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Over The Hill Gang Report

Zwanger Pesiri Radiology came to town versus Paradox Cafe and started the game off with a bang.  The first inning had a few Paradox errors along with some long ball off the bat of Rookie Kevin McGinnis to give Zwanger a 6-0 lead.  Paradox Cafe has been slow out of the blocks this year as the gloves and bats seem to still be thawing out from winter.  Not so for Zwanger whose bats in the 3rd and 4th inning came alive once again as they pounded singles up the middle and scored 8 runs.   Russ Graham, Bino Reverberi, Steve Lenci and McGinnis supplied key hits for ZP.  Vinny Vega of

Paradox helped nibble away a 15-1 lead when he launched a 2 run shot to right center.  By the 5th inning, Zwanger had a 15-4 lead and Paradox was all but done in again.  In the bottom of the fifth, Don Carlin cashed in a double for a Paradox RBI and started a trend.  A rash of singles started as Al Celeste, Wally Sefert, Brian Mulcahy, Gary Innes and John Compitello all drove in runs.  Steve Finelli then laced a laser to center for another single and two more runs. Vega stepped up again and crushed another 2 run home run to right center for his second moon shot of the night to tie the score. Carlin singled and Mitch Maghakian followed with a home run down the right field line as Paradox stunned themselves and Zwanger to take a 17-15 lead. Joe Cordi helped Paradox with two hits and solid shortstop while Bill Gonazales scored 3 times on the base paths.  For ZP, Tommy

Dittmeier had 3 hits a apir of RBI.  In the end, Paradox got their first victory of the year with a 19-15 win over Zwanger.

 

And it’s 1-2-3, not strikes, but wins for Changing Times Pub as they remain undefeated after beating Bar-Boy 21-14.  All the players had their nap for the late 9:40 start. Bar-Boy must have had the better nap as they came out of the gates strong putting up a 5 spot in the 2nd inning and another run in the 3rd.  But CT wouldn’t be denied by chipping away at their lead in the bottom of the 3rd led by Steve Johnsen (3-3) 2RBI’s and hard ropes from David Chametky (3-4) 1RBI. Bar Boy answered back with 3 runs in the 4th, however CT said goodbye to Mr. Sandman and put up an impressive 8 runs in the bottom of the 4th thanks to Joe Stephan (2-4) 1RBI and a solid RBI single by Jimmy Cullen. The 6th inning is where CT shut the lights and put the game to bed by adding another 7 runs led by Mike Corda’s Grand Slam (4-5) 7 RBI’s and solid hitting by Chris Leelum (4-5) Dave Thorburn (4-5) & Dan Davies (3-4) 3 RBI’s.

 

Bar-Boy kept pace through the 4th inning just 2 runs behind CT (11-9); However, CT kept answering. BB made a final push in the 9th but it wasn’t enough. Darren Simons went 4 for 5 and 1RBI, Tom Gemma went 4 for 5 +1RBI, Ken Kohlmann went 2 for 4 with 2RBIs, Bob Liese went 3 for 4, Lino Raspanti went 4 for 5 +1RBI and Frank Badalmenti went 3 for 5 with a 2 run HR in the 9th.  Great support /coaching from Steve Rose who is temporarily out with an injury.

 

On April 25, Bar-Boy won beat Zwanger Pesiri 20-16. Bar-Boy started off with 11 to 4 after 2 innings. Zwanger came on strong and tied BB in the 7th inning at 15 runs each. In the last inning, Zwanger went 1 run ahead at the top of the inning. However, BB battered up with the top of the order in the bottom of the 8th and scored big with 5 runs as time of the game ran out.  Frank Badalmenti went 4 for 4 and a Grand Slam-4RBIs; Jason Cinnelli went 3 for 5, HR+ 6RBIs, Darren Simons went 4 for 5+ 2RBIs, John Czarnecki went 4 for 5, Ken Kuzma lead off with 4 for 4 +safe on E-5 and last Steve Kirk went 3 for 5+ 1RBI.

 

For ZP, Sean O’Flynn, Tyrone Clark and Marty Dunn supplied the long ball to keep ZP in the game.

 

— Submitted by Jerry Mazza


News

More than 2,000 Long Islanders enjoyed the festivities at Captree State Park as Assemblyman Joseph Saladino hosted the ninth annual Marine and Outdoor Recreation Expo on Sept. 15.

Attendees learned about sustainable sources of energy as well as ways to protect the planet, especially the island’s marine environment. There were demonstrations in camping, boating, water safety, renewable energy, wildlife and environmental education, fly fishing, arts and crafts, face painting, clowns, touch tanks, ballon animals and plenty of rock and roll.

The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Farmingdale.

With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born.


Sports

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.

Town sports shifts to hockey

It’s almost time to hit the ice again.

The Town of Oyster Bay Youth Ice Hockey Program will hold its registration on Monday, Oct. 6 and Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. on both nights. Registration takes place at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage.

“The Youth Ice Hockey Program provides youngsters, ages three to 13, with the opportunity to hone their skating and hockey skills under the guidance of ice hockey coaches,” Councilman Joe Pinto stated. “The highly regarded program has earned it recognition by the NHL, which has partnered with the Town to promote hockey programming and youth enrichment through its ‘Hockey is For Everyone’ initiative.”


Calendar

Junior Varsity Football At Baldwin High School

Saturday, September 27

Girls Varsity Tennis At Malverne High School

Tuesday, September 30

Boys Varsity Volleyball Versus Massapequa High School

Wednesday, October 1



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