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Over The Hill Gang Report

The weather and the lights finally cooperated as the Over the Hill Gang returned with a full slate of games Friday night at Allen Park.

 

The previous week Changing Times Pub was leading Paradox Café  10-3 when the rain came pouring down and forced a restart of the game.  Paradox’s Vinny Vega took advantage right from the start as he launched a grand slam to deep center field in the first inning.  Al Celeste added an RBI single for a 5-0 lead.  In the second inning, Gary Innis (3 Runs Scored), Brian Mulcahy (3 Runs Scored) and John “I’m on Base Again” Compitello (six runs scored) led the charge.  Mitch Maghakian hit his second triple of the night to knock in 2 while Lyle Nigro cleaned up the bases with an RBI single.  Some good fielding by

Lenny Balestrieri led to an unassisted double play at short in the 3rd inning to shut down a potential CT rally. A gem of a sliding catch was made in right center field in the sixth by Paradox’s Don Carlin that helped turn the game as CT had already posted 6 runs trying to get back into the fray.  Maghakian and Steve Finelli also teamed up to retire CT’s powerful clean up hitter as the play went 4-1 with Finelli hustling over to cover first on a bang-bang play. The last 3 innings belonged to Paradox as Carlin knocked in 4 RBIs with 3 singles.  Steve Finelli popped one over the fence for 3 more runs and Vega added his second home run of the night in center.  Finally Gary Innes and Wally Sefert set the table as Balestrieri launched a bomb to left field to end the game. Paradox won the game 30-12. 

 

Sal’s Place came out swinging against undefeated Singleton’s and walked away with a big 27-13 win. The middle of the batting order powered Sal’s with Brian Landy getting 3 hits and 4 RBIs. Chris Pic had a 4 hit night with a homer over the fence while Tom Vanasco had 4 hits including 2 triples knocking in 6 runs. Don Simone pitch a gem holding the strong Singletons offense in checkout for most of the night as he hit one off the scoreboard for one of 2 doubles he had while knocking in 4 runs. The  caboose Dave Rubino had 2 big hits one with 2 outs and the based loaded very clutch Davey Boy.  It’s was nice to play and hanfg with the boys after a few weeks off.

 

Bar-Boy beat  Bethpage Pharmacy 11 to 9 in a tight, well played game.  Bethpage came out strong early to take a 8-6 lead after 3 innings. The game was tied 9 to 9 into the 7th inning until  BB scored scored two to take the lead and held on for the win.   Frank Badalamenti had the big hit for BB a grand slam in the the 3rd. He went 2 for 3 5 RBIs, John Czarnecki went 3 for 4  with 2 RBIs, Jason Cinnelli went 2 for 4 with 1 RBI, Lino Raspanti went 3 for 4, Ken Kolhmann went 2 for 3, Tom Debona went 3 for 4 , Mike Frain went 2 for 4,  Joe Scotti went 2 for 4 and Bob Lies went 1 for 3 with 1 RBI. 

Zwanger Pesiri Radiology battled McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home and held on for a 18-14 win.   ZP trailed until the 4th inning when rookie Kevin McGinnis belted a long 3-run homer. In the 6th, the lead grew bigger.   Bino Reverberi, Pete Mendelson, Jerry Mazza, Richie D’Amico and John Hernandez all singled but the big blow was a Marc Fisher 3-run homer to cap a 6-run inning.    For the night, Hernandez and Mendelson led the way with 3 hits each. Fischer, Russ Graham, Tommy Dittmeier, Marty Dunn, Anthony Nicolich and Reverberi all had 2 hits to support Fischer on the mound.  

 

— 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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