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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

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

 

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647—or 8.8 percent. 

Village officials have teamed up with James Faith Entertainment—founders of the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue—to organize Farmingdale’s first ever two-day music festival, this September 13 and 14. 

 

“Farmingdale is another town that is starting to move forward,” festival producer Jim Faith told the Farmingdale Observer, last May. “[The inaugural festival] will be small, but we’ll start growing it... music festival always take a few years to catch on.” 

 

Faith said that when he first started the Great South Bay Music Festival, back in 2007, it too started small, growing little by little each year. For its inaugural year, Faith booked folk musician Richie

Havens to headline the event. Now, more than eight years later, the festival has featured numerous big name musicians, including: the Doobie Brothers, WAR, Billy Squier, Taking Back Sunday, moe., and Blues legend B.B. King, to name a few. 


Sports

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 

 

8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


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