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Farmingdale Dominates Hicksville’s Hopes Of A Comeback

The Farmingdale girls baskball team triumphed over the Hicksville squad, claiming a 36-27 victory after a dramatic fourth quarter comback attempt from the opposing team.

The game featured outstanding defense on both ends, forcing teams to commit a multitude of turnovers stemming from both errant passes and backcourt violations. For much of the game, Hicksville appeared allergic to prosperity, consistently committing costly turnovers. In the fourth quarter, the Dalers were put to the test as the tables turned and the team mounted a comeback.

“We definitely did a good job of turning it around in the second half,” said Hicksville’s Assistant Coach Erin Bren. “The first half just wasn’t good enough. We were turning the ball over; there was a lack of focus. We were looking for some of the girls to step it up,” she added.

The Comets really struggled in the first half, trailing 22-6 at halftime. The Head Coach of Farmingdale, Pete Cerrone, said he felt this was the primary reason that the team had nearly faltered at the end.

“Unfortunately, I had more of an effect on this,” said Cerrone. “I tried to get in as many players as possible. I kind of yanked the string on it a little too soon.”

Lauren Hill had seven points and five assists for the Dalers, with Sam Huebner adding six points and six rebounds. Their defense was the story for much of the game, holding the Comets to two points in the first quarter, four in the second quarter and three in the third quarter. It was a thoroughly dominating effort.

News

At a recent meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Education, school district superintendent John Lorentz discussed New York State’s proposal to invest $2 billion into districts statewide

through the Smart Schools Bond Act.

 

If approved by voters in the upcoming general elections, the act would allow the state to borrow $2 billion in the form of a capital bond to provide students with access to classroom

technology and high-speed internet connectivity, with the goal of equalizing opportunities for children to learn, adding classroom space, expanding pre-kindergarten programs, replacing classroom trailers with permanent instructional space and installing high-tech security features in schools. 

Over the weekend, thousands of Long Island residents flocked to the Village of Farmingdale for its 26th annual Columbus Day Weekend Fair and Fireman’s carnival. Running from Oct. 9

to 13, the five-day affair featured live music from Farmingdale’s own Electric Dudes and Long Island party band Superbad, a Fire Department barbecue, food vendors, a street fair, fireworks, carnival rides, games for kids of all ages and, of course, the Columbus Day parade. 


Sports

Last week, officials with the St. Kilian Saints baseball team inducted John Lombardi and Aaron Powell into their Hall of Fame. 

 

—Submitted by Farmingdale PAL and St. Kilian Baseball 


The 2014 Reilly Cup finals featured the two most successful OTHG teams over the last 9 years. Sal’s Place and Singleton’s have had 11 finals appearances and 7 championships between them during this period of time. They split 2 games during the regular season and Singleton’s became the winner’s bracket representative in the 2014 Cup by beating Sal’s deep in the tournament.

 

Sal’s took the first game 14-7. The game was close until the 8th inning when Sal’s broke it open with some timely hits and taking advantage of a Singleton’s miscue or two.  Sal’s held

Singleton’s to 7 runs with outstanding all-around defense, which was particularly impressive given that some of their significant contributors were visibly fighting through late-season injuries. 


Calendar

Homecoming - October 24

Autumn Fair - October 25

St. Kilian Blood Drive - October 26


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