Thursday, 05 September 2013 00:00
The Farmingdale Devils U9 baseball team continued their successful summer season by capturing the championship in the Plainedge Baseball Summer Tournament. The Devils went 8-0 in the regular season, including tough wins over the Farmingdale Greendogs and the the Bethpage Eagles.
In the playoffs the Devils defeated th Greendogs 15-5 and move on to face the Shelter Rock Redman. The Redman also went undefeated in the regular season. After falling behind by two in the top of the first the Devils responded quickly.
After Sam Cordova led off with a walk, Nicholas Napolitano, Timmy Purek and Gavin Weinstock all delivered crushing doubles to give the Devils a 3-2 lead. The game was highlighted by great Devil defense. Johnny Lightening Lospitalier snagged three ground balls and a line drive at second.
Anthony Copogna handled several ground balls and and also snagged a line drive to end a threat.
The Devis extended their lead as the game progressed. RBI hits by Robert Traitta, Shane Schwartz and Chris Barisi extended the lead to 8-2 The pitching of Napolitano and Cordova shut the Redman down after the first inning.
In the 6th, with a 8-2 lead, Napolitano tired, and Timmy Purek was brought in to quell the Redmen bats. Anothony Copogna’s diving stop of sure RBI grounder helped stem the comeback. Purek struck out the final batter to secure the game for the Devils 8-5.
The Devils would like the volunteers at Plaindege Baseball who worked hard to make this tournament a success.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
Bethpage Water District officials recently filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp., claiming the company’s facilities caused “irreparable harm” by creating a toxic plume that has contaminated the groundwater, costing the district millions of dollars and threatening more than 33,000 customers in Bethpage, Old Bethpage, Farmingdale, Levittown and Plainview.
According to the lawsuit, the district is demanding a jury trial to determine whether Grumman owes compensation for the costs of monitoring contaminants, operations, maintenance, treatment upgrades, and equipment required to comply with state and federal safe drinking water law; or whether Grumman would bear the expense of securing an alternative source of clean drinking water.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
For most, the Thanksgiving holiday is a time to gather with family and feast on a smorgasbord of traditional holiday cuisine.
But for six Farmingdale High School Seniors, it means helping others have a full meal.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The Farmingdale Dalers took on the Sachem North Flaming Arrows last Saturday afternoon at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium for the Long Island Conference I Championship in front of 7,200 fans. This was the Dalers second trip to the finals since losing to Floyd last year. The Dalers went into the game looking to finish a perfect season.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
The Farmingdale Dalers, ranked first in the division (11-0), came out to defend their title as Nassau County champions against the no. 3 seed, the Massapequa Chiefs (8-3), who attempted to take it away. The Chiefs, after losing to the Dalers 33-8 in week 4, would of liked nothing better then to defeat the Dalers in front of 4,000 people at Hofstra and grab the title. The rivalry was all the talk this week and the Nassau County Police had extra Officers all around the stadium at Hofstra.