the kids for their efforts and thank you to all of the parents for dedicating their time. I hope the season was as much fun for your children as it was for us to coach and we look forward to seeing everyone again next season.

The Saints beat the Vikings  24-18.  The Saints’ offense was led by the lethal QB-wide receiver combo of Mike Connolly to Torin Kassenbaum.  On the very first play, Connolly threw a perfect pass to Kassenbaum who took off and ran the entire length of the field for the score. Late in the game, when the outcome was still in doubt, Connolly connected once again with Kassenbaum for another TD.  Connolly added an impressive 30-yard run, while Kassenbaum was tenacious on defense snagging countless flags. The Saints offense also got impressive TD runs from Christopher Leon and Gavin Vega. Leon’s TD run was an impressive grind-it-out, yard-by-yard struggle while Vega’s TD run was a demonstration of his lightning speed. The Saints also got major contributions from some nifty runs by Jimmy Sanders and solid defense by a determined Robert Trey Rowland.     

The second grade Jets ended the season with an all around great performance by the team. They had a strong running game with Tyler Kretzmer and Olivia Cassese both scoring touchdowns. Bryan Birkl, Tommy DeRespino and Alena Godas all had runs for long gains. Brian Berge who had an interception and pulled a lot of flags led the defense. Quarterback Chris Kosinski led the passing game connecting with Anthony Ventiere twice for long gains. Kosinski passed two touchdowns to Philip Piero with the second coming on the last play of the game. 

The Steelers ended their season with one of their best efforts of the year. CJ Mangio and Jack Wiser had a TD and an interception each. Dillon Mehta, Joe Walsh and Nick Mahan scored on long TD runs. Aidan Ng had a solid defensive game, as did Matt Cangelosi, Ben Purcell, and Izabella Cimino.  Special thanks goes to Coach Craig Mangio for his help and commitment throughout the season. The coaches thank all the parents and players for their dedication in making the season a success. 

Girls 5/6—The Lady Saints ended the 2012 season with an impressive 22-12 victory over the Jets. The story of the first half was all offense. Sophia Iaccino and Kayla Poltorak each caught touchdown passes and Sammy Dunn scored on a long run. Nicole Kosinski got into the end zone on a two-point conversion. Julia Graziano and Kristen Dunn who both had interceptions anchored the defense.

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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