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Men’s Tennis Selected to Win Fourth Straight Title

Three-time defending champion Farmingdale State has been selected to capture the 2014 Skyline men’s tennis title in voting conducted by the league’s seven head coaches.

 

The Rams received five first-place votes and 34 total points, while 2013 runner-up Mount Saint Mary placed second in the poll with 32 overall points and a pair of first-place votes. Farmingdale State welcomes back senior Judd Bahoui, who compiled a 10-2 record in

singles play and an 11-1 mark in doubles action a year ago.

 

Mount Saint Mary College returns a pair of All-Conference selections in senior Greg Jacob and sophomore Mike Balokoz. A three-time All-Conference honoree, Jacob recorded nine victories at the No. 1 flight last season, while Balokoz had a team-high 12 wins in singles play en route to garnering second-team All-Conference distinction.

 

The semifinals of the 2014 Skyline Men’s Tennis Championship will be held on Thursday, April 24, with the finals scheduled for Saturday, April 26.

2014 Skyline Preseason Coaches Poll 

1. Farmingdale State  34 Points

2. Mount Saint Mary  32 Points

3. Purchase  21 Points

4. Tie NYU-Poly and Yeshiva 20 Points

6. St. Joseph’s-L.I. 14 Points

7. Sage  6 Points

— Submitted by Farmingdale State College’s Athletics Department

News

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. 

If the Farmingdale Rams are going to get over the top and capture the Skyline Conference for men’s soccer in 2014, it will take some more aggressive play. That’s according to team captain and defensive player Vincent Danetti. 

 

“We don’t have a lot of big guys on our team,” Danetti said. “We need to play aggressive.” 


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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