Thursday, 03 July 2014 00:00
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
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:00
Bring your four-legged friends—in costume if they’d like—to roam Old Westbury Gardens during ‘Dog Days.’ Twice a year canines are welcome to accompany their (leashed) humans around the grounds of the mansion, and this is Fido’s last shot until spring. On Sunday, enjoy exhibits from rescue groups and animal welfare organizations from 1 to 4 p.m. A dog costume contest and parade takes place at 3 p.m. All activities included with admission: $8, $5 for seniors and $3 for children ages 7 to 17. At 71 Old Westbury Rd., Westbury, Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tel: 516-333-0048.
Friday, 17 October 2014 08:43
Mentorship is one of those goals rotary clubs strive for, particularly when it comes to grooming future community business leaders. Nowhere was this more important than when the most recent Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary meeting’s guests were Stanley Pelech, director of Integrated Academic and Technical studies and Jodi Haniquet, advisor of the Farmingdale High School (FHS) Interact club. Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people. The Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary is the sponsor of the 75-plus student strong high school club. Advisor Jodi Haniquet reported to Rotary club members what fundraising events the Interact Club will participate in for the 2015 school year. The service group will once again team with FHS student government in a food drive – donations collected for Island Harvest pantries. They will also participate in Ronald McDonald house dinner program – cooking and serving meals on the premises in New Hyde Park for the many families staying at the residence while their seriously ill children receive treatment at nearby hospitals.
Friday, 17 October 2014 09:04
The Farmingdale State College Women’s Volleyball team earned a three-set victory of York in a non-conference match on Oct. 8.
Tied 4-4 in the opening set, Farmingdale State freshman defensive specialist Gina Giacalone served for 14 consecutive points to extend the advantage 18-4. The Rams cruised to a 25-8 victory in the first set.
Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:00
Farmingdale team wins annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Race
On Sunday, Sept. 28, the Farmingdale-based Runner’s Edge team earned first place overall in the 29th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay. The team, representing the Runner’s Edge running and multisport specialty store located at 242 Main St. in Farmingdale, consisted of Boyd Carrington, Andrew Coelho, Nick Pampena, Tim Lee, Shawn Anderson, Ryan Healy, Kevin Galante, and Brandon Abasolo. It completed the 50-mile course from Jones Beach State Park to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay in 4 hours, 41 minutes, 58 seconds. The runners won by a margin of more than 10 minutes over the runner-up team from the Sayville & Smithtown Running Company, with much of the difference supplied by the strong Leg 2 performance by Andrew Coelho. Runner’s Edge Teams also took second place honors in the Mixed Open and Men’s Masters Divisions of the Relay. The Relay was sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union (“Built to Give You More”), with new Race Directors Glen Wolther and Keith Montgomery managing the event for the host Greater Long Island Running Club.