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Over The Hill Gang Report

The Over the Hill Gang softball league opened its 39th season Friday, April 11 with six games at Allen Park.  Bar-Boy began with an impressive 25-8 win over Bethpage Pharmacy. After scoring one run in the first, BB exploded for 7 runs in the 2nd inning and never looked back.    For the night, Ken Kuzman went 4 for 6 with 2 RBIs, Steve Kirk went 4 for 5 with 2 RBIs, Frank Badalmenti went 5 for 6 with 5 RBIs and a homer, pitcher John Czarnecki went 5 for 6 with 5 RBIs, rookie Jason Cinnelli went 3 for 6 with a homer and manager Ken Kohlmann went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs. 

 

On a night that Zwanger-Pesiri’s defense was not so great, 3rd baseman Sean O’Flynn flashed some leather when it was needed the most.    Sean’s diving catch ended the game with the tying run on 3rd base lifting ZP to an 18-17 win over McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home.    Marc Fischer got the win with steady pitching and a big bat.   He had 4 hits and 3 RBI’s to lead a 26 hit attack.    ZP scored in 7 of 8 innings with everyone contributing.  Jerry Mazza, John Hernandez and Marty Dunn had three hits.   Steve Lenci,

John DeFalco, Tyrone Clark, Anthony Nicolich and Pete Mendelson had two hits each. ZP sends a shout out to long-time teammate Brian Tinney who is taking a year off after a 20 year run.   Opening Day was not the same without Brian.     

 

Changing Times Pub opened the season with a thrilling come from behind victory over Paradox Café. CT’s defense and offense thawed out like this year’s snow with an icy cold start while Paradox scored 4 runs in the top of the first. The 4th inning is when the ice began to melt and the magic began to happen for CT with 4 runs scored. Dan Davies (4-4) 3 RBIs broke the ice with a line drive RBI single, followed by Mike Corda (2-3) 5 RBIs who hit a 3 run blast.  From there, CT chipped away at Paradox’s lead with timely hitting by Stu Koch (2-2),  Joe Stephan (3-4) and solid pitching by Darren Azar (2-4) with a key 2 RBI triple.  After CT took the lead they never looked back and closed out the game.

 

 

— Submitted by Jerry Mazza


News

The Long Island Flower & Home Expo is coming to the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Friday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The home and garden show will feature flowering indoor and outdoor gardens, fall landscaped vignettes, thousands of Chrysanthemums, home decor, cooking demonstrations, and home improvement contractors. Design specialists will be available all weekend, so bring your decor ideas. In addition to beautiful gardens, attendees will enjoy informative seminars, home improvement tips and tips from landscaping consultants.

Venditto holds

car seat demonstration

Years ago the idea of child safety was to pile kids in the back of a station wagon with blankets or if they were old enough to sit shotgun in the front seat, the safety strap was mom’s arm coming across the seat as she stopped suddenly. This turned out not to be the best plan in reducing children’s deaths in an auto crash, so in 1978 the first mandated car safety seat law was enacted in Tennessee and soon other states would follow. New York State has enacted some of the toughest laws regarding child safety transport with car seats and although it has proven that these do save lives, the problem is 90 percent of these lifesaving devices are installed incorrectly.


Sports

Nine-year-old Hawks Start 3-0

The 9-year-old Farmingdale Hawks have started their 2014 season by winning their first three games, including victories against the only 2 teams to defeat them last year.

In Game 1, The Hawks edged the Franklin Square Warriors 14-13. After trailing for most of the game, the Hawks’ offensive line, anchored by Chris Bergersen, James Goodrich, Sal DelPesce, Matt Cangelosi, Ricky Folwark, Matt Robinson and Michael Ippolit, took over in the 4th qtr and opened up some running lanes for Jojo Burriesci and Dillon Mehta (2TDs). The Hawks converted both extra points—the first one on a QB bootleg by Brandon Greco, and the second on an inside dive by fullback Joey Bleck with only one minute left in the game. Defensively, the Hawks were led by Matt Kinsley, Michael Craig (interception), Tomaso Ramos, and Jovanni Gully, shutting down the Franklin Square no-huddle offense in the 2nd half.

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.


Calendar

Village Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, October 6

Marvelous Matinee

Tuesday, October 7

An Event That’s Truly The Cat’s Meow

Wednesday, October 8



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com